Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas rejects Netanyahu's proposal for international forces in Gaza

The Islamic Hamas movement rejected on Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal to send international forces to the Gaza Strip, the coastal enclave that Hamas has been ruling since 2007.

Australian ex-PM slams Netanyahu for 'torpedoing' peace process

Former Australian premier Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu of "torpedoing" peace negotiations in the Middle East.

Iran rejects Trump and Netanyahu's criticism of nuclear deal

Iran on Thursday rejected criticisms voiced by US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a deal designed by major world powers to prevent Tehran from building a nuclear bomb.

Two-state solution in question as Trump and Netanyahu meet

Washington/Tel Aviv (dpa) - The so-called "two-state solution" to finding peace between Israelis and Palestinians came newly into question Wednesday, hours ahead of a meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and new US President Donald Trump at the White House.

Trump's unpredictable moves over Middle East hardly faze Palestinians

The general mood in the streets of Ramallah seems more disillusioned than disruptive, despite uncertainty on what US President Donald Trump will mean for the next four years in the Middle East

Israel's Netanyahu under pressure for big changes at Trump meeting

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to push for major changes in longstanding US policy when he meets new President Donald Trump. But with US policy in flux, might Netanyahu already be too late?

Israeli PM: Palestinians shouldn't always be handed 'free' UN roles

Palestinians cannot constantly be given "free gifts" when it comes to United Nations roles, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, two days after the US rejected former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad's appointment as an envoy.

Netanyahu discusses Iranian 'provocation' with Britain's May

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke with his British counterpart Theresa May about Iranian "provocation," saying that he wanted to discuss "how we can ensure that Iran's aggression does not go unanswered."

Israel's Netanyahu: Fence comment not about US-Mexico border wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doubled down Tuesday on his claim that a tweet about Israel's security fence with Egypt was not a show of support for a US-Mexico border wall.

Netanyahu: Croatia stands strongly for Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Jerusalem on Tuesday that over the past several years great improvement had been made in Israel-Croatia relations, expressing his gratitude to Croatia for its support at the international level.

Trump invites Netanyahu to meeting as new settlement action weighed

US President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet him at the White House next month, the White House said.

Netanyahu wants to discuss Iranian threat with Trump

Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu wants to coordinate future Iran policy with US President Donald Trump, he wrote on Facebook on Saturday.

Netanyahu slams planned Paris Middle East conference as 'rigged'

A Middle East peace conference planned in Paris at the weekend is "rigged" slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, calling it the "last gasp of the past before the future sets in."

Deadly truck ramming "a new type of attack," says Israel's Netanyahu

A deadly truck ramming in East Jerusalem at the weekend was "a new type of attack," said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, adding that Israel was taking steps to prepare for similar actions in the future.

Netanyahu likens deadly Jerusalem truck-ramming to attacks in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday connected a deadly truck ramming in East Jerusalem that left four soldiers dead with similar attacks last year in Europe.

Report: Recorded talks back allegations against Israel's Netanyahu

Israeli police are in possession of a recording of a conversation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a businessman discussing "mutual benefits," the Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday.

Israeli police question Netanyahu amid accusations of corruption

Police questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours Monday on accusations that he accepted valuable gifts from two businessmen, police officials confirmed.

Reports: Netanyahu dismisses fresh accusations of corruption

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected fresh accusations on Sunday that he accepted bribes from two businessmen, local media reported.

Israeli government condemns settlement vote at UN Security Council

The Israeli government has come out in full force against a UN Security Council vote scheduled Thursday on a draft resolution demanding a halt to settlement activity in the West Bank.

Israel's Netanyahu under fire for comparing his plight to settlers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was under fire Wednesday after reportedly telling settlers facing eviction that he once had to stay at a hotel after being ousted from his residence.

Netanyahu thanks Croatian PM for Croatia's assistance in fighting wildfires

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic for the assistance Croatia provided in fighting disastrous wildfires in Israel last month, the Croatian Government said in a press release on Monday.

Netanyahu defends submarine deal with Germany

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his decision to push for a submarine deal with Germany amid mounting pressure from opposition lawmakers, who criticize it as a conflict of interest.

Israel enraged after UNESCO text disputes Judaism link to holy sites

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried UNESCO's decision on Thursday to adopt a resolution that disputes the link between Judaism and several hot-spot holy sites in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu, Abbas face criticism after funeral for Israel's Peres

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not have shaken Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' hand at the funeral of Shimon Peres, Israel's justice minister said on local radio Sunday.

Peres believed he "stopped Netanyahu from attacking Iran," paper says

Israel's leaders were preparing for an attack on Iran, fearing that the Islamic republic might be gearing up to develop a nuclear weapon, but Shimon Peres believes he slammed the breaks on the plan, the Jerusalem Post newspaper reported Friday.

US, Israel agree to 38-billion-dollar, 10-year military aid package

The United States and Israel inked an agreement Wednesday worth 38 billion dollars in military aid over the next decade.

Netanyahu pledges Israeli support to Africa's fight against terrorism

Israel is prepared to share intelligence with Kenya and other African countries to help the continent in its fight against Islamist terrorism, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday during the second day of a tour of Africa.

Netanyahu arrives in Uganda on anniversary of Israeli hostage rescue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived for what he described as a historic visit to Uganda on Monday, kicking off a four-country tour of Africa on the 40th anniversary of Israel's Entebbe hostage rescue operation.

Israel's Netanyahu announces new "aggressive" measures in West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday announced "aggressive" measures against Palestinians in the West Bank, in response to new deadly attacks against Israelis.

Israel invests at least 20 million dollars in settlements

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing government on Sunday authorized a special aid package to Israel's West Bank settlements, ostensibly to help them cope with extra costs related to the current security situation.

Israeli parliament approves addition of hardliner to government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeeded in expanding his government, as the Israeli cabinet and parliament on Monday voted in favour of a hardline opposition party joining the government.

Croatian FM, Israeli PM talk economic projects

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday discussed economic projects, notably in irrigation, and cooperation against cyber terrorism.

Kovac: Croatia wants to create special relations with Israel

We want to create special relations with Israel and we strongly reject the perception of Croatia as a country of growing fascism, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said during a visit to Jerusalem on Monday.

Israeli cabinet approves addition of hardliner to government

The Israeli cabinet approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's move to add a hardline party to his coalition on Monday, paving the way for Avigdor Lieberman to become defence minister.

Israeli defence minister resigns citing "lack of faith" in Netanyahu

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon resigned Friday, citing a "lack of faith" in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid a reshuffle in the cabinet.

Netanyahu criticized over appointment of hardliner to defence post

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced criticism Thursday for seeking to appoint hardline former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman as defence minister.

Visit from French minister does little to sway Israel on peace talks

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault made a personal appeal to Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday to reconsider taking part in international peace talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel's Netanyahu blasts deputy military chief over Holocaust remark

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted Israel's deputy chief of military staff on Sunday for drawing similarities between the "sickening processes" of pre-Nazi Germany in the 1920s and 1930s and present-day Israel.

Netanyahu urges understanding for soldier filmed shooting attacker

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reminded a divided public Sunday that a soldier, who faces charges after shooting a Palestinian knife attacker who no longer posed a threat, was working under difficult circumstances.

Netanyahu: At least two Israelis among dead in Istanbul suicide blast

Two Israeli nationals were among those killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul, Israel's Foreign Ministry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu say.

Syrian war set to dominate Merkel, Netanyahu talks

Netanyahu has been accompanied to Berlin by a group of his ministers, with Tuesday's talks forming part of the regular cabinet consultations between Israel and Germany, which last year celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

Israel to erect mixed prayer section at Jerusalem Wailing Wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet voted Sunday in favour of erecting a section for mixed prayer for both men and women underneath the Wailing Wall, a Jewish holy site in Jerusalem, a spokesman confirmed.