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  • Two sides of Netanyahu

    Controversial Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu emerged victorious as prime minister in a close election. That is unfortunate, as his opponent, Isaac Herzog, was a voice of reason. He supported a nuclear agreement with Iran, believing it would bring...
  • UN commission blames Israel for plight of Palestinian women

    The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women approved a resolution Friday blaming Israel's ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian territory for "the grave situation of Palestinian women." Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor denounced the resolution...
  • Will US let 'bad things' happen to Israel over Netanyahu's rejection of Palestinian state?

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to form a new government after his election victory this week, but already he faces what could be a substantial shift in relations with the United States. For the third straight day, the Obama...
  • Is anti-Semitism to blame for harsh criticism of Israel?

    To the editor: I wholeheartedly concur with Michael Douglas that anti-Semitism is reprehensible and that it must be combated theologically, socially, culturally and politically. All human beings have an inviolable right to live in peace and dignity. ("...
  • Netanyahu tries to backtrack from controversial campaign remarks

    Netanyahu tries to backtrack from controversial campaign remarks
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began Thursday to try to gloss over the harsh campaign rhetoric that helped him win reelection but marred his relations with President Obama, who made it clear he isn’t ready to move on. Backing off his...
  • More 'daylight' between Netanyahu's Israel and the U.S. -- is that what Obama wants?

    More 'daylight' between Netanyahu's Israel and the U.S. -- is that what Obama wants?
    From his first days in office, President Obama has been intent on creating some distance between the United States and Israel, because he viewed the closeness of the relationship as bad for American foreign policy. In 2009, during a meeting with Jewish...
  • Israeli leader backtracks from Palestinian state opposition

    Days after winning re-election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday backtracked from hard-line statements against the establishment of a Palestinian state in the face of a diplomatic backlash. In the closing days of his campaign,...
  • Trudy Rubin: In Israel, fear-mongering secures win

    Israelis are attributing Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu's surprise election triumph to the fact that he ran a "gevalt" campaign. The Yiddish word gevalt is the equivalent of "Help!" a cry for rescue at a critical time. And facing a possible defeat as voting...
  • Keep US-Israel relationship strong

    The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Friday, March 20: The surprising victory of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the polls this week represents a remarkable personal triumph, making him one of the Jewish state's longest-...
  • Israel's 'mobile phone messiah' may soon take aim at banks

    TEL AVIV, Israel He's known as Israel's mobile phone messiah for lowering cellphone rates when he served as the minister of communications. Soon Moshe Kahlon may send shareholders in Israel's banks scrambling if he becomes the finance minister in the...
  • In Netanyahu call, Obama says US reassessing peace approach

    Amid new tensions between two allies, President Barack Obama on Thursday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. is reassessing its approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace in light of Netanyahu's pre-election comments rejecting the...