Latest Benjamin Netanyahu News

Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties

Jun. 24, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" with Jordan and the kingdom's commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories. Though billed as non-political, it's a...

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Jun. 24, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic language...

Israel opposition leader named head of Jewish Agency

Jun. 24, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's opposition leader has been appointed chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization responsible for bridging Israel and Jewish communities worldwide. The organization issued a statement Sunday that its board of governors unanimously elected Isaac Herzog,...

Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visit

Jun. 23, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy's decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the world's most sensitive regions. Though the trip is being...

Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

Jun. 23, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president's spokesman says any U.S. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Saturday President Trump's team is headed toward a dead end because they are not engaging the Palestinians or their positions. Abu Rudeneh says...

Jerusalem backlash casts shadow over Eurovision contest

Jun. 22, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israelis hoped other countries would follow suit. Instead, the move has created a backlash. The latest setback threatens the contested city's hopes of hosting the 2019 Eurovision song contest — an affair that has...

Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies

Jun. 22, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died at age 68. His death was announced...

After US, Israel also backs away from UN human rights body

Jun. 22, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Diplomats said Friday that Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N.'s main human rights body, days after the United States pulled out largely over its allegation that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. The diplomats in Geneva, speaking on condition of...

Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace plan

Jun. 22, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mideast team met Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The meeting comes shortly before the Trump administration is expected to unveil...

Sara Netanyahu not first leader's wife accused of corruption

Jun. 21, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, has long been plagued by allegations of living a lavish lifestyle with the taxpayers' money, and squabbling with staff and meddling in state affairs. She's now charged with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. Israeli police have been...