Benjamin Netanyahu

To Alert Americans To Change In Israel's Politics, Activist Group Forms In U.S.

01/25/2013
Staff Writer

A group of Israeli scholars and political activists who are living in the United States formed this week – in the wake of Israel’s deadlocked national elections – “a political movement” that is designed to recast relations between their homeland and the American Jewish community.

Israeli Election Analysis: Bibi, Lapid And Bennet As The Nucleus

01/25/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

The final results of Tuesday's vote in Israel show that the big losers are not (as some would have it) the pollsters who had expected 32 seats to Likud-Beitenu, but Binyamin Netanyahu - the apparent winner and natural candidate for prime minister - and his team that gleaned 31 seats. Bibi's fall from 42 to 31 seats amazed almost as much as the dazzling rise of Yair Lapid from none to 19.

Memo To The Next Knesset: Get To Know American Jewry

Israeli media coverage of American Jewish life is mostly confined to the ebb and flow of the Israel lobby in Washington.

01/22/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

American Jews didn’t vote in this week’s Israeli elections, but many decisions made by the newly elected 19th Knesset will directly affect the Jewish community here.

Soldiers pass by campaign posters of Labor party leader Sheli Ehimovitch ahead of Israel's Jan. 22 elections. Getty Images

Republicans And Democrats, Israeli Style

01/10/2013

When Bill Clinton was President of the United States, many in Israel thought he would most fit to be their Prime Minister. In 2012 we watched the high involvement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Republican presidential campaign, and for a moment it looked like he would be a more suitable candidate than Mitt Romney.

Humor: Bibi Netanyahu, As Translated By Sub-Par Ulpan Student

Enjoy this hilarious performance by two members of the Hahafuch comedy troupe, which is made up of immigrants to Israel from several different countries. For more, visit www.hahafuch.com.

Israel Electorate Moving To The Right

12/26/2012
Editorial

Underscoring the notion that all politics is local, Prime Minister Netanyahu has made building in Israel, and some key areas over the Green Line, his campaign theme in advance of the Jan. 22 national elections, despite the almost universal outcry against such a move.

He seems to have read the mood of the electorate in calling for a strengthened Israel, more committed to solidifying its homeland than extending an olive branch to the Palestinians.

Google Opens Innovation Campus In Tel Aviv

12/11/2012

Google launched its Campus Tel Aviv, a center for Israeli entrepreneurs and start ups.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut a virtual ribbon at the inauguration ceremony Monday.

 

The campus occupies an entire 16,000-square-foot floor of the Electra Tower in Tel Aviv. The space includes an area for meetings and workshop space for startup companies. 

Using the campus and participating in its activities are free for entrepreneurs and startups.

Prime Minister Netanyahu with Meir Brand, regional managing director of Google and Yossi Matias, head of the Israel R&D Center.

Ehud Barak Says He Will Leave Politics

Former prime minister received accolades for Operation Pillar of Defense.

11/26/2012

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced that he will leave politics after more than half a century, and not run in the upcoming elections.

Barak made the surprise announcement Monday, less than a week after the end of Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, for which he has received accolades for his successful leadership.

Barak said he planned to spend more time with his family.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Getty Images

Obama, Netanyahu Talk ‘De-escalation’

11/18/2012

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed "de-escalation" of the Gaza conflict.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu called the President today to provide an update on the situation in Israel and Gaza," said a White House statement released late Frdiay.  "The Prime Minister expressed his deep appreciation to the president and the American people for the United States’ investment in the Iron Dome rocket and mortar defense system, which has effectively defeated hundreds of incoming rockets from Gaza and saved countless Israeli lives."

Warning Signs For Israel In Vote

Narrowing base of support for Jewish state seen; coalition-building at risk as demographics shift.

11/14/2012
Washington Correspondent

Israel could be a big loser in last week’s presidential and congressional elections — and not because of the re-election of a president whose middle name happens to be Hussein.

Obama’s new coalition includes young people, blacks, Hispanics and Asians. Can the Jewish establishment adjust? getty images
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