Benjamin Netanyahu - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Benjamin Netanyahu Trump leaves tumult at home, will visit Middle East, Europe WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed. Now, with the eyes of the world upon him, the president w... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:07:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:07:00Z Amid Crisis at Home, Trump Makes 1st Trip Abroad Four months into a turbulent term with his White House in chaos, President Donald Trump is embarking on his first international trip, a five-stop marathon... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:12:00 GMT 2017-05-19T08:12:00Z Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit JERUSALEM (AP) — When Donald Trump was elected president, Israeli nationalists rejoiced that a reputed strong ally would be moving into the White House. But as Trump prepares to visit the region this weekend, apprehension reigns instead. A diplomatic blowup over the status of Jerusalem, followed by revelations Trump had shared highly classified Israeli in... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:46:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:46:00Z Israel-US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region JERUSALEM (AP) — A diplomatic spat on Monday erupted between U.S. and Israeli officials, just days before a planned visit by President Donald Trump, after an American representative questioned Israel's claim to one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Israel angrily demanded an explanation from the White House, casting a cloud over the highly anticipated visi... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:21:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:21:00Z Report: Casino mogul to be questioned in probe of Israel PM JERUSALEM (AP) — American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will reportedly give Israeli police testimony in an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel's Channel 2 reported Sunday that Adelson, a close confidante of Netanyahu, and his wife will be questioned by police during their visit to Israel next week. ... Sun, 14 May 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-05-14T18:46:00Z Jordan, Israel in rare row over Jerusalem stabbing, killing AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan and Israel have traded rare verbal barbs over a stabbing in which a Jordanian was killed by an Israeli policeman whom he had attacked. The two countries spar sometimes over Israeli policy in east Jerusalem, captured and annexed by Israel in 1967. Jordan called Saturday's killing a crime. Prime Minister Benjam... Sun, 14 May 2017 14:18:00 GMT 2017-05-14T14:18:00Z Former UN chief concerned by Trump's go-it-alone policies NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's go-it-alone foreign policy is weakening America's standing at a time of tumult, Kofi Annan told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview, lamenting how the U.S. leader's flip-flopping "makes it difficult for your friends" who still seek U.S. leadership. The former United Nations chief also discounted hopes ... Tue, 09 May 2017 17:11:00 GMT 2017-05-09T17:11:00Z Annan Worried By Trump’s Go-It-Alone Policies President Donald Trump’s go-it-alone foreign policy is weakening America’s standing at a time of tumult in the world, Kofi Annan tells Associated Press... Tue, 09 May 2017 16:48:00 GMT 2017-05-09T16:48:00Z Embassy used video of Trump travel doctored by Saudi citizen WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia mistakenly posted online a video of President Donald Trump that came from the account of a private Saudi citizen and had been edited to delete references to his upcoming visit to Israel, a State Department official said Monday. The edited video was quickly removed after Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the t... Mon, 08 May 2017 19:38:00 GMT 2017-05-08T19:38:00Z Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vatican, meet with pope WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday his first foreign trip as president will feature stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, where he will meet with Pope Francis, an ambitious foray onto the world stage that will include meetings with NATO and a summit in Italy. Senior administration officials said Trump chose Saudi Arabia as his... Fri, 05 May 2017 00:23:00 GMT 2017-05-05T00:23:00Z Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his first meeting with President Donald Trump left him hopeful, but he did not appear to have come away with any achievements that move the needle on Israeli-Palestinian peace. Abbas said he believes the Trump administration can play an important role as a mediator, and the U.S. president... Thu, 04 May 2017 18:28:00 GMT 2017-05-04T18:28:00Z Trump on Mideast peace: 'We will get it done' WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite bleak prospects for success, President Donald Trump promised on Wednesday "to do whatever is necessary" to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. At a White House meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Trump pledged to reinvigorate the stalled Mideast peace process that has bedeviled his predecessors and said he would serve as "a mediator,... Wed, 03 May 2017 19:52:00 GMT 2017-05-03T19:52:00Z Israel to withhold $1M in UN funding after UNESCO vote JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will withhold $1 million in payments to the United Nations following a resolution adopted by its cultural agency that he says diminishes Jewish ties to Jerusalem. Netanyahu called the UNESCO resolution "absurd" and said the agency's "systematic harassment" of Israel had a price. Speaking a... Wed, 03 May 2017 16:23:00 GMT 2017-05-03T16:23:00Z Pence: Israel embassy move under 'serious consideration' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is giving "serious consideration" to moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, the day before a scheduled White House visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump is also "personally committed" to becoming the U.S. president who finally ends the long-running ... Tue, 02 May 2017 22:55:00 GMT 2017-05-02T22:55:00Z Israel criticizes UN cultural agency resolution on Jerusalem JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday accused UNESCO of diminishing Jewish ties to Jerusalem after the U.N. cultural agency passed a resolution criticizing Israeli excavations in the city's Israeli-annexed eastern sector as a violation of international law. Israel considers the entire city to be its capital, including east Jerusalem, which i... Tue, 02 May 2017 17:30:00 GMT 2017-05-02T17:30:00Z Jerusalem mayor: City's diverse residents 'all my children' JERUSALEM (AP) — Fifty years after Israel conquered east Jerusalem, the city's mayor says the upcoming anniversary is a time to celebrate, despite the deep rifts and occasional bursts of violence that disrupt daily life in the volatile city. But like other prominent politicians of the hard-line Likud Party, Nir Barkat says Jerusalem must remain united und... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:18:00 GMT 2017-04-28T06:18:00Z Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel came to a standstill on Monday as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims. The ritual is the centerpiece of Israel's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day for those who were systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:23:00 GMT 2017-04-24T10:23:00Z On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons of the Holocaust guide him daily and issuing a warning to Israel's enemies not to test it. The Nazis and their collaborators wiped out a third of... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:28:00 GMT 2017-04-23T20:28:00Z US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat aircraft. The implication is that Syria may be concerned about additional U.S. st... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:12:00 GMT 2017-04-21T18:12:00Z Trump to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on May 3 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') next month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced Wednesday that the visit is scheduled for May 3. The two leaders are expected to address options for pursuing peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Trump broke with lo... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:38:00 GMT 2017-04-19T16:38:00Z Israel: No talks with Palestinian inmates on hunger strike JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will not negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who launched a hunger strike to press for better conditions, a government minister said Tuesday, adding that the organizer of the protest has been placed in solitary confinement. If sustained, the strike led by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader jailed during the second ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:21:00 GMT 2017-04-18T17:21:00Z 50 years after war, settlements blur future borders JERUSALEM (AP) — For many Israelis, Har Homa is another neighborhood in Jerusalem, served by city bus lines and schools. Its quiet streets are lined with apartment buildings, pizza shops, supermarkets and pharmacies. But for Palestinians and much of the world, this unassuming neighborhood is far more. It is an illegal settlement in east Jerusalem, and in ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:15:00 GMT 2017-04-13T06:15:00Z Israel shuts Egypt border after terror warning Passover eve JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel closed its Taba border crossing to the Sinai peninsula on Monday following warnings by its anti-terrorism office of an "imminent" militant attack there and urged its citizens to leave Egypt hours before the start of the Passover holiday, when Sinai is a popular destination for many secular Israelis. Soon after the announcement, sir... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:54:00 GMT 2017-04-10T12:54:00Z The Latest: US official condemns 'barbaric attacks' in Egypt CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the bombing of two churches in Egypt (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The U.S. State Department is condemning in the strongest terms what it calls the "barbaric attacks" on Christian places of worship in Egypt. Bombs at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt killed more than 40 people and wounded... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:17:00 GMT 2017-04-09T20:17:00Z The Latest: US calls for transparency in UN Syria summit BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. insisted that an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the U.S. missile attack on Syria be held in the open so that "any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do in full public vie... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-04-07T16:31:00Z Syria decries 'aggression' as US launches cruise missiles BEIRUT (AP) — Syria decried a U.S. missile strike early Friday on a government-controlled air base where U.S. officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack earlier this week. Syria called the operation "an aggression" that killed at least six people. Rebels welcomed the U.S. attack. The U.S. strike drew quick reactions from the frien... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:35:00 GMT 2017-04-07T07:35:00Z The Latest: Netanyahu welcomes US attack on Syria base BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Israel's prime minister has welcomed the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base saying he "fully supports" President Trump's decision. Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday in a statement that "In both word and action" Trump "sent a strong and clear message" ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:09:00 GMT 2017-04-07T04:09:00Z The Latest: Russian says rebel-held town in Syria exposed BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 4 a.m. The Russian Defense Ministry says a rebel-held town in northern Syria has been exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike. The ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement ea... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 01:05:00 GMT 2017-04-05T01:05:00Z Israel says will try to curb growth of settlements footprint JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will limit new settlement construction in the West Bank "when possible" to within areas already developed or at least to contiguous areas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government announced as a gesture to President Donald Trump as it approved the first new settlement in the territory in two decades. With the new policy, the ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:28:00 GMT 2017-03-31T22:28:00Z Israeli Cabinet approves new settlement, first in 2 decades JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for U.S. President Donald Trump's new foray into Middle East peacemaking. The White House pointedly avoided any specific condemnation of the announcement, although it said that further settlement activity "does not help adv... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:59:00 GMT 2017-03-30T22:59:00Z