Benjamin Netanyahu

Will Bibi make his mark on history?

By Benjamin Pogrund, June 6, 2014

Four years ago a former Israeli official floated the idea of an overnight change in Prime Binyamin Netanyahu: he would wake up one morning and decide that his ambition was no longer only to win the next election but he would instead want to leave his mark on history; he would do so by immediately pointing the way to a new road of peace with Palestinians, and his people would follow him.

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Nice little tab: Netanyahu household gets £27k for 'basic food'

By Daniel Easterman, May 30, 2014

The Netanyahu family will spend over £27,000 of Israeli taxpayers' money this year on basic groceries, it has emerged.

The figure does not include catering for foreign dignitaries, restaurant deliveries or ice cream - which are paid for from another budget.


Netanyahu to take on role of president?

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 8, 2014

With barely a month to go before the Knesset is due to elect a new president to replace Shimon Peres, rumours are mounting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is interested in cancelling the presidency — which would leave the prime minister as head of state.


Storm brews over Netanyahu's ‘nation state’ law

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 8, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to create a new Basic Law defining Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people is causing a major political row.

In the absence of a constitution, Basic Laws make up the foundations of legislation in Israel.


Netanyahu pushes law to make Israel the Jewish nation-state

By Rosa Doherty, May 2, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to promote new legislation that will protect Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people.

Speaking at the Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, Mr Netanyahu said: “It is my intention to submit a Basic Law to the Knesset that would provide a constitutional anchor for Israel’s status as the national state of the Jewish people.”


Israel suspends peace talks

By Orlando Radice, April 24, 2014

Israel has halted the peace talks in the wake of Wednesday’s decision by Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas to sign a reconciliation agreement.


Netanyahu: Abbas deal with Hamas means no peace with Israel

By Sandy Rashty, April 23, 2014

Hamas and Fatah have signed a groundbreaking reconciliation deal, amid the breakdown of the Palestinian Authority’s peace talks with Israel.

Representatives from the groups announced the deal today after a meeting in the Gaza Strip.


Ed Miliband: 'Israel is the Jewish homeland'

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2014

Labour leader Ed Miliband will travel to the Israeli town of Sderot today as he continues his tour of the country.

Mr Miliband described Israel as "the homeland for the Jewish people" during a meeting with Hebrew University of Jerusalem students on Thursday.

He also held meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labour leader Isaac Herzog.


Netanyahu attempts to bury report on migrants

By Shira Rubin, March 27, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has attempted to block an official report on the country’s treatment of African asylum seekers.

Harel Locker, Mr Netanyahu’s Chief of Staff, urged the State Comptroller Joseph Shapira to restrict access to the document out of security concerns, as well as a fear that it could harm the country’s foreign relations.


Israeli diplomats are right to strike, says Ambassador Taub

By Marcus Dysch, March 27, 2014

Israel’s diplomats are right to go on strike, says the man who represents the country in Britain.

Ambassador Daniel Taub’s support for the action that has seen the closure of Israeli embassies across the world puts him in direct opposition to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.