Latest Benjamin Netanyahu News

Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Oct. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria. Pence was scheduled to leave Wednesday evening, just hours...

Netanyahu asks Russia to free imprisoned Israeli woman

Oct. 15, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon a young Israeli woman imprisoned on drug charges in Russia. Russia last week sentenced Naama Issachar, 26, to seven and a half years in prison, months after she was stopped in Moscow's international airport...

Israeli president asks Putin to pardon imprisoned tourist

Oct. 13, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president has asked Russian leader Vladimir Putin to pardon a young Israeli woman imprisoned on drug charges in Russia. Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison last week after being arrested at Moscow's international airport in April reportedly with...

Israel calls on Russia to ease tourist's drug sentence

Oct. 11, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it has asked Russia to show leniency to an Israeli tourist arrested on drug charges and has rejected an apparent swap involving a detained Russian national subject to extradition to the U.S. Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison Friday...

The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria

Oct. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 12:05 a.m. As Turkey's military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial...

As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

Oct. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the past three years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bet heavily on President Donald Trump and been rewarded with major diplomatic gains in exchange for his warm embrace of the U.S. leader. But the U.S. pullback from northeastern Syria, essentially abandoning its Kurdish...

Israel's Likud party passes Netanyahu confidence vote

Oct. 10, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Likud party has passed a motion in support of Benjamin Netanyahu as its sole candidate for prime minister, but only a small fraction of the party's members turned out for the vote. The Likud party's Central Committee convened Thursday to vote on a resolution asserting that it...

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Oct. 10, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a border town and sent panicked civilians scrambling to get out. Amid...

Crime wave in Israel's Arab towns exposes rift with police

Oct. 10, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

MAJD AL-KRUM, Israel (AP) — In the week since three men were killed in a midday shootout in an Arab town in northern Israel, the country has seen mass protests, complaints of police negligence and a public debate about violence in Arab communities that has veered into racist generalizations. A recent spike...

Israel's Gideon Saar challenges lengthy Netanyahu Likud rule

Oct. 8, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — With a simple tweet, Gideon Saar did what no Israeli politician from the ruling conservative party has done in more than a decade — openly challenge its chief, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The brazen move against the long-serving Israeli leader has solidly positioned the...