Posts Tagged ‘netanyahu!’

Netanyahu says right-wing, Haredi factions to operate as bloc in coalition talks

Right-wing and ultra-Orthodox political leaders rallied around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, agreeing to present a united front ahead of coalition talks after they jointly came up short of winning enough seats in Tuesday’s elections to form a new majority government. Netanyahu met at his office Wednesday with United Torah Judaism party heads Yaakov Litzman and […]

Netanyahu lost Israeli vote, but Palestinians were bound to lose whoever won (by George Galloway)

Equally, whatever the outcome of the Israeli elections, the Palestinians will be the big losers. According to preliminary results, Netanyahu has lost his majority of course – having failing to reach the magic number of 61 seats in the Knesset. But his opponents – the Palestinians living under siege in Gaza, under occupation in the […]

Netanyahu again falls short, as he and Gantz appear deadlocked in Israeli election

Israelis went back to the polls for a second time in six months in a combative snap election between incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeking his fifth term in office and has already served a record 13 years, and former general Benny Gantz. While results are expected to come in overnight, the first […]

Facebook again briefly bans Netanyahu chatbot for illegally publishing polls

Facebook on Tuesday briefly suspended a chatbot operated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official page for the second time in five days, because it illegally shared polling information. The step was taken by the social media giant after the bot repeatedly violated the social media giant’s rules as well as an Israeli law that forbids publicizing […]

Netanyahu warns voters of dangers of sex on election day

Worried about voter apathy as Israelis went to the polls for the second time this year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his supporters not to treat Tuesday’s election as just another vacation day, posting an oddly sexualized campaign ad that prompted a slew of ribald responses. The video, which was posted on the prime minister’s […]

Voting Netanyahu out is not going to ‘save’ Israel-Palestine

Israeli citizens are about to vote in national elections for the second time in six months. But has anything changed since April? Why is no one talking about the occupation? And are we really about to see the end of the Netanyahu era? +972 writers talk about why these elections matter. A Jewish Israeli man […]

Netanyahu says he will annex Jewish settlements in Hebron if re-elected

“I intend to extend sovereignty on all the settlements and the [settlement] blocs,” including “sites that have security importance or are important to Israel’s heritage,” Netanyahu told Army Radio on Monday. The West Bank has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967, following the Six-Day War. Hebron is the largest city in Palestine. In a […]

Pre-election Stunt. Possible US-Israeli Defense Pact? Netanyahu Fighting for his Political Life

Days ahead of Israeli Knesset elections on Tuesday, Netanyahu fighting for his political life, Trump tweeted the following: “I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Israel…further anchor(ing)” bilateral relations, he added. He tacitly endorsed Netanyahu’s reelection […]

In TV gaffes, Netanyahu errs on rockets, Gantz says he’s ‘against entire public’

A batch of television interviews on Saturday saw the two leading candidates for prime minister both fumbling in their final appeals to voters, less than 72 hours ahead of Tuesday’s election. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and MK Benny Gantz, who leads the Blue and White Party, both made glaring errors during their airtime, with TV […]

Netanyahu’s Facebook page suspended over hate speech

Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on June 30, 2019. Credit: ODED BALILTY / POOL / AFP. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu got suspended from Facebook this week after a long string of racist statements. Critics have accused the premiere of race-baiting ahead of the hotly contested elections, which are set […]

Obama envoy says Netanyahu ‘encouraged’ plan that included settler withdrawal

Martin Indyk, a former US ambassador to Israel and the second of the Obama administration’s three Mideast peace envoys, on Saturday said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not giving the true facts in his claim that he’d stopped an effort by rival Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party to support an Obama-era settlement […]

PODCAST: Will Netanyahu’s attempt to suppress the Palestinian vote backfire?

In the lead up to the Sept. 17 elections, Benjamin Netanyahu has escalated his racist incitement against Palestinians. The +972 Podcast talks to Adalah’s Sawsan Zaher about how these attacks are affecting Palestinian voters. Joint List party leader Ayman Odeh films Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a discussion on the so-called camera law at the […]

Netanyahu contributing to imminent destruction of Israel

IRNA – Secretary-General of the International Conference for the Intifada of Palestine stated that the Palestinian fighters are counting on to teach an unforgettable lesson the Zionists, and noted that the Zionist regime’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is greatly contributing to Israel’s destruction as soon as possible for keeping himself in the power. Hossein Amir […]

Facebook sanctions Netanyahu’s official page over hate speech

Following outrage over a message on his official Facebook page telling voters “Arabs want to annihilate us all,” Facebook has suspended the chatbot feature of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s page. According to reports, the message was suspended over its violations of Facebook’s hate speech codes. The suspension was reportedly put in place for 24 hours, […]

How the rising power of the Arab electorate is thwarting Netanyahu

The prime minister didn’t reckon with the rising power of the Arab electorate. For the first time, he’s seeing his anti-Arab incitement stymied by old-fashioned realpolitik. By Meron Rapoport An Arab woman casts her vote at a polling station in the city of Lyd on October 22, 2013. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90) Netanyahu probably did not […]

Netanyahu: Israel Might Launch Full-Scale Gaza War "Before The Elections"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears ready to risk launching a major Middle East war rather than see his chances of re-election to a record fifth term dwindle.  Desperately trying to shore up more votes ahead of Tuesday’s election by trying to “out-hawk” his opponents in the center-right Blue and White Party, he said Thursday Israel will […]

Netanyahu and the two-state derision

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his plans, if elected, to annex the Jordan Valley and immediately apply Israeli sovereignty over it. To anyone who has observed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the years, this decision should come as no surprise. While Israel has illegally occupied the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem since […]

Haaretz/Israel: Adelsons told Police Sara Netanyahu is ‘Crazy’ and ‘Decides Everything’

“She’s completely crazy,” said Sheldon Adelson, publisher of the Israel Hayom daily. “She was compulsive about photos of herself and how she looked. She said ‘I’m the first lady, I’m a psychologist and I teach children about psychology.’ … She would tell my wife that if Iran attacked it would be her fault … because we didn’t publish good […]

Once a surefire tactic, anti-Arab incitement is no longer working for Netanyahu

The prime minister didn’t reckon with the rising power of the Arab electorate. For the first time, he’s seeing his anti-Arab incitement stymied by old-fashioned realpolitik. By Meron Rapoport An Arab woman casts her vote at a polling station in the city of Lyd on October 22, 2013. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90) Netanyahu probably did not […]

Netanyahu Claims Iran Had ‘Secret’ Nuclear Weapons Facility

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled what he claims was a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear weapons facility. To back up his claim he showed a satellite image of what he said was a site south of Isfahan where Iran conducted experiments to develop nuclear weapons. He further accused Tehran of hiding the evidence by […]

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