Politics Benjamin Netanyahu

  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press conference as he attends the NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting in Brussels, Belgium on December 04, 2018.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at a conference in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan...

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • *$50 billion plan to be discussed next week in Bahrain. In Israel, Tzachi Hanegbi, a cabinet member close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called Palestinians' rejection of the $50 billion "peace to prosperity" plan tragic. But the lack of a political solution, which Washington has said would be unveiled later, prompted rejection not only from Palestinians but...

  • JERUSALEM, June 18- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Tuesday a U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy in Bahrain, and a source said a former Israeli general would be among the participants. The White House decided against including the Israeli government in the June 25-26 event in Manama after the Palestinians boycotted it, making do...

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Friday accused the U.S. of jumping "to make allegations against Iran."

  • DUBAI, June 14- Iran's foreign minister said on Friday that the U.S. allegations against Iran over the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks were part of "sabotage diplomacy" adopted by a so-called B Team, which he has said includes U.S. national security adviser John Bolton. #PlanB: Sabotage diplomacyincluding by zAbeShinzoand cover up its# EconomicTerrorism against Iran, "...

  • JERUSALEM, June 13- Israel's Finance Ministry proposed some temporary fixes on Thursday to curb the country's budget deficit, but said its hands are tied in taking stronger action that is needed until a permanent government is in place. For months Israel has been facing calls from its own central bank and organizations like the International Monetary Fund to...

  • JERUSALEM, May 30- Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government before a midnight deadline. Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for Sept. 17, to the alternative, under which President Reuven Rivlin could have asked another politician to...

  • JERUSALEM, May 30- Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline. Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for Sept. 17, to the alternative, under which President Reuven Rivlin could have asked another...

  • *Election set for Sept 17; Prior election was April 9. *Israel budget deficit reaches 3.8% of GDP in April. TEL AVIV, May 30- Israel's budget deficit problem is about to get bigger as the country heads for its second election this year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a new government.

  • JERUSALEM, May 30- Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline. Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for Sept. 17, to the alternative, under which President Reuven Rivlin could have asked another...

  • MELBOURNE/ SYDNEY, May 19- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor opposition that had been widely expected to win. Morrison's Liberal-led conservative coalition has won or is leading in 76 seats, the...

  • MELBOURNE/ SYDNEY, May 19- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor opposition that had been widely expected to win. Morrison's Liberal-led conservative coalition has won or is leading in 76 seats, the...

  • U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman sits next to White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner as he speaks during the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.

    White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said Thursday the Middle East peace proposal he is working on would be a "good starting point" to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he told Reuters on Wednesday that Trump could be lured into a conflict.

  • Khan said that if the next Indian government were led by the opposition Congress party, it might be too scared to seek a settlement with Pakistan over disputed Indian-controlled Kashmir, fearing a backlash from the right. This was despite the massive alienation that Muslims in Kashmir and Muslims in general were facing in Modi's India, said Khan, who took office...

  • Israel, Tel Aviv, Jaffa the old part of the city, overlooking the city center, the Mahmoudiya Mosque

    Roughly 6.3 million Israelis are expected to cast their ballots today in an election that will have major implications for both Israelis and Palestinians.

  • JERUSALEM, April 8- The Bank of Israel kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.25 percent for a third consecutive meeting on Monday and projected a slower pace of interest rate increases through 2020, with the next rise not likely until later this year. "At this stage there is uncertainty about several main factors that will impact on the policy in the near term the...