Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Lieberman blasts Netanyahu for talks with Joint Arab List

“This man represents a list of terror supporters in the Israeli parliament – and the prime minister of Israel, who heads a government which defines itself as nationalist, is meeting with him,” said Lieberman in a statement. “Netanyahu’s meeting with Odeh, one of the sharpest opponents of Israel being the state of the Jewish people, […]

No point in renewing talks because Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t interested in peace

Palestinian Authority leadership responded Tuesday to the appointment of Vice Premier Silvan Shalom as the Israeli representative for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks if negotiations renew, saying that it is unimportant who will mediate because Prime Minister Netanyahu isn’t interested in peace.   According to Israel Radio, the officials said that there is no point in meeting […]

PA, Hamas Blast Netanyahu Over Jerusalem

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s pledge during Jerusalem Day that the capital will never be divided again was not well accepted by Palestinian Arabs.   “I pledge that as Prime Minister I will continue to develop the city. The city was united, and will never be divided again,” Netanyahu said at the Jerusalem Day celebration at […]

Annex PA, Give Arabs Limited Autonomy

MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) praised the appointment of Interior Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) as the minister in charge of peace talks and US-Israel relations, stating that it is a fitting choice.   “Bearing in mind the numerous matters occupying the time of Prime Minister, it is good to appoint a minister who will address this […]

Jerusalem has and always will only be the capital of the Jewish people

Jerusalem historically has been the only capital of the Jewish people, and so it will remain, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday at the government’s official Jerusalem Day ceremony at Ammunition Hill.   “We need to tell the truth, without fear,” Netanyahu said. “This is where we began our path as a nation, this is […]

EU’s top diplomat to visit Netanyahu, Abbas next week

Mogherini took over as foreign policy chief for the 28-nation European Union in November and visited Israel and the Palestinian territories shortly afterwards, saying she wanted to make a priority of pushing forward the Middle East peace process. She has been criticized by some in Israel for her vocal insistence that a two-state solution is […]

Knesset approves fourth Netanyahu government

Erdan and Shalom had eyed the foreign ministry, but their hopes were dashed when MK Tzipi Hotovely received an assurance from Netanyahu that she would serve as a deputy in the ministry while the top post was to remain vacant.   Tzachi Hanegbi was announced as coalition chairman and the chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign […]

European leaders call for campaign of pressure on Netanyahu

The letter blamed “Palestinian disunity,” and, “Israel’s lack of interest,” as the reasons for the failure of the peace process so far before attacking Netanyahu specifically, saying, “We are convinced in our own minds that he has little intention of negotiating seriously for a two-state solution within the term of this incoming Israeli government.”   […]

Netanyahu: Israel is the focus of contemporary anti-Semitism

Israel has become the focus of latter-day anti-Semites, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday evening at the opening of the fifth Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism. Speaking to a crowd of more than 1,000 Jewish community representatives, diplomats and members of civil society gathered for the biennial conference, the premier said he believes “contemporary anti-Semitism […]

Netanyahu vows to ‘broaden government’ as Herzog plans to bring him down

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Monday to “make every effort to broaden our government because of the great challenges that stand before us.” The premier made the remarks before his 30-member Likud faction at Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Netanyahu pledged to place Israel on a stronger diplomatic footing while also working to bring down […]