ARTICLES RELATING TO BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

US push to salvage peace talks irks Israeli right

2014-04-11 13:47

US efforts to rescue peace talks with the Palestinians are meeting tough resistance within Israel's governing coalition, with the far right threatening to quit over the mooted concessions.

Israelis, Palestinians try to salvage talks

2014-04-07 13:17

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are set to meet again in a fresh effort to salvage the teetering, US-brokered peace process.

Israel wants peace but 'not at any price'

2014-04-06 12:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is willing to continue US-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians but not "at any price".

Palestinians sign treaties to press Israel

2014-04-02 14:08

A surprise decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to sign more than a dozen international conventions giving Palestine greater leverage against Israel left the US struggling with peace talks.

Kerry meets Netanyahu again to revive peace talks

2014-04-01 10:29

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time in less than 12 hours in an effort salvage stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

Kerry holds 'constructive' talks with Abbas

2014-03-27 08:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has held "constructive" talks on the Middle East peace process, a US official says, as crunch decisions loom.

Peace will require risk, Obama tells Abbas

2014-03-18 10:44

President Barack Obama has told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that both he and Israel’s politicians must be prepared to make tough decisions and take "risks" for peace.

Israel regrets killing of Jordanian judge

2014-03-11 19:20

Israel has expressed its regret over the killing of a Jordanian judge, who was shot by Israeli soldiers at a border crossing, and promised to carry out an investigation.

Iran stands firm on its nuclear programme

2014-03-05 15:27

Iran's foreign minister is pushing back against calls for deeper cuts to its nuclear programme saying the West "cannot entertain illusions" .

Palestinians: Netanyahu declared end to talks

2014-03-05 06:48

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to pro-Israel lobbyists in the US has amounted to "an official announcement of a unilateral end to negotiations," a Palestinian official says.

Israeli air strike kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza

2014-03-04 07:22

An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip has killed two Palestinians and wounded two others, the emergency services in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Israeli demand sparks 'Jewish state' debate

2014-02-21 11:17

Israel has set off an awkward debate by demanding recognition as a 'Jewish state' by law.

Israel secretly ships asylum seekers to Uganda

2014-02-19 22:23

Israel is secretly transferring African asylum seekers to Uganda, Haaretz newspaper has reported, quoting a senior Israeli government official.

Love life of Israeli PM's son sparks uproar

2014-01-28 07:08

The love life of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son is setting off sparks - in Israeli politics.

Israel kills 2 gunmen in Gaza airstrike

2014-01-22 11:15

Israel has killed two Gaza gunmen in an air strike, blaming one of them for firing rockets across the border during former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral.

Kerry to see Israeli envoys in push for peace deal

2014-01-20 21:10

Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet with Israel's top negotiators as he steps up his push get Israel and the Palestinians to agree to a framework for an elusive peace deal.

Israel minister sorry about Kerry attack

2014-01-15 07:16

Israel's Minister of Defence Moshe Yaalon has apologised to US Secretary of State John Kerry after he accused the American of having an "obsession" with Middle East peace.

Sharon's memory held in nation's heart - PM

2014-01-11 19:57

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Israeli people will "forever" cherish the memory of former premier Ariel Sharon, who died at a hospital near Tel Aviv.

Kerry ends Mideast trip without framework deal

2014-01-07 07:39

US Secretary of State John Kerry has headed home from the Middle East insisting progress had been made, despite failing to reach a framework for talks.

Palestinians inciting hatred - Netanyahu

2014-01-05 14:58

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Palestinian leaders of "inciting hatred" for refusing to recognise Israel as a state for the Jewish people.

Kerry to meet Netanyahu in latest peace push

2014-01-02 17:51

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he seeks agreement on a framework for final status talks with the Palestinians.

Israel's release programme seen as immoral

2013-12-30 16:09

The families of those affected by various Palestinian attacks have continued to voice their opposition and anger towards the Israeli government for allowing Palestinian prisoners to be released.

Israel jittery amid Palestinian attacks

2013-12-26 15:46

A spate of violent Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in recent weeks is raising concerns in Israel that it may be on the verge of a new type of Palestinian uprising.

Israel resettlement plan cut

2013-12-13 10:24

Israel has suspended a controversial bill aimed at resettling nomadic Bedouin Arabs into government-recognised villages after a series of objections rendered the plan untenable.

Kerry, Netanyahu meet for third time in 24 hours

2013-12-06 16:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the third time in 24 hours, for talks understood to be focused on security.

 

Israel to limit contact with Palestinians

2014-04-09 11:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his ministers to limit all but diplomatic and security contact with their Palestinian counterparts, a government official says.

Israel, Palestine show desire to continue talks

2014-04-07 09:04

Israel and the Palestine have angrily accused each other of undermining US-led peace efforts in the region, but nonetheless signalled their readiness to find a way to revive the talks.

Palestinians will pay for UN move - Israel minister

2014-04-02 15:00

An Israeli minister has warned of punitive action if the Palestinians pursued efforts to join UN agencies, as hopes of a breakthrough in the US-led peace process faded rapidly.

Israel, Palestinian moves threaten peace efforts

2014-04-02 09:47

Israel and the Palestinians have announced moves that could scuttle peace talks, prompting US Secretary of State John Kerry to call off a second visit in as many days aimed at saving them.

Netanyahu slams UN's censure of Israel

2014-03-30 14:05

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a UN rights body for a string of resolutions condemning the Jewish state despite a wave of rights abuses elsewhere in the region.

Arab summit refuses to recognise 'Jewish state'

2014-03-26 13:18

Arab leaders fully back a Palestinian refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, a flashpoint issue which is threatening to derail the US-led peace talks.

Obama tells Abbas risks for peace are needed

2014-03-17 20:49

US President Barack Obama has told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that both he and Israeli leaders must make tough political decisions and take "risks" for peace.

Abbas won't recognise Israel as Jewish state

2014-03-07 14:15

The Palestinian president says there’s "no way" he will recognise Israel as a Jewish state and accept just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.

Israel PM: Palestinians must 'abandon fantasy'

2014-03-05 10:15
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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has directly urged Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognise Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees.

Netanyahu: Palestinians must recognise Jewish state

2014-03-04 21:14

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has appealed to Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees.

Israel police, Palestine protesters clash at mosque

2014-02-25 10:01

Israeli police have entered the sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City to disperse Palestinian protesters, a police spokesperson says.

Kerry holds new Paris talks with Abbas

2014-02-20 19:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Paris for their second round of talks in two days.

Netanyahu rejects Kerry's boycott warning

2014-02-02 19:09
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry warning of a growing boycott threat against Israel if peace talks fail.

Netanyahu settlement stance draws fire

2014-01-27 14:56

Comments by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he is against the establishment of a Palestinian state, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat says.

Opposition leader wants Netanyahu replaced

2014-01-21 21:03

Israel's opposition leader has said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fully appreciates the wisdom of making peace with the Palestinians. He's just not sure he has the "guts".

Settlement critics are hypocrites: Netanyahu

2014-01-17 08:03

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed international critics of Jewish settlements, calling them hypocrites.

Israel honours Sharon at state funeral

2014-01-13 13:19

Israel pays homage to former prime minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services to be held for a man hailed as a war hero at home but seen by many Arabs as a war criminal.

Israel: 1 800 new settler homes to be built

2014-01-11 06:00

Israel has unveiled plans to build more than 1 800 new settler homes, a watchdog says, as the United States tries to push faltering peace talks forward.

Kerry pledges 'fair' Mideast plan as he woos Arab allies

2014-01-05 20:28

Secretary of State John Kerry has rejected claims the US was biased as he made a whistlestop tour of Jordan and Saudi Arabia to woo support for his peace plan.

Netanyahu gloomy about peace talks

2014-01-02 22:39

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered a gloomy assessment of peace prospects with the Palestinians John Kerry began his 10th visit to the region in pursuit of a deal.

Israel frees Palestinian prisoners

2013-12-31 18:37

Israel has freed 26 Palestinian prisoners, days before US Secretary of State John Kerry is due back in the Middle East.

Israel set for new prisoner release

2013-12-30 11:14

Israel is preparing to free 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is returning to the region to boost the faltering negotiations.

Rare snowstorm leaves Jerusalem in lockdown

2013-12-13 14:05

A rare snowstorm has blanketed Jerusalem, forcing a lockdown with police blocking access to and from the city.

Kerry on return commute to Israel, West Bank

2013-12-10 13:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to head back to Israel this week just days after returning from the Jewish state, insisting he is working for a full, not an interim, Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Kerry in Israel for talks on peace, Iran

2013-12-05 15:10

Washington’s top diplomat is holding talks on security with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in their first meeting since a fallout over a nuclear deal struck with Iran.

 
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