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# Benjamin Netanyahu

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Richard Boyd Barrett defends remarks labelling Israel a ‘filthy, racist regime’
The People Before Profit TD made the remarks at the weekend and claimed that Israel is a ‘psychopath’ State.
Last month
November 2023
Elon Musk visits Israel amid growing accusations of antisemitism on his social media platform X
Musk today met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he toured a kibbutz that was attacked by Hamas on 7 October.
Gaza hospitals run out of fuel as fighting rages and EU condemns Hamas' use of 'human shields'
A Médecins Sans Frontières surgeon said there was no water, power, food, or internet at Al-Shifa hospital.
The director of Al-Shifa hospital said it is "totally surrounded and bombardments are going on nearby".
The Israeli Defence Forces pledged to aid the evacuation of babies from the hospital.
In a televised address, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that his country's battle against Hamas would continue with "full force".
Holly Cairns: What Israel is doing in Gaza is beyond horrific - we cannot stand idly by
Gaza health ministry says premature babies at risk as main hospital under constant fire and running out of fuel
SF crowd chants 'free Palestine' as ambassador to Ireland receives rapturous applause at Ard Fheis
McDonald there is a growing view that the issue of sanctions and consequences for Israel has to be addressed.
Israel rules out ceasefire as Gaza health officials say over 11,000 now killed in conflict
Daily humanitarian pauses, which Israel has agreed to, are expected to begin today.
US President Joe Biden welcomed the pauses as a "step in the right direction".
Tens of thousands of civilians have streamed out of devastated northern Gaza in recent days.
Bobby McDonagh on Israel/Gaza: 'Peace requires both sides to accept that they can never win'
Fierce combat rages in Gaza City amid growing calls for ceasefire
Israel agrees to four-hour daily humanitarian pauses to allow civilians to flee Gaza
US President Joe Biden asked Prime Minister Netanyahu to institute the daily pauses on Monday.
This year
Israeli PM Netanyahu says fighting in Gaza will be 'long and difficult'
Netanyahu addressed the media at a press conference this evening.
Rishi Sunak tells Benjamin Netanyahu 'we want you to win' during visit to Israel
The UK Prime Minister also welcomed the decision to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.
Israeli ambassador says it's a 'shame' some Irish politicians have Palestine flags on social media
‘I think it’s a shame that they don’t comment and they’re very silent whenever an Israeli has been killed,’ said Dana Erlich.
Israel MPs approve controversial judicial reforms in face of protests
Critics fear the changes will undermine Israel’s liberal democracy by removing checks and balances on the executive.
Israel's Netanyahu announces 'pause' to judicial reforms after mass protests
A controversial plan to hand more control to politicians and diminish the role of the Supreme Court has ignited an unprecedented wave of protests.
Palestinians in West Bank count cost of unprecedented settler rampage
Hundreds of troops were sent in a day after the fatal shooting of two Israelis in the West Bank triggered a settler rampage in a Palestinian town.
Israel announces measures against 'families of terrorists' following attacks
Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “strong” and “swift” response to attacks carried out by two Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
Last year
Israel swears in Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of new far-right government
Netanyahu, 73, is fighting corruption allegations in court.
Israeli PM Lapid concedes defeat to Netanyahu in election
‘The state of Israel comes before any political consideration,’ Yair Lapid said.
Benjamin Netanyahu on cusp of Israeli election victory with far-right allies
With around 87 percent of the vote counted, initial results put former premier Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc ahead.
Benjamin Netanyahu poised to return as Israel's PM despite corruption charges
Projected election results showed a majority government was within reach for the veteran right-winger.
Initial projection shows Benjamin Netanyahu's party finishes first in Israel vote
It’s the fifth election in less than four years.
Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ‘negotiating plea deal in corruption case’
Netanyahu is on trial for fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate cases.
All time
Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister
Naftali Bennett, a 49-year-old former Israeli Special Forces soldier and hardliner was declared the new prime minister last night.
Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM
Centrist Yair Lapid and ultranationalist Naftali Bennett have joined forces and agreed to rotate the premiership between them.
Opposition parties step up efforts to oust Netanyahu with unity government
Centrist Yair Lapid has until Wednesday at 8:59 GMT to form a government.
Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador
212 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 61 children, and more than 1,400 wounded.
The UN Security Council is to meet today, while EU leaders are to discuss the escalating violence.
An Oireachtas Committee was told that Israeli demolitions of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank have increased by 90% this year, and offered a number of reasons why this was happening.
Irish MEPs have strongly criticised the EU response and called for an immediate end to the violence.
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.
Israel's Netanyahu loses mandate to form a government, now opening doors for rivals
Netanyahu, on trial over corruption charges he denies, had a 28-day window to secure a coalition following the March 23 vote, Israel’s fourth in less than two years.
Biden to restore $235m in US aid to Palestinians, reversing Trump
The Palestinian leadership hoped that the aid would mark the start of a concerted effort by Biden to pressure Israel.
Israel's president invites Netanyahu to form a government
The current incumbent’s party won the most seats in an inconclusive election.
Corruption trial of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gets underway
Netanyahu denies wrongdoing in the case.
Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain
Netanyahu described yesterday’s projected results as a “huge win for the right” and his Likud party.
Israel reopens restaurants, bars with 40% of country fully vaccinated
Nearly five million people have received one dose.
Israel's Netanyahu denies corruption charges as trial resumes
The combative 71-year-old PM, who has previously blasted the charges as “fabricated and ludicrous”, spent just 20 minutes inside the courtroom today.
Israel's government collapses as Prime Minister Netanyahu refuses to back 2020 Budget
The dissolution of parliament, the Knesset, could see elections held as early as March 23 2021.
Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice
Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.
'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation
The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.
Israel prime minister 'confident' Trump will support West Bank annexation
Israeli annexation of West Bank territory would be highly controversial.
Exit polls show Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote
It’s unclear whether the Israeli leader could secure a parliamentary majority as he prepares to go on trial.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'
The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.
'A giant victory': Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu wins party leadership contest
This gives the embattled leader a boost ahead of the country’s third election in less than a year.
Benjamin Netanyahu forced to take shelter at rally after rocket launched from Gaza strip
The rocket launch came during a campaign rally.
Israel's parliament paves way for third election in 12 months
Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz have been unable to form a government.