Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Bennett Promoting Merger of Right-wing Parties Ahead of Third Israeli Election

The heads of two right-wing parties are negotiating over a joint ticket that would include all the parties to the right of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud ahead of Israel’s March 2 general election. Hayamin Hehadash Chairman Naftali Bennett and Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Rafi Peretz met on Wednesday and on Thursday to discuss the issue. […]

‘What’s in It for Trump?’: White House Debating Release of Mideast Peace Plan Before Third Israeli Election

Despite Israel being in the midst of another election campaign, the Trump administration is once again considering whether to publish its Middle East peace plan. While no decision has been made, there is real debate within the White House about releasing the plan in the next few weeks. Some in the administration believe this is […]

High Court rejects petition seeking to bar Netanyahu from forming government

The High Court of Justice threw out a petition on Thursday that urged it to bar Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government after the upcoming March election due to the charges against him in three criminal cases. The court said it would not make a decision on the matter, because the timing was […]

Netanyahu tells Supreme Court AG should not be able to disqualify him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the High Court of Justice on Sunday that it was “inconceivable” for Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to decide who will be the next prime minister. In a letter to the top legal body ahead of a Tuesday hearing on whether a lawmaker facing criminal indictment can be tapped to form […]

Netanyahu promises U.S. recognition of Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to deliver U.S. recognition of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley if his party secures a majority in national elections slated for March. He made the pledge Thursday in a victory speech after winning the primary contest for leadership of his political party. Netanyahu, who is […]

Benjamin Netanyahu crushes challenger for party leadership in Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a great victory in a primary election over a challenge to his leadership of the Likud party. Challenger Gideon Sa’ar conceded the election and said that he would back Netanyahu and the party in the general election after poll results indicated a landslide for his rival. “This is a […]

Embattled Netanyahu Declares Victory in Israel Primary

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory early Friday in his primary election battle for leadership of the Likud party, as TV stations predicted a landslide win for the longtime Israeli leader. The apparent victory means that Netanyahu will lead Likud into March elections, the country’s third election in less than a year. He is […]

Netanyahu Rebuffs a Challenge From Within, Despite Graft Charges

The embattled Israeli prime minister staved off a Likud party leadership challenge, a victory that is likely to perpetuate Israel’s political deadlock. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel easily brushed off a challenge for the leadership of the conservative Likud party early Friday, a crucial victory for Israel’s longest-serving leader but one that may only […]

Netanyahu: ICC makes Jewish rights to biblical Israel a war crime

Israel plans to push back against the “absurd” decision by the International Criminal Court: to turn the right of Jews to live in biblical Israel into a war crime, while ignoring the human rights abuses of countries like Iran, Syria and Turkey, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet at the start of its weekly […]

Netanyahu pledges US support for West Bank settlement annexation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday pledged to secure United States support for the annexation of the Jordan Valley and other West Bank settlements. “We didn’t return here [Judea and Samaria] just to leave it,” Netanyahu said during a campaign visit to the Mitzpe Yeriho settlement in the Binyamin region of the West Bank. “The […]