WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama’s Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders’ already strained ties.
Although cold-shouldered by the administration, Netanyahu has offered an olive branch, saying he meant no disrespect to Obama by accepting an invitation to address U.S. lawmakers that was orchestrated by the president’s rival Republicans.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel’s survival and insisted he had a “moral obligation” to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue.
In a preview of a planned address to Congress on Tuesday that has already imperiled U.S.-Israeli ties, Netanyahu voiced fears that talks between Iran and world powers would allow Tehran to become a nuclear-armed state and said this must not happen.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm, however, as Netanyahu arrived in the United States on Sunday afternoon for a speech to Congress, which has imperiled ties between the two allies.
WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm, however, as Netanyahu set off for the United States to deliver the speech, which has imperilled ties between the two allies.
WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress against a possible nuclear deal with Iran could damage his country’s broad alliance with the United States.
The right-wing leader’s acceptance of a Republican invitation to address the U.S. legislature already brought Netanyahu’s long-strained relations with President Barack Obama to a new low due to the overture’s partisan nature.
WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – As relations between President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu hit a new low over the Israeli prime minister’s planned speech to Congress and a looming deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, there are growing signs it could damage the broader U.S.-Israeli alliance.
Already there has been some fraying of the usually strong relationship amid the frosty personal ties between the two leaders and a deepening divide over the Iran talks, which Israel fears will allow its arch foe to develop an atom bomb.
JERUSALEM, Feb 6 (Reuters) – A senior Israeli official
suggested on Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had
been misled into thinking an invitation to address the U.S.
Congress on Iran next month was fully supported by the
Netanyahu was invited by the Republican speaker of the
house, John Boehner, to address Congress on March 3, an
invitation Boehner originally described as bipartisan.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli ambassador and two other diplomats face possible dismissal for publishing posts on Twitter critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his testy relationship with the White House, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
The offending tweets came as Netanyahu, who is seeking a fourth term in office, fends off criticism at home and abroad over his plans to deliver a speech to the U.S. Congress on March 3, two weeks before Israel holds parliamentary elections.
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel and Hezbollah signalled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week.
Israel said it had received a message from UNIFIL, the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, that Hezbollah was not interested in further escalation.
HERZLIYA, Israel, Jan 27 (Reuters) – When Israelis gather
around the water cooler to discuss their March 17 election, odds
are the conversation will turn to a television satire that has
caught even U.S. President Barack Obama’s notice in the past.
Eretz Nehederet (“Wonderful Country”), which airs weekly on
Israel’s biggest private station Channel 2, spares no candidate.
Conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes off as a
conniving buffoon and his main challenger, Labour party chief
Isaac Herzog, as a needy nerd.