Obama backtracks on Israel defense package to counter Iran nuclear deal

By DEBKAFILE— US President Barack Obama has retracted on his pledge of an extra defense package to compensate Israel for the damage caused its security by the nuclear deal concluded with Iran last year. This flat refusal, reported here by DEBKAfile’s Washington sources, confronted Israeli officials when they met last week with heads of the…

Hillary Clinton Wanted to ‘Shame’ Israel Into Compliance

By Israel Today Staff, Israel Today— A large number of Israelis remain supporters of Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the next president of the USA, despite earlier revelations of her disdain for their own leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But the latest release of emails from Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State suggest…

Obama, King Of The World? It’s Quite Possible

By Thomas Mcardle, Investors.com— BD warned over a year and a half ago that President Obama wasn’t about to spend his post-presidency building houses, like Jimmy Carter, but that there were discernible signs that he would seek to become secretary-general of the United Nations. In the West Point speech he gave in May 2014, IBD…

Report: Netanyahu to lead effort in thwarting Obama bid for UN chief

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remembers well just how US President Barack Obama brushed aside Israeli objections and went ahead with the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. Now, Netanyahu is reportedly planning some personal payback. According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, Netanyahu will make common cause with moderate Arab governments…