'Netanyahu will work with Obama while safeguarding Israel's interests'

By ISRAEL HAYOM— “ Netanyahu will know how to work with Obama very well while at the same time safeguarding Israel’s interests,” Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who also acts as the Likud party’s election campaign chairman, said on Tuesday. “Netanyahu has the edge over all the other candidates in the diplomatic arena too, not just…

Hagel backers trying to redefine pro-Israel

By JONATHAN TOBIN— Chuck Hagel told the Lincoln Journal Star this week there wasn’t “one shred of evidence that anti-Israeli.” President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of defense claimed the criticism of his record and statements on both Israel and Iran is nothing but “falsehoods and distortions.” That’s a message that is being taken up…

US Senate unanimous in 'unwavering commitment' to Israel

By Michal Shmulovich, Times of Israel— The United States Senate sent a message of solidarity to Israel on Thursday by unanimously passing a resolution that expressed firm support for Israel’s right to protect its people from terrorism on the second day of Pillar of Defense. Introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL),…

Congressman confirms Netanyahu-Shapiro spat

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro did engage in a sharp, undiplomatic exchange last Friday over Netanyahu’s frustration with the Obama Administration’s Iran policy, the US congressman in that meeting said Thursday. Republican Congressman Mike Rogers from Michigan, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, told a Michigan radio…