Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has found himself wrapped in a blanket of controversy over his posh in-flight sleeping arrangements. It comes after reports that he and his wife had a $127,000 bedchamber custom-built for a flight to London.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledges that while Israel and the US share a commitment to ensuring Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, there "may well be some differences" on the question of when it might decide to go for a bomb.
The US has been monopolizing leadership in the Israeli- Palestinian peace process, but has so far been ineffectual, activist Mustafa Barghouti told RT, expressing concern that America’s inactivity might allow Israel to ‘kill’ the two-state solution.
In their first phone conversation since 2010, the Israeli PM has apologized to Turkish PM Erdogan for deaths in the Gaza flotilla raid, Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said. Israel also agreed to compensation for bereaved families.
The US is taking plans for a possible military operation against Iran “very seriously,” a senior Israeli security official, who is said to be in the know about aspects of the American plan, has told Haaretz daily.