Tag: israeli politics

Haneen Zoabi

Israeli-Arab MK Supports Gaza Riots: Millions Should March on Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Arab Knesset member Haneen Zoabi (Joint List) said that Israel is “looking for an excuse to kill the Palestinians” and called on Palestinians to “march on Jerusalem” in support of the violent Gaza protests. She made her comments at a press briefing at the United Nations headquarters in New York. 

Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, March 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israeli Arab MKs Back Hamas-Organized Gaza Riots

Israeli Arab lawmakers on Saturday voiced support for the Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border and joined left-wing calls for an investigation into the Israeli military response to the clashes, as the leaders of other center-left opposition parties squarely backed the Israel Defense Forces.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and his wife Sara, left, stand beside Vice-President Gabriela Michetti on the site of the former Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The Bombing of the Israeli embassy on 1992 killed more than a dozen and left hundreds injured. Netanyahu is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (AP Photo/ HO Argentina- Vice Presidency)

Report: Netanyahu May Be Questioned with Wife and Son

Police are seeking another round of questioning of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Monday in the Bezeq graft probe, for the first time since a former adviser turned state’s witness in the high profile corruption case, Hadashot TV news reported Friday.

Yair Lapid

Lapid: No Coalition If Netanyahu Is Indicted

TEL AVIV – Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid on Sunday morning vowed his party wouldn’t join a coalition with a prime minister who has been indicted on criminal charges. Lapid’s remarks come in the wake of criticism aimed at one

israel PM

Report: Netanyahu to be Questioned in Bezeq Probe

Police are reportedly making efforts to again interrogate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Bezeq corruption probe, known as Case 4000, and to take his testimony in another case involving alleged graft in multi-billion-shekel naval deals.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on May 8, 2012. Netanyahu struck a surprise deal with the opposition Kadima party to form a national unity government, axing plans for a snap election. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages)

Netanyahu Associates Arrested in Graft Probe

Police on Sunday said senior officials in the Bezeq phone company were arrested over the weekend in a graft probe involving close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after a “dramatic” development was reported over the weekend in the case.

Avi Gabbay

New Labor Leader Avi Gabbay Claims He Can Defeat Netanyahu

Former environmental protection minister Avi Gabbay, who joined Labor only six months ago, swept the party off its feet and emerged victorious in Monday’s close runoff race against veteran MK and former Labor chairman Amir Peretz. Gabbay won 16,080 votes, which was 52% of the vote, while Peretz won 14,734 votes, or 47%.

Peres ‘Fighting for Life’ as Condition Worsens

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres has seen a serious deterioration in his health and was “fighting for his life” Tuesday after suffering a stroke earlier this month, a source close to him said.

Doctors: Shimon Peres Showing Slight Improvement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Doctors treating former Israeli President Shimon Peres for a stroke say his condition has slightly improved. Hospital director Yitzhak Kreiss said Peres’ condition remained serious on Wednesday, 24 hours after he was rushed in for treatment. But he says there has been a “certain improvement” in his neurological functions.