Netanyahu and Obama disagree on key issues

by Debkafile US president Barack Obama kept on turning the screw on Israeli minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday, March 24, after their harsh conversation in the White House Tuesday: Netanyahu was told bluntly to issue a White House-dictated public pledge before leaving Washington for home to eschew further construction in East Jerusalem, or else face a…

Netanyahu Standing Firm

By Emet Report Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will return to Israel this evening (Thursday), continuing to resist American pressure on the matters of Jerusalem and other issues.  Netanyahu is returning after a round of talks with U.S. President Barack Obama and senior White House and State Department officials. The Americans continue to press hard for…

White House war on Israel

By Edward Alexander, Frontpagemag.com The decision of the Obama White House to pick a public fight with Israel over its interior ministry’s fairly routine announcement of progress towards approval of the construction (some years from now) of apartments in northeast Jerusalem has by now been subjected to sharp and justified criticism for its disproportionality; its…

Why has US President Barak Obama decided to foment a crisis in US relations with Israel?

By Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post Some commentators have claimed that it is Israel’s fault. As they tell it, the news that Israel has not banned Jewish construction in Jerusalem – after repeatedly refusing to ban such construction — drove Obama into a fit of uncontrolled rage from which he has yet to recover. While popular,…