Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli foreign minister slams Sanders ‘horrifying comment’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for what he cal...
9:47 26 February 2022

Netanyahu banks on Trump plan to drive up pro-settler votes

ATERET, West Bank (AP) — With Israel’s prime minister eager to court the votes of the country’s influential West Bank se...
6:36 24 February 2022

Israel’s Lieberman stills holds keys to future government

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign — with maverick politician...
7:04 23 February 2022

Israeli PM’s rival denies wrongdoing amid probe reports

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leading opposition figure Benny Gantz denied wrongdoing on Thursday after media reports said I...
8:33 20 February 2022

Meeting between Sudan leader, Netanyahu debated in Sudan

CAIRO — A surprise meeting between Sudan's leader and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stirred controversy in Sudan on Tuesday, with the gove...
16:30 4 February 2022

Gulf Arabs back Trump’s Mideast efforts, but not peace plan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A tectonic shift in relations quietly underway for years now was on full display as representatives of Gulf Arab states ...
13:18 30 January 2022

Israel postpones move to annex large parts of West Bank

JERUSALEM — Israel has postponed a move to annex large parts of the West Bank, a government minister said Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Benjam...
18:27 29 January 2022

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East plan Tuesday, winning immediate praise from a beaming Israeli Prime Minister...
20:51 28 January 2022

Trump hosts Israeli leaders who call his peace plan historic

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump hosted Israel’s prime minister and his chief rival Monday at the White House on the eve of unveiling a long-awaite...
22:19 27 January 2022

Israeli backpacker jailed in Russia files for pardon

MOSCOW — An Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges has submitted a petition to be pardoned by President Vladimir Putin.
15:42 26 January 2022

Politics weigh heavily in Trump’s Mideast peace plan

WASHINGTON — A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about po...
15:42 25 January 2022

Trump: Mideast peace plan likely rolled out in days

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he'll likely release the long-awaited White House Mideast peace plan before his meeting early ne...
23:11 23 January 2022

Key quotes from world leaders at Holocaust forum

JERUSALEM — The presidents of France and Germany warned of rising anti-Semitism. Israeli and American leaders lashed out at Iran. Russia's president t...
20:15 23 January 2022

Israel’s Netanyahu shores up base but obstacles remain

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shored up his base with a landslide primary victory announced early Friday, but he will need a b...
8:39 27 December 2022

Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a landslide victory in a primary election for leadership of the ruling Likud party.
23:51 26 December 2022

Biden calls Sanders’ pitch to leverage Israel aid ‘bizarre’

OELWEIN, Iowa — Joe Biden said Saturday that it is “bizarre” for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government...
21:10 7 December 2021

Lisbon excursion offers Netanyahu brief escape from troubles

LISBON, Portugal — In a brief escape from his legal and political struggles in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoyed a leisurely excursion...
8:39 6 December 2021

US Navy seizes suspected Iranian missile parts set for Yemen

WASHINGTON — A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said ...
19:36 4 December 2021

Israeli PM escapes domestic woes to meet Pompeo in Lisbon

TEL AVIV, Israel — Looking to escape his legal and political woes at home, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was headed Wednesday toward a war...
9:16 4 December 2021

Case against Netanyahu includes billionaire witnesses

JERUSALEM — Israel’s attorney general on Monday officially submitted his indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, laying...
19:08 2 December 2021

Thousands rally in support of embattled Israeli leader

TEL AVIV, Israel — Thousands of people rallied in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday in what was intended to be a show of strengt...
19:14 26 November 2021

Will Netanyahu’s party stick with him? Senior leaders quiet

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked to project business as usual Sunday as he returned to work following his indictment on corruption...
16:53 24 November 2021

Netanyahu’s woes mirror those of his ally Trump

JERUSALEM — He was accused of using his high office to advance his personal political interests. He derided the investigation as a “witch hunt” fueled...
0:02 23 November 2021

Israel braces for bitter fight after Netanyahu indictment

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and...
8:45 22 November 2021

The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu rejects indictment

JERUSALEM — The Latest on Israeli political developments (all times local):
23:36 21 November 2021

Israeli attorney general to decide on Netanyahu charges

JERUSALEM — Israel’s attorney general scheduled a Thursday night news conference to announce his long-awaited decision on whether to indict Prime Mini...
15:21 21 November 2021

Netanyahu challenger fails to form coalition

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-t...
19:58 20 November 2021