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  • Israel says has mended fences with EU in Netanyahu-Mogherini call

    2 days ago

    Israel said on Friday it had resolved its differences with the European Union after weeks of diplomatic tension following an EU decision not to allow goods produced in settlements in the West Bank to be labeled "Made in Israel".

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone...

  • India close to $3 billion arms deal with Israel

    3 days ago

    India is nearing final approval to buy $3 billion worth of arms from Israel.

    The deal would make Israel one of the top-three arms suppliers to the world’s second-most populous country, according to the Times of India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who plans to visit Israel...

  • Israel planning to surround country with security fences

    5 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government is preparing a plan to completely surround the country with security fences.

    “At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all,” Netanyahu said Tuesday while on a tour of the...

  • Netanyahu raps statements by gov’t ministers, lawmakers attacking liberal Jews

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed statements by government ministers and lawmakers disparaging liberal streams of Judaism in the wake of Cabinet approval to expand the egalitarian section at the Western Wall.

    “I reject the recent disparaging and divisive remarks...

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  • Holocaust remembrance speeches: How Obama and Netanyahu’s worldviews differ

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday evening at the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He exchanged warm greetings with Ambassador Ron Dermer, who noted that the speech was unprecedented. (Folks present said the last time a...

  • Amid criticism from right, Netanyahu defends decision to remove Hebron settlers

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his defense minister’s decision to force settlers from two newly occupied homes in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron.

    After numerous right-wing politicians fiercely criticized Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Friday,...

  • Netanyahu says Israel and EU need to reset ties

    January 15, 2016 | 12:19 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union on Thursday of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid.

    "There is a natural tendency in the...

  • Producer of Netanyahu documentary: March speech revealed Bibi’s true self

    January 6, 2016 | 12:44 pm

    The debate between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama over the Iran deal, the clash between the two when they came into office in 2009, and Netanyahu’s rise to power in the early ’90′s was the topic of “Netanyahu at War” – a two-hour documentary...

  • Israeli gov’t approves $3.84 billion plan for Arab sector improvements

    December 31, 2015 | 8:12 am

    Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved a five-year, $3.84 billion plan to improve infrastructure in Arab-Israeli and other minority communities.

    The plan changes government allocation mechanisms in order to reduce gaps between Jews and Arabs and to aid the economic development of...

  • Cruz: Obama treating Israel, Americans as enemies with NSA surveillance program

    December 30, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of treating Americans and Israel as enemies after a report revealed that the NSA intercepted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conversations with members of U.S. Congress the past two...

  • Putin, Netanyahu agree in call to coordinate efforts to fight terrorism

    December 22, 2015 | 9:56 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed in a phone call on Tuesday to coordinate their two countries' actions to fight terrorism in the Middle East, the Kremlin said in a statement.

    The two leaders discussed the Syrian crisis during...

  • Netanyahu signs clause advancing natural gas deal

    December 17, 2015 | 9:06 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed ahead with a deal to develop a natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea despite objections by government regulators.

    Netanyahu on Thursday invoked a legal clause that will allow two companies, Texas-based Noble Energy and the...

  • Responding to Kerry article, Netanyahu blames Palestinians for lack of peace progress

    December 15, 2015 | 3:12 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the Palestinians for the lack of progress toward peace in an apparent response to statements by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

    “The time has come for the international community to understand that the reason there is no...

  • Netanyahu family dog in quarantine after biting Likud lawmaker

    December 11, 2015 | 8:29 am

    Veterinary authorities quarantined the family dog of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after she bit a lawmaker at a Chanukah reception.

    The dog, Kaia, was placed in quarantine Thursday as per health ministry regulations after she bit Sharren Haskel, a Likud member of the...

  • Netanyahu says Palestinian refusal to recognize Jewish state ‘core’ of conflict

    December 7, 2015 | 11:41 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and rejected U.S. warnings that Israel was devolving toward a single state.

    The “root cause of the problem,” Netanyahu said...

  • With Israeli-EU relations strained, Netanyahu looks toward Asia

    December 1, 2015 | 3:45 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sat kiddy-corner in armchairs at this week’s international climate summit near Paris, talking and laughing.

    “We have the best of relations, and they can be made even better,” Netanyahu told Modi...

  • Israeli government, military disagree over unrest

    December 1, 2015 | 8:58 am

    Two months into a wave of stabbings, shootings and vehicle attacks by Palestinians targeting Israelis, gaps are emerging between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the military and intelligence chiefs over what is driving the violence.

    The rifts raise questions about whether the...

  • Netanyahu, Abbas shake hands at Paris climate summit

    November 30, 2015 | 8:18 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shook hands at the United Nations climate change conference near Paris.

    The two leaders met and spoke after the group photo of the some 150 world leaders in attendance at the conference,...

  • Arrest warrant issued in Spain for Netanyahu, others, for Mavi Marmara deaths

    November 17, 2015 | 10:32 am

    A federal judge in Spain has issued arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other current and former top Israeli officials over the deaths of nine Turkish activists.

    Last week, Judge Jose de la Mata of the National Court reopened the case against the...

  • Netanyahu pledges to protect non-Orthodox streams

    November 10, 2015 | 12:58 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to bolster rights for non-Orthodox Jews in Israel.

    “As prime minister of Israel, I will always ensure that all Jews can feel at home in Israel — Reform Jews, Conservative Jews, Orthodox Jews,” Netanyahu said, earning...

  • Before meeting with Obama, Netanyahu recommits to two states

    November 9, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Speaking to the press with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recommitted to a two-state outcome.

    “We have never given up our hope for peace,” Netanyahu told Obama on Monday at the White House in remarks to the media prior to their closed meeting....

  • Netanyahu and Obama set to bury the hatchet

    November 9, 2015 | 9:09 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to meet President Obama in Washington for their first meeting in 13 months. Indications from both sides are that the men, despite their difficult relationship in the past, will...

  • Hollywood and the Jewish future

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 28, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Of the great ironies lately — the German chancellor rescuing 800,000 refugees, the Israeli prime minister making a Holocaust gaffe — Hollywood adds another: “Homeland” has moved to Berlin. 

    The show that began as Israel’s “Hatufim” (Prisoners of War), about captured Israeli...

  • Lawmaker makes controversial remark about Israeli flag at Temple Mount

    October 27, 2015 | 9:33 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu restated his government’s commitment to the status quo on the Temple Mount after a government minister said it was her dream to see an Israeli flag fly on the site.

    “I think it’s the center of Israeli sovereignty, the capital of Israel,...

  • Are settlers to blame for the violence in the Middle East?

    October 23, 2015 | 9:35 am

    The continued building of settlements on the West Bank tends to be the focal of Israel bashers. The settlements have been a contentious subject during the tenure of the Obama and Bibi administrations, and international leaders bringing attention to them is frequent. For example,...

  • Who was Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini?

    October 22, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Haj Amin al-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem prior to the establishment of Israel, for inspiring Hitler to exterminate the Jews of Europe, he meant to show the long history of Palestinian anti-Semitism.

    Regardless of his...

  • Netanyahu, Kerry at Berlin meeting call for end to incitement

    October 22, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in Berlin called for an end to incitement to violence against Israelis.

    Netanyahu singled out Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for blame.

    “I think it’s time for the...

  • Kerry says no joint Abbas-Netanyahu meeting for now

    October 21, 2015 | 9:38 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a joint meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is unlikely.

    “I’ve talked to President Abbas and I’ve talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu in the last few days, and we could...

  • Netanyahu blames mufti of Jerusalem for Final Solution, prompting outcry

    October 21, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being criticized for saying the mufti of Jerusalem gave Hitler the idea to exterminate the Jews in a meeting between the two in 1941.

    Netanyahu’s remarks about the mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, came in a speech to the World Zionist...

  • Meet the Islamic Movement, Netanyahu’s newest public enemy

    October 19, 2015 | 3:58 pm

    In assigning blame for the recent wave of violence in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned to the usual suspects – Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

    But he has also accused a lesser-known group that operates within Israel’s borders: the Islamic Movement, a...

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