Tag Archive for Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu targeted for endorsing boycott of Israeli TV channel, #FakeNews

PM condemns Israel’s TV-12 for airing “Our Boys,”  a biased HBO propaganda program on Israel’s behavior following the kidnapping & violent murder of 3 Israeli teens by members of the Hamas terror organization during the summer 2014, calling the network ‘anti-Semitic’ and asking Israelis to boycott it.

By Raz Shechnik

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under fire Sunday for his attacks on an Israeli television channel that aired a controversial HBO show about the events of summer 2014, when three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered by members of the Hamas terror group and three settlers kidnapped, tortured and murdered a Palestinian teen in retaliation. Continue Reading »

TIME Magazine takes yet another swipe at Israel’s PM Netanyahu

Rarely fair and balanced when reporting on Israel, this TIME Magazine featured article on the Israeli Prime Minister could not avoid acknowledging the list of Netanyahu’s accomplishments.

By David Lazarus

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has now surpassed David Ben-Gurion to become the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel’s modern history. Netanyahu has already won five elections, and, facing a sixth, finds himself on the cover of the upcoming TIME Magazine.

Benjamin Netanyahu as a soldier in Sayeret Matkal (Photo credit: Wikicommons/ GPO)

Capt. Benjamin Netanyahu as a soldier in Sayeret Matkal – Photo: Wikicommons/ GPO

“Bibi is preparing for yet another campaign, a September do-over election that will test yet again whether the Israel that has grown to resemble its Prime Minister—prosperous, powerful and resilient, yet insecure—still wants him,” reads the TIME article about Israel’s Prime Minister. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu responds to Iranian threat: ‘Our jets can reach you’

Responding to threats from an Iranian parliamentarian, PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns Tehran from Israel’s Nevatim Air Force base that Israel’s battled-tested F-35i “Adir” jets can strike anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran.

By HERB KEINON, ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

Tehran should remember that Israel’s air force can strike anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday after visiting a F-35 squadron at the Nevatim Air Force base.

“Iran has threatened recently to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said in a video clip he posted, standing in front of an F-35 “Adir” plane. “It is worthwhile for them to remember that these plans can reach everywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Prime Minister: DNA proves Palestinians not native to Israel

In a series of posts, PM Netanyahu tweets: A new study of DNA recovered from an ancient Philistine gravesite in the Israeli city of Ashkelon confirms that the Philistines originated in the southern coastal area of Europe & the ancestors of the modern Palestinians came to Israel from the Arabian Peninsula, thousands of years later, after the People of Israel already inhabited the area.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

Could DNA testing prove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s politics? He seems to think so.

On Sunday, Netanyahu tweeted that, “A new study of DNA recovered from an ancient Philistine site in the Israeli city of Ashkelon confirms what we know from the Bible – that the origin of the Philistines is in southern Europe,” quoting research released last week by the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, which revealed that the ancient people most known for their biblical conflict with the Israelites were immigrants to the region in the 12th century BCE. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: ‘IDF pre-empts, prevents enemy from establishing attack bases’

Just hours after Syrian State News Agency reported Syria’s air defense has thwarted an Israeli missile attack on Tel al-Hara, PM Netanyahu said that in a “systematic and consistent manner” Israel will continue to prevent its enemies “from establishing attack bases in our vicinity.”

BY HERB KEINON, TZVI JOFFRE

 

The challenges facing Israel do not let up, and the country deals with them not only by responding after the fact, but also by preempting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

Netanyahu’s words at a memorial ceremony in Rehovot for Ephraim Katzir, Israel’s fourth president, came just hours after the Syrian State News Agency (SANA) said that Syria’s air defense thwarted an Israeli missile attack on Tel al-Hara in southern Syria. Continue Reading »

Benjamin Netanyahu wins, 5th consecutive term as Prime Minister

Benny Gantz had also claimed victory hours earlier, as the exit polls showed his Blue and White party leading, but with 97.3% of the polling stations now counted, Benjamin Netanyahu has a clear win to form the next government.

By Ynet

 

Benjamin Netanyahu heading into his 5th consecutive term as Prime Minister, has a clear majority of support to form a right wing coalition government.

“This is an unimaginable achievement,” Netanyahu said, at around 2am. “I am very moved tonight, a night of tremendous victory. I am very excited that the people of Israel once again trusted me for the fifth time, and with greater confidence.” Continue Reading »

Oman’s Foreign Minister tells PM Netanyahu: ‘New era beginning in mid-East’

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah told Netanyahu, “People in the Middle East have suffered a lot by sticking to the past. Now we are saying this is a new era for the future and for the prosperity of every nation.”

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

There is a new era in the Middle East, Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the two met in Warsaw prior to the US-led ministerial meeting on Iran.

“This is an important and new vision for the future. People of the Middle East have suffered a lot because they are stuck to the past. Continue Reading »

Israel erects 6 meter high ‘smart-fence’ on border with Gaza

On Israel’s most explosive border, the new ‘smart’ 6 meter (20 ft) high barrier will be 65 kilometers long, made of thick galvanized steel, layered with razor wire, equipped with vibration censors & cameras and will be defended immediately by IDF soldiers stationed near by.
– PM Netanyahu, “The barrier will prevent the infiltration of terrorists from Gaza into our territory.”

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

Israel’s Defense Ministry announced that it has begun the construction of an upgraded security barrier along the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

“On Thursday, we began working on the final component of the barrier project along the Gaza border,” said Brig.-Gen. Continue Reading »

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 »