Netanyahu thinks a ‘state-minus’ is enough for the Palestinians

A few hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone with President Trump on Sunday, the Israeli leader huddled behind closed doors with his security cabinet. Ministers on his hard-right pressed Netanyahu to publicly proclaim the “two-state solution” dead. The Israeli leader refused but told his raucous cabinet not to worry. Netanyahu said he did not support a full […]

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Netanyahu says Paris peace meeting ‘rigged’ against Israel

Israel’s prime minister said Thursday that an upcoming conference in Paris aimed at reviving peace talks with the Palestinians was “rigged” and that Israel was not bound by anything decided there. Dozens of countries are set to attend the conference on Jan. 15, where they may endorse an international framework for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister […]

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Israel: humbled Netanyahu places hopes in Trump

The Israeli government’s furious reaction to the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of a resolution opposing Jewish settlements in occupied territory underscores its fundamental and bitter dispute with the international community about the future of the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists that there is nothing wrong with his controversial policy of building Jewish towns in occupied […]

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Netanyahu: Both presidential candidates will support Israel

Israel’s leader says American support for his country will remain strong regardless of who is elected president in November. Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet Tuesday about his meeting in New York with both presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and relayed their strong words of support for Israel. The prime minister was in the United States to address the […]

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Netanyahu says Israel will never withdraw from Golan Heights

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country will never withdraw from the Golan Heights and the strategic plateau bordering Syria will forever stay in Israeli hands. In a ceremonial Cabinet meeting in the Golan marking the one-year anniversary of his current government’s formation, Netanyahu said he doubts Syria will ever return to what it was before the devastating […]

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Obama and Netanyahu to meet in D.C., looking for a way past the ugliness of the Iran deal

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to move beyond the nasty public clash over the Iran nuclear deal and restore a more transactional approach to the U.S.-Israeli relationship — including delicate conversations about possible expansion of military aid — when they meet in Washington on Monday. Though they have sharply differing views on how to handle […]

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Netanyahu, Putin agree plan to avoid Syria clashes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on a plan to avoid “misunderstandings” in Syria amid an apparent military build-up by Moscow to support President Bashar al-Assad. The two leaders reached an agreement on Monday during talks in Russia, with Israeli media reporting that the discussions involved avoiding clashes between the two militaries’ jets over […]

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