Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t want details of his dirty laundry aired in public - and he is suing his own office and Israel’s attorney general to try to prevent it.
Getting in to see “Hamilton” is hard enough. But on Saturday night, the ticket line turned as slow as a security check at Ben-Gurion Airport, as Benjamin Netanyahu and entourage hit the Great White Way.
The day before the American presidential debate, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in New York, working his famous charm on the two major candidates.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New York on Sunday evening, hours after sitting down with her Republican rival Donald Trump.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have wanted a low key-key rendezvous with Donald Trump September 25. The press, after all, was left standing outside the Trump Tower, but the Republican presidential candidate was aiming for as much attention as possible in his release of an unusually long and detailed press release.
Given their long, tempestuous and mostly acrimonious relationship over the past seven-and-a-half years, Wednesday’s meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama, touted as their last, could have been a grand finale. At one extreme, the two leaders might have expressed their true emotions and undergone catharsis, bro-hugging and making up at the end, while at the other they might have finally vented their pent-up frustrations, descending into an unseemly shouting match that their advisers would do their best to stifle.
When Yaakov Nagel, Israel’s acting national security adviser, was tasked with heading the Israeli team negotiating a new 10-year military aid package with the United States, Prime Minister Netanyahu set forth the guidelines: “If you reach $3.5 billion a year, you’ll get a gold medal,” Nagel recalled Wednesday, hours before signing the agreement in Washington. “If you get $3.3 billion you’ll get a silver medal; and if you get $3.1 billion you’ll get the bronze.”
In this bewildering political season, immigrants have become targets of opportunity for right-wing politicians around the world, Daniel Sokatch writes.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to raise the collective blood pressure of official Washington to dangerous levels on September 9, charging in an online video that evacuating Israeli West Bank settlers, as Palestinians demand, would amount to “ethnic cleansing.” What’s more, he said, “some otherwise enlightened countries even promote this outrage.”