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March 12, 2015 10:57 pm

Oops! Netanyahu Did Give Alternative to Bad Iran Nuke Deal, Canadian Paper Now Tells Readers

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The Toronto Star clarifies report about Netanyahu speech. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

The Toronto Star on Tuesday clarified a March 3, 2015 story about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent speech before a joint session of Congress.

The Star initially reported that Netanyahu “notably declined to outline an alternative way to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions.”

But after media watchdog Honest Reporting pointed out that the claim was incorrect, the Canadian publication was moved to walk back the report.

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“According to a transcript of the speech, Netanyahu told Congress ‘the alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal’ that could be achieved by walking away, and continuing sanctions against Iran,” the Star informed readers.

“Iran’s nuclear program can be rolled back well-beyond the current proposal by insisting on a better deal and keeping up the pressure on a very vulnerable regime, especially given the recent collapse in the price of oil,” Netanyahu told Congress.

The Star’s initial claim seemed to parrot the Obama Administration’s assertion that Netanyahu offered no viable alternative to the White House’s approach to negotiations with Iran.

Unnamed Obama Administration sources continued this line of attack. One told Reuters that Netanyahu offered “no concrete plan” on Iran. Another unnamed official told CNN that Netanyahu’s speech had “literally not one new idea; not one single concrete alternative; all rhetoric, no action.”

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  • victoria brandeis

    THE TORONTO STAR, THE NATIONAL POST ARE ANTISEMITIC PAPERS ……. NO QUOTE FROM EITHER OF THESE PAPERS SUPPORT
    ‘JEW’

    ‘BIBI’ SPOKE WITH AN APPLAUSE FROM HEAVEN.

  • Reform School

    The only concrete plan Obama recognizes is Obama’s concrete plan to flood the Jews’ enemies with concrete, to build new terror tunnels into Israel. Gazans needed the pressure of ‘Obama the Democ Rat’ on his hated Jews to get them built.

  • zadimel

    Unfortunately, the present US administration is headed by one who unable to understand English. There were three suggestions: 1)stop exporting terrorism; 2)stop intruding into the affairs of other nations; 3)stop threatening the existence of the Jewish State.

  • Pi

    That wasn’t the only good advice on offer. Netanyahu clearly stated that Iran should be judged by changes in its behaviour, which has long included… a) continuing aggression against neighbouring states; b) notorious and despicable support for global terrorism; and c) relentlessly threatening Israel with annihilation. (paraphrased)

    It only makes sense. If Iran complied with all of the above, their pursuit of nuclear power would be treated with much less suspicion.

  • victoria brandeis

    TO RESPOND TO LIES AND STORIES OF HATRED IS BEYOND THE WEIGHT OF HAVING TO CONTROL ONESELF….JEWS EVERYWHERE ARE BEING PINNED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER FOR JUST BEING JEWS.

    REGARDING ELECTIONS THIS ONE IN ISRAEL IS ABOUT ‘ BULLYING’
    TWO PARTIES TOGETHER DOSEN’T REALLY GIVE A WINNING HAND TO EITHER LIVNI OR HERZOG…..

    IT IS REALLY ONE PARTY AND ANOTHER JOINING TO SPORT ‘EVIL’ AND YET STILL NOT BEING A ‘PARTY’…..

    I MAY EVEN HOLD ONYO AN ALIYIA FOR MYSELF NOT WISHING TO BE PART OF THIS SCENE……TWO GROUPS MERGING DON’T MEAN ANYTHING OTHER THAN A MANAGE ET TROIS…….

    EVEN SCHOOL KIDS WOULD NOT ALLOW THIS SCENARIO IN A LUNCH TIME SPORT GAME……….I DO SENSE THE VOICES OF ISRAEL ARE OF THOSE WHO CRIED THEY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH FOR THE
    40 YEAR MARCH THROUGH THE DESERT……SOME ARE THOSE WHO WERE THE AMELEKS……ALWAYS CRIPPLING SOULS AROUND THEM….IF AMELEK DID NOT DIE THEN….

    THEN AMELEK DIES TODAY……..LOOK AROUND AND SEE…..OBAMA IS ONE….AND IF A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN LIVNI AND HERZOG MAP THEMSELVES TOGETHER …… THEN YOU HAVE TWO MORE……YES, YOU DO…..UNDER THE COVERS NO ONE KNOWS WHO THESE FOLKS ARE……WHERE THERE MONEY IS…HOW MUCH…..AND ON AND ON….

    WHO KNOWS….ONLY HASHEM….AND WHO KNOWS…..AS FAR AS PEREZ THE LITTLE ‘RAT’…..ALWAYS THOUGHT OF HIM AS A RAT….A LITTLE MAFFIAOSA TRYING TO SPLIT ISRAEL AND ITS PEOPLE…AGAIN

    WHY DO YOU AS THIS IS HAPPENING…LOOK…..ISRAEL IS GOING TO BE A WORLD LEADER……AND , NO ONE WANTS THAT WITHOUT……A PARTNERSHIP OF ANY KIND.

    GOOD SHABBOS ALL……I DO BELIEVE THE WISE MAN STILL HAS NOT SPOKEN.

    • ms Bo Salsberg

      Victoria Brandeis… I have no idea what your lengthy comment meant. A lot of fancy words but what was your point.

  • One told Reuters that Netanyahu offered “no concrete plan” on Iran. Another unnamed official told CNN that Netanyahu’s speech had “literally not one new idea; not one single concrete alternative; all rhetoric, no action.”

    According to a transcript of the speech, Netanyahu told Congress ‘the alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal’ that could be achieved by walking away, and continuing sanctions against Iran,” the Star informed readers.

    “Iran’s nuclear program can be rolled back well-beyond the current proposal by insisting on a better deal and keeping up the pressure on a very vulnerable regime, especially given the recent collapse in the price of oil,” Netanyahu told Congress.

  • Lynne T

    Well, yes, the spinning by the administration is bound to be furious when something like 71% of Americans responded that they had little confidence that the talks would prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons in the foreseeable future.

  • 10

    GOD MADE THE FIRST RELIGION AND PEOPLE MADE RELIGIONS.

  • There is an end-of-March deadline with Iran for an agreement to be reached. If an agreement is NOT reached, Netanyahu’s ‘alternative proposal’ will come into play by default.
    If it does, we shall all see how effective it is.

    Whether Netanyahu himself will be in pole position to see how things pan out is now doubtful. Electorally, according to the polls, he seems to have run his course.

    • ms Bo Salsberg

      I fear Israel’s core destiny will be forever changed without Bibi at the helm. Difficult as it may seem to the younger faction, experience and patience is what Israel needs. Newer, younger rage cannot cement current issues into peace if the country is divided. That’s exactly what its enemies want. Unfortunately, the USA is probably hoping for that same outcome. Not that we are an enemy exactly, but we are certainly on a path to hop that freight train headed for a derailment at Israel’s door.

  • Mervyn

    Obama and his administration are blatant liars.
    The destiny of lies is disease.

  • Stella

    Kudos to honest reporting

  • Leo Toystory

    You’ve got the same kind of really awful cardboard humanoids working at the Star as you do in the BO administration. They’re barely human in that all they can ever do is lie, lie, lie for the sake of their decrepit cause.

  • Don Corrigan

    I live just down the road from Toronto and I won’t read the “red’ Star or its web site. It is biased and distorts the news. It pretends to be a reliable source, not!!

  • rachel robinson

    How did the president know what Bibi was saying? he was not there to listen. Had he been there he would have known exactly what PM Netanyahu said and he would not have had to rely on second hand messages. Too bad. Now he has to rely on others and we surely do not know how much of the speech they have conveyed to the president. If he did not wish to hear what PM Netanyahu has to say let him say he did not hear what he said and he has no idea what if anything the PM offered. This makes him look like a fool he is.

  • yussi

    Bibi hit it out of the ballpark.clearly,honestly and in plain english he told of the current situation and what should be done rather than appeasing these savages.

  • Mandrake

    Thank you to the Toronto Star to make this pertinent observation!

  • aubrey zelman

    great to hear media bias newspaper cut down by Honest Reporting

    unfortunately almost every liberal paper from the times post etc
    echoed the Obama rhetoric.

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