Official: White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu

By AVI ISAACHAROFF, TIMES OF ISRAEL— The White House was directly involved in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last week’s general election, during a nadir in ties between the Israeli leader and US President Barack Obama, a senior Jerusalem official said Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told…

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…

Watch: Senator Rubio Rips Obama’s ‘Historic Mistake’ on Israel

By ARI YASHER, ARUTZ7— Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday night delivered a powerful speech against US President Barack Obama’s increasing hostility towards Israel after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s elections victory, as the White House threatened to pull support for Israel at the UN. Rubio began by noting “Israel is everything we want that region…

White House lashes Israeli envoy over Netanyahu speech

By TIMES OF ISRAEL— In a scathing rebuke, a senior Obama administration official has charged that Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, has been working to advance the political fortunes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the expense of the US-Israel relationship, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The accusation marks a striking escalation in…