Benjamin Netanyahu

Sara Netanyahu in court over 'abusive rages'

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 1, 2015

A key witness in one of two civil cases against the Prime Minister's Office has accused Sara Netanyahu of assaulting and abusing her domestic employees.

Eti Chaim, a former cook in the prime minister's official residence in Jerusalem, told the regional labour court that Mrs Netanyahu repeatedly flew into drunken rages.

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Parliament rejects debate on Bibi arrest

By Josh Jackman, September 17, 2015

Parliament will not debate a petition which called for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for alleged war crimes, despite more than 100,000 people backing it.

A parliamentary spokesperson said that, because the petition called for action which was not possible for the government to take under international or UK law, the issue would not be debated.

During his three-day v

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Parliament rejects debate on Benjamin Netanyahu arrest petition

By Marcus Dysch, September 16, 2015

Parliament will not debate a petition which called for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for alleged war crimes, despite more than 100,000 people backing it.

The House of Commons’ Petitions Committee said it would not hold a debate in Westminster Hall on the issue following Mr Netanyahu’s visit to Britain last week.

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Benjamin Netanyahu and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis ‘clashed over settlements’

By Marcus Dysch, September 11, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to have clashed with British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis over the building of settlements.

A media report in Israel claimed the men had disagreed over the issue during a private meeting in London on Wednesday evening.

Mr Netanyahu met Jewish community leaders for talks at the start of his visit to Britain.

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David Cameron and Benjamin Netanyahu announce package worth millions to boost UK-Israel trade

By Marcus Dysch, September 10, 2015

Millions of pounds are to be invested in new bilateral economic, high-tech and scientific projects, it has been revealed.

Prime ministers David Cameron and Benjamin Netanyahu announced at least £3 million of funding for the schemes following talks in London on Thursday.

There will be new co-operation in cyber security, science research and medical work.

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Netanyahu opposes new 'gagging law'

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 10, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he wants to remove a clause added to a new broadcasting law that prevents journalists on Israel's state channels from expressing opinions on air.

The clause had been proposed by United Torah Judaism MK Yisrael Eichler and was supported by the minister in charge of public broadcasting, Ofir Akunis.

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Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Downing Street for talks with David Cameron

By Marcus Dysch, September 10, 2015

David Cameron and Benjamin Netanyahu have met for talks in Downing Street as the Israeli Prime Minister begins the second day of his visit to Britain.

Mr Netanyahu was greeted outside Number Ten by his counterpart.

The men then began discussions on issues expected to include the Iran nuclear deal and the terror threat in Europe.

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Parliament may debate Netanyahu arrest as petition gains 105,000 signatures

By Marcus Dysch, September 7, 2015

A petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he arrives in London this week has passed 100,000 signatories, meaning a parliamentary debate could be held on the issue.

Opponents of the Israeli leader have campaigned for him to be detained on suspicion of war crimes.

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Netanyahu must take the UN seriously

By Charlie Laderman, August 28, 2015

The choice of Danny Danon as Israel's UN ambassador has elicited scorn and derision in Israel and around the world.

An ultra-nationalist hawk and notorious for using undiplomatic language, Mr Danon has publicly opposed the two-state solution and called for Israel to annul the Oslo Accords and annex the West Bank.

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80,000 sign petition, but Benjamin Netanyahu will not be arrested during UK visit

By Marcus Dysch, August 25, 2015

The government has defended its decision to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in London next month and said that he will not be arrested when he arrives in this country.

Reiterating Britain’s position as a “close friend of Israel”, the government responded to a petition calling for Mr Netanyahu to be arrested “for war crimes”.

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