Benjamin Netanyahu

Mossad ‘defied Bibi order to prepare Iran strike’

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered military heads to prepare for a strike on Iran in 2010, according to a Channel 2 television investigation aired in Israel.

The investigation claims that Mr Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak ordered military heads from the Israeli Defence Force and Mossad to get ready for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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Tunisian Imam expelled from France

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2012

The French government has expelled Tunisian Imam Mohammed Hammami after accusing him of antisemitism, encouraging violence against women and promoting a holy jihad.

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Israel elections: Bibi’s right hook alliance with Lieberman

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 1, 2012

Three months before Israel’s general elections, all the polls had the Likud becoming the largest party in the next Knesset and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a clear course to form the next coalition.

So why did Mr Netanyahu surprise even his closest cabinet colleagues last week by announcing that Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu would be running on a joint candidates’ list?

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Revealed: why Israel delayed D-Day on Iran

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, October 31, 2012

When Benjamin Netanyahu stood up at the United Nations General Assembly last September with a cartoonish drawing of a bomb designed to show how close Iran was getting nuclear weapons, close observers of Israel’s posture wondered why suddenly Israel had extended the deadline for action against Iran’s nuclear programme.

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Netanyahu to meet Hollande, visit Toulouse

By Sandy Rashty, October 31, 2012

The Israeli prime minister arrived in Paris this morning for a two-day diplomatic trip to France.

Benajmin Netanyahu will meet the French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

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Netanyahu and Lieberman join forces for Israeli election

By Jennifer Lipman, October 26, 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman are to contest nest year's Israeli election on the same ticket.

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Tzipi Livni to challenge Bibi in her return to politics

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 25, 2012

Former deputy prime minister Tzipi Livni is planning a return to the political arena at the head of a new centrist party, challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and her former party, Kadima, in the upcoming elections.

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Olmert — Israel's 'if-only' man

By Orlando Radice, October 25, 2012

It is the crazy dream of the Israeli peace camp. A perma-tanned, cigar-smoking Ehud Olmert rises from his political grave to unite Israel's centre-left, beats Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming elections and signs a peace deal with the Palestinians.

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Upheavals in Israeli media

By Nathan Jeffay, October 19, 2012

The Israeli newspaper industry is in a state of flux, with half of the mainstream nationals in severe economic crisis.

At the once-mighty Ma’ariv, things have got so bad that readership of the daily edition has halved in the past decade, the operation is for sale, and job losses are inevitable. Furthermore, there is reportedly too little money to pay severance.

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Bibi sceptical about recent Euro sanctions on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 18, 2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sceptical on Tuesday about the efficiency of the latest round of European Union sanctions in reining back Iran’s nuclear programme.

The sanctions, agreed upon on Monday by the EU foreign ministers at the insistence of Britain, Germany and France, are aimed at strengthening previous curtailments on Iran’s energy and financial sectors.

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