Benjamin Netanyahu
Latest stories
Israel PM in Russia Next Week for Syria Talks with Putin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Russia next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin on Moscow's military support for the Damascus regime and "threats" facing Israel, his office said Wednesday.

Netanyahu will speak about "the deployment of Russian military forces in Syria," a statement said.

W140 Full Story
Israeli PM Announces Tougher Penalties against Stone Throwers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced a toughening of the penalties for stone throwers following a third day of clashes in and around Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Young Palestinian demonstrators threw stones at Israeli police who had entered the compound in large numbers and responded with stun grenades in fresh clashes Tuesday despite international calls for calm.

W140 Full Story
After Bitter Iran Row, Netanyahu Gets White House Invite

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to visit the White House in early November, a U.S. spokesman said Friday, the first time he's been invited since a fierce row over the Iranian nuclear deal.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there was an "ongoing effort" to find an exact date for the meeting, but that it would be a chance to deepen cooperation.

W140 Full Story
Netanyahu Seeks UK Support against 'Militant Islam'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought Britain's cooperation to "turn back the tide of militant Islam" as he met Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Thursday.

"The Middle East is disintegrating under the twin forces of militant Islam: The militant Sunnis led by ISIS and the militant Shiites led by Iran," said Netanyahu as he began talks with Cameron at Downing Street.

W140 Full Story
Rivlin Says Netanyahu Missed Chances to Repair U.S. Ties

President Reuven Rivlin said Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has missed several chances to repair ties with Washington, which have been frayed by the Iran nuclear accord.

In an interview with army radio, Rivlin also acknowledged his own differences with the premier, especially over ties with the United States, Israel's number one ally. 

W140 Full Story
Netanyahu Says Won't Allow Israel to be 'Submerged' by Syria Refugees

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he would not allow Israel to be "submerged" by refugees after calls for Israel to take in those fleeing Syria's war.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu also announced the start of construction of a fence along Israel's border with Jordan, according to his office.

W140 Full Story
Netanyahu Defends Iran Deal Fight after Obama Secures Support

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Thursday his high-profile campaign to defeat the Iran nuclear deal after President Barack Obama secured enough backing to keep Congress from blocking it.

Netanyahu has repeatedly spoken out strongly against the agreement between Iran and six major powers aimed at rolling back the Islamic republic's nuclear program, even appearing before Congress in March.

W140 Full Story
Israel Boosts Jerusalem Security, Reviews Rules of Engagement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he was boosting security in Jerusalem and reviewing rules for when police may open fire after an increase in stone-throwing and firebombings.

Tensions have been rising in recent months, worsening after the July 31 firebombing of a Palestinian home in the West Bank, attributed to Jewish extremists, killed a toddler and fatally wounded his father.

W140 Full Story
Kerry Hopeful Israeli-Palestinian Talks Can be Relaunched

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he believes Middle East peace talks can be relaunched, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was ready to resume direct talks with the Palestinians.

"I believe there is a chance and I think it is imperative we have not lost sight of that issue," Kerry said in an interview with MSNBC.

W140 Full Story
Iran Nuclear Deal Will 'Fuel Terrorism', Warns Netanyahu

The deal to curb Iran's nuclear program will bolster Tehran's ability to fund global terrorism by providing the Islamic state with "billions of dollars" in sanctions relief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Saturday.

"Iran will get hundreds of billions of dollars from sanctions relief and investments to fuel its aggression and terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa and beyond," Netanyahu -- who is bitterly opposed to the deal agreed by Iran and world powers in July -- said during a visit to the Italian city of Florence.

W140 Full Story