Benjamin Netanyahu

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.


Knesset and Likud: early changes leading to election

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 18, 2012

The Knesset voted unanimously on Monday night to dissolve itself and to hold Israel’s general election on January 22.


Aryeh Deri returns to politics

By Sahar Zivan, October 15, 2012

The former leader of Israel’s Shas party, Aryeh Deri, has announced that he will be returning to the political arena for the upcoming elections.


'Netanyahu agreed to return Golan Heights’

By Sandy Rashty, October 12, 2012

The US envoy to the Middle East negotiated a secret peace deal between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to documents seen by Yedioth Ahronoth.


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.