Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Netanyahu faces deadline to form coalition

His Likud party won March’s election but he is still trying to strike deals with other parties to gain a majority.   On Monday, former ally Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael Beitenu party would not join the coalition.   If one is not formed by midnight (21:00 GMT), President Reuven Rivlin will offer the chance […]

Watch: Netanyahu Tells Washington ‘No to Iran Nuclear Umbrella’

His message to the Washington DC-based think tank, which is tasked with formulating American policy in the Middle East and runs under director Robert Satloff, was timed after the 30th anniversary symposium of WINEP which took place last Wednesday to Friday.   “Over the last 30 years the Institute has provided decision makers with scholarly analysis of the Middle East, analysis […]

Netanyahu is sitting on 400 nuclear warheads

Zarif says Iran expects UN sanctions to be lifted within a few days of a deal. And he expects President Barack Obama will have to stop implementing the US sanctions on his country. “How he does is his problem,” Zarif said. Zarif spoke on the sidelines as world powers meet at the UN to discuss […]

White House reiterates pledge to invite Benjamin Netanyahu after government formation

The Obama administration will invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House after he forms a new government, a US official reiterated to The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, amid reports suggesting the visit may be timed around the completion of nuclear talks with Iran.   The pledge to invite Netanyahu was first made on […]

The IDF is a response to regional threats

Israel has a right to use its military to defend itself against regional threats, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday as he continued his diplomatic battle to stop Russian-made arms from flowing into the hands of Israel’s enemies.   “The meaning of independence, in my view, is, first of all, the ability to defend […]

Russia must halt sale of S-300 to Iran

Russia must halt its planned delivery of the S-300 air-defense system to Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, as he continued to assert that Israel has the right to defend itself against Tehran.   “Israel will do whatever is necessary to defend the security of the state and its citizens,” Netanyahu said at […]

Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet with Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett on Friday afternoon, amid tense barbs between the two parties and heavy speculation over the coalition.   Globes reported Thursday that some initial coalition talks had begun between Netanyahu and Bennett, whereby Bennett would be reinstated as Economics Minister and would also be given […]

Netanyahu says West is ‘comatose, delusional’ in face of today’s Naziranis

World powers are “comatose” and “delusional” in the face of today’s Nazis, Iran, he charged.   “The main lesson of the Second World War, for democracies, is that they cannot turn a blind eye to tyrannical regimes,” Netanyahu said during a ceremony at the Yad Vashem museum to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.   “Appeasement towards these […]

‘Obama Folded Following Bibi’s Speech’

Israel is pleased with the compromise reached Tuesday between Congress and the White House regarding congressional review of the deal that is being worked out with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program, said Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz Wednesday.   According to Israel Hayom, Steinitz sees Israeli diplomacy as being responsible for Obama’s “folding” in the […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to Putin: S-300 missile sale to Iran undermines Middle East

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran would only strengthen its aggressive behavior and undermine the Middle East.   The two leaders spoke by telephone on Tuesday, just one day after Russia ended its voluntary five-year ban on the delivery of the system, which […]