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  • Military subordinate to politicians, Netanyahu and defense chief agree after row

    May 16, 2016 | 12:37 pm

    Israel’s military is subordinate to the political echelon, the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon reaffirmed in a joint statement.

    The statement was issued Monday following a meeting between Netanyahu and Yaalon, who was summoned late Sunday...

  • When yes means no

    May 4, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week unequivocally rejected the French proposal for a Middle East peace conference involving some two dozen nations to be held in Paris this summer. He said the only way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is by “direct bilateral...

  • Speaker Ryan meets Netanyahu, visits Knesset

    April 4, 2016 | 8:52 am

    House Speaker Paul Ryan – on his first trip abroad since assuming the House speakership in October – met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein in Jerusalem on Monday.

    The meeting with Netanyahu was conducted with minimal fanfare. There were no...

  • Israel’s opposition leader: Unity against terrorism no reason to join gov’t

    October 12, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    The leader of the opposition in Israel said that it will not join the government to show unity during the current security crisis.

    “We are all united in the fight against terrorism, but that is not a reason to join a failing government,” Zionist Union head Isaac Herzog said...

  • Palestinian kills two in Jerusalem, then shot dead: police

    October 3, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two people in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the city and occupied West Bank.

    Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad issued a statement claiming the attacker as one...

  • Israel’s foreign ministry director Dore Gold gets grilled in Los Angeles

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 5, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    While protests over Israel’s homegrown terrorism problem put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on the defensive at home, the Jewish state’s diplomatic corps went on a U.S. offensive to try to thwart approval of the pending Iran deal. 

    Last weekend’s...

  • Israel to invest $500 million in Druze, Circassian communities

    June 8, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet approved a more than $500 million plan to develop Druze and Circassian communities.

    The five-year plan approved Sunday follows a previous plan that lasted from 2011 to 2014.

    The first half of the new plan was approved in December.

    Under the plan, the Israeli...

  • Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after hard right shift

    March 17, 2015 | 3:34 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he had erased his centre-left rivals' lead with a hard rightward shift that saw him disavow a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.

    Difficult coalition talks still lie...

  • Likud Party holds primaries

    December 31, 2014 | 11:34 am

    The Likud Party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to the polls for party primaries to determine its candidates’ list for the upcoming national elections.

    The list determines the order in which Likud lawmaker hopefuls will enter the 120-seat Knesset, following the March 17...

  • Reform Biennial reveals movement’s strengths, challenges

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 19, 2013 | 11:01 am

    At the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Biennial conference last week, Erev Shabbat offered a study in contrasts that perfectly illustrated the movement’s promise — and its problems.

    Just before 6 p.m., as the sun sank into San Diego Bay, nearly 5,000 conference attendees from...

  • France’s Hollande ripped Netanyahu, French satirical weekly reports

    November 8, 2012 | 11:02 am

    French President Francois Hollande said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “turned a memorial service in Toulouse into an election rally,” a French satirical newspaper reported.

    The weekly Le Canard Enchaine published an unsigned article that said Hollande made the comment...

  • Israeli officials escalate war of words with N.Y. Times [UPDATE]

    December 20, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Israeli officials are stepping up their criticism of The New York Times, slamming columnist Thomas Friedman and arguing that the newspaper is an unfit venue for an Op-Ed from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    In a scathing letter first leaked last week to The Jerusalem Post, Ron...

  • Jewish activists vandalize West Bank army base

    December 13, 2011 | 11:23 am

    Following a confrontation at a West Bank military base, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israeli security forces to “act aggressively” against Jewish activists who attack soldiers.

    The directive issued Tuesday came after West Bank settlers and right-wing activists...

  • What's really wrong with Israel's ad campaign

    By Gary Wexler

    December 7, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    The ads calling for Israelis to return home recently produced by the Israeli Ministry of Absorption and subsequently killed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are being criticized for all the wrong reasons.

    Exactly a year ago this month, I was invited to a meeting in the office...

  • Over half of Israelis unsatisfied with Netanyahu’s response to housing protest

    July 25, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    More than half the population is unhappy with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the tent protest, according to a Haaretz poll conducted yesterday. The poll also shows that an overwhelming majority of the public supports the protest and believes it stems from real...

  • Netanyahu responds to housing protests

    July 24, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to further free up the housing market after thousands of Israelis demonstrated against high living costs.

    Netanyahu opened his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday by defending government economic policies in the face of mounting criticism from...

  • Obama at AIPAC: Let the Fun Begin

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 20, 2011 | 10:57 am

    President Obama’s advisors wanted him to get out in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress on Monday. So they preempted Bibi’s own peace proposal by having Obama call for Israel to return to its 1967 borders, give or take a few land swaps.

  • Obama to host 2nd Jewish heritage reception

    May 9, 2011 | 10:53 am

    President Obama will host another Jewish American Heritage Month reception, days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington.

    The White House announced plans for the May 17 reception on Monday. “The reception will highlight and celebrate the history and...

  • Poll: More Israelis favor Palestinian recognition than not

    April 29, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    More Israelis favor recognizing a Palestinian state than not, and a majority want Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to launch a major peace initiative, a new poll shows.

    Asked whether Israel should join in international recognition of Palestine should the matter come to a...

  • White House confirms receipt of Pollard clemency letter

    January 6, 2011 | 10:32 am

    President Obama has received a letter from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, requesting clemency for convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.

    “I think it is important to underscore that Mr. Pollard was convicted of some of the most serious crimes that anybody can be...

  • Politics abound on Pope’s mission of peace to Israel

    May 12, 2009 | 12:50 pm

    Coming as a self-described “pilgrim of peace,” Pope Benedict XVI vowed to fight anti-Semitism and called for a Palestinian state in the moments after his arrival in Israel for a five-day visit.

    But controversy has marked the visit this week from the start, as the pope’s...

  • Assessing Netanyahu’s Past Policies

    By Michael S. Arnold

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It's still unclear whether former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to run in the upcoming election, but analysts already are wondering how a second Netanyahu administration might differ from the first.

    Three years after defeating incumbent Shimon Peres by a hair's...