Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denies an incredulous Wall Street Journal report Monday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to talk to Russia about a deal to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons.
The Journal is a very credible source, and governments often deny the truth, but this time around it can be assumed that Netanyahu is telling the truth and that the newspaper got its fact wrong.
It stated that on Sept. 11, Netanyahu told Kerry on the telephone that he did not think Russia was bluffing about striking a deal on international inspection of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile.
The report also said that Israel shared U.S. concerns that military strikes on Syria in retaliation for its alleged use of chemical weapons against its own citizens would strengthen the Syrian rebels, who are linked to al-Qaida, and would allow them to take possession of Syria’s chemical weapons.
“The comments attributed to the prime minister from his conversation with Secretary Kerry on Sept. 11 are untrue,” a government official told the JTA. “The Wall Street Journal report is erroneous.”
Even if the Prime Minister told Kerry that Russia is not bluffing, that does not mean the Prime Minister “encouraged” the United States to accept the deal.
Netanyahu has been aggressively pushing for actin against the Assad regime. If the chemical weapons were to fall into the hands of the opposition, it might be a lot easier to make sure they don’t stay in their hands rather than to trust Assad and President Putin.
The JTA contributed to this report.
About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Jewish Home party chairman Naftali Bennett started threatened Monday to pull his party out of the government coalition if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accepts an American “framework” that is inconsistent with the party’s principles. He also made it clear at the annual Jerusalem Conference that he will back the Prime Minister if there is no […]
Ariel Sharon saved the life of Yaakov “Katzelah” Katz in the Yom Kippur War but destroyed the lives of thousands of Jews in Gush Katif
A real boat that will try to leave Gaza in March and fight “against the Israeli blockade.”
Tzirel Rus Berger is a woman who is in love with her Judaism. But she wasn’t always Tzirel Rus Berger and she wasn’t always a Jew. In fact she began life as Sheryl Youngs, the daughter of a devout Christian pastor in Southern California, before marrying John Massey and following him to the Appalachian backwoods. There she raised their ten children, living a life so impoverished that she didn’t even have indoor plumbing.
On February 4, 1939, Rabbi Naphtali boarded the RMS Queen Mary from Southampton, England, and arrived in New York on February 9. Shortly thereafter, the rest of the Carlebach family set sail on the Queen Mary on March 18 and arrived in New York on March 23, 1939.
Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.
The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denies an incredulous Wall Street Journal report Monday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to talk to Russia about a deal to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons. The Journal is a very credible source, and governments often deny the truth, but this time […]
Outraged by Iranian officials threats that any western acts of war against Syria “will result in the imminent destruction of the Zionist regime of Israel,” on Thursday, August 29, the leadership of the Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the Obama Administration “to declare that an attack on Israel will be treated as an attack against […]
What is in Eretz Israel that draws so much attention? Water? Mineral deposits? Open spaces? Oil? Gold? Diamonds?
At least four terrorists were killed and seven others injured on Saturday in an air strike of the Egyptian army in north Sinai, on Israel’s border, a local security source told Xinhua. “The air strike targeted a house, a hut and a car in the village of al-Toma near Sheikh Zewaid city in North Sinai […]
An intercepted al Qaeda Threat, prison breaks in three Muslim countries, and the end of Ramadan/Eid combined to convince U.S. authorities to extend the embassy closures
Inside an UNRWA Summer Camp
Young Ethiopians get a boost in self-esteem through the celebration of their heritage at the Malkat Shva Ethiopian Cultural Center.
“Do not cook a kid in its mother’s milk.“ It is a puzzling statement, repeated three times in the Torah. Twice in connection with Shavuot, the summer’s first fruits and harvest festival. The third time is in the context of forbidden foods. Traditionally, these texts have been taken to ban cooking, eating, and gaining benefit […]
Sometimes it seems that Netanya is just chock full of dangerous people.
The Obama administration has rejected an appeal from the interim government in Ukraine that the United States send arms, ammunition and intelligence support, senior officials said Thursday. With Vladimir Putin breathing down his neck, the last thing President Barack Obama needs is doing anything to aggravate the Russian bear, who already is fuming at the […]
Four masked Muslim Brotherhood gunmen killed one soldier and wounded three others on Thursday and fled on two motorcycles, Egyptian officials and eyewitness said. The rare attack on an army bus in the capital came eight months after Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi was ousted in a military coup. Previous attacks in Cairo have targeted […]
Another barrage of Gazan rockets hit Israel.
The Knesset passed the bill to draft more Ultra-Orthodox Jews into the IDF.
It appears that Makor Rishon may now be up for sale. Makor Rishon is a popular Israeli/Hebrew newspaper that caters to the Religious-Zionist market. Last year, the newspaper’s management purchased the failed newspaper, Maariv, which subsequently turned into a financial black hole that has neen sucking Makor Rishon dry. Agreements connected to the purchase of […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/uncategorized/netanyahu-denies-urging-kerry-to-reach-deal-on-syria/2013/09/17/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: