Benjamin Netanyahu

Bibi calls for UN to drop Gaza report after investigator resigns

By Naomi Firsht, February 3, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for the UN Human Rights Council to drop its report on the 2014 Gaza war following the resignation of the man who led the inquiry, William Schabas.

“After the resignation of the committee chairman, who was biased against Israel, the report must not be published,” Mr Netanyahu said in a statement.

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So, you wanted a Bibi-sitter?

February 2, 2015
Watch Netanyahu's new campaign video, ahead of Israel's general election in March.

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Bibi, the guest in by the back door

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 29, 2015

In some ways, Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to Congress, bypassing the normal protocol of co-ordinating head of state visits through the White House and State Department, is testimony to the strength of those ties.

What other world leader could imagine organising such a trip with the House Speaker while keeping the President out of the loop?

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Bibi seems happy to pay the price over aliyah call

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 15, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under fire for urging French Jews in the wake of the terror attacks last week in Paris to emigrate to Israel.

While his remarks were certainly undiplomatic, he is not the first Israeli leader to ruffle feathers with such calls.

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Victims of Paris supermarket attack buried in Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, January 13, 2015

The four Jews who were killed in the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris were buried in Jerusalem today.

The funeral of Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada took place at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu and President Rivlin in attendance.

Relatives of the victims read kaddish and lit candles in their memory.

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Hollande allocates 5,000 police guards to Jewish schools

By Charlotte Oliver, January 12, 2015

French President Francois Hollande has increased protection of the country’s Jewish schools, sending out almost 5,000 police officers since last week’s attack. This is in addition to the 10,000 troops that have been deployed to boost the country's security.

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Bibi bounces after primaries punish rivals

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 8, 2015

Monday was the best day so far in this election campaign for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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The question for 2015: will Bibi survive?

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 23, 2014

This is already shaping up to be one of the most acrimonious of all Israeli election campaigns.

Likud and Habayit Hayehudi this week accused former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni of interfering with Israel’s diplomatic affairs in order to further her own political interests.

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Syria blames Israel for daylight strike on arms depots

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 8, 2014

On Sunday, fighter jets attacked two depots near the Syrian capital of Damascus that were being used to store arms destined for Hizbollah.

The Syrian government blamed Israel for carrying out the attack while Israel, as in previous cases, refused to comment.

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Knesset rounds on Bibi's paper

November 13, 2014

The Knesset's approval of a bill this week that will outlaw free newspapers is being seen as a move to curtail the power of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The controversial bill will realistically apply only to Israel Hayom, the pro-Netanyahu paper owned by his major supporter and donor Sheldon Adelson, who also funds Republican campaigns in the US.

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