Trump discusses Iran threats, White House visit with Israel’s Netanyahu

Trump discusses Iran threats, White House visit with Israel’s Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump Sunday discussed threats from Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu, inviting the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month. The two leaders spoke by telephone and “agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed by Iran,” the White House said […]

Netanyahu backs pardon for Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Netanyahu backs pardon for Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he supported pardoning the young soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank. The decision to court-martial Sergeant Elor Azaria, who shot the Palestinian after the assailant stabbed another Israeli soldier last March has stirred public controversy in Israel […]

Will Netanyahu be forced to resign? A guide to the investigation

Will Netanyahu be forced to resign? A guide to the investigation

What is Netanyahu suspected of? Is Israel heading toward elections? Who could possibly replace him as prime minister? As the investigation unfolds, here is a look at what may follow. In what feels like a terrible case of deja vu, Israelis began their new year watching a police convoy enter the home of Prime Minister […]

Israel’s Netanyahu questioned by police in corruption probe

Israel’s Netanyahu questioned by police in corruption probe

Police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours under caution at his official residence in Jerusalem on Monday on suspicion of receiving gifts from businessmen in breach of his role as a public servant. Part of a police statement issued after the questioning ended said that “investigators questioned PM Benjamin Netanyahu under caution on […]

UN resolution: No love lost between Netanyahu and Obama

UN resolution: No love lost between Netanyahu and Obama

In what many see as a final defiant diplomatic move, US President Barack Obama has allowed a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, a move highlighting the stark deterioration of US-Israeli relations The US abstained from a UN Security Council vote on Friday allowing all remaining 15 members of the Council to pass the first UN […]

Netanyahu steps up opposition to French-led Mideast peace initiative

Netanyahu steps up opposition to French-led Mideast peace initiative

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced his support for a 14-year-old Arab peace plan in an apparent snub of a French-led international conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict due to start this week. Paris on Friday will host more than 20 foreign ministers, as well as United Nations and European Union diplomats, in what will be […]