Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed his country’s strong ties with the United Stated on Thursday after tensions in the run-up to his election victory, saying Israel has “no greater ally.”13
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to lead a heavily right-leaning coalition government with control of 67 of parliament’s 120 seats, according to final election results released on Thursday.
The Obama administration might be open to lending its support to the UN Security Council’s resolution that would define the principle for a two-state solution as based on Israel’s 1967 borders, a senior White House official told The New York Times. The move would come in response to Netanyahu’s withdrawal of his support for the establishing of a Palestinian state as expressed in his Bar Ilan speech in 2009.9
Lia Van Leer, who founded the Haifa and Jerusalem Cinematheque as well as the Israeli Film Archive and Jerusalem Film Festival, has died at age 90. Benjamin Ivry remembers the considerable imprint she left on Israeli cinema.
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