Tag Archives: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Calls On Trump To Condemn Nazis [VIDEO]

“On this matter, on Kanye West and that other unacceptable guest, I think it’s not merely unacceptable it’s just wrong. And I hope he [Trump] sees his way to staying out of it and condemning it. “I came out very strongly against that meeting with those anti-Semitic rantings, which in the case of at least one of the participants seemed …

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Netanyahu Downplays Plans To Roll Back LGBTQ Rights

Haaretz reports: Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu said in private talks on Friday that “There will be no harm to pride parades nor to the status-quo on LGBTQ rights,” following statements made by lawmakers from the Religious Zionism slate that they intend to work to cancel pride parades around the country. Sources in Likud said Thursday the party intends to cancel …

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Israeli PM Concedes As Netanyahu Declared Winner

The Times of Israel reports: As the final thousands of votes were being tallied Thursday evening, Prime Minister Yair Lapid called opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu to concede the race and congratulate him on his election victory. “The State of Israel is above any political considerations,” Lapid said. “I wish Netanyahu good luck for the people of Israel and the State …

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AP: Netanyahu Likely To Win “Comfortable Majority”

The Associated Press reports: Israeli election officials were tallying the final votes from national elections on Thursday, with former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking likely to reclaim the premiership with a comfortable majority backed by far-right allies. Netanyahu’s top partner in the government is expected to be the far-right Religious Zionism party. Religious Zionism has promised to enact changes to …

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Exit Polls Suggest Win For Netanyahu’s Right Wing Bloc

Reuters reports: Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared well placed to return to power after exit polls following Tuesday’s election showed his right-wing bloc heading for a narrow majority lifted by a strong showing from his far-right allies. Israel’s longest-serving premier, on trial over corruption charges which he denies, was poised to take 61-62 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, …

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Israelis Vote In Fifth National Election Since 2019

The Associated Press reports: For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis were voting in national elections on Tuesday, hoping to break the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years. Although the cost of living is surging, Israeli-Palestinian tensions are boiling over and Iran remains a central threat, the foremost issue in the …

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Netanyahu Brokers Deal With Anti-LGBTQ Extremists

The Times of Israel reports: MK Avi Moaz said Wednesday that his anti-LGBT Noam party would renew its union with the far-right Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit, giving up a solo run. The development came after Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu put personal pressure on Noam’s spiritual leader to do so. Zehava Galon, head of the left-wing Meretz party, criticized Netanyahu …

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Netanyahu Vows Return As Israeli Prime Minister

“This is an evening of great news for the many Israeli citizens. After a resolute fight from the opposition in the Knesset and much suffering of the Israeli public, it’s clear to everyone that the most failing government in the history of the country has finished its journey. “The government that relied on supporters of terrorism, that forfeited the safety …

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Netanyahu Rejects “Banned From Politics” Plea Deal

The Jerusalem Post reports: Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejected a plea deal that would ban him from politics for the next seven years, following a message from Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit that he was no longer prepared to conclude a deal and that Netanyahu could try with his successor. The moral turpitude clause that the prosecution insisted on …

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Protests Erupt Over Possible Plea Deal For Netanyahu

Haaretz reports: Hundreds of people protested on Saturday night in front of the home of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit in Petah Tikva against the prospect of a plea deal for former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the three cases against him. The demonstration was organized by protest movements “Inquiry Now” and “Crime Minister.” The protesters called to “investigate the AG” …

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REPORT: Netanyahu On Verge Of Accepting Plea Deal

The Times Of Israel reports: Prosecutors are reportedly fuming over reports that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been holding secret talks with the attorney general over a plea deal in his corruption trial, which is now said to be just awaiting Netanyahu’s final approval. Meanwhile, political forces believe a plea deal that removes Netanyahu from the political sphere could …

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Trump: Netanyahu Never Wanted To Make Peace

Barak Ravid writes for Axios: Former President Donald Trump contends that one big reason his “ultimate deal” between the Israelis and Palestinians collapsed is that then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu never wanted to make peace. “I don’t think Bibi ever wanted to make peace,” Trump told me in April, referring to Netanyahu by his nickname in a 90-minute, face-to-face interview …

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Netanyahu Shrugs At Trump’s “Fuck Him” Attack

Axios reports: Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday responded to an interview in which Donald Trump accused him of disloyalty, saying Israel’s alliance with the U.S. meant “it was important for me to congratulate the incoming president.” “I highly appreciate President Trump’s big contribution to Israel and its security. I also appreciate the importance of the strong alliance …

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Trump Rages At “Disloyal” Netanyahu: “Fuck Him”

The Times Of Israel reports: In comments released Friday, Trump said Netanyahu’s congratulatory message to Biden came too quickly after the election results were announced, results he continues to contest to this day. “Nobody did more for Bibi. And I liked Bibi. I still like Bibi,” Trump said. He was “the man that I did more for than any other …

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Netanyahu Mocks Biden “Falling Asleep” At Meeting

Mediaite reports: Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to mock President Joe Biden during a Facebook Live on Sunday, invoking a debunked video that was manipulated to look like Biden fell asleep during a meeting with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. “The videos on social media, however, have been misleadingly cropped: seconds later, longer footage shows that Biden responds to Bennett,” …

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BREAKING: Israeli Knesset Votes In New Government

The Washington Post reports: For the first time in 12 years, Israeli lawmakers voted Sunday to install a government led by someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu, breaking a two-year electoral deadlock, marking a likely shift toward the political center and ending — for now — the reign of the country’s longest-serving prime minister, and one of its most consequential. A …

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Netanyahu Vows To “Topple” Incoming Government

Haaretz reports: In the conclusion of his speech, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked the new coalition, focusing his criticism on Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party. Bennett is “fake right,” Netanyahu said, while praising Yamina member Amichai Shikli, who had promised to vote against the new coalition. “He isn’t the defector,” Netanyahu said. “You, Yamina members, are the defectors.” Netanyahu accused the …

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Today: Knesset Makes Final Vote On Ousting Netanyahu

The New York Times reports: The political fate of Israel’s longest serving leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to be decided on Sunday afternoon, when Parliament will hold a vote of confidence in a new government that would topple Mr. Netanyahu from power for the first time in 12 years. Mr. Netanyahu’s opponents hope that the vote, if it passes, will …

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Netanyahu’s Party Rejects Comparisons To Trump But Also Tweets “If This Isn’t Fraud We Don’t Know What Is”

Axios reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party rejected on Thursday the comparisons being made in the U.S. between his efforts to block a transition of power and those of former President Trump after the November 2020 presidential election. On the verge of being replaced after 12 years in power, Netanyahu has been working to delegitimize the incoming government …

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Netanyahu’s Allies Rain Death Threats On Opponents

Axios reports: On the verge of being replaced after 12 years in power, Netanyahu is waging a desperate, Trump-style campaign to de-legitimize the incoming government and accuse its leaders of perpetrating “the fraud of the century.” The situation has become so tense — with members of the Israeli Knesset facing death threats and demonstrations from angry Netanyahu supporters outside their …

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