Netanyahu’s brilliant victory and the challenges ahead

April 18, 2019 by  
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Israeli voters have chosen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what was essentially a referendum over whether he should be re-elected to a fifth term of office. Read more

The right still rules in Israel. Will it continue?

Is Benjamin Netanyahu’s dominance of Israeli politics the product of a consensus he helped build, or is he merely a convenient beneficiary of forces that were beyond his control? Read more

Considering the national interest in the forthcoming elections

March 27, 2019 by  
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Despite the high-pitched abuse being exchanged between the principal contenders, Likud and Blue and White, paradoxically this election highlights the unity of the nation. Read more

Can Gantz unseat Netanyahu?

February 4, 2019 by  
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Political parties in Israel have recently kicked off their campaigns ahead of the April 2019 elections, a time in which public tension is rising rapidly and which appears to be becoming increasingly contentious. Read more

NZ Defence Minister Mark meets Netanyahu

January 28, 2019 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has met with New Zealand Defense Minister Ron Mark at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem. Read more

2019 Israeli elections, ‘Case 4775’: The public trial of Netanyahu

December 26, 2018 by  
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Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to win a record-tying fifth election on April 9, which would put him in position to become the longest-serving premier in Israeli history—longer even than founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion…writes Alex Traiman/JNS. Read more

The Prime Minister is treating us as morons

November 29, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed his political savvy by avoiding an election as he outmanoeuvred Naftali Bennett and his Bayit Yehudi party, forcing them to blink after Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned. Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu and Sara attend Ponary memorial ceremony in Vilnius

August 26, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have participated in a memorial ceremony at the Ponary memorial in remembrance of the 70,000 Vilnius Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Read more

Lauder loses the plot…writes Isi Leibler

August 21, 2018 by  
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Ronald Lauder is a billionaire and respected art collector who became passionately committed to Jewish life when, as U.S. ambassador to Austria, he witnessed virulent anti-Semitism. I have known him for over 20 years and was involved in no small measure in his election as president of the World Jewish Congress. Read more

Netanyahu meets Druze leader

July 29, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, joined Minister Ayoob Kara at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem to meet with Israel’s Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Muafak Tarif.  Read more

Netanyahu to hold meeting on nation-state law following objections by Druze

July 26, 2018 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly convene a meeting to re-examine the controversial nation-state law passed last week after an outcry by the Druze community. Read more

After massive IDF retaliation following death of soldier, ceasefire holds

July 22, 2018 by  
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A tense ceasefire held on the Gaza border Saturday following several waves of Israeli strikes on Hamas targets in the Strip in retaliation for the death of a soldier shot dead by sniper fire. Read more

Two children battling cancer join Netanyahus at the World Cup

July 11, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara surprised two Israeli children inviting  them to join them in watching the World Cup semi-final match between England and Croatia in Moscow. Read more

Must Jews and Poles keep fighting about the Holocaust?

It’s never wise to get into an argument about the Holocaust with Yad Vashem…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Prince William meets descendants of survivors rescued by his great-grandmother

June 27, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara and Prince William, met with descendants of Haimaki and Rachel Cohen, who were saved during the Holocaust by Princess Alice, Prince William’s great-grandmother. Read more

Netanyahu corrects UK over royal visit to ‘Occupied Territories’ in Jerusalem

June 25, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a veiled rebuke to the United Kingdom Sunday less than 48 hours before Prince William was scheduled to begin the first-ever official visit to Israel by a member of the British royal family, after Kensington Palace listed Jerusalem’s Old City as “Occupied Palestinian Territories” in the itinerary for the trip which will also take in the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Read more

Israel’s hosting and participation in 2019 Eurovision faces uncertain future

June 19, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with  Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, Culture Minister Miri Regev and Communications Minister Ayoub Kara on Monday, following reports that the European Broadcasting Union could move the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest from Israel to Austria. Read more

…and now the third

May 22, 2018 by  
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Paraguay has opened its embassy in Jerusalem following the United States and Guatemala. Read more

Netanyahu agrees with Hamas

May 18, 2018 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released a video in which he agrees with Hamas…and his reasons. Read more

US officially opens embassy in ‘historic and sacred’ Jerusalem

May 15, 2018 by  
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The United States officially opening its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, fulfilling a key promise made by its president, Donald Trump. Read more

More than just bad optics on immigration?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a lot of bad days recently…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Former Israeli and U.S. top diplomats express admiration, caution on embassy move

February 27, 2018 by  
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After much speculation over when U.S. President Donald Trump would make good on his campaign promise, the United States announced on Feb. 23 that it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Must Israel do America’s dirty work?

February 20, 2018 by  
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Whenever Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu uses props for his speeches, his critics pounce…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Despite Israeli, US opposition, Polish Senators pass bill criminalising terms linking Poland to the Holocaust

February 2, 2018 by  
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The Polish Senate passed a bill Wednesday criminalising statements linking Poland to the murder of Jews which occurred on its soil during the Holocaust, in an attempt to lay blame for the crimes that left more than 1 million Polish Jews dead during World War II squarely on German Nazis. Read more

Netanyahu meets Putin

January 30, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Read more

Proposed Polish law “historical obfuscation”

January 29, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has strongly objected to a proposed new Polish law which would criminalise suggestions that Poland was responsible for Nazis crimes, calling it “an act of historical obfuscation and an attack on democracy.” Read more

PM Netanyahu and Moshe Holtzberg Visit Chabad House in Mumbai

January 19, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited the Chabad House in Mumbai accompanying 11-yr-old Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents in the 26 November 2008 terrorist attack on the building. Read more

Netanyahu says $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on

January 18, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel’s $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on after the pact’s reported cancellation last November. Read more

Yair Netanyahu expresses regret over ‘ridiculous’ statements in strip club

January 10, 2018 by  
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Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed regret for his “ridiculous” statements in a 2015 recording of him at a Tel Aviv strip club that surfaced in an Israeli news report on Monday.  Read more

Terror victims urge deduction of terrorists’ salaries from Palestinian Authority tax funds

January 9, 2018 by  
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Hundreds of families of terror victims have urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deduct the salaries that the Palestinian Authority (PA) pays terrorists and their families from PA tax funds collected by Israel. Read more

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