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Respecting Women By Erasing Them: Ultra-Orthodox Publications Delete Images of Female Cabinet Members in Government Picture Including Justice Minister and Gender Equality Minister

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have yet another triumph of Orthodoxy in the removal of all female cabinet members from an official picture with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. There are three new female cabinet members — Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Culture Minister Miri Regev and Minister for Senior Citizens Gila Gamliel — but you would never know it […]

Israel Detains Palestinian Soccer Player Hours After Promising to Relax Restrictions

2 days agoSports : Vice: Sports

The detention and release of Sameh Maraabah comes less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to stop impeding the movement of Palestine's soccer teams.

Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be allowed to expand, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.

Netanyahu Appoints Former UN Envoy as Israeli Head of Foreign Ministry

According to media reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday appointed former Ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold, known for his right-wing political views, as director general of the country's Foreign Ministry.

Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear arms ban at a United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.

Netanyahu cancels controversial ‘apartheid’ buses plan, but there have been segregated West Bank buses for years

Yesterday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu axed a plan that would segregate buses between Palestinian and Israeli riders in the West Bank, however, since 2013 Israel has already had in place a segregated line that transports Palestinian workers into Israel. The reason? Settlers did not want to ride with Palestinians.

Benjamin Netanyahu nixes bias bus plan

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The plan's mastermind, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, said it was connected solely to security. The settlers had complained of safety concerns and alleged harassment of female riders by Arab passengers.

Netanyahu renews support for two-state solution with Palestinians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his commitment on Wednesday to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during a heated campaign for a March election.

Netanyahu Cancels Bus Segregation Plan Amid Coalition Chaos

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrapped a proposed plan on Wednesday that would have prevented Palestinians from riding on buses in the West Bank alongside Jewish settlers. The pilot program would have required Palestinians...Show More Summary

Netanyahu’s New Government: Muddled, Contradictory, and Doomed?

Late Wednesday night, with less than an hour left until his mandate as Prime Minister of Israel expired, Benjamin Netanyahu managed to build a coalition government of sixty-one members of the Knesset, the absolute minimum needed for him to remain in office. Show More Summary

Netanyahu tightens grip on Israel's communications sector

JERUSALEM/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Concerns about Israel's commitment to competition in the telecoms sector have grown after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the director-general of communications and took over the ministry himself.

West Bank Bus Segregation Plan Nixed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overruled on Wednesday a defense ministry proposal to ban Palestinians from riding the same buses as Jewish settlers.

Netanyahu suspends Palestinians-only bus program

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended on Wednesday new bus travel and checkpoint regulations for Palestinian laborers only hours after they were imposed to an outcry by critics accusing Israel of racial segregation.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Calls Off Controversial West Bank Bus Segregation Plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minster has overruled his defense minister and called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses. An official in the prime minister's office said Benjamin NetanyahuShow More Summary

Netanyahu Vows to 'Discuss Measures' to Help Palestinian Football

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised "a number of measures" to support Palestinian football in a meeting with FIFA head Sepp Blatter.

Off to a Great Start

Good Lord. A member of Benjamin Netanyahu's new cabinet is trolling President Obama on twitter. Uri Ariel, Agriculture Minister from the far-right Jewish Home party is now trolling President Obama on twitter about his government's refusal to budge on settlements or East Jerusalem. Tweet after the jump... Read More ?

Netanyahu To Appoint Opponent of Palestinian Statehood As Head Of Peace Talks

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under increasing pressure from President Barack Obama to prove his commitment to a two-state solution, is likely to name a new top negotiator for talks with the Palestinians. But...Show More Summary

Netanyahu: Jerusalem was always the capital ‘of the Jewish people alone’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Jerusalem has always been the capital "of the Jewish people alone, not of any other people" at a Jerusalem Day ceremony on Ammunition Hill, in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem on May 17. Netanyahu also pledged to "continue to build and nurture [Jerusalem], to expand her neighborhoods."

Israel’s Netanyahu stops short of creating a Ministry of Magic

last weekNews : BlogPost

JERUSALEM — In his inauguration speech on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried the problems he faced piecing together a ruling coalition despite an unexpected win at the polls in March. Indeed, it took "King Bibi" nearly two long, arduous months to reach agreements with four other parties to create the new government. He […]

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