Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Threatens War With Iran

“Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put the noose of terror around our neck,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. “We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act, if necessary, not only against Iranian proxies that are attacking us but against Iran itself.” Netanyahu alleged Iran is attempting to…

Israeli Police Say Netanyahu Should Be Charged With Bribery & Fraud

The Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, casting a pall over the future of a tenacious leader who has become almost synonymous with his country. The announcement instantly raised doubts about his ability to stay in office. Concluding a yearlong graft investigation,…

U.S. And Israel Pull Out Of UNESCO Over ‘Anti-Israel’ Bias

The Trump administration announced Thursday that is pulling the United States out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, because of its “anti-Israel” bias. Israel withdrew from the organization just hours after the U.S. made its announcement. The State Department said the U.S. will instead act as an observer…

Israeli Police: Netanyahu Is Suspect In Fraud Investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the subject of an investigation into allegations of “fraud, breach of trust, and bribes,” Israeli police have confirmed. Meanwhile, news broke early Friday that Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, Ari Harow, reached a deal with prosecutors to become a state’s witness in the corruption cases against Netanyahu. Netanyahu denies…

President Trump In Tel Aviv, Israel For Mideast Peace Talks

President Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia on Monday, for a 36-hour visit that includes a meeting in the West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has scheduled a visit to the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem and a 15-minute tour of Yad…

U.S. Told Russia About Syria Strikes in Advance

Russia confirmed Friday that it received advanced warning from the U.S. about its strike on Syria, in which the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in the first American assault on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Moscow condemned the strike and gave notice that Russia is pulling out of all agreements to minimize risk of…

Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what…

Trump: Flynn Was ‘Just Doing His Job’

President Donald Trump on Thursday said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “just doing his job” when he reportedly spoke numerous times with Russia’s ambassador about the sanctions levied on the country by the Obama administration, and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about those conversations. The president gave contradictory messages about Flynn, saying…

Israel PM Netanhayu & Trump To Meet On Wednesday [VIDEO]

PM Benjamin Netanhayu it’s on his way to Washington, where he plans to present Trump with Israel’s position on issues of vital interest, including Iran, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I am going to Washington to have a very important meeting with President Trump and I will also be meeting with Vice President [Mike] Pence…

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn In Trouble With Trump

National Security Adviser Mike Flynn may be in danger of losing his job, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The administration is reportedly weighing whether to dismiss Flynn over his controversial contacts with Russian officials and the publicity surrounding it. Flynn has allegedly apologized to President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who are…

Israel Censures Ambassadors For UN Vote [VIDEO]

Israel has summoned ambassa-dors from countries that voted against for a United Nations resolution this week against settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The measure passed after the United States did not vote instead of vetoing the measure. “From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated…

Trump Urges Obama To Veto U.N. Resolution On Israeli Settlements

President-elect Donald J. Trump publicly pressured President Obama on Thursday to veto a United Nations resolution critical of Israel, the newly elected leaders most direct intervention in foreign policy during his transition to power. Mr. Trump called on the president to use the United States veto in the United Nations Security Council to block the…

Netanyahu To Meet Candidates On Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sunday in separate meetings in New York, just a day before their first debate. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi also met with both candidates this past week in New York after vising for the UN’s annual gathering. Netanyahu wants to avoid…

Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Blaming Netanyahu

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon resigned from his post on Friday, citing “extremist and dangerous elements” that are threatening instability in the country. “I fought with all my might against manifestations of extremism, violence and racism in Israeli society that threatens its sturdiness and is seeping into the army and already damaging it,” Yaalon, a…

Israel PM Wants Fence for ‘Wild Beasts’ [VIDEO]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he plans to surround Israel with (another) fence to protect it from invasion by Palestinians and other Arab states. He described the potentially infiltrating citizens as “wild beasts”—also translated as “predators”—and quickly garnered critics in his own cabinet. Education Minister Naftali Bennett said: “We are wrapping ourselves in…

Israeli Spy Freed From U.S. Prison [VIDEO]

Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released from a North Carolina federal prison Friday morning after serving 30 years behind bars. The 61-year-old former intelligence officer was arrested for spying on behalf of Israel in 1985 and was given a life sentence. Pollard cannot leave the country without permission and will spend at least the…

Netanyahu: Iran Deal Is Historic Mistake [VIDEO]

Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu condemned the landmark nuclear deal with Iran before it was finalized Tuesday, describing it as “a bad mistake of historic proportions.” Before a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem, Netanyahu warned any deal was a giving Iran a “sure path to nuclear weapons.” Other officials, including Israel’s…

Netanyahu Calls for Tougher Iran Deal [VIDEO]

Bibi took advantage of the late deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran to demand stronger rules for the Islamic Republic. According to the Israeli prime minister, an acceptable deal would “significantly roll back Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.” He has been a vocal opponent of nuclear negotiations with Iran, repeatedly insisting that such a deal would…

Israel Elections Today – No Palestinian State: Bibi Netanyahu [VIDEO]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said Monday that if he were to be reelected, a Palestinian state would not be created, in a definite disavowal of his 2009 speech, in which he had voiced support for the principle of two states for two peoples. Netanyahu’s remarks in an interview with the NRG website – which is…

Jon: Reps gave Bibi ‘the longest BJ a Jew has ever received’ [VIDEO]

Stewart mocked the Republican-Congress for giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not just a warm welcome, but nearly 20 minutes of applause for his much-ballyhooed appearance. “Whether or not Netanyahu achieved his goals of sabotaging a deal with Iran or mistakenly opened up a rift in U.S.-Israeli relations, one thing is certain,” Stewart observed. “The…

Obama says Netanyahu’s speech on Iran is a mistake [VIDEO]

Obama said on Monday that the bond between the US and Israel is unbreakable, despite tensions over differences in opinion with regard to efforts to seal a landmark atomic deal with Iran. In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that a rift over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to…

Netanyahu Blames Hamas for Gaza Deaths

In the brief calm of the 72-hour ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Palestinian casualties in Gaza. “Israel deeply regrets every civilian casualty, every single one. The people of Gaza are not our enemy,” he said. “Our enemy is Hamas.” He placed the blame on Hamas for using innocent people as human shields…

Netanyahu: Strikes won’t stop until Israel is peaceful again

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that international pressure would not stop the country from continuing its offensive on Gaza until Israel is peaceful and safe. He says the Jewish state has hit more than 1,000 targets during its 4 day offensive against Gaza militants, and that “there are still more to go”.

US Prepared To Broker Gaza Ceasefire, Says Obama

The US is prepared to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, President Barack Obama has said. His comments came during a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu earlier said Israel’s operation was progressing as planned and “more stages were expected”. “The United States remains prepared to facilitate…

Obama, Netanyahu to meet on Iran, Mideast peace

Seeking to keep a pair of delicate diplomatic efforts afloat, President Barack Obama will personally appeal for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move forward on peace talks with the Palestinians, while also trying to manage Israel’s deep suspicion of his pursuit of a nuclear accord with Iran. Obama and Netanyahu are meeting Monday at…

Obama Calls U.S-Israel Bond ‘Eternal’

Obama Calls U.S-Israel Bond ‘Eternal’ Opening his first presidential visit to the nation’s closest Mideast ally, President Obama declared Wednesday that “peace must come to the Holy Land” during a red carpet arrival ceremony with Israeli leaders. In remarks after landing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Obama described the U.S.-Israeli bond as…