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#Benjamin Netanyahu

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 18 September, 2020

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.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'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.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Israel prime minister 'confident' Trump will support West Bank annexation

Israeli annexation of West Bank territory would be highly controversial.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

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.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 21 February, 2020

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.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 27 December, 2019

'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 - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu forced to take shelter at rally after rocket launched from Gaza strip

The rocket launch came during a campaign rally.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 12 December, 2019

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.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'It's a tainted investigation': Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction as he's indicted on fraud and bribery

The Israeli prime minister has called the allegations part of a witch-hunt.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Israel left in suspense as exit polls predict deadlock in general election

Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning he will enter into negotiations to establish a “strong Zionist government”.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Israel approves new West Bank settlement just days before election

The move was announced by Benjamin Netanyahu.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory Israel This post contains videos

Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory

Tánaiste Simon Coveney described the move as a “dangerous political commitment”.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 2 September, 2019

Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah

Israel and Hezbollah have exchanged fire along the Lebanese border.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 17 June, 2019

Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

Israeli prime minister inaugurated the new settlement on Sunday.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Israel votes to hold new elections after Netanyahu fails to form government

Parliament voted 74-45 in favour of dissolving itself and setting elections for 17 September.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Netanyahu set to remain Prime Minister as rival concedes defeat

The win would likely see ‘Bibi’ become the longest-serving leader of the country.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 25 March, 2019

Israel vows to respond 'with force' after seven injured by rocket fired from Gaza Strip

The property was located in around 20km north of Tel Aviv.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

It is the third such recommendation against the premier in recent months.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Explainer: why the resignation of an Israeli Minister over a ceasefire could spell trouble for Benjamin Netanyahu

The move has thrown the ruling Likud government into turmoil, opening up the chance of early elections.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Explainer: Why has Jeremy Corbyn attracted controversy for attending a wreath-laying ceremony?

The Labour leader has been accused of antisemitism after images emerged of him attending the ceremony in 2014.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud and breach of trust

Netanyahu himself is under investigation on suspicion of corruption offences.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Shrinking Sea of Galilee set for top-up after lowest water levels in 100 years reported

Last year Israel’s water authority said the body of water, hit by years of drought, had reached its lowest level in a century.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 8 June, 2018

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 28 May, 2018

From The42 Chelsea owner Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen - report Development

Chelsea owner Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen - report

The country’s Law of Return gives every Jew, or child or grandchild of a Jew, the right to Israeli citizenship on demand.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 30 April, 2018

Israel's Netanyahu says he has proof of Iran's 'secret' nuclear weapons plan

Iran has dismissed Netanyahu’s allegations on nuclear weapons ahead of a renewed Iran deal.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Israeli police recommend charging Prime Minister Netanyahu with bribery and corruption

Netanyahu addressed the nation as the news broke tonight, proclaiming his innocence.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 22 January, 2018

'No decision made' amid reports Israel may close Dublin embassy in cost-cutting move

The Ballsbridge mission is the only embassy in western Europe that is slated for closure.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu's son apologises after discussing gas deal outside strip club

A recording of the conversation also includes talk of strippers and prostitutes.

Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Coveney’s last meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister last year was not overly successful.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 8 September, 2017

Israel prime minister's wife facing charges of fraud for allegedly overspending public funds

It’s alleged that Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife spent over $100,000 in public funds on private meals at the prime minister’s official residence.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 1 May, 2017

Hamas has significantly 'softened' its stance on Israel

The Palestinian organisation launched a new policy document today in which it steps back from calling for Israel’s ‘destruction’.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Theresa May is first in line as world leaders gear up to meet President Trump

Trade deals will be high on the agenda, as May looks to US-UK cooperation post-Brexit

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 2 January, 2017

Police arrive at Netanyahu's home to question him in corruption investigation

Ahead of their arrival, the Israeli prime minister denied any wrongdoing and told his political opponents to put any “celebrations” on hold.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 12 November, 2015

EU says products made in Jewish settlements can no longer have 'Made in Israel' label

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the EU should be ashamed, comparing the move to Nazi-era pratices.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Hillary Clinton is getting really friendly with Israel and wants to strengthen its 'military edge'

The presidential hopeful says the countries have “an unbreakable bond”.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Saturday 3 October, 2015

WATCH: 45 seconds of awkward silence at the United Nations

Benjamin Netanyahu knows how to get noticed at the UN.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Israel makes a U-turn on plan to put Jews and Palestinians in segregated buses

The ban was only introduced today and was quickly met with condemnation.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Netanyahu holds onto his job ... after right-wing group backs new coalition

The Israeli Prime Minister now has a knife-edge majority of just one seat.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 23 March, 2015

Israeli PM apologises for saying Arabs 'voting in droves'

“The rule of the rightwing is in danger,” Netanyahu warned, in a last minute pre-election video to supporters.

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