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  • Netanyahu was ‘smuggled’ to hospital twice in disguised vans

    4 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “smuggled” to medical appointments in disguised vans shortly before and after elections.

    Netanyahu, 65, in both cases had routine prostate examinations that found “nothing uncharacteristic for a man of his age.”

    In the first...

  • Is Oren’s call for ‘no surprises’ in U.S.-Israel ties possible?

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s former ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, caused a stir this week by publicly accusing President Barack Obama of abandoning the two core principles that undergird the U.S.-Israel relationship: no public disagreements and no surprises.

    But should there be no public...

  • Michael Oren: Obama abandoned ‘two core principles’ of U.S.-Israel alliance

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s former ambassador to Washington accused President Barack Obama of abandoning “core principles” of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

    Michael Oren in an Op-Ed appearing Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal said Obama abandoned the principle of keeping disagreements private and ...

  • U.S. denies Israeli report on Obama inviting Netanyahu to meet

    2 weeks ago

    The White House denied an Israeli newspaper report on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in Washington next month.

    Citing unnamed U.S. State Department sources, Yedioth Ahronoth daily said the two leaders could...

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  • Israel accuses world powers of yielding to Iran for nuclear deal

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused world powers on Sunday of stepping up concessions to Iran to enable a deal by June 30 on curbing its nuclear program even as Tehran balks at demands for heightened U.N. inspections.

    Netanyahu has argued that the agreement in the...

  • Orange will never back boycott of Israel, CEO tells Netanyahu

    3 weeks ago

    Following a series of seemingly conflicting statements about Israel, the CEO of the French telecommunications giant Orange publicly assured Israel’s prime minister his firm would never boycott the Jewish state.

    Stephan Richard, who last week in Cairo appeared to link his firm’s...

  • At security confab, Israeli coalition members split on West Bank policy

    3 weeks ago

    When Israel’s coalition government formed last month, its constituent parties all but ruled out establishing a Palestinian state in the near future. But that doesn’t mean they agree on what to do instead.

    Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s premier diplomatic and...

  • Israeli PM wants Arab states to press Palestinians back to peace talks

    3 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he hoped Arab states could press the Palestinians to return to talks to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Netanyahu, speaking to a strategic conference near Tel Aviv, blamed the Palestinians for the...

  • Netanyahu slams world’s silence following rocket attacks

    June 8, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the international community’s failure to speak out against renewed rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel.

    Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel on Saturday evening — the third attack in two weeks. In response the Israel...

  • Israel’s all in for NBA’s Cavaliers, Netanyahu tells coach David Blatt

    June 1, 2015 | 8:30 am

    Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted him to offer him Israel’s support in the NBA Finals.

    “He said all of Israel is behind the Cavaliers,” Blatt said Sunday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “That was great.

    ...
  • Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says

    May 26, 2015 | 9:38 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be allowed to expand, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.

    Peace talks collapsed in April...

  • Joe Lieberman: Next U.S. president will bring warmer relations with Israel

    May 21, 2015 | 12:52 pm

    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one. He also expressed concern over America’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying they are “going in a bad direction,” and...

  • Obama: Disagreeing with Israel is necessary to defend it

    May 21, 2015 | 12:38 pm

    Open disagreement with Israel on some of its policies is a necessary component of the U.S. defense of Israel in the international community, President Barack Obama said.

    Obama, in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg posted Thursday on The Atlantic’s website, singled out Israeli...

  • Netanyahu tells EU’s chief diplomat he is committed to two-state solution

    May 20, 2015 | 1:51 pm

     Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the European Union’s top diplomat that he was committed to finding a two-state solution with the Palestinians, as long as they recognize the Jewish state.

    “I don’t support a one-state solution – I don’t believe that’s a solution at...

  • Netanyahu tightens grip on Israel’s communications sector

    May 20, 2015 | 8:54 am

    Concerns about Israel's commitment to competition in the telecoms sector have grown after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the director-general of communications and took over the ministry himself.

    Netanyahu made himself communications minister when he formed a new...

  • Rivlin, Netanyahu pledge to repair relations with Ethiopian Israelis

    May 18, 2015 | 8:42 am

    Israel erred in its treatment of Ethiopian immigrants, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a state ceremony in memory of the Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel.

    Sunday’s ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, which takes place annually on Jerusalem Day,...

  • Embattled from the outset, new Netanyahu government sworn in

    May 14, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new rightist coalition government, hobbled by a razor-thin parliamentary majority, was sworn in late on Thursday amid wrangling within his Likud party over cabinet posts.

    The evening ceremony in the Knesset was postponed by two hours so...

  • Israel’s vulnerable governing coalition passes first test

    May 13, 2015 | 9:24 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's emerging government scraped by its first parliamentary test on Wednesday, paving the way for the new cabinet to be sworn in after two months of difficult coalition building.

    By a narrow 61-59 vote, parliament ratified a legislative...

  • Proposal to add gov’t ministers narrowly advances in Israel’s Knesset

    May 12, 2015 | 12:26 pm

    A proposal to expand the number of Israeli government members from the current 18 passed a first reading in the Knesset after a five-hour filibuster.

    The plan passed late Monday night by a vote of 61-59, with all 61 members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition...

  • Jerusalem Day and justice under siege

    May 11, 2015 | 11:45 am

    Rabbi Goren sounding the shofar of the just-captured wall is connected in our memory with General Moshe Dayan’s terse message – Har HaBayit BiYadeinu – “the Temple Mount is in our hands”. The hierarchy and progression seemed Messianically clear: First we take The Wall, then we rise...

  • Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government

    May 6, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a deal to form a new government on Wednesday, just before a deadline was to expire, but the coalition will rule by only the slimmest of majorities in Israel's turbulent parliament.

    "Israel now has a government," Naftali Bennett, the head...

  • Netanyahu’s concession to key party could push coalition over the top

    May 6, 2015 | 8:52 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly agreed to concessions that would bring in a key party and allow him to form a new government.

    The Israeli media reported Wednesday morning that Netanyahu had agreed to make Naftali Bennett, who heads Jewish Home, either the...

  • Netanyahu’s efforts to form Israeli government go down to wire

    May 6, 2015 | 8:42 am

    Benjamin Netanyahu, locked in down-to-the-wire coalition talks, faces a midnight deadline to form a government or risk being denied a fourth term as Israel's prime minister.

    Nearly two months after a convincing election victory, Netanyahu is struggling to build a solid...

  • Netanyahu struggling to form coalition before deadline

    May 5, 2015 | 8:55 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to form a majority coalition before a Thursday deadline after his Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced he is resigning his post immediately and his party will not be...

  • Netanyahu meets with Ethiopian-Israeli soldier beaten by police

    May 4, 2015 | 9:29 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Ethiopian-Israeli soldier who was beaten by police officers for coming out against violence, calling it “true leadership.”

    On Monday, Netanyahu met with Damas Pakada, whose beating last week was captured on videotape. The...

  • National security adviser: U.S. expects next Israeli gov’t to recommit to two states

    April 30, 2015 | 10:50 am

     

    The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

    “President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the...

  • Netanyahu signs first partners in new Israeli coalition

    April 30, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed up his first partners on Wednesday for a new coalition government, a lawmaker and spokeswoman said, putting him on course to lead a heavily right-leaning cabinet.

    The deals with the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism (UTJ) party...

  • Israel approves construction of 77 Jewish homes in eastern Jerusalem

    April 27, 2015 | 8:47 am

    Israel invited tenders for construction of 77 new homes in Jewish sections of eastern Jerusalem.

    Citing Peace Now, an Israeli group opposed to settlements in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, i24 News reported that the tenders for Pisgat Zeev and Neve Yaakov on Monday were the...

  • Biden, seeking to ease U.S.-Israel strains, pledges delivery of new warplanes

    April 24, 2015 | 10:14 am

    WASHINGTON - Seeking to ease U.S.-Israeli tensions, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday promised Israel delivery of top-flight fighter jets next year to maintain its military edge and vowed that any final nuclear deal with Iran would ensure Israel’s security.

    Addressing an...

  • Obama: Meeting with Netanyahu only after nuke talks deadline

    April 23, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    (JTA) — President Barack Obama reportedly said he will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the June 30 deadline for the Iran nuclear talks.
    Obama told Jewish leaders last week that a face-to-face meeting with Netanyahu would probably end with Netanyahu...

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