Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Says Gaza Op Will Continue

Prime Minister says he looks forward to restarting negotiations; Abbas could play a 'constructive' role.

08/21/2014

In statements defending Israel’s conduct in its ongoing conflict in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he “will look forward to restarting peace negotiations” with the Palestinians.

U.S. Officials: No Change In Procedure For Arming Israel

08/15/2014

U.S. officials denied reports of a change in the procedure through which their government supplies arms to Israel.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said: “Let me be clear: There has been no change in policy, period.” But she also said that,  “Given the crisis in Gaza, it is natural that agencies take additional care with deliveries as part of an inter-agency process.”

Israel Asks U.S. To Help Thwart War Crimes Charges

08/06/2014
Staff Writer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a visiting congressional delegation today to try to stop the Palestinian Authority from joining the International Criminal Court and then filing war crimes charges against Israel.

Netanyahu Raises FAA Ban On Israel Flights With Kerry

07/23/2014

Washington -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the Federal Aviation Administration’s indefinite ban on U.S. flights to Israel.

Focus On The Tunnels, Kerry Tells Netanyahu

07/18/2014

Washington — Expressing concern about civilian casualties, U.S. State Secretary John Kerry said Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip should be a “precise” one, targeting Hamas tunnels.

Damage From Gaza Rocket Cuts Power To 70,000 In Strip

07/13/2014

Jerusalem — A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip.

Indyk Quits, Bibi Delighted

Secretary of State John Kerry may be disappointed to see his Mideast peace envoy, Martin Indyk, leaving, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delighted.

More Than A Kidnapping

When is a kidnapping more than a kidnapping?  When politicians and others exploit a tragedy to further their agendas. It can also be an opportunity to repair damaged relations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

All of Israel wants to see the three teenagers-- --Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel --  kidnapped near Hebron two weeks ago returned safely to their families, and the government and security forces are devoting enormous energy to that task.

Is Fatah-Hamas Marriage On The Rocks?

It appears the marriage between the two leading Palestinian factions may be on the rocks even before it had a chance to be consummated.

Behind the break-up is the Palestinian Authority’s condemnation of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, believed to be the work of Hamas, and the cooperation of PA and Israeli security forces in the search for the boys.

They Elected Rivlin? Nu, B'Emet?

06/11/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

After what seemed like endless haggling, much of it public and not at all mediagenic, Israel’s Knesset has elected Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin to be the tenth President of the State of Israel.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik
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