Benjamin Netanyahu

Violence that dishonours Judaism and threatens Israel

By Adam Ognall, October 12, 2012

Why the BBC chose Rosh Hashanah to screen its Panorama documentary looking at the spate of "price tag" incidents in Israel is anyone's guess. Regardless, it brought to British attention a phenomenon that Israel has been grappling with for some time.


Netanyahu and truth about an early election

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 11, 2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement on Tuesday that there would be elections in three months, nearly a year before the final date on which he would have to go to the country, was motivated by the government’s inability to pass a “responsible” budget for 2013. But that was only one factor.


Netanyahu sets date for Israeli elections - January 22

By Anna Sheinman, October 11, 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen the date 22 January 2013 for Israel’s next general election. The date, circulated on an internal memo, follows yesterday’s announcemen t that the elections are to be held early.


Can Israel really call itself a 'Jewish state'?

By Colin Shindler, October 11, 2012

During his United Nations speech last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed that "a demilitarised Palestinian state recognise the one and only Jewish state".


Netanyahu calls early elections for Israel

By Anna Sheinman, October 10, 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu last night called for elections to take place eight months earlier than scheduled, after his coalition failed to agree on the 2013 budget.


Speculation grows about Israeli elections date

By JC Reporter, October 4, 2012

Speculation is rife in Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is close to announcing that general elections will be held in about four months.

Although senior ministers are saying that the government must first pass the budget, most insiders acknowledge that there is little chance of proposed cuts being approved by the coalition.


Bibi’s pose manipulated?

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2012

What really lay behind this picture choice of Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the UN General Assembly last week?

In the course of his address, the Israeli premier accidentally appeared to ape the pose of Adolf Hitler in the notorious arm-raised Nazi salute.


Netanyahu stamps Iran on world's consciousness

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 4, 2012

The United Nations General Assembly is not a required event for Israeli leaders — Ariel Sharon, for example, appeared there only once in his five years as prime minister.


News agencies publish Netanyahu 'Nazi' photo

By Anna Sheinman, September 28, 2012

The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters, two of the largest news agencies in the world, have been heavily criticised for publishing a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a pose that echoes a Nazi salute.

The photos were taken of the Israeli leader addressing the United Nations yesterday, his left arm raised in what looks like a “heil Hitler” salute.


Netanyahu's full speech at the United Nations

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2012

The Israeli Prime Minister addressed the UN General assembly and issues a warning on Iran.