Politics Benjamin Netanyahu

  • *Israel buying three new submarines from Germany's ThyssenKrupp. *Netanyahu's lawyer retained by ThyssenKrupp's Israel agent. At one level the issue is straightforward: Israel wanted to replace some of its aging submarines and maintain its military edge against potential threats like Iran, so it ordered three new submarines, costing $1.5 billion, from...

  • *Mexico, China make conciliatory noises. *Questions on climate change, Iran, Syria, NATO and trade. LONDON, Nov 9- World leaders offered to work with Donald Trump when he takes over as U.S. president, but expressed anxiety over how he will handle problems from the Middle East to an assertive Russia and whether he will carry out a number of campaign threats.

  • *Mexico, China make conciliatory noises. *Questions on climate change, Iran, Syria, NATO and trade. In the election campaign, he voiced admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, questioned central tenets of the NATO military alliance and suggested Japan and South Korea should develop nuclear weapons to shoulder their own defence burden.

  • Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak

    The Iran nuclear deal is flawed, but Israel is under no existential threat, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said.

  • Ehud Barak: Iran deal a bad deal but a done deal

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, talks about tensions in the Middle East, Israel's relationship with the U.S. during President Obama's time in office, and his "mixed feelings" over the Iran deal.

  • *Investors wary of regulatory uncertainty in Israel. TEL AVIV, Oct 5- They once pulled the strings of Israel's economy, but now the country's most influential tycoons are reeling under a popular backlash against corporate power and selling assets in a regulatory squeeze. About a decade ago, as Israel's corporate debt market was just getting started, there was...

  • *Investors wary of regulatory uncertainty in Israel. TEL AVIV, Oct 5- They once pulled the strings of Israel's economy, but now the country's most influential tycoons are reeling under a popular backlash against corporate power and selling assets in a regulatory squeeze. About a decade ago, as Israel's corporate debt market was just getting started, there was...

  • Former President of Israel, Shimon Peres.

    Shimon Peres, who led Israel as prime minister and president in an enduring six-decade political career, died on Tuesday, NBC News reports.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 26- Backers of Israel's massive Leviathan natural gas field signed a $10 billion deal on Monday to supply 1.6 trillion feet of gas to Jordan's National Electric Power Company. The deal marks a significant step forward in Israel's efforts to exploit its offshore gas reserves, although it is still looking for a partnership with Egypt or Turkey, or...

  • In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Democratic nominee for U.S. president Hillary Clinton at the W Hotel in Union Square September 26, 2016 in New York City.

    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to NBC.

  • *U.S. to provide Israel $38 bln in military aid over 10 years. Deal phases out Israel ability to spend 26.3 pct locally. JERUSALEM, Sept 20- Israel's defence industry faces layoffs, closures and a scramble to set up shop in the United States following the signing of a new U.S. military aid package that phases out Israel's ability to spend a quarter of the funds on its own...

  • *U.S. to provide Israel $38 bln in military aid over 10 years. Deal phases out Israel ability to spend 26.3 pct locally. JERUSALEM, Sept 20- Israel's defense industry faces layoffs, closures and a scramble to set up shop in the United States following the signing of a new U.S. military aid package that phases out Israel's ability to spend a quarter of the funds on its own...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The United States will give Israel $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade, the largest such aid package in U.S. history, under a landmark agreement signed on Wednesday. Those include Israel's promise not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be guaranteed annually in the new package, and to phase out a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The United States will give Israel $38 billion in military aid over a decade, the largest such aid package in U.S. history, under an agreement disclosed this week and signed on Wednesday. The deal, whose details were reported by Reuters earlier, will allow Israel to upgrade most of its fighter aircraft, improve its ground forces' mobility and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that a new $38 billion aid package will help ensure Israel can defend itself from threats, commenting in a statement on the 10- year memorandum of understanding between the two nations.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the new pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington's closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said. Those include Israel's agreement not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the new pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington's closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said. Those include Israel's agreement not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be...

  • *Israel originally sought upwards of $4.5 billion a year. WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and the new 10- year pact is expected to be signed as early as Wednesday, sources close to the matter told Reuters. Those include Israel's agreement not to seek additional funds...

  • *Israel originally sought upwards of $4.5 billion a year. WASHINGTON/ JERUSALEM, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10- year pact is expected to be signed this week, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Those include Israel's agreement not to...

  • *Israel originally sought upwards of $4.5 billion a year. WASHINGTON/ JERUSALEM, Sept 13- The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10- year pact is expected to be signed within days, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Those include Israel's agreement not to...