Netanyahu in France: Israel cannot allow the establishment of the Iran’s military and its proxies in Syria


PM and Macron meet in Paris, participate in ceremony for 75th anniversary of French Jewish deportation to concentration camps; Netanyahu addressed US-Russia ceasefire, Temple Mount security; Macron focuses on two-state solution

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Sunday as part of his tour to France and Hungary this week.

Their meeting centered on bilateral relations, security and economic cooperation with both leaders addressing the press.<!–more–>

Burying Obama’s legacy


It may very well be that this week was the week that Israel and the US put to rest former president Barack Obama’s policies and positions on Israel and the Palestinians.

If so, the move was made despite the best efforts of Obama’s team to convince the Trump administration to maintain them.

The details of Obama’s policies and positions have been revealed in recent weeks in a series of articles published in Haaretz regarding Obama’s secretary of state John Kerry’s failed peacemaking efforts, which ended in 2014.

The articles reported segments of two drafts of a US framework for a final peace treaty between the PLO and Israel. The drafts were created in February and March 2014.

The article series is predicated on the assumption that Kerry and his team were on the precipice of a historic breakthrough between PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. But a close reading of the documents shows that the opposite was the case.

There are two reasons that Kerry had no prospects for reaching a deal.

First, he, Obama and their advisers were too hostile to Israel and its citizens to ever convince Netanyahu that Israel’s interests would be secured…. read more

Netanyahu: Britain and Israel see “eye to eye” on nuclear Iran


Leaders meet in London, agree to move forward with bilateral free trade agreements in areas of technology, economy and cyber security; Netanyahu on settlements: We clear the territory, and it becomes a stronghold of Iran or Islamic State, or both, so we cannot enter an imagined reality.

During his visit to Britain to meet with Prime Minister May on Monday, Prime Minister Netanyahu confirmed that both states see “eye to eye” on nuclear Iran.

Netanyahu met with May on Monday ahead of a diplomatic visit to Belgium before returning to Israel on Tuesday. Speaking to the press following their meeting, Netanyahu confirmed that Israel and Britain see “eye to eye on the grave danger that stems from Iran’s buildup and aggression, and its expansion into vast areas, as well as consequences for Iran should its aggression continue.”… [read more]

Israeli Police Enter Netanyahu’s Home For Questioning Over Corruption Allegations


As the Obama administration shunned Israel last week, we warned that police were calling on Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to allow them to open a full criminal investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Today, as Channel 2 reports, Israeli police entered Bibi’s home for questioning. The prime minister was quick to react, blasting “don’t celebrate too soon over corruption probe.”

As we detailed last week, on Monday, December 26th, Israeli police announced that they are absolutely convinced that a criminal investigation will be opened in the next few days due to new documents that were recently received in a special inquiry that began about 9 months ago.

The offenses that Netanyahu allegedly will face will be bribery and aggravated-fraud. In June it was reported that police had recently started their secret investigation, with demand that no details be leaked to the media.

Attorney General Mandelblit also allegedly instructed employees in the state prosecutor’s office to investigate allegations that Netanyahu accepted 1 million euros (about $1.1 million) from accused French fraudster Arnaud Mimran in 2009.

Earlier in December, in an apparently unrelated case, there were calls for the Netanyahu to be investigated for his role in a Defense Ministry deal to purchase submarines from a German company that is partly owned by the Iranian government… [read more]

Israel Seeking Ways to Help Syrians Fleeing Aleppo


netanyahuJERUSALEM, Israel – Israel is looking for ways to help wounded Syrian women and children, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

“We see the tragedy, the terrible suffering of civilians,” Netanyahu said.

Speaking to the Foreign Press corps during an annual New Year’s party hosted by the Government Press Office (GPO), Netanyahu said he wants to bring the wounded to Israeli hospitals.

“I’ve asked the Foreign Ministry to seek ways to extend our medical assistance to the civilian casualties of the Syrian tragedy, specifically in Aleppo, where we’re prepared to take in wounded women and children and also men if they’re not combatants,” Netanyahu said.

Syria and Israel have no diplomatic ties. For years, Syria bombarded Israeli civilians living around the Sea of Galilee until Israel took over the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six-Day War…. [read more]

Israel Makes BOLD MOVE Suspending “Working Ties” with Countries that Voted For U.N. Resolution


Israel is still reeling from the United Nations backstabbing they received, courtesy of the United States of America, who abstained from a resolution vote that labeled Israeli buildings in the West Bank as “illegal,” instead of stopping it with a veto.

Now, Israel is fighting back, suspending “working ties” with the countries that voted for the resolution.

From New York Daily News:

Israel suspended Monday “working ties” with 12 nations that voted for a United Nations resolution condemning settlements, according to a new report.

The curbing of diplomatic ties, reported by CNN, comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow last week to exact a “diplomatic and economic price” from the countries on the UN Security Council that passed the resolution, 14-0…. [read more]

UNSC resolution promotes Mid East war


Debkafile: “The United States did not abandon Israel by its abstention from vetoing the UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements that was passed Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.

The one who abandoned Israel was US President Barack Obama – and not for the first time. During his eight years in office, Obama let Israel down at least three times on issues that jeopardized its security:

One of the first consequences of his 2011 “Arab Spring” initiative was the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak as Egyptian president and his direct promotion of the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of power in Cairo.

Four years later, Obama turned his back on Israel to award Iran favored status. Iran was allowed to retain the infrastructure of its military nuclear program as well as continuing to develop ballistic missiles, with the help of an infusion of $250 billion in US and European sanctions relief…. [read more]

Opinion by Prophecy Tracker: The signs of trouble for Israel began in Obama’s 1st term.

  • April 8, 2009 – Obama bows to king of Saudi Arabia
  • June 6, 2009 – Obama legitimizes Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo speech
  • January 29, 2011 – Obama ends support for Egypt president Hosni Mubarak
  • May 19, 2011 – Obama calls for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders
  • June 24, 2012 – Obama congratulates Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi for winning presidency of Egypt

It continued in the 2nd term with Obama forcing Netanyahu to apologize to Turkey for Erdogan’s aggression in the Mavi Marmara flotilla, the constant reference to moral equivalence in the middle of the 2014 shooting war with Hamas, and relentless criticism of our ally Israel for building homes for its citizens in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

Throughout the past eight years the question as to whether Barack Obama is the Antichrist has been debated many times. His latest move to hand Jerusalem over to Arab control certainly qualifies him as one of many (1 John 2:18) in a move that may not be so easy for President Trump to undo.

It would require a new resolution with support from at least nine members in the 15-member Security Council with no veto by one of the other permanent members — Russia, China, Britain or France, all of whom supported Friday’s resolution.

In a blog post on Saturday (here), Joel Rosenberg gives 10 possible repercussions. Here are three:

  • Article 5 of the resolution calls to create a distinction between the State of Israel and the settlements built on lands captured in the West Bank and in east Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War.
  • The resolution’s wording can also be seen as a victory to the BDS Movement, as it opens the door for boycotts of goods produced in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
  • Officials in Jerusalem are also worried that other nations in the world will follow in the footsteps of the European Union—even if not by boycotting the settlements, then at least by labeling settlement products.

Here is another one: All Israeli settlement activities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, including the temple mount, are now considered illegal under UN international law – including Jewish prayer at the Western wall.

And that is grounds for war.

UPDATE:

December 24, 2016, 11:43 AM (IDT)

The Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem responded angrily to the UN Security Council resolution that censured Israel for building settlements, stating that Israel will not recognize Resolution 2334 or be bound by it. Israel’s ambassadors were recalled from two of its sponsors, New Zealand and Senegal.

The PMO statement noted that while the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it “metes out shameful treatment to the only democracy in the Middle East.” Israel expects to “work with President elect Donald Trump and its friends in Congress to reverse the resolution.”

Israel also announced the cancellation of the Senegalese foreign minister’s visit to Israel in three weeks’ time and the suspension of aid programs to that country… [Full Source]

Netanyahu hopes to work with Trump to undo Iran deal



JERUSALEM (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump will be a good friend to Israel and hopefully the two countries can work together to dismantle the international nuclear agreement with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview Sunday.

While the two countries are close allies, relations were sometimes tense between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama because of their vastly different world views on the Iran deal and other issues.

There is sentiment in the nationalist Israeli right wing that Trump’s election could usher in a new era of relations with the United States….[read more]