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Benjamin Netanyahu Has Totally Outmaneuvered President Obama: Mark Bruzonsky

Benjamin Netanyahu Has Totally Outmaneuvered President Obama: Mark Bruzonsky

To the veteran American journalist Mark Bruzonsky, the announcement by the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute that the 2015 Irving Kristol Award will be presented to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no surprise.
    
Mr. Bruzonsky believes the AEI has made the decision to grant the important award to the Israeli PM in order to enable him to get as much as he can from the American society, including money, arms, political support and backing at the United Nations.

Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting Washington today, and after a ceremony at the American Enterprise Institute, will go to the White House to confer with President Barack Obama. This is the first encounter between the US and Israeli leaders since the comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program was concluded, a deal that embittered the relations between Washington and Tel Aviv and nearly pitted Obama and Netanyahu against each other.

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Netanyahu Has No Respect for Human Dignity, the Rights of People Living Under Occupation: Denis Halliday

Netanyahu Has No Respect for Human Dignity, the Rights of People Living Under Occupation: Denis Halliday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been named by the American Enterprise Institute as the recipient of Irving Kristol Award 2015. It’s noted that he would receive the prize for his contributions to democratic leadership, his preservation of human dignity and his role in the bolstering of US-Israel relations.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of the most influential right-wing think tanks in the United States. Many of its fellows and members have held high-ranking positions in the US government, particularly in the Republican administration of George W. Bush.
    
As tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the US President Barack Obama continue to undermine the seemingly-unshakable ties of the United States and Israel, the award by the American Enterprise Institute emerges as a catalyst to give the Israeli leader a boost and restore his legitimacy in the eyes of American public.

The former United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq believes presenting the award to Netanyahu underlines the “irresponsibility of the blind political, economic, military and moral support” being offered to Israel by the United States.

According to Denis Halliday, the idea that Benjamin Netanyahu is the representative of a democracy and a respectable state is “absolute nonsense.”

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AEI Award for Netanyahu Is Meant to Repair the US-Israel Split: Prof. Denis Rancourt

AEI Award for Netanyahu Is Meant to Repair the US-Israel Split: Prof. Denis Rancourt

The conservative Washington D.C.-based think tank American Enterprise Institute has announced that it would grant the Irving Kristol Award 2015 to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in recognition of his contributions to democratic leadership and the role he played in enhancing the US-Israel relations.

The AEI President Arthur C. Brooks said the Israeli PM has demonstrated the courage to defend his nation’s values and a commitment to free enterprise, democracy and human dignity.  

The award is named after Irving Kristol, the late American journalist and columnist who is popularly known as the “godfather of neo-conservatism”, with close ties to the Israeli government and political institutions. Irving Kristol’s son William is also a conservative political analyst and the founder of The Weekly Standard magazine. He died of lung cancer on September 18, 2009.

Benjamin Netanyahu has called Irving Kristol a “stalwart friend of Israel and a great champion of the US-Israel alliance”, voicing his contentment with the decision by the American Enterprise Institute in naming him the recipient of the 2015 award.

In an interview with Truth NGO, the Canadian scholar and former university professor Denis Rancourt said awarding the AEI prize to Benjamin Netanyahu is mostly an effort to mend the muddled relations between the Israeli PM and his close friend, the US President Barack Obama.

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