Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

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 […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to Abbas: How can you speak of peace while financing murderers?

If the Palestinians are serious about peace, stop paying salaries to murderers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday during a memorial ceremony at Mt. Herzl for victims of terrorism. Speaking two days before Abbas is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington, Netanyahu said to the PA […]

Netanyahu will skip talks if German minister meets left-wing group

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday threatened to cancel a meeting with Germany’s foreign minister if he sits down with a left-wing rights group, an Israeli official said. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet with “civil society” groups on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman in Berlin who declined to identify the groups. […]

Netanyahu: Palestinians need to stop paying terrorists

In an interview with Fox News, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed peace prospects with the Palestinians, saying, “I think the first test of peace is to say to them, Hey, you want peace? Prove it. Confront terrorism, stop rewarding terrorism, stop paying terrorists.” Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter  The interview with Netanyahu was conducted by […]

PM Benjamin Netanyahu to warn US Defense Secretary Mattis against Iran base in Syria

Israel’s concern about Iran establishing a permanent base in Syria the day after the civil war there ends will feature prominently when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday, senior diplomatic officials said on Thursday. Netanyahu is expected to meet with Mattis, who arrived in Israel on Thursday for his […]

Obama to Netanyahu, 2014: Don’t go into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed in a Knesset committee meeting that former US President Barack Obama requested Israel not send ground forces into Gaza during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge. The meeting’s purpose was to critique how Israel fought Operation Protective Edge, and use that to see how to make the progress of the next […]