Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Any deal with Palestinian Authority will necessitate long-term Israeli presence in West Bank

With the international community expected to step up pressure on Israel to come up with initiatives to move the diplomatic process with the Palestinians forward, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that any agreement would necessitate a long-term Israeli presence throughout the West Bank.   In a comprehensive press briefing with diplomatic reporters, Netanyahu […]

Netanyahu broke promise on Jerusalem Affairs Ministry

In February, during the elections campaign, Netanyahu declared to the media while standing next to Barkat that he would not appoint a minister for Jerusalem affairs and that he would deal with the ministry’s responsibilities himself. Netanyahu worked to find a compromise between his promise to Barkat and Elkin’s request until the late hours of […]

Netanyahu’s Comments Have ‘Consequences’

President Barack Obama is continuing his criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s comments on a Palestinian state and Arab-Israelis before the last elections.   In an interview with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Obama said that the security relationship between the United States and Israel will remain strong, but reiterated that there will be […]

The whole world heard Netanyahu’s commitment to two-state solution

Israel knows the importance of the role that Europe takes in trying to bring the tragedy of the 150-year-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians to and end, President Reuven Rivlin told Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy on Thursday.   Rivlin was confident that the […]

Isaac Herzog mocks Netanyahu’s chances of reigniting peace process

A day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted saying in closed conversations that he wants to restart the peace process, opposition leader Isaac Herzog expressed doubt on Tuesday that talks would begin while Netanyahu is in power.   In an interview running in The Jerusalem Post’s Shavuot supplement on the world’s 50 most powerful […]

Lieberman blasts Netanyahu for talks with Joint Arab List

“This man represents a list of terror supporters in the Israeli parliament – and the prime minister of Israel, who heads a government which defines itself as nationalist, is meeting with him,” said Lieberman in a statement. “Netanyahu’s meeting with Odeh, one of the sharpest opponents of Israel being the state of the Jewish people, […]

No point in renewing talks because Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t interested in peace

Palestinian Authority leadership responded Tuesday to the appointment of Vice Premier Silvan Shalom as the Israeli representative for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks if negotiations renew, saying that it is unimportant who will mediate because Prime Minister Netanyahu isn’t interested in peace.   According to Israel Radio, the officials said that there is no point in meeting […]

PA, Hamas Blast Netanyahu Over Jerusalem

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s pledge during Jerusalem Day that the capital will never be divided again was not well accepted by Palestinian Arabs.   “I pledge that as Prime Minister I will continue to develop the city. The city was united, and will never be divided again,” Netanyahu said at the Jerusalem Day celebration at […]

Annex PA, Give Arabs Limited Autonomy

MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) praised the appointment of Interior Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) as the minister in charge of peace talks and US-Israel relations, stating that it is a fitting choice.   “Bearing in mind the numerous matters occupying the time of Prime Minister, it is good to appoint a minister who will address this […]

Jerusalem has and always will only be the capital of the Jewish people

Jerusalem historically has been the only capital of the Jewish people, and so it will remain, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday at the government’s official Jerusalem Day ceremony at Ammunition Hill.   “We need to tell the truth, without fear,” Netanyahu said. “This is where we began our path as a nation, this is […]