We, Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, and Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, having met in Nicosia today, 28th January 2016, have agreed to strengthen the cooperation between our three countries in order to promote a trilateral partnership in different fields of common interest and to work together towards promoting peace, stability, security and prosperity in the Mediterranean and the wider region.
In light of the underlying challenges and opportunities, and given the fluid and unstable situation in the region, our three countries, which share common democratic values, principles, and interests, have, to this end, agreed on the importance for closer cooperation and a coordinated set of policies. Continue reading »
The Israeli prime minister and six other government officials could face arrest should they enter Spain, after a judge from the country issued warrants for their arrest.
Benjamin Netanyahu would be detained by police over a a case against him regarding the famed ‘Freedom Flotilla’ attack that took place in 2010.
Spanish judge Jose de la Mata ordered both the police and guardía to notify him should Netanyahu or one of six other Israeli officials cross Spain’s border. Continue reading »
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump when the Republican presidential front-runner arrives in Israel later this month, Israeli officials said Wednesday.
On the stump, Trump has complained that the Obama administration “was the worst thing that’s happened to Israel.”
Trump has said a nuclear deal reached with Iran in July could led to another “Holocaust.” Netanyahu has said the nuclear deal exposes Israel to an existential threat by Iran, whose leaders have called for the destruction of Israel.
“Israel was sold out by Kerry and Obama,” Trump said in August, referring to Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the chief U.S. negotiator. “You cannot let Iran have a nuclear weapon. You can’t have it. When they march down the street saying ‘Death to Israel. Death to the United States.’ You can’t let that happen.” Continue reading »
Netanyahu to ‘punish’ Syrians who attacked ISIL terrorists
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to punish a group of Syrian Druze individuals in the occupied Golan Heights who attacked injured ISIL Takfiri militants en route to a hospital in Israel.
“We will not allow anyone to take the law into their own hands. We will not allow anyone to disrupt Israeli soldiers in their missions,” Netanyahu said on Tuesday.
He called the incident “very serious” and said those behind it would be located and held to account. Continue reading »
Should Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ever set foot inside Spain, he – and six other current and former Israeli government officials – would be subject to arrest, thanks to a Spanish judge who effectively issued an arrest warrant for the group late last week.
As to be expected, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was less than thrilled, as spokesperson Emmanuel Nachshon responded, according to The Jerusalem Post, “We consider [the judge’s order] to be a provocation. We are working with the Spanish authorities to get it canceled. We hope it will be over soon.” Continue reading »
– French Jews Warned Friday Morning of ‘Impending Large Terrorist Attack’ (Antiwar, Nov 15, 2015):
Netanyahu: Israel Passed Intelligence to France on Attack
Intelligence in the lead-up to Friday evening’s terrorist attacks in Paris was not nearly so scarce as had initially been indicated, and several nations, including Iraq and Israel, appear to have been passing France intelligence on the matter in the days leading up to the attack.
According to the Times of Israel, French Jewish security officials were informed of an “impending large terrorist attack” in France on Friday morning, There was considerable speculation in the lead-up that France’s Jewish community would be among the targets. Continue reading »
JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union’s decision Wednesday to start labeling Israeli products made in the West Bank delivered a resounding show of international disapproval over Israel’s expansion of Jewish settlements and raised the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to renew peace efforts with the Palestinians.
Israel condemned the measure as unfair and discriminatory, but it appeared helpless to stop its growing isolation over the settlement issue and its treatment of Palestinians. Relations with the EU in particular have deteriorated in recent years due to disputes over the settlements.
“The EU decision is hypocritical and constitutes a double standard,” Netanyahu said, adding that Israel had been unfairly singled out. Speaking from Washington, he said, “The EU should be ashamed.” Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and began settling both areas shortly afterward. The Palestinians claim both areas as parts of a future state, a position that has global support. Continue reading »
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced his plan to control “all of the territory” and “live forever by the sword.”
The remarks were reported in Haa’retz newspaper, according to PNN, in an article by journalist Barak Ravid. Continue reading »
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to assuage Israel’s fears of potential Iranian and Syrian aggression, during talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that also addressed concerns over Russia’s military buildup in Syria.
The West suspects that Russia’s movement of aircraft, missiles, tanks and other military equipment to Syria is intended to support the government of President Bashar Assad. Russia has insisted that its aim is to help Syria, a longtime ally, fight the Islamic State group and has urged the West to coordinate its efforts with Assad’s government as well. Continue reading »
On Thursday evening, we detailed a Reuters report which suggested that the influx of Russian technical and logistical support to Bashar al-Assad’s depleted army at Latakia might have breathed new life into the regime as it seeks to rout Islamic State and a whole host of other armed groups fighting for control of Syria. “Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Thursday Russia had provided new weapons and trained Syrian troops how to use them,” Reuters said, before describing what certainly sounds like an invigorated air campaign against the de facto ISIS capital at Raqqa.
Importantly, al-Moualem also indicated that Syria would be willing to make an official request for Russian combat troops “if needed.”
Now clearly, it seems likely that Russian troops have already joined the battle and indeed, when the bullets start flying, the distinction between “logistical” support and “combat” support quickly becomes blurred, but through all the sabre rattling and back-and-forth banter between Kerry and Lavrov, both sides are still keen to at least pay lip service to the unwritten rules of international diplomacy which is why before Russia can admit that its troops are actually on the ground to fight, they’ll be a charade where Syria will pretend to be raising the issue with the Kremlin for the first time at which point the Kremlin will take a few days to “consider” things. As of Friday, it appears as though that process has begun.
Russia said it’s willing to consider sending troops into combat operations in Syria if President Bashar al-Assad’s government requests assistance. Continue reading »
– Can You Guess What Israel’s Netanyahu Is Doing To Solve The Migrant Crisis? (21st Century Wire, Sep 9, 2015):
Short answer: nothing.
Watch a video of this report here:
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to construct a fence along the country’s border with Jordan after calls were made for Israel to begin accepting refugees from Syria.
You really could not make this up.
– David Cameron ignores calls to arrest Netanyahu (The Real Agenda News, Sep 7, 2015):
Over 100,000 Brits Want Netanyahu Arrested
On September 9, he’ll arrive in London to meet with Britain’s David Cameron. As of Saturday, September 5, over 100,000 Brits signed a petition to arrest him – likely many more by September 9.
Netanyahu was responsible for genocidal war crimes and mass destruction against Gaza last summer, noncombatant civilians suffering most, willfully targeted by Israel’s killing machine, on his direct orders, an unindicted mass-murderer. Continue reading »
– Cameron rewards Israel super-stooge (Intifada Palestine, Sep 6, 2015):
As demands increase for Netanyahu’s arrest and Gaza becomes ‘unliveable’,
by Stuart Littlewood
A petition calling for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London next week is nearing 100,000 signatures. If it reaches that magic figure it must be considered for debate in Parliament.
The Government has dismissed the petition with an official statement that says: Continue reading »
In other news:
– Benjamin Netanyahu Threatens To Allow Shooting Of Palestinian Stone Throwers (International Business Times)
– Israel Considers Ammunition to Counter Palestinian Stone Throwers (New York Times)
– Netanyahu threatens to allow shooting of young Palestinian stone-throwers (Business Insider)
– Benjamin Netanyahu Threatens Shoot-To-Kill Crackdown on Stone-Throwers (The Ugly Truth, Sep 3, 2015):
Israel is considering giving its security forces a freer hand to shoot at young Palestinian stone-throwers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Wednesday.
Under standing orders, Israeli soldiers facing violent Palestinian protests can open fire with live bullets only in life-threatening situations. That effectively bans firing at Palestinians who flee after hurling a rock or petrol bomb.
But after meeting with several cabinet ministers and security chiefs to discuss an increase in stone-throwing in Jerusalem and on a highway in the occupied West Bank, Netanyahu suggested the rules could be hardened. Continue reading »
– US ‘to boost’ military aid to Israel after Iran nuclear deal (RT, July 16, 2015):
The US has offered to increase military aid to Israel by another $1.5 billion per year to ease tensions over the nuclear deal with Iran, media has reported. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to make the offer during next week’s visit to Tel Aviv.The proposed increase would see Israel getting an additional squadron of F-35 fighter jets, funding for research and development of missile defense systems, and ammunition to replenish the stocks used in last year’s bombing of Gaza, Israeli sources told Jerusalem Post.Under the current arrangement, Israel is receiving $3 billion a year, most of which is used to purchase US military hardware such as fighter jets and missile defense systems. Israeli and US officials have been discussing increasing the amount of aid to anywhere between $4.2 and $4.5 billion per year, sources familiar with the talks told the New York Times. Continue reading »
– Netanyahu Promises Talmud Will Be Israeli Law (Arutz Sheva, May 9, 2014):
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reportedly revealed at a Likud conference on Wednesday some remarkable facets of the Basic Law he submitted last Thursday, which would enshrine Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Netanyahu told the head of Likud’s hareidi division Yaakov Vider at the conference that he intends to make the Hebrew calendar, which is based on Jewish law, the official calendar of Israel, reports Kikar Hashabat.
The new law also would establish the Talmud, the core work of Jewish law, as an official basis for Israeli state law. Continue reading »
Source: Jim Stone
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– Just who really is Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu? (State of the Nation, April 14, 2015):
“If we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do. America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the World’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it’s God’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”
– Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu
(Benjamin Netanyahu was in a meeting at Finks bar in Jerusalem, a well-known Mossad watering-hole. Here is what he said as taken directly from the transcript of the recording, which was witnessed and which has been 100% fully authenticated.)
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– China “Can’t Believe Its Luck” On Investment Bank (ZeroHedge, April 7, 2015):
A few weeks back, we noted that China (via a state-run media outlet) appeared to be adopting a more conciliatory approach when it comes to describing Beijing’s vision for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The venture, which Washington did its best to undermine last year, has made an unlikely run at taking center-geopolitical-stage even as other, more ostensibly newsworthy events (such as the veritable collapse of the Yemeni state and the ongoing crisis in Greece) vie for the market’s very limited attention span.
And while we, more than perhaps any other news outlet, have gone to great lengths to demonstrate the importance of what is not only a move by Beijing to inaugurate a sino-Monroe Doctrine but to simultaneously start the world on the path to yuan hegemony, we were also quick to note that there’s such a thing as being too successful, especially when it comes to making sure a whole cohort of Western nations who have just gone out on the proverbial limb in defiance of The White House, are left with some assurance that there’s at least some part of the institution which is actually aimed at promoting infrastructure development rather than operating solely as Beijing’s newest foreign policy tool.
Sure enough, as both the NY Times and FT report, China “can’t believe its luck.” Continue reading »
– Spy Vs. Spy: Obama Spies On Netanyahu, Discovers Netanyahu Spying On Obama (ZeroHedge, March 24, 2015):
With the controversy surrounding Netanyahu’s inflammatory campaign rhetoric still simmering, and with Washington making it clear that the White House isn’t intent on “pretending like” the Prime Minister didn’t suggest that a two-state solution would happen over his dead body and that maybe Arab Israelis shouldn’t vote, tensions between the US and Israel don’t appear set to dissipate in the near-term. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Israel secretly gathered information regarding nuclear talks between Iran and the US then shared the information with members of Congress in an attempt to undermine support for the talks.
– Israeli author Yonaton Geffen attacked at home after calling Netanyahu a racist (The Times Of Israel, March 20, 2015):
Famed writer and artist Yehonatan Geffen was attacked in his home in central Israel by an unknown individual, two days after he had called the prime minister a racist and commented bitterly on the election result.
“The people again chose a government that is based on intimidating people. They selected a racist that, on election day, told the media the Arabs are flocking to the polls like mice. What would you say if in Germany people said the Jews are flocking to the polls like mice?” Geffen charged.
“To the people that voted for Bibi, do me a favor: Don’t cry when your children die in the next stupid war… you elected a leader that has promised us death,” Geffen said. Continue reading »
“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
– Joseph Stalin
– Police investigate 51 cases of alleged voting fraud (Ynetnews, March 18, 2015):
Police opened 51 investigations on Tuesday related to alleged voting fraud ranging from impersonation, stolen ballots and threats against ballot officials, and 23 suspects were being pursued.One man was arrested for voter fraud and several voting stations were closed due to voting irregularities and fears of impersonation.
The incredibly defiant and incredibly evil Operational head of the Khazarian Mafia (KM), Bibi Netanyahu. This is the monster who ordered the 9-11-01 attack on America which killed 3,000 Americans outright with 39,000 dying from radiation caused cancers afterwards with 70,000 now fighting for their lives with radiation caused cancers. This man is evil beyond imagination and represents an the Worldwide Organized Crime Cabal known to Intel insiders as the Khazarian Mafia (KM). Numerous insiders believe that the Khazarian Mafia (KM) is inhuman, evil beyond words, and completely dedicated to destroying all societies of the World and mass murdering 90% of humans everywhere, especially Americans who they are in the process of now completely asset stripping and exporting all industry and manufacturing in order to eliminate as many jobs as possible. Unless these Parasitical Psychopathic Monsters are stopped cold, America will soon be destroyed economically, and up to 90% of all Americans will be mass-murdered in DHS run FEMA Camps, or by their KM engineered nuclear WW3.
– Shockwaves (Part III) (Veterans Today, March 12, 2015)
– Sheldon Adelson – The Dangerous American Oligarch Behind Benjamin Netanyahu (Liberty Blitzkrieg, March 9, 2015):
“What are we going to negotiate about? What I would say is, ‘Listen, you see that desert out there? I want to show you something,’” Adelson said at Yeshiva University. “You pick up your cellphone, and you call somewhere in Nebraska, and you say, ‘okay, let it go.’ So there’s an atomic weapon goes over — ballistic missiles — in the middle of the desert that doesn’t hurt a soul.”
Adelson continued: “Then you say, ‘See? The next one is in the middle of Tehran.’ So, we mean business. You want to be wiped out? Go ahead and take a tough position and continue with your nuclear development.
– From the Washington Post article: Adelson: Obama Should Fire Nuke to Send Message to Iran
That a handful of extraordinarily rich and powerful oligarchs as well as mega-corporations have completely hijacked the American political process is hardy news. It’s been the key topic of discussion here at Liberty Blitzkrieg and elsewhere for many years (see: New Report from Princeton and Northwestern Proves It: The U.S. is an Oligarchy). Continue reading »
It appears “Bibi” is far more popular with crazy American neocons than he is with his own fellow citizens.
– Ex-Mossad chief calls Netanyahu’s Congress speech ‘bulls—‘ (The Hill, March 6, 2015):
Israel’s former intelligence chief voiced his displeasure Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address in Washington earlier this week.
The Jerusalem Post reported Friday that Meir Dagan, a former Mossad director, strongly disagreed with many of Netanyahu’s assertions. The foreign leader addressed a joint session of Congress on the Iranian nuclear threat on Tuesday.
“Iranian missiles will never be able to hit the United States,” Dagan said while viewing footage of Netanyahu’s speech on Israel’s Channel 2.
The ex-spy chief was also skeptical that Iran could produce nuclear weapons in less than a year. That remark, Dagan said, was “bullshit.” Continue reading »
– Up to 30,000 Fill the Streets of Tel Aviv in Anti-Netanyahu Rally (Liberty Blitzkrieg, March 7, 2015):
Only a few days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned from his much publicized United States trip, during which he was celebrated and drooled over by America’s top warmongers, a large protest against him erupted in the nation’s section largest city, Tel Aviv.
Just like any other country, Israel is dealing with plenty of very important domestics issues, and people are publicly questioning whether Netanyahu’s obsession with militancy, and his shameless political stunt in from of the U.S. Congress just weeks before elections back home, make his leadership questionable. Indeed, considering the remarkable lack of judgement evidenced by him back in 2002 (see: Benjamin Netanyahu in 2002 – “If You Take Out Saddam, I Guarantee, It Will Have Enormous Positive Reverberations on the Region”), one should wonder why anyone listens to him at all.
‘Iran Hasn’t Invaded Another Country In More Than 300 Years.’
… whereas …
– This Is Why Obama Missed Netanyahu’s Speech Today (ZeroHedge, March 3, 2015):
By far the most important geopolitical event of the day, as straight-to-C Span-poluist-pandering as it may have been, was Israel Prime Minister’s address to congress, in which for nearly one hour the Israeli leader bashed Iran, stopping just shy of fabricating even more evidence about how close Iran is to developing a nuclear weapon. Yet one person missed everything including the standing ovation at the end: president Barack Obama. As it turns out he had more important things to do, such as the following.
What exactly is Obama doing in the photo above? As Politico explains, “Speaking in the Oval Office with Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, Obama said he was unable to watch because he was meeting with European leaders via video conference.” A meeting in which the western world brain trust was discussing what… how to best confiscate the funds of broke Greek pensioners to fund the broke US puppet government in Kiev, so they can pay their bills to Gazprom for one more week using the IMF as a conduit?
Whatever the greater purpose, Obama had nothing but disdain for his Israeli peer’s proposal, or lack thereof.
“On the core issue, which is how do we prevent Iran from obtaining a
nuclear weapon, which would make it far more dangerous and give it scope for even greater action in the region, the prime minister didn’t offer any viable alternatives,” Obama said, adding that he had looked at the transcript and saw “nothing new.”
It got so bad, Obama himself took a swipe at Netanyahu’s fabrication of redlined “proof” before the UN general assembly: Continue reading »