Latest Naftali Bennett News

Iran strikes hard line as talks over nuclear deal resume

Nov. 30, 2021 11:01 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck a hard line Tuesday after just one day of restarted talks in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal, suggesting everything discussed in previous rounds of diplomacy could be renegotiated. Speaking to Iranian state television, Ali Bagheri,...

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal resume; US stays distant

Nov. 29, 2021 13:56 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks Monday over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with the United States taking part at arm's length as in previous rounds since the Trump administration pulled out of the accord three years ago. Hopes...

Israeli PM urges world powers to resist Iran's 'blackmail'

Nov. 29, 2021 06:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Monday called on world powers not to “give in to Iran’s nuclear blackmail” as negotiations commenced in Vienna. Naftali Bennett said in a video statement that was delivered to representatives of nations opening...

EXPLAINER: Can world powers curb Iran in new nuclear talks?

Nov. 29, 2021 01:57 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Can the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers be restored? As Iran and six global powers gather in Vienna Monday to discuss the tattered treaty, the answer appears to be no. Since then-President Donald Trump withdrew from the...

Israel tightens travel restrictions over new COVID variant

Nov. 28, 2021 10:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant. The Health Ministry said the country’s coronavirus Cabinet had...

Israel warns of 'emergency' after detecting new virus strain

Nov. 26, 2021 08:52 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Friday that Israel is "on the threshold of an emergency situation” after authorities detected the country’s first case of a new coronavirus variant and barred travel to and from most African countries. The...

Rights group: Israel puts Jerusalem settlement plan on hold

Nov. 25, 2021 15:02 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities appear to have put plans to build a large Jewish settlement at an abandoned airport in east Jerusalem on hold, at least for now, a rights group said Thursday. Plans for the Atarot settlement called for building 9,000 housing units...

Israel plans large settlement at shuttered Jerusalem airport

Nov. 24, 2021 13:27 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is moving ahead with plans to build a massive Jewish settlement on the site of a long-abandoned airport that the Palestinians had hoped would one day service their future capital in east Jerusalem. It’s one of several settlement projects that...

UN nuclear watchdog chief presses for more access in Iran

Nov. 23, 2021 11:29 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog met Tuesday with Iranian officials to press for greater access in the Islamic Republic ahead of diplomatic talks restarting over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Rafael Mariano Grossi...

Israel begins giving COVID shots to children age 5 to 11

Nov. 23, 2021 07:44 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Tuesday began administering the coronavirus vaccine to children age 5 to 11. The country recently emerged from a fourth COVID wave and daily infections have been relatively low for the last few weeks. But Health Ministry statistics show...