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Who Is Tzipi Hotovely, Israel's Right-wing Deputy Foreign Minister

As Israel's second highest ranking diplomat, Hotovely has advocated for the annexation of parts of the West Bank and dreams of an Israeli flag on the Temple Mount Tzipi Hotovely sit on a discussion with the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women in 2011 Emil Salman Tzipi Hotovely, Israel's deput

HAARETZ.COM - 2017-11-23 10:12:37

Netanyahu considers firing deputy FM over explosive i24NEWS interview: report

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is examining legal options for sacking his deputy foreign minister after she accused "most Jews" in the United States of not serving their country and living "very convenient lives", Israeli television station Hadashot reported on Thursday. Tzipi Hotovely,

I24NEWS - 2017-11-23 14:30:54

US Reform chief demands Netanyahu give Hotovely the boot

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, head of the umbrella group for American Reform Jews, demanded on Thursday that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu show the door to his deputy foreign minister for her "ill informed and insulting views" about American Jewry. In an explosive interview with i24NEWS on Wednesda

I24NEWS - 2017-11-23 21:23:15

Netanyahu condemns deputy FM for deriding 'convenient lives' of US Jews

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday condemned as "offensive" comments made by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely during an i24NEWS interview on Wednesday in which she disparaged the "convenient lives" of US Jews who "never send their children to fight for their country" and "do

I24NEWS - 2017-11-23 08:37:47

Ex-minister Saar says will declare candidacy for PM 'at the right time'

Former Education and Interior Minister, Gideon Sa'ar confirmed he sees himself as a potential heir to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declaring his intention to run for office "at the right time" in an interview with i24NEWS on Thursday. "This will be for the public to decide," he told the Spin R

I24NEWS - 2017-11-23 22:03:36

Israel May Raise 2019 Budget Deficit to 2.9%

The treasury is likely to violate the terms of the budget law in 2019 and write a budget that calls for a deficit of 2.9% of gross domestic product and maybe even 3.5%, officials in the Finance Ministry and Prime Minster's Office are saying. The wider deficit is expected to win the backing of Prime

HAARETZ.COM - 2017-11-23 01:46:00

Israeli official under fire for comments on American Jews' military service

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A top Israeli diplomat was rebuked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday for suggesting that American Jews have a poor commitment to service in the U.S. military. Asked in an English-language television interview about criticism of Israeli policies by some U.S. Jews

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-23 12:59:38

Netanyahu coalition under threat over railway repairs on Shabbat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor and Social Services Minister Haim Katz met with the heads of United Torah Judaism and Shas Wednesday night in an attempt to resolve a dispute over Shabbat train repairs that has put Netanyahu’s coalition in jeopardy. UTJ head Ya’acov Litzman warned Wednes

JERUSALEM POST - 2017-11-23 03:15:00

My Word: When Sadat showed the way

The distance between Cairo and Jerusalem is some 425 kilometers (approximately 265 miles). Not much in terms of travel, but when then Egyptian president Anwar Sadat made the journey to Jerusalem in November 1977, it was as momentous as a modern Exodus. As journalist Calev Ben-David writing about it

JERUSALEM POST - 2017-11-23 20:26:00

State Attorney begs MKs: Don’t tie my hands

A bill that would bar police from making recommendations to the attorney-general at the end of criminal investigations would make it harder for the state prosecution to do its job, State Attorney Shai Nitzan told the Knesset Interior Committee on Tuesday. The committee is headed by MK David Amsalem

JERUSALEM POST - 2017-11-22 02:04:00

Likud boots Begin from committee over Netanyahu investigations bill

Coalition chairman David Bitan, of Likud, forced MK Bennie Begin out of the Knesset Interior Committee Wednesday, because the latter would not support legislation that is seen as a way to impact the outcome of investigations into allegations of corruption by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The b

JERUSALEM POST - 2017-11-22 18:06:00

WASHINGTON WATCH: Waiting for peace

There are at least three reasons the Trump Middle East Peace Plan – no matter its merits – will fail: US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. They’re all talk and no walk. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Trump is

JERUSALEM POST - 2017-11-22 22:03:00

Putin Calls Trump, Netanyahu to Discuss Syria After Surprise Assad Meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the civil war in Syria on Tuesday, with Putin stressing the importance of finding a political solution after meeting with Syria's president, according to the Kremlin. Putin on Tuesday also held phone calls with a number of Mi


Egyptian Ambassador to Israel: Chaos will break out without peace with the Palestinians

Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Hazem Khairat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Army radio to take historic steps for peace, warning that without a two-state solution, chaos would break out. “We have to be optimistic there is no other option (to two-states), without this chaos wi


Netanyahu: Right's professional criticism not incitement

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a balanced response Monday to the uproar over photos that surfaced of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a keffiyeh after he rejected an appeal from Hebron shooter Elor Azaria for a shortened jail sentence. Israel Police confirmed it had launched an investigati


Netanyahu bemoans lack of 'Palestinian Sadat' at special Knesset meeting

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday lamented the lack of a Palestinian Anwar Sadat during a special Knesset session on Tuesday marking 40 years since the peace-making  Egyptian president’s historic address to the Israeli parliament. Netanyahu quoted Sadat as telling the Knesset on Novembe


Netanyahu to bridge troubled EU waters, makes first premier visit in 22 years

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the first Israeli prime minister to visit the European Union in 22-years, when he heads to Brussels next month. Lithuania is expected to invite Netanyahu to meet with the EU’s 28 foreign ministers at a breakfast, prior to their monthly meeting. Be the first


The Israel-Sunni alliance

AN INTERESTING notion has been introduced to Israel’s public discourse over recent years. It states that Israel has managed to develop unprecedented relations with the Arab Sunni states. And when Israelis talk about “the Sunni world,” they are mostly referring to Saudi Arabia. The main broadcaster


Israel's ultra-Orthodox and Netanyahu vs. the Public

Two recent legal moves demonstrate an ultra-Orthodox appetite that will never be satisfied and a prime minister who is prepared to do their bidding to assure his political survival Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman gives a press conference at the Sheba Medical Centre at Tel HaShomer near Tel


Israeli Police Arrive at Netanyahu's Home to Question Him in Corruption Investigation

(ANTIMEDIA)- Police arrived at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence on Sunday as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption allegations, the Independent reports. We're revolutionizing the news industry, but we need your help! Click here to get started. The accusations