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The Walter Bingham File – Is Clinton Or Trump Best for Israel: An In-Depth Investigation [audio]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

This week’s programme deals exclusively with the US presidential election. With the help of a real expert and with a veteran journalist, Walter examines in detail the effect a Clinton or Trump presidency would have on US-Israel relations.

What is the power of Congress and how would they react?

If you want to hear a fair and balanced assessment, this programme will provide it.

Walter Bingham File 07Aug – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Bulletproof – It’s About Policies, Not Personalities [audio]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

When it comes to the US elections, Ari says not to consider the personalities, but the policies.

Also, is the basis of the Israeli-Arab conflict something larger than Israelis and Arabs?

Ari also speaks with a special, unknown hero and discusses efforts to fight City Hall to honor the best of the IDF.

Bulletproof 04Aug – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

The Tamar Yonah Show – U.S. Elections & Moving to Israel [audio]

Monday, August 1st, 2016

It’s an in-depth show on the elections in the United States, how the candidates relate to Israel and the ‘elections joke’ of the day.

Tamar speaks with Shifra Hoffman of VictimsOfArabTerror.org and Shuva.net and Jeff Miller (at Twitter: @jeff_ _miller) about the U.S. elections and if not who to vote for, then at least who NOT to vote for.

Plus, Uri Kelman moved his family from Los Angeles to Ashkelon. How is he faring and how has his absorption into the country been so far?

Tamar Yonah Show 31Jul – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

O’Malley Upgrades – or Downgrades – Jesus from ‘Palestinian’ to a ‘Refugee’

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Jesus was “a refugee child who fled death gangs,” according to Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley.

O’Malley can forget about the Orthodox Jewish vote. His crass comment that managed to implicate Biblical Jews as “death gangs” also once again re-event Jesus into a politically correct figure.

The Palestinian Authority reinvented Jesus as a the first “Palestinian” in recent years,  but PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas this year settled  for simply calling him “a symbol for all Palestinians.”

It is not clear what the symbol means to the Palestinian Authority, but the Abbas regime does not look like it has any chance of being resurrected.

A recent poll by the respected  Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research revealed that only 45 percent of respondents support “the two-state” proposal and 65 percent believe that it is no longer practical.

As for Abbas, he is in the cellar among the respondents. If elections were held today, six years after Palestinian Authority Arabs were supposed to vote for a chairman, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would handily defeat Abbas by a 10-point margin.

O’Malley’s Christmas Eve comment on Jesus as a refugee was a barb to Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who wants to deport hundreds of illegal immigrants.

Trump is not the only one. The Department of Homeland Security reportedly is planning to deport hundreds of immigrants from Central America who fled violence.

Nevertheless, O’Malley tweeted:

A Christmas Refugee Roundup sounds like something [Trump] would concoct. Remember: Jesus was a refugee child who fled death gangs.


Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Hillary Clinton Adviser Recommended Making Bibi’s Life ‘Uneasy’

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

(JNi.media) Does Hillary Clinton intend to make reaching a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians a key target of her administration? And if she does, will she adhere to advisers who urge her to lean on the Israeli PM to force results out of him?

Former national security adviser to President Bill Clinton Sandy Berger in 2009 advised the newly appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political life “uneasy.”

The release of the email was part of a new batch of messages released Friday by the State Department.

His email to Hillary Clinton advised her on how to deal with Bibi if he insisted on being “the obstacle” in negotiations with the Palestinians.

Here is the full text of the email:

“From: Berger, Samuel R.

“Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 7:22 PM

“To: H

“Subject: Bibi/Abu Mazen

“Seems the best for a bad situation.

“Moves the public discussion from settlement freeze to final status. Keeps some pressure on the parties. And seems like you will play a more public role, which is good. (You have more credibility on both sides than anyone).

“Going forward, if Bibi continues to be the obstacle, you will need to find the ground from which you can make his politics uneasy. I think you can do that even with current concerns in Israel about US posture. But it will be easier as we rebuild trust so that our future admonitions are accepted. (An HRC trip there to reframe perceptions?).

“Finally, need to be mindful of Abu Mazen’s politics. Taking a lot of criticism for meeting with Bibi without settlement freeze.

“Sandy “This is written from my Blackberry.”

In another email just released, dated September 19, 2009, Berger repeats the advice on putting the squeeze on Netanyahu:

“The objective is to try shift the fulcrum of our current relations with Bibi from settlements — where he thinks he has the upper hand — to ground where there is greater understanding in israel of the American position and where we can make him uneasy about incurring our displeasure..”

On September 23, 2009, President Barack Obama told the UN Assembly it was time to establish a Palestinian State alongside Israel:

“The time has come — the time has come to re-launch negotiations without preconditions that address the permanent status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians, borders, refugees, and Jerusalem. And the goal is clear: Two states living side by side in peace and security — a Jewish state of Israel, with true security for all Israelis; and a viable, independent Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967, and realizes the potential of the Palestinian people. (Applause.)”

In the next few days, some reporter is likely to ask presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if she stands behind Sandy Berger’s advice on making Bibi’s life uncomfortable until he cries Uncle on the two-state solution. Voters should know in advance.


Gov. Walker Visits Kotel in Likely Pre-Election Campaign Photo-Op

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker visited the Western Wall (Kotel) this week for the first of several photo-ops that are likely to precede an announcement in June that he will be another candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.

“Really, for us though, we wanted to make it an educational focus, not just a media trip,” Walker said.

His “education” will be focused on learning enough about Israel that he can convince people he know something about foreign policy, a subject on which he already has proved is far from being his ace.

Walker recently compared the Islamic State (ISIS) with union protesters, meaning he could take care of both groups, CNN reported.

He obviously is not on the left side of the Republican party.

Walker said in South Carolina last Saturday:

We need a commander-in-chief who will once and for all call it what it is, and that is that radical Islamic terrorism is a threat to us all. We need a president who will affirm that Israel is our ally, and start acting like it.

His itinerary covers the usual required sites, such as the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial. He also will meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Knesset Members and IDF officers.

A helicopter tour will give him a bird’s-eye view of Israel’s narrow borders with unfriendly neighbors.

Walker returns to the United States on Thursday, where he undoubtedly will tell everyone how much he now knows about Israel.

It is amazing how politicians learn so much so quickly. Gov. Walker said in South Carolina last week:

Although I’ve only been here once this year, I know South Carolina. Now get to know me.

If Israel is going to be his calling card in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, Walker does not have much of a chance. Israel is near the bottom of subjects that interest most American voters.

But terror is big, and Walker is big on fighting terror.

In his speech in South Carolina, he said:

it is not a matter of if another attempt is made on American soil; it is a when another attempt is made on American soil…. I want a leader who is willing to take the fight to them before they take the fight to us.

If Gov. Walker joins the race to be the GOP presidential candidate in 2016, he will have plenty of company. His problem, and that of most other Republican candidates, is that they all sound alike.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Mike Huckabee Leaves Fox News and Keeps White House in Sight

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Fox News’ Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and a darling of the Israeli right-wing and Christian evangelists, announced he is leaving the network and keeping options open for a run as the GOP presidential nominee.

“As much as I have loved doing the show, I cannot bring myself to rule out another Presidential run,” he said.

“This is the last edition of ‘Huckabee’ on the Fox News Channel. It’s been the ride of a lifetime, and I have never had so much fun in my life. But I also realize that God hasn’t put me on earth just to have a good time or to make a good living, but rather has put me on earth to try to make a good life.

“There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for President. If I were willing to absolutely rule that out, I could keep doing this show. But I can’t make such a declaration. I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them nor is it possible for me to openly determine political and financial support to justify a race. The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox.”

Several pro-Israel Christians are running or thinking of running for the Republican party nomination. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was in Israel last week to show his face in headlines back home.

Retired neuro-surgeon Ben Carson made his first trip to Israel three weeks ago.

And don’t count out Minnesota’s Michelle Bachmann and Alaska’s Sarah Palin, both of whom are very attractive women with attractive pro-Israel views though not everyone’s cup of tea.

But the biggie is Sen. Ted Cruz, and Huckabee could make trouble for him, and probably for the Republican party, if he runs.


Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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