Tag: Israel

High Court rejects petition seeking to bar Netanyahu from forming government

The High Court of Justice threw out a petition on Thursday that urged it to bar Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government after the upcoming March election due to the charges against him in three criminal cases. The court said it would not make a decision on the matter, because the timing was […]

Netanyahu tells Supreme Court AG should not be able to disqualify him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the High Court of Justice on Sunday that it was “inconceivable” for Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to decide who will be the next prime minister. In a letter to the top legal body ahead of a Tuesday hearing on whether a lawmaker facing criminal indictment can be tapped to form […]

Netanyahu promises U.S. recognition of Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to deliver U.S. recognition of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley if his party secures a majority in national elections slated for March. He made the pledge Thursday in a victory speech after winning the primary contest for leadership of his political party. Netanyahu, who is […]

Benjamin Netanyahu crushes challenger for party leadership in Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a great victory in a primary election over a challenge to his leadership of the Likud party. Challenger Gideon Sa’ar conceded the election and said that he would back Netanyahu and the party in the general election after poll results indicated a landslide for his rival. “This is a […]

Embattled Netanyahu Declares Victory in Israel Primary

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory early Friday in his primary election battle for leadership of the Likud party, as TV stations predicted a landslide win for the longtime Israeli leader. The apparent victory means that Netanyahu will lead Likud into March elections, the country’s third election in less than a year. He is […]

Netanyahu Rebuffs a Challenge From Within, Despite Graft Charges

The embattled Israeli prime minister staved off a Likud party leadership challenge, a victory that is likely to perpetuate Israel’s political deadlock. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel easily brushed off a challenge for the leadership of the conservative Likud party early Friday, a crucial victory for Israel’s longest-serving leader but one that may only […]

Netanyahu: ICC makes Jewish rights to biblical Israel a war crime

Israel plans to push back against the “absurd” decision by the International Criminal Court: to turn the right of Jews to live in biblical Israel into a war crime, while ignoring the human rights abuses of countries like Iran, Syria and Turkey, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet at the start of its weekly […]

Top right-wing bloc official says won’t follow Netanyahu blindly again — report

As Israel heads for a new election in March 2020, a senior right-wing figure has told associates his party will not automatically support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government if he doesn’t have enough votes following the national poll, Channel 12 news reported Saturday. “There will not be another blind following of […]

Israel hails Jeremy Corbyn’s crushing defeat as ‘a milestone in the fight against hatred… and the spectre of anti-Semitism’

Israel today hailed Jeremy Corbyn‘s crushing defeat as a ‘milestone in the fight against hatred … and the spectre of anti-Semitism.’ Boris Johnson‘s Conservative party wiped Labour off the map on Thursday night after a campaign dominated by accusations of anti-Semitism within Corbyn’s party. ‘I congratulate British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the UK Conservative […]

Netanyahu: Boris Johnson’s win a ‘great day for the UK’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulated his British counterpart Friday, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decisive win in Thursday’s UK general election. “Congratulations my friend Boris Johnson on your historic victory,” Netanyahu’s office tweeted Friday. “This is a great day for the people of Great Britain and for the friendship between us.” Netanyahu’s chief rival […]