Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

UN chief Guterres meets Israels Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist.On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Netanyahu […]

Kushner, Netanyahu Discussed Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, The Hill reported Sunday. Kushner and other top Trump officials attended a meeting on Thursday during a trip to the region to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians, […]

Netanyahu Discussed Land Swaps With Trump Administration

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held discussions on land swaps as part of a comprehensive peace deal with the Palestinians and the Trump administration, media reports say.   According to the proposed plan, some Israeli-Arab communities could be moved to Palestinian control, while Israel would annex some major Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. […]

Netanyahu told Macron he’s skeptical about Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

PARIS – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron in their meeting Sunday that he was skeptical about the peace efforts being made by U.S. President Donald Trump, diplomatic sources familiar with the conversation told Haaretz. During the meeting in Paris, Macron told Netanyahu that he supports Trump’s efforts and that the settlement-building […]

Netanyahu attack on EU policy towards Israel caught on microphone

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has launched a withering attack on the European Union at a closed-door meeting of eastern European leaders in Budapest, saying the political grouping would wither and die if it did not change its policy towards Israel.   The remarks, caught on an open microphone, underlined Netanyahu’s often barely disguised contempt […]

Israel slashes millions from UN budget

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has reduced the United Nations (UN) membership fees that his country contributes by $10m (£7.75m). His decision comes after the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided to list the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank as an endangered Palestinian world heritage site – a move that […]

Ground broken for first new West Bank settlement in 25 years

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that ground had been broken for the construction of the first Israeli West Bank settlement in 25 years. The new settlement, to be known as Amichai, is to accommodate residents of the illegal Amona outpost, which was evacuated in February in line with court orders because it was built […]

After Iran fires missiles at IS in Syria, Netanyahu warns it not to threaten Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to threaten Israel and to watch its own back Monday, hours after Tehran launched missiles into Syria in what was seen, in part, as a challenge to Israel. “I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said. On Monday, Iran said it fired missiles against the […]

Netanyahu assails Abbas in tweetstorm on eve of new US peace bid

Amid resurgent US peacemaking efforts and the arrival of two top Washington envoys to the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Monday of lying that he wants peace and “poisoning” the minds of young Palestinians. “Palestinian President Abbas tells the world that he educates Palestinian children for peace. That’s a […]

Netanyahu Praises Switzerland, Netherlands for Cutting Funds to Anti-Israel NGOs Inciting Violence

The Algemeiner reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded the leaders of Switzerland and the Netherlands on Wednesday following their decisions to halt funding for Palestinian NGOs involved in incitement. “I welcome the Swiss parliament’s decision to require the Swiss government not to finance NGOs that foster hate, racism, anti-Semitism and incitement,” Netanyahu said before flying […]