Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Official: Israel to meet Quartet delegations that include EU reps

Israel will continue to hold discussions with the Quartet, which includes representatives from the European Union, even though it has suspended talks with the EU over the Palestinian issue, a government official said Tuesday.   A Quartet delegation, including senior officials from the US, Russia, EU and UN, was set to arrive last week to […]

Given Abbas’ incitement, no surprise majority of Palestinians support stabbing attacks

Polls showing that some 80 percent of the Palestinians support current stabbing attacks on Israelis should come as no surprise, given Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s continued incitement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.   Netanyahu, during a visit to the IDF’s southern command headquarters with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, said that poll after […]

Kerry warns: Israel could become a ‘unitary state’

The comments came in an interview with the New Yorker published on Monday, and which was conducted after Kerry’s recent meeting in Germany with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.   Kerry told the magazine that he believes that Israelis headed toward becoming a “unitary state that is an impossible entity to manage” and warned that such […]

US officials’ jabs at Benjamin Netanyahu repeated in New Yorker piece on Kerry

The latest in a long line of pokes by anonymous US officials at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared Monday in a mammoth, largely glowing piece, on US Secretary of State John Kerry that appeared in the New Yorker.   David Remnick, an often caustic critic of Netanyahu who penned the more than 10,000 word article, […]

PM welcomes Argentina’s ‘change of direction’

“This is a welcome change of direction and I hope we will see a significant improvement of Argentina-Israeli relations as well as a change for the better in relations with other countries in South America in the coming years,” Netanyahu said.   The memorandum of understanding would have created a joint “truth commission” made up […]

Kerry angers Israel with talk of binational state

Secretary of State John Kerry caused consternation in Israel when he said the nation threatens to implode if a two-state solution is not reached with Palestinians, drawing the ire of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Israel will not be a binational state,” Netanyahu said emphatically at the opening of his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, according […]

The Putinization of Israel: Netanyahu Cozying Up to Russia May Cost Israel Dearly

A couple of years ago, farmers in the Jordan Valley began to sing the praises of the Russian market. As more and more retailers in Western Europe boycotted their peppers and dates, the Israeli farmers thought they had found a sensible alternative to the Western Europeans who had been, until that point, their biggest clients. […]

Benjamin Netanyahu calls for friendly countries to change UN voting pattern on Israel

PARIS – Israel will begin asking countries with whom it has friendly ties and who want Israeli cooperation to change their anti-Israel voting patterns at the UN, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday after speaking with numerous heads of state at the climate conference in the French capital.   Netanyahu, speaking to Israeli reporters following […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to meet world leaders in Paris Monday

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to leave early Monday morning for Paris and join some 140 leaders from around the world at a conference on climate change that – since the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month – has also morphed into a demonstration of solidarity with France and an international statement against […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: We will not hand over even ‘one meter’ of land

Israel is not planning to unilaterally hand over portions of Area C in the West Bank to the Palestinian Authority, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers on Sunday.   “There won’t be any transfer of territory to the Palestinians, not 40,000 [dunams or 10,000 acres], not 10,000 and not even one meter,” Netanyahu said […]