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US president Joe Biden called for calm in the Israel-Palestine conflict as the death toll soared in Gaza Strip, but said that the Jewish state had a right to defend itself. (File Photo / REUTERS)

'Israel has a right to defend itself', says Biden as Gaza violence escalates

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 09:24 AM IST
US president Joe Biden said, "Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory.” Meanwhile, violence escalated in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as relentless Israeli air raids and Palestinian rocket barrages continued killing innocents.
Some 121 Palestinians were wounded in Saturday’s overnight clashes. Israeli police said 17 of its officers were wounded.(AFP)
Some 121 Palestinians were wounded in Saturday’s overnight clashes. Israeli police said 17 of its officers were wounded.(AFP)

Weekend of clashes in Jerusalem's old city: Bibi vows to impose order

AFP | , Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 06:01 AM IST
Ahead of a cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also referred to as “Bibi”, warned that Israel “would decisively and responsibly impose law and order in Jerusalem”.
Over the past month, Israeli media have been rife with speculation about possible deals that could see Netanyahu extend his record 12 consecutive years in power.(File photo)
Over the past month, Israeli media have been rife with speculation about possible deals that could see Netanyahu extend his record 12 consecutive years in power.(File photo)

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form government

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption, was given a 28-day window to forge a majority coalition following a March 23 general election, Israel's fourth inconclusive vote in less than two years.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (File Photo)
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (File Photo)

Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons: Netanyahu

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 06:32 PM IST
The Israeli leader, addressing reporters with visiting US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at his side, made no comment about Iran's accusation that Israel had sabotaged its key Natanz nuclear site.
Aliza Broshi, Likud's faction manager in the Knesset (Israel's parliament), Ofir Akunis and Tzachi Hanegbi, politicians from the Likud party, headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, arrive to begin consultations with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on who might form the next coalition government, at the President's residence in Jerusalem April 5, 2021.(Reuters)
Aliza Broshi, Likud's faction manager in the Knesset (Israel's parliament), Ofir Akunis and Tzachi Hanegbi, politicians from the Likud party, headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, arrive to begin consultations with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on who might form the next coalition government, at the President's residence in Jerusalem April 5, 2021.(Reuters)

Netanyahu's favours were 'currency', prosecutor says as corruption trial starts

Reuters | , Jerusalem
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 06:39 PM IST
Netanyahu, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud, came to Jerusalem District Court in a dark suit and black protective mask.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party was projected to emerge as the largest individual party, with just over 30 seats in the 120-seat parliament,AP/PTI(AP)
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party was projected to emerge as the largest individual party, with just over 30 seats in the 120-seat parliament,AP/PTI(AP)

Exit polls indicate no clear winner in Israeli elections

AP | , Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 10:20 AM IST
  • The exit polls on Israel’s three main TV stations indicated that both Netanyahu and his religious and nationalist allies, along with an anti-Netanyahu group of parties, both fell short of the parliamentary majority required to form a new government.
Netanyahu cited his closeness with Trump to bolster his candidacy, printing the former president's face on his posters during past campaigns.(Reuters file photo)
Netanyahu cited his closeness with Trump to bolster his candidacy, printing the former president's face on his posters during past campaigns.(Reuters file photo)

Israel PM Netanyahu fights for re-election without key ally Donald Trump

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, blessed settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and doled out US incentives for Arab nations to normalise ties with the Jewish state.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(AFP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(AFP)

Israeli PM avoided Saudi airspace because of Houthi missiles

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Netanyahu, whose comments came Saturday, had called off a visit to the Emirates last week over a spat with neighboring Jordan, which had temporarily closed its airspace to the Israeli prime minister's flight.
An official along with team of National Security Guard (NSG) visit the explosion site near the Israel Embassy to examine characteristics of explosives used, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
An official along with team of National Security Guard (NSG) visit the explosion site near the Israel Embassy to examine characteristics of explosives used, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

‘Thank you’: PM Netanyahu phones PM Modi on security of Israeli diplomats

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu phones PM Modi, thanks him for keeping its diplomats safe
The government promptly went into overdrive to reassure Israel that it would take all steps to protect the embassy and its diplomats as well as track down the perpetrators.(Ajay Agarwal/HT File Photo)
The government promptly went into overdrive to reassure Israel that it would take all steps to protect the embassy and its diplomats as well as track down the perpetrators.(Ajay Agarwal/HT File Photo)

After NSA Doval’s phone call, PM Netanyahu sends a message to PM Modi

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 10:54 AM IST
  • The “very low intensity” explosion was reported in the national capital’s high-security zone at 5.05 pm.
Israeli protesters chant slogans during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu In Jerusalem, (AP)
Israeli protesters chant slogans during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu In Jerusalem, (AP)

Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:24 AM IST
Benjamin Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three cases involving billionaire associates and media moguls.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier this month that he reached the deal with Pfizers chief executive to speed up vaccine deliveries to Israel.(AP)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier this month that he reached the deal with Pfizers chief executive to speed up vaccine deliveries to Israel.(AP)

Israel trades medical data with Pfizer to maintain supply of Covid-19 vaccines

PTI | , Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Proponents say the deal could allow Israel to become the first country to vaccinate most of its population, while providing valuable research that could help the rest of the world.
Israeli protesters chant slogans and block a road during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu near his official residence in Jerusalem.(AP)
Israeli protesters chant slogans and block a road during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu near his official residence in Jerusalem.(AP)

Israelis hold dawn protest over PM's corruption trial

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Netanyahu was indicted last year on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust linked to three corruption cases. He has denied any wrongdoing and accuses the media, law enforcement and judicial officials of waging a “witch hunt” against him.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday changed his cover photo on Twitter, replacing a picture with outgoing US President Donald Trump with the one in which he is being vaccinated against Covid-19(Photo: Reuters)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday changed his cover photo on Twitter, replacing a picture with outgoing US President Donald Trump with the one in which he is being vaccinated against Covid-19(Photo: Reuters)

Benjamin Netanyahu removes joint photo with Donald Trump from his Twitter banner

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:14 PM IST
The removal came after the relations between the two leaders have deteriorated after Netanyahu officially congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on the latter's victory in the November presidential election. No comment on the cover photo's replacement was given on his account.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing and says he is the victim of a “witch hunt” by hostile media, law enforcement and judicial officials.(Reuters Photo)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing and says he is the victim of a “witch hunt” by hostile media, law enforcement and judicial officials.(Reuters Photo)

Israel postpones PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial amid Covid-19 lockdown

Tel Aviv | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:53 PM IST
The Jerusalem District Court said the hearing scheduled for Wednesday would be postponed indefinitely because of the number of people required to attend in person. Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust connected to three long-running investigations
Israeli protesters chant slogans and block a road during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu near his official residence in Jerusalem.(AP)
Israeli protesters chant slogans and block a road during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu near his official residence in Jerusalem.(AP)

Israeli protesters press on against PM Netanyahu

Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:33 AM IST
The protesters say Netanyahu cannot properly lead the country while under indictment for corruption. His trial is set to begin evidentiary hearings in the coming weeks
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has promised Israelis that the country will be the first to emerge from the pandemic if they cooperate.(Reuters image)
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has promised Israelis that the country will be the first to emerge from the pandemic if they cooperate.(Reuters image)

Green passports to army medics: How Israel launched the world’s fastest Covid-19 vaccination drive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:50 PM IST
With health providers administering the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at a rate of 150,000 people a day - almost 2% of the population -  the country is expected to have a much higher fraction of population with vaccines than other countries including the UK, according to a report published in The Guardian.
The US Justice Department announced in November that Jonathan Pollard had completed his parole.(AP)
The US Justice Department announced in November that Jonathan Pollard had completed his parole.(AP)

Convicted US spy Pollard arrives in Israel, Netanyahu greets him at airport

Jerusalem | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:12 PM IST
Jonathan Pollard arrived on a private plane provided by American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire supporter of both Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump.
A man wearing a protective face mask is seen through the window of a light rail carriage as Israel will impose a third national lockdown to fight climbing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, in Jerusalem.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a protective face mask is seen through the window of a light rail carriage as Israel will impose a third national lockdown to fight climbing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, in Jerusalem.(REUTERS)

Israel enters third nationwide lockdown

Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:18 PM IST
There are a range of exceptions, including seeking medical care, attending legal proceedings or exercising.
Israeli protesters hold signs during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.(AP)
Israeli protesters hold signs during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.(AP)

Protests keep up against Israeli PM as new election looms

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:31 AM IST
The protesters have been gathering outside Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence for months, slamming him for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and saying he cannot lead the country while under indictment for fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate corruption cases.
Campaigning in Israel’s fourth parliamentary election in two years gets underway with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing public anger over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and while he is engaged in a corruption trial.(Reuters file photo)
Campaigning in Israel’s fourth parliamentary election in two years gets underway with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing public anger over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and while he is engaged in a corruption trial.(Reuters file photo)

Israel to hold snap election, with Netanyahu facing new challenges

Jerusalem | By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:24 AM IST
Netanyahu will remain Prime minister until a new government is formed after the March election. Now 71, he first served in the post from 1996 to 1999 and has held the office since 2009.
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and defence minister Gantz established a unity government in May after three inconclusive elections.(REUTERS)
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and defence minister Gantz established a unity government in May after three inconclusive elections.(REUTERS)

Israel set for snap election as budget deadline nears

Jerusalem | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Parliament voted late on Monday against an attempt by both men to delay a deadline of midnight on Tuesday for approval of the fiscal package.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said earlier that his government was considering barring non-residents from entering Israel from those countries(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said earlier that his government was considering barring non-residents from entering Israel from those countries(REUTERS)

Israelis returning from UK to be sent to quarantine hotels

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Emerging scientific evidence suggests the new variant can spread significantly more quickly than previous strains in circulation and is behind a huge surge in infections in the UK in recent days. Israelis traveling back from the three countries were until now permitted to isolate at home.
A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed that four Hebrew-language groups had been taken down as part of the company’s policy against “spreading misinformation regarding the vaccines.(Reuters file photo)
A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed that four Hebrew-language groups had been taken down as part of the company’s policy against “spreading misinformation regarding the vaccines.(Reuters file photo)

Israeli govt says Facebook removed anti-vaccine ‘fake news’ on request

Jerusalem | By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 03:38 PM IST
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday became the first person to be vaccinated in Israel. Opinion polls show some two-thirds of the public want to follow suit.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he leaves after receiving a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel.(Reuters)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he leaves after receiving a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel.(Reuters)

Israel begins virus inoculation drive as infections surge

Tel Aviv | By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:13 PM IST
With public opinion polls showing many Israelis are reluctant to receive shots right away, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would set a “personal example” and insisted on being the first Israeli vaccinated. He received the shot Saturday night.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after receiving a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel.(Reuters image)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after receiving a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel.(Reuters image)

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu joins world leaders getting Covid-19 vaccine

Tel Aviv, Israel | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:59 AM IST
Israel is set to begin vaccinating its health workers and nursing home residents beginning Sunday. Netanyahu said he wanted to be the country’s first recipient to set a personal example and to encourage Israelis to get the shot.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the deal will not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon(AP)
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the deal will not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon(AP)

‘Business as usual with Iran’ will be mistake, says Netanyahu

Jerusalem | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Netanyahu led an unsuccessful fight against the deal when it was negotiated by then-President Barack Obama in 2015 and welcomed Trump’s withdrawal three years later.
The protests have been a nuisance for Netanyahu, who has seen his popularity plummet during the coronavirus outbreak, with Israel on the verge of what may be a third national lockdown with cases again trending upward.(AP Photo)
The protests have been a nuisance for Netanyahu, who has seen his popularity plummet during the coronavirus outbreak, with Israel on the verge of what may be a third national lockdown with cases again trending upward.(AP Photo)

Israelis maintain anti-Netanyahu protests in wintry weather

Jerusalem | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Some 2,000 people demonstrated outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem. The size of the crowds has shrunk in recent weeks with the arrival of wintry weather.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the arrival of a DHL plane carrying a first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.(Reuters)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the arrival of a DHL plane carrying a first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.(Reuters)

Israel to start mass vaccination against Covid-19 in late December

Tel Aviv | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Apart from the contract with Pfizer, Israel also has deals with US biotechnology company Moderna and other vaccine manufacturers.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disclosed his plan following the delivery of the first shipment of the vaccine to Israel on Wednesday.(Reuters file photo)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disclosed his plan following the delivery of the first shipment of the vaccine to Israel on Wednesday.(Reuters file photo)

Netanyahu will be first to get Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 in Israel

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Netanyahu promised to bring millions of doses of vaccine to Israel, where morbidity figures have been climbing since the easing of the country’s second lockdown, imposed in mid-September.
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