Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Elections Depend on Which PM Answers Obama

Labor would never join a government with Likud, Labor-Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni opined Friday – because, according to her, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refuses to heed the beck and call of US President Barack Obama.   “Unity is not a technical matter of distribution of files, but a matter of a shared vision,” Livni told Army […]

Turkish PM says Benjamin Netanyahu on par with Paris attackers

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday compared his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to the Islamist militants who carried out attacks last week in Paris, saying both had committed crimes against humanity.   “Just as the massacre in Paris committed by terrorists is a crime against humanity, Netanyahu, as the head of the government that […]

Israel expects 10,000 French Jews to migrate after Paris attacks

Israel is expecting a huge surge in the numbers of French Jews migrating, after last week’s attacks in Paris killed four people at a kosher supermarket.   Since the killings on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the French Jewish community to consider the move – but some have accused him of “opportunism” […]

Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu discuss Tehran, Paris and tensions with Ramallah

US President Barack Obama briefed Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu by phone on Monday about “recent developments” in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, the White House said.In the phone call, Obama reiterated Americas months-old position entering negotiations: “The United States is focused on reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran that prevents Iran from acquiring […]

I expect world leaders to fight terrorism alongside Israel

The world leaders who participated in the massive anti-terrorism march in Paris need to fight that scourge everywhere, “even when it is against Israel and the Jews,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.   Netanyahu spoke during a visit to the site of Friday’s attack at a kosher grocery in eastern Paris, where four […]

Jewish-nation bill frays Israel’s delicate social fabric

Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only — and further alienate its Arab minority.   Political infighting over the measure is already threatening to tear apart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition.   The […]

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Jordan – But Not Netanyahu

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is to meet Washington’s top diplomat to discuss the upsurge in violence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, his spokesman told AFP on Wednesday.   The meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place in the Jordanian capital at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) on Thursday, Nabil Abu Rudeina […]

Netanyahu: It’s Time That the World Condemn Abbas

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night strongly condemned Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who sent a letter of support to the family of the terrorist who shot Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick.   “When we are trying to calm the situation, Abu Mazen sends condolences over the death of one who tried to perpetrate […]

Netanyahu denies agreeing to ’67-based borders with Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied having consented to basing “the border between Israel and the Palestinians on the ’67 borders” in an interview with Israel Radio that was broadcast on Friday morning.   “That is simply untrue,” said Netanyahu. “What happened was that the Americans wanted to propose a framework that will include items the […]

Hamas Committing a Double War Crime

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday told United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that Hamas commits a double war crime by using civilians as human shields and firing rockets at Israel. Netanyahu’s comments were made in a meeting with Ban at the UN headquarters in New York. Also attending the meeting was Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.Netanyahu […]