Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

THIRD ELECTION WILL BE NETANYAHU’S FAULT, LIBERMAN SAYS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading the country to a third election in less than a year, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman warned in a Facebook post on Sunday. “The nation will not forgive him,” Liberman wrote. Liberman pointed out that his party has called for a national-unity government since the September 17 election. Netanyahu […]

‘Unity government is dead – Israel headed for another election’

Senior political source says gap between Blue and White and Likud, particularly over issue of PM’s legal situation, is unbridgeable. A senior political source is quoted in Israel Hayom as stating that in the current situation – especially after last week’s interrogation of government spokespeople and the reactions it has provoked in both camps – […]

Gantz: I’m determined to have broad unity government, not third elections

Blue and White and Likud continued to disparage one another and express extreme skepticism about the possibility of building a coalition, even as the parties held talks to form a unity government. The negotiating teams for the two large parties met on Thursday morning in Ramat Gan and plan to meet again on Sunday. Blue […]

Kushner urges PM, Gantz to unite to seize ‘tremendous opportunities’ in region

Trump adviser tells Israeli TV that Washington is eager to advance peace plan, believes PA will be ‘rational’; reassures Israel of US backing after ditching of Kurdish allies. US presidential adviser Jared Kushner urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz in separate meetings to work together to form a […]

Third election looking likely with coalition talks at a deadlock

A unity government looked highly unlikely as of Wednesday night, with both the Likud and Blue and White saying negotiations are at an impasse with no chance of a breakthrough. The parties’ negotiating teams are expected to meet on Thursday morning, despite their skepticism. While the parties have said publicly that they want a unity […]

JARED KUSHNER ON JORDAN VALLEY ANNEXATION: WE LIKE TO KEEP OUR OPTIONS OPEN

US special envoy Jared Kushner has not rejected outright Israel’s annexation plan for the Jordan Valley, stating instead that the Trump Administration would like to keep its “options open.” He spoke of the Jordan Valley and US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during an interview with Channel 13 while visiting […]

Iran Has Deployed Missiles in Yemen That Could Hit Israel, Netanyahu Says

Iran trying to obtain precision missiles to hit every target in the Middle East, says Netanyahu. U.S. to ramp up economic pressure on Iran, Mnuchin tells PM. Iran has begun deploying missiles in Yemen in order to strike Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday. Speaking with visiting U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, […]

Liberman: Likud, Blue and White must put egos aside, form unity government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman on Saturday called again for the Likud party, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White, led by Benny Gantz, to form a broad unity government, urging them to “stop the games” and to “put their egos aside.” Speaking in a Channel 12 interview Saturday, Liberman said a Likud-Blue and […]

NETANYAHU GIVES UP EFFORT TO FORM GOVERNMENT, RETURNS MANDATE

            Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned the mandate to form a government to President Reuven Rivlin minutes after the end of the Simhat Torah holiday on Monday night, and two nights before the deadline for him to build a coalition. Rivlin, who has received the message from  Netanyahu, will hold […]

US envoy meets Israel’s embattled PM to discuss peace plan

The U.S. envoy to the Middle East met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, days after elections that left the Israeli leader’s political future in doubt. Netanyahu suffered an apparent setback when he and his allies failed to secure enough seats for a narrow, right-wing majority coalition. The centrist Blue and White party, which […]