The corruption scandals plaguing Netanyahu and his family, explained

Netanyahu appeared to be in increasing peril as of last week, when Ari Harow, his American-born former chief of staff, became a state witness. Despite it all, Netanyahu has remained confident. He has accused the Israeli media of peddling “fake news” about the scandals. On Monday, responding to an article predicting his ouster, Netanyahu tweeted two words: ‘Won’t happen.’

Trump promises Israel that Iran will never get bomb

President Donald Trump hailed the United States’ “unbreakable” bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon.

Obama and Netanyahu to meet Wednesday

The meeting was agreed upon following talks between the Prime Minister’s Office and the White House and was confirmed after the signing of the new US-Israel military aid package. It will be the first meeting between the two leaders since November 2015 and likely be the last as Obama approaches the conclusion of his presidency.

US and Israel conclude landmark 10-year defense deal

The United States and Israel have concluded a landmark aid agreement worth at least $38 billion, the largest pledge to an ally in American history, which will govern their defense relationship through 2028.

Mahmoud Abbas agrees to talk with Netanyahu in Moscow

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to direct talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Russia, Interfax news agency cited the Palestinian embassy in Moscow as saying on Monday.

Putin said willing to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Amid speculation over a developing Egyptian bid to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said late Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was willing to host Israeli and Palestinian leaders for direct talks.

Obama sets dangerous terms for generous military aid package to Israel

U.S. and Israeli officials are nearing completion of protracted negotiations over a planned decade-long deal for U.S. military assistance, despite deep bilateral political discord stemming mainly from nearly unbridled enmity between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu rejects Obama’s assertion that Israel now supports Iran accord

Israel on Friday firmly rejected US President Barack Obama’s claim that its officials now support last year’s nuclear deal with Iran. Far from accepting Obama’s assertion, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s stance had not changed, while the Israeli Defense Ministry compared the accord to the Munich Agreement signed by the European powers with Nazi Germany in 1938.

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