Benjamin Netanyahu

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What Iran and Israel Have in Common

Despite the vitriol stemming from both capitals, the extremist threat is the appropriate issue to spark a strategic recalculation in Tehran and Tel Aviv, even if temporary. Although the idea of Iranian-Israeli engagement may seem to be rooted in fantasy, the same factors that prompted the United States and Iran to try something new can and should drive Iran and Israel to follow suit.
AP

Bibi's Re-Election: Against All Odds

Netanyahu would shift his strategic communications, his core messaging and narrative, he would now run his political campaign from the hard right of his traditional electoral pool, he would have time to adjust once elected when he would recover the center he needed to govern, but right now pragmatic realism would have to take center stage.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Netanyahu Declares Victory

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to fend off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamentary elections Tuesday, emerging from an acrimonious camp...
CP

On International Issues, Harper Commits Selective Morality

The Harper government has mastered the art of selective morality. When it is convenient, Mr. Harper takes cover behind international law to attack those he disagrees with on ideological or religious grounds. And those with whom he has an ideological or religious connection, his government wilfully ignores their indiscretions. This selective application of morality is at odds with the principles of social justice, which all Canadians hold dear.
CP

Harper To Israel: We're With You

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated Canada’s support for Israel Wednesday in a conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The Prime Minister’s Office says Netanyahu updated Harp...
CP

Harper, Netanyahu Agree To Disagree

JERUSALEM — Canada and Israel have differences of opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite their cosy relationship, both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin N...
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Netanyahu's Got Expenses

JERUSALEM - The Israeli prime minister's reported penchant for scented candles is setting off a stink.Maariv daily on Monday slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for spending $1,700 on scented ca...
AP

Middle East Peace Talks Rebooted

WASHINGTON - Diplomats long have stressed the urgency of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yet as a new round of Mideast peace talks begins, Secretary of State John Kerry thinks there are mo...
AP

Thanks Canada

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes other countries will follow the example set by Canada, which on Friday broke off diplomatic relations with Iran, as the international community...
AP

The Group Trapped in the Middle of Israel and Iran's Conflict

Speculation over a possible Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear sites is precisely that, no matter how informed. One group, however, is conspicuously absent from most of the discussions of an attack on Iranian nuclear sites: the 25,000 Persian Jews living in Iran. The least we can do is acknowledge that they matter just as much today and that whatever tomorrow brings, their safety and well-being needs to be a priority.

"Palestine" Should Use Water to Procure Peace, Not Perpetuate Conflict

Water is an invaluable commodity in the Middle East. Due to the region's scarcity of this vital natural resource, water can be used to perpetuate conflict, fuel wars, and even procure peace. Contrary to claims made by Dr. Shaddad Attili, the Minister of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), in his Huffington Post Canada commentary, Israel exports volumes of water to the West Bank greatly in excess of what the Oslo Accords had mandated.

Hey UNESCO, Keep Politics Out of Religion

Politics is to religion, like oil is to water, they just don't mix. Recently, UNESCO politicized religion by labelling Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity as an endangered world heritage site, despite the fact that the UN's own experts investigating the state of the Church's premises concluded that the building is not in any urgent danger and that PA hype is just hot political air.
AP

Israeli PM To Visit Ottawa

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make an official visit to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 2, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office announced Monday. The Israeli embassy in Ottawa s...