Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon quits claiming he can't trust Benjamin Netanyahu

By Josh Jackman, May 20, 2016

Moshe Yaalon has resigned as Israeli defence minister, saying that "Israel, as well as the Likud party, has been taken over by dangerous and extreme elements."

The former Chief of General Staff in the military, who was a member of the prime minister’s Likud party, will also leave the Knesset.


Bibi left rudderless as Herzog tie-up collapses

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 14, 2016

Everything had been in place for the announcement of the new coalition deal.


Time to emulate Bibi's method

By Geoffrey Alderman, March 31, 2016

Shortly after news reached us of last week's massacres in Brussels, I found myself at a tea-time gathering of professional colleagues. The talk was of Brussels and little else. "It's difficult to know what more we can do to prevent such attacks," was the reaction of one member of this group.


Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2016

A Jewish man has been jailed in Yemen after being accused of helping smuggle an 800-year-old Torah scroll out of the country into Israel this week.


Plot to take down Bibi

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 10, 2016

This month contains two anniversaries for Benjamin Netanyahu. He will mark a year since the last election - the fourth he has won - and ten full years as prime minister, including the three he served in the late 1990s and seven in this second stretch.


Charedi parties warn Bibi over Kotel deal

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 10, 2016

Shas and United Torah Judaism, the strictly Orthodox parties in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, are demanding that the government cancel the agreement signed in January with the Reform and Conservative movements allowing them use of a new prayer area by the Western Wall.


Bibi plans to surround Israel with fences against the 'beasts'

By Nathan Jeffay, February 11, 2016

Israel will surround itself with fences to keep out "predatory beasts," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week.

He declared: "In the neighbourhood where we live we need to protect ourselves against predatory beasts."


Israel and Russia reinforce ties as Middle East storm rages

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 3, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu had not been planning to attend the climate conference in Paris - environmental protection and global warming is not high on the Israeli prime minister's agenda.


Netanyahu and Putin ‘happy with military co-operation on Syria’

By Naomi Firsht, November 30, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin reinforced their military cooperation over Syria in a meeting during the climate conference in Paris on Monday.


Netanyahu woos America

November 12, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Jews across the globe to unite to "secure the Jewish state" on Tuesday at the annual Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Washington.