Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

EU congratulates Benjamin Netanyahu, hopes for relaunch of peace process

EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection, saying the EU was committed to working with the new Israeli government “on a mutually beneficial relationship as well as on the relaunch of the peace process.”   Mogherini said in a statement that “we are at a crucial […]

Disappointment at the White House after Benjamin Netanyahu victory

Obama administration officials have publicly questioned the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for months, but on Wednesday, they largely remained stoic faced with questions on the prospect of two more years forced to work with the man.   Privately, the White House is expressing deep disappointment with the result of Tuesday’s elections, which they […]

Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victory

Eli Yishai’s far-right Yahad party has thus far failed to make the cut, though it has hovered near the minimum threshold throughout. These results are not final since 10 percent of precincts still need to report their results.   The first exit polls were released Tuesday at 10 p.m. as voting closed in elections for […]

Security fears over Iran gave Benjamin Netanyahu election win

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu owes his election win to Israeli security fears, notably about Iran’s growing regional influence, said an official of a Gulf Arab government wary of Tehran’s progress towards a nuclear deal with world powers.   “With Iran emerging again, it was highly expected that Netanyahu would win,” said the Gulf Arab official, […]

PLO: Israel Chose ‘Occupation, Settlements’

The Palestinian Authority (PA) claimed that the Israeli elections reinstating Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu were an Israeli choice for “occupation and settlement building.”   “Israel chose the path of racism, occupation and settlement building, and did not choose the path of negotiations and partnership between us,” senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Yasser Abed Rabbo told AFP.   […]

Herzog congratulates Netanyahu, refuses to say whether he’ll join coalition

With nearly all votes counted, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is set to emerge as the election’s big winner with 30 seats. The Zionist Union trails behind with 24 seats. The Joint List of Arab parties is the third-largest party at this point, followed by Yesh Atid, Kulanu, Habayit Hayehudi, Shas, Yisrael Beiteinu, United Torah Judaism, […]

If new Israeli gov’t won’t recognize 2-state solution, no chance for peace process

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strong showing in Tuesday’s election which all but ensures he will put together the next governing coalition, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman said Wednesday that the PA is not concerned with who will be Israel’s next prime minister.   Nabil Abu Rudeineh was quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News […]

The ‘second Israel’ has spoken

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impressive victory in Tuesday’s elections can be explained by going back to the early days of the state.   The Ashkenazi immigrants from Eastern Europe were seen as having an unfair advantage over their Sephardic counterparts from North Africa and the Middle East. The people who are called “the second Israel” […]

Zionist regime’s political parties are all aggressors

There is no difference between Israeli political parties following the electoral victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, Iran’s foreign ministry spokeswoman was quoted as saying by semi-official Mehr News Agency on Wednesday.   Read More: Iran on Israeli election: Zionist regime’s political parties are all aggressors – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

Israel election: Netanyahu seeks new term in tight race

Under a sunny Jerusalem sky, voters have been turning out at a polling station surrounded by election posters, party volunteers on hand for a last-minute push. Among them is the banner of Likud, the right-wing party of Benjamin Netanyahu, with the slogan “It’s us or them… only Likud”.   But Israel’s prime minister for the […]