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  • Netanyahu vows to improve US relations as he begins forming a government

    JERUSALEM On the day he was formally designated to form Israel's next government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried Wednesday to smooth over a deepening rift with the Obama administration. But he seemed headed toward a heavily right-leaning...
  • Terrorist-sheltering Gaza Strip doesn't deserve sympathy

    To the editor: The Times fails to point out the reality of the situation in the Gaza Strip. ("Seven months after Gaza war, devastation remains, wounds are still fresh," March 21) The article states, "Israel says that if building materials arrived...
  • Israel's president calls on Netanyahu to form a government

    A week after his party came out on top in national elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally tapped Wednesday to form Israel’s next government, his fourth since 1996. President Reuven Rivlin made the decision after meeting this...
  • US foreign policy founders on ignorance, arrogance

    PARIS -- The first foreign policy speech given by a major Republican presidential prospect, Jeb Bush, in mid-February, was notable for its display of ignorance about the world and its menaces -- unfortunately a common Republican characteristic. Among...
  • Obama says U.S. credibility requires reevaluation of Mideast stance

    Obama says U.S. credibility requires reevaluation of Mideast stance
    President Obama said Tuesday that preserving the nation’s credibility internationally requires reevaluating the U.S. stance on Mideast peace talks and that recent comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have severely hurt chances for...
  • Netanyahu, Putin on same 'businesslike' level with Obama

    When it comes to relations with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been — elevated is not quite the right word — placed in rare company. "I have a very businesslike relationship with the prime minister,"...
  • Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is weighing whether to back Palestinian efforts to seek U.N. recognition for an independent state and that recent remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dim hope for a negotiated two-state solution....
  • Netanyahu's remarks on Israel's Arab citizens part of a disturbing conversation

    Netanyahu's remarks on Israel's Arab citizens part of a disturbing conversation
    Under pressure from around the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized Monday for his last-minute campaign diatribe in which he declared ominously that the Arab citizens of Israel were being bused to the polls “en masse”...
  • It's not just Iran's nuclear program that worries Israel

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has portrayed the specter of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons as the biggest threat Israel faces. But what really disturbs experts in and out of the Israeli government is a far more conventional threat:...
  • Rekha Basu: Despite election, there will be a Palestinian state

    It might have been the quickest and most self-serving reversal ever of a campaign promise. Two days after winning re-election in Israel by vowing to reject a Palestinian state which he previously endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Americans...
  • Israel has a right to defend itself

    Israel has a right to defend itself
    In his usually overheated rhetoric, letter writer Ray Gordon continues to blame Israel defending itself, while absolving Hamas and Fatah of any crimes ("Stop shielding Israel," March 22). Is the firing of over 10,000 rockets at Israel civilians by Hamas...