Sunday, June 10, 2012

Netanyahu: The Iranian nuclear program has not slowed down by one millimeter.

Following his King Bibi' moment on the front page of the TIME magazine and a extensive personal profile in Vanity Fair, PM Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with BILD reporters Kai Diekmann and Julian Reichelt at his residence in Jerusalem, for an extensive wide range interview.

Exclusive Interview with Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

Below are some excerpts:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Netanyahu profiled in Vanity Fair Magazine

Following the TIME profile, David Margolick profiles Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the Vanity Fair Magazine. The last time Margolick profiled Bibi, was in 1996.
"It is the paradox of Israel that in Benjamin Netanyahu, 62 years old, now entering his seventh year in office, the country has both its strongest and its weakest leader in memory—and, as things now look, will have both sides of him for many years to come.
"As of early May, when his coalition suddenly and surprisingly swallowed up the largest opposition party, Kadima, Netanyahu now controls 94 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. An Iranian atom bomb may be some time off, but as Yossi Verter writing in Israel’s liberal daily, Haaretz, put it, an atom bomb has fallen on Israeli politics. Until elections in the fall of 2013, Netanyahu can now do pretty much what he wants. The question is just what that is, and whether even he knows, for he’s proven better at holding power than wielding it."~ David Margolick writes in the intro.

Friday, June 1, 2012

'Obama Gave Israel Weapons in Place of Sympathy and Embrace'

As President Obama is running for reelection, Martin Indyk, who served twice as US ambassador to Israel and was one of the senior members of the peace process team, wrote a comprehensive book (Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy), examining the Obama administration's foreign policy achievements and failures from a inside look.

Following are excerpts from Martin Indyk's interview with by Nahum Barnea, Yediot Ahronoth:
“‎The vision he presented was great, the promise huge. But his cold, analytical and aloof attitude didn't suit the Middle Eastern climate. Middle Eastern leaders, Israelis and Arabs alike, rely on the personal relations they develop with the president. Obama doesn’‎t develop personal relationships. It’‎s his character.”