Benjamin Netanyahu

The Latest: Official: Royal Air Maroc grounds sole Boeing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A U.N. official says thousands stood in silent tribute to victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash at the opening of the U.N. Environment Program’s Assembly in Nairobi on Monday. Some people who had been traveling to the meeting were … Continue reading The Latest: Official: Royal Air Maroc grounds sole Boeing

US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Senator Lindsey Graham says he will push for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory it captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. The South Carolina Republican toured the mountain plateau Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said he aims “to persuade the administration to … Continue reading US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has come to the rescue of a fellow Israeli celebrity in a spat with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Gadot, who typically shies away from politics, is rallying behind Rotem Sela, one of Israel’s top models and TV hosts, who drew fire from Netanyahu for criticizing his fearmongering … Continue reading Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

The Latest: Greek man says he narrowly missed doomed flight

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 5 p.m. A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed near Addis Ababa on Sunday says he argued with ground staff to try and board after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers … Continue reading The Latest: Greek man says he narrowly missed doomed flight

The Latest: Pope sends condolences over Ethiopian crash

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 3:30 p.m. There are scenes of agony as members of an association of Ethiopian airline pilots cry uncontrollably for colleagues killed in Sunday’s crash near Addis Ababa. Framed photographs of seven crew members sit in chairs at the front of a … Continue reading The Latest: Pope sends condolences over Ethiopian crash

House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year’s elections. The one-sided 407-23 vote belied the … Continue reading House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute

JERUSALEM | Battered by scandal, Netanyahu still poised for re-election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Just over a month before elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks more vulnerable than ever. Following a dramatic announcement Thursday by Israel’s attorney general, Netanyahu almost certainly faces indictment on corruption charges in the coming months. His main challenger leads him in the polls, and he is taking heat even from … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Battered by scandal, Netanyahu still poised for re-election

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Challenger calls on Israeli PM to step down

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief challenger in upcoming elections is calling on the Israeli prime minister to resign to fight corruption allegations. Appearing on nationwide TV, Benny Gantz said Thursday that being prime minister cannot … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Challenger calls on Israeli PM to step down

Israel awaits decision on Netanyahu corruption indictment

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s attorney general is expected to deliver a much-anticipated decision Thursday on whether to indict Benjamin Netanyahu on a series of corruption allegations, a momentous move that looks to shake up Israel’s election campaign and potentially spell the end of the prime minister’s illustrious political career. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s aides say … Continue reading Israel awaits decision on Netanyahu corruption indictment

JERUSALEM | Israel’s Netanyahu defends partnership with far-right party

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is defending his partnership with a small ultranationalist party despite local and international condemnation. Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted Saturday that the criticism, including from pro-Israel Jewish organizations in the U.S., was marked by “hypocrisy and double standards.” He accused leftist critics in Israel of having once acted “to put extreme … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel’s Netanyahu defends partnership with far-right party

United States | Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting

United States – PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: I want to thank Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump administration for putting together an extraordinary conference. As you can see, Mr. Secretary, yesterday was a historical turning point. In a room of some 60 foreign ministers and representatives of dozens of … Continue reading United States | Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting

JERUSALEM | Israeli PM rejects corruption allegations in live address

JERUSALEM—January 07, 2019— In what was billed as a “dramatic announcement,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a prime-time address on Monday to again dismiss a series of corruption allegations against him. Netanyahu said that it would be “unjust” for him to be indicted ahead of early elections called for April 9 without a chance … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli PM rejects corruption allegations in live address

JERUSALEM | Netanyahu rejects corruption allegations in live address

JERUSALEM —January 07, 2019— In what was billed as a “dramatic announcement,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a prime-time address to again dismiss a series of corruption allegations against him. Netanyahu said Monday that it would be “unjust” for him to be indicted ahead of early elections called for April 9. He also said … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Netanyahu rejects corruption allegations in live address

JERUSALEM | Moshe Arens, former Israeli defense minister, foreign minister and political mentor to Benjamin Netanyahu, dies at 93

JERUSALEM  —Jan 07, 2019—Moshe Arens, former Israeli defense minister, foreign minister and political mentor to Benjamin Netanyahu, dies at 93. By Associated Press

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Brazil and Colombia

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Brazil and Colombia from December 31-January 2. From December 31-January 2, Secretary Pompeo will lead the Presidential Delegation to Brasilia to attend the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil. In addition to joining inauguration-related events, he will participate in a bilateral … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Brazil and Colombia

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Brussels. The Secretary emphasized the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security and absolute right to self-defense and to fighting anti-Israeli bias at the United Nations. The Secretary reiterated U.S. … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM | Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli government has agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews — accepting just a fraction of the African country’s 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a special committee had agreed to allow community members who already have children in Israel to immigrate. It … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Israeli leader calls McCain an American patriot

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 4 a.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country salutes Sen. John McCain as a “great American patriot and a great supporter of Israel.” Netanyahu says Sunday he is deeply saddened by McCain’s passing at the age of 81 and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Israeli leader calls McCain an American patriot

JERUSALEM | Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

JERUSALEM— Gaza’s Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But the deal did not appear to address the deeper issues that have prevented the bitter enemies from reaching a longer cease-fire arrangement. Hamas’ Al … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

WASHINGTON | Trump staffs up Mideast team for peace plan rollout

WASHINGTON— U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies seeking volunteers to join the team, which will work for President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump staffs up Mideast team for peace plan rollout

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Israel’s Netanyahu praises Trump for Iran stance

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on escalating rhetoric between Washington and Tehran (all times local): 5 a.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is praising President Donald Trump for his “strong stance” on Iran. Netanyahu says that Trump and his secretary of state were taking a clear position against “Iranian aggression” after years in which the “regime … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Israel’s Netanyahu praises Trump for Iran stance

JERUSALEM | Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

JERUSALEM  — Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said. The military said a “terrorist squad” fired at troops, and one soldier was severely injured and later died of his wounds. He was the first Israeli military … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

JERUSALEM | Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

JERUSALEM — Israel’s parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law Israel’s existing character. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called its passage … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

MOSCOW | Putin to meet with Israeli PM, Iranian official in Moscow

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold separate meetings with the Israeli prime minister and a senior Iranian official before his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before boarding a flight to Moscow that he would have a “very important meeting” with Putin on Wednesday to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin to meet with Israeli PM, Iranian official in Moscow

JERUSALEM | Netanyahu heads to Europe with Iran on his mind

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is heading to Europe in a bid to rally support from key allies for amending the international nuclear deal with Iran and for pushing Iranian forces out of neighboring Syria. Netanyahu is set to meet with leaders from Germany, France and Britain, beginning with German Chancellor Angela Merkel … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Netanyahu heads to Europe with Iran on his mind

JERUSALEM | Israel kicks off US Embassy celebration, boosts border force

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move. A day before the embassy’s formal opening, Israel hosted a gala … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel kicks off US Embassy celebration, boosts border force

JERUSALEM Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal

JERUSALEM | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) German Chancellor Angela Merkel says an imperfect nuclear deal with Iran is preferable to no deal, and that her country will “watch very closely” to ensure it is being fulfilled. Merkel spoke to Israel TV’s Channel 10 in an interview broadcast Sunday. She meets this week with U.S. President … Continue reading JERUSALEM Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal

JERUSALEM | Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash

JERUSALEM | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel,” saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June and said in a statement … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash