Tag Archive for Benjamin Netanyahu

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 »

Survey: Netanyahu is only person Israelis trust with their security

Unlike U.S. Presidents Clinton (1996) & Obama (2015) who both interfered in Israel’s political elections to defeat Netanyahu, Trump only changed Netanyahu’s “fixed or nixed” demand to “renegotiated or terminated,” but in essence, completely adopted Netanyahu’s policies on Iran.

By GIL HOFFMAN

 

When Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, he made an effort to bring about peace in the Middle East.

What Obama ended up accomplishing instead was repeatedly and inadvertently strengthening his nemesis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the polls. Unlike with US president Bill Clinton, whose clashes with Netanyahu weakened the prime minister in his first term, whenever Obama and Netanyahu publicly sparred, Netanyahu’s support rose. Continue Reading »

Israel passes law allowing PM & Defense Minister to declare war

As Israel’s Knesset begins its summer session, propose law spearheaded by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Avi Dichter passes, 62 MKs to 41, permitting only the PM & DM to give green light in declaration of war.
• Justice Minister Shaked, “We must adapt ourselves to the present state security requirements.”
• Joint List MK Aida Touma-Suleiman, “The bill will enable two people to take not only the State of Israel into war, but all the countries in the region.”

By Moran Azulay and Shahar Hay

 

The Knesset passed a law Monday evening that will transfer authority from the government to the cabinet—and in some case to the prime minister and defense minister only—to declare war and to launch military operations. Continue Reading »

Fox News: Iran’s new military base in Syria stores missiles for attacking Israel

Mere months since Israel reportedly destroyed an Iranian military base south of Syria’s capital, Fox News published a set of satellite images depicting a new military base northwest of Damascus, reportedly operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards, with newly constructed warehouses, stockpiling missiles able to ‘strike all of Israel.’

By Ynet

 

Iran has gained another foothold in Syria by establishing a permanent military base outside Damascus, according to a report by Fox News, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s repeated warnings that Israel will not allow any Iranian military entrenchment in the war-torn country.Western intelligence officials, the report says, say that the base contains hangars used to stockpile missiles “capable of hitting all of Israel.”

New Iranian base reported in Syria – Photo: ImageSat International: Fox News

Satellite pictures taken by ImageSat International show what appears to be a new Iranian base located approximately 12 kilometers northwest of Damascus which is believed to be operated by the Quds Force—the special operations arm of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Continue Reading »

Despite allegations of corruption, here’s 7 reasons why Netanyahu is more popular

If you’re dumbfounded as to how an Israeli prime minister can be suspected of bribery, and yet his popularity is steadily growing in each survey taken, here’s seven reasons.

By GIL HOFFMAN

 

Plenty of people mocked the survey by pollster Avi Degani that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on his Facebook page, which gave his Likud a 34-to 20-Knesset seat lead over the Yesh Atid party of Yair Lapid, the central witness against him in Case 1000, the “expensive gift affair.”

MK Yair Lapid, then Minister of Finance, speaking at the 14th Annual Herzliya Conference – Screenshot

After all, Degani has been paid to take polls for the Likud for many years, and the survey was leaked to the pro-Netanyahu Israel Hayom newspaper. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Netanyahu announces $15B natural gas deal sold to Egypt

Gas operators Delek and Noble of Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields will supply Egypt with seven billion cubic meters of gas annually, in a deal worth an estimated $15 billion.

By MAX SCHINDLER

 

The operators of Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields have signed decade-long contracts to sell $15 billion worth of natural gas to Egypt, according to a statement from Delek Drilling on Monday.

Israel announces new agreement to export natural gas to Egypt, February 19, 2018./GPO – TRANSLATION: “I welcome the historic agreement now published on the export of Israeli gas to Egypt. This will bring billions into the coffers of the state, in favor of the education, health and welfare of Israeli citizens. Continue Reading »

Watch: Netanyahu responds to Police recommendation to indict prime minister

WATCH: PM Netanyahu challenges ‘objectivity’ of recommendations, calls police allegations against him “ridiculous,” points out that over half of the police recommendations on indictments are not accepted, and finally, after the next elections, he’ll win once again.

By HERB KEINON

 

In an impassioned 10-minute rebuttal to police recommendations to indict him on bribery and breach of trust charges, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the nation Tuesday night that not only will this government complete its term, but he will again be re-elected in 2019.

Netanyahu said that the only thing that has motivated him since his days as an officer in the elite Sayeret Matkal, through his days as ambassador to the UN, finance minister and for the last nine years as prime minister, is the good of the country. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu Schmoozes at Davos Economic Forum, Discusses Mideast Opportunities

Israel’s prime Minister suggested that the Mideast’s state of flux currently presents significant economic opportunities, common security needs, and even peace in the region.

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday–day three of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland–with world leaders in a series of diplomatic meetings that included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Netanyahu reiterated to Merkel the need to make “real – not cosmetic – changes that will prevent Iran from going nuclear which would otherwise be assured by the agreement as it stands,” a government press release stated.

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India’s PM Modi surprises PM Netanyahu in unscheduled, personal welcome at New Delhi Airport

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is welcomed by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi with hugs upon Netanyahu’s arrival in India, that will include visiting Ahmedabad, Mumbai & Agra, as well as meeting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind during Netanyahu’s first ever visit.

By HERB KEINON, HAGAY HACOHEN

 

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unexpectedly met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he landed at New Delhi’s airport on Sunday afternoon, a gesture of warmth that was not in the original schedule.

Modi, with whom Netanyahu has developed a close relationship, greeted Netanyahu with a warm hug, and then hoisted his arm into the air for the cameras. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu: “It is only a matter of time” before IDF nabs drive-by Palestinian terrorists

During a press conference at a New Year’s reception in Jerusalem, PM Netanyahu extols U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, “who tweeted the truth, unvarnished [and] straight forward” about why there is no peace.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday evening that “it is only a matter of time” before Israeli security forces lay their hands on the terrorists responsible for Tuesday’s murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevah during a drive-by shooting near the outpost Havat Gilad.

“I spoke with the head of the Shin Bet. He updated me regarding the rigorous investigation that is being conducted on the murderous terror attack yesterday. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: “This absurdity has to stop,” UNRWA needs to be eliminated

UNRWA is currently dealing with the great-grandchildren of refugees, and in another 70 years they will be dealing with great-great-grandchildren of refugees. “This absurdity has to stop,” PM Netanyahu declared. “UNRWA is an organization that perpetuates the problem of the Palestinian refugees… therefore UNRWA must disappear.”

By HERB KEINON

 

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) needs to pass away from the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, amid reports that Israel really doesn’t want the US to stop funding the organization.

PM Netanyahu & President Trump – Photo: Kobi Gideon/PMO

“I fully agree with President [Donald] Trump’s strong criticism of UNRWA,” Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday’s cabinet meeting. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: Believing Balfour Declaration was a crime is root of Israeli-Arab conflict

Addressing the Knesset on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “When the leaders of the Palestinian leadership define the Balfour Declaration as a ‘crime’, when they call on the British gov’t to apologize for it, they are not going forward, they are going back, a hundred years back… And that is the root of the conflict.”

By Moran Azulay

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Knesset plenum on Tuesday, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which recognized the Jewish people’s right to a “national home” in the Land of Israel. “When the leaders of the Palestinian leadership define the Balfour Declaration as a ‘crime’, when they call on the British government to apologize for it, they are not going forward—they are going back, a hundred years back,” Netanyahu said. Continue Reading »