DEBKAfile Special Report August 24, 2015
Israel began importing Iraqi Kurdish oil exactly a year ago, at odds with the Obama administration, as debkafile reported at the time. Binyamin Netanyahu and the Barack Obama don’t see to eye to eye - not just on nuclear Iran, but on Middle East policy in general and the autonomous Kurdish republic, in particular. Israel decided to import Kurdish oil - first, because it was cheap at a time of soaring world prices and, second, to provide Kurdistan with revenue to buy the arms withheld by the US for repelling the ISIS advance on Irbil.
Morsi to shop for nuclear-capable missiles in Beijing en route for Tehran. Netanyahu, Obama meet Sept. 27
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2012
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are to meet at the White House on Sept. 27, debkafile reports. This timeline indicates that the prime minister is inclined to accommodate President Obama by delaying an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear program again until after the US presidential elections on Nov. 6. President Morsi is to go shopping in Beijing for the same nuclear-capable missiles as Saudi Arabia has acquired. Both seek détente with Tehran while Israel dithers over preempting its nuclear weapon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2010
debkafile reports Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is misleading his ministers by presenting the direct talks opening with the Palestinians on Sept. 2 as a diplomatic victory. He has omitted to disclose that the Obama administration has reneged on the secret deals for paving the way to the talks. One part was US non-reaction to the Bushehr reactor start-up, another to refrain from twisting Israel's arms in negotiations with the Palestinians.The White House is standing by neither.
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly July 8, 2010
After his June 29 talks with Barack Obama, Saudi King Abdullah decided not to wait for US sanctions to take effect on Iran but get the kingdom's nuclear program underway with all possible speed, helped by France. The Saudi momentum is carrying Egypt and Jordan in its wake. It colored Binyamin Netanyahu's talks with Barack Obama on Tuesday.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 6, 2010
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ended a meeting which both called "excellent" at the White House Tuesday July 6. In a carefully-worded comment, the US president indicated he would continue to respect Israel's nuclear stance and ambiguity about its reported arsenal. He also avoided pressing Israel on extending its 10-month freeze on settlement and Jerusalem construction which expires Sept. 26, but rather voiced the hope that face-to-face Israel-Palestinian talks could go forward by September.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 6, 2010
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was assured of a much friendlier and correct White House welcome for his fifth encounter with President Barack Obama July 6 - compared with his unmannerly reception in March. Still, five time bombs are ticking under their seats.The most combustible are Iran's drive for a nuclear weapon and the future of Israel's reputed nuclear arsenal. The US and Israel clearly do not see eye on eye on how and when to take action against Iran.
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