WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday reaffirmed his commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as he met U.S. President Barack Obama in a bid to mend ties strained by acrimony over Iran and Middle East diplomacy.
Meeting Obama for the first time since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu said he backed a vision of “two states for two peoples” but maintained that Palestinians in turn must recognize Israel as a Jewish state, a condition they have rejected.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet on Monday for the first time since the Israeli leader lost his battle against the Iran nuclear deal, with Washington seeking his re-commitment to a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
Netanyahu, who infuriated the White House by urging Congress, in an address in March at the Republican leadership’s invitation, to reject an emerging accord with Iran, hopes the talks will help outline a new 10-year military aid package for his country.
JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Rare agreement between two long-bickering leaders may actually be in the cards when Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama meet on Monday for the first time since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal.
Their White House talks will be an important step towards a new U.S. military aid package that could burnish the right-wing prime minister’s security credentials, now challenged by a wave of Palestinian stabbing and shooting attacks.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – He has accused Barack Obama of anti-Semitism, suggested his own country’s president was not important enough to assassinate and described U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as having the mental abilities of a 12-year-old.
Ran Baratz’s Facebook and web page barbs might have remained forever on the margins of social media, save for one thing: the appointment of the 42-year-old philosophy lecturer as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new communications director.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Three Palestinians were shot dead after attacking Israeli soldiers with knives in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the military said, and an American-Israeli wounded in an attack two weeks ago died of his injuries, an Israeli hospital said.
Religious and political tensions over a Jerusalem site sacred to both Muslims and Jews have fuelled the worst wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence since the 2014 Gaza war.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Two Palestinians were shot dead after stabbing and wounding an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the military said, and an American-Israeli wounded in an attack two weeks ago died of his injuries, an Israeli hospital said.
Religious and political tensions over a Jerusalem site sacred to both Muslims and Jews have fueled the worst wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence since the 2014 Gaza war.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A 76-year-old American-Israeli educator, wounded in a Palestinian stabbing and shooting attack on a Jerusalem bus two weeks ago, died on Tuesday of his injuries, an Israeli hospital said.
Richard Lakin, a former school principal in Glastonbury, Connecticut, immigrated to Israel in the early 1980s. A Facebook page that appeared to have been set up by his family said that in Jerusalem, he had taught students of an Arab-Jewish school that is a rare example of co-existence in the city.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has raised the possibility of revoking benefits and travel rights of some Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Monday, in response to a wave of Palestinian violence.
Such a move did not appear to be imminent or even politically feasible but its mere mention ran counter to a decades-old Israeli assertion that Jerusalem is a united city where Arab and Jewish residents enjoy equal rights.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian gunman went on a shooting rampage at the central bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding 11 other people, police said.
In one of the most serious Palestinian attacks against Israelis during this month’s upsurge of violence, police said the attacker was shot dead after a protracted gun battle, police said.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – At least four Israeli cities, including the commercial capital Tel Aviv, have banned Arab laborers from their schools, struggling to calm public fears fueled by the worst surge of Palestinian street attacks in years.
Israel’s Interior Ministry, which oversees municipalities, declined immediate comment on Sunday on the decision, condemned by a party representing the country’s Arab minority as racist.