Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas call for ‘day of rage’ Friday

Earlier in the week, the IDF deployed two additional battalions to its Judea and Samria Division, three companies to the Jerusalem-West Bank perimeter area, and two reinforcement battalions to the Gaza border, to deal with disturbances along the security fence there.   On Thursday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud […]

Netanyahu: ‘Perfectly open’ to meeting with Abbas

Hundreds of armed IDF soldiers are now standing guard at some of Tel Aviv’s most popular shopping destinations to beef up the police presence.   Tel Aviv’s police department received 100 soldiers, most officer cadets, who will assist police in patrol of public spaces, such as the Dizengoff Center mall and the outdoor Carmel Market, […]

Palestinians torch Joseph’s Tomb in West Bank as unrest continues

The fire was condemned harshly by Israeli politicians, with Avigdor Lieberman, a former foreign minister under Benjamin Netanyahu, proclaiming “This arson shows that the Palestinian Authority’s occupation is no different than that of [ISIS]”. He added that the rioters had been incited by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, first to kill Israelis with machetes and […]

Nearly half of Israelis think two-state solution is dead, poll finds

61.5% say they don’t believe Netanyahu’s commitment to two-state solution to conflict was genuine   The majority of Arab citizens in Israel and close to a majority of Jews believe that the two-state solution to solving the Israeli- Palestinian conflict is dead, according to recent poll.   The monthly Peace Index poll released on Wednesday […]

Israel authorizes police to ′seal off′ Arab parts of Jerusalem

Netanyahu had called an emergency cabinet session on Tuesday to decide on a course of action after Palestinians had launched a series of attacks against Jews in Jerusalem and elsewhere in the country. “Today we will decide on a series of additional aggressive steps in our war against terrorists and inciters,” Netanyahu said in a […]

Netanyahu, under public pressure, vows to take ‘aggressive steps’ to combat Palestinian attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – facing increasing pressure from the public over his handling of a wave of Palestinian attacks – said Tuesday that his government is working on a series of “aggressive steps” to combat the crisis.   Netanyahu left a gathering of senior security officials to give the speech to parliament, then […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel will settle scores with those killing civilians

Netanyahu said that Israel would settle its account with “murderers and those who want to kill, and anyone who helps them. Not only won’t they have any rights, but we will extract the full price from them.”   The prime minister said that he was sure that the actions Israel will take will bring about […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Root of terrorism is that Palestinians don’t want Israel to exist

Israel will be here forever and overcome terrorism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his address to the Knesset at the opening of its winter session Monday.   “After 100 years of terrorism and 100 years of attempts to destroy the Zionist enterprise, our enemies still have not learned,” he said.   “Suicide terrorism was […]

Netanyahu Vows Crackdown on Violence From Any Side

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sharply condemned a stabbing attack which injured four Arabs in Dimona on Friday, threatening legal steps against violence no matter who initiated the attack. “Israel is a state of law and order,” he said. “We will utilize the law to the fullest against all who initiate violence and break the law – from any […]

Zahalka defies Temple Mount ban for MKs: ‘Benjamin Netanyahu has no authority here’

MK Jamal Zahalka (Joint List) challenged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ban of all MKs visiting the Temple Mount, and police blocked him from entering the plaza Thursday.   Arguing with police officers, Zahalka said “Who is Netanyahu in this context? There is no rule that says the prime minister can bar MKs from entering a […]