Benjamin Netanyahu

Bibi’s Coalition Grows

Haredi draft issue figures prominently in new agenda.

02/21/2013
Staff Writer

More parties are expected to join the third government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in coming days after former opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Tuesday became his first coalition partner.

Tzipi Livni at the swearing-in ceremony of the 19th Knesset in February. Getty Images

Obama To Visit Israel This Spring

02/05/2013

President Barack Obama will visit Israel for the first time as president this spring, reports on Monday said.

Obama visited Israel last as a senator seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2008. The New York Times quoted White House Spokesman Jay Carney saying that the president accepted an invitation to visit Israel during a Jan. 28 conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that the trip will be a chance to “discuss the way forward” on problems in the region, including the civil war in Syria and Iran's production of nuclear materials.

Sen. Barack Obama visits Western Wall during 2008 trip to Israel.

Illustrator Of Anti-Bibi Cartoon Apologizes For Publishing On Holocaust Memorial Day

01/30/2013

The illustrator of an editorial cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement apologized for the timing of its publication.

This cartoon's creator apologized for publishing it on a Holocaust memorial day. Via Sunday Times

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.
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