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#Benjamin Netanyahu

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Gaza ceasefire agreement holds overnight
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Gaza ceasefire agreement holds overnight

Nov 22nd 2012, 8:09 AM 2,027 Views 38 Comments

Twelve rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip overnight but the Israelis did not retaliate and the ceasefire remains in place this morning.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation
# Tensions
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# Tensions

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Nov 18th 2012, 10:55 AM 5,556 Views 163 Comments

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Israel set for January election after dissolution of Knesset
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Israel set for January election after dissolution of Knesset

Oct 16th 2012, 2:57 PM 2,193 Views 38 Comments

A date has been set for an early general election after coalition partners reached a deadlock over of austerity measures for the country’s upcoming budget.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister calls for early elections
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Israeli Prime Minister calls for early elections

Oct 10th 2012, 11:29 AM 2,202 Views 63 Comments

The date for the election is likely to be set next week when the parliament reconvenes for its winter session.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Video: Israeli PM uses 'bomb' diagram to warn of Iran nuclear threat
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# Israel

Video: Israeli PM uses 'bomb' diagram to warn of Iran nuclear threat

Sep 27th 2012, 7:37 PM 9,107 Views 310 Comments

Benjamin Netanyahu used a white card with a cartoon-style bomb on it to illustrate the threat he says is posed by Iran’s uranium enrichment programme.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Column: Politicians’ private lives make a difference. We should pay attention.
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Column: Politicians’ private lives make a difference. We should pay attention.

Aug 1st 2012, 7:00 AM 2,511 Views 36 Comments

Personalities can tell us about values – which is why we should follow what’s said and done behind closed doors, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 6 July, 2012

Clinton holds 'productive' talks with Palestinian leader
# Palestine
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# Palestine

Clinton holds 'productive' talks with Palestinian leader

Jul 6th 2012, 5:36 PM 2,169 Views 9 Comments

Clinton met with Abbas on the sidelines of a Friends of Syria meeting in Paris. Eamon Gilmore was also in attendance.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Israel to build 300 new settlement homes in the West Bank
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Israel to build 300 new settlement homes in the West Bank

Jun 6th 2012, 9:28 PM 2,575 Views 77 Comments

Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are the heart of the current deadlock in efforts to strike a peace deal in the Middle East.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Election cancelled: Israeli PM calls off vote after coalition agreement
# Israel
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# Israel

Election cancelled: Israeli PM calls off vote after coalition agreement

May 8th 2012, 10:05 AM 744 Views 1 Comment

Benjamin Netanyahu will bring the main opposition party into a coalition government that will have a huge majority. It’s a move that will moderate his government’s hawkish tendencies.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu expected to declare early elections tonight
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu expected to declare early elections tonight

May 6th 2012, 11:15 AM 1,294 Views 5 Comments

Netanyahu’s government is the most stable Israel has had in years – but he faces pressure on domestic issues including the high cost of living and Palestine.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Palestinian PM pulls out planned meeting with Netanyahu
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Palestinian PM pulls out planned meeting with Netanyahu

Apr 17th 2012, 9:04 PM 1,475 Views 6 Comments

Salam Fayyad was due to hold what would have been the highest-level talks between the sides in two years.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Israeli forces evict settlers from building in West Bank
# Israel
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# Israel

Israeli forces evict settlers from building in West Bank

Apr 5th 2012, 2:50 PM 1,942 Views 25 Comments

Israeli security forces ended a week-long stand-off today, evicting dozens of Jewish settlers from an illegally occupied building in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 2 March, 2012

Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack
# No Bluffer
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# No Bluffer

Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack

Mar 2nd 2012, 9:06 PM 6,094 Views 122 Comments

The US president said both Israel and Iran recognise that when he says it is “unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say.”

# benjamin-netanyahu - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza

Jan 28th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,234 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 27 January, 2012

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East
# Diplomatic Relations
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# Diplomatic Relations

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East

Jan 27th 2012, 9:14 AM 1,072 Views 18 Comments

The Tánaiste will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his four day visit.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Talks break down between Israel and Palestine
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Talks break down between Israel and Palestine

Jan 25th 2012, 7:33 PM 1,410 Views 13 Comments

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said the talks had ended without any breakthrough.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Jewish newspaper owner suggests 'hit' on Barack Obama
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Jewish newspaper owner suggests 'hit' on Barack Obama

Jan 22nd 2012, 6:00 PM 6,165 Views 62 Comments

Andrew Adler has been forced to apologise for proposing the assassination of the “unfriendly to Israel” US president.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 21 November, 2011

Israel orders shutdown of Israeli-Palestinian radio station
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# Israel

Israel orders shutdown of Israeli-Palestinian radio station

Nov 21st 2011, 1:21 PM 1,398 Views 39 Comments

Officials and the station’s operators said the move was politically motivated and part of a broader assault on democracy.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes
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# Whoops

Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes

Nov 9th 2011, 9:57 AM 1,926 Views 1 Comment

And one other that had far reaching implications for its protagonist: Brian Cowen…

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Sarkozy "called Netanyahu a liar"
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# Liar

Sarkozy "called Netanyahu a liar"

Nov 8th 2011, 12:19 PM 1,285 Views 29 Comments

The remarks were overheard by a number of journalists while they waited to watch Sarkozy and Netanyahu talk during the G20 summit.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Gaza militants offer ceasefire as attacks continue
# Gaza
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# Gaza

Gaza militants offer ceasefire as attacks continue

Oct 30th 2011, 11:49 AM 315 Views 30 Comments

Ten people have died this weekend in some of the worse violence in the area in months.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to be released after five years
# Gilad Shalit
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# Gilad Shalit

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to be released after five years

Oct 11th 2011, 8:35 PM 532 Views 34 Comments

Shalit was captured in 2006 and has been held since then by Hamas militants, with little known of his condition.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 7 October, 2011

Quartet to meet this weekend in bid to revive Middle East peace talks
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Quartet to meet this weekend in bid to revive Middle East peace talks

Oct 7th 2011, 5:51 PM 79 Views 1 Comment

The meeting comes amid international pressure to reach a peace deal following Palestine’s request for UN recognition as a state last month.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Israel welcomes new peace talks plan with Palestinians
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Israel welcomes new peace talks plan with Palestinians

Oct 2nd 2011, 3:13 PM 201 Views 12 Comments

However, the office of Benjamin Netanyahu said there were still “concerns” about the proposals to resume stalled talks.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Israeli government approves 1,100 new homes in east Jerusalem
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# East Jerusalem

Israeli government approves 1,100 new homes in east Jerusalem

Sep 27th 2011, 3:13 PM 289 Views 13 Comments

The move is sure to heighten tensions, which are already high following a Palestinian move last week to seek United Nations membership.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 23 September, 2011

Israeli leader invites Palestinian president to talks today
# Israel
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# Israel

Israeli leader invites Palestinian president to talks today

Sep 23rd 2011, 9:19 PM 531 Views 63 Comments

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council says it will meet on Monday to examine the Palestinian application for full statehood recognition and membership.

Palestinian leader set for historic claim of statehood
# Palestine
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# Palestine

Palestinian leader set for historic claim of statehood

Sep 23rd 2011, 7:29 AM 521 Views 45 Comments

Mahmoud Abbas will today formally apply for full recognition for Palestine from the United Nations.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood
# Palestine
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# Palestine

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood

Sep 21st 2011, 8:56 AM 307 Views 16 Comments

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will present a letter to the UN Security Council later, seeking recognition for an independent state.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 29 August, 2011

Seven wounded in Tel Aviv attack
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# Israel

Seven wounded in Tel Aviv attack

Aug 29th 2011, 11:19 AM 144 Views 6 Comments

Israeli police say a man hijacked a taxi and drove to a police checkpoint in Tel Aviv where he stabbed several people.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 15 August, 2011

Israel approves construction of 277 new homes in West Bank
# Settlements
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# Settlements

Israel approves construction of 277 new homes in West Bank

Aug 15th 2011, 2:33 PM 446 Views 27 Comments

A further 277 apartments in a Jewish settlement deep inside the West Bank have been approved for construction.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Israel agrees to negotiate Palestinian border
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Israel agrees to negotiate Palestinian border

Aug 2nd 2011, 1:53 PM 1,545 Views 2 Comments

Netanyahu wants unconditional talks but is willing to discuss Obama’s proposals for an agreed swap of territories.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Netanyahu appeals for peace on Arab TV
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Netanyahu appeals for peace on Arab TV

Jul 21st 2011, 6:29 PM 541 Views 32 Comments

Israel’s Prime Minister has promised “the beginning of a new era” during an interview with Arabic media – the first of its kind.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 1 July, 2011

Gaza flotilla banned from leaving Greek ports
# Flotilla 2
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# Flotilla 2

Gaza flotilla banned from leaving Greek ports

Jul 1st 2011, 5:53 PM 602 Views 33 Comments

Greece’s Civil Protection Ministry has ordered the coast guard to “take all appropriate measures” to implement the ban.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Israeli PM Netanyahu's son directed abuse at Muslims on Facebook
# Not Clever
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# Not Clever

Israeli PM Netanyahu's son directed abuse at Muslims on Facebook

Jun 26th 2011, 2:01 PM 1,902 Views 21 Comments

Yair Netanyahu is a spokesman for the military and it is not the first time Israeli Defence Forces have misused the site…

# benjamin-netanyahu - Monday 6 June, 2011

'$10,000 if your relative dies': how the Syrian regime 'paid' protesters to storm Israeli border
# Golan Heights
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# Golan Heights

'$10,000 if your relative dies': how the Syrian regime 'paid' protesters to storm Israeli border

Jun 6th 2011, 4:21 PM 744 Views 20 Comments

Syria’s opposition party claims that the under-fire regime of president Bashar Assad paid protesters to storm the border at the Golan Heights yesterday, promising money to the families of those who died.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Fourteen people now dead as Israel opens fire on Syrian protesters along border
# Golan Heights
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# Golan Heights

Fourteen people now dead as Israel opens fire on Syrian protesters along border

Jun 5th 2011, 5:50 PM 731 Views 10 Comments

Local doctors confirmed the death toll as Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters who stormed the border into the Golan Heights which Israeli seized from Syria in 1967.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Saturday 4 June, 2011

Palestine agrees to Middle East peace talks in France - but will the USA and Israel be there?
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# Peace Talks

Palestine agrees to Middle East peace talks in France - but will the USA and Israel be there?

Jun 4th 2011, 5:05 PM 287 Views 0 Comments

Israel has not replied to the French invitation as hopes of a Palestinian state being recognised by the United Nations appear to be floundering.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Palestinians hope to defy Obama and seek UN recognition for state
# Middle East
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# Middle East

Palestinians hope to defy Obama and seek UN recognition for state

May 24th 2011, 10:03 AM 269 Views 0 Comments

The US is likely to veto it, but Palestine may still proceed with ambitious plans to seek full membership of the United Nations.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Little hope of Middle East resolution as Netanyahu rejects Obama's 'unrealistic' view of region
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# Israel Palestine

Little hope of Middle East resolution as Netanyahu rejects Obama's 'unrealistic' view of region

May 21st 2011, 3:11 PM 265 Views 0 Comments

Having begun the week looking at ways in which to move things forward in the Middle East, Barack Obama appears to have done little to appease either Israel or Palestine.

# benjamin-netanyahu - Friday 13 May, 2011

US' Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell set to resign
# Resigning
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# Resigning

US' Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell set to resign

May 13th 2011, 4:59 PM 485 Views 0 Comments

The former special envoy to Northern Ireland, who was key player in the Good Friday Agreement, is said to be stepping down for personal reasons.