Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu: I look forward to talks with Trump to advance peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he looked forward to talking with US President Donald Trump about the best way to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He spoke just one day after Trump announced the start of a new peace process during a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas […]

Trump will continue talking to Benjamin Netanyahu about settlements

 President Donald Trump will continue to talk to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israeli settlement activity, the White House said on Monday following reports that Israel plans to build 15,000 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem. “I’m sure that we’ll continue to have conversations with the prime minister and … that’ll be something that […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to Abbas: How can you speak of peace while financing murderers?

If the Palestinians are serious about peace, stop paying salaries to murderers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday during a memorial ceremony at Mt. Herzl for victims of terrorism. Speaking two days before Abbas is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington, Netanyahu said to the PA […]

Netanyahu will skip talks if German minister meets left-wing group

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday threatened to cancel a meeting with Germany’s foreign minister if he sits down with a left-wing rights group, an Israeli official said. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet with “civil society” groups on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman in Berlin who declined to identify the groups. […]

Netanyahu: Palestinians need to stop paying terrorists

In an interview with Fox News, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed peace prospects with the Palestinians, saying, “I think the first test of peace is to say to them, Hey, you want peace? Prove it. Confront terrorism, stop rewarding terrorism, stop paying terrorists.” Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter  The interview with Netanyahu was conducted by […]

PM Benjamin Netanyahu to warn US Defense Secretary Mattis against Iran base in Syria

Israel’s concern about Iran establishing a permanent base in Syria the day after the civil war there ends will feature prominently when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday, senior diplomatic officials said on Thursday. Netanyahu is expected to meet with Mattis, who arrived in Israel on Thursday for his […]

Obama to Netanyahu, 2014: Don’t go into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed in a Knesset committee meeting that former US President Barack Obama requested Israel not send ground forces into Gaza during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge. The meeting’s purpose was to critique how Israel fought Operation Protective Edge, and use that to see how to make the progress of the next […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Gaza war unavoidable, Hamas blocked humanitarian efforts

The 2014 Gaza war was unavoidable and the humanitarian situation could not be improved because of Hamas’ constant exploitation of foreign aid, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset State Control Committee in his fullest explanation yet to criticism of his conduct of the war. “We wanted to do more to help, but Hamas makes […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel backs US attack on Syria on ‘moral’ basis

Israel supports the recent US missile attack in Syria because it is morally right and because it makes clear there is price for the use of chemical weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Speaking before the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that Israel “fully supports” the Israeli action. World leaders praise strike on […]

MK Smotrich: ‘We can’t let Netanyahu let building plans fade away’

MK Betzalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) is bothered by the Security Cabinet’s agreement to restrain building in Judea and Samaria and build only within the boundaries of existing communities except for extenuating circumstances. “The decision of the Cabinet is very worrying,” he said. “Although it does leave some maneuvering room during the test of action in […]