Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu faces new investigation

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 7, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a new police investigation into fresh claims that he received funds from abroad.

No other information has yet emerged about the probe which, according to two of Israel's most prominent investigative journalists, has been going on for at least a month. No official source has confirmed its existence.


NGO 'transparency' bill discussed in Knesset

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 23, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again pushing the "NGO law", which will force Israeli human rights groups to disclose funding from foreign governments.

However, those in the Israeli government behind the legislation have softened the law's original draft in the wake of international pressure.


She won't hesistate to yell at Netanyahu

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 16, 2016

In a CNN interview two years ago, Hillary Clinton, then former Secretary of State, today the Democratic candidate for President of the United States, characterised her relationship with Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu as "very good".

This, she explained, was "because we can yell at each other, and we do. And I was often the designated yeller".


Why Netanyahu courts Putin

By Geoffrey Alderman, June 16, 2016

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. This was Netanyahu's third meeting with Putin in 10 months. Ostensibly, the latest encounter between these two was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between their countries.


In Russia, with love

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 9, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a series of security and commerce-related agreements with Russia during a visit to Moscow this week.

The visit commemorated 25 years since the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries and was a sign of the improving ties between their leaders.


Bennett attack on Bibi may herald coalition changes

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 9, 2016

The ink on the new coalition agreement appointing Avigdor Lieberman as defence minister and bringing his party into government had barely dried last week when a new row began brewing.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the right-wing Jewish Home Party, launched a series of attacks on the new diplomatic initiative being talked up by the Prime Minister and Mr Lieberman.


Israeli police recommend indicting Sara Netanyahu over 'irregularities in the running of the prime minister's households'

By JC Reporter, May 29, 2016

Israeli Police have recommended indicting Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, over allegations of fraudulent activities at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.

The advice was based on evidence relating to three separate allegations of fraud.


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.