Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

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 […]

Netanyahu: Putin meeting crucial to avoiding misunderstandings at northern

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in order to “communicate our policies,” and insure that there would be  no “misunderstandings” between Israeli and Russian forces, in light of Moscow’s recent deployment of aircraft and soldiers into Syria.   Netanyahu told a press conference after the meeting that Israel seeks […]

IAEA rejects proposal on oversight of Israeli nuclear facilities

In a move hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “great” diplomatic victory, the International Atomic Energy Agency handily voted down an Egyptian resolution on Thursday to force Israel to open its nuclear facilities to international inspectors.   The resolution also wanted the IAEA’s member states to express concern over Israel’s nuclear capabilities, and […]

Netanyahu seeks to prevent Israel-Russia clashes in Syria

Israeli PM concerned Russian activity will encroach on possible Israeli airstrikes, allow Hezbollah to rearm   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans this week to travel to Moscow on a mission to address Israel’s concerns about confrontations that could possibly occur between Israeli troops and Russian forces active in Syria, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported. […]

Netanyahu Promises New Standard of Deterrence

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an emergency security meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, after the wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem over the Rosh Hashanah holiday including massive riots on the Temple Mount and a lethal rock attack.   “We will fight through all means necessary against rock throwers, firebomb and pipe […]

Analysis: Fear of ISIS takeover of Jordan drives Israel to build eastern border fence – Arab-Israeli Conflict

In a white tent set up not far from the border with Jordan – very similar to the tent that hosted the ceremony for the signing of the peace treaty with Jordan 21 years ago in Ein Evrona, the small Arava town just a few kilometers north of Eilat – a number of army officers, […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Shana Tova from Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wished the world a “Shana Tova,” [a happy new year], in a video message from his residence in Jerusalem on Sunday.       Netanyahu opened the short clip saying, “Shana tova to all of you from our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”       “Since last Rosh Hashana it has become […]