Israel and Sudan agreed to normalize relations between them through American mediation. Sudan is the third Arab country to establish relations with Israel within two months. The Palestinians condemn the agreement and consider it a “new stab in the back of the Palestinian people” and a “political sin.”
The World Zionist Organization (WZO) met this week for three days. The WZO was established in 1897 by Theodore Herzl. The usual meeting takes place in Jerusalem, but this week it was done virtually because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Seven hundred delegates and observers from over 30 countries took part in the conference.
As part of a high-level delegation, the United Arab Emirates’ Economy and Finance Ministers arrived in Israel, where they were received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two sides will sign several agreements in the fields of visas, aviation, investment, science and technology.
Israelis in their tens of thousands took to the streets on Saturday in protest against the Netanyahu led administration’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic. After three weeks of total confinement the protesters demanded the resignation of the nation’s premier, Benjamin Netanyahu. Now, this is the third one of this week.
Israel’s secular democrats are not willing to accept the limitations made by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. These guidelines limited demonstrations to within one kilometer of demonstrators’ homes.
Israel is in a lockdown for at least the next few weeks. As result, many businesses are closed. Schools are closed, even though the period of the lockdown falls during the holiday season, when schools would be closed anyway. However, there are many restrictions on holiday celebrations.
Democracy gives the right of the people to demonstrate and should also give the right for its people to pray together. This is the complaint of the religious parties and communities in Israel, faced with a lockdown during the holiday season, which began the day before the Jewish new year.
Following an agreement with UAE, a peace treaty with another Arab country Bahrain is a new step in a cherished dream of Israel and America to win recognition of the Jewish State of Israel without having to complete negotiations for the two state solution which has been most difficult considering the objection of the Palestinians to any type of compromise.
Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t have to step down from his position of leadership due to his pending graft case. AG Mandelblit spoke during an Israel Bar Association conference in Herzliya earlier this week. The AG added that Netanyahu is not allowed to appoint legal officials while case is pending.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be able to remain in office even when his corruption trial starts in January. This was the decision of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday. This is on the condition that Netanyahu will refrain from interfering with law enforcement appointments and actions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has exempted Shin Bet and Mossad security officials from his trip to the United Arab Emirates. He is set to hold talks with the Emirati leadership on the new diplomatic alliance that will see the two nations forge closer ties.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a rutted few months trying to appease a nation that has become increasingly critical of his leadership. Tens of thousands of Israelis continue to take part in demonstrations across the country calling for his resignation.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Jerusalem on Monday to meet with Israeli officials. The purpose of the trip is to support President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan and Israel’s proximity to Arab countries. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then met with Pompeo in the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Abraham Accords— the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates— is exciting to almost all Israelis and brings a new beginning in development of peace in the Middle East. The UAE is the first Gulf Arab nation to make peace with Israel. Egypt and Jordan already have friendly relations with Israel.
Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that his country had submitted “legitimate requests” to acquire F-35s. On Thursday, CNN cited US State Department sources and members of Congress stating that Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, was behind the push to complete the deal.
After statements about “contacts” between his country and Israel, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry relieved its spokesman, Haydar Sadig, from his post. The ministry had expressed its “surprise” at Sadig’s statements, and confirmed that it did not discuss establishing relations with Israel.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates have launched direct telephone service after agreeing last week to normalize relations. This will enable direct telephone calls between the two countries from now on. The two foreign ministers “telephoned and exchanged greetings after the historic peace deal,” a statement said.
Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said in an interview with Israeli army radio on Sunday that agreements with Bahrain, Oman, and Sudan could soon follow the recent UAE-Israel diplomatic agreement. Bahrain and Oman welcomed the UAE-Israel diplomatic agreement but did not comment on their relationship with Israel.
After three elections, Israel was not able to reach a majority coalition of 61 mandates. Under the pressure of Coronavirus, it was able to reach a compromise between the two largest parties: Blue and White and Likud. Benny Gantz broke off from Blue and White to join in with Likud.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing immense criticism from the Israeli citizenry for his poor handling of the coronavirus crisis, and the current economic turmoil that is devastating the country. Currently locked in an unfavorable political arrangement, he’s apparently looking for a way out.
So what’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu up to? Well, a section of Israel’s local media have reported that sources close to the country’s premier have leaked information to the effect that the veteran ruler is keen on dissolving the coalition government currently governing the nation.
The Knesset’s coronavirus committee voted on Monday to keep swimming pools and beaches open during weekends. The move was approved despite the second wave of coronavirus that recently hit the country. Authorities continue to evaluate different measures to contain the spread of the virus.
Thousands protested in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday evening to express their opposition to the government’s efforts to fight the coronavirus and overcome the economic consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country. They gathered in front of the Prime Minister’s residence as well as one of the city’s parks.
Israeli police are using water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters outside the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Many are demonstrating against the prime minister’s leadership due to the bribery and breach of trust charges that he faces, and his poor handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Israel is unable to contain the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. The government plans to impose new restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus. From the evening of Friday, restaurants can no longer serve their customers, and are only allowed to deliver food.
Thousands of Israeli citizens took to the streets of Jerusalem until late in the evening of July 14 in protest against the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding for his resignation. Netanyahu is still involved in a threefold trial on charges of fraud, corruption and abuse of office.
Israelis have gone out into the streets demonstrating against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Thousands of protesters tried to break into the Prime Minister’s home in Jerusalem. The demonstrators, carrying torches, had to be pulled away from the gate by police.
In a new development on the Palestinian scene, and as Israel prepares to annex parts of the West Bank, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement, Gabriel Rajoub, met with the deputy head of the political bureau of Hamas, Saleh Al-Aarawi, via video conference.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, his partner in the coalition government, have clashed following the arrest of three protesters demonstrating against Netanyahu’s leadership. They were arrested at a “black flag” rally against Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the ambition to eventually etch his name in the history books as the leader who annexed the West Bank. The move will be a crucial milestone in his legacy. His annexation plans are, however, set to hit a few major hurdles.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has clarified that Palestinians residing in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley won’t get Israeli citizenship after annexation. Speaking to the Makor Rishon newspaper on Thursday, the prime minister said that the whole area will be under the control of the Israeli military forces, and there will be no special privileges for Palestinians residing there.
The trial of Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s is set to test the Israeli justice system now more than ever before. On Sunday, the Prime Minister appeared before the court for the first time as a defendant. He chastised the country’s judicial system, which he claimed was rigged against him, and out to denigrate his political career.
The Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request not to attend the start of his criminal trial, scheduled to kick off on Sunday. Instead, he will be required to appear for the opening hearing on Sunday. The Israeli Prime Minister will now have to appear in person during the opening of his trial to respond to allegations of fraud, corruption, and abuse of office.
The largest government in Israeli history was sworn in after a year and a half, in which the Knesset dissolved for three consecutive elections. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his coalition’s immediate challenge is to provide jobs. The 35th government is the largest in history, with 36 ministers and 16 deputy ministers.
The Israeli Knesset today approved the new government of national unity between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. The vote brings to an end the longest political crisis in the modern history of the Jewish state. Today’s vote came after Thursday’s postponement, giving it an outright majority.
Israel is in the last steps before swearing in their new government on Thursday. With 36 ministerial positions, it will be the largest government in Israeli history. The new government was formed after two unsuccessful elections, and through the efforts of President Reuven Rivlin to unite the two sides: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz.
The Israeli parliament today approved the formation of a government of national unity between the acting Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his erstwhile rival, Benny Gantz. This ends the longest political crisis in modern Israeli history. The leaders are now expected to swear in the power-sharing government next week.
After failing to form a coalition government in three elections, it was decided that the two sides— Benny Gantz’s Israel Resilience Party, and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud— should compromise. The compromise was made in the light of the emergency created by the Coronavirus.
Bank Hapaolim, a major Israeli bank, agreed to pay $30 million in fines over its involvement in a scandal involving soccer’s world governing body, FIFA. Bank employees agreed to lauder kickbacks and bribes from December 2010-February 2015, which were given in exchange for broadcasting rights for sports marketing executives.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed confidence that the US will give Israel the green light to go ahead with its West Bank annexation plans. Netanyahu’s coalition government, which includes his centrist rival, Benny Gantz, will begin discussions on the matter on July 1.
Thousands of protesters turned to Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to demonstrate against a unity government deal between the country’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former opposition leader Benny Gantz. The protesters claim that the move was an affront to the country’s democracy under Prime Minister Netanyahu’s leadership.
Over 2,000 Israelis have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to protest the unity government agreement between Benny Gantz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It leaves Netanyahu in power, even as he prepares to go to trial for a slew of corruption cases.
On Monday, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his political rival, Benny Gantz, of the Israel Resilience Party signed a coalition government agreement. The consensus ended a string of deadlocked elections and saber-rattling between the two principal candidates for prime minister.
After a year— and three non-conclusive legislative elections— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top rival, Benny Gantz, a former general, and leader of the Blue and White party, agreed to form a national unity government. Under the agreement, the post of Prime Minister will be rotated between the two leaders.
After many attempts to form a new government in Israel, and three elections in one year, an agreement was finally made between Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz of the Israel Resilience Party. The two will form an emergency unity government. Gantz’s party will receive sixteen ministerial positions and Likud will have fourteen.
Israel has had three elections in the past year, and is still waiting for the final decision between Israel Resilience Party leader Benny Gantz and Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu to form a united coalition. They are very close to finalizing the Unified government. One of the major issues which still needs an agreement from Gantz is the annexation of parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.
In February, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel Institute of Biological Research to join fight against the coronavirus pandemic. They are making “significant progress,” and are now commencing animal trials, using rodents. The laboratory is located in Nes Ziona, in central Israel, and hopefully positive results will come from these tests.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to self-quarantine on Monday after one of his aides tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement, Netanyahu’s office clarified that the quarantine decision was merely precautionary, as Netanyahu hadn’t come into any recent contact with the ailing aide.