Tag Archives: Israeli politics

The US is interfering in Israel’s elections despite Obama’s ostensible “reluctance”

One of the prime reasons given by President Barack Obama for his objection to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress about the dangers of a deal with Iran and his further refusal to meet with Netanyahu is that … Continue reading

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Anti-Anti-Semitism

The world is not all black (well, maybe dark gray) and when it comes to confronting antisemitism there are occasional spots of light. Within Israel, the revolting Balad Party MK Hanin Zoabi (or Zouabi) has never had any compunction in … Continue reading

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The time when it was OK for the US to interfere in Israel’s elections

Last week when it emerged that Speaker Boehner had invited PM Binyamin Netanyahu to address Congress in March on the Iran issue, among the other petulant reactions of President Obama was his self-righteous declaration that he won’t meet PM Binyamin … Continue reading

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Israel burns and Bibi dithers

In my comment on my “blood libel” post I noted that the chances are that Bibi won’t decide to do anything, both in regards to the murder of Eyal, Gil-Ad and Naftali, and regarding the huge barrage of rockets and … Continue reading

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President Reuven Rivlin – Israel’s 10th President

As the end of President Shimon Peres’s 7-year term approached, a nasty dirty battle was  waged in recent weeks in the Knesset over who Israel’s next President was to be.  Binyamin Netanyahu mystifyingly opposed Rivlin’s candidacy until the very last … Continue reading

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This is how to do Hasbara

Naftali Bennett shows how it’s done on BBC’s Hard Talk program. The interviewer, Stephen Sackur, is quite hard-hitting, and is fairly irritating in places when he keeps harping on the purported instability of Netanyahu’s government and on the dangers of … Continue reading

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