Israeli prime minister, in the midst of a coalition crisis at home, chose to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference by satellite from Jerusalem, delivering a brief address stressing the strength of US-Israel relations.
As the saying goes, power corrupts, and long-term power corrupts even more.
Often, as the saying goes, power corrupts, and long-term power corrupts even more. In Israel, this situation has been often characterized as the collusion of wealth, government and the media. Over the last two decades, the deterioration of the quality of governance in Israel has been pronounced: the former president, Moshe Katsav, has been just released from prison for rape and for sexual abuse; former prime minister Ehud Olmert is serving a 19-month prison sentence for bribery; Likud former Minister of Finance Avraham Hirschson was convicted of embezzling millions of shekels from the National Workers Labor Federation and financial abuses in the March of the Living, pocketing a cut from the donations to promote group visits to Auschwitz; and with 11 more ministers indicted; the long list goes on. Now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his turn again at the center of several criminal investigations. Channel 2 television in Israel reported in February that police were ‘likely to recommend’ an indictment of Netanyahu.
According to Hebrew reports, Netanyahu told ministers Saturday that unless the creation of a new government-funded broadcaster is aborted, “we’ll go to elections.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would honor his commitment to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first in 18 years.
When Netanyahu speaks, Democrats hear Donald Trump. When Democrats read about Israel not allowing critics into the country, they’ll think of Trump’s travel ban. When Netanyahu claims his wall stopped “illegal immigration,” they’ll think of Trump’s proposed wall along the border with Mexico.
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu testified in a Tel Aviv court that his wife did not kick him out of a car as they traveled on the main Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway. Netanyahu was on the stand Tuesday in the couple’s defamation suit against journalist Yigal Sarna of the Israeli daily Yediot Acharonot….
JERUSALEM — A delegation from the Union for Reform Judaism had a “wide-ranging and candid conversation” with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, the group said. The delegation, led by the URJ’s president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, met with Netanyahu for an hour on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the congregational arm of the movement at the…
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of “fake history” for saying that Iran sought the annihilation of the Jews, just as had ancient Persia. “To sell bigoted lies against a nation which has saved Jews 3 times, Netanyahu resorting to fake history & falsifying Torah. Force of habit,”
It took a full seven weeks, but President Trump finally spoke to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas by phone Friday afternoon.