Netanyahu: Gantz’s plan to form minority government with Arab parties is ‘madness’

November 18, 2019 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud lawmakers during an emergency conference call on Saturday that the Blue and White Party intends to form a minority government supported by the Arab parties, something he said would be an “unprecedented disaster” for the State of Israel. Read more

Israel’s PM Netanyahu holds security tour of a missile intercept control centre and an iron dome battery

November 17, 2019 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security tour of a missile intercept control centre and an Iron Dome battery. Read more

Netanyahu offers Bennett defence ministry job

November 10, 2019 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday offered New Right Party leader Naftali Bennett the spot of the country’s defence minister in a move perceived as a way to stop Bennet from joining a coalition led by the rival Blue and White Party. Read more

Rivlin tasks Netanyahu with forming government, again

September 26, 2019 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin has tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the next government. Read more

After opposition, Netanyahu acknowledges possible Trump-Rouhani meeting

September 8, 2019 by  
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After expressing initial opposition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged the possibility of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Read more

In a class of his own

August 28, 2019 by  
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We are seeing a rerun of the April 2019 Israeli elections but with one big difference, this time round we will have a government formed. Read more

On July 20, Netanyahu to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister

July 19, 2019 by  
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When the clock strikes midnight on Saturday, July 20, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make history as the State of Israel’s longest-serving premier, surpassing the previous record-holder, David Ben-Gurion. Read more

A steadfast alliance, stronger than ever

June 28, 2019 by  
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Theodor Herzl, who envisioned and paved the way for the rebirth of Israel as a nation, lent great importance to the forging of alliances and the fostering of friendly relations between the Jewish people and the nations of the world. Read more

Ramat Trump

June 17, 2019 by  
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President Donald Trump has thanked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel for naming a town in the Golan Heights after him. Read more

Rivlin and Netanyahu attend wreath-laying ceremonies at Yad Vashem

May 3, 2019 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

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

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