Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his commitment on Wednesday to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during a heated campaign for a March election.
Obama administration officials have long contended that the friction between the U.S. president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not personal and that American support for Israel remains as robust as ever — and arguably even more robust by some metrics.
Israel’s Cabinet approved a proposal to expand the number of government ministers to more than the current 18.
Benjamin Netanyahu is unlikely to find much comfort at home or abroad in his fourth term as prime minister after taking six weeks to form a coalition that will hold a parliamentary majority of just a single seat.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s dilemma is pretty clear, J.J. Goldberg writes. If his shaky coalition falls, he’s back to Square One. If it survives, it could make Israel an international pariah.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a deal on Wednesday to form a new government after reaching agreement with a far-right party, political sources said, just two hours before a deadline was due to expire.
Benjamin Netanyahu is racing against the clock to cobble together a right-wing coalition before a Wednesday deadline. J.J. Goldberg says it’s going to be a cliffhanger.