Israel won’t let Iran have military presence in Syria, Netanyahu tells Russian PM

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Israel will prevent Iran from establishing a military presence in Syria, and will continue to intervene to stop Iran arming Hezbollah and other Shiite militias there, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday in Jerusalem.   Moscow is a staunch supporter of Basher Assad’s…

Ethnic cleansing–Why Bibi was quite right and dangerously wrong

By Martin Sherman, Late last Friday, the Prime Minister’s office—for no immediately obvious reason—released a video, in which Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the frequently raised demand by the Palestinians, that any future state of theirs must be devoid of Jews, as “Ethnic Cleansing”. The video produced an incandescent response from the Obama administration. Thus, U.S. State…

Netanyahu and Abbas to hold first official talks in 6 years in Moscow

By Herb Keinon, JPost— The Middle East diplomatic process may be moving north. Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have agreed “in principle” to meet in Moscow. The announcement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a weekly news conference culminates a week…

Israel set to form ‘most right-wing government in history’

By AFP, BREITBART— Jerusalem (AFP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked set to form the “most right-wing” government in Israeli history on Thursday, with Avigdor Lieberman, a hardliner loathed by Palestinians, expected to join as defence minister. Netanyahu’s allies were set for fresh negotiations with representatives of Lieberman’s far-right Yisrael Beitenu party to try to…