Tag: Israel

Israeli MKs: Halt peace negotiations with PA

Senior Israeli politicians have called for Tel Aviv to halt any attempts to restart peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) after a shooting this morning that left three Israeli security forces and one Palestinian dead, according to the Times of Israel.The attack, that took place outside a settlement, came hours after US Special Envoy […]

Israel must be ready to tackle Iran on its own

Israel must ask the international community to stop Iran’s nuclearization but prepare to do the task on its own in case the world fails, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.Bennett, who is a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet, spoke before a meeting of […]

Bernie Sanders: US ‘complicit’ in Israel’s ‘occupation’ of the Palestinians

US Senator Bernie Sanders said the United States is “complicit” in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. “[B]ut that is not to say … that Israel is the only party at fault,” Sanders, an independent senator from Virginia, said in an interview with The Intercept news website published Friday evening.Be the first to […]

The IDF recently completed a large scale drill in the country’s north

Israel is more prepared than ever in case of a military conflict but needs to continue to improve in order to deal with growing regional threats, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said at a ceremony in Jerusalem. “As someone who has been observing the IDF since 1996 [when he became director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office], […]

Netanyahu Responds to UN ‘Absurdities’ on Israel: ‘It’s Called the Bible. I Highly Recommend It’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday attacked “absurdities” in U.N. agencies’ treatment of Israel, invoking tennis legend John McEnroe, the Bible – and penguins – in a speech that was in turn deadly serious about Iran, upbeat about Israeli diplomatic breakthroughs, and thankful to the Trump administration for its outspoken support.Israeli leaders do not […]

From tug of war with Obama to Trump’s warm embrace: Benjamin Netanyahu heads for UN

One of the most striking elements in the run-up to Monday’s meeting in New York between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump is the lack of the apocalyptic background noise that preceded almost every meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.There was certainly a great deal of expectation of a boom […]

Nearing Centennial, 5th Lord Balfour Proud of Family Support for Israel

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, British and Israeli senior officials convened in Jerusalem this week to discuss the past, present, and future of British-Israeli relations.The Balfour Declaration was a British government public statement, issued Nov. 2, 1917, that offered support for the establishment of a “national home” in Palestine for […]

Palestinians Seek More Assertive Trump for Talks With Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will try to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump when they meet next week to endorse a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel and get more assertive about bringing both sides to the peace table, his envoy to Washington said.“We want to see him intervening, we want to see him successful […]

Israels Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would meet U.S. President Donald Trump later this month during a visit to New York, where he will address the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19.Netanyahu spoke to reporters accompanying him on a trip to Latin America before his plane left Tel Aviv for Argentina […]

UN chief Guterres meets Israels Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist.On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Netanyahu […]