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Netanyahu Has Some Expensive Habits

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli prime minister's reported penchant for scented candles is setting off a stink. Maariv daily on Monday slammed Prime Mi...

The Once And Future King

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, The Associated Press JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was expected to win a third term Tuesday in the first electi...

Why Bibi Is Not Intimidated by Obama

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.23.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

No Israeli prime minister has ever been as American as Bibi. And yet no prime minister has so successfully resisted the pressure from the leader of a country he loves so much for a country he loves even more.

Obama Avoids Meeting With Netanyahu

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

By Matt Spetalnick and Allyn Fisher-Ilan WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Sept 11 (Reuters) - In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said...

Netanyahu: Israel Would 'Have To Act' To Secure Syrian Chemical Weapons

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel would "have to act" if the Syrian regime collapses and there's a risk Syria's chemical weapons and missiles could fall into t...

Israel's Least Appreciated Prime Minister

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I'm not sure which is sadder, that Yitzhak Shamir died or that people didn't really know that he was still alive. For Shamir certainly was Israel's least appreciated Prime Minister amid presiding over some of the state's greatest achievements. He kept the people safe.

Former Israeli PM Against Iran Strike

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — A former Israeli prime minister added his voice Sunday to a growing chorus of Israeli officials against a military strike on Iran's ...

Bibi Asked To Explain Luxury Trips Abroad

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's state comptroller has questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over allegations of taking lavish, privately paid trips abroa...

Sarkozy Reportedly Blasts Israeli PM As 'Liar'

Posted 01.08.2012 | World

In a meeting with Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy confided in the U.S. president that he thinks Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netany...

Netanyahu Defends Israel Settlements Construction After Obama's Criticism

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the renewed international uproar over new settlements in a contested part of Jerusalem one day aft...

Netanyahu Fails To Convince Livni To Form Unity Coalition

Haaretz | Mazal Mualem, Yair Ettinger and Nadav Shragai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu failed to persuade his centrist rival, Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni, to join him in a broad coalition F...

Israel's Election Day: Not a Change We Can Believe In

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

All three of Israel's candidates for Prime Minister belong to an era that should be receding behind us, not popping up in our ballot boxes again and again.

Courage Needed

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shunit Harpaz

A courageous leader would spark the enthusiasm towards peace. The Israelis are in a down spiral, but with the right leadership they could bounce back hungry for peace as ever before.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert To Resign In September

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held a special press conference on Wednesday at 8 p.m. where he announced he will not run in the Kadima primary scheduled t...

Israeli PM denies taking illicit donations from American

AP | STEVEN GUTKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert denied fresh accusations that he illegally accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from a U.S. ...