To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu erupted in anger at the U.S. ambassador to Israel over what Israel’s government regards as unclear signals from the United States on Iran.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, described an encounter he wtinessed last month when he was visiting Israel for a Michigan radio station, WJR, in an interview picked up Thursday by the Atlantic magazine.
“It was very, very clear the Israelis had lost their patience with the (Obama) Administration,” Rogers said.
Daniel Shapiro, the ambassador to Israel, had said that the meeting was friendly and professional when details of the encounter were first leaked to the Israeli press.
Rogers suggested that Netanyahu initiated the argument.
“The meeting was designed, it was supposed to be between Netanyahu and myself on some intelligence cooperation matters and other matters, when it came to Iran and Syria and other things, and kind of devolved into this meeting where the ambassador was confronted directly,” he said.
Rogers described Israeli frustration at what he depicted as the administration’s failure to make clear to Israel or Iran whether and when it will use military force to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
“Their frustration is that the administration hasn’t made it very clear — they’ve made it very clear to Israel in a public way that they shouldn’t do it, but haven’t made it very clear to Iran in a public way that there will be tougher action, which could include — and I argue peace through strength, so you just need to let them understand that that’s an option so we can deter them from their program,” he said.
“And right now the Israelis don’t’ believe that the Administration is serious when they say that all options are on the table, and more importantly neither do the Iranians,” Rogers said.
The Obama administration has endeavored in recent months to keep Israel from striking Iran as the Islamic Republic appears to edge closer to the capability to produce a nuclear weapon in short order.
In Charlotte, N.C., where the Democratic Party is holding its convention, Jack Lew, Obama’s chief of staff, was quoted as saying by an official of the Center for Middle East Peace as saying on Thursday that “We have made it clear to others what we think that time horizon will look like,” regarding an Iran timeline.
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Maybe he thought those white hoods are prayer shawls although they are closer to being burkas.
As the expression goes, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.”
Hamas snipers fired from Gaza at an IDF routine patrol operating along the security fence early afternoon on Thursday. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was damaged. The IDF responded with an artillery shell aimed at the source of fire.
For every terrorist cell Israel announces it has captured, there are many more kept under wraps.
On Monday evening, tTwo Arab MKs hurled epithets at MKs David Rotem and Feiglin from the podium. Here is Feiglin’s response.
Most significantly, both sides made progress until they talked about the status of Jerusalem.
If the Shin Bet had not stopped the terrorist cells in its tracks, they would have caused a mass catastrophe.
Thanksgiving is an American secular holiday that most Jews have no problem celebrating due to its lack of overt religious symbols (unlike the American holidays right before and after it). Still, there are always holdouts for some reason or another. Let’s hear what you do…
MK Miri Regev said the law is a difficult and complicated one, and it requires a serious discussion about its downsides, and therefore shouldn’t be rushed into implementation.
The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.
Three Gazans were captured overnight when they crossed over the security fence into Israel.
Over 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the annual nationwide drive to collect hair for the Zichron Menachem Cancer Support in Israel in partnership with Pantene Products Israel.
In 2014, cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in comparison with the year before.
U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg had heart surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
“The Israeli government is not interested in the collapse of the Palestinian Authority,” said Arbell, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution who teaches at American University here. “There may be faults in Abbas and the leadership and in what they’re doing, but they’re still the safest bet.”
The documents, some of which were also found in a deserted apartment in Jerusalem, reportedly had belonged to a member of the prosecution team.
The Netherlands will not recognize Palestinian statehood right now because it would not help restart peace talks with Israel, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said.
The task force will aim at keeping Americans from joining ISIS and other radical Muslim murder gangs.
Charley Levine, a top public relations professional in Israel and well known in Ango-Israeli circles, has died.
New York police have arrested a 23-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested for assaulting an Orthodox Jewish couple in Manhattan this summer. A police department spokesman confirmed to JTA that Mustafa Mashni was charged with assault, as first reported on the Jpupdates website. The victims, in their 20s, were walking on the Upper East Side at […]
A Canadian university professor was charged in Paris on Saturday in the deadly 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris that killed four and injured more than 40. The arraignment of Hassan Diab came hours after he arrived in Paris after being extradited from Canada following a six-year fight to prevent it. Canada’s Supreme Court last week […]
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