Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu is rallying Israelis against Obama and the UN

Benjamin Netanyahu has been unrelenting in his criticism of the Obama administration over what he condemned as its “shameful” decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a halt to Israeli settlement-building. But with the clock ticking down on Barack Obama’s presidency, a possibly more amenable Republican Donald Trump waiting in the […]

Benjamin Netanyahu defends response to UN vote: ‘Israel will not turn the other cheek’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved from an offensive to defensive posture on Monday regarding the UN Security Council vote, rebuffing criticism that his angry response was too aggressive and saying that Israel will not “turn the other cheek.” During an event in Ma’alot-Tarshiha to launch a new socioeconomic plan for the Galilee, Netanyahu said he […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to US: ‘Veto UN resolution on settlements’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activities in a vote scheduled for Thursday. Netanyahu said in a message on Twitter that the United States “should veto the anti-Israel resolution.”   Read More: Benjamin Netanyahu to US: ‘Veto UN resolution on settlements’ – […]

Benjamin Netanyahu planning unprecedented new construction during Trump reign

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his strongest statement in years on Monday in favor of construction in Judea and Samaria, giving hope to settler leaders that massive construction will begin when Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama as president of the United States. Netanyahu told 60 Minutes last week that he was looking forward to working […]

Netanyahu hopes Trump can broker peace in Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heaped praise on president-elect Donald Trump, as he insisted that his well-publicized disagreements with the current commander in chief were never personal. “I know Donald Trump. I know him very well. And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear,” Netanyahu said in an interview Sunday night on […]

Netanyahu to Egypt: Let’s fight terrorism together

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on Egypt to “fight terrorism together” after a bombing in a Coptic Christian church in Cairo killed 23 people and wounded 49. “Israel condemns the reprehensible terrorist attack at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo,” a statement from Netanyahu’s office said. “Israel shares in the grief of the families […]

Benjamin Netanyahu denies Israel ‘inching toward an anti-American Mideast bloc’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the notion that Israel is entering an “anti-American bloc” in a high-stakes interview Sunday night with Lesley Stahl of CBS’s 60 Minutes: Lesley Stahl: “You have a friendship with Mr. Putin, and a friendship with China. You seem to be inching toward an anti-American bloc.” Benjamin Netanyahu: “God, no. Let me tell […]

Benjamin Netanyahu accepts Paris invite to meet Abbas, if France drops conference

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday accepted French President François Hollande’s invitation to meet with him and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris later this month, as long as there is no international conference. The French are planning a conference of foreign ministers in Paris on December 21 to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian issue, and […]

Amona residents slam Netanyahu, Bennett for surrendering to Kahlon

Amona residents on Monday rejected out of hand the compromise reached in the coalition that allowed a revisd version of the Regulation Bill to pass a preliminary reading in the Knesset. The Regulation Bill would retroactively legalize Jewish outposts in the West Bank built with government involvement. Clause 7 of the legislation proposal, which specifically refers […]

Benjamin Netanyahu seeks deal to save settlement homes in Amona

The coalition disputes over the settlement bill and the future of the Amona outpost could be coming to a close, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued negotiations with party leaders and brought options to Attorney- General Avichai Mandelblit that might lead to the postponement of Monday’s planned vote.At the opening of Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Netanyahu […]