Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he will ask parliament to grant him immunity from corruption charges, a step that is expected to delay his trial for months. The step most likely puts the trial on hold until after elections in March, when he hopes to win a majority coalition that will shield … Continue reading Netanyahu seeking immunity from corruption charges
Israel’s parliament, or Knesset, voted Monday in favor of a bill that would allow the country’s prime minister to declare war in ‘extreme situations’, the Haaretz daily reported. The prime minister will only need the defense minister’s approval, it said. The report did not say how many lawmakers voted in favor of the bill. Prime … Continue reading Israeli parliament grants consent on war
Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his country delivered “severe blows” to Iranian and Syrian forces, and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Image: Benjamin Netanyahu The tough words from Mr. Netanyahu to his Cabinet came … Continue reading We don’t just talk, we act – Israeli Deputy PM
Latest updates from the Israeli military confirm one of its F-16 fighter jets was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft firepower after it struck ‘Iranian sites’ in the country in retaliation for a drone flight that crossed into Israeli territory last night. Two crew members of the F-16 fighter jet were recovered after the incident in … Continue reading What Netanyahu told Russia’s Putin on the rift with Iran and military strikes in Syria
As Israel forge strong ties with some Gulf states following Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, an overwhelmingly excited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged Europeans to emulate nations that don’t even recognize his country’s right to exist. Netanyahu made the statement while addressing international diplomats in the aftermath of Trump's delivery of his … Continue reading Netanyahu urge Europeans not to bother showing recognition to Jerusalem
Image: Benjamin Netannyahu Israel TheJC--Israel had no public or official position on last Thursday's referendum. The consensus within the diplomatic service was that Britain's exit from the European Union would be disadvantageous for Israel, which has often relied on British backing in European forums. However on a political level, there are those in the Likud … Continue reading Israeli diplomats regret loss of UK influence on EU.
Israel and Turkey on Monday announced a reconciliation deal to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers. In Rome, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal would help bring "stability" to the turbulent Middle East. His Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildirim, made a simultaneous announcement in Ankara. Relations between the once-close allies imploded … Continue reading NETANYAHU: DEAL WITH TURKEY PROMOTES ‘STABILITY’ IN MIDEAST.