Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu office meltdown as aides quit

February 23, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet Office is in a state of disarray after the resignation of two of his top aides, with another expected to step down shortly.

Ha'artez reports that Mr Netanyahu rebuked the three after they took sexual harassment allegations about another colleague directly to the Attorney General.


Netanyahu: Iran 'undermining global stability'

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2012

Israel's Prime Minister has condemned Iran as "the number one exporter of terror around the world".

Benjamin Netanyahu's comments came following a string of attacks believed to be directed at Israel this week, in India, Thailand and Georgia, although the third was thwarted.


Israeli PM: Iran to blame for Delhi embassy car explosion

By Jennifer Lipman, February 13, 2012

The Israeli Prime Minister has blamed Iran for an attack on an Israeli diplomat's car in Delhi.

A woman, believed to be the wife of a diplomat, was injured in the blast near the Israeli embassy. The car went up in flames on Monday afternoon, Delhi time.

The explosion in India occurred as staff at Israel's embassy in Georgia managed to disable a device before it could do any damage.


US election hands Netanyahu giant dilemma on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 9, 2012

The strategic timetable for the next nine months is becoming increasingly clear. Israel's apparent plans to strike Iran this year are limited by one crucial date: November 6 - the day of the US presidential elections.

Although he wishes with all his heart for a Republican victory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is predicting the re-election of Barack Obama.


Netanyahu won Likud poll, but is more shackled now

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 2, 2012

This is not the way Benjamin Netanyahu planned his Likud leadership primary. It was all supposed to be over very quickly - a month or so of low-profile campaigning, voting day by the end of January, polling stations closed at 10pm. Then a swift tallying of his overwhelming majority, with everything wrapped up before midnight.


Netanyahu wins primary after concessions

By Jennifer Lipman, February 1, 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu has overwhelmingly beaten his right-wing rival in the Likud Party primaries.

As expected, Moshe Feiglin, leader of the "Jewish Leadership" faction of Likud, picked up just a quarter of the votes. The Israeli Prime Minister now has a strong mandate from his party to go forward to the national elections, due by next year.


Netanyahu awaits victory in Likud primary

By Jennifer Lipman, January 31, 2012

Likud members are voting in the primary elections for the party's leadership today.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to win the vote by a majority, although he faces a challenge from Moshe Feiglin, head of the ultra-right wing Likud faction, "Jewish Leadership".


Bibi agrees new settlement deal

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 26, 2012

A last-minute agreement between the settlers and the government over the future of the largest outpost in the West Bank may avert a violent confrontation.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored the settlers on Sunday to accept the government's previous offer to rebuild the homes of 50 families of the Migron outpost at a site nearby, enabling it to comply with the court order to dismantle th


Netanyahu: Palestinians are delaying talks

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister has said that he is prepared to engage in peace negotiations at any time.

But Benjamin Netanyahu told Knesset members that Palestinian intransigence was preventing progress in the talks in Jordan.


Netanyahu: Don't generalise about Charedim

By Jennifer Lipman, December 29, 2011

The Israeli Prime Minister has urged citizens not to demonise Charedim in the light of incidents of extremist violence and discrimination.

Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at a Cabinet meeting following large-scale protests in Beit Shemesh about strictly Orthodox segregation of women, said that although harassment would not be tolerated, Israelis should not generalise.