Posts tagged as Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu refuses to call fresh elections amid growing pressure

Monday, November 19, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday remained defiant in the face of growing pressure to call fresh elections, saying it would be “irresponsible” to do so at such a critical juncture. Netanyahu is under pressure to call fresh elections after his defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman of the Yisrael Beitenu party, resigned over a controversial ceasefire deal during one of the worst escalations of violence between Israel and Islamist militants in…

Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, second country to follow U.S. lead

Monday, May 21, 2018

Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the inauguration ceremony. The United States relocated its embassy to Jerusalem a week ago, drawing Palestinian anger. It was followed by Guatemala on Wednesday. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest…