Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu says UN chief Ban Ki-moon ‘encouraging terror’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of “encouraging terror”. Referring to the Palestinians, Mr Ban said it was human nature for oppressed peoples to react to occupation. Speaking at the UN Security Council, Mr Ban also condemned recent stabbings of Israelis by Palestinians. More than 155 Palestinians, 28 Israelis, […]

France trying to get Netanyahu and Abbas to meet?

France is continuing its efforts to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), and is attempting to bring together Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas for a meeting, Channel 2 News reported on Monday.   According to the report, France is trying to get the two to meet as […]

Benjamin Netanyahu fails to quell all coalition rebellion threats over Hebron homes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to quell all rebellion threats from Bayit Yehudi politicians who pledged to vote against the coalition on Monday to protest the forced eviction of Jewish families Friday from two homes in the West Bank city of Hebron.   Bayit Yehudi MK Bezalel Smotrich said he would continue to boycott Knesset […]

Kerry: ‘The fight’s over’ between Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama on Iran deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday stated that “the fight’s over” between the Israeli and American governments, regarding the Iranian nuclear deal, now that the accord has been implemented, according to a CNN report.   Kerry’s remarks came days after the formal commencement of the nuclear agreement Saturday, following which world powers eased […]

Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos: Best to hope for in Syria is ‘benign Balkanization’

The EU should adopt policies toward Israel similar to those taken by the moderate Arab states in the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told EU foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini at a meeting in Davos on Thursday.   His comments came just days after the European Union Foreign Affairs Council adopted resolutions on the Middle […]

EU slams illegal Israeli settlements but insists it is not boycotting the state

The EU has reiterated its commitment to a two-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis, and criticised Israel’s settlement policies, which are illegal under international law. On 18 January, the EU unanimously adopted a resolution asserting that deals and agreements with Israel can only apply to its pre-1967 internationally recognised borders.   Despite fierce opposition from […]

Netanyahu sets off for World Economic Forum in Davos

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu departed Wednesday morning for the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos where he will speak before about 2,500 participants in the annual World Economic Forum. Netanyahu is leading an economic delegation that does not include Finance Minister Moshe Kachlon or Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug. The main topics at this year’s event are […]

Benjamin Netanyahu, US envoy trade jabs over ‘two-standards’ of law in West Bank

The Prime Minister’s Office dismissed as “unacceptable and wrong” an uncharacteristically sharp public criticism of Israel’s legal standards leveled Monday by US envoy Dan Shapiro, who said there seems at times to be one standard of law in the West Bank for Israelis, and another for Palestinians.   “As Israel’s devoted friend and its most […]

Netanyahu Asserts Israel Will Be Iran’s Watchdog

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel warned on Sunday that his nation would ensure that Tehran never obtains nuclear weapons, while also taking credit for keeping Iran from already having them.   Mr. Netanyahu has been an open and vocal opponent of the deal with Iran. Speaking at the start of the regular weekly cabinet […]

Benjamin Netanyahu on Swedish FM’s remarks: Outrageous, immoral, unjust and stupid

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Thursday, characterizing her recent statements calling for an investigation of Israeli “extrajudicial killings” as “outrageous, immoral, unjust and just wrong.”   He later added another adjective – “stupid” – though he stopped short of endorsing comments made a day earlier by National Infrastructure, Energy […]