Benjamin Netanyahu

Nuclear deal paves Iran's path to a bomb, Netanyahu tells US leaders

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 6, 2015

As the lobbying intensifies over the upcoming vote in Congress on the nuclear deal with Iran, both President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been making their opposing cases to the American Jewish community.

Speaking via a special web-video feed viewed by around 100 Jewish communities across the US, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to downplay the fact that most


Netanyahu to visit UK for bilateral talks

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit London in September to speak with David Cameron.

Mr Netanyahu, who was re-elected in March, will discuss issues with the British Prime Minister including the Iran nuclear deal and the Israel-Palestinian peace process.


Hammond clashes with Netanyahu in press conference

By Naomi Firsht, July 16, 2015

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond clashed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a joint press conference over the Iran nuclear deal in Israel this afternoon.

"There is no requirement for Iran to change its behaviour and that's what makes this deal fundamentally wrong," Mr Netanyahu told Mr Hammond.


Iran deal is a blow to the credibility of Netanyahu

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 16, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's response on Tuesday morning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear programme was hardly surprising.


Is Netanyahu cracking down on settlements?

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 16, 2015

The diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians has long been dormant but, beneath the surface, there seem to be efforts if not to renew the negotiations, then at least to reduce tensions.

On Monday, leaders of Jewish local councils in the West Bank accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of having told them that he would not be authorising new buildings in the settlements.


UN Human Rights Council backs report on 'Gaza war crimes'

By Sandy Rashty, July 3, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to back a controversial report on the Gaza war.

Friday’s resolution supported the report produced by the Gaza Conflict Commission of Inquiry. It had accused Israel and terrorist group Hamas of committing war crimes during the 50 day conflict last summer.


Bibi, Herzog struggle for control as gas debate reveals Knesset chaos

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 2, 2015

Monday night in the Knesset belonged to the opposition.


Genocide recognition not a job for politicians

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 21, 2015

Yuli Edelstein is Benjamin Netanyahu's hand-picked choice as speaker of the Knesset. For the past two years, he has run the Israeli parliament in accordance with the prime minister's often conflicting wishes, not sprung any surprises and, where needed, bent procedure to accommodate his agenda.


Israeli government exposed as diplomatic pressure rises

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 21, 2015

The new Netanyahu government does not yet have a foreign minister but it is already facing a series of profound diplomatic challenges.

Last week, the P5+1 talks between Iran and the world powers continued under a low profile - a reminder that the one issue that has done more than any other to cloud the relationship between Jerusalem and Washington is still there.


Israeli coalition collapse averted

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 14, 2015

Seven weeks since the elections, on Wednesday afternoon, the Knesset removed the final obstacle to Benjamin Netanyahu's fourth government when it narrowly passed an amendment that allowed him to appoint more than 18 ministers to his new cabinet.