Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Normalizing settlement? Not during election period

Government, Defense Ministry legal advisors oppose Mevo'ot Yericho normalization before elections.Mordechai Sones, Thursday, 1:11 PM

UN warns Israel over annexation plans

UN Spokesman: 'The secretary-general's position has always been clear: Unilateral actions are not helpful in the peace process.'AFP, Tuesday, 11:00 PM

Jordan reacts: 'Annexation would push region towards violence'

Jordanian Foreign Minister: 'Israeli sovereignty over Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea would push whole region towards violence.'Mordechai Sones, Tuesday, 10:39 PM

Barak: 'Cannabis industry positions waiting for Netanyahu'

Former Prime Minister Barak: 'After we relieve Netanyahu in week from post as Prime Minister, he has many vacancies just waiting for him.'Mordechai Sones, Tuesday, 10:19 PM

US responds to Netanyahu sovereignty announcement

Senior US official: 'No change in United States policy at this time; We will release vision for peace after Israeli election.'Mordechai Sones, Tuesday, 8:06 PM

Melcer rejects injunction to prevent PM 'dramatic announcement'

Election Commission Chairman accepts Likud statement that PM 'dramatic announcement' will be of news value, not election propaganda.Mordechai Sones, Tuesday, 6:16 PM

'Palestinians' furious: 'Stupid move'

PA PM refers to possibility Netanyahu will promise sovereignty in Judea and Samaria: 'Netanyahu chief destroyer of peace process.'Mordechai Sones, Tuesday, 5:36 PM

Odeh calls Netanyahu's overthrow 'national Palestinian goal'

Joint Arab List Chairman tells PA TV: Overthrowing Netanyahu major national goal 'because of his great impact on United States.'Mordechai Sones, 9/9/2019, 8:59 PM

Lapid: 'Bibi's become serial loser'

'The man who said, "What I want, I get", doesn't get. Didn't win elections. Didn't get majority in Knesset. Didn't form government.'Hezki Baruch, 9/9/2019, 5:47 PM

Aryeh Deri: 'Shas loyal to Netanyahu no less than Likud members'

Shas Chairman visits Netivot, 'Our Knesset Members equally loyal to Prime Minister, more than some of his Likud members.'Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2019, 10:01 PM

Netanyahu: 'You tried to curse and ended up blessing'

PM responds to recordings where he appears to intervene in Communications Ministry affairs after being forced to relinquish ministry.Mordechai Sones, 9/2/2019, 10:37 PM

Netanyahu shouts at Kara: 'Have you gone mad?'

Recordings of PM reveal how he allegedly tried to intervene in TV market when he was no longer serving as Communications Minister.Mordechai Sones, 9/2/2019, 8:46 PM

Journalist calls Netanyahu 'Disgusting tyrant'

Sharon Shpurer attacks Prime Minister and family. Likud: 'Incitement rages non-stop; all red lines crossed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2019, 7:18 PM

'The man in the Beirut bunker knows exactly why he's in bunker'

PM: 'We acted with determination and responsibility yesterday. We kept our citizens safe and also our soldiers.'Mordechai Sones, 9/2/2019, 5:23 PM

Netanyahu: The man behind the myth

Every human who rises to such levels of fame becomes mythological to a certain extent. But not too many know the story behind the myth.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2019, 5:16 PM

Stav Shafir satisfied: 'PA helping to thwart terror attacks'

'Democratic Union' candidate tours Gaza, attacks Prime Minister policy; says PA helping to thwart terror attacks.Mordechai Sones, 8/29/2019, 2:59 PM

'I hope Liberman won't be in next government'

Culture Minister Regev urges Gantz to reveal contents of cellphone: 'I wonder what's there that interests Iranians and Russians so much.'Mordechai Sones, 8/29/2019, 9:45 AM

'Case 4000 - false blood libel'

In scathing post on Netanyahu's FB page, alleged that publication of investigative transcripts by state witness proves Case 4000 lacks basisMordechai Sones, 8/27/2019, 10:02 PM

Yamina: 'You don't have to wait for planning committees'

Yamina after Netanyahu promise to build in Dolev: 'Only large, strong Yamina will assure Netanyahu order will be followed up.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2019, 5:13 PM

Left demands recess hearing

'Democratic Union' Party initiates special plenary hearing in recess: 'Right turning Israel from democracy to banana republic.'Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2019, 4:53 PM

Netanyahu: 'G-d has given us great opportunity'

'Almost-destroyed people mercilessly slaughtered; this nation today heads strong, robust, prosperous country - 1st of all by power of faith'Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2019, 4:15 PM

Middle East expert: Decision to disallow Tlaib visit 'sensible'

Professor Efraim Inbar: 'Netanyahu was facing lose/lose situation.'Eliran Aharon, 8/19/2019, 10:17 PM

PM and wife join Ukraine Pres in Babi Yar ceremony

PM Netanyahu and wife Sara, with Ukraine Pres. Zelensky, attend memorial ceremony for Ukrainian Jews murdered at Babi Yar during WWII.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2019, 8:16 PM

Netanyahu's Janus face and Israel's political impotence

Israel's government seems beholden to the EU and foreign powers.Walter Bingham, 8/16/2019, 6:50 PM

Netanyahu under pressure attacks Shaked

Prime Minister Netanyahu taunts former Justice Minister and Yamina Chairwoman Ayelet Shaked, calling her 'the new Tzipi Livni'.Mordechai Sones, 8/13/2019, 8:37 PM

Smotrich not dismissed from government

PM meets with Transport Minister after criticism; Netanyahu refrains from dismissing Smotrich or ousting from Cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 7:40 PM

'Yair Lapid mustn't be allowed to be Prime Minister'

PM attacks anti-haredi video posted by Lapid's party; Benny Gantz also criticizes his party leadership colleague.Mordechai Sones, 8/5/2019, 6:40 PM

Netanyahu promoting Arab construction in Area C

Cabinet ministers discuss approving building plans for Arabs in Area C alongside approving plans for Jews in Judea and Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 7/29/2019, 10:28 PM

Netanyahu, Gallant greet 121 new immigrants from Ukraine

121 new immigrants were first of 308 from Ukraine arriving in Israel on flights organized by International Fellowship of Christians and JewsMordechai Sones, 7/29/2019, 5:07 PM

Netanyahu strategy to obstruct New Right

PM summons Jewish Home Chair Peretz, pressing him to close deal with Otzma Yehudit in attempt to foil Shaked/Bennett Knesset comeback.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2019, 10:19 AM

'Netanyahu working to thwart large unification on Right'

Senior Right Parties Union official strongly attacks Netanyahu family over report PM pressing for union with Otzma before Shaked and BennettMordechai Sones, 7/23/2019, 10:08 PM

'We want quiet but prepare for battle'

President and PM participate in annual memorial for Protective Edge fallen. PM: We're committed to bringing back Shaul, Goldin, civilians.Mordechai Sones, 7/23/2019, 7:10 PM

'One or two parties, provided everyone's in'

'One or two parties on Right but without leaving fragments outside union; Media's killing Barak; We paid price for union with Kahlon.'Shimon Cohen, 7/22/2019, 5:57 PM

Is Israel on its way to a change? Netanyahu is worried

Gil Hoffman notes there is no chance there could be a repeat of the April 9th do-over.Israel News Talk Radio, 7/12/2019, 6:03 PM

Ayoub Kara: 'They tried to murder me because of Nationality Law'

'They look at me and think I'm the Druze Menachem Begin. I'm a continuation of Begin; I'm considered very right-wing, not only among Druze.'Mordechai Sones, 7/4/2019, 9:08 AM

'Trump asked if operation dangerous'

Prime Minister Netanyahu says he told US President about operation to bring Iran nuclear archive before operation.Mordechai Sones, 7/2/2019, 8:40 PM

'We hereby declare establishment of the State of Palestine'

How would Prime Minister and Knesset Members vote on motion to establish terror state in Israel's heartland?Mordechai Sones, 6/25/2019, 6:46 PM

Did Netanyahu propose rotation to Gantz?

Senior Blue and White officials claim PM was prepared for significant compromise before Knesset disbanded, but proposal was rejected.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2019, 9:28 PM

'No limit to the arrogance of the Left'

Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit's remarks about right-leaning voters arouse a wave of reactions; Barkat suggests Shavit apologize.Mordechai Sones, 6/20/2019, 10:46 AM

'In Smotrich's Land of Israel I won't stay a minute'

Shabtai Shavit: Netanyahu voters are people without knowledge, without understanding - people whose normative threshold is grass-high.Mordechai Sones, 6/20/2019, 9:57 AM

Likud's Liberman strategy: Ignore him

Likud decides not to attack Yisrael Beyteinu Chairman to reduce religion and state preoccupation, and facilitate post-election cooperation.Mordechai Sones, 6/18/2019, 10:28 PM

'Shocking rape shakes everyone's heart'

Prime Minister's first response to girl's rape: 'Courts must exhaust severity of law with everyone responsible for this terrible act.'Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2019, 6:21 PM

Netanyahu appoints Peretz and Smotrich ministers

Netanyahu informs Peretz and Smotrich he is entrusting them with Education and Transportation Ministries, cabinet membership and observer.Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2019, 5:34 PM

Netanyahu: What the media doesn't tell you about 'my Sara'

In a Facebook post, Netanyahu lists his wife's deeds: 'Aids children with cancer, bereaved families, lone soldiers, Holocaust survivors.'Binyamin Netanyahu, 6/15/2019, 11:39 PM

Netanyahu summons Peretz and Smotrich to meeting

Meeting expected to deal with PM's intention to offer two Right Parties Union heads education and transportation in transitional government.Mordechai Sones, 6/11/2019, 8:33 PM

Netanyahu lawyer says PM to appear before prosecutor in October

PMs lawyer says his client will appear before state prosecutor in early October over corruption allegations, after delay request rejected.AFP, 6/10/2019, 10:20 PM

PM slams Iran statement, acceleration of nuclear program

Netanyahu: 'Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons that threaten our existence and endanger the entire world.'Mordechai Sones, 6/10/2019, 6:25 PM

PM approves public gender separation in coalition agreements

Before Knesset disbanded, haredi demand was accepted to abolish prohibition on segregation between women and men in public places.Mordechai Sones, 6/3/2019, 9:06 PM

PM meets with Supreme Court Chief Justice and Deputy Justice

The three note importance of substantive and respectful dialogue between government branches.Mordechai Sones, 5/28/2019, 10:56 PM

Oh no, not new elections...

Tamar Yonah wonders why Prime Minister Netanyahu is trying to drag the State of Israel into another election.Israel News Talk Radio, 5/28/2019, 6:38 PM

Likud declares open season on Liberman

PM holds consultations with ministers, MKs in Likud; after ordering them not to attack Yisrael Beytenu Chairman, changes mind.Mordechai Sones, 5/27/2019, 10:50 PM

No agreements at Netanyahu-Liberman meeting

Senior Likud official says conversation ended in 'explosion'. Haredi parties said they received signals elections would be held.Mordechai Sones, 5/27/2019, 7:46 PM

Senior official: We won't allow religious Zionism to be trampled

Senior Right Parties Union source to PM: Even if agreement reached with Liberman, without Justice portfolio, party won't enter government.Mordechai Sones, 5/27/2019, 7:34 PM

Lapid: 'Netanyahu obstacle to unity'

Blue and White co-Chair: 'Public wants national unity government; Netanyahu obstacle to unity.'Mordechai Sones, 5/27/2019, 3:52 PM

Is Netanyahu really capable of forming a government?

Tamar Yonah thinks that Prime Minister Netanyahu's difficulties in setting up the new coalition are not accidental.Israel News Talk Radio, 5/23/2019, 12:58 PM

Will we get a government or another election?

It was a crazy week, but even at the end Netanyahu was still unable to form a government.Walter Bingham, 5/17/2019, 6:50 PM

Israeli PM sends brother on spy mission in Iranian movie

'Yohan Netanyahu', Mossad agent and Sayeret Matkal commando, was sent by brother into Iran on top-secret mission unknown even to Mossad.Mordechai Sones, 5/16/2019, 7:31 AM