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Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 22:00 UTC

    Israel to ban Al Jazeera, PM announces

    Netanyahu insisted the station was Hamas' bullhorn and a terrorist channel

    Press freedom advocates worldwide expressed concern Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would use newly passed temporary legislation to shut down the local operations of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news service. The new law will only be in effect for 45 days and must be re-approved every 45 days, expiring on July 31. The judges have three days to decide whether to “amend” the decision or limit its duration.

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 10:11 UTC

    Petro: Colombia no longer buying guns from “genocidal” Israel

    “The world must block Netanyahu,” Petro demanded

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro insisted Thursday on dubbing Israel's military deployment in Gaza as “genocide” and ordered his administration to halt all purchases of weapons from that Middle East country, it was reported in Bogotá.

  • Monday, February 19th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Israeli gov't outraged by Lula's likening war in Gaza to the Holocaust

    “The words of the president of Brazil are shameful and serious,” Netanyahu said

    The Government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has summoned the Brazilian Ambassador after President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likened the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) response to the Oct. 7 attacks by the terrorist group Hamas to the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany during World War II.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2024 - 10:39 UTC

    Milei: “Nazism today is disguised as Hamas”

    Milei held a meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu among other engagements

    On the second day of his visit to Israel, Argentine President Javier Milei said Wednesday that “Nazism today is disguised as Hamas.” On making these remarks from the local Holocaust Museum, the South American leader insisted that the terrorist group needed to free the hostages taken during the Oct. 7 raids.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Netanyahu praises Milei but Israel ups travel warnings for Argentina and Brazil

    Netanyahu told Milei that he was a true friend of the Jewish people

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday called Argentina's President-elect to invite him over to Jerusalem for the opening of the South American country's Embassy there after relocating it from Tel Aviv, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 11:31 UTC

    Spanish minister wants the world to isolate Israel

    Belarra called for “economic sanctions against Netanyahu and his political leadership, and to bring before the international criminal court all the political leaders who are pressing.” Photo: EFE

    After Bolivia severed diplomatic ties with Israel in the aftermath of the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, Spain’s Social Rights Minister Ione Belarra said Wednesday that her country and the rest of the world should follow suit due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ”planned genocide” against the people of Palestine.

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Netanyahu suspends minister who wanted to nuke Gaza

    Eliyahu’s words are detached from reality,” Netanyahu said

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday banned Heritage Minister Amichay Eliyahu indefinitely from all cabinet meetings following his statements hinting that dropping a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip was “an option” in the ongoing war after the Oct. 7 attacks by the terrorist group Hamas.

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 06:35 UTC

    The Hamas trap; the Arab world has abandoned Palestinians to their fate

    The “mighty vengeance” that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises to rain down on the Gaza Strip is exactly what Hamas actually wants, the mightier the better

    By Gwynne Dyer - If you are wondering why Hamas launched its all-out assault on Israel on Saturday, I wrote it right here last week. “The Arab world has basically abandoned the Palestinians to their fate, whatever that may be. Six Arab countries have established diplomatic ties with Israel and several more, including Saudi Arabia, are on the brink of doing so.”

  • Monday, June 14th 2021 - 09:32 UTC

    Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett sworn in after 12 years of Netanyahu rule

    “In Iran today they are celebrating,” outgoing PM Netanyahu said.

    Naftali Bennett Sunday became Israel's 13th prime minister, thus bringing an end to 12 years of rule by Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud Party.

  • Thursday, June 3rd 2021 - 09:36 UTC

    Israeli opposition announces agreement which includes Arab party to replace Netanyahu as Prime Minister

    The coalition agreement includes Mansour Abbas of the United Arab Party (Ra’am)

    Just minutes after the deadline, opposition Israeli politicians notified President Reuven Rivlin they have reached an agreement to form what will be the first government involving someone of Arab descent.