Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Breaks Ben-Gurion’s Record

Filed in Middle East by on July 22, 2019 0 Comments
Netanyahu Breaks Ben-Gurion’s Record

Benjamin Netanyahu marked a historic milestone on July 20 amid speculation whether he will still be Israel’s prime minister after the September 17 general election. Having held office for 4,876 days, or slightly more than 13 years, he surpassed David Ben-Gurion — Israel’s first and probably greatest leader — as its longest-serving prime minister. Netanyahu, a […]

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Bibi: A Biography of Benjamin Netanyahu

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Bibi: A Biography of Benjamin Netanyahu

When the Israeli journalist Anshel Pfeffer was researching his now-published biography of Benjamin Netanyahu, he requested interviews with him. All his requests, formal and informal, were ignored. But when Pfeffer — the Israel correspondent of The Economist — and senior editors of the British magazine met Netanyahu in his office one day, the Israeli prime minister turned […]

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Netanyahu Should Step Down

Filed in Middle East by on February 19, 2018 0 Comments
Netanyahu Should Step Down

Benjamin Netanyahu, serving his fourth term since first being elected prime minister in 1996, is on course to set an Israeli record for political longevity. If he’s still managing Israel’s affairs of state in July 2019, he will surpass David Ben-Gurion in terms of time served in this position. Netanyahu also may be cruising toward […]

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Israel’s Self-Inflicted Wound

Filed in Middle East by on January 3, 2017 0 Comments
Israel’s Self-Inflicted Wound

The prime minister of Israel doth protest too much. Benjamin Netanyahu reacted ferociously to the passage late last year of a United Nations Security Council resolution which condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank. He was particularly angered by the decision of the United States –Israel’s chief ally — to abstain, thereby allowing the resolution […]

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Netanyahu At War

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Netanyahu At War

Michael Kirk’s Frontline documentary on the dysfunctional relationship between U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu at War, will be aired by the PBS network on January 5 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). It’s a timely, hard-hitting and important film about two leaders whose personal philosophies and world views diverge […]

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Israel Needs Tough Love

Filed in Middle East by on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Israel Needs Tough Love

The shaky relationship between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu has grown progressively worse in the past three weeks due to Netanyahu’s hardline policies and cynical electioneering tactics and Obama’s cold calculation that he can politically afford to say and do what what he pleases in the homestretch of his presidency. And because both sides are convinced […]

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Netanyahu Reveals His True Colors

Filed in Middle East by on March 19, 2015 0 Comments
Netanyahu Reveals His True Colors

He’s clawed his way back to power, and that’s bad news for Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu, having scored a decisive come-from-behind victory over Isaac Herzog in the March 17 general election, is poised to surpass David Ben-Gurion as Israel’s longest-reigning prime minister. Netanyahu is no doubt chortling, having upended pundits’ predictions that he would go down […]

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Boehner’s Boner

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Boehner’s Boner

John Boehner, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, disengenuously claims he did not commit a grave breach of protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress without first gaining advance White House clearance. “I don’t believe I’m poking anyone in the eye,” he said recently. If […]

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Detached From Reality

Filed in Middle East by on October 30, 2014
Detached From Reality

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has got things backwards, much to Israel’s detriment. Lashing out at U.S. condemnation of Israeli plans to build more than 1,000 apartments in areas of eastern Jerusalem annexed by Israel after the 1967 Six Day War, Netanyahu declared, “I have heard a claim that our construction in Jewish neighborhoods in […]

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The Truth At Last

Filed in Middle East by on July 15, 2014
The Truth At Last

On July 11, during the opening phase of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s current cross-border war with Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally came clean. He cited the war as a prime example of why he will neither make significant territorial concessions in the West Bank nor allow the Palestinians to exercise full sovereignty within […]

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