Contents tagged with Netanyahu

  • Israel calls on the EU to restore sanctions against Iran

    The EU countries should join the U.S. and resume the sanctions regime against Iran, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He warmly approved the decision of the U.S. President Donald Trump, who on Monday signed the decree to renew economic sanctions.

    "I congratulate President of the United States Donald Trump on an important decision to impose sanctions against Iran. I call on the European countries that are talking about stopping Iran, to join this decision, “Netanyahu wrote on …

  • Israel threatens Iran with military action if Bab el-Mandeb Strait is blocked

    If Iran attempts to close off the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which serves as the only outlet from the Red Sea, there will be countermeasures taken by an “International Coalition,” asserted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    “If Iran attempts to block the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, I am certain that it will meet the decisive resistance of an international coalition, which will include all branches of the Israeli armed forces,” Netanyahu said, during a visit to the Israeli naval base at Haifa. …

  • Putin to meet with Netanyahu before FIFA World Cup semifinal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Moscow on July 11, the Kremlin’s press service reported.

    “On July 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. They are expected to discuss current affairs relating to bilateral cooperation and the international agenda, including the Palestinian-Israeli settlement and the situation in Syria,” the report states.

    While in Moscow, …

  • Israeli police question Prime Minister Netanyahu about the purchase of submarines in Germany

    On Tuesday, June 12, Israeli police questioned the country’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. The head of the government testified for several hours concerning the purchase of submarines in Germany, Israeli police spokesman Micki Rosenfeld said. According to him, Netanyahu is officially a witness, not a suspect.

    A number of politicians have accused the Prime Minister of promoting the deal against the will of the Ministry of Defense of Israel. According to a representative of Netanyahu, the …

  • Netanyahu: Israel prepared to attack Syrian army

    Israel is prepared to attack not only Iranian forces in Syria, but also the Syrian army itself, stated Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in London on Thursday.

    “I think [Syrian President Bashar] Assad should take the following seriously. Now that the war with ISIS is over, and he [Assad] has called on Iran and allows it to attack Israel from the territory of Syria, his regime is no longer safe,” news agency France-Presse quoted Netanyahu as saying.

    “His regime is not immune. If he …

  • Israel’s Security service thwarts assassination attempt on Netanyahu

    Israel’s Internal Security Service reported that it prevented an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.

    According to published information, the group that attempted the assassination included three people who are members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). They were directed by a member of the organization from Syria. On June 3, all the detainees were charged.

    During the investigation, 30-year-old PFLP …

  • Putin and Netanyahu discuss situation in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the telephone with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,reported the press service of the Kremlin.

    “As a continuation of the talks that took place on May 9 in Moscow, several aspects of the situation in Syria were discussed,” the statement said. The leaders also discussed current issues on a joint agenda.

    Netanyahu visited Moscow in early May and attended the Victory Day parade. During the talks with Putin, the situation in Syria was discussed. …

  • Netanyahu: Israel’s actions in Syria are not directed against Assad’s army

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Syrian government troops were not originally the target of the Israeli Air Force, but were under attack because they opened fire on Israeli military aircraft.

    According to him, Tel Aviv sent a “clear message” to Damascus in advance, demanding that it not interfere with the Israeli Air Force’s attacks on Iranian military facilities in Syria.

    “Our actions are directed against Iranian targets in Syria, but if the Syrian army attacks us, we will …

  • Only the Prime Minister of Israel and President of Serbia attend Putin’s Victory Day parade

    The military parade held in Moscow on May 9 was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After the parade, the foreign guests, together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall.

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin attached the Ribbon of St. George to their jackets, but Aleksandar Vučić refused.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 13,046 people, 159 units of …

  • Netanyahu: Russia does not intend to interfere with Israel's actions in Syria

    After the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which took place on May 9 in Moscow, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had no reason to worry that Russia would interfere with Israel's actions in Syria. As reported on the Kremlin website, during a meeting with Netanyahu, Putin intended to talk   about bilateral relations between Israel and Russia, as well as problems in the region. "The situation, unfortunately, is very acute. I want to express the hope that we will not …