Israel politics

AOC Slammed by Left for Snubbing Yitzchak Rabin Commemoration

Star of the progressive left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has come under fire for withdrawing from an event commemorating late-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, including by Rabin’s own granddaughter who accused the Democratic congress woman of surrendering to populism.

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Watch: Thousands of Protesters Swarm Netanyahu’s Residence

Thousands of Israelis protested Saturday outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem as well as his private home in Caesarea, as part of ongoing demonstrations calling to unseat the premier over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the corruption charges facing him.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - AUGUST 08: Israeli protesters during a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 8, 2020 in Jerusalem, Israel.The protests have become a recurring feature amid discontent over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Netanyahu looming corruption trial. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Pompeo: Israel has ‘Right and Obligation’ to Decide Annexation

TEL AVIV – The new Israeli government, set to be sworn in on Thursday evening, has “the right and the obligation” to decide if and how it wants to apply sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday as he wrapped up a six-hour visit to Jerusalem.

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Israeli Speaker of the Knesset Benjamin Gantz, in Israel on May 13, 2020. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

Avigdor Liberman Supports Law to Block Benjamin Netanyahu

TEL AVIV – Yisrael Beitenu leader and election kingmaker Avigdor Liberman on Thursday added his voice to the chorus of support for Blue and White’s proposed legislation to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the grounds an indicted prime minister should be barred from office. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Former Israel Minister for Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman at his election campaign headquarters on Janurary 23, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Netanyahu was re-elected for a third term and will return to office, according to exit polls. Israel had the highest turnout of voters …

Likud to Hold Primaries If Israeli Elections Called

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acquiesced Monday to demands that his Likud party hold primaries for the party leadership in the case that new elections are called, pitting the prime minister against his main challenger within the party MK Gideon Sa’ar. 

Israeli Likud Party member and former Interior Minister Gidon Saar attends an election campaign meeting in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 04, 2019. - Analysts say the primaries have shown that Netanyahu's power within the party is not without limits, as evident in the success of Gideon …

Benny Gantz: Israeli Voters Want Unity Government

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Thursday dismissed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer of a unity government that includes all the religious right-wing parties, insisting that the next coalition should have himself as prime minister, not Netanyahu, and be committed to liberal policies on religious issues.

Retired Israeli General Benny Gantz, leader and candidate of the Israel Resilience party that is part of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, gestures during a press conference in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 19, 2019. - Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's …