Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump ISIS Leak to Russia Could End Israel-U.S. Intelligence Sharing

President Donald Trump’s decision to disclose highly classified information to Russia, which Israel reportedly provided to Washington, has put the intelligence services “in crisis,” according to a former senior Israeli intelligence official and recruiter of assets for Israel’s Shin Bet security service. As Washington’s key Middle East ally and partner on counter-terrorism, Israel has a […]

Trump’s intelligence gaffe creates tension with Israel

Israeli leaders are unlikely to let the revelation that President Donald Trump shared classified Israeli intelligence with Russian officials derail a critical state visit next week. But behind the scenes, U.S. officials may have some groveling to do in order to regain the trust of one of their most critical intelligence partners. “There is no […]

Netanyahu: Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Would Not Harm Peace Process

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted Sunday that Israel may not want the U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem if that could harm peace process prospects, but Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quickly rejected any such suggestion. “Israel’s position has been stated many times to the American administration and to the world,” Netanyahu said in […]

How Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas are fighting not to lose blame game with Trump

In the fall of 2011, a group of US congressmen decided to block $200 million in State Department funding from reaching the Palestinian Authority. The money, designated for healthcare, state building efforts and food programs, was withheld to try and discourage President Mahmoud Abbas from taking his unilateral bid for statehood to the United Nations […]

‘Abbas has decided to sign peace deal with Israel’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has crossed the Rubicon and voiced “unprecedented” readiness to reach a peace deal with Israel, sources close to the efforts to renew talks between Israel and the Palestinians have told The Jerusalem Post. Abbas, according to the sources, made this clear to President Donald Trump during their meeting at the […]

WATCH: Iran’s defense minister blasts Saudis for cozying up to Benjamin Netanyahu

Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan accused Saudi Arabia of cozying up to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a sign of how far the relationship between the two Muslim powers have fallen in recent years. Speaking in an interview aired Monday on Al-Manar TV, Dehghan asks the rulers in Riyadh “Do the interests of the Muslim nations […]

Abbas is ready to meet Israel’s PM as part of Trump’s peace efforts

Mahmud Abbas said Tuesday Donald Trump was expected to visit the Palestinian territories “soon” and that he was ready to meet Israel’s prime minister as part of the US president’s peace efforts. Trump is expected in Israel later this month as part of his first foreign trip and the Palestinian president said “we are looking […]

Netanyahu attacks US media as ‘fake news’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu borrowed a line from President Trump on Sunday, referring to CNN, The New York Times and other outlets as “fake news.” Netanyahu was upset with reporting by the two news groups about a new political document from the Palestinian group Hamas. “Ever wonder what fake news is?” Netanyahu asked in […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: I look forward to talks with Trump to advance peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he looked forward to talking with US President Donald Trump about the best way to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He spoke just one day after Trump announced the start of a new peace process during a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas […]

Trump will continue talking to Benjamin Netanyahu about settlements

 President Donald Trump will continue to talk to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israeli settlement activity, the White House said on Monday following reports that Israel plans to build 15,000 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem. “I’m sure that we’ll continue to have conversations with the prime minister and … that’ll be something that […]