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  • The humbling of Israel’s prime ministers

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 15, 2016 | 4:05 am

    It is not easy being Prime Minister of Israel. The job is a demanding one. The reward is questionable. The experience is sometimes humbling. Surely, the Prime Minister is powerful. But he is less powerful than it seems. Two Israeli Prime Ministers have leaned this lesson in the...

  • Prime Minister Olmert goes to prison: 3 comments

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 29, 2015 | 3:37 am


    The first Israeli President to sit in jail, Moshe Katzav, will stand before the committee that will determine his future as a prisoner in about two months. There is a good chance that this committee will decide to deduct a third of his jail term – for "good behavior." Thus,...

  • Sara Netanyahu to be questioned over spending at prime minister’s residence

    December 28, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Israel’s first lady will be questioned over suspected spending irregularities at the prime minister’s residence.

    Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reportedly will be questioned Thursday, despite a request by her attorney to close the investigation.

  • Netanyahus to be probed for home spending after election

    February 27, 2015 | 10:30 am

     Israel’s attorney general recommended opening a preliminary probe after the elections into allegations of overspending at the homes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced his recommendation for the procedure during a meeting Thursday of...

  • In feisty Israeli campaign, even Netanyahu’s wife’s recycling is a target

    February 2, 2015 | 8:59 am

    Forget the deadlocked Palestinian peace process or the Iranian nuclear program. The latest political fracas in Israel is over whether the prime minister's wife kept the deposit when she recycled bottles from state functions.

    Even by the notoriously feisty standards of Israeli...

  • Sara Netanyahu ranked Israel’s most powerful woman by Forbes

    March 27, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Sara Netanyahu was ranked Israel's most powerful woman in a list published by Forbes Israel.

    Netanyahu beat out international CEOs, and politicians on the list of the Israel's 50 most powerful women, which was published earlier this week.

    "Netanyahu has been placed ahead of...

  • Obama quotes Hatikvah in Passover message

    March 27, 2013 | 10:23 am

    President Obama cited the Israeli national anthem's invocation of an ancient Jewish longing for a homeland in his Passover message.

    "Last week, I visited the state of Israel for the third time, my first as president," Obama said in his message reeled Monday just hours before the...

  • Netanyahu, Home Party’s Bennett meet for first time in five years

    February 11, 2013 | 10:12 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett for the first time in five years.

    The two political rivals reportedly talked Monday about forming a government coalition.

    Bennett had served as a Netanyahu aide but quit about five years...

  • June 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 11, 2012 | 3:28 am


    Middle East Peace Fantasies and the Israeli Reality

    The international community and the Israeli left are mistaken if they believe Netanyahu will abandon Israel’s settlers, writes Arik Elman in Algemeiner.

    To think that in Israel, today, there’s a viable constituency...

  • Shmuel Ben Artzi, father of Sara Netanyahu, dies

    November 9, 2011 | 10:08 am

    Educator and writer Shmuel Ben-Artzi, the father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, has died.

    Ben-Artzi died Wednesday at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem at the age of 97. The prime minister, his wife and their two sons reportedly were with...

  • Worker accuses Sara Netanyahu of abuse

    August 31, 2011 | 11:18 am

    A foreign worker has accused the Israeli prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, of mistreating and assaulting her.

    The woman from Nepal, identified Tuesday night by Israel’s Channel 2 only as “T,” accused Netanyahu of not feeding her, rejecting vacation requests, and verbally and...