Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel-Hamas cease-fire deal would be surrender to terrorism

Avigdor Liberman, the head of Yisrael Beytenu, said Wednesday the Israeli government would be “capitulating to terrorism” if reports that it is negotiating a five-year truce with Hamas are accurate.   In an interview with Army Radio, the former foreign minister called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to come to any understandings with the […]

Israel’s Netanyahu says boycott efforts recall Nazi Germany

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a Palestinian-led campaign to boycott Israeli goods was reminiscent of Nazi Germany’s campaign against Jews.   Meeting with visiting Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna, Netanyahu raised the issue of “the defamation of the Jewish people” on Polish soil when the Nazis controlled much of Europe.   “The attacks […]

Benjamin Netanyahu steps up attacks on UN Human Rights Council before it releases Gaza report

In the run-up to publication by the UN Human rights Council this week of what is expected to be a very critical report of Israel’s actions in last summer’s Gaza offensive, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on the offensive Monday, trying to delegitimize the delegitimizers.   The UN Human Rights Council, Netanyahu said at the […]

Benjamin Netanyahu calls Dempsey ‘great friend,’ guardian of US-Israel relations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised US military chief Gen. Martin Dempsey in a meeting Thursday morning, calling him “a great friend,” and protector of not only America, but also  of US-Israel relations.   He expressed appreciation for Dempsey’s work and for the men of the US army deployed across the globe.   “I know your […]

Benjamin Netanyahu accuses world of hypocrisy for silence regarding rocket fire from Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his aggressive battle against efforts to delegitimize Israel, broadly hinting during Sunday’s cabinet meeting at the need for a unity government to deal with the situation.   “Against the efforts to harm Israel with threats, false accusations and boycotts, we must stand – right and left – as one, to […]

Any deal with Palestinian Authority will necessitate long-term Israeli presence in West Bank

With the international community expected to step up pressure on Israel to come up with initiatives to move the diplomatic process with the Palestinians forward, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that any agreement would necessitate a long-term Israeli presence throughout the West Bank.   In a comprehensive press briefing with diplomatic reporters, Netanyahu […]

Netanyahu broke promise on Jerusalem Affairs Ministry

In February, during the elections campaign, Netanyahu declared to the media while standing next to Barkat that he would not appoint a minister for Jerusalem affairs and that he would deal with the ministry’s responsibilities himself. Netanyahu worked to find a compromise between his promise to Barkat and Elkin’s request until the late hours of […]

Netanyahu’s Comments Have ‘Consequences’

President Barack Obama is continuing his criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s comments on a Palestinian state and Arab-Israelis before the last elections.   In an interview with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Obama said that the security relationship between the United States and Israel will remain strong, but reiterated that there will be […]

The whole world heard Netanyahu’s commitment to two-state solution

Israel knows the importance of the role that Europe takes in trying to bring the tragedy of the 150-year-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians to and end, President Reuven Rivlin told Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy on Thursday.   Rivlin was confident that the […]

Isaac Herzog mocks Netanyahu’s chances of reigniting peace process

A day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted saying in closed conversations that he wants to restart the peace process, opposition leader Isaac Herzog expressed doubt on Tuesday that talks would begin while Netanyahu is in power.   In an interview running in The Jerusalem Post’s Shavuot supplement on the world’s 50 most powerful […]