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.
Mandelblit rejected the arguments about incompetence and about Netanyahu being weaker as a transitional prime minister, and called the question of whether he could form a new government theoretical.
Comments from state prosecutor’s office comes amid allegations of contradictions in Hefetz’s testimony after release of transcripts by Channel 12
An examination of what Netanyahu has said recently in the interviews and his own broadcasts found that not everything the prime minister has said has been entirely accurate.
Fifty-six percent of the Israeli public thinks that there is a small chance that a candidate besides Netanyahu will form the next government.
Will PM end-run on comptroller c’tee work to get legal fees paid for by others?
“I hear our neighbors from the north, south and east threatening to destroy us,” Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu said that in a “systematic and consistent manner” Israel was working to prevent its enemies “from establishing attack bases in our vicinity.”
"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."
Can Netanyahu’s decisive election victory help save him from being forced out of office when the final indictment comes down?
What does annexing West Bank settlements mean? How would it affect Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and the general geography of the Jewish state?
PM, day before elections, says POTUS 'answered another of my important requests.'
“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.”
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.
Bibi’s triumph with Trump on the Golan was overshadowed by the rockets of Hamas.
“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.”
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.
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.
Netanyahu also attacked Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, saying leading the country “is not for them,” because they do not understand the Iranian threat.
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.
In February the State Comptroller indirectly revealed a new potential piece to Case 3000 that the police had not investigated.
“The road to peace is further undermined by this shameful approach,” tweeted Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs.
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.
Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to hold evidence until April 10th, the day after elections.
The prime minister responded to an Instagram post from Israeli actress Rotem Sela, who said the government must stop delegitimizing its Arab citizens.
Netanyahu said he visited Afghanistan. He meant to say he visited Azerbaijan.
For all Israelis, no matter where they stand on the political spectrum, this is not a day to be proud of.
Does he want to make headlines? Is he introspective? Is he distracted?
Netanyahu on corruption charges: "This house of cards will collapse."
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.
How the Bezeq-Walla Affair will play out in court.
'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.
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.
"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.”
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.
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.
Thursday’s meeting in Moscow was believed to have been postponed to allow Netanyahu to deal with the political situation in Israel.
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.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting on Sunday Israel's relationship with the U.S. is at its apex.
“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.
"Poles cooperated with the Germans" during the Holocaust, Netanyahu said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that Israel acted against Iran on Monday.
Prime minister says he will meet other leaders as well, though he did not give any names
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"It is critical that we continue to deny Iran establishing a base in Syria."
In mid-January, State Comptroller Joseph Shapira referred the issue to Mandelblit for legal consideration.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Netanyahu received illegal funding from his cousin, Nathan Milikowsky, amounting to $300,000.
"They does their work professionally and with dedication," he said in a statement.
There are two dramatic announcements Netanyahu would like to postpone until after the nation casts its ballots a week before Passover.
PM calls Brazil an ‘ally, says new president ‘different’ from his public image.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez held a meeting in the Brazilian capital.
Former state attorney Moshe Lador said earlier this month that any scenario besides an indictment against Netanyahu “is not realistic.”
“I expect to receive Bolsonaro with the same spirit and friendship with which he received me."
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.
"This is the first time an Israeli Prime Minister visits Brazil."
Can the opposition repeat the Left's success of 1992 in making corruption a central issue?
Netanyahu’s tough week on multiple fronts ends with news: His likely pre-hearing indictment will come before the next election.
The Attorney-General says he will make a decision “quickly,” likely before the next election
When the Defense Ministry became available, Bennett said his Bayit Yehudi party would leave the coalition if he was not appointed to head it.
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.
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.
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.
Three new timetables for the election were set in place by the news of the past week, and they all coincidentally overlap.
The prime minister had wanted to accept donations from his cousin, businessman Natan Milikovsky, and businessman Spencer Partridge.
Netanyahu made a previously unannounced trip to Brussels as concern in Jerusalem mounts over precision missiles in Hezbollah’s hands.
The premier also dismissed the investigations into him as a "witch hunt."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to a bakery for his latest video.
The decision to publish the results of the investigation comes on the final day of Police Chief Roni Alsheich.
"Sometimes it's worth it to wait," he wrote. "Wait for our Hanukkah video on Sunday night."
Navot Tel-Zur will likely head up the new team.
The Prime Minister's Office said the ties would be focused on agriculture, water, solar energy and technology, among other fields.
David Keyes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman for foreign media, was accused in mid-September by at least 10 women of sexual misconduct.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, however, said an early election will happen this coming March.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the public at 8 p.m. on Sunday as his coalition potentially hangs by a thread.
Netanyahu's coalition was brought to the brink of collapse last week when Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resigned,
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Avigdor Liberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party fell to seven seats in the poll, taken in the hours after his resignation as defense minister.
"I am ready to leave my position tomorrow as prime minister, but I have no one to leave the keys with," Netanyahu reportedly said.
"This [plot] is destined to fail because the public will not let such a thing happen," Netanyahu said.
Bibi's comments were delivered on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.
Speaking at a pre-Rosh Hashanah event for the heads of local authorities, Netanyahu said that Israel was a “rising world power.”
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.
Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu are providing two cancer-stricken youth with a chance at a dream come true.
A statement released on behalf of Netanyahu said that "nothing new was presented to the prime minister today."
The same magazine said the country is also perceived as the world’s most religious state, followed by Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The Knesset Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women criticized the report, saying bigamy should be allowed in some cases.
Netanyahu blamed Sara's indictment on the media, which he said has been trampling his wife's image for more than 20 years.
John Mulaney shares photo of prime minister working out in Paris.
“I think the entire world, as we do, prays for the success of this effort.”
"The media reports about the prime minister's instructions given to me during my term as head of the Shin Bet are incorrect."
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."
New recordings revealed in Case 2000 may have few repercussions.