Tag Archive for Benjamin Netanyahu

HISTORY MADE: Netanyahu flies over South Sudan from Chad to Israel

For the first time, Sudan, which retains air control over its Southern neighbor, has given PM Netanyahu’s state aircraft permission to fly over South Sudan from Chad’s capital of N’Djamena to Israel.

By HERB KEINON

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew back from Chad Sunday over South Sudan, the first time Sudan —  which still retains air control authority over South Sudan — has given an Israeli aircraft permission to fly over its southern neighbor.

This less circuitous route trimmed about an hour off the flight time from Chad’s capital of N’Djamena to Tel Aviv. However, the plane was still unable to fly the most direct route, which would have been north from Chad through the southwestern corner of Sudan into Egypt and then on to Israel.

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Israel’s PM confirms IDF destroyed hundreds of Iran & Hezbollah arms cashes in Syria

Israel’s PM Netanyahu came out Sunday and confirmed it was Israel’s Air Force that hit ‘hundreds’ of military targets belonging to the Iranian regime and its proxy, Hezbollah, after the explosions that rocked Damascus on Friday night were attributed to Israel in foreign press reports.

By Yishai Porat, Yoav Zitun

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Sunday that the Israel Air Force struck Iranian targets in Syria over weekend, following Syrian reports of successful interceptions over Damascus.

The prime minister said that in the past 36 hours, the IAF hit Iranian arms depots near Damascus airport. “The wave of recent attacks proves that we are determined more than ever to act against Iran in Syria,” he told the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu: Brazil relocating embassy to Jerusalem, matter of ‘when, not if’

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the first Israeli leader to officially visit Brazil, that it was a question of ‘when rather than if’ he moves the Latin American country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital.

By Reuters

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of “when, not if” he moves his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The far-right Bolsonaro, who takes office on Tuesday and is hosting Netanyahu and the leaders of other counties for his inauguration, has said he would like to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump and move the embassy. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: When Israel Shows Power, No One Cares About Alleged ‘Occupation’

At a ‘closed-door’ meeting of his Likud party, PM Netanyahu reportedly tells attendees that ‘strength’ is all that matters in foreign policy, how no one worries about any so-called ‘occupation’ when genuine regional threats actually need to be addressed.

By Israel Today Staff

 

When Israel projects weakness, it invites the international community to make dangerous demands regarding the so-called “occupation” of Palestinian territories. Conversely, when Israel projects strength, the Palestinian issue is all but ignored in favor of more significant matters.

That was the gist of remarks reportedly made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a closed-door meeting of his Likud party on Monday. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu returns from secret trip to Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula

Watch: Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu makes an undisclosed  official diplomatic visit to the Arabian country of Oman, a nation still without diplomatic ties with the Jewish State.

By Tzvi Lev

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife held an official visit to Oman on Friday. This is Netanyahu’s first official visit to Oman since 1996.

The Prime Minister was invited to visit by Sultan Qaboos bin Said, ruler of Oman, after lengthy negotiations between the two countries.

Together with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife attended the visit of Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabat, Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem, Chief of Staff Yoav Horowitz and Military Secretary Brigadier General Avi Balot. Continue Reading »

IAEA unimpressed with Netanyahu’s exposure of secret Iranian nuke facility

Refusing to accept Israel’s intel evaluation, the IAEA responded saying, “All information obtained, including from third parties [Israel], is subject to rigorous review and assessed together with other [Iran’s] available information.”
WATCH: Israel’s PM Netanyahu exposes Iranian fraud to UN General Assembly.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to inspect Iran’s nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency fired back in a statement on Tuesday, saying that they use all relevant information available and do not take any information at face value.

“All information obtained, including from third parties, is subject to rigorous review and assessed together with other available information to arrive at an independent assessment based on the Agency’s own expertise,” the statement said. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu responds to Nasrallah’s bluster with ‘unimaginable response’

Responding to Hezbollah chief’s non-stop threats against Israel last week, PM Netanyahu suggested that Hassan Nasrallah should “think not twice, but 20 times, because if he confronts us he will receive a crushing blow that he cannot even imagine.”
• Netanyahu: “We will act forcibly against those who try to kill us.”

By Ariel Kahana & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to threats from Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday, warning that if the Iranian-backed terrorist group attacks Israel, it would suffer a “crushing blow.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the nation. – TV screenshot

Speaking at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said, “I heard the arrogant words that came from the direction of Hezbollah. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Prime Minister to address UNESCO conference on anti-Semitism

In what is reported as a surprising move, Prime Minister Netanyahu is to speak on combating anti-Semitism, at UNESCO, which Israel is slated to leave shortly, after the UN organization repeatedly “has broken records of hypocrisy, incitement and lies against Israel and the Jewish people.”

By i24News

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly accepted an invitation to participate in a UNSECO conference in New York on fighting anti-Semitism, as the international agency’s chief continues her entreaty for Israel to remain a member.

Both the United States and Israel have announced their withdrawal from the agency at the end of the year due to its “anti-Israel” bias, the US said at the time of its announcement last October. Continue Reading »

Exposed: Netanyahu held secret tête-à-tête with al-Sisi in Egypt

Palestinian official says PM Netanyahu met with the Egyptian president for a clandestine meeting in Cairo, then returned immediately back to Jerusalem.
– Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office declines to comment.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a clandestine meeting in May with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, according to a foreign diplomatic source.

The Prime Minister’s Office did not immediately comment on the report.

PM Netanyahu with President al-Sisi in 2017 – Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO

According to Channel 10 News, the meeting took place on May 22 when Netanyahu flew with a small delegation of advisors and security guards. Continue Reading »

Hungarian PM Orban visits Israel as EU charges Hungary over asylum seekers

Touting Hungary’s “zero tolerance” anti-Semitism policy to PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is feeling the crunch as EU intensifies legal action over Hungarian refusal to accept Mid-Eastern asylum seekers.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

The European Union on Thursday intensified legal action against Hungary in a bid to make it comply with EU asylum rules, denouncing a law to punish activists who support asylum seekers.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, has clashed repeatedly with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, especially since the migration crisis erupted in 2015.

Twin towers of the European Court of Justice, in Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

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Netanyahu hits to Israel thwarting Iranian bombing in France

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Acre prison break, Netanyahu hinted to Israel playing part in foiling attack on exiled Iranians in France, then said, “I call on the leaders of Europe: Stop financing the terrorist regime that is financing terrorism against you on your soil. Enough with the policy of appeasement and weakness regarding Iran.”

By Moran Azulay

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Tehran of hypocrisy on Wednesday evening, adding that it was “no coincidence” that a recently planned Iranian-led attack on an Iranian group in France was foiled.

Iranian group of exiles targeted for bombing by Iran. – Photo: AFP

Attending a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Acre prison break, it was unclear whether the prime minister was hinting that Israel was responsible for frustrating Iranian designs. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM: Iran brought 80,000 Afghani & Pakistani Shiite fighters into Syria

PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Iranian-backed Shiite militias from Afghanistan and Pakistan were brought in to Syria to attack Israel and “convert” Syria’s Sunni majority, warnings of “endless upheaval and terrorism in many, many countries.”

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe.

Hezbollah recruits salute

Israeli officials have previously disclosed scores of airstrikes in Syria to prevent suspected arms transfers to Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah fighters or to Iranian military deployments, who have been helping the Syrian  regime beat back the seven-year-long rebellion. Continue Reading »

Aggressive BBC anchor presents mendacious spins in Netanyahu interview

BBC Newsnight anchor Evan Davis, fires off multiple leading and disingenuous questions to PM Netanyahu, who expertly corrects false assumptions over and over by delivering pragmatic answers.
– WATCH entire interview.

 

 

 

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Netanyahu warns Assad: If Syria fires at Israel, we’ll destroy his armed forces

PM Netanyahu says in London: Since after having inviting Iran into his country, where they’ve taken direct, aggressive, military action against Israel, Syrian President Bashar Assad ‘is no longer immune.’
– On the use of lethal force in Gaza, the PM said: ‘If you found non-lethal means to deal with such a situation, I would be the first to want to use it.’
– Watch Video

By Ynet

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, saying if he fires at Israel, the IDF will “destroy his forces.”

“When they waged this horrific civil war, Israel did not intervene. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Israel’s Prime Minister thanks the United States for historic decision

Watch Prime Minister Netanyahu acknowledging the historic moment saying, “What a glorious day. Remember this moment!” and thanking the United States President for delivering on his promise after others failed to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
-Watch President Trump’s speech.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
MAY 14, 2018

 

Sixty-nine years after Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, and 23 years after the US Congress passed a law mandating that Washington move its embassy there, the US formally opened its embassy in the city on Monday afternoon, in a move Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called “courageous” and “momentous.”

“What a glorious day. Continue Reading »