Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Will Israel’s third election resolve its political crisis? Low turnout predicted

By Tuesday morning, March 3, Israel will know who won and who lost its third election in a year. The size of voter turnout will carry an equally crucial message. Despite efforts by all the parties to combat election-fatigue, more voters than usual are expected to stay away from their polling stations out of two […]

Israeli election: Turnout high despite fears of coronavirus, voter fatigue

Turnout in Israel was high despite precautions over the coronavirus and concerns of voter fatigue Monday as voters participated in national elections for the third time in less than a year. Election officials said more than 27 percent of voters had cast a ballot by noon, marking the highest turnout since 1999 as the parties […]

Members of joint US-Israeli committee to map West Bank rule announced

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will lead the joint US-Israel committee that will map the areas where Israel will be allowed to apply sovereignty, according to an Israeli newspaper’s report. The members of the committee were recently appointed. Along with Friedman, the US members include his senior adviser, Aryeh Lightstone, and Scott Leith, director […]

Netanyahu Says Work on Annexation Map Has Begun: ‘We Are Turning Parts of the Homeland in Judea and Samaria Into Part of the State of Israel Forever’

Israel’s government has established a team to map out areas of the West Bank that it will annex in accordance with President Donald Trump’s recently released peace plan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said, “In recent weeks, we brought enormous news for the State of […]

Netanyahu: We want to annex settlements with US support, not without

Israel’s best interest is served in annexing West Bank settlements with United States support and not without, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday as he made a campaign stop in the Jordan Valley. “We have brought about an unequivocal statement from [US] President [Donald] Trump that he will recognize the application of our sovereignty […]

Netanyahu says Israel has started mapping West Bank areas to annex

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday said Israel has begun mapping parts of the West Bank to annex, appearing to further step back from a pledge to swiftly apply Israeli sovereignty over these areas following the publication of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan. “We’re already in the process of mapping the territory that according […]

Netanyahu: ‘Israeli right turns against Deal of the Century’

Israeli media reported, Thursday, that the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is very concerned about what appears to be a move by far-right parties against the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’. The Yedioth Ahronoth website reported that “Netanyahu’s entourage expressed some concerns in the wake of Kushner’s statements about the annexation, presumably taking place after […]

HISTORIC: Arab States Welcome Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

Perhaps the sole silver lining of the otherwise-harrowing capitulation to fundamentalist jihadist evil that was President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal was the fact that the leading Sunni Arab states — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt chief among them — began to warm up to the Jewish state of Israel. The […]

Trump, Netanyahu unveil plan for ‘two-state’ Israeli-Palestinian peace

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday unveiled what the president has called “the deal of the century” for a two-state peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians. “Our proposal finds precise technical solutions to make Israelis, Palestinians and the region safer and much more prosperous. My vision presents a win-win opportunity […]

Israeli settler leaders to join Netanyahu in Washington for Trump talks

Four major settler leaders plan to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington to receive information on US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, known as the “Deal of the Century.” Netanyahu will meet with Trump on Monday and Tuesday. Yesha head and Jordan Valley Regional Council head David ElHayani will […]