Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump “Very Committed” to Mideast Peace, Envoy Kushner Says

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Aug 24 – U.S. President Donald Trump remains “very committed” to achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace, his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of talks on Thursday. But there was little to suggest any breakthrough or significant progress towards ending a decades-old conflict is

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Netanyahu to Putin: Iran’s Growing Syria Role Threatens Israel

By Denis Pinchuk SOCHI, Russia, Aug 23 – Iran’s growing role in Syria poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. “Mr. President, with joint efforts we are defeating Daesh, and this is a very important thing. But the bad

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Israel’s Netanyahu Threatens to Shut Al Jazeera Jerusalem Office

JERUSALEM, July 27 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of Qatar-based al-Jazeera, accusing the television news network of inciting recent violence in the city. Jerusalem is experiencing one of its most tense periods in years as Palestinians protest heightened Israeli security measures near

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Israel to Replace Metal Detectors in Jerusalem with Smart Surveillance

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, July 25 – Israel decided on Tuesday to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City and replace them with smart, less obtrusive surveillance means, a Cabinet statement said. Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem on Alert as Religious Tensions Rise Over Holy Site

By Luke Baker and Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, July 21 – Israel bolstered security in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday and prepared for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided metal detectors at a sensitive holy site would not be removed. There have been daily confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli

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Israel, India Look Past Defence to Broaden Commercial Ties

By Tova Cohen and Ari Rabinovitch TEL AVIV, July 6- In the months leading up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel, India signed two arms deals, spending $2.6 billion on Israeli missile defense systems. Yet since Modi arrived on Tuesday, military ties — for decades the secretive bedrock of India-Israel relations

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Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Begins Peace Push With Middle East Talks

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, June 21 – Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, beginning a new U.S. effort to revive Middle East peace efforts. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy and peace

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Netanyahu Says Israel “Mightier” as First F-35 Fighter Jets Arrive

By Ori Lewis NEVATIM AIR BASE, Israel, Dec 13 — Israel on Monday became the first country after the United States to receive the U.S.-built F-35 stealth jet which will increase its ability to attack distant targets, including Iran. The much-hyped arrival of the first two fighter jets was overshadowed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s

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Looking Ahead to Trump Presidency, Netanyahu Refocuses on Iran

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 12 – Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has resumed his attacks on a nuclear deal with Iran, seeking Donald Trump’s help to smash a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s foreign policy legacy. Following up on remarks he made this month to a Washington think tank, the conservative Israeli prime minister said on

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Netanyahu Hit By Conflict of Interest Allegations over German Submarines

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 21  – A deal to buy three German-made submarines has come under public scrutiny in Israel after Israeli media discovered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s personal lawyer represents the local agent of the German conglomerate set to build the vessels. Both Netanyahu and his attorney, David Shimron, have denied any impropriety,

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