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Israel has bombed Iranian-backed militias in Syria — Netanyahu

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM: Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shiite militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni refugee exodus to Europe. Israeli officials have previously disclosed scores of air strikes within Syria to prevent suspected arms transfers to Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah guerrillas or Iranian military […]

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Netanyahu questioned over new evidence in telecom corruption case

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM, June 12 (Xinhua) — Israeli police investigators questioned Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday in the official prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem over new evidence in a telecom-giant corruption case, in which he is a suspect. A police spokesperson confirmed that the Israeli leader is being questioned over the so-called “Case 4000,” a criminal investigation involving senior […]

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Netanyahu: Syria regime ‘no longer immune’ from retaliation

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

LONDON: Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime is “no longer immune” from retaliation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned during a visit to London on Thursday. “He is no longer immune, his regime is no longer immune. If he fires at us, we will destroy his forces,” Netanyahu said, speaking at an event organized by the […]

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Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking tougher line on Iran

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

BERLIN: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran, as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal. With partners in Berlin, Paris and London still reeling from President Donald Trump’s decision last month to exit the […]

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Netanyahu to push hard line on Iran during Europe trip

By   /  June 2, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Europe Monday to push his uncompromising stance on Iran to leaders eager to salvage the nuclear agreement after the United States withdrew. Netanyahu, a fierce opponent of the agreement and the Iranian regime, will meet in turn with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron […]

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Following US lead, Paraguay relocates embassy to J’lem

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM: Paraguay officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the third country to do so after the U.S. and Guatemala. An inauguration ceremony was attended by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a speech delivered at the ceremony, Netanyahu said: “This is a big […]

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Netanyahu hails US embassy’s opening ceremony in Jerusalem

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM,  (Xinhua) — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu praised on Monday the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem as a “great day for peace,” as 43 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza amidst ongoing clashes. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the new U.S. embassy, Netanyahu regarded it as a historic moment, saying “we gather […]

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Israeli PM says better to confront Iran sooner than later

By   /  May 6, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of supplying advanced weapons to Syria that pose a danger to Israel, saying it’s better to confront Tehran sooner rather than later. Israel has repeatedly warned it will not tolerate a lasting Iranian military presence in neighboring Syria, and is believed to have been behind recent […]

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Abbas apologizes for comments decried as anti-Semitic

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

RAMALLAH, May 4 (Xinhua) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas apologized on Friday for his statements that were widely considered as anti-Semitic while addressing the Palestinian National Council (PNC) opening session. He said in a press statement that “if people were offended by my statements in front of the PNC, especially people of the Jewish faith, […]

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Iran says Netanyahu lies about nuclear program to influence Trump

By   /  May 2, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

TEHRAN, (Xinhua) — Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday dismissed recent allegations by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as lies aimed at influencing U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming decision about the Iranian nuclear deal. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said in a statement that “the ridiculous propagandist presentations of the premier of the Zionist regime […]

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