Tag Archives: Israeli elections

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State Dept. Funded Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

State Dept. Funded Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

Today’s Top Stories 1. A US Senate report revealed that US taxpayer money was indirectly used to influence Israelis to vote against Benjamin Netanyahu during last year’s Israeli elections. The State Dept. sent money to an organization called OneVoice, which channeled the money to V15 (short for Victory 2015), which raised suspicions in Jerusalem at

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Who’s Dashing Palestinian Hopes?

In an editorial entitled Keeping Palestinians Hopes Alive, the New York Times cites the reelection of Prime Minister Netanyahu as dealing a crushing blow to peace, an end to Palestinian hopes for an independent state. The only way forward is to freeze Israel out of the process. While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dealt a grievous

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Post-Election Israeli-US Tensions Continue

Today’s Top Stories 1. Post-elections tensions between Washington and Jerusalem continued. Here’s Benyamin Netanyahu’s full interview with Andrea Mitchell of NBC News explaining his pre-election comments that had the White House and Big Media up in arms. The prime minister also talked to NPR and Fox News. (NPR got a followup response from Saeb Erekat.)

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US to “Re-Evaluate” Mideast Peace Strategy

Today’s Top Stories 1. Wall St. Journal: US to re-evaluate its Mideast peace strategy. Click via Google News. Meanwhile, anonymous US officials told the New York Times that the White House may back a UN resolution on Palestine, or at least withhold a veto. When dealing with anonymous sources, news consumers must handle with care.

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Israel Re-Elects Netanyahu

Today’s Top Stories 1. Benyamin Netanyahu and Likud won yesterday’s elections. See below for what happened, what’s next, and what it means. 2. Oops, he did it again. John Kerry plugged Ayatollah Khamenei’s non-existent nuclear fatwa. News breaks fast. Get HonestReporting alerts by e-mail and never miss a thing. Free Sign Up 3. Brazilian media reports

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Palestinians Planning Terror to Influence Israeli Elections?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Are Palestinian terrorists planning attacks in order to influence the Israeli elections? 2. Haaretz: The White House is weighing harsher responses to settlement activity. One of the aspects of this that is being looked into by the U.S. government is whether American action against the settlements at this point would weaken

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It’s Official: Israel Schedules Snap Elections

Today’s Top Stories 1. It’s official: Israel to hold snap elections on March 17, 2015. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, Times of Israel, or i24 News coverage. I also liked Ben Wedeman’s summary of the situation for CNN. 2. Globes: Gaza’s inoperative sewage plant may be endangering Ashkelon, potentially exposing the city’s residents (and Israel’s biggest

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