Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

We’ve been in Hebron, Cave of the Patriarchs for 4 millennia, we will not be moved

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences to the family of Gennady Kaufman, the Israeli who was stabbed by a terrorist in the West Bank near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron earlier this month and who died of his wounds on Wednesday morning.   “Gennady was the gardener at the Cave of the […]

Report: US was spying on Benjamin Netanyahu during Iran deal negotiations

The US National Security Agency’s foreign eavesdropping included phone conversations between top Israeli officials and US lawmakers and American-Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing current and former US officials.   White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign against the nuclear deal […]

PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel condemns terror, Palestinian Authority praises it

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the opening of Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting to again condemn acts of Jewish terrorism, but stressed that just as the scope of Jewish terrorism can in no way be compared to the much greater Palestinian terrorism, so too the reaction of Israeli society is completely different than that of the […]

Hamas activity in Turkey an obstacle to Ankara-Jerusalem reconciliation

The shutting down of Hamas’s operations in Turkey is emerging as one of the sticking points preventing the signing of an agreement normalizing ties between Israel and Turkey, The Jerusalem Post has learned.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Likud faction on Monday that a rapprochement with Turkey is not yet a done deal, […]

Benjamin Netanyahu threatens to strip Jerusalem residency from 230,000 Palestinians

Plans to strip Jerusalem residency rights from Palestinians in the wake of recent violence could affect more than 230,000 people, according to reports.Identity cards give around 350,000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem the right to work and move freely across the city, and are used by residents both inside and outside the separation wall built in […]

Amid strong Israeli-Greek ties, Greece’s parliament to recognize Palestinian state

Even as Israel and Greek ties reach new highs with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled to meet twice next month with Greece’s leader, Alexis Tsipras, the Greek parliament is expected to call on its government on Tuesday to recognize a Palestinian state.   The declaration is expected to take place after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud […]

Israel News, Netanyahu to Albanian PM: Friendship goes back to Albania protecting Jews from Nazis

The leaders signed on a friendship agreement and a mutual cooperation agreement between Israel and Albania.

Isaac Herzog, Avigdor Liberman: Turkey-Israel deal comes too late

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Friday criticized as tardy an emerging deal that could lead toward normalized diplomatic ties between Israel and Turkey.   On Wednesday, incoming Mossad head Yossi Cohen, and Joseph Ciechanover, who has served as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special envoy to Turkey for the past five years, met with Turkish Foreign […]

Israel and Turkey move closer to reconciliation, normalized relations

Israel and Turkey are close to normalizing full diplomatic ties, sources in the Prime Minister’s Office said Thursday night, following a high level secret meeting in Switzerland a day earlier to hammer out the reconciliation terms.   Incoming Mossad head Yossi Cohen, and Joseph Ciechanover, who has served as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special envoy […]

Netanyahu signs natural gas deal

It’s also important for our foreign relations. Many countries have expressed interest. Not just Greece and Cyprus, whose leaders I’m going to meet in a few weeks. Jordan, and of course the Palestinian Authority as well, are interested. Turkey and Egypt are also interested, and we’re discussing this with them.”   The prime minister said […]