Vladimir Putin

Russia’s Putin to Visit Israel Next Month Despite Prior Warning Against Attacking Iran

Following secret contacts between the Kremlin and the office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, it was agreed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Israel next month, the Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Acharonot reported on Friday. The trip will be one of Putin’s first official trips since his inauguration for a second term as President. According […]

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Netanyahu and Obama at the White House this week

Israel Revives Military Option After Obama Rejects its Nuclear Demands of Iran

Israel has withdrawn its pledge to US President Barack Obama not to strike Iran’s nuclear sites before the November presidential election after he rejected its minimal demands for nuclear negotiations with Iran. This is reported exclusively by debkafile’s Washington sources. In public, Israeli ministers still talk as though they believe in results from the Six-Power […]

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Barack Obama

New Video Reveals Jewish ‘Mixed Feelings’ on Obama

While recent polls have shown that American Jews still favor President Barack Obama for re-election, despite his rocky relationship with Israel and with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a new video released this week suggests that the opposite may be true, or at the very least that some of the American Jewish population is still undecided. “Pastrami Politics” is […]

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Israel is Not the Threat, Mr. Obama. Iran is.

The Obama administration appears to be conducting an organized campaign of public pressure to stop Israel from attacking Iran’s well-developed nuclear-weapons program. So intense is this effort, and so determined is President Obama to succeed, that administration officials are now leaking highly sensitive information about Israel’s intentions and capabilities into the news media. The president’s […]

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Report: Israel Told US No Attack Until Early Fall; Obama Wants Israel to Hold Off Until After Nov Elections

Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Tuesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refused to commit before U.S. President Barack Obama that Israel would not attack Iran before the U.S. presidential elections. Netanyahu agreed to wait with an Israeli military move only until the [early] fall season, says the paper on its website, citing American sources. This appears […]

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Secret US-Israeli Accord to Iran Revealed; Obama Conceding to Iran

debkafile’s Washington sources disclose exclusively that the Obama administration and Netanyahu government have secretly agreed on “Formula of 1,000” as their final concession at the end of the forthcoming Six Power nuclear talks with Iran which starts Saturday, April 14. In substance, this formula would let Iran keep 1,000 centrifuges for enriching uranium up to […]

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Binyamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu: Iran Sanctions Aren’t Working

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that sanctions aimed at halting Iran’s nuclear enrichment program have failed to yield results. “The sanctions are painful, hard… but will this bring about a halt or a retreat in the Iranian nuclear program? Until now, it has not happened,” Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem. He said the Iranian […]

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Cartoon: Debate Over the Community of Migron in Israel Explained in 3 Minutes

The debate over Migron, a community in the Binyamin region of Samaria, has snowballed into a head-on collision between the judicial and executive branches, the extreme political left and the center-right. Some analysts say it could even bring down the government of Binyamin Netanyahu. But what is it all about? Why did the matter reach […]

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Netanyahu and Obama

Israelis Suspect Obama Media Leaks to Prevent Strike on Iran

By Alexander Marquardt JERUSALEM – Two reports today about Iran’s nuclear program and the possibility of an Israeli military strike have analysts in Israel accusing the Obama administration leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran and for Iran to reach a compromise in upcoming nuclear talks. The first report in Foreign Policy quotes […]

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