Israeli officials’ jibes at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have intensified as he works on a blueprint for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, forcing him to defend a mission already burdened by wide gaps.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel must remain “the master of its fate” in deciding whether a military strike is necessary to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon, even as President Barack Obama called for more time to let sanctions and diplomacy work.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his campaign for stopping Iran’s nuclear program to Congress today after telling President Barack Obama his country must be free to decide whether to take military action.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu advised President Barack Obama last month to back off, saying the U.S. had “no moral right” to stop Israel from attacking Iran in a bid to cripple its nuclear program.
SunPower Corp., the solar-panel company majority-owned by Total SA, fell the most in a week after an announcement of higher-than-anticipated restructuring costs and a downgrade by Credit Agricole Securities.
The collision this week over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations has been coming since Israel and the Palestinian Authority hit an impasse in negotiations a year ago and U.S. President Barack Obama was unable to get them back to the bargaining table.