Tag: Likud

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a key member of Israel's coalition government, has criticised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's  behaviour after police recommended his indictment for corruption but said he would remain in the government

Netanyahu’s Coalition Members Say They Won’t Rush to Abandon PM

TEL AVIV – Senior members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition said they would not rush to make any decisions until after the attorney general made his ruling in the wake of police recommendations published Tuesday that the premier be indicted on corruption, bribery and fraud charges.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a meeting of his cabinet in this file picture taken on February 13, 2018

Police Recommendations Against Netanyahu Are ‘Coup’ Attempt, MKs Say

TEL AVIV – Members of Knesset in the ruling Likud party described police recommendations that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for a series of corruption charges a “coup” designed by the prime minister’s opponents, while leaders of the opposition are calling for Netanyahu’s immediate resignation in the wake of Tuesday’s police statement.

Netanyahu: ‘Fake News’ Media On Witch-Hunt To Bring Me Down

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday slammed the left and the media – which he said was “the same thing” – of embarking on an “obsessive hunting” expedition and using corruption charges against him and his family to bring about “a coup against the government.”

Israeli Minister Warns Government At Risk Of Collapse

A key Israeli minister said Thursday that the government is at risk of collapsing if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition is not enlarged soon. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s comments came amid claims that talks have taken place between Netanyahu

Report: Israeli Election Results ‘A Reaction Against’ Obama

Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News reported that some Israelis he spoke to “were telling me the election results were actually a reaction against the Obama administration’s influence in the campaign” on Thursday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” “Actually, I


First-Time Israeli Voters Don’t Remember the Failed Peace Process

As Israelis vote Tuesday, one critical factor may be the youth vote, newly-energized by a contested race (and by millions of dollars in foreign donations, including from U.S. taxpayers, to left-wing get-out-the-vote efforts). One critical factor in the expected strong performance by the Zionist Union opposition to incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party is that young Israelis voting for the first time will have had no real memory of the Oslo peace process–and its failure.

Netanyahu (Reuters)

Final Israeli Election Polls: ‘Real Danger’ Netanyahu Could Lose

The last pre-election polls in Israel show that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains the overwhelming favorite to lead the country, but show his party slipping to second place, losing ground to its center-left, Obama-backed rival. Bibi’s Likud Party will gain seats, but the rival Zionist Union–an alliance between Isaac Herzog’s Labor Party and Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua Party–could also gain enough to win the Mar. 17 election. Netanyahu says there is a “real danger” he could lose.

Netanyahu (Reuters)

Small-ball Politics May Drag Netanyahu down

On the eve of his historic, controversial, and critically-important address to Congress next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a small-ball political barrage in Israel. His party, the Likud, lost a challenge against a U.S.-funded left-wing group, V15. The Prime Minister is being investigated for allegedly pocketing the deposits on beverages served at his residence, and his rivals are blaming him for rising housing prices in Israel, documented in a new report.