Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu woos America

November 12, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Jews across the globe to unite to "secure the Jewish state" on Tuesday at the annual Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Washington.


Why Obama and Bibi wanted to make up for the camera

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 12, 2015

It was, said Benjamin Netanyahu after the two-and-a-half hour meeting with Barack Obama in the White House on Monday, the best meeting yet between the two leaders.

As they had not met for more than 13 months, and the intervening period had been one of the most difficult for the Israeli-US strategic relationship, the bar had been set quite low.


New hasbara chief proving diplomatic disaster for Bibi

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 12, 2015

The expected decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the appointment of a new communications chief is likely to postpone the arrival of Israel's new ambassador in Britain.


Bibi pledges commitment to two-state solution in meeting with Obama

By JC Reporter, November 9, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Barack Obama that he remains committed to the two-state solution and is interested in taking practical steps to calm tensions with the Palestinians in a meeting in Washington today.


Netanyahu's burden of blame

By Geoffrey Alderman, November 5, 2015

Last month, eleven Israeli Jews were killed and more than 100 injured in an epidemic of brutal attacks upon Jews throughout Israel. While there is no comfort to be gleaned from these outrages, they do send some clear messages that we ignore at our peril.


The framework is crumbling

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 14, 2015

As noon drew near on Wednesday, Israelis cautiously whispered to each other, anxious not to tempt fate or the evil eye.

Twenty-four hours had passed without a terror attack anywhere in the country. Perhaps things were beginning to calm down.


Israeli security cabinet authorises new measures aimed at curbing Palestinian violence

By JC Reporter, October 14, 2015

Israel’s government has authorised security measures to combat the violence sweeping the country.

Soldiers will be deployed on public transport and police will have powers to seal off East Jerusalem and impose a curfew.

Authorities will be able to demolish homes of Palestinians who have been involved in attacks.


Israel is world's front line against barbarism, Netanyahu tells UN

By Orlando Radice, October 1, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned his rhetorical guns on Iran and the international community’s refusal to speak out against its “genocidal intentions” in his speech to the UN General Assembly in New York today.


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.


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.

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