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Latest Benjamin Netanyahu Items
Earlier this year, President Obama drove U.S.-Israeli relations - to use one of President Obama's oft-employed analogies - into a ditch. Arguably, ties between the two countries were never more strained than last spring when Mr. Obama serially insulted the elected leader of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, vilified his country and tried to euchre it into making territorial, political and other ill-advised concessions to Arabs determined as ever to destroy the Jewish state. Unfortunately, what the president has in mind for Israel after the election next week will make his previous treatment of the Jewish state look like the good old days.
Iran began loading fuel into the core of its first atomic power plant on Tuesday, moving closer to the start-up of a facility that leaders have touted as defying international efforts to curtail the country's nuclear ambitions.
With Turkish-Israeli relations on the rocks, the Jewish state has found a new friend in Greece — Turkey's neighbor and longtime nemesis.
Nine Vietnamese fishermen detained by China near disputed islands in September who were set free last week and then lost at sea have been located and taken to safety, the Vietnamese government said.
An Israeli Cabinet minister said Tuesday that top officials doubt a peace deal with the Palestinians can be reached soon even though the prime minister has committed to try to reach an agreement within a year.
Israel's opposition leader and a former prime minister criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday for not agreeing to a U.S.-proposed two-month extension of a West Bank settlement freeze, whose expiration has threatened to sink renewed Mideast peace talks.
Israel has approved an amendment to its citizenship law by which those seeking to become naturalized citizens will take an oath of allegiance to Israel "as a Jewish and democratic state." The oath doesn't require a new Israeli citizen to be Jewish, but to acknowledge the essentially Jewish nature of the country. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explains that Israel was established as "the national state of the Jewish People, as the sovereign state of the Jewish People in its historic homeland." The U.S. State Department reiterated yesterday that "both President Obama and Secretary Clinton are committed to Israel's democracy as a Jewish state."
Israel's prime minister offered to renew a moratorium on Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank on Monday, but only if the Palestinians meet his demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Israeli troops killed two senior Hamas militants in an early-morning raid Friday in the West Bank city of Hebron, raising tensions as peace talks remain stuck over Israeli settlement building.