The man who sold the mural says he feels tricked as he had no idea of its potential value. The local artist who bought the mural told BuzzFeed News he simply wants to preserve it and doesn’t plan to sell it on for a personal profit.
“There is a sense that a deal is inevitable, we must swallow that. But there is hope that we can make it slightly more palatable.” BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel reports from Jerusalem.
The former secretary of state’s first thoughts on Israel since Netanyahu’s election appeared Sunday night — in a third-person press release from someone else. “She did know I would release the statement.”
A change in the relationship.
David Ward has been accused of anti-Semitism and suspended by his party for his outspoken views. But as BuzzFeed News found, they are underpinned not just by conviction, but electoral necessity.
“There are legitimate questions about whether the deal that’s coalescing is a deal that should be made,” Rabbi Rick Jacobs said on the sidelines of a conference organized by the liberal pro-Israel advocacy group J Street.
The prime minister warned conservatives on election day that Arab voters were coming out “in droves.”
“They are secular, they are Democrats by political affiliation and by their nature they are leftist,” Rep. Steve King told BuzzFeed News.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Huffington Post, President Obama said that despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent walk-back on his comments regarding a two-state solution, the U.S. is re-evaluating its options.
If “there’s a resolution hostile to Israel, I would expect that this administration would veto it,” Rep. Brad Sherman says.
“I think he resents the strength of Israel.”
The lead negotiator for Palestine’s quest for statehood wonders what’s left to negotiate about after Netanyahu’s campaign comments. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel reports from Jerusalem.
“You cannot misread what has happened here. This is a victory for Netanyahu.”
With 99% of ballots counted early Wednesday, Netanyahu’s Likud Party captured a six seat lead over chief rival Zionist Union — a stunning victory for the prime minister.
Warnings from Likud and other right-wing parties seem to be spurring both Jewish and Arab Israelis to hurry to their voting stations.
The American movie star also endorsed the conservative politician in 2013’s elections.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in a battle for his political survival as Israel goes to the polls Tuesday.
“I’m more in danger of losing my house because I can’t pay the mortgage, than losing it to a rocket fired by Hamas.”
In less than a week, Israel will vote for its next prime minister. As the vote comes down to the wire, Israel’s would-be leaders are finding that it is the women on their party lists who could decide the winner.
“My baby eating is not the gross side-effect of having children.”
Finally, a viral video that didn’t lie to us!
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says a Palestinian man from East Jerusalem was behind the attack.
Surfing in a chef’s hat? No contest.
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.”