Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Oren: Israel must restrict settlement building, create ‘two-state reality’

The American-born academic-turned-diplomat was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s envoy to the United States for more than four years. But when Oren decided to enter politics, he joined a former Netanyahu minister and began questioning the prime minister’s handling of relations with the Palestinians. Oren is now a key figure in Kulanu, a new centrist party […]

Netanyahu Denies he Rejected a Palestinian State

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has denied a publication from Saturday which claimed he had renounced his controversial 2009 Bar Ilan speech in which he supported the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state, a spokesman said on Monday.In the Friday brochure Olam Katan that was distributed at synagogues this Shabbat, Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) claimed Netanyahu had said the Bar Ilan speech […]

Netanyahu says Israel will not cede land to Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel will not cede any territory due to the current climate in the Middle East, appearing to rule out the establishment of a Palestinian state.   Netanyahu’s comments, which came as he sought to appeal to hard-liners ahead of national elections next week, rejected a key goal of […]

Settlers to Benjamin Netanyahu: Do not take down our homes

Settlers on Sunday set up a protest tent near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence to urge him not to destroy their small neighborhood of 43 homes in the West Bank settlement of Kochav Hashahar.   Although the homes, which make up the Mitzpe Kramim neighborhood, are within the settlements boundaries, they were built on […]

Benjamin Netanyahu aide denies PM okayed return to ’67 lines in talks with Palestinians

An aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied on Friday a report in an Israeli tabloid which claimed that the premier had agreed in principle to an Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 lines.   “The prime minister never agreed to a return to the ’67 lines, a partition of Jerusalem, and recognition of the right […]

Netanyahu’s secret peace offer concessions to Palestinians revealed

Agah, an Oxford professor who was born in Lebanon joined the Palestinian Liberation Organization as a youth and is considered one of Abbas’ closes affiliates, while Molco went on to serve as Israel’s leading peace negotiator alongside Tzipi Livni during the last bout of US-brokered peace talks. The document, penned after the talks took place […]

PM on Purim to BBC’s Persian service: Iranian regime carrying on in Haman’s tradition

The current Iranian regime is perpetuating the tradition of Haman from 2,500 years ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday – Purim – in an interview with the BBC’s Persian-language television news channel.   During the interview, conducted in English, Netanyahu said that Israel has always had great respect for the people of Iran, […]

Khamenei Hospitalized in Critical Condition

Just in time for Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from plots of genocide in ancient Persia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday.   According to Arab media reports cited by Israel Hayom, Khamenei was urgently brought to a hospital in Tehran […]

Benjamin Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Israel on Wednesday after his two-day trip to Washington saying that “many around the world heard what Israel has to say about the bad deal with Iran.” Apparently pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present […]

State Dept. Slams Netanyahu: ‘Overstated,’ ‘Oversimplification,’ ‘Scary’

The Obama administration’s response to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Iran speech Tuesday included some cutting criticism from State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, who described his assertions variously as “rhetoric and nothing more,” “a little overstated and just not accurate,” “gross oversimplification” and “scary hypotheticals.” Harf also suggested some of Netanyahu’s claims belonged in “a […]