Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu's address to Congress: full text

May 25, 2011

I am deeply moved by your warm welcome. And I am deeply honored that you have given me the opportunity to address Congress a second time.

Mr Vice President, do you remember the time that we were the new kids in town?

And I do see a lot of old friends here. And I see a lot of new friends of Israel here. Democrats and Republicans alike.

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Netanyahu: some settlements will end up outside Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, May 24, 2011

Binyamin Netanyahu has told US congressmen that Israel both wants and needs peace and a two-state solution, but that he would not accept a "return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967".

Echoing Ronald Reagan's famous speech in Berlin in 1987, the Israeli Prime Minister called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to "tear up your pact with Hamas and make peace with the Jewish state".

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Mixed response to Obama's '1967 lines' Israel speech

By Jennifer Lipman, May 20, 2011

President Barack Obama's call for a Palestinian state along 1967 lines has been met with mixed reaction from politicians and Jewish groups.

In a speech on the direction of US policy in the Middle East on Thursday, President Obama said a Palestinian state should be based on those lines with "mutually agreed swaps".

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President Obama makes Middle East speech

By Jennifer Lipman, May 19, 2011

President Barack Obama has begun his eagerly anticipated speech on the Middle East

The president, who will meet Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tomorrow in the White House, heralded "a new chapter in American diplomacy".

In his opening remarks, he referred to the blow America had dealt to al-Qaida with the death of Osama bin Laden, and US progress in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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On this day: Barak beats Bibi

By Jennifer Lipman, May 17, 2011

Twelve years later, two of Israel's longest-serving statesmen are still at it, with Binyamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister and Ehud Barak his coalition partner and Defence Minister, now of the new Independence Party.

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Israeli leaders remember casualties of war

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2011

Shimon Peres has pledged that Israel would continue to seek opportunities for peace at a ceremony marking Israel's annual day of remembrance for its war dead and victims of terrorism.

The Israeli president was in Jerusalem for the start of Yom Hazikaron. As was customary, a siren was sounded to mark the day, prompting a moment of silence around the country.

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After bin Laden, Iran's Khamenei biggest threat

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2011

With Osama bin Laden dead, Iran's supreme leader is the biggest threat to global security, Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interview today.

The Israeli Prime Minister told CNN that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was more of a threat than Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Interview: Mark Regev

By Jeremy Josephs, May 5, 2011

For a man who has spent over two decades working within the world of diplomacy and mastering the art of providing carefully crafted, nuanced responses on behalf of the government of Israel, Mark Regev could hardly be more blunt.

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Obama to host Netanyahu at White House

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2011

The leaders of Israel and the United States are to meet in Washington later this month.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is visiting London and Paris this week, is due to address a joint session of the US congress on May 23. The meeting with President Obama will take place at the White House three days earlier.

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UK-Israel rift over Hamas unity deal

May 5, 2011

A serious rift between the British and Israeli governments opened up this week during the visit of Binyamin Netanyahu to London, over the welcome given by David Cameron to the unity deal between Fatah and Hamas.

Israel is understood to be furious that William Hague and Mr Cameron had both made positive public statements about the new pact.

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