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  • West Bank shooting victim laid to rest at Mount Herzl

    By Adam Perlman

    2 days ago

    Hundreds attended the funeral for Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, who was killed near Hebron while on his way to a Passover seder with his family.

    “Instead of growing old together and watching the seasons pass, with the shriek of a bullet, I lost the love of my...

  • Naftali Bennett: Annex settlement blocs in response to Palestinian actions

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the large settlement blocs.

    Bennett, the head of the Jewish Home party, sent a letter to Netanyahu late Wednesday night asking him to call a Cabinet meeting to discuss the possible...

  • Netanyahu orders halt to cooperation with Palestinian officials

    2 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israeli government officials to halt cooperation with their Palestinian counterparts.

    The action taken Wednesday is seen as reprisal for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ordering his government officials to apply for...

  • Israel said to be ‘deeply disappointed’ by Kerry remarks

    2 weeks ago

    Israel is “deeply disappointed” that Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to lay primary blame on Israel for the crisis in the U.S.-brokered Middle East peace talks, an unnamed Israeli official said.

    Kerry’s remarks Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee “will...

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  • Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid says settlement freeze preferable to prisoner release

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid said he supports freezing settlement growth to help jump-start peace negotiations and vowed that his centrist Yesh Atid party would leave Israel’s governing coalition if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were responsible for the collapse of the...

  • Why does Netanyahu want to keep negotiating?

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli-Palestinian talks have been deadlocked for some time. Eight months in, the sides haven’t made much apparent progress. Now, talks are on the verge of collapse.

    But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is eager to keep them going for another eight months.

    Why? On its...

  • Bibi’s matzo trashed?

    3 weeks ago

    Was Benjamin Netanyahu’s handcrafted shmura matzah thrown out after he so publicly rolled it, patted it and put it in the oven this week?

    That’s what several Israeli media outlets are claiming, with some speculating that the Kfar Chabad matzah bakery that hosted the prime...

  • Netanyahu: Prisoner release must include something for Israel, Cabinet OK

    3 weeks ago

    Israel will not release more Palestinian prisoners without getting something in return, and such a deal will be brought to the Cabinet for approval, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu made the statements Sunday morning at a meeting of his Likud party government...

  • As prisoner release fell through, Danon stood front and center

    By Jared Sichel

    March 28, 2014 | 11:41 am

    In recent months in Israel, one star in Israel’s ruling Likud Party has been making headlines for his outspoken demeanor and unapologetic one-liners.

    No, it’s not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    It’s one of Netanyahu’s main political rivals — Deputy Defense Minister Danny...

  • Yaalon calls Hagel, clarifies remarks seen as criticizing U.S.

    March 20, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon called his American counterpart Chuck Hagel to clarify remarks attributed to him that criticized the United States.

    The call to Hagel, the U.S. secretary of defense, came after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry complained directly to Israeli...

  • Obama urges tough decisions in quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace

    March 17, 2014 | 10:57 am

    President Barack Obama told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that it will require tough decisions and risks to achieve peace with Israel and said now is the time for leaders on both sides to "embrace this opportunity."

    In White House talks overshadowed by...

  • Kerry: PLO’s recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is a ‘minimal requirement for peace’

    March 13, 2014 | 5:07 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry told members of Congress on Thursday that international law already declares Israel a Jewish state, and called Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's insistence on a public declaration of Israel's Jewish character from the Palestinians "a mistake" in the...

  • Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes persist despite truce call

    March 13, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel on Thursday, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day despite a truce called by the more powerful Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.

    The clashes have been the most intense...

  • Israel denies ceasefire agreement, strikes back at Gaza

    March 13, 2014 | 9:06 am

    More rockets from Gaza struck southern Israel a day after a barrage from the coastal territory that left thousands of Israelis in bomb shelters.

    Four rockets were fired Thursday morning at Ashkelon and Ashdod, with two landing in open fields between the cities and one intercepted...

  • Foxman: Obama’s Bloomberg View interview was an ‘ambush’ for Netanyahu

    March 10, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    President Obama, in his interview with Bloomberg View’s Jeffrey Goldberg, was unusually blunt and personal in demanding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu show leadership on achieving a two-state solution. Many saw the interview, published the day before Obama and...

  • Netanyahu, showing seized rockets, says Iran fooling the world

    March 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, displaying on Monday what Israel said were seized, Iranian-supplied missiles bound for militants in Gaza, urged the West not to be fooled by Tehran's diplomacy on its nuclear program.

    Last week the Israeli navy captured a ship in the Red Sea...

  • Netanyahu visits Silicon Valley, signs Israel-California pro-business pact

    March 6, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    Saying the future “belongs to those who innovate,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Gov. Jerry Brown in Silicon Valley this week to sign an agreement intended to boost high-tech cooperation between Israel and California.

    Both leaders said the greatest goal of the...

  • Netanyahu’s parting remark to LA: ‘Cannot be tolerant to the intolerant’

    By Jared Sichel

    March 6, 2014 | 10:53 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu closed the final leg of his three-day trip to California on Thursday, March 6, with a message for Iran and its proxy terrorist groups: “We will expose, and we shall fight them. And I’ll tell you the other thing: We shall beat them.”

    His...

  • California governor seeks drought help from Israel’s Netanyahu

    March 5, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    California Governor Jerry Brown told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that he hoped Israeli water technology could help his state deal with a devastating drought.

    Netanyahu, on a visit to Silicon Valley, and Brown signed a memorandum of...

  • As Netanyahu arrives in L.A. for show premiere, Israeli consulate’s absence is felt

    By Jared Sichel

    March 5, 2014 | 9:37 am

    On the morning that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due in Los Angeles for the beginning of a three-day trip to California, Israel's Foreign Ministry labor union went on strike to protest its wages, shifting management of Netanyahu’s trip, at the last minute, from the...

  • AIPAC policy conference: Once more, with feeling

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 4, 2014 | 5:11 pm

    What does a pro-Israel lobbying group do at its annual policy conference when it knows with a high degree of certainty that its chief policy priority isn’t likely to go anywhere on Capitol Hill?

    The same things it does every other year.

    There was no perceptible lack of...

  • In Washington, Netanyahu brings sunny peace vision, dark Iran warning

    March 4, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington determined to hold the line on Iran, but he also brought something new: an expansive vision of Middle East peace.

    The Israeli prime minister remained firm, after meeting with President Obama on Monday, in insisting that any nuclear deal must...

  • Netanyahu wants ‘durable peace’ with Palestinians soon

    March 4, 2014 | 9:25 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to work for a “durable peace” with the Palestinians in the coming weeks and reiterated his refusal to accept a deal with Iran that included any uranium enrichment capacity.

    Netanyahu in his speech Tuesday morning to the American Israel...

  • Netanyahu to Obama: Israel cannot allow nuclear Iran

    March 3, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Obama that Israel cannot let Iran get a nuclear bomb and said an end to uranium enrichment is an Israeli demand of any agreement with Iran.

    “If Iran is prevented from enriching uranium and dismantles fully its military nuclear...

  • Amid Ukraine crisis, Obama meets Netanyahu on Mideast peace, Iran

    March 3, 2014 | 11:13 am

    Even as he grappled with the Ukraine crisis, President Barack Obama turned to White House talks on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seeking to nudge him forward in Middle East peace efforts and ease his suspicions about diplomacy with Iran.

    With time running...

  • On a bike, on a jet ski, climbing Masada — the sporty Bibi gets his TV special

    By Simone Wilson

    February 26, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    “Can you get me a sandwich?” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said aloud to no one in particular in the film crew as he emerged from the back of an SUV, stepping into a bright, egg-yolk-hued sunset over Jaffa, Israel. A swarm of security dudes in sunglasses and...

  • Netanyahu offers condolences to grandson of Alice Herz-Sommer

    February 25, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a condolence letter to Ariel Sommer, the grandson of Alice Herz-Sommer, who was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor.

    Herz-Sommer died Sunday in London at the age of 110.

    With her death, Yisrael Kristal, an Israeli candy maker...

  • Settlement freeze letter equals tough math for Bibi

    February 25, 2014 | 11:21 am

    Sometimes, it seems like the political survival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu all comes down to math. 

    In 2011, he subtracted eight coalition members to keep his government stable. In 2012, he added Yisrael Beiteinu’s 15 Knesset members to his Likud to win an...
  • Netanyahu’s allies say settlement freeze would be ‘breaking point’

    February 21, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    A number of Israeli deputy ministers and coalition lawmakers signed a letter urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from freezing settlement construction.

    The letter sent Thursday included the signatures of seven deputy ministers and 14 coalition lawmakers....

  • Rockets from Syria land in Golan following Netanyahu visit

    February 18, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    Two rockets fired from Syria fell in the Golan Heights hours after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The rockets, which did not cause any damages or injuries, landed near the border fence between Israel and Syria on Tuesday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces...

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