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Benjamin Netanyahu Moves Up National Elections in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu Moves Up National Elections in Israel

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Election season is coming earlier than expected in Israel as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday he was moving up the vote because of disagreements with political opponents over the 2013 nation…

Iran Claims Israeli Attack Would Have Occurred by Now

Iran Claims Israeli Attack Would Have Occurred by Now

ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A top Iranian official is essentially calling Israel’s bluff.Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday gave little credence to Israel’s threat of launching a preemptive strike to knock out its nuclear facilit…

Israel Official Says Iranian Economy Near ‘Collapse’

Israel Official Says Iranian Economy Near ‘Collapse’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — A top Israeli government official believes Iran’s economy is “on the verge of collapse” because of sanctions imposed by the international community.Comments made by Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz to Israel Radio ec…

Romney Says Military Action Against Iran May Not Be Necessary

Romney Says Military Action Against Iran May Not Be Necessary

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney said Friday that he does not believe military action will be necessary to prevent Iran from developing nuclear capability.Romney added that he still leaves the option of military action &ldquo…

Israeli Govt Tweets Article Criticizing Obama’s Relationship with Israel

Israeli Govt Tweets Article Criticizing Obama’s Relationship with Israel

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
(NEW YORK) — Amid tension between the U.S. and Israel over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, an official Israeli government twitter account linked Tuesday to an article criticizing President Obama for “fail…

Iranian President Predicts ‘Elimination’ of Israel

Iranian President Predicts ‘Elimination’ of Israel

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad kept to the same script in making his annual pilgrimage to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly session, expressing his government’s disdain for Israel in remarks t…

Romney: ‘No Way’ There Will Be Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Romney: ‘No Way’ There Will Be Israeli-Palestinian Peace

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(BEIRUT) — Video footage published Monday of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser revealed the GOP nominee had little faith that a peaceful solution could  be found between Israelis an…

Romney Says He Can’t Imagine Saying No to Meeting Netanyahu

Romney Says He Can’t Imagine Saying No to Meeting Netanyahu

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) – Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he couldn’t “imagine saying no” to a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu. His comment came a day after The White Ho…

Obama Will Not Meet with Israel’s Netanyahu This Month

Obama Will Not Meet with Israel’s Netanyahu This Month

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister is in the United States later this month for the U.N. General Assembly, because the two leaders’ schedules make a meeting …

Dems Quickly Switch to Include ‘God,’ ‘Jerusalem’ Language in Platform

Dems Quickly Switch to Include ‘God,’ ‘Jerusalem’ Language in Platform

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Moments after convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gaveled in Day Two of the Democratic Convention, the hall burst into chaos as Democrats voted to amend their party’s platform to include the word “God” and name Jerusal…

Hezbollah Leader Warns Iran Will Hit US Bases If Attacked by Israel

Hezbollah Leader Warns Iran Will Hit US Bases If Attacked by Israel

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) — The leader of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah boasted that U.S. bases in the Middle East would be in danger if Israel launches a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.Secretary General Seyyed Hassan…

International Manhunt Launched for Bomber’s Mystery Accomplice

International Manhunt Launched for Bomber’s Mystery Accomplice

Interpol(WASHINGTON) — An international manhunt is on to identify, capture and question a man suspected of being an accomplice in a deadly suicide bombing that targeted Israeli tourists in Bulgaria in July.Bulgarian police released three images of the…

US Puts More Pressure on Iran to Delay Israeli Attack

US Puts More Pressure on Iran to Delay Israeli Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The White House is making extra efforts to discourage the Israelis from launching a preemptive strike against Iran to cripple its rogue nuclear program.According to a story in The New York Times, the administration “…

Iranian Lawmaker Warns of Israel’s Destruction If It Attacks First

Iranian Lawmaker Warns of Israel’s Destruction If It Attacks First

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — An Iranian member of parliament says that Israel had better think long and hard before attacking his country in a preemptive strike to knock out its nuclear program, according to a story in The Tehran Times.Avaz …

Iranian Lawmaker Warns of Israel’s Destruction If It Attacks First

Iranian Lawmaker Warns of Israel’s Destruction If It Attacks First

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — An Iranian member of parliament says that Israel had better think long and hard before attacking his country in a preemptive strike to knock out its nuclear program, according to a story in The Tehran Times.Avaz …

FBI Won’t Pursue Charges Against Lawmakers Who Romped in Sea of Galilee

FBI Won’t Pursue Charges Against Lawmakers Who Romped in Sea of Galilee

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There won’t be any federal probe into possible criminal wrongdoing following reports that members of a GOP delegation led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor went a little crazy during a trip to Israel last year.Can…

Republican Congressman Scolded After Drinking and Nudity in Israel

Republican Congressman Scolded After Drinking and Nudity in Israel

yoder.house.gov(WASHINGTON) — A group of House Republicans visiting Israel as part of an official Congressional delegation last summer enjoyed a late night of drinking at the Sea of Galilee that included swimming and, in the case of one member, a litt…

Report: Netanyahu Okay with Partially Destroying Iran’s Nuclear Program

Report: Netanyahu Okay with Partially Destroying Iran’s Nuclear Program

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — An Israeli newspaper is reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would settle for partially dismantling Iran’s rogue nuclear program if it meant setting back their goal to make atomic weapons for a few…

US Blogger Says He Was Leaked Israeli Attack Plan Against Iran

US Blogger Says He Was Leaked Israeli Attack Plan Against Iran

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A U.S. blogger says he has been given leaked documents by a high-placed Israeli source that detail that country’s plan for stopping Iran’s rogue nuclear program.Richard Silverstein wrote that a preemptive military at…

Israeli Report Claims Obama Knows Iran Is Very Close to Nuclear Weapon

Israeli Report Claims Obama Knows Iran Is Very Close to Nuclear Weapon

IIPA via Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — An Israeli newspaper is reporting that President Obama was just given new intelligence that suggests Iran is much further along in developing a nuclear arsenal than previously believed.According to Haaretz, the Natio…

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