Benjamin Netanyahu Hails Ties With U.S. — Dials Back Trashing 2-State Solution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed his country’s strong ties with the United Stated on Thursday after tensions in the run-up to his election victory, saying Israel has “no greater ally.”


Why Jon Stewart Is Really Mad at 'Racist' Bibi

Jon Stewart is kind of mad at Benjamin Netanyahu. Not so much for winning this week’s Israeli election, but rather for stealing tried-and-true American divide-and-rule tactics.


Benjamin Netanyahu Poised for 67-Seat Coalition

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to lead a heavily right-leaning coalition government with control of 67 of parliament’s 120 seats, according to final election results released on Thursday.

U.S. May Back 'Palestine' Statehood Push

The Obama administration might be open to lending its support to the UN Security Council’s resolution that would define the principle for a two-state solution as based on Israel’s 1967 borders, a senior White House official told The New York Times. The move would come in response to Netanyahu’s withdrawal of his support for the establishing of a Palestinian state as expressed in his Bar Ilan speech in 2009.


Jerusalem Cinematheque and Film Festival Founder Lia Van Leer Dies at 90

Lia Van Leer, who founded the Haifa and Jerusalem Cinematheque as well as the Israeli Film Archive and Jerusalem Film Festival, has died at age 90. Benjamin Ivry remembers the considerable imprint she left on Israeli cinema.

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