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.

Knesset to vote on anti-Bibi bill

KAN reported on Sunday morning that preparations in Blue and White are underway for what the party will do once it leaves the coalition.


Has Netanyahu rendered Israel's defense establishment irrelevant?

PM has a worrying pattern of keeping the defense establishment in the dark about crucial defense deals.

Demonstrators protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside Prime Minister offic

Sympathy from Netanyahu? Not going to happen - comment

Comparing the media in Israel to North Korea, Netanyahu lashed out against the protests which he said trampled democracy and were an “incubator for the coronavirus.”

Benjamin Netanyahu

Is Israel going to elections? Here are Netanyahu’s 5 options

A look at what the under-pressure prime minister can do to avoid a fourth election in 19 months.


Three ways Netanyahu tries to delegitimize protests against him

PM has not engaged with protesters • Public Security Minister Ohana wanted police to block demonstration in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu's trial to start January 2021, calling witnesses 3 times a week

The judge in Netanyahu's case said it was impossible to hold a trial if Netanyahu's lawyers continue to complain about whether they are being paid.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu against the world - analysis

Netanyahu went through three elections to get 18 months in power to implement the annexation plan, and he is not going to squander it.


Will Netanyahu's trial take place in the courtroom or on the street?

The prime minister’s agents are trying to entrench a perception among the public that he is facing a political – rather than a criminal – trial.

SHAUL ELOVITCH appears in Jerusalem District Court Sunday at the start of their trial.

The other defendants in Netanyahu's trial could determine his fate

Who are Netanyahu's co-defendants, and how could they affect the outcome of the trial for the prime minister?

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Jordan Valley community of Mevo’ot Yericho in February

Is Netanyahu hoping for an ‘out’ from annexation?

National Affairs: The longer Israel waits on the fateful move, the more opposition it will face from the international community.

THE OUTSIDE of Jerusalem District Court, where the trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will t

The trial of the century begins as Netanyahu heads to court

Legal Affairs: The prime minister faces bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces that he will request immunity from Knesset, Jan. 1, 2020

Netanyahu: Settlement annexation after election

The prime minister said Blue and White leader Benny Gantz wouldn't annex without EU and Arab approval.


Netanyahu withdraws request for immunity, trial to start within weeks

"As I have done all my life, I will continue to invest all for the future of our country and for you, the citizens of Israel."

Benjamin Netanyahu and Yuli Edelstein at swearing in of 21st Knesset

Will Netanyahu bring down Yuli Edelstein with him? - Analysis

Edelstein, who lived in Gush Etzion for 20 years, thereby joined the community of accused "left-wing traitors" that includes hawks like Gideon Sa'ar, Moshe Ya'alon and President Reuven Rivlin.


Netanyahu pledges US support for West Bank settlement annexation

"We didn't return here [Judea and Samaria] just to leave it," Netanyahu said during a campaign visit to the Mitzpe Yericho settlement in the Binyamin region of the West Bank.


Netanyahu can stay prime minister for now - High Court

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.

Former Netanyahu aide Nir Hefetz

State Prosecutor's claim investigation against Nir Hefetz is legitimate

Comments from state prosecutor’s office comes amid allegations of contradictions in Hefetz’s testimony after release of transcripts by Channel 12

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Boc

Fact Check: Seven myths in Netanyahu’s recent statements

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.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Knesset ahead of the vote

Majority of Israelis expect Netanyahu to be the next PM - new poll

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 Netanyahu be able to avoid paying his legal bills?

Will PM end-run on comptroller c’tee work to get legal fees paid for by others?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an army exercise in the north on June 19th, 2019

Netanyahu to Israel's enemies: We have power to destroy, do not test us

“I hear our neighbors from the north, south and east threatening to destroy us,” Netanyahu said.

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."

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?

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.'

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.

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.”

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


Netanyahu set to meet Putin in Moscow before elections

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


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.

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.


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.

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.


Netanyahu completes embrace of Bolsonaro

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

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.


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."

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.

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."

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.


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


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.


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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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,

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?

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