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02 Aug

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Reportedly Ready To Restart Peace Talks

August 2, 2011 8:39 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Unnamed government sources state that Netanyahu has reportedly agreed to begin negotiations with the Palestinians in accordance with boundaries offered by United States President Barack Obama, Ma’an News Agency reports. In May, the US President voiced support for a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders with mutually agreed land swaps, […]

24 Nov

Palestinians Urge Pope Francis to Reject Netanyahu’s Invitation to Launch Giro d’Italia in Israel

Pope Francis touches the wall on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square, in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem on May 25, 2014 Osservatore Romano—Reuters In an open letter, Palestinian civil society groups urge the Pope not to lend his name in any way to the 2018 Giro d’Italia […]

14 Nov

Netanyahu is Redefining Ethnic Cleansing, Not Pursuing Genuine Peace

~Professor Kamel Hawwash, Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for missing an opportunity to push peace further into the distant future. The dust had not even settled on the Balfour Centenary, which the Palestinians marked with anger and Israel and its supporters celebrated, […]

08 Nov

Netanyahu to Build Bypass Roads for Protecting Illegal West Bank Settlers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to support a plan to build new bypass roads and deploy new measures to “strengthen protection” for Israeli settlers in the West Bank, at 200 million New Israeli shekels (NIS). This came after arguments in the Knesset’s Finance Committee meeting, in the presence […]

04 Oct

Bennett Demands Halt of PA Revenue Transfer as Netanyahu Condemns Reconciliation

Israeli right wing Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on Israel to terminate the transfer of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority (PA), in response to both Palestine’s new membership in the INTERPOL and to the current reconciliation process between Hamas and the PA. In yet another extremist statement, he said […]

11 Sep

Netanyahu Has Lost the Freedom of Speech Game

by Motasem A Dalloul Days of Palestine In an attempt to persuade the media, diplomats and academics that he was true to ban Al-Jazeera, Israeli PM foolishly took a measure that spoiled his plan. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has always claimed proudly that Israel is the only democracy in […]

11 Sep

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel  Nazi uniform, prior to his visit to Argentina. The signs had pictures of  Netanyahu under the words: “Wanted for crimes against human rights and the genocide of the Palestinian people,” where he is […]

06 Sep

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

25 Aug

Netanyahu Green Lights Storming of Al-Aqsa by MKs

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that, yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave authorization for Knesset members to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque next Tuesday. Netanyahu issued an order prohibiting members of the Knesset from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque in October of 2015, since the outbreak of the uprising in Jerusalem. In July, he […]

15 Aug

Netanyahu Seeks to Amend Israeli Basic Law

Israeli Channel 2 has revealed that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to make an amendment on an article of the Israeli Basic Law, so that he can make the decision of war alone, without reference to the government or even the Cabinet. Channel 2 reported, according to […]

12 Aug

Netanyahu’s Billionaire Backer May Help Bring Him Down (VIDEO)

The growing corruption scandal threatening Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future now includes casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of […]

09 Aug

Sara Netanyahu to be Indicted for Fraud and Misuse of Public Funds

Israeli Channel 2, on Monday, reported that the Attorney-General  will indict Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, over suspicions of fraud and misuse of public funds. PNN reports that, according to Channel 2, the four felonies are: privately employing an electrician who did not win a tender, […]

29 Jul

Netanyahu Vows to Expel Al Jazeera

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to expel Arabic news station Al-Jazeera from Israel, claiming that the network is “inciting” violence, the Independent reported. Al Jazeera, which Israeli officials have in the past also accused of reporting that they claim is biased against Israel has, alongside other media, been covering the current […]

13 Jul

Weapon Corruption Scandal Threatens Netanyahu’s Administration

Israeli police investigate three corruption cases involving the prime minister, TRNN reports. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

06 Jul

Report: Netanyahu Vows to Continue Settlement Construction as Jerusalem Municipality Schemes to Judaize the City

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in a most provocative way, recently visited the illegal Ariel settlement, and laid the foundation stone for new settlement units at the local university, asserting that Ariel will remain a main part of Israel, adding that building in it and other settlements of the Palestinian territories […]

04 Jul

Netanyahu Vetoes Bill to Prevent Division of Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday blocked a legislation that would prevent the division of Jerusalem, Israeli media reported, according to Al Ray. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Prime Minister’s office explained the reason as Netanyahu wanting the coalition to reach a consensus on what the bill would […]

17 Jun

Ashrawi Condemns Call by Netanyahu to Close UNRWA

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned a recent demand, by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to shut down the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “Netanyahu’s call to disband UNRWA is the epitome of arrogance, particularly since Israel itself […]

17 Jun

Netanyahu Not Welcome to Greece: KOE

nsnbc : A number of left-wing, anti-war and anti-imperialist organizations, including the Communist Organization of Greece, have responded to the call of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to protest the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanded his expulsion from Greece. Demonstrations are scheduled in […]

29 Mar

Netanyahu Gives Official “Green Light” for Ministers, MKs to Storm Al- Aqsa

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided, on Monday evening, to reconsider the policy of banning Knesset members from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, based on developments in the security situation, after the coming month of Ramadan.   Israeli channel 2 reported that Netanyahu was under pressure from the right, and intends to […]

14 Mar

Trump Envoy Discusses Settlements with Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump’s special envoy, on Monday, discussed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). Israeli news site Ynet reported, according to WAFA, that Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, and Netanyahu met and discussed settlement construction in the oPt […]

09 Mar

Netanyahu Lobbies Foreign Governments to Accept Israeli Sovereignty in Occupied Syrian Golan

As the Israeli Prime Minister peddles another illegal occupation, al-Marsad uncovers more Syrian villages destroyed by Israel in 1967. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in a press release, yesterday, that Netanyahu “intends to reiterate to [Russian] President Putin the fact that the Golan Heights is not […]

26 Feb

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

08 Feb

UK Invites Netanyahu to Balfour Centennial Celebrations: Palestinian Presidency Protests

By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc): Nabil Abu Rodeina said Britain is responsible for the disaster that befell the Palestinian people a hundred years ago. “Instead of correcting the historic mistake and recognizing the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, it is preparing to celebrate an incident considered by the […]

06 Feb

Netanyahu Asks for Deferment on Settlement Vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made a request to defer a Knesset vote that would legalize settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land, Israeli media reported Sunday. The request, which was made at a weekly meeting of coalition party leaders, came after Netanyahu said that the bill is expected […]

02 Feb

Netanyahu Prepares For New Colony In The Occupied West Bank

On Wednesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of the Likud Party, announced that he was working on appointing a team tasked with creating a new colony in the occupied West Bank, to fulfill what he called “a promise” to the illegal colonists of Amona outpost. Netanyahu stated that the […]

30 Jan

Netanyahu Advances Settlement Legalization Bill

The Israeli Prime Minister encourages the Knesset to issue a final vote on the ‘formalization bill’ as early as tomorrow. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked coalition chairperson David Biton (Likud) to present the “formalization bill” to the Knesset for a final vote, this week, Israeli media reports. The […]

27 Jan

After Court Ordered Removal Of Nine Illegal Colonist Units, Netanyahu Decides To Build 68

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, decided to build 68 new colonialist units on private Palestinian lands, near Ofra illegal colony, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the Israeli High Court ordered the removal of nine illegal units. Israeli daily Haaretz said the decision was part of an […]

28 Dec

Netanyahu Cancels Israeli Aid to Angola over Security Council Resolution

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to cancel all Israeli aid to Angola. The decision came in response to the country’s support for UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) which, among others, calls on Israel to end its illegal settlements in Palestinian territories. Netanyahu has been instructing the Israeli […]

14 Dec

Netanyahu Refusing to Meet Swedish FM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly refused to meet with pro-Palestinian Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, who is due to visit on Thursday. According to Haaretz, Wallstrom will arrive in Israel on Thursday, but will be met by no Israeli officials, who claimed the move is due to scheduling conflicts, but […]

02 Nov

Netanyahu: “Peace With The Palestinians Is Not A Precondition For Peace With The Arab World”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, Thursday, that comprehensive peace with the Palestinians in not a precondition for peace with Arab countries, and that many Arab states consider Israel a partner in “the war on Islamic terrorism.” Netanyahu’s statements came during his meeting with the visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella. […]

07 Oct

Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly: An Exercise in Absurdity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims the greatest challenge facing the peaceful democracy of Israel is the Palestinian people’s refusal to accept its Jewish character.  In his speech at the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, didn’t engage only in […]

10 Sep

US “Critical” of Netanyahu’s Remarks on Israeli Settlements

(PNN archive image) The United States strongly criticized, on Friday, statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he described Palestinians not wanting settlers in their future state as “ethnic cleansing.” Netanyahu was seen, according to WAFA correspondence, in a video circulated on social media, saying: “The Palestinian leadership […]

08 Sep

Mengitsu Family: “Netanyahu Forgot Our Son”

The family of the missing  Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, Mengistu, demonstrated on Thursday, near the Gaza border, where he went missing. Israeli newspaper Maariv reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Meida Agency, the message of the family which demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu work on their son’s release. The family said: “It seems […]

08 Sep

Dutch Member of Parliament Refuses to Shake Hands with Netanyahu

Dutch lawmaker of Turkish origin, Taunahan Kuzu, refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the Netherlands Parliament, on Wednesday. Kuzu, who wore the Palestinian flag lapel pin on his chest, chose to put his hand on his chest instead of shaking hands with […]

25 Aug

Netanyahu Opposes Formation of Council to Investigate 2014 Aggression

Families of Israeli soldiers killed during the 2014 military assault on the Gaza Strip said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still refusing to form a committee for the purpose of studying the outcome of the aggression. In a meeting with the families, Netanyahu devalued the importance of such a committee, and of […]

07 Jul

Netanyahu Rejects American And European Condemnations Of New Settlements’ Plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected American and European ‘condemnations’ of a new plan to build hundreds of colonialist units, in illegal Israeli colonies in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In a press conference with the Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, on Wednesday, Netanyahu claimed that what is preventing peace […]

03 Jul

Meretz Head: “Netanyahu’s Theory Of Running The Conflict Has Collapsed”

Meretz Party head, Israeli Member of Knesset (MK) Zehava Gal-On, stated Saturday that the theory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of running the conflict has failed, and added that the only solution is ending this conflict through a political solution. “Israel cannot just ignore the Quartet Committee report,” Gal-On said, […]

30 Jun

Zoabi: Netanyahu Requests Expulsion of MK from Knesset (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, spoke with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit regarding the possible expulsion of Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset. Netanyahu’s demand came following Zoabi’s condemnation of the continued Israeli crimes against Palestinians and calls for lifting Gaza siege. “With her actions and lies she […]

21 Jun

Netanyahu: Israel Not Ready to Ratify Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Israel, which is widely believed to possess hundreds of atomic bombs, says it is not yet ready to ratify a UN pact on banning nuclear tests adopted nearly 20 years ago. According to Press TV/Al Rayt, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Lassina Zerbo, the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) […]

13 Jun

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Accept Arab Peace Initiative

Barak Ravid, of Israeli daily Haaretz, wrote on Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers he will never accept the original Arab Peace Initiative as a basis for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, according to two sources at the meeting. “If the Arab nations grasp the fact […]

07 Jun

Putin and Netanyahu Meet to Boost Russian – Israeli Relations

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in the Russian capital Moscow on Tuesday. On the agenda are bilateral relations in various sectors, including trade and security. Russian is the third-most spoken language in Israel. The largest community of Israeli expatriates in […]

18 Mar

Netanyahu: Breaking the Silence Crossed a Red Line

March 18, 2016 11:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said rights group Breaking the Silence had “crossed a red line’, following allegations that the group collected classified information from members of the Israeli military.The PM launched the allegation shortly after Israel’s Channel 2 aired an investigative report based on video footage obtained by undercover […]

07 Mar

Netanyahu on Biden’s Visit: An Expression of Great Relations with Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, has said that US Vice President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Israel is an expression of great relations between the two countries.“This visit is an expression of the great relations between Israel and our ally, the United States,” […]

11 Feb

Netanyahu to Fence Off All Occupied Lands

February 11, 2016 11:38 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hinted that a reinforced fence may be set up around the entirety of the occupied territories, a fence which is similar to the one it is currently building on the territories bordering Jordan.Netanyahu visited the fence that is under construction on Tuesday, when he […]

28 Jan

Netanyahu Accuses Ban Ki-moon of Encouraging Terror

Israel has accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of encouraging ‘terror’ by suggesting that alleged knife attacks by Palestinian youth were a natural reaction to Israel’s heavy-handed occupation.’The UN lost its neutrality and moral force a long time ago and the secretary-general’s remarks do not improve the situation,’ Israeli Prime Minister […]

25 Jan

Netanyahu Vows More Support For Settlements

January 25, 2016 2:07 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed, during the Sunday government meeting, to support settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and to seek ‘a legal process to allow the settlers to return’ to the two Hebron buildings they were evicted from, Thursday.His statements about the ‘evicted settlers in […]

28 Dec

Netanyahu Draws Line Between ‘Arab’ and ‘Jewish’ Terror

December 28, 2015 2:49 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Following the recent increase in Jewish extremism, Israel’s Prime Minister on Sunday said that comparing “Arab terror and Jewish terror” was impossible, Israeli media reported.During the weekly cabinet meeting, Benjamin Netanyahu said: ‘Here [in Israel] we condemn and they [the Palestinians] praise,’ Israeli daily Haaretz has reported. The PM said […]

07 Dec

Netanyahu to Kerry: Israel Will Not Be A ‘Bi-national’ State

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, rejected statements made by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, that Israel is shifting towards being a “bi-national state”.According to Jpost Israeli news outlet, Netanyahu said “I want to make clear, Israel will not be a bi-national state,” under claims that the Palestinian […]

30 Nov

Netanyahu: Not One Meter of Area C to be Conceded

November 30, 2015 1:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that there are no plans to deliver any lands from West Bank Area C to Palestinians.In a meeting for Likud ministers, on Sunday, Netanyahu stressed that there will be no transfer of land to the Palestinian Authority, ‘not 40 thousand dunams, not 10 thousand, […]

17 Nov

Spain: City Council Announces Support for BDS, Warrant Issued for Netanyahu’s Arrest

The Santiago de Compostela City Council (capital of Spain’s Galicia region) passed a motion declaring itself a space free of discrimination against the Palestinian people and in support of the BDS campaign on 10 November.According to the Alternative Information Center (AIC), the BDS Galicia group reports that ruling electoral alliance […]

17 Nov

Ashrawi: Netanyahu Exploiting Paris Attacks

In response to media inquiries, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi commented, according to PNN:“In his recent statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cynically exploiting the pain of the innocent victims of Daesh terrorism in Paris in order to create a misleading linkage and to justify Israeli state […]

27 Oct

Netanyahu: “We will forever live by the sword.”

October 27, 2015 10:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced his plan to control “all of the territory” and “live forever by the sword.” The remarks were reported in Haaretz newspaper, according to PNN, in an article by journalist Barak Ravid. Mr. Ravid wrote: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that although he […]

26 Oct

Tel Aviv: Israelis Rally Over Netanyahu’s Policies

October 26, 2015 12:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Thousands of Israeli protesters have taken to the streets in Tel Aviv to denounce Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies, which they blame for the recent wave of tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as in the besieged Gaza Strip.On Saturday night, the demonstrators held signs that read, “There […]

22 Oct

Jewish Historians Refute Netanyahu’s Holocaust Accusations against Palestinians

Leading Jewish historians, according to the PNN, have rubbished Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims that the Holocaust was caused by Palestinians.Netanyahu blamed the slaughter of millions of people during World War II on the then Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, in a controversial speech at the 37th World Zionist Congress […]

06 Oct

Attackers’ Homes Demolished at Netanyahu’s Urging

October 6, 2015 10:25 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two homes belonging to the families of Palestinians who carried out attacks on Israelis last year, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a new process to expedite home demolitions.Locals in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir told Ma’an News Agency […]

05 Oct

Netanyahu Threatens Major West Bank Crackdown

October 5, 2015 6:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Officials close to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, said that Israel could launch another offensive on the West Bank, to halt what he called “Palestinian violence”, referring to the 2002 Israeli crackdown in the West Bank, in response to the Second Intifada.According to the Times of Israel, […]

02 Oct

Ashrawi: “Netanyahu’s Speech, A Smokescreen, Cloud Concealing Lies And Manipulation”

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated Friday that the UN speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is deceptive, manipulative, and based on lies. In a press release, Dr. Ashrawi said Netanyahu’s attempts to present Israel as the victim, and casting […]

17 Sep

Netanyahu Approves Harsher Penalties for Stone Throwers

September 17, 2015 12:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

According to Israeli media reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, at the start of an emergency meeting of ministers and security officials held earlier today, a toughening of the penalties for stone throwers.“It has been decided to toughen the measures in many areas; a modification of the rules of […]

10 Sep

Thousands protest Netanyahu’s visit to London

Around 2,000 protesters filled the streets of London as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in London today to meet the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.In addition to the protest, over 10,000 people signed a letter to David Cameron, calling for immediate sanctions and an arms embargo on Israel. The […]

09 Sep

Netanyahu to Visit Britain

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to visit Britain, this week, for talks with his counterpart David Cameron, as the right-wing Israeli leader faces diplomatic pressure over illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and stalled peace efforts.Netanyahu, who last visited for the 2013 funeral of former prime minister Margaret […]

06 Sep

Netanyahu: Israel Not To Be ‘Submerged’ by Syrian Refugees

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday, he would not allow Israel to be ‘submerged’ by refugees after calls for Israel to take in those fleeing Syria’s war.Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu also announced the start of construction of a fence along Israel’s border with Jordan, according […]

05 Sep

Netanyahu Arrest Petition Hits 100,000

A petition to the UK government and parliament requesting that the government arrest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘for war crimes when he arrives in London,’ reached its target Saturday afternoon, with 100,341 signatures.The petition calls for the arrest of Netanyahu on the grounds of alleged war-crimescommittedby Israel during its […]

12 Aug

Petition Calling For the Netanyahu’s Arrest Goes Viral

August 12, 2015 11:08 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

A British petition demanding the arrest of the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, upon his arrival in the UK next month, went viral in just a few days. A petition entitled “Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London” is available at a petitions website […]

30 Jul

Netanyahu Approves Hundreds of New Settlement Units

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, approved the construction of hundreds of illegal settlement units in Jerusalem and Bet El settlement near Ramallah, in response to the high court’s demolition order for two illegal buildings.Israeli Channel 7 said, according to the PNN, that Netanyahu approved the construction of 300 […]

09 Jul

Netanyahu Coalition Loses Parliament Vote, First Time Ever

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition lost a parliamentary vote Wednesday for the first time since taking office with a knife-edge majority in May.The vote, on a technical issue regarding jurisdiction of state bailiffs, did not directly challenge the government’s survival but highlighted the challenge of governance with the […]

18 Jun

Netanyahu Orders New Palestinian TV Shut, P.A Plans to Appeal Decision

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as the Communication Minister, has instructed the head of the Communications Ministry, to begin shutting down a new Palestinian TV station, funded by the Palestinian Authority, in Israel.The official launch of the new TV was scheduled for today, Thursday, and all official […]

20 May

Netanyahu Halts Palestinian Bus Ban

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Wednesday, ordered the suspension of a controversial measure banning Palestinians from riding the same buses as Jewish settlers when returning from Israel to the West Bank.The announcement came several hours after a three-month pilot project which was approved by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon went into […]

11 May

Netanyahu’s Wife Responds to Employee Abuse Allegations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara has hit back at what she says is a smear campaign over her alleged mistreatment of domestic employees, media reported on Monday.She railed that her ‘blood has been spilled publicly’ at an ongoing trial Sunday over her alleged abuse of the former caretaker […]

09 May

PLO Challenges Netanyahu’s ‘Government of War’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new right-wing religious ‘government of war’ is a blow to an already stagnating peace process, PLO officials said Thursday, vowing to fight it on the international stage.The PLO blasted Israel’s ‘extremist’ cabinet, after Netanyahu announced a coalition government that gave him a slim parliamentary majority […]

06 May

Lieberman to Resign; Yisrael Beiteinu to Boycott Netanyahu Regime

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced that he will resign his position and that his political party will not take part in Israel’s incoming government.According to Al Ray correspondence (Andalou), Lieberman was quoted on Monday, by Israeli daily Haaretz, as saying that the coalition government currently being set up […]

26 Mar

Netanyahu Assigned with Forming of New Israeli Government

March 26, 2015 3:59 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, on Wednesday, decided to assign Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the new government, after the Likud party won 30 seats, majority, in the Knesset elections last week.According to Israeli media, Rivlin will be handed the results before the official publication by head of the national […]

19 Mar

Huge Victory for Netanyahu and the Right

March 19, 2015 4:43 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yesterday’s elections yielded a huge victory for Benjamin Netanyahu and the right in Israel. What we see from the results of the elections for Israel’s 20th Knesset: 1. Israeli people predominantly right-wing: The process of moving to the right which we have witnessed since the 1980’s continues; the right-wing camp […]

17 Mar

Netanyahu Promises More Settler Homes in Jerusalem If Elected

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday that, if reelected, he will build thousands of settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem to prevent future concessions to Palestinians.Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s general election on a whistle-stop tour of Har Homa, a contentious settlement neighborhood of annexed East Jerusalem, the PM vowed […]

09 Mar

Netanyahu: “We Will Never Cede Lands To The Palestinians”

March 9, 2015 11:15 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In a statement released by the Likud Party, Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explicitly said Tel Aviv would never withdraw from any of part of the occupied territories“Israel will never make concessions, no withdrawals,” he said, “any territory ceded by Israel would fall in the hands of Islamic extremism, […]

04 Mar

VIDEO: Netanyahu Addresses Congress on Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the US Congress today, in an increasingly animated debate with the White House over Tehran’s nuclear power ambitions.Netanyahu has repeatedly attacked the emerging deal with Iran and aims to show to US lawmakers why he believes the country poses a grave danger to the Israeli […]

28 Feb

Israeli Attorney-General to Decide on Criminal Probe of Netanyahu

February 28, 2015 3:37 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein will decide, on Sunday, whether or not to launch a criminal investigation into the various affairs regarding the spending at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence, after Israel Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino announced, earlier this week, that there is room to open a formal examination against […]

26 Feb

Netanyahu Rejects Private Meeting With Democrats

In a move that was seen as “disappointing” to U.S. Senators of the Democratic Party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused an invitation to hold a closed meeting with them, after they sent an invitation letter, Monday.Israeli daily Haaretz said Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, one of the strongest supporters […]

23 Feb

Who is Netanyahu? Why Should Congress Boycott his Speech?

Benyamin Mileikowsky (aka Netanyahu) was born to Benzion Mileikowsky (later changed names to Netanyahu), a polish immigrant.His American father became secretary to terrorist leader Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabotinsky (aka Zeev Jabotinsky) founder of ‘revisionist’ Zionism and supported groups like Irgun terrorist organization during the mandate in Palestine. His son continues to […]

22 Feb

White House Considers Punishment for Netanyahu’s Upcoming US Speech

As a reaction to the highly unanticipated speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress, next month, the White House is reportedly planning a series of procedures in reaction to the unwelcome visit.A source in the White House reported to the Associated Press that one of the possible procedures […]

16 Feb

Netanyahu Campaign Ad Compares Leftist Victory To “ISIS Triumph” in Israel

February 16, 2015 1:03 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a video, as part of his campaign ads, showing a scenario in which a victory of leftists in Israel is a triumph for the so called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’ (ISIS), known by their Arabic acronym Da’esh. The […]

29 Jan

Netanyahu Convenes With Security Chiefs

January 29, 2015 1:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Following the Wednesday attack on Israeli soldiers on the Lebanese border, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened in Tel Aviv with senior Israeli military and security commander to discuss the “Israeli Response.’Netanyahu said Israel will respond to the death of two of its soldiers, who were killed in a Hezbollah […]

23 Jan

Netanyahu in Congress

Netanyahu will not hesitate to use his Republican friends to give new momentum to his election campaign that has failed to take off.The White House and State Department are furious that Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited to speak before both houses of Congress, without the accepted diplomatic protocol of informing […]

23 Jan

Netanyahu To Address U.S. Congress in March

Hours after the State of the Union address by U.S. President Obama, Boehner had invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress on March 3. The date of the foreign leader’s visit was announced Thursday by House of Representatives […]

05 Jan

Netanyahu Threatens Palestinian Prosecution Over ICC Bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, Sunday, that PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ bid to join the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) would only expose him and other Palestinian officials to prosecution over their support for what he called ‘militant Islamist groups’, PNN reports. ‘We will take steps in response and […]

02 Jan

Netanyahu Re-elected as Leader of Likud Party

January 2, 2015 3:11 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was elected to another term as leader of the ruling Likud party ahead of a snap election, his group said Thursday.According to Ma’an News Agency, Netanyahu is seeking a third straight stint in office, and a fourth in total. He has been in power since […]

30 Dec

Extremists Continue to Invade Al Aqsa, Netanyahu to Increase Jerusalem ‘Security Forces’

December 30, 2014 2:49 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A number of Jewish extremists, broke into Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, Monday, continuing with a string of near daily provocations into the Islamic holy site, say local sources.Israeli police at the gates of the compound held the ID cards of Palestinian worshipers who were allowed into […]

07 Dec

Israeli Arrested After Threatening to Assassinate Netanyahu

December 7, 2014 2:15 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, News Report 0

PNN correspondence reports that Israeli police forces, on Friday, arrested a 52-year-old man who threatened to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.According to the Jerusalem Post, the man also threatened to kill members of the Israeli police who came to arrest him. He was arrested after having had a conversation […]

03 Dec

Netanyahu To Dissolve Knesset

December 3, 2014 4:01 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his current government became incapable of running the country’s affairs, and that he intends to dissolve the Knesset, to arrange new general elections as soon as possible.His statements came in a press conference he held, on Tuesday evening, hours after he fired Finance Minister […]

03 Dec

Netanyahu Fires Livni, Lapid

December 3, 2014 12:16 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Justice and Finance Ministers for attacking his government’s policies, and criticizing him, bringing the country closer to new election. Israeli Ynetnews quoted Netanyahu stating he will not tolerate ministers for what he called criticizing the government’s policies, and its head (referring to himself) “from […]

26 Nov

Netanyahu Orders $18.1 Million for West Bank Settlement Expansion

November 26, 2014 5:47 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given orders for the allocation of $18.1 Million in expansion funds for 300 units of Beit El settlement, illegally built near Ramallah, according to Haaretz.Netanyahu ordered Finance Minister Yair Lapid to allocate this money to move an Israeli army base, while making room for […]

18 Nov

Abbas Denounces Jerusalem Attack, Netanyahu: Abbas And Hamas Responsible

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Jerusalem yeshiva attack that led to the death of four Israelis, and demanded Israel to stop its provocative attacks and invasions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied City.Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said, “Incitement by Abbas and Hamas movement” led to the attack. […]

03 Nov

Feiglin Again Enters al-Aqsa Compound; Tibi: Netanyahu Call for Calm ‘Unacceptable’

November 3, 2014 2:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

Politically far-right member of the Israeli Knesset Moshe Feglin entered al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, on Sunday, while entry was restricted for Palestinians, according to witnesses. Border crossings in Gaza have been closed indefinitely.AFP reports that, in renewed clashes with Israeli police on Saturday night, around East Jerusalem, […]

28 Oct

Netanyahu: No Peace with Palestine Without Recognition of Israel as a ‘Jewish’ State

October 28, 2014 9:20 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that no peace agreement would be achieved unless through mutual negotiations without precondition, keynoting that lasting peace will only be possible via the formula of a demilitarized Palestine and the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.At the opening of the winter Knesset […]

27 Oct

1,060 East Jerusalem Settlement Units Ordered by Netanyahu

October 27, 2014 11:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, gave the order to advance plans for the construction of 1,060 new illegal housing units in occupied East Jerusalem.According to WAFA, the new housing units are set to be raised in two East Jerusalem settlements; 660 new units in ‘Ramot Shlomo’, 400 in […]

21 Oct

Netanyahu: Jerusalem Construction to Continue

Israel’s construction in Jerusalem will continue, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, speaking at the inauguration of a new road to be named after the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, famous for his hawkish views.10/20/14 | Alternative Information Center | Sergio Yahni “Prime Minister Shamir emphasized at every opportunity […]

16 Oct

Netanyahu Tries to Persuade Ki-moon to Halt International Investigation on Gaza

Israeli media reported, today, that PM Benjamin Netanyahu tried to convince UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to eliminate the international investigation regarding the latest Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.According to the Palestinian News Network, an Israeli paper stated that Netanyahu alongside many Israeli officials during their meetings with Ban, and […]

01 Oct

Ashrawi: Netanyahu’s UN Speech a ‘Blatant Manipulation of Facts’

Executive PLO member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi responded to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent UN address by saying that he blatantly manipulated the facts in comparing Hamas with the ‘Islamic State’ terrorist group, according to Ma’an.’Netanyahu’s speech at the UN was a blatant manipulation of facts and attempted at misleading the […]

30 Sep

Netanyahu Flames UNHRC Response to Gaza Massacre

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the United Nations Human Rights Council for its refusal to accept Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip, on Monday, saying that it encouraged resistance fighters to use human shields as a war tactic.He asserted that speaking out against Israeli attacks on Gaza sends ‘a […]

24 Sep

Netanyahu: Gaza Talks Over Security Not Peace

September 24, 2014 10:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Truce 0

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says that his country’s participation in Egyptian-brokered talks to consolidate a Gaza ceasefire is aimed at bolstering Israeli security — not a peace deal with Palestinians.’These are negotiations on security issues, not peace negotiations,’ Netanyahu recently told Israel Hayom publication, according to AFP. ‘I was careful […]

15 Sep

Netanyahu Calls for Increase in Military Budget

September 15, 2014 8:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the “security threats” surrounding Israel will require authorities to raise the military’s budget by billions of New Israeli Shekels, while pressing the necessity of avoiding a financial deficit in the public budget.The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that, during a speech for the […]