Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's 9th prime minister, has been in office from 2009 and is currently serving his 4th term in the position which he also held from 1996-1999. Netanyahu previously served as Israel's embassador to the UN, Minister of Finance, Foreign Minister, Leader of the Opposition and is current the Chairman of the ruling Likud party.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a memorial service in memory of the fourth President, Ephr
Netanyahu vows preemptive strikes following reports of attack in Syria

Netanyahu said that in a “systematic and consistent manner” Israel was working to prevent its enemies “from establishing attack bases in our vicinity.”

Bennie Begin
Netanyahu hiding behind immunity is a corrupt thing to do – Bennie Begin

"In this act, the prime minister plans to abuse his personal needs using the governmental power he has been entrusted with, and he also makes others do the same."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/05/2019
WILL THE Submarine Affair eventually sink Netanyahu?
Legal Affairs: A win that ends his troubles?

Can Netanyahu’s decisive election victory help save him from being forced out of office when the final indictment comes down?

Netanyahu’s promise to annex the West Bank settlements, explained

What does annexing West Bank settlements mean? How would it affect Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and the general geography of the Jewish state?

By BEN SALES/JTA
09/04/2019
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) puts a hand on the back of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)
Netanyahu praises Trump for putting Iran's Revolutionary Guards on terror list

PM, day before elections, says POTUS 'answered another of my important requests.'

08/04/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) sits aside his wife, Sara
Netanyahu meets with LGBT activists, won’t promise push in coalition talks

“I hear you,” Netanyahu said at the meeting in his residence in Jerusalem. “I will act for you. I think it’s a humane step to take.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu announces Putin visit just after phone call on Syria

Both the Prime Minister’s Office and the Kremlin confirmed Tuesday that that a brief working meeting would now be held between the two leaders, just five days before the April 9th Israelis elections.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Diplomatic Affairs: Stealing Netanyahu’s thunder

Bibi’s triumph with Trump on the Golan was overshadowed by the rockets of Hamas.

28/03/2019
Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump
Trump signs document officially recognizing Israeli control over Golan

“Today I am taking historic action to promote Israel’s ability to defend itself, and really to have very powerful and very strong national security, which they are entitled to have.”

26/03/2019
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum
Did Netanyahu subtly slap Trump before leaving to DC? - analysis

Not only did Trump not greet Netayahu with a slap in the face, he recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in perhaps the ultimate embrace ahead of the April 9 election.

25/03/2019
Netanyahu arrives in Washington DC on key campaign stop

The centerpiece of his visit will be two meetings with US President Donald Trump. The first is a working meeting scheduled for Monday and the second is a dinner Tuesday evening.

24/03/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu climbs out after a visit inside the Rahav, the fifth submarine in
Netanyahu: I didn’t earn a single shekel from the submarines deal

Netanyahu also attacked Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, saying leading the country “is not for them,” because they do not understand the Iranian threat.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, March 10th, 2019
High Court to comptroller c'tee: Rethink forcing Netanyahu to pay for his own legal defense

Previously, the committee rejected Netanyahu's request to receive the donations and ordered him to return $300,000 to donors which he had received without the committee's approval.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu – if they go to trial, how will his corruption trials end?
A-G analyzing potential link between Netanyahu and ‘Submarine Affair’

In February the State Comptroller indirectly revealed a new potential piece to Case 3000 that the police had not investigated.

Anwar Gargash (R) and Benjamin Netanyahu (L)
UAE minister slams Netanyahu for 'repugnant' Jewish nation-state remarks

“The road to peace is further undermined by this shameful approach,” tweeted Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs.

13/03/2019
Yair Netanyahu arrives at court, December 10th, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu's son went to Brazil – and skipped the tab

Yair Netanyahu, son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left a hotel tab of $ 2,925, the hotel hasn’t been able to collect since December.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, March 10th, 2019
Benjamin Netanyahu's first indictment hearing set for July 10th at latest

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to hold evidence until April 10th, the day after elections.

Rotem Sela (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)
Netanyahu to Rotem Sela: Israel is not a country of all its citizens

The prime minister responded to an Instagram post from Israeli actress Rotem Sela, who said the government must stop delegitimizing its Arab citizens.

10/03/2019
Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a campaign speech on March 4, 2019.
Did Benjamin Netanyahu visit Afghanistan or get tripped up by a rhyme?

Netanyahu said he visited Afghanistan. He meant to say he visited Azerbaijan.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference, February 28th, 2019
For all Israelis Netanyahu's indictment is sad

For all Israelis, no matter where they stand on the political spectrum, this is not a day to be proud of.

03/03/2019
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, enjoy a moment with Russian President Vladimir
Netanyahu-Putin summit overshadowed by woes with Mandelblit

Does he want to make headlines? Is he introspective? Is he distracted?

01/03/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference, February 28th, 2019
Netanyahu, unfazed by indictment, vows to be prime minister for years

Netanyahu on corruption charges: "This house of cards will collapse."

Ayman Odeh: Benjamin Netanyahu belongs in jail

Labor leader Avi Gabbay said the time had come for Netanyahu to resign. He pleaded with him to not run his legal battle from the Prime Minister’s Office.

28/02/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu climbs out of the 'Rahav,' the fifth submarine in the navy's fleet
High Court rejects NGO petition to make Netanyahu a suspect in Case 3000

'The Submarine Affair' involved a deal with Germany over nuclear submarines in which certain top defense officials and Netanyahu officials allegedly illegally skimmed off the top.

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit
High Court rejects Likud petition to delay Mandelblit indictment decision

For several hours the entire legal and political establishments went on pause until Justice Noam Sohlberg rejected the request for a delay at around 4:00 p.m.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the 45th Israel mission of the Conference of Presidents
Netanyahu: U.N. set new hypocrisy record with Israeli war crimes allegation

"Israel rejects outright the report of the UN Human Rights Council, which sets new records of hypocrisy and lies, out of obsessive hatred of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem
PM blasts comptroller for denying access to funds for legal defense

State Comptroller Joseph Shapira is set to decide whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can accept donations from high-profile allies to pay for his legal defense in his corruption cases.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu waves at the crowd at the AIPAC Policy Conference in 2015
Netanyahu confirmed for AIPAC conference on heels of extremist rebuke

Netanyahu helped broker an agreement between the Bayit Yehudi and Otzma Yehudit parties to shore up the right-wing bloc. Otzma Yehudit is an offshoot of a political movement banned from Knesset.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/02/2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands as they a
Netanyahu, Putin meeting rescheduled for Wednesday

Thursday’s meeting in Moscow was believed to have been postponed to allow Netanyahu to deal with the political situation in Israel.

22/02/2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)
Netanyahu postpones trip to Moscow, new date to be set soon

No reason for the postponement was given, but an announcement from the Prime Minister's Office said that it was agreed upon by both sides.

21/02/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a cabinet meeting, February 17th, 2019
Netanyahu on eve of U.S. peace plan rollout: 'Our ties stronger than ever'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting on Sunday Israel's relationship with the U.S. is at its apex.

17/02/2019
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
Ehud Olmert to 'Post': Benjamin Netanyahu can and will lose election

“The parties that are battling against him... will have enough seats in order to block the possible creation of a government led by Netanyahu,” Olmert said.

14/02/2019
Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in New York.
Polish crisis likely over after Israeli clarification of Netanyahu comment

"Poles cooperated with the Germans" during the Holocaust, Netanyahu said.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
15/02/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara boarding the plane to Warsaw
Netanyahu confirms Israel attacked Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that Israel acted against Iran on Monday.

12/02/2019
US Vice President Mike Pence speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jersualem
Netanyahu to meet Pence, Pompeo this week in Warsaw at U.S. conference

Prime minister says he will meet other leaders as well, though he did not give any names

10/02/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, December 23rd, 2018
Who Is Benjamin Netanyahu?

Politician and Diplomat.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/02/2019
Netanyahu set to meet Putin in Moscow before elections

"It is critical that we continue to deny Iran establishing a base in Syria."

05/02/2019
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A-G: Netanyahu to return legal defense funds if Comptroller disapproves

In mid-January, State Comptroller Joseph Shapira referred the issue to Mandelblit for legal consideration.

Sara, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, arrives at a court hearing in fraud trial
Sara Netanyahu trial is no longer about her, but the Prime Minister

If the attorney-general was not about to announce an intent to indict the prime minister within approximately two weeks, the trial of his wife would be huge news.

Will Morocco be the next Muslim state to host Netanyahu?

During his historic visit to Chad on Sunday, Netanyahu said that there would be additional visits to Muslim countries, though he would not say when or where.

24/01/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit (R)
Netanyahu's lawyers seek to open criminal probe into leaks against PM

A letter said that "propaganda television channels are brain-washing [viewers] with a constant stream of false and non-contextual leaks from the criminal probes."

Netanyahu lawyers meet Mandelblit, say ensuring PM gets 'fair shake'

Mandelblit said he will inform Netanyahu's legal team soon about whether he will announce his initial decision regarding the prime minister's corruption cases before or after the elections.

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Comptroller refers PM legal defense funds issue to A-G

Netanyahu received illegal funding from his cousin, Nathan Milikowsky, amounting to $300,000.

Netanyahu defends Shin Bet in 'Jewish terror' case: No room for attacks

"They does their work professionally and with dedication," he said in a statement.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/01/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and  Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit
Netanyahu’s dream: Mandelblit should only be as accommodating as Trump

There are two dramatic announcements Netanyahu would like to postpone until after the nation casts its ballots a week before Passover.

07/01/2019
Netanyahu completes embrace of Bolsonaro

PM calls Brazil an ‘ally, says new president ‘different’ from his public image.

07/01/2019
PM Netanyahu in a tripartite meeting with Mike Pompeo and Honduran President Hernandes.
Honduras holding talks with Israel about opening embassy in Jerusalem

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez held a meeting in the Brazilian capital.

By REUTERS
02/01/2019
State attorney keeps open possibility of pre-election indictment of PM

Former state attorney Moshe Lador said earlier this month that any scenario besides an indictment against Netanyahu “is not realistic.”

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro salutes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Brazil’s move of embassy only a question of time, Netanyahu says

“I expect to receive Bolsonaro with the same spirit and friendship with which he received me."

30/12/2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)
Despite tensions, Netanyahu makes Vladimir Putin’s holiday greetings list

Every year since at least December 2015, Putin has sent out New Year’s greetings to heads of state and government. The list seems to give some indication of whom Putin deems important.

30/12/2018
PM Netanyahu receives highest national decoration for visitors in Brazil.
Netanyahu in Brazil: Israel is forming an alliance with a superpower

"This is the first time an Israeli Prime Minister visits Brazil."

By ALON EINHORN
28/12/2018
sraelis from the Druze minority together with others take part in a rally to protest
Analysis: Netanyahu corruption cases to take center stage in election

Can the opposition repeat the Left's success of 1992 in making corruption a central issue?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, December 16th, 2018
Why Benjamin Netanyahu's week may have gone from bad to worse

Netanyahu’s tough week on multiple fronts ends with news: His likely pre-hearing indictment will come before the next election.

20/12/2018
Decision on whether to indict Netanyahu on bribery charges coming fast

The Attorney-General says he will make a decision “quickly,” likely before the next election

19/12/2018
Knesset approves Netanyahu as defense minister

When the Defense Ministry became available, Bennett said his Bayit Yehudi party would leave the coalition if he was not appointed to head it.

Netanyahu must petition High Court to use donations to fund bribery defense

The prime minister had wanted to accept donations from his cousin, businessman Natan Milikovsky, and businessman Spencer Partridge, with his legal costs estimated at several million shekels.

Naftali Bennett (foreground) looks on as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C)
7% of Israelis like Netanyahu 'a lot' in defense portfolio, poll finds

The poll found that former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz could lead a new party to 16 seats, compared to 28 for Netanyahu's Likud.

16/12/2018
Computer
Netanyahu halts bill that would have created database of porn viewers

If a bill had passed Knesset, pornographic content would be filtered out of Israeli internet, but private citizens could opt out by providing their government ID and date of birth.

Preparations for 'Operation Northern Shield'
How IDF tunnel Operation Northern Shield changes the election timetable

Three new timetables for the election were set in place by the news of the past week, and they all coincidentally overlap.

06/12/2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem July 30, 2
Netanyahu barred from using donations to fund bribery legal defense

The prime minister had wanted to accept donations from his cousin, businessman Natan Milikovsky, and businessman Spencer Partridge.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pomeo (R)
Netanyahu delivers warning to Lebanon in meeting with Pompeo

Netanyahu made a previously unannounced trip to Brussels as concern in Jerusalem mounts over precision missiles in Hezbollah’s hands.

03/12/2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a Likud Hannukah candle lighting, December 2, 2018
Netanyahu: Police recommendations to indict me are ‘nothing’

The premier also dismissed the investigations into him as a "witch hunt."

WATCH: Netanyahu jokes about police probes in Hanukkah video

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to a bakery for his latest video.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/12/2018
Police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery, fraud in Case 4000

The decision to publish the results of the investigation comes on the final day of Police Chief Roni Alsheich.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, November 18, 2018
Netanyahu teases Hanukkah video: Sometimes it's worth the wait

"Sometimes it's worth it to wait," he wrote. "Wait for our Hanukkah video on Sunday night."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/11/2018
Netanyahu adds to legal defense team in corruption cases

Navot Tel-Zur will likely head up the new team.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Chad President Idriss Déby
Netanyahu to fly to Chad 'soon' to reestablish diplomatic ties

The Prime Minister's Office said the ties would be focused on agriculture, water, solar energy and technology, among other fields.

27/11/2018
DAVID KEYES (R) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L)
Report: Netanyahu aide to resign as sexual misconduct case to be closed

David Keyes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman for foreign media, was accused in mid-September by at least 10 women of sexual misconduct.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/11/2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) receives applause at a weekly faction meeting
Netanyahu, victorious, says coalition to stay intact for another year

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, however, said an early election will happen this coming March.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the members of the media in Tel Aviv
Netanyahu: Irresponsible to topple government at ‘sensitive security time’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the public at 8 p.m. on Sunday as his coalition potentially hangs by a thread.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, November 18, 2018
WATCH LIVE: Netanyahu addresses coalition crisis in televised speech

Netanyahu's coalition was brought to the brink of collapse last week when Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resigned,

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/11/2018
netanyahu liberman jerusalem attack
Analysis: How Gaza rocked the government and its defense minister

What is in store from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and when might he call elections?

By UDI SEGAL
15/11/2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu's hold on Knesset falls in polling after Liberman's resignation

Avigdor Liberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party fell to seven seats in the poll, taken in the hours after his resignation as defense minister.

Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu: I'm ready to leave but there's no one to replace me

"I am ready to leave my position tomorrow as prime minister, but I have no one to leave the keys with," Netanyahu reportedly said.

Saar Netanyahu
Netanyahu accuses former Likud Minister Sa’ar of putsch conspiracy

"This [plot] is destined to fail because the public will not let such a thing happen," Netanyahu said.

24/10/2018
Netanyahu: Israel will never again fail to preempt attacks

Bibi's comments were delivered on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.

16/09/2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu: Israel's standing on the rise without bowing to int'l pressure

Speaking at a pre-Rosh Hashanah event for the heads of local authorities, Netanyahu said that Israel was a “rising world power.”

30/08/2018
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting, June 17, 2018.
Supreme Court: Netanyahu-Mozes transcripts will not be made public

Prosecutors Yuval Yoaz and Shachar Ben Meir filed a request to the Israeli Supreme Court to publish the transcripts of conversations between Netanyahu and "Yedioth Ahronoth" publisher Arnon Mozes.

By AVISHAI GRINZAIG/MAARIV
01/08/2018
Netanyahu surprises two kids battling cancer with trip to World Cup game

Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu are providing two cancer-stricken youth with a chance at a dream come true.

Netanyahu denies probe accusations, says 'Case 4000 never happened'

A statement released on behalf of Netanyahu said that "nothing new was presented to the prime minister today."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a Likud faction meeting, July 2 2018
PM crows at Israel’s listing as world’s 8th most powerful state

The same magazine said the country is also perceived as the world’s most religious state, followed by Saudi Arabia and Iran.

09/07/2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting
Netanyahu: I won’t allow polygamy in the State of Israel

The Knesset Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women criticized the report, saying bigamy should be allowed in some cases.

09/07/2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu stand next to the dedication p
Netanyahu defends wife: Press has been trampling Sara's image for years

Netanyahu blamed Sara's indictment on the media, which he said has been trampling his wife's image for more than 20 years.

02/07/2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, May 27, 2018.
The comedian who caught Netanyahu at the gym

John Mulaney shares photo of prime minister working out in Paris.

14/06/2018
Netanyahu: If you stand with Trump on North Korea, oppose a nuclear Iran

“I think the entire world, as we do, prays for the success of this effort.”

Yoram Cohen
Former Shin Bet head: Netanyahu didn't 'specifically' ask to tap chiefs’ phones

"The media reports about the prime minister's instructions given to me during my term as head of the Shin Bet are incorrect."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a weekly cabinet meeting in May 2018.
Netanyahu to be questioned for 10th time on June 12

This comes after state witness Nir Hefetz, former spokesman for the Netanyahu family, provided new information in Case 4000, also known as the "Bezeq Affair."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusa
New materials revealed in Netanyahu probe, but few developments foreseen

New recordings revealed in Case 2000 may have few repercussions.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu faces electoral risk of being too successful

While the Likud party is soaring in the polls, the right-wing bloc as a whole hasn’t grown, scoring only 66 potential seats.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, board a plane
Leaving for Moscow, Netanyahu urges continued military coordination in Syria

"Our meetings are always important and this one especially so," said Netanyahu prior to boarding his plane to the Russian capital.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
09/05/2018
Likud activist calls for Nobel Peace Prize for Netanyahu

MK Hasson: If Obama got prize without making peace, so can Netanyahu.

02/05/2018
A photoshopped image of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from a speech April 30th, 2018.
Twitter pokes fun at Netanyahu's speech

Jokes and Photoshop jobs abound after prime minister's dramatic revelation.

01/05/2018
Netanyahu's full unveiling of Iran's secret nuclear program in text, video

"The atomic archive proves it."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
30/04/2018
WATCH: Netanyahu unveils secret Iranian nuclear program

"Iran's leaders repeatedly deny ever pursuing nuclear weapons," said Netanyahu. "Tonight I'm here to tell you one thing: Iran lied."

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