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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Will Ofra be destroyed?

One of the largest cities in Binyamin, Ofra, recently lost its zoning permit for large swaths of the city. Arutz Sheva went to find out why.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2016, 6:22 PM

Watch: 'I care more about Palestinians than their own leaders'

In an address posted on Facebook, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reveals the truth about Hamas, and calls on Gaza to help its own people.Rachel Kaplan, 8/11/2016, 5:54 PM

Prime Minister, President honor Jabotinsky at memorial ceremony

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu described the vision of a "State of Israel, as a guardian of the free world against radical Islam."Rachel Kaplan, 8/4/2016, 8:45 PM

Justice Minister: Enough with bullying from Likud

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked explains her call for haredim to become journalists, while touching on party tensions with the Likud.Ido Ben Porat and Rachel Kaplan, 8/2/2016, 3:01 PM

Minister: Netanyahu will throw Bennett out of government

In an off-the-record interview with Arutz Sheva, a Cabinet minister warned that Education Minister Bennett's jibes come with a high price.Uzi Baruch, 7/31/2016, 2:08 PM

Knesset Chairman urges all 'decision-makers' to visit Amona

Yuli Edelstein: "As long as the basic premise is destruction, nothing good will come out of it, not for Jews and not for Arabs."Eliran Aharon, 7/28/2016, 8:11 PM

Bennett: Netanyahu hid terror tunnels from the Cabinet

Education Minister Naftali Bennett harshly accuses PM Netanyahu, in the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge and the recent terror wave.Rachel Kaplan and Uzi Baruch, 7/26/2016, 10:42 AM

Attorney General: The public trusts me

As the Constitution Committee calls for more transparency in the Justice Ministry, AG Mandelblit hits back.Uzi Baruch, 7/18/2016, 2:31 PM

Bennett slams Netanyahu: Israel wasn't meant to be a shelter

Jewish Home chair attacks PM's plan to surround Israel with fences, asserting Zionism should be based on Judaism not survival.Hezki Baruch, 2/9/2016, 7:12 PM

'We will encircle all of Israel with a security fence'

PM Netanyahu tours construction of security fence along eastern border with Jordan, stresses Israel must 'defend itself from predators.'Nitsan Keidar, 2/9/2016, 5:14 PM

Netanyahu attacks Arab MKs: 'There is a limit'

'There is something called national honor,' PM charges at Arab MKs as controversy continues over their meeting with terrorists' families.Hezki Baruch, 2/8/2016, 7:36 PM

Chief rabbis demand PM keep 'Jewish Consciousness' in rabbinate

In letter to PM, Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef insist transferring Jewish Consciousness dep't from IDF Rabbinate will cause 'ruin.'Hezki Baruch, 2/3/2016, 7:12 PM

Netanyahu blasts minister's attack on Reform Jews

PM stresses Reform Jews are 'part and parcel' of Jewish people and deserve respect after Yariv Levin slams them for assimilation.Cynthia Blank, 2/3/2016, 6:01 PM

PM vows to pass 'democratic and necessary' NGO Transparency Law

Netanyahu questions criticism from those who 'usually support transparency'; Shaked blasts charge law is 'undemocratic' as 'irresponsible.'Cynthia Blank, 2/1/2016, 7:41 PM

Netanyahu to head ministerial committee on 'settlements'

Judea-Samaria to remain under Defense Minister's authority despite protests from Jewish Home.Hezki Baruch, 1/25/2016, 6:03 PM

PM: Israel to authorize return of evicted Hevron residents

Netanyahu says process to authorize Hevron homes will begin today, and stresses Israel's support for 'settlements under attack.'Nitsan Keidar, 1/24/2016, 1:04 PM

NYT editorial praises US envoy's criticism of Israel

The New York Times accuses Israel of trying to 'preclude a Palestinian state,' says its response to Shapiro's critiques were 'unfair.'Cynthia Blank, 1/24/2016, 7:48 AM

Netanyahu meets with Biden, Kerry in Davos

Despite tension over 'settlements' this week, Israeli PM has 'friendly' meeting with US VP; two discuss Mideast security and strategy.Cynthia Blank, 1/21/2016, 2:09 PM

Bicycle 'with Netanyahu's DNA' being auctioned for $200 thousand

Tel Aviv municipal worker advertises Tel-O-Fun bike PM rode three years ago as still having Netanyahu's 'DNA sample' on it.Cynthia Blank, 1/21/2016, 10:26 AM

Former Likud minister slams Netanyahu's 'passivity'

Gideon Sa'ar blasts PM's approach of 'repetition and inaction,' asserting it will only continue to hurt Israel strategically.Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2016, 6:04 PM

Netanyahu associates accuse Bennett of stealing ideas

Following Jewish Home chair's remarks at INSS conference Tuesday, sources close to PM say his ideas were taken from Cabinet meetings.Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2016, 3:46 PM

EU passes controversial anti-Israel resolution

EU agreements with Israel will no longer apply to areas over 1949 Armistice lines, but EU stresses this 'is not a boycott' of Israel.Cynthia Blank, 1/18/2016, 9:20 PM

Dani Dayan to remain envoy candidate to Brazil indefinitely

Even is Brazil officially refuses Dayan, Netanyahu won't back down from choice, and will instead leave Brazil without representation.Cynthia Blank, 1/13/2016, 10:56 PM

'I expect MKs Saadi and Smotrich to condemn terror'

PM Netanyahu says he expects all MKs to condemn rampant Arab terror, but that Smotrich should also come out against 'Jewish terror.'Ido Ben Porat, 1/4/2016, 7:04 PM

Netanyahu: We oppose all murder, we are against all violence

PM rejects criticism of remarks made at site of Tel Aviv shooting attack, says law enforcement in Arab communities must be strengthened.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2016, 12:58 PM

How long will Israel wait for Dayan appointment to be approved?

Dani Dayan and PM to hold face-to-face meeting Thursday over Brazil's delay in approving his ambassadorial appointment.Nitsan Keidar, 12/31/2015, 9:44 AM

Development in Arab sector - if illegal building stops

Cabinet approves 5-year plan to promote development of Israel's minority population on condition illegal construction halted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2015, 10:02 PM

Netanyahu: 'No comparison' between Arab and Jewish terror

At Cabinet meeting, PM says attempts to tie Religious Zionism to extremism is a 'great injustice' to 'valuable part of Israeli society.Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2015, 12:52 PM

Ex-Likud minister: I'm not an actor in Netanyahu puppet theater

Gideon Sa'ar hints he will make no play for Likud leadership in upcoming primaries, as Moshe Kahlon calls for the two to join forces.Ido Ben Porat, 12/24/2015, 12:47 PM

Netanyahu: Israel is under a continuing onslaught of terror

'The whole world is awash with terror, but we will overcome,' PM says at 90th birthday party of former Likud minister Moshe Arens.Eliran Aharon, 12/23/2015, 10:16 PM

Netanyahu makes formal push to move up Likud primaries

In letter to Likud member, PM stresses need for 'stability,' urges members to advance primaries and help 'protect Israel.'Cynthia Blank, 12/23/2015, 4:42 PM

Netanyahu: We are in 'determined struggle' against terror

At Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu addresses ongoing terror wave as well as efforts to integrate haredim into workforce.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2015, 1:59 PM

Lapid blames Herzog for Wednesday's Knesset pandemonium

Yesh Atid chairman attacks: 'Instead of demanding government do its job, we are letting it drag us out into a schoolyard fistfight.'Cynthia Blank, 12/17/2015, 1:25 PM

Opposition leader refuses to step down from Knesset podium

Knesset discussion on poverty turns fiery as Herzog unleashes fury on Prime Minister for not condemning 'incitement' against Rivlin.Cynthia Blank, 12/16/2015, 6:54 PM

Netanyahu welcomes Argentina's 'change of direction'

New Argentinian gov't's decision not to abide by deal with Iran may improve Israel's relations with all of South America, PM says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2015, 1:02 PM

Trump postpones trip to Israel

Following outrage from MKs, Republican candidate backtracks on trip to Israel, says he will meet with PM after becoming 'President of US.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2015, 2:41 PM

Netanyahu's dog bites two at Likud candle lighting

Adopted pup Kaiya attacked Likud MK Sharren Haskel and husband of Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely at Hanukkah ceremony in Jerusalem.Cynthia Blank, 12/10/2015, 7:36 AM

Netanyahu defends meeting with Trump

While PM 'rejects' US presidential candidate's remarks about Muslims, he will meet with Trump to stress importance of US-Israel alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2015, 8:24 PM

Netanyahu meets with Macedonian Prime Minister

Netanyahu and PM Nikola Gruevski marks twenty years of diplomatic relations.Shoshana Miskin, 12/9/2015, 6:26 PM

Trump considering visit to Temple Mount

Sources say the presidential candidate has already tasked his staff with determining feasibility of visit to the holy site.Nitsan Keidar, 12/9/2015, 5:16 PM

IDF soldiers' salaries to increase by 50 percent

Government approves substantial pay raise for IDF soldiers; 'No more appropriate time than on eve of Hanukkah,' says Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 12/6/2015, 1:25 PM

Netanyahu: The other side needs to decide if they want peace

'Israeli will not be a binational state,' Netanyahu stresses after US Secretary of State accuses Israel of risking its Jewish character.Hezki Baruch, 12/6/2015, 12:21 PM

Israel 'marks' hostile EU countries after labeling row

Foreign Ministry aims to create 'obstacles' in work with Palestinians for European countries who pushed hard for 'settlement' labeling.Cynthia Blank, 12/3/2015, 10:14 AM

Knesset Speaker: Exposing PM's statements is 'disrespectful'

Yuli Edelstein backs up Netanyahu after the latter warns Likud members against leaking recordings of closed meetings to the public.Moshe Cohen, 12/3/2015, 9:23 AM

Furious Netanyahu warns Likud members against leaking recordings

Prime Minister tells Likud faction meeting that someone caught recording closed talks is on fast track to ending his political career.Ido Ben Porat, 12/3/2015, 8:38 AM

Netanyahu must divulge list of talks with Israel Hayom owner

Jerusalem court sides with Channel 10 in petition to prove long-alleged Israel Hayom bias toward the Prime Minister.Cynthia Blank, 12/2/2015, 9:16 PM

PM: 'Many opportunities' between Vietnam and Israel

Netanyahu meets with Vietnamese delegation after signing of memorandum of understanding on diplomatic dialogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2015, 7:53 PM

PM: We stand on our right to live in Jewish, democratic state

On 68th anniversary of UN voting to recognize a Jewish state in Israel, Netanyahu announces plans to resume work on Jewish State Law.Cynthia Blank, 11/29/2015, 1:09 PM

'A strong Likud Central Committee chair can send Netanyahu home'

Welfare Min. Haim Katz tells Likud ministers he plans to run for chairman; official postulates he'll gain support as he poses no threat.Cynthia Blank, 11/29/2015, 12:25 PM

PM vows: 'Not one meter' will be transferred to PA

Facing down angry Likud ministers, Netanyahu promises there are no plans to deliver land from Area C in Judea-Samaria to Palestinians.Nitsan Keidar, 11/29/2015, 11:41 AM

Former Air Force commander to head Mossad?

PM's Office rushes to deny reports Maj. Gen. Ido Nehoshtan will be tapped to direct Israel's national intelligence agency.Cynthia Blank, 11/29/2015, 10:57 AM

Netanyahu greets Greek PM; 'Two countries with ancient roots'

Netanyahu greets Greek PM Alexis Tsipras in Jerusalem, stresses the 'natural affinity' between eastern Mediterranean's two democracies.Cynthia Blank, 11/25/2015, 10:58 PM

Kerry returns to Israel after a year

US Secretary of State will meet with Netanyahu to discuss calming tensions between Israel and Palestinians.Cynthia Blank, 11/18/2015, 10:04 PM

PM offers French leader Israel's solidarity against terror

Netanyahu and Hollande agree to discuss fight against terror in meeting at upcoming climate conference in Paris.Cynthia Blank, 11/18/2015, 9:27 PM

Netanyahu, Putin to discuss Syria at Paris summit

In phone call, Israeli PM offers condolences to Russian President over confirmed ISIS attack on Russian plane in Sinai.Cynthia Blank, 11/18/2015, 4:46 PM

'Bibi freezes and Bennett is silent'

Leaders of Judea-Samaria towns warn that by silently going along with PM's building freeze, Jewish Home not meeting needs of constituents.Cynthia Blank, 11/12/2015, 12:42 PM

Israel suspends meetings with EU over 'settlement' labeling

EU envoy to Israel informed Jewish state will not participate in several scheduled talks because of EU's new 'discriminatory' practice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2015, 8:28 PM