Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Barack Obama could hold a three-way summit during the US president’s upcoming visit, Israel’s deputy foreign minister said on Saturday. “During the visit of President Obama, a three-way summit could take place or even four-way with King Abdullah II of Jordan,”
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday formally asked incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new governing coalition following the January 22 general election. Netanyahu will initially have 28 days to form a coalition.
The acting editor of the Sunday Times is expected to apologise personally to the Board of the Deputies of British Jews for publishing a Gerald Scarfe cartoon that has provoked claims of antisemitism, after proprietor Rupert Murdoch branded it grotesque and offensive.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu performed far worse than expected in Israel’s national elections on Tuesday, according to exit polls, and while he remained likely to serve a third term, a surprise surge by a new centrist party indicated that he would be under pressure to form a more moderate governing coalition.
President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. secretary of defense is causing jitters in Israel, where some circles view the former Nebraska senator as unsympathetic or even hostile. Hagel’s positions on Israel’s two most pressing foreign policy issues
Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, has said he was resigning after being charged with fraud and breach of trust, Reuters news agency has reported. Lieberman made the announcement on Friday a day after being charged with fraud and breach of trust for promoting an ambassador.
If there’s anyone more sorry about Obama’s victory than Mitt Romney then it’s probably the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu. After four years of an increasingly testy relationship, which has seen unusual political friction between the White House and an Israeli government, Obama is now less constrained
Israel’s prime minister has called an early general election, which could come as soon as January, nine months ahead of schedule. Benjamin Netanyahu said the new elections for the 120-member Knesset – the Israeli parliament – would take place “as soon as possible.”
Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will call parliamentary elections as early as February, months ahead of schedule in a bid to capitalize on a wave of popularity and a fragmented opposition to guarantee his hold on power for several more years.
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday expressed solidarity on the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the White House said, amid signs of easing tensions over their differences on how to confront Tehran.