Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Jewish-nation bill frays Israel’s delicate social fabric

Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only — and further alienate its Arab minority.   Political infighting over the measure is already threatening to tear apart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition.   The […]

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Jordan – But Not Netanyahu

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is to meet Washington’s top diplomat to discuss the upsurge in violence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, his spokesman told AFP on Wednesday.   The meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place in the Jordanian capital at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) on Thursday, Nabil Abu Rudeina […]

Netanyahu: It’s Time That the World Condemn Abbas

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night strongly condemned Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who sent a letter of support to the family of the terrorist who shot Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick.   “When we are trying to calm the situation, Abu Mazen sends condolences over the death of one who tried to perpetrate […]

Netanyahu denies agreeing to ’67-based borders with Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied having consented to basing “the border between Israel and the Palestinians on the ’67 borders” in an interview with Israel Radio that was broadcast on Friday morning.   “That is simply untrue,” said Netanyahu. “What happened was that the Americans wanted to propose a framework that will include items the […]

Hamas Committing a Double War Crime

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday told United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that Hamas commits a double war crime by using civilians as human shields and firing rockets at Israel. Netanyahu’s comments were made in a meeting with Ban at the UN headquarters in New York. Also attending the meeting was Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.Netanyahu […]

Netanyahu to urge Obama not to be lenient with Iran

Netanyahu wants to convince Obama that a nuclear Iran would be a bigger threat to world peace and security than the threat posed by ISIS, which is mostly a regional threat. Netanyahu is also worried that the world powers would be lenient with the Islamic Republic in nuclear talks in order to convince Tehran to […]

Netanyahu Meets PM of India, Seeks Stronger Ties

“We are both ancient peoples but we are also two democracies,” Netanyahu tells India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.   Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New York, marking the first meeting between an Israeli Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of India in more than a decade. […]

As Cairo Talks Begin, Hamas Vows Never to Disarm

Palestinian officials in Cairo said they would respond to the Israeli terms through the Egyptian intelligence officials, although a senior Hamas official has already rejected an Israeli demand that  terrorists in Gaza disarm. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has insisted the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as a requirement for a lasting truce. Meanwhile international Middle […]

Netanyahu and Kerry haven’t spoken since phone disconnect, State Department says

How badly have US-Israel relations deteriorated in recent weeks? If Israeli media reports are any indication, tensions boiled over to the point where a phone call between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ended due to “communications problems” earlier this week. Both men have not spoken since, according to the […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t agree to a truce that doesn’t allow IDF to destroy all Gaza tunnels

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he would not agree to any cease-fire that did not allow the IDF to destroy all of the infiltration tunnels in Gaza.   Speaking prior to a security cabinet meeting, the prime minister stated that IDF soldiers are currently finishing off the job of destroying tunnels.   Security […]