Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu says US verdict ‘confirms responsibility for murderous terror attacks’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted late Monday to the landmark ruling in US federal court, which found that the Palestinian Authority was liable for terrorist atrocities committed during the Second Intifada.   “The US federal court’s decision confirms the Palestinian Authority’s responsibility for murderous terrorist attacks committed during the previous decade,” the premier said in […]

Comptroller to issue housing report which could damage Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday

State Comptroller Joseph Shapira on Tuesday announced that he would be issuing his major report on housing at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.   The report is considered a bombshell in the election which could heavily damage Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu by criticizing him for failing to reduce the overpriced housing market and by altering the […]

Netanyahu did not consult national security advisor on Congress speech

Cohen, a 30-year veteran of the Mossad spy agency, was appointed to his post by Netanyahu in 2013. According to the law governing the responsibilities of the National Security Council and its head, Cohen’s job includes providing advice to the prime minister and his government on Israel’s strategic relationships. Many of the outspoken critics against […]

Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress now dominates Israeli elections

Whether the Israeli prime minister and congressional Republicans meant it to or not, Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, just two weeks before Israel votes, has seized center stage as the dominant issue in the election campaign.   Netanyahu this week brushed aside calls to cancel the trip to Washington, […]

Obama warns Netanyahu: Don’t sour Iran talks with Congress speech

“But what’s the rush? Unless your view is that it’s not possible to get a deal with Iran and it shouldn’t even be tested. And that, I cannot agree with, because as the president of the United States, I’m looking at what the options are if we don’t get a diplomatic resolution. And those options […]

I am determined to address Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he is determined to address the U.S. Congress on Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu rejected the criticism in the United States and Israel, saying that “while some are busy with protocol or politics, a bad deal with Iran is taking shape.”   Speaking at a Likud election event, […]

Bibi’s Speech and Queen Esther’s Example

It is noteworthy that Netanyahu’s speech is scheduled for March 3, two days in advance of the Purim holiday, and the eve of the Fast of Esther, observed by religious Jews around the world. The fast commemorates a similar fast held by the Jews of the Persian empire to assist Queen Esther, a Jewess, before […]

Democrats might skip Benjamin Netanyahu speech

The speech was devised by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer to provide Netanyahu a prominent Washington platform to warn about the dangers of the proposed deal with Iran. But it also appeared to be based on an Israeli perception that Obama was weakened after midterm elections gave control of both […]

Peace deal impossible until Benjamin Netanyahu departs, Peri says

There will be no peace agreement with the Palestinians, whether regional or bilateral, if Benjamin Netanyahu remains prime minister, former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief and Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Monday.   Speaking as part of the Election Arena, an online video series in […]

No immunity for anyone planning attacks on Israel

In an apparent reference to the air strike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights last month that killed Hezbollah’s Jihad Mughniyeh and a ranking Iranian general, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel has proven “nobody is immune from our intention to foil attacks against us.”   Taking action against those planning […]