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06 Oct
10:25

Attackers’ Homes Demolished at Netanyahu’s Urging

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

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

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

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”

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

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 […]

24 Sep
10:22

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
8:57

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 […]

05 Sep
8:42

Netanyahu Renews Efforts to Define Israel as Jewish State

September 5, 2014 8:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu intends to renew efforts at legally defining Israel as ‘the nation-state of the Jewish people’. Such a law would address ‘attempt(s) to undermine the national identity of the Jewish people and the legitimacy of the State of Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people”.04 […]

02 Sep
6:53

Netanyahu: No Israeli Delegation to Cairo Talks

September 2, 2014 6:53 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

According to Israeli media, PM Netanyahu does not plan to send a delegation for negotiations in Cairo, as stipulated by the recent ceasefire agreement.In a TV report, Channel 10 stated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a closed session, told his cabinet that he would not send a delegation […]

18 Aug
6:43

Abu Marzook: “Netanyahu is Obstructing Ceasefire Talks”

Member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas Movement, Dr. Mousa Abu Marzook, stated that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is obstructing indirect talks, and has rejected the Egyptian ceasefire initiative.Abu Marzook, who is also a member of the Palestinian team for indirect Egyptian-mediated talks with Tel Aviv, said Netanyahu’s […]

09 Aug
5:22

Foreign Journalists Refuse to Meet Netanyahu’s Expectations

Foreign correspondents covering Gaza have rejected Israeli PM Netanyahu’s allegations regarding their reports, which have been described as ‘unbalanced’ and ‘biased’ towards Palestinians due to pressure exerted by Hamas.Netanyahu held a meeting with journalists, Thursday evening, claiming that ‘when they (foreign correspondents) leave Gaza, they will not be subject to […]

31 Jul
9:43

Netanyahu Rejected Plan to Assassinate Hamas Leaders

According to Israeli media, Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a proposal to kill Hamas political leaders in response to the ongoing firing of rockets by resistance fighters from Gaza to Israel.Newspaper Israel Today said, Wednesday morning, that a proposal was presented to the Israeli prime minister regarding a plan to kill Hamas […]

28 Jul
1:38

Netanyahu Stops Pretending to Support Sovereign Palestinian State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remarks that largely have been overlooked. “There cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River […]

02 Jul
3:46

Abbas Demands Netanyahu To Denounce The Killing Of Palestinian Teen

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to denounce the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teen, who was kidnapped by Israeli fanatics, in occupied Jerusalem, Wednesday.Abbas said the Palestinian Authority condemned, and strongly denounced the abduction of the three Israeli settlers, last month. The P.A in […]

02 Jul
8:05

Netanyahu Says Offensive To Be Expanded “If Needed”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Hamas of being responsible for the abduction and killing of the three Israeli settlers, adding that Hamas will pay the price, and will keep paying the price, and that the Israeli offensive could be expanded if needed. Thirteen Palestinians have been killed since […]

09 Jun
10:29

Shin Bet to Netanyahu: No Negotiations With Hunger Strikers

Israeli Shin Bet security service is encouraging Prime Minister Netanyahu not to negotiate with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative detainees, according to Israeli media. Israeli daily Haaretz stated that Netanyahu’s decision not to negotiate with prisoners refusing meals, in addition to his recent push for a bill allowing the Israeli Prison Service […]

03 Jun
10:11

Netanyahu: Force-feed Hunger-striking Prisoners

June 3, 2014 10:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called during Mondays’ meeting of the security cabinet to move forward the discussion on a law to force-feed hunger-striking prisoners. The proposed law was voted in the first instance by the Israeli parliament, although two more votes are needed for it to become law.03 June 2014 […]

23 May
4:08

Netanyahu: “Abbas Is Not Partner In Peace, Israel Weighing Unilateral Moves”

May 23, 2014 4:08 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, attacked Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, accusing him of obstructing direct “peace talks”, and said Israel is weighing unilateral moves that would include limited withdrawals from some West Bank areas.The Likud Party leader said peace talks have failed, and that “there is no Palestinian partner in […]

09 May
9:00

Netanyahu: Talmud Will be the Basis of Israeli Law

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu intends to further define Israel’s uniquely Jewish identity with a clause stating that it will be based on Jewish traditional law.08 May 2014 | Alternative Information Center (AIC) | Beit Sahour Right-wing news site Arutz 7 reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke, on Wednesday […]

08 May
7:28

Peres: Netanyahu Blocked 2011 Peace Deal

Israeli President Shimon Peres said, on Tuesday, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a 2011 peace agreement which he had secretly negotiated with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.According to a Ma’an report, Peres said that he and Abbas had finalized a draft agreement, in a series of secret meetings held in […]

06 May
10:34

Netanyahu’s Former Driver Indicted

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former driver has been officially indicted in the Jerusalem District Court for hundreds of sexual assaults and rapes against six minors, mostly relatives of his. The indictment against Ilan Shmuel, 51 and a Zecharya resident, was filed Sunday by the Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office, the […]

05 May
9:17

‘Ashrawi: “Netanyahu Turns Israel into Racist State by Law”

Member of PLO Executive Committee Dr. Hanan ‘Ashrawi expressed, Monday, that the Israeli government and its extreme right-wing coalition reveal the true face of an Israeli apartheid regime based on discrimination, exclusion and rejection of the other, in gross violation of humanitarian and international law.‘Ashrawi’s statement comes in reaction to […]

02 May
1:24

Netanyahu Seeks to Codify ‘Jewish Statehood’ Into Law

Israel will secure its status as the national homeland of the Jewish people by law, if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has his way.’One of my main missions as prime minister of Israel is to bolster the status of the State of Israel as the national state of our people,’ […]

30 Apr
9:16

Gal-on: Netanyahu Government ‘Not Interested In Peace’

Leader of the Israeli Meretz Party, Zahava Gal-on, said Sunday that the current Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not interested in peace.Gal-on stated, in an interview with Radio Israel, that the Netanyahu government must regain its senses and put the new Palestinian government to the test, to […]

25 Apr
12:53

Netanyahu’s Driver Accused of Serially Raping Minors

April 25, 2014 12:53 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A driver for the Prime Minister’s Office was arrested in Jerusalem, three weeks ago, on suspicion of serially raping young girls between the ages of 8 and 12, it emerged Thursday.Ilan Shmuel, 52, from Moshav Zekharia, near Beit Shemesh, has had 12 complaints made against him, the police said. He […]

13 Apr
12:26

Peretz: Time to Settle Netanyahu Government’s Position

Via Hebew radio, Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection, Amir Peretz, strongly criticized, on Saturday evening, the right-wing ‘Jewish Home’ party, describing it as ‘the party of national hypocrisy’, with accusations of empathetic support for settlers, if even indirectly.According to a report by the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Peretz expressed, in […]

09 Apr
4:24

Netanyahu Instructs Israeli Government Ministries to Cease Cooperation with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, instructed all Israeli government ministries to refrain from meeting their Palestinian Authority counterparts, and to cease civilian and economic cooperation with the Palestinian Authority.Israeli officials in Jerusalem said that the order did not include Israel’s Army Ministry cooperation with the Palestinians or Israel’s […]

23 Mar
10:35

Netanyahu Vows No Let-up After Aida Raid

Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday that the army would use force against anybody plotting attacks against Israel, after troops killed three Palestinians in a West Bank raid.(AFP/Ma’an) ‘Over the weekend, our forces struck at a terrorist who had organized attacks on Israelis and was also planning attacks on innocent […]

20 Mar
8:53

Netanyahu Orders Army To Be Ready For Possible Strike On Iran

[Wednesday, March 19, 2014] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, ordered the army to be ready for a potential strike on Iran this year.Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the attack would target what was described as “Iran’s nuclear facilities”, and that the strike would cost […]

05 Mar
8:33

Netanyahu Demands Palestinians Recognize Israel as ‘Jewish State’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, directly urged Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel as a ‘Jewish state’ and to ‘abandon the fantasy’ of ‘flooding’ Israel with refugees. But his remarks sparked a furious reaction from the Palestinians who denounced his demand and said it had effectively put […]

05 Mar
4:19

Abu Rodeina: “Netanyahu Continues to Waste Time”

Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, stated that the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the AIPAC conference did not carry anything new, and proves Netanyahu is just wasting time.Abu Rodeina said Netanyahu keeps demanding the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish State, adding that this demand, […]

25 Jan
2:39

Netanyahu: “Will Not Remove A Single Settlement”

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Tel Aviv would not remove a single Israeli settlement in the occupied territories, and that any ideas proposed now to advance peace talks, “are just proposals.”His statements came during the Davos Conference, on Friday, when he responded to a question about Israel’s settlements […]

21 Dec
10:45

Settlements Will Continue, Says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the construction of settlements will continue, regardless of warnings that peace negotiations with the Palestinians could suffer a breakdown, the Palestinian News Network (PNN) has reported.“We will not stop, even for a moment, building our country and becoming stronger, and developing… the settlement […]

05 Dec
6:18

Kerry Meets Netanyahu

December 5, 2013 6:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

[Thursday, December 5, 2013] After landing in Tel Aviv, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry held a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Their meeting mainly focused on security arrangements and the “Iranian file”.During a news conference following his meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Kerry said that a special […]

05 Dec
4:51

Kerry To Meet Netanyahu And Abbas

December 5, 2013 4:51 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

[Thursday, December 5, 2013] Israeli media sources have reported that United States Secretary General, John Kerry, will be separately meeting, later on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.The sources state that Kerry intends to ask Netanyahu to refrain from issuing new bids for constructions in […]

10 Nov
12:21

Meretz Head Calls On Netanyahu Not To Appoint Lieberman As FM

November 10, 2013 12:21 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Chairwoman of the Meretz Israeli Party Zahava Gal-On called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from appointing Avigdor Lieberman as Foreign Minister due to his extreme views that isolated Israel.Gal-On said Lieberman turned Israel into an isolated country, and that appointing him as FM will cause further harm […]

28 Oct
8:12

Netanyahu Reiterates Israeli Preconditions For “Peace”

[Sunday October 27, 2013] Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Tel Aviv is seeking peace with the Palestinians, but reiterated Israeli preconditions and demands to recognize Israel as a Jewish State, and drop the internationally guaranteed Right of Return of the Palestinian Refugees.During the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said […]

24 Oct
11:28

Kerry Asks Netanyahu To “Advance Talks”

U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, held on Wednesday [October 23, 2013] a seven-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Rome, and urged him to advance peace talks with the Palestinians, especially on core issues. The two also discussed the “Iranian file”. Kerry asked Netanyahu to demonstrate he […]

23 Sep
11:43

Netanyahu Orders Court To Allow Settlers Back Into Hebron Home

September 23, 2013 11:43 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Following the deadly shooting of an Israeli soldier in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, vowed to boost settlement activities, and ordered the Civil Administration, to take all needed measures to allow the return of Israeli settlers into Palestinian home […]

24 Aug
3:55

French FM To Meet Abbas, Netanyahu

The French Foreign Ministry has reported that Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, will be visiting the Israel and the Palestinian territories to encourage the recently resumes peace talks between Ramallah and Tel Aviv. Fabius will be meeting Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, in the central West bank […]

17 Aug
1:54

Netanyahu: “Israel Will Always Maintain Sovereignty On Settlements, New ‘Jewish Neighborhoods”

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated during his recent meeting with UN General-Secretary, Ban Ki-moon, that Israel will continue to build and expand settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, and that settlements, and what he labeled as “new neighborhoods”, and settlement blocs will always remain under Israeli sovereignty.During his meeting with […]

11 Aug
9:15

Netanyahu Claims P.A. Is Inciting Against Tel Aviv

August 11, 2013 9:15 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, claiming that the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and its President, Mahmoud Abbas, are inciting against Israel, even after the resumption of direct peace talks.In his letter, Netanyahu told Kerry that the Palestinian Authority is “encouraging the […]

10 Aug
4:11

Netanyahu: “Israel Will Retaliate To Attacks From Gaza, Sinai”

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Tel Aviv would firmly respond to any attack against it from the Gaza Strip or the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula.His statements came during a visit to a military training area in the Negev. He said that Israel will not allow any side to fire […]

06 Aug
10:04

Netanyahu Forms Committee To Enlist Christians In the Army

August 6, 2013 10:04 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

In a serious escalation of the Israeli attempts to divide the Arab community in the country, and amidst massive objections, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered the formation of a special committee to recruit Arab Palestinian Christians in the country to the Israeli military. Netanyahu and a number of Christian […]

29 Jun
2:58

Kerry Holds Second Meeting With Netanyahu

[Friday June 28 2013] Reuters has reported that U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, held a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem for the second time in 24 hours. The second meeting was supposed to be held Sunday.Kerry’s meeting with Netanyahu came after he met Palestinian President, […]

28 Jun
8:12

Kerry Holds A Meeting With Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, held a meeting on Thursday [June 24 2013] with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem, and held talks on various issues, topped by the efforts to resume the stalled political talks between Israel and the Palestinians.The U.S. Secretary of State also intends to […]

11 Jun
11:36

Netanyahu: “We Are Not Operating In Syria”

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, claimed Monday [June 10] that the Israeli army is not operating in any way, shape of form, in Syria, and described reports of such an engagement as “nonsense”.Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that Netanyahu stated that what is happening in Syria is part of ongoing […]

06 Jun
4:14

Erekat: “Netanyahu’s Call To Peace, Elusive”

Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated that calls made by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, asking Abbas to resume direct peace talks with Tel Aviv are illusive and aimed at holding the Palestinians responsible for the failure of U.S. efforts to resume direct talks. Erekat, member of the Executive […]

08 Feb
10:17

Netanyahu’s Office: “No Change On Settlements Policy”

February 8, 2013 10:17 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

The office of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated Thursday that the new Israeli government, headed by Netanyahu, does not intend to change its policies regarding the construction and expansion of Jewish settlements.The office added that, at the current stage, Netanyahu will not even consider a freeze of settlement activities […]

03 Feb
4:55

Netanyahu: “Government Priorities; Iranian File And Negotiations”

February 3, 2013 4:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In a Televised speech he delivered, Saturday evening, after being officially tasked with forming the new Israeli government, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that his coming government will have two main priorities; preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, and negotiating Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin).On Saturday evening, Israeli […]

28 Jan
1:45

Netanyahu Seeks A Broad Coalition Government

January 28, 2013 1:45 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Senior officials in the Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Netanyahu intends to form a broad coalition cabinet that also includes the Jewish Home fundamentalist party.The sources said that Netanyahu conducts his politics in an “objective manger”, and accused the Jewish Home Party of conducting a […]

21 Jan
10:37

Netanyahu: “No To Palestinian State, Yes To Settlements”

January 21, 2013 10:37 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated Sunday that he totally rejects that idea of establishing a Palestinian state, and spoke of a “sort of autonomy for the Palestinians”. He also said that Israel will continue to build settlements in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem.“I do not […]

16 Jan
2:18

Peace Now: “Netanyahu’s Settlement Policies Undermine Realistic Peace Deal”

January 16, 2013 2:18 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Peace Now movement issued a report about Israel’s illegal settlement construction and expansion activities in the occupied territories, and said that the policies of Netanyahu and his government undermine a realistic peace agreement.Peace now added the Netanyahu-led government is practicing systematic policies that are meant to “render impossible a […]