Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them

By Isabel Kershner, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Peter Baker, NY Times— Under intense pressure from President Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Thursday barred two members of the United States Congress from entering Israel, reversing a previous decision to admit two of the president’s most outspoken critics. By enlisting a foreign power to take…

Netanyahu: If I’m re-elected, I’ll extend sovereignty to West Bank settlements

By TOI Staff— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Saturday to extend Israeli sovereignty to the settlements of the West Bank if he is re-elected in Tuesday’s elections. Flatly ruling out Palestinian statehood, which he said would “endanger our existence,” Netanyahu promised to permanently maintain overall Israeli security control in the West Bank and to…

Netanyahu to be indicted for bribery by Israel’s attorney general

By David Isaac, World Israel News Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced on Thursday that he will file charges in all three criminal investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The decision was expected throughout the day, and tension was high in political circles ahead of the long-awaited announcement. The charges came despite a last-minute Likud…

Lavrov Issues Rare Rebuke of Iran for Calling for Israel’s Destruction

By Herb Keinon, JPost— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov chastised Iran on Monday for calling for Israel’s destruction during a panel discussion in Moscow where Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was sitting with him on the dais. “We have stated many times that we won’t accept the statements that Israel, as a Zionist state, should…

Israeli PM Netanyahu Slams Tehran Regime Over Treatment of Iranian Christians

By Algemeiner— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the Tehran regime on Friday over its treatment of Iranian Christians. Referring to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent Twitter Christmas greeting, Netanyahu noted, “Saying ‘Merry Christmas’ while jailing Christians in your own country is the height of hypocrisy.” Addressing Iranian Christians directly, Netanyahu said, “We stand…

Israeli Prime Minister Offers to Give Christians Guided Tour of Israel for Christmas 2018

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post— https://www.christianpost.com/news/israeli-prime-minister-offers-give-christians-guided-tour-israel-christmas-2018-211298/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday wished “Merry Christmas” to Christians and said he is “very proud” to be the leader of a country that doesn’t shy away from saying “Christmas.” “It’s a pleasure for me, on Christmas Eve, to be here, standing in Jerusalem, the holy city,” Netanyahu…