Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Obama and Netanyahu to meet in D.C., looking for a way past the ugliness of the Iran deal

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to move beyond the nasty public clash over the Iran nuclear deal and restore a more transactional approach to the U.S.-Israeli relationship — including delicate conversations about possible expansion of military aid — when they meet in Washington on Monday.   Though they have sharply […]

Benjamin Netanyahu heads to US to push for $50b. military aid package

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to leave for Washington on Sunday in hopes of securing a decadelong, $5 billion a year military aid package to help Israel defend itself against Iran and other regional threats.   On Monday, US President Barack Obama plans to host Netanyahu at the White House for their first face-toface meeting […]

US rules out Mideast peace deal before Obama leaves office

President Barack Obama has made a “realistic assessment” that a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians is not possible during his final months in office, U.S. officials said Thursday. The officials spoke to reporters ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House on Monday. It’s the first time Obama and Netanyahu […]

Netanyahu’s new media adviser said Obama’s Iran policy is ‘modern anti-Semitism’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s choice to serve as the next chief media adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office posted controversial statuses on his Facebook page, including one in which he refers to US President Barack Obama’s response to the premier’s Iran speech in Congress as “modern anti-Semitism.”   Ran Baratz, who was tapped by Netanyahu […]

Netanyahu Must Examine Relationship With Those Who Undermine Temple Mount Status Quo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made considerable efforts in the last two weeks to prove that Israel is meticulously maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount. After negotiating with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and indirectly with Jordan’s King Abdulllah, Netanyahu agreed to have cameras installed on the Mount. He also admitted, by […]

Netanyahu raps deputy FM for ‘dreaming of Israeli flag on Temple Mount’

Israel’s deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely has come under fire for saying her dream was for the Israeli flag to fly over the Temple Mount site in Jerusalem.   The comments led Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to warn members of his government on Monday night to “act accordingly” on the sensitive issue of the flashpoint […]

Netanyahu: Muslims Pray on the Temple Mount; non-Muslims Visit the Temple Mount

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel’s commitment to the status quo on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in a statement on Saturday, after reportedly reaching understandings regarding the holy site with the Palestinians and Jordan. “Israel will continue to enforce its longstanding policy: Muslims pray on the Temple Mount; non-Muslims visit the Temple Mount,” read […]

Netanyahu considers revoking residency of East Jerusalem Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu recently raised the possibility of canceling the residency status of some of the 80,000 Palestinians who reside in East Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the controversial separation barrier, sources in the prime minister’s bureau have said.   The report came amid a wave of terror attacks against Israelis and clashes between Israeli […]

Netanyahu causes uproar by linking Palestinians to Holocaust

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked uproar in Israel on Wednesday for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader convinced the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate European Jews. Holocaust experts slammed Netanyahu’s comments as historically inaccurate and serving the interests of Holocaust deniers by lessening the responsibility of Adolf Hitler and the […]

After Benjamin Netanyahu comments, Germany says responsibility for Holocaust is ‘very much our own’

“This is taught in German schools for good reason, it must never be forgotten. And I see no reason to change our view of history in any way. We know that responsibility for this crime against humanity is German and very much our own.”   In a speech to the World Zionist Congress on Tuesday, […]