Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Nasrallah: Benjamin Netanyahu confused, the West Bank is on the brink of an intifada

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah attacked both Saudi Arabia and Israel in comments he made on Tuesday, warning that a third intifada was brewing in the West Bank.Nasrallah blamed Saudi Arabia for “the killings in our region,” and hinted at their involvement in the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper reported.Nasrallah accused the Saudis […]

No chance Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama will heal their rift, says J Street

There is “zero chance of an actual rapprochement” between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, vice president for communications at JStreet Alan Elsner told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.   “These two leaders do not trust each other and are not strong enough or brave enough to actually move forward,” he explained, “The […]

Netanyahu Folds to US on Judea-Samaria Freeze

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed during a late-night emergency Cabinet meeting on Monday strong opposition to calls from Jewish Home and Likud ministers to expand construction in Judea and Samaria in response to recent terror attacks.   According to a Channel 2 report on Tuesday evening, Netanyahu explained to the ministers that such an action would place Israel in […]

Israeli PM vows ‘strong action’ against Palestinian unrest

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that he will use a “strong hand” to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks, signaling that the current round of violence is bound to escalate at a time when a political solution to the conflict is increasingly distant. Netanyahu said he has sent thousands more soldiers and […]

Netanyahu attacks UN for ‘deafening silence’ in face of Iran’s genocidal threats

His impassioned address dealt mainly with the Iranian threat, with the Israeli prime minister saying that the days when the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocide are over. He lambasted the international body for its ‘deafening silence’ in response to the Iranian regime’s threats to annihilate Israel, pausing his speech for 45 […]

Abbas speech encourages incitement and disaster in Middle East: Netanyahu

“Abu Mazen’s [Abbas] speech is deceitful and encourages incitement and disaster in the Middle East. Unlike the Palestinians, Israel strictly adheres to the status quo on the Temple Mount, and is committed to continuing to do so in accordance with the agreements between Israel and Jordan and the Waqf,” Netanyahu said.   “We expect and […]

Benjamin Netanyahu and Rivlin meet for first time in two and a half months

President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Friday at the President’s Residence for a routine update meeting after a two and a half months amid concerns that a rift had formed between the politicians, according to Israel Radio.   The president and the prime minister met to discuss the regional political situation […]

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will keep Temple Mount order amid report Abdullah won’t talk to him

The Prime Minister’s Office refused comment Thursday on a spate of reports that Jordan’s King Abdullah II is refusing to take phone calls or meet secretly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of the tension around the Temple Mount.   According to the reports, Abdullah does not want to create a “business as usual” atmosphere […]

Jordan’s King Abdullah won’t speak with Benjamin Netanyahu, Arab media report

Relations between Jordan and Israel have soured to the point where King Abdullah is refusing to communicate directly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Channel 2 reported on Thursday, citing Arab and Jordanian media sources.   The Kuwaiti daily A-Jarida is reporting on Thursday that King Abdullah refused Netanyahu’s request to hold a secret meeting in […]

Israeli Officials Weigh Harsher Steps to Curb Jerusalem Unrest

Israeli authorities are debating measures to curb rising unrest in Jerusalem, including a law that mandates “minimum punishments” for the throwing of rocks and firebombs.   Israeli and Palestinian officials have blamed each other for instigating the latest round of violence in Jerusalem, which has centered around the holy site known to Jews as the […]