Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Praises Switzerland, Netherlands for Cutting Funds to Anti-Israel NGOs Inciting Violence

The Algemeiner reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded the leaders of Switzerland and the Netherlands on Wednesday following their decisions to halt funding for Palestinian NGOs involved in incitement. “I welcome the Swiss parliament’s decision to require the Swiss government not to finance NGOs that foster hate, racism, anti-Semitism and incitement,” Netanyahu said before flying […]

Report: Netanyahu Asked US to Permit Settlers to Live Under PA Jurisdiction

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back in 2014 demanded that the Obama administration negotiate the framework document for a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority to include a clause permitting Jewish settlements to remain under Palestinian sovereignty in the future Palestinian state, according to the draft documents revealed by Haaretz Sunday, and collaboration from senior US […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to crack down on Israeli human rights groups

Benjamin Netanyahu has said there is a need to tighten Israel’s laws to prevent foreign governments from funding Israeli human rights organisations. The Prime Minister said the current law requiring some non-profit groups to disclose the funding they receive from foreign governments was not strong enough, Haaretz reported. Mr Netanyahu said he had managed to […]

Netanyahu: A Trump-endorsed peace deal will come at a price

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was ready to oppose allies if they support BDS, and noted that should a peace deal be promoted by the US, Israel ought to be cautious. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that should US President Donald Trump endorse a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, it […]

Netanyahu: Trump is ‘determined to get a deal’ with the Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday cautioned that although the current US administration is very understanding of Israel’s needs, the country doesn’t have a “blank check” to do as it wishes concerning the Palestinians. Speaking at his Likud faction weekly meeting, Netanyahu stressed that US President Donald Trump is set on seeing peace between Israel […]

‘Netanyahu no longer supports two-state solution’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu no longer supports the two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, a senior Likud minister and ally to the Prime Minister said Monday morning. Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, who formerly served as the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office under Netanyahu, said that neither he nor Netanyahu support the two-state solution […]

Trump ISIS Leak to Russia Could End Israel-U.S. Intelligence Sharing

President Donald Trump’s decision to disclose highly classified information to Russia, which Israel reportedly provided to Washington, has put the intelligence services “in crisis,” according to a former senior Israeli intelligence official and recruiter of assets for Israel’s Shin Bet security service. As Washington’s key Middle East ally and partner on counter-terrorism, Israel has a […]

Trump’s intelligence gaffe creates tension with Israel

Israeli leaders are unlikely to let the revelation that President Donald Trump shared classified Israeli intelligence with Russian officials derail a critical state visit next week. But behind the scenes, U.S. officials may have some groveling to do in order to regain the trust of one of their most critical intelligence partners. “There is no […]

Netanyahu: Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Would Not Harm Peace Process

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted Sunday that Israel may not want the U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem if that could harm peace process prospects, but Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quickly rejected any such suggestion. “Israel’s position has been stated many times to the American administration and to the world,” Netanyahu said in […]

How Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas are fighting not to lose blame game with Trump

In the fall of 2011, a group of US congressmen decided to block $200 million in State Department funding from reaching the Palestinian Authority. The money, designated for healthcare, state building efforts and food programs, was withheld to try and discourage President Mahmoud Abbas from taking his unilateral bid for statehood to the United Nations […]