Israel asks U.S. Jews, ex-pat Israelis: Where do your loyalties lie? Israel’s immigrant absorption and foreign ministries distributed a survey commissioned by an Israel lobby group that asks questions about dual allegiance and the Jewish lobby in America. Following the report in Haaretz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed the ministries to immediately halt the distribution of the questionnaire.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday evening to congratulate him on his victory in Tuesday’s election.
"This was a vote of confidence in your leadership," Netanyahu told Obama. Netanyahu has rejected accusations that he had hurt relations with Washington through his perceived preference for defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Read more.
Israeli leaders hold the record for the most official visits to the United States since 1874.
According to U.S. State Department data covering the period from 1874 to the end of 2011, eighteen Israeli leaders have landed in the U.S. 106 times. Benjamin Netanyahu alone stopped by more than all of China’s leaders in the past 138 years. Read more.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced early elections during a televised statement on Tuesday.
Netanyahu said that since his coalition government would not be able to agree on a national budget for 2013, he had “decided, for the benefit of Israel, to hold elections now and as quickly as possible.”
He said the elections are due to take place within three months. Read more.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cartoon diagram of the Iranian bomb that he presented during his UN speech has come to be known as the ‘Bibi Bomb’ and has inspired a plethora of memes.
Even before the speech was complete, the viral cartoons of Looney Tunes began to hit the Internet. Read more.