Israeli Ambassador: Obama Acting Like a Child

By ISRAEL TODAY— Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Danny Ayalon this week said that President Barack Obama’s hostile response to Israel’s reelection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was both harmful and childish. Obama’s apparent desire for some kind of “revenge” against Netanyahu and a majority of Israel’s voting public began to manifest itself on…

Netanyahu’s win

By ILAN BERMAN, WORLD AFFAIRS JOURNAL— The Israeli electorate has spoken. After a bitterly acrimonious political campaign, and an election on March 17th that saw the highest voter turnout (72.3 percent) in recent memory, Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has received a reinvigorated mandate to govern. That outcome was almost completely unexpected. On the morning…

‘There will be no concessions, no withdrawals; it is simply irrelevant’

By MATI TUCHFELD, ISRAEL HAYOM— “There will be no concessions and no withdrawals. It is simply irrelevant,” the Likud party said in a statement on Sunday regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s outlook on the peace process with the Palestinians. The Likud statement came after Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely told a brochure distributed at religious Zionist…

The squabble over Bibi’s speech

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— CHARLIE ROSE wasn’t sure he’d heard right. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, his guest on PBS, was lamenting that the controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming speech to Congress had “injected a degree of partisanship” into the traditionally bipartisan US-Israel relationship. That’s not only “unfortunate,” said Rice. “It’s…