Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel can normalize ties with Arab states if ‘we act wisely’

Israel is the strongest country in the Middle East and should use its stance as leverage, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. Speaking to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Netanyahu stressed that both diplomatically and militarily, Israel is strong and only getting stronger. Netanyahu added that by understanding regional interests, Israel could […]

Majority of public dissatisfied with Netanyahu’s job performance

The majority of the Israeli public is dissatisfied with the manner in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is carrying out his duties the Israel Democracy Institute’s monthly peace index has found. The new polling data comes against a background of ongoing difficulties for Netanyahu with the criminal investigations into him as well as the recent […]

Trump calls Netanyahu to discuss Iranian ‘aggression’

US President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal and the regime’s recent belligerent acts. The two leaders talked “at length” about the “dangers emanating from Iran and Iranian aggression in the region and the need to work together to deal with these threats,” according to a […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran responsible for more than 80% of Israel’s security concerns

Iran is responsible for more than 80% of Israel’s security problems, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, quoting one of the country’s security agencies. “We are not deterred, and we are also building our strength,” he said on Monday, during a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry marking 25 years since the bombing of the embassy in […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to be grilled by police for fourth time on Monday

Police will question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under caution on Monday for a fourth time. The investigation will reportedly deal with both criminal investigations into Netanyahu, termed Case 1000 and Case 2000. The probe into Case 1000 may take longer than previously thought, with it now expected to end sometime in April instead of in […]

Report: Benjamin Netanyahu told ministers he urged Trump to quit UN rights body

Amid reports that the Trump administration is considering pulling the US out of the UN Human Rights Council, Army Radio on Thursday reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had been the one to urge the US president to do so. Upon the premier’s return this week from his recent string of high-profile […]

Netanyahu: We will never relinquish security control of West Bank

Israel will never relinquish security control of the entirety of the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Sunday. Netanyahu was answering Bishop, who had asked him what he meant when he spoke of supporting a “Palestinian state,” according to a report by Israel Radio about the meeting between […]

Netanyahu: We will never relinquish security control of West Bank

Israel will never relinquish security control of the entirety of the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Sunday. Netanyahu was answering Bishop, who had asked him what he meant when he spoke of supporting a “Palestinian state,” according to a report by Israel Radio about the meeting between […]

Israeli PM says Palestinians should self-govern but without military power

Speaking at a news conference in Sydney with the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Benjamin Netanyahu says while he supported self-government for Palestinians, any solution must not be a threat to the state of Israel. ‘Let them govern themselves but let them not have the military and the physical power to threaten Israel,’ Netanyahu tells […]

‘What kind of Palestinian state do you want exactly?’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed the demand by two former Australian Prime Ministers that their nation recognize the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign state. Former Labor premiers Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke issued statements ahead of Netanyahu’s state visit to Australia, calling for the recognition of Palestinian statehood. Speaking at a press conference in Sydney […]