Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

What You Need to Know, From Candidates to Coalitions

Just over 5.8 million citizens are eligible to vote in Tuesday’s closely-fought election, choosing candidates for Israel’s 20th parliament since 1949. As current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights for his political survival, here’s what you need to know — from candidates to coalitions.   When do polls close, and what happens next?   High turnout […]

Livni, Herzog Deny Rotation Retraction is a Ploy

Despite the accusations of several MKs, Labor-Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni’s last-minute dropout as premier is not due to “pressure” and is not a “ploy,” Livni and party chairman Yitzhak Herzog insisted Monday night.   “It’s really not due to last-minute pressure,” Herzog stated on Channel 2. “Today Livni told me very gently, ‘if the rotation agreement […]

Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday there would be no Palestinian state if he were reelected, in a last-ditch effort to woo rightwing voters on the eve of a general election.   Polling stations are to open at 0500 GMT on Tuesday for Israel’s second snap general election in three years in a ballot […]

Livni forgoes rotating premiership with Herzog

In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the party was “panicking,” while Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett said the move indicated the Zionist Union was planning to form a unity government with Netanyahu’s Likud. That claim was subsequently rejected by Herzog as “claptrap.”   The bombshell came 12 […]

Netanyahu: Livni and Herzog are Frightened Liars

Joining his fellow Likud MKs in disparaging Tzipi Livni’s announcement that she was giving up her rotation agreement with Zionist Union co-chair Yitzhak Herzog, was Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu himself.   Livni dropped the news bomb Monday night, claiming that maintaing the rotation deal would constitute an obstacle to Herzog forming the next government.   According to Livni, […]

Benjamin Netanyahu facing election defeat amid Left-wing surge – Telegraph

Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election prospects were looking increasingly grim on Wednesday amid fresh polls showing a strong lead for a buoyant Left-wing opposition and signs of panic in the Israeli prime minister’s own campaign. Less than a week before a general election on March 17, the Zionist Union – an alliance of Isaac Herzog’s Labour party […]

Tzipi Livni says Zionist Union will stop diplomatic tsunami

Zionist Union leaders Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni will be able to protect Israel – on both the Iranian and Palestinian fronts – better than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Livni said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post in Tel Aviv on Thursday.   Livni said Netanyahu tries to present an image as a strong […]

How Christian supporters of Israel should view Israel’s coming elections

One of the most encouraging of recent news stories about Israel has been the well-received address by Prime Minister Netanyahu at the invitation of the United States Congress. The controversial negotiations by the Obama Administration with Iran over that nation’s nuclear energy and weapons program has aroused suspicions of many and alarm in most Middle […]

Benjamin Netanyahu is panicking and returning to the rhetoric of fear

Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog said Thursday that in light of the latest polls that put his party several mandates ahead of the Likud, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “displayed severe panic and returned to the rhetoric of fear and threats in recent days.”   A series of internal polls taken this week by the […]

US ‘counts’ on Israel to be committed to 2-state solution

Pushed on a response to remarks attributed to Netanyahu which seemed to indicate that the creation of a Palestinian state would not be viable in the current Mideast climate, Psaki said: “A lot of things are said during election campaigns. We’ll wait to see the policies of the next Israeli government.”   Psaki refused to […]