In a popular Persian food restaurant in Tel Aviv, Iranian-Israelis wonder if Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress can stop the threat of a nuclear Iran.
Here’s what network television was doing during the Israeli prime minister’s chat with Congress.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of Congress Tuesday in defiance of the White House, as tensions between the U.S. and Israel escalate over a possible nuclear deal with Iran. President Obama later said the speech didn’t “offer any viable alternatives.”
In an interview, President Obama says Iran must halt and dial back its nuclear program for “double-digit years” if it ever hopes to reach a deal to ease sanctions.
“Sen. Paul strongly believes in America’s special relationship with the State of Israel. At no time, did Sen. Paul specifically introduce legislation targeting Israel. In fact, Sen. Paul’s most recent proposed budget includes $5 billion of foreign aid funding, which would cover aid to our allies,” a spokesman told BuzzFeed News.
“It is time the prime minister listened to us before he wrecks our strategic interests with our closest ally. Nothing good for Israel can come from humiliating the U.S. president.”
“The fact of the matter is that in the last two to three years, all that bad blood is starting to trickle down into the structural elements of the U.S.–Israel relationship. And that is dangerous for everyone.”
U.K. street artist Banksy appears to have visited the Gaza Strip, as seen in a new video released on his site.
Israel does not have any large dams around the Gaza Strip, but the almost annual flooding that happens in the Gaza Strip is emblematic of a much larger problem, say Palestinian officials.
In reelection campaign, Netanyahu uses the stance he has taken against the White House to campaign for more votes.
A new report into the spending habits of the Netanyahu family is raising eyebrows in Israel, but will it have an impact on the upcoming elections?
Nick Boles was responding to an open letter written by a number of artists who said they would reject cultural invitations from Israel.
Le meilleur repas de la journée. Inspiré par ces discussions sur Quora.
“We are bracing ourselves and calling for a mass immigration from Europe,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.
“One of his many liberal fantasies he fulfilling in his last two years,” says King.
“Him insulting the presidency and siding with the Republicans and coming in to give that talk to a joint session, I think it smacks of politics.”
“As prime minister it is my duty to do everything to prevent this dangerous deal and therefore I’m determined to go to Washington and present my position in Congress.”
In Israel, saying “RT ≠ endorsement” doesn’t count.
“When you feel accepted and happy as who you are, you want to do your best as a soldier – as a person.”
“You asked for a babysitter, you got a Bibi-sitter,” says Netanyahu in a new campaign ad.
Rick Steves, travel expert and author of Travel as a Political Act, spoke with BuzzFeed News about how to travel responsibly to socially and politically complex places.
Imad Mughniyah was the head of Hezbollah’s international operations and had been hunted for decades. In 2008, he approached an SUV and a bomb went off.
Only one senator asked by BuzzFeed News — Sen. Ben Cardin — said he’d definitely go.
The Israel Defense Forces launched airstrikes targeting Syrian Army outposts in response to four rockets that landed in the Golan Heights. A U.N. peacekeeper and two Israeli soldiers were killed.
“You know, I’m a Jewish member of Congress, I’m a strong supporter of Israel, but my first obligation is to the Constitution of the United States, not to the Constitution of Israel.”
Falafel ice cream sandwiches, anyone?
The cover was created to mark what would have been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday.
Several people were injured in a stabbing attack Wednesday morning in Tel Aviv. Israeli police said the attacker was a 23-year-old Palestinian man.
General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was in Syria giving “crucial advice” to fighters in the country, Tehran said. Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, was also killed in the strikes, along with several other fighters, according to multiple reports.