Benjamin Netanyahu Says Obama Shouldn’t Take His Speech To Congress Personally

The Huffington Post After coming under fire from several members of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend a planned address to the legislative body next month and said his country had “profound disagreements” with the United States on its negotiations with Iran. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) invited… More Benjamin Netanyahu Says Obama Shouldn’t Take His Speech To Congress Personally

Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

BuzzFeed Only one senator asked by BuzzFeed News — Sen. Ben Cardin — said he’d definitely go. WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when… More Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

Upcoming Congressional Speech Backfires on Boehner, Netanhayu

Here’s interesting news from NBC including the blow-back both Boehner and Netanhayu are receiving from politicos and news organizations and in Netahayu’s case, from his own citizens back in Isreal. NBC News First Read BY CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY AND CARRIE DANN If the goal of House Speaker John Boehner asking Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress in… More Upcoming Congressional Speech Backfires on Boehner, Netanhayu

The White House Makes It Clear That Netanyahu Will Pay For Disrespecting President Obama

PoliticusUSA The White House has been publicly calm about the blatant act of disrespect to President Obama orchestrated by Speaker Of The House John Boehner and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but privately administration officials are warning that there will be a price to be paid for his actions. TPM: “Senior American official” as quoted… More The White House Makes It Clear That Netanyahu Will Pay For Disrespecting President Obama

Bachmann: ‘If We Reject Israel, Then There Is A Curse That Comes Into Play’

Imagine a President of the United States issuing such a statement!  Bachmann just proved she is not presidential material. TPMDC Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has declared that America has a serious obligation to support Israel — and if not, God will curse the United States, and it will be the end of this country. The… More Bachmann: ‘If We Reject Israel, Then There Is A Curse That Comes Into Play’

Leaked Luntz Poll: Majority of Americans don’t support Israeli flotilla raid.

Think Progress Via Didi Remez (whose Coteret blog has become an indispensable resource for progressives on Israel-Palestine issues), Israel’s Channel Ten TV News was leaked a memo on a Frank Luntz poll commissioned by the right-wing propaganda outfit The Israel Project analyzing the effectiveness of the Israeli government’s public diplomacy efforts around the Gaza flotilla raid.… More Leaked Luntz Poll: Majority of Americans don’t support Israeli flotilla raid.

Israel Eases Gaza Blockade, Will Allow In All Goods Except For Weapons

Huffington Post JERUSALEM — Israel’s government decided Sunday to draw up a list of items banned from Gaza limited to weapons and materials deemed to have military uses and said the easing of the three-year-old blockade of the Palestinian territory would be implemented immediately. The list of banned goods replaces an old list of allowed… More Israel Eases Gaza Blockade, Will Allow In All Goods Except For Weapons

Netanyahu: Activists On Board Ship Were ‘Thugs’ Who Came Prepared To Fight

Huffington Post JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister claimed Sunday that the Turkish activists who battled Israeli naval commandos in a deadly clash last week prepared for the fight ahead of time, before boarding the ship in a different city from the rest of the passengers. Benjamin Netanyahu’s charges highlight Israel’s frantic efforts to portray the activists… More Netanyahu: Activists On Board Ship Were ‘Thugs’ Who Came Prepared To Fight