Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

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 […]

In Harsh Terms, Kerry Says Israel Is Undermining Peace Efforts

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday accused right-wing Israelis of deliberately thwarting efforts to broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. In unusually stark terms, Mr. Kerry warned that the building of Israeli settlements was undermining any hope of an agreement to allow two states to live side by side. At the Saban Forum, […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss ‘bad’ Iran nuclear deal with Donald Trump

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has said he and Donald Trump will discuss the “bad” nuclear deal with Iran after the US president-elect enters the White House. Republican defense community fills Reagan shrine with prayers over Trump Read more During the US election campaign, Trump called the nuclear pact a “disaster” and “the worst […]

Comment: Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s dysfunctional government

Could a German submarine sink Benjamin Netanyahu’s dysfunctional government? Israel’s most extreme Right coalition is foundering, with its leaders turning on each other and planning the demise of the prime minister so they can have his job. At least half of Netanyahu’s cabinet is jockeying to succeed him and more are waiting outside. His latest […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow ISIS to open ‘a front of terror’ on the Golan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Islamic State and other groups in Syria on Monday that Israel would have a zero tolerance policy for attacks across its border. Speaking to the Likud faction, he said over the past few days there were multiple attempts to attack the IDF on the border with Syria. He said Israel […]

‘Netanyahu would never sell out Israel’s security’

Education Minister and Jewish Home chief Naftali Bennett defended Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Friday morning, following accusations of alleged corruption in connection with a large military hardware purchase from Germany. Writing on Twitter, Bennett rejected claims Netanyahu had acted improperly or had sold out the Israeli defense establishment. “The Prime Minister is not corrupt,” Bennett […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to US Jews: Be patient regarding Kotel deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu advised patience and the need for “quiet diplomacy” on Tuesday to North American Jews angry and frustrated over the government’s failure to implement a decision to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. Speaking via video hook-up to the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North America meeting in […]

Netanyahu: We expect next US president to back direct peace talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed hope Sunday that both US President Barack Obama, and whoever succeeds him, will not impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the outside.   Netanyahu opened his weekly cabinet meeting with remarks about Tuesday’s US election, saying that “I am convinced that the United States will continue acting on […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to Abbas: If settlements didn’t exist, would you recognize a Jewish state?

The Palestinians must exorcise the demon of wanting to destroy the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella when the two met in Jerusalem on Wednesday.   “I [have] turned not only to Hamas but to [Palestinian Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas, and I said, ‘Would you recognize a Jewish state, […]