Leaders say Netanyahu's move will hurt Israel's image and create rift with Jewish Americans, warn that future MKs could be denied entry to U.S.
Benjamin (Binyamin) Netanyahu is the prime minister of Israel. Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv on October 21, 1949, to Tsilah and Benzion, a renowned historian. His older brother, Yonatan (Yoni), was killed in action while commanding the special forces rescue operation of Israeli hostages in Entebbe, Uganda.
Benjamin Netanyahu is married to Sara, with whom he has two sons. He has been married twice before and has a daughter from his first marriage. In 2009, he became a grandfather for the first time.
On February 14, 2018, Israel Police announced that there was sufficient evidence indicating Netanyahu took bribes in two separate cases and acted "against public interests."
Levi-Abekasis blasts Gantz, will go it alone ■ Green Leaf won't run ticket for first time in 20 years
Ashdod has been a bulwark of support for the prime minister and his Likud party, but on a recent visit Haaretz discovers growing discontent toward the country’s long-serving leader
Likud sources say the prime minister canceled the meeting in Moscow as main rival Gantz in talks with Yair Lapid to merge
Hosen L'Yisrael's chairman understands the chances of ousting Netanyahu are slim, and is focusing on fighting for the leadership of his bloc
Only the milk of certain Israeli Jewish mothers is missing, that essential vitamin without which a proud race cannot arise. Theirs is low-nationalism milk
Ministries and government offices blame each other while residents say they are used to broken promises
Israel will be Koch Disruptive Technologies’ first satellite office
Local leaders fear disagreement over responsibilities and a lack of coordination between the military and the national emergency authority damage Israelis' readiness for war
Move announced as Netanyahu meets central Europe officials after Visegrad summit in Israel torpedoed by Poland
Netanyahu is looking to a viciously supremacist party called Jewish Power to put his re-election campaign over the top
Israel’s ‘problem child’ parties pose an electoral dilemma for the right: Netanyahu needs their votes to win and is encouraging them to join forces – but no one wants to go through with it
In Hebrew, Netanyahu says he destroyed John Kerry’s peace plan, which his rival Benny Gantz pursued. So why does he portray himself as defender of the initiative in English?
Israel’s right-wing is seduced by European nationalists’ warmth toward the Jewish state, and their hostility toward Islam. But an illiberal Europe intolerant of minorities and pluralism is a disaster for Jews
Transfer freeze is attempt by Netanyahu to portray himself as the strong right against Gantz’s weak left ■ Any move Abbas makes to reduce prisoners’ payments will cause him a huge domestic crisis
The government is encouraging home building in the Arab sector by granting ex-post facto legal recognition to illegal building and transferring state land for Arab construction to solve the sector’s housing shortage
Poland, Hungary and Lithuania have all been laundered by the Prime Minister of History. But what Netanyahu has done goes much further than realpolitik and is ultimately unsustainable
Prime ministers from Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia will meet in conference hosted by Israel, which hopes to use intra-European conflict to gain leverage ■ Poland mulls pulling out over Israeli FM's comments
It’s hard to think of a point in time in our history – perhaps during the Ben-Gurion era – when the decision-making process was so concentrated in the hands of one person
Haaretz report reveals how Mossad enlisted Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, embroiled in one the prime minister's cases. What we're left with is either an ill-founded line of defense or a dangerous heritage of corruption
Netanyahu hopes his methodical use of incitement against the left and the media will rescue him from the long arm of the law
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Instead, Poland expected to send foreign minister to Visegrad summit ■ Israeli official on Polish PM's decision: We understand Poland is headed for elections soon
Speaking on sidelines of Munich Security Conference, main Netanyahu rival says his government would act to reach sustainable peace
The move followed a court challenge over the number of ministerial posts held by the prime minister
Oshrat Kotler was responding to a report on the five Israeli soldiers who were recently indicted for beating Palestinian detainees in revenge for the death of their comrades
Politicians, media, money and mafia-like conduct: An indictment in Case 2000 may include charges of bribery or breach of trust – but the corruption it represents goes much deeper
Severe overcrowding, coupled with a horrifically high birthrate, is already set to turn Israel into a living hell that will only get worse with an influx of Jewish immigrants
A string of mishaps and drama reveal the prime minister's true gift of political ambiguity
The latest diplomatic crisis with Warsaw shows that the controversial Israeli-Polish declaration about the law resolved nothing