Politics Benjamin Netanyahu

  • Undeniably a connection between bombing attack and Erdogan's decision to get involved in the Syrian war

    Turkey "grasping at any straw" to defend itself against Islamic State and establish domestic stability, says CNBC's Hadley Gamble.

  • Chris Christie has signed legislation that would bar the state's public pension fund from investing with companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. "Israel is the beacon of democracy in a region that is constantly in turmoil," Christie said. Christie said New Jersey does $1.3 billion in trade with Israel every year and called the Middle Eastern...

  • JERUSALEM, June 13- Israel agreed to made it easier for challengers to the country's dominant banks on Monday and required its top two lenders to sell their credit card businesses to further boost competition. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon was elected last year with a promise to shake up the banking sector, dominated by Hapoalim, Leumi and Discount, which...

  • CNBC update: Baghdad bombing, Fallujah shooting

    A suicide car bomb attack ripped through a commercial area in Baghdad killing at least 15 civilians; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a scene of an attack in Tel Aviv; Iraq releases footage showing airstrikes targeting ISIS positions in Fallujah, reports CNBC’s Sue Herera.

  • MOSCOW, June 7- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had not "definitively" canceled either the South Stream or Turkstream European gas export pipeline projects but needed a clear position on them from Europe. Russia froze talks on Turkstream, which aimed to increase Russian gas exports to southern Europe via Turkey, after a Sukhoi Su-24...

  • MOSCOW, June 7- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had not "definitively" cancelled either the South Stream or Turkstream European gas export pipeline projects but needed a clear position on them from Europe. Russia froze talks on Turkstream, which aimed to increase Russian gas exports to southern Europe via Turkey, after a Sukhoi...

  • JERUSALEM, May 31- The head of Israel's parliamentary finance committee, Moshe Gafni, said on Tuesday he will summon Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug to an emergency session to discuss poor first-quarter economic growth. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a multi-year budget for 2017-2018, partly aimed at...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

    Many Israelis view the U.S. presidential contest as a choice between a predictable option in Clinton and a volatile one in Trump.

  • CNBC update: Freddie Gray verdict, Mideast talks

    The Baltimore officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of assault and reckless endangerment and one count of misconduct in the death of Freddie Gray; Iraq’s Prime Minister tells his countrymen the military operation to retake the city of Fallujah from ISIS militants has begun; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes the French Prime Minister to Israel, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • LONDON, May 17- Just over five weeks before a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union, the message from opinion polls is simple: It is impossible to predict how Britons will vote on June 23. Opinion pollsters that failed to forecast both Prime Minister David Cameron's unexpectedly decisive election victory and the result of Israel's...

  • *Israel seeks more than U.S. offers five months into talks. JERUSALEM/ WASHINGTON, May 3- Negotiations meant to enshrine U.S. defense aid for Israel over the next decade have snagged on disputes about the size, scope and fine print of a new multibillion-dollar package, officials say. Israel is seeking up to $10 billion more than the current 10- year package and...

  • *Germany says "America first" is no answer to post-Cold War world. LONDON, April 28- Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception...

  • JERUSALEM, March 27- Israel's Supreme Court blocked a controversial plan to develop the country's natural gas fields on Sunday, dealing a blow to energy companies operating in the eastern Mediterranean and drawing fire from the government. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal last year with Texas- based Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Group that...

  • Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel's government on Sunday to demonstrate its commitment to a two-state solution to end the conflict with the Palestinians and said settlement expansion is weakening prospects for peace. "Israel's government's steady and systematic process of expanding settlements, legalizing outposts, seizing land, is eroding in my...

  • *Top 3 banks control 73 pct of Israel's credit supply. TEL AVIV, March 8- Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon took the job promising consumers to cut the cost of banking, just as he once did for mobile phones. The resulting dispute between Kahlon and Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug is causing unease on financial markets.

  • JERUSALEM, March 1- Fizzy drinks maker SodaStream has raised the prospect of moving work back to the West Bank after the Israeli government refused to extend work permits for its remaining 74 Palestinian workers. SodaStream, which had promoted the idea of workplace co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians, moved its plant from the Israeli-occupied...

  • Brooklyn, New York

    Israel is cutting public transportation fares in what will be a welfare program that actually works.

  • CNBC update: J.P. Morgan workers encouraged to enjoy life

    John Kerry meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the process to end Syrian civil war; Pakistan mourns victims of attack; and J.P. Morgan Chase requires employees to take weekends off.

  • A file photo of The White House through the front fence.

    Monday's meeting will be clouded by the controversy following Netanyahu's appointment of a new spokesman who has spoken derisively about Obama.

  • History of US-Israel relations

    Dennis Ross, "Doomed to Succeed," author discusses the relationship between the United States and Israel as tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East.