Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel His 'North Star'

Sharon remembered at funeral as friend, leader and general.

01/12/2014 - 19:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena.

“Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a complex neighborhood,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said during the memorial ceremony Monday at the Knesset plaza in Jerusalem.

Mourner pays final respects at the grave of Ariel Sharon in Havat Hashikmim on Jan. 13. Getty Images

Gilad Shalit Appeals For Pollard's Release

12/29/2013 - 19:00

Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit wrote an open letter calling on all Israelis to demand that the United States free Jonathan Pollard.

Israeli officials have said that the revelation over the weekend that the United States spied on at least two sitting Israeli prime ministers opens the door for Israel to demand the release of Pollard, who has served 29 years of a life sentence in a U.S. prison for spying for Israel.

Shalit: Seeks 'return gesture' for Israel's release of terrorists. Getty Images

Hillel On The Spot At Swarthmore

Dialogue open with rogue group, but new CEO says guidelines on Israel must be enforced.

12/17/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Facing a growing debate over the boundaries of student discourse on Israel, the president and CEO of Hillel: The Foundation for Campus Jewish Life said he is not concerned about rebellion in the ranks after the small chapter at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania openly scorned the organization’s guidelines.

Swarthmore Hillel’s Joshua Wolfsun and Hillel CEO Eric Fingerhut

The Backstory Behind Netanyahu's Absence

12/12/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

The absence this week of Israel’s two leading political figures, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, at the massive memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa was both painful and sad.  Whether or not illness made it impossible for President Peres to attend is something we cannot know, although surely, it would not have been an easy trip for a man of Peres’ age. 

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Netanyahu To Skip Mandela Memorial

12/08/2013 - 19:00

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not attend a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela due to the high cost of transportation and security.

Iran, Major Powers Achieve Interim Deal On Nuclear Program

Deal “a historic mistake,” Netanyahu says.

11/23/2013 - 19:00

Iran and the major powers achieved an interim deal to freeze some nuclear activity in exchange for some sanctions relief.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, shakes hands with Secretary of State John Kerry Nov. 24. Getty Images

Negotiation With Iran Leads To Threat of War

Bibi: 'If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone.'
11/14/2013 - 19:00

Recent reports of the status of negotiations with Iran to resolve the risk of Iran's threat to become a nuclear power have alarming implications.  The U.S. is apparently supporting a deal where existing sanctions on Iran will be relaxed against an Iranian pledge to freeze its progress towards achieving nuclear weapon capability.

Bibi's Hardline Speech ‘Lifts Veil On The Wolf’

Leaders, analysts largely agree on that Netanyahu had no choice but to take a tough stance in speech on Iran.
09/30/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Jewish leaders and analysts here largely applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s sobering speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly in which he called for the dismantling of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, although some were critical.

Netanyahu speaking Tuesday at the UN: No softening of his position. Getty Images

Netanyahu In D.C. Salutes Lawmakers For Iran Efforts

09/30/2013 - 20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee for their support in working to halt Iran’s nuclear program.

Obama, Netanyahu To Meet At White House

09/17/2013 - 20:00

President Obama will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House to discuss the peace talks with the Palestinians and developments in Syria.

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