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13 Jul
7:53

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
4:36

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
7:05

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
6:47

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
6:38

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
2:57

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 […]

17 Mar
9:20

Netanyahu “Will Keep His Word” to Amona Settlers through Expected US Deal

Before meeting with US President Donald Trump’s envoy, Netanyahu has told the Amona settlers that Israel and the US are working on a “mutually agreed settlement policy”, saying that he will keep his word on the illegal settlement outpost, which was demolished by Israel upon court order. Netanyahu’s statements, as […]

15 Mar
8:51

Netanyahu Defies International Law by Holding Official Meeting in Occupied Zone

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements/PNN The  National Bureau for Defending of Land and Resisting Settlements has warned against Israeli PM Netanyahu’s maneuvers to hold a celebratory cabinet meetings in the illegal settlements built in the West Bank, on the occasion of what he […]

14 Mar
11:17

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
9:41

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
7:52

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 […]

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16 Feb
6:54

US President meets with Netanyahu, Changes US Stance on Two-State Solution

The US President, Donald Trump, welcomed Israeli Prime Minister into the White House on Wednesday and the two reminisced about the long relationship between their two families. The US President took the opportunity to announce, in a single sentence, a major shift in US policy in the region. It’s unclear […]

08 Feb
7:07

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
5:20

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
9:51

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
6:47

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
9:45

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 […]

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23 Jan
12:37

Netanyahu Chats with Trump, Then Declares Unrestricted Settlement Construction

A day after being inaugurated as U.S. President, Donald Trump called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and invited him to come to the White House in February. Following the phone call, Netanyahu told his security cabinet that he will lift all restrictions on settlement construction in East Jerusalem, according to […]

28 Dec
5:55

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 […]

25 Dec
1:10

Netanyahu Slams UN Security Council Resolution, President Obama

Israeli Prime Minister strongly denounced the latest Security Council resolution denouncing Israel’s illegal colonial activists in occupied Palestine, and said that Obama is the second U.S. President who stood against Israel. His statements came in a speech, delivered by various main Israeli TV station, in which he said that the […]

14 Dec
5:24

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 […]

03 Dec
6:33

(VIDEO) Shady Submarine Deal Ties Netanyahu to Another Corrupt Scandal, Threatens Israeli-Germany Ties

The German arms company, ThyssenKrupp, pushed enormously expensive weapons on Greece while Germany was imposing austerity on the nation, says political economist Shir Hever. (Photo: PNN archive image.) Transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. A German multinational arms conglomerate, […]

02 Nov
8:54

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
6:31

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
10:12

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
10:56

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
10:44

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
10:28

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
12:50

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
12:53

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
7:38

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
6:44

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
6:05

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
8:55

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
11:34

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
4:23

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
11:38

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
8:50

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
2:07

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
2:49

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
2:01

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
1:11

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
3:14

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
2:03

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 […]

04 Nov
11:57

Why did Netanyahu dig up the mufti?

The storm unleashed by Netanyahu when he addressed the Zionist Congress garnered responses from beyond the borders of the state of Jews, responses ranging from the tagging of Bibi as one who lost contact with reality to insults at his gross impertinence.Within this colourful batter of responses it was difficult […]

27 Oct
10:39

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
12:30

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
1:26

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
10:25

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
6:40

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
3:45

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
12:20

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
11:36

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
7:48

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
11:10

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
11:27

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
11:08

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 […]

09 Aug
5:44

Obama Says Netanyahu’s Interference in American Politics “Unprecedented”

US President Barack Obama, in an interview with CNN, said that Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s interference in American politics is ‘unprecedented’, especially following the Iran deal.In the interview, which will be fully aired later on Sunday, Obama was asked if it was “appropriate of a foreign head of government […]

30 Jul
8:09

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
1:50

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
2:10

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
11:18

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
11:18

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 […]

11 May
6:54

Dr. Ashrawi on New Netanyahu Coalition

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi stated: “Such a coalition betrays the true nature of the Israeli political system and promotes an anti-peace agenda and the language of racism, extremism and violence; it will further increase the isolation and deligitimization of Israel.In addition to the extremism in the Likud […]

09 May
12:31

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
11:22

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
3:59

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
4:43

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
1:35

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
11:15

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, […]

08 Mar
10:57

Tel Aviv: Tens of Thousands Rally against Netanyahu

Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied on Saturday evening, in Yitzhak Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, calling for the current Israeli Prime Minister to be replaced in the upcoming parliamentary elections, according to Israeli and international media.The event’s organizers, Israel Wants Change, said that more than 35 thousand people attended, while […]

05 Mar
6:10

Netanyahu Calls Off Hebron Visit

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called off a planned 10 March visit to the southern West Bank city of Hebron following advice from the Israel Security Agency (ISA).Hebron News reports that Netanyahu, who planned the visit as part of his election campaigning, cancelled the scheduled visit to Hebron as […]

04 Mar
12:28

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
3:37

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
9:14

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
8:33

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
3:46

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
1:03

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
1:34

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
7:22

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
6:12

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
3:59

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
3:11

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
2:49

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
2:15

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 […]

05 Dec
2:47

Lapid: Netanyahu Lives in an Aquarium, Will Fail at Next Elections

December 5, 2014 2:47 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Ya’ir Lapid, of the Yesh Atid party, announced Wednesday that he was running for Prime Minister, and will win over Netanyahu. Lapid addressed Netanyahu, saying that he lived in his own aquarium and had no idea what troubled the people of Israel, the Palestinian News Network reports. At a Tel […]

03 Dec
4:01

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
12:16

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 […]

01 Dec
5:35

Netanyahu’s Popularity Drops, According to Recent Poll

December 1, 2014 5:35 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The latest poll of Israeli public opinion showed that the current Prime Minister’s popularity has dropped to 38%, compared with 77% towards the beginning of the recent aggression on the Gaza Strip, this past summer.According to the poll, conducted by the Hiwar Center for Haaretz Israeli newspaper and published Sunday […]

26 Nov
5:47

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
4:00

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. […]

14 Nov
7:52

Kerry Meets Netanyahu, Jordanian King to Discuss Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Amman, Thursday, with Israeli PM Netanyahu and the King Abdullah II of Jordan, to discuss the rising tension in Jerusalem, while Arab members of the Knesset have declared that price tag gangs are backed by Israeli policy.The meeting at Abdullah’s palace came […]

03 Nov
2:04

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
9:20

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
11:54

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
3:56

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 […]

20 Oct
1:13

AIC: ‘Meaningless Dispute Between Obama, Netanyahu’

Big words were used in this latest dispute about Israel’s public announcement concerning construction of 2610 new housing units in Givat Hamatos. A US spokesperson said the decision would “distance Israel even from its closest allies” following a 1 October meeting of Obama and Netanyahu. 10/19/14 | Alternative Information Center […]

16 Oct
11:40

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
1:39

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
11:19

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 […]