Israeli ambassadors and US source reveal Netanyahu-Obama ‘loathing’ has led ‘gloves to not only be removed – but thrown in the trash.’
“However, today there is a combination of a string of disagreements, practically on every meaningful issue in the region, and very awful personal relations between the leaders,” he added, noting “it’s unprecedented.”
“The personal relationship between the American and Israeli leaders is about as bad as it’s ever been, probably even worse than we imagine,” said Jonathan Spyer, a political scientist at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, an Israeli college north of Tel Aviv. Asked about polls showing President Barack Obama losing Democratic control of the Senate in [...]
The official, who has not been identified, reportedly said that the Israeli leader had “no guts” and was too scared to launch wars, suggesting that he would not launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran in order to help prevent Tehran from building a stockpile of nuclear weapons.
The claims, which were made during an interview [...]
Palestinian Authority (PA) chief negotiator Saeb Erekat on Thursday said his organization will push its unilateral UN effort to have Israel withdraw from Judea and Samaria by 2016 in November, after US warnings postponed such a push from October.
“If he (Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu) believes that he can sustain the status quo [...]
“… the voices coming from top political officials in Jerusalem nevertheless point to a plausible possibility of another war with Hezbollah in the coming months.”
What this means is that the era of Israel’s deterrence in the north is over. Achieved after the Second Lebanon War in 2006, [...]
“Khamenei maintained that the most recent war with Israel, in which thousands of terror rockets were dropped on the Jewish people, marked the start of the “divine promise” of destroying the Jewish state.”
“Fighting the Zionist regime [Israel] is a war of destiny,”
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised increased support for Palestinian terrorists [...]
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Saturday warned the US that if America and its coalition tries to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, Israel will be attacked, reports Associated Press.
In fact, this is not the first time Abdollahian has made such a warning against deposing Iran’s ally Assad; last September he likewise said [...]
This weeks bombing, in which two IDF soldiers were wounded was ordered by Iran in retaliation for blast at Iranian military complex, according to A-Rai newspaper in Kuwait.
Tuesday’s bomb attack on Israel Defense Forces troops in the Har Dov area on the Lebanese border was ordered by Iran in retaliation for a mysterious fire [...]
The Syrian war raging since 2011 is “not ours, but we are preparing ourselves for the day when the situation will change,” a senior IDF officer from the 210th territorial Habashan Division, based on the Golan Heights, said Sunday.
Israel can deploy major firepower to the area if needed “within minutes,” the source said, [...]
Hamas deputy leader Mousa Abu Marzouq said Thursday the group does not want another war with Israel, but warned more fighting is inevitable unless the blockade on Gaza is lifted.
The comments were made in an interview Abu Marzouq gave to The Associated Press (AP).
In the interview, Abu Marzouq insisted that Hamas won the [...]