VIENNA, Austria -- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog Tuesday refused to "take at face value" Israel's claims that Iran is harboring a secret atomic warehouse, fending off pressure to inspect the allegedly suspect site. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the claim in front of the U.N. General Assembly last week. Without explicitly referring to Netanyahu's claim, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano insisted that the agency's independence was "of paramount importance" for its work. The IAEA "uses all safeguards-relevant information available to it but it does not take any information at face value," Amano said in a statement. Netanyahu accused Iran of operating a "secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and material from Iran's secret nuclear weapons program." He urged the IAEA to inspect the site. Amano said the IAEA would not be told how to do its work. "All information obtained, including from third parties, is subject to rigorous review," he said, adding … [Read more...] about U.N. nuke agency won’t take Israel leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Iran allegations “at face value”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lavished President Donald Trump with praise in his speech commemorating the Fourth of July Tuesday evening. Netanyahu and his wife Sara attended the special event held at Ben Gurion Airport in Lod jointly hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and the U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.“It’s a wonderful celebration of 4th of July anytime in Israel but this year it’s special. This year President Trump moved the embassy after declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital. In the UN — a powerful defense of Israel day in, day out,” Netanyahu declared before turning his attention to the now-defunct Iran nuclear deal. “And you remember that Iran nuclear deal? Remember that? President Trump decided to leave this bad deal and he did the greatest thing for the security of the world and for the security of Israel. Now, you should know that this is not yet universally accepted. And I can tell you that … [Read more...] about Benjamin Netanyahu July 4th Speech: Israel Has ‘No Greater Friend’ than U.S.
The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son waded into the diplomatic spat between Jerusalem and Ankara Wednesday by sharing an image saying “Fu*k Turkey” on Instagram. Yair Netanyahu, who has previously provoked controversy with his social media posts, shared the image, replacing the letter “c” with the crescent and star of the Turkish flag. In response a spokesperson for Netanyahu’s family said, “Yair Netanyahu is a private individual and his Instagram account is private.” Israel and Turkey are involved in an ongoing tit-for-tat over Israel’s response to Monday’s violent protests at the Gaza border. Read more here. … [Read more...] about PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Son, Yair: ‘Fu*k Turkey’
caption Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 30, 2018. source REUTERS/Amir Cohen Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a flair for the dramatic, but the information he presented about the Iran deal is scary in any light. The Mossad stole over 100,000 Iranian documents. What they reveal about the Iranian nuclear program is terrifying. Benjamin Netanyahu is a man who understands the power of a story well told. The Israeli prime minister has a penchant for using visual aids to bolster his rhetoric. He has done it at the UN. And he did it Monday while warning the world about the pitfalls of the Iran deal. But after the initial effects of his PowerPoint slides and his enormous “Iran lied” signs subsided, the question on everyone’s mind seemed to be: What, if any, of the information he … [Read more...] about Benjamin Netanyahu’s PowerPoint presentation on Iran was terrifying — and it could end up having major implications for North Korea talks
Rosie Perper, provided by Published 5:59 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018 In a phone call last year, President Donald Trump reportedly asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he even cares about making peace with the Palestinians. Trump reportedly saw on the news that Netanyahu was seeking to build further settlements in disputed territories of the West Bank, which the president thought would anger Palestinians. The relationship between the traditionally close allies has strained recently over diverging Middle East strategies. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. On Tuesday, Israeli police recommended the 68-year-old prime minister be indicted for bribery in two separate cases. It is now up to Israel's attorney general Avichai Mandelblit to decide whether to press charges. The decision could take months. However, the fact that the leader of the country's governing right-wing … [Read more...] about Trump reportedly asked Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu if he even cares about making peace