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Speaking exclusively to CNN a day after the United Nations Assembly voted against Trump’s move, Netanyahu said the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem could lead the way for others to follow.

“We’re now talking to several countries who are seriously considering saying exactly the same thing as the United States and moving their embassies to Jerusalem,” Netanyahu told CNN.

‘Historical truth’

“Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years from the time of King David. It has been the capital of Israel for 70 years, and it’s about time that the US said, and I’m glad they said, ‘This is the capital and we recognize it’ and I think that’s going to be followed by other countries.”

Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel breaking with the international consensus that the final status of the holy city should be decided as part of the peace process. Multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions have called for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.

If other nations follow Trump’s lead “exactly,” as Netanyahu suggested, it would be a diplomatic victory for the Israelis and a blow to the Palestinians.

Netanyahu would not specify which countries were in contact with Israel about moving their embassies “because I want it to succeed,” indicating that the announcement isn’t set in stone.

Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel was widely criticized by the international community.

Palestinian leaders also condemned the US’s stance, declaring they would not welcome US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, said, “The United States is no longer an honest broker in the peace process. We will not accept any plan from the US because of its bias and violation of international law.”

In response, Macron said France believes there is no alternative to a two-state solution.

‘Negotiations’

Pressed on whether he would be ready to negotiate the future of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, Netanyahu said he was “willing to put my position forward.”

“Our position is Jerusalem remaining a united, safe and secure city, freedom of worship for all faiths which we guarantee and, by the way, in the Middle East, we’re just about the only ones that guarantee this freedom of worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.

“That’s my vision of Jerusalem. Palestinians may have a different vision. They should come and negotiate. They say they won’t negotiate; they’re walking away from the negotiation table… again.”

“You want peace, go to negotiate peace.”

‘Two-state solution’

Pressed on whether he would openly commit to a two-state solution, which remains the international consensus for the region, Netanyahu demurred, committing “to a situation where the Palestinians can govern themselves.” Netanyahu insisted Israel must remain in charge of security in the entire West Bank.

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Kenya is a close ally of Israel and the swearing-in of reelected President Uhuru Kenyatta is a good reason to go to Africa, a senior diplomatic official said Monday, explaining why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fly for a day to Nairobi on Tuesday.

Netanyahus decision to go to the ceremony has raised some eyebrows, since the August results were hotly contested by main opposition candidate Raila Odinga, who boycotted a Supreme Court mandated re-vote in October. The entire election process has been marred by violence.

The official said that Netanyahus visit is not only about the inauguration, but that bilateral meetings with other African heads of state have been set up, including with the presidents of Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

Because of security concerns, Netanyahu is not expected to take part in the main inauguration ceremony to be held at the 60,000-seat Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

Rather, after landing in the morning and being received in an official ceremony, Netanyahu is scheduled to take part in an event at the Presidential palace, where he will have a joint meeting with some 10 African leaders including the presidents of Togo, Namibia and Botswana, the prime minister of Ethiopia and the vice president of Nigeria followed by the bilateral discussions. He is scheduled to be on the ground for just a few hours and will fly back to Israel on Tuesday evening.

Speaking about the visit at the Likud faction meeting on Monday, Netanyahu referred to Kenyatta as my friend. Pointing out that this will be his third visit to Africa in 18 months, Netanyahu said: This tells you about the importance that we in Israel attribute to Africa, and no less importantly, the importance Africa places on strengthening ties with Israel.

Diplomatic officials deflected criticism that Netanyahu is attending the ceremony even though it was contested and marred by violence, saying that the international community accepted the Supreme Courts authorization of the second election results, which Kenyatta won by a margin of some 98%. Less than 40% of the electorate took part in that vote, however.

This is a way of building strong relations with Africa, and Kenya is a major player in East Africa, one western diplomatic official said of Netanyahus visit. He said that the international community largely accepted the results of the elections out of a realization that if it is not Kenyatta, it will be chaos.

Kenyatta, who has been president since 2013, defeated former prime minister Odinga in the elections in August, by some eight percentage points. Odinga did not accept the results, alleging that they had been hacked, and challenged them in court.

In early September the Kenyan Supreme Court acknowledged irregularities, and, in a surprise move, nullified the results, ordering new elections, which were held in October.

Odinga, however, boycotted those elections, saying there was no guarantee that those results would also not be tampered with. Without Odingas participation, Kenyatta won a landslide victory, which was validated earlier this month by the Supreme Court. That decision was not recognized by Odinga, and he is expected to hold a parallel swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday in protest.

Netanyahu has met twice with Kenyatta over the last two years, once in Nairobi, and once in Jerusalem.

Kenyas media is reporting that some 13 heads of state will attend the swearing-in ceremony, as well as lower-level representatives from numerous other countries, including the US, Britain and China.

Both Kenyatta and Odinga are considered friends of Israel. Kenyatta visited Israel in 2016, the first Kenyan president to do so since Daniel Moi in 1994.

During that visit, Netanyahu characterized the relationship between the two countries that goes back over 50 years as remarkable.

Netanyahu visited Kenyatta in Nairobi a few months later on the first visit by an Israeli prime minister to Africa in some 30 years.

Standing next to Netanyahu in Nairobi, Kenyatta said it would be foolhardy for Africa not to cooperate closely with Israel, adding that this would be like an ostrich burying its head.

Odinga, too, has a relationship with Israel, having visited the country a number of times, the last time in May when he delivered a lecture at the Hebrew University and also visited the Western Wall. Pictures of him in a kippa and holding a Bible at the Wall were circulated widely on social media.

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Israel- based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drugmaker, announced last Thursday that it was cutting 14,000 jobs worldwide. The cuts are expected to include about 1,700 jobs in Israel, roughly one-quarter of its local workforce. “Closing Teva is an attack against the state of Israel,” read one poster.

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Binyamin “Bibi” Netanyahu (Hebrew: “” , born 21 October 1949) is the Prime Minister of Israel[1][2] and leader of the HaLikud party. He was also the Prime Minister of Israel from June 1996 to July 1999. Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister born after the establishment of the state of Israel.

Netanyahu was commander in the Israel Defense Forces. He fought in the raid on Lebanon in 1968. He also fought in the raid on Yarden in 1968.

Books:Through the years Netanyahu authored five books, three of which focus on counter-terrorism. The books he authored include:

Articles:

AlphabeticalYigal Allon (HaMa’arakh) —- Ehud Barak (Yisrael Ahat – HaAvoda) —- Menachem Begin (HaLikud) —- David Ben-Gurion (Mapai) —- Levi Eshkol (Mapai / HaMa’arakh) —-Golda Meir (HaMa’arakh) —- Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud) —- Ehud Olmert (Kadima) —- Shimon Peres (HaMa’arakh / HaAvoda) —-Yitzhak Rabin (HaMa’arakh / HaAvoda) —- Yitzhak Shamir (HaLikud) —- Moshe Sharett (Mapai) —- Ariel Sharon (HaLikud / Kadima)

ChronologicalDavid Ben-Gurion (Mapai, 1948-1954) —- Moshe Sharett (Mapai, 1954-1955) —- David Ben-Gurion (Mapai, 1955-1963) —- Levi Eshkol (Mapai, 1963-1965; HaMa’arakh, 1965-1969) —-Yigal Allon (acting) (HaMa’arakh, 1969) —- Golda Meir (HaMa’arakh, 1969-1974) —- Yitzhak Rabin (HaMa’arakh, 1974-1977) —- Shimon Peres (acting) (HaMa’arakh, 1977) —-Menachem Begin (HaLikud, 1977-1983) —- Yitzhak Shamir (HaLikud, 1983-1984) —- Shimon Peres (HaMa’arakh, 1984-1986) —- Yitzhak Shamir (HaLikud, 1986-1992) —-Yitzhak Rabin (HaAvoda, 1992-1995) —- Shimon Peres (partly acting) (HaAvoda, 1995-1996) —- Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud, 1996-1999) —- Ehud Barak (Yisrael Ahat – HaAvoda, 1999-2001) —-Ariel Sharon (HaLikud, 2001-2005; Kadima, 2005-2006) —- Ehud Olmert (partly acting) (Kadima, 2006-2009) —- Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud, 2009-)

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Iran hates Israel so much it ordered one of its wrestlers to throw a match to avoid facing an Israeli in the following round … promptingBenjamin Netanyahuto rip the Iran regime a new one.

The Israeli Prime Minister posted this video Monday after Ali Reza Karimi of Iran was ordered by his coach to throw his match against Russia’s Alikhan Zhabrailov at the U-23 World Championships in Poland. The reason? He would’ve faced Israel’s Uri Kalashnikov in the second round.

As Netanyahu says in the video, Iran forbids its athletes from competing against Israelis. He says, “Now that’s not surprising, given that the regime in Tehran calls for the destruction of all Israelis, the destruction of Israel.”

Check it out … Netanyahu challenges the world to “show Iran’s regime that hating others will never make you a champion. It only makes you a pathetic and insecure loser.”

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Amid reports of an alleged Israeli aircraft attack on an Iranian base outside of Damascus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that an Iranian presence in Syria will not become a reality.

Let me reiterate Israels policy. We will not allow a regime hell bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state to acquire nuclear weapons. We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state, he said.

The statement is part of a larger message that was taped in Jerusalem on Thursday, and which will be aired for the first time at the annual Saban Forum in Washington DC on Sunday.

According to foreign media reports, Israeli launched five air-to-surface missiles from Lebanese airspace toward an Iranian base near the town of El Kiswah, 15 km. southwest of the Syrian capital.

Syrias SANA state news agency reported that regime air defenses confronted an Israeli attack with ground-to-ground missiles and that the air defenses intercepted and destroyed three Israeli missiles.

The Arabic-language al-Masdar news agency reported that two of the Israeli missiles fired toward the 1st Division ammunition depot hit the targets. Satellite imagery of the base showed significant damage to the site.

Israel rarely comments on foreign reports of military activity in Syria, though in the past it has publicly admitted to having struck over 100 Hezbollah convoys and other targets there, with Netanyahu saying that strikes will continue when we have information and operational feasibility.

In September, BBC revealed satellite imagery purporting to show that Iran had established a military base with several buildings that likely house soldiers and military vehicles.

According to the report, which was based on a western intelligence source, the Iranian base is some 50 km. north of Israels Golan Heights.

While the BBC stated that it could not independently verify the purpose of the base and the presence of Iranian troops, Israel has warned of the growing entrenchment of Iran in Syria.

Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over the growing Iranian presence on its borders and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon from Tehran via Syria, stressing that both are redlines for the Jewish state.

Recently, Israeli officials have said the IDF would not allow Iran to establish a military foothold within 40 km. of the border.

According to Channel 10 a senior White House official reassured Israel that the US would not withdraw from Syria without a permanent agreement.

The official added: The cease-fire agreement is only the first stage. Together with the Russians, we will try to expand the buffer zone and distance the Iranians 20 km. from the northern Golan Heights, and perhaps even to Damascus.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has told Israel that Moscow has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hezbollah forces will not be allowed to enter. The statement attributed to an Israeli diplomatic official by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper said Russia had refused the Israeli request for a 40-km. buffer zone, but expressed willingness to extend a 10-15 km. off-limits zone.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has warned repeatedly of Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country, saying in mid-November that Israel will simply not allow for Shiite consolidation and Iranian entrenchment in Syria, nor will we allow Syria to become a forward operating base against the State of Israel.

Liberman also has warned repeatedly that while there is no interest by Israel to enter into Syrias seven-year civil war, I advise our neighbors not to test us.

Last month, Liberman asked for an increase of NIS 4.8 billion to the IDFs budget, citing significant security challenges that have dramatically changed Israels security situation, including the massive Russian presence in Syria; precision weapons in the hands of groups such as Hezbollah; and the dramatic acceleration of Irans military industry.

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Israel wont allow Iran to establish a military base in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he called on the world to halt Irans development of ballistic missiles, nuclear power and its support of global terrorism.

We have to act now against Iran, Netanyahu said on Wednesday afternoon at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference.

These comments come the same week that Israeli forces allegedly executed two air strikes against Syria, including one on an Iranian military base and the other on a Syrian military research center.

We will not let them establish themselves in Syria, Netanyahu said. We mean what we say and we say what we mean, he added.

During his short talk, his only scheduled English address for the day, he did not address US President Donald Trump’s pending recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital.

Instead he used the stage to urge the diplomats in the room to send a cable to their governments urging more pressure on Iran with regard to human rights and halting Irans nuclear capacity.

He asked the diplomats to support efforts by the US and Israel to create a series of safeguards around the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that addresses flaws in the agreement that would allow Iran to quickly become a nuclear power once it ends.

If Iran continues unabated they will have nuclear weapons in a decade, he said.

Tehran is also developing an intercontinental ballistic missile with global reach, Netanyahu said.

He pointed to a map of the world, including the Middle East, with countries under Iranian influence in black, to show how it was slowly taking over the region, creating a land bridge reaching to the Mediterranean sea.

Hamas and Hezbollah would not last a day without Iran, Netanyahu said.

To the diplomats he added, protect the flames of liberty and the flames of progress.

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The protests in Tel Aviv on Saturday were the largest of the weekly gatherings against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing multiplecorruption allegations.

The draft legislation would block Israel’s police from publishing findings and issuing recommendations to the prosecutor’s office on indictments related to public officials.

Supporters say the bill would protect suspects’ rights, but critics have said the changeswould only serve to keep the public in the dark on criminal investigations into Netanyahu.

The bill comes upfor a second reading in the Knesset on Monday.

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Case 1000,Case 2000

The prime minister is suspected of involvement in two investigations into corruption and abuse of office.

The first, known as Case 1000, involves allegations that Netanyahu received cigars, champagne, cash and other gifts from Israeli-born Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer. The case also implicates his wife Sara and son Yair.

Netanyahu has said the gifts were tokens of friendship, and that no favors were done in exchange.

The second, known as Case 2000, involves allegations that Netanyahu sought to negotiate positive coverage with the owner of Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper in exchange for cutting circulation of the pro-Netanyahu Israel Hayom.

The free circulation Israel Hayom has become Israel’s largest newspaper and is backed by US casino magnate and major political donor Sheldon Adelson.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reportedthat the chance of an indictment against Netanyahu in Case 2000 increased after the prime minister’s former aide, Ari Harow, turned state’s witness.

Police have seized Harow’s phone, which had recordings of conversations between Netanyahu and Arnon Mozes, the publisherof Yedioth Ahronoth.

Netanyahu: Allegations are a witch hunt

Netanyahu has said theallegations against him are part of a witch hunt carried out by his opponents.

If indicted, the four-term prime minister would be under pressure to resign or call new elections.

Several people close to Netanyahu have been implicated in other corruption scandals, including the so-called “Submarine Affair” and another involving the Communications Ministry and telecom giant Bezeq.

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About20,000 Israelis took to the streets of Tel AvivSaturday to protesttheslow pace of investigationintogovernment corruption charges againstIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and dozens of members of his ruling party.

Since August, Netanyahu has been under investigation for allegedly taking bribes from wealthy campaign contributors in exchange for political favors. Netanyahu also faces charges of seeking to strike a deal with a major Israeli newspaper to garner more favorable coverage.

Saturday’s protest was a result of the Israeli parliament’s recent push for a new law that would ban police from publicizing the conclusions of their investigations into serving politicians. Protesters claimed that the legislation,introduced by members of Netanyahu’s Likud party, would effectively nullify the investigations into Netanyahu regardless of their outcome. Legislators saidthey were onlylooking to protect the rights of those accused.

[Netanyahu] and his government are destroying the country. Theres been enough corruption, Michal, a demonstrator and Tel Aviv resident who preferred not to give his full name,toldThe Guardian on Saturday.

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Israelis take part in a protest against corruption in Tel Aviv, Israel, on December 2. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Protesters have organized weekly demonstrations in front of the home of Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, since the corruption charges came to light. Saturday’s rally featured protesters marching through an upper-class neighborhood of Tel Aviv, shouting “shame!” and “Bibi go home!”, referencing Netanyahu’s nickname.

Netanyahu has continuously denied any wrongdoing andcalled the investigationsa political attack orchestrated by opposition leaders.

The government’s investigation ramped up on Sundayas Israeli police questioned David Bitan, a member of Likun and Netanyahu’s right-hand man in parliament, onsuspicion of receiving bribes, fraud, money launderingand breach of trust, according to The Times of Israel.

Bitan was detained shortly after police detained 17 other government officials and employees as part ofthe corruption probe. According to Haaretz, six of those arrested haddirect ties to Bitan.

This morning, 10 suspects were detained for questioning under caution and seven others were detained on suspicion of involvement in bribery, fraud and breach of trust, and money laundering offenses under the income tax laws, police said in a statement.

In November, Israeli detectives questioned Netanyahu for a fifth time over the alleged corruption charges.

Local reports saidthat Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, alsohadbeen questioned as part of the same investigation, for allegedly asking former Secretary of State John Kerry for help in getting a U.S. visa for billionaire Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan at Netanyahu’s request.

If charged, Netanyahu wouldface staunch political opposition to resign or to call a nationwide referendum to determine whether or not he still maintaineda mandate. Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term as prime minister. If his current government lasts a full term,he will become the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Israel.

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Speaking exclusively to CNN a day after the United Nations Assembly voted against Trump’s move, Netanyahu said the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem could lead the way for others to follow. “We’re now talking to several countries who are seriously considering saying exactly the same thing as the United States and moving their embassies to Jerusalem,” Netanyahu told CNN. ‘Historical truth’ “Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years from the time of King David. It has been the capital of Israel for 70 years, and it’s about time that the US said, and I’m glad they said, ‘This is the capital and we recognize it’ and I think that’s going to be followed by other countries.” Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel breaking with the international consensus that the final status of the holy city should be decided as part of the peace process. Multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions have called for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem. If other nations follow Trump’s lead “exactly,” as Netanyahu suggested, it would be a diplomatic victory for the Israelis and a blow to the Palestinians. Netanyahu would not specify which countries were in contact with Israel about moving their embassies “because I want it to succeed,” indicating that the announcement isn’t set in stone. Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel was widely criticized by the international community. Palestinian leaders also condemned the US’s stance, declaring they would not welcome US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, said, “The United States is no longer an honest broker in the peace process. We will not accept any plan from the US because of its bias and violation of international law.” In response, Macron said France believes there is no alternative to a two-state solution. ‘Negotiations’ Pressed on whether he would be ready to negotiate the future of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, Netanyahu said he was “willing to put my position forward.” “Our position is Jerusalem remaining a united, safe and secure city, freedom of worship for all faiths which we guarantee and, by the way, in the Middle East, we’re just about the only ones that guarantee this freedom of worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. “That’s my vision of Jerusalem. Palestinians may have a different vision. They should come and negotiate. They say they won’t negotiate; they’re walking away from the negotiation table… again.” “You want peace, go to negotiate peace.” ‘Two-state solution’ Pressed on whether he would openly commit to a two-state solution, which remains the international consensus for the region, Netanyahu demurred, committing “to a situation where the Palestinians can govern themselves.” Netanyahu insisted Israel must remain in charge of security in the entire West Bank.

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Kenya is a close ally of Israel and the swearing-in of reelected President Uhuru Kenyatta is a good reason to go to Africa, a senior diplomatic official said Monday, explaining why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fly for a day to Nairobi on Tuesday. Netanyahus decision to go to the ceremony has raised some eyebrows, since the August results were hotly contested by main opposition candidate Raila Odinga, who boycotted a Supreme Court mandated re-vote in October. The entire election process has been marred by violence. The official said that Netanyahus visit is not only about the inauguration, but that bilateral meetings with other African heads of state have been set up, including with the presidents of Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. Because of security concerns, Netanyahu is not expected to take part in the main inauguration ceremony to be held at the 60,000-seat Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi. Rather, after landing in the morning and being received in an official ceremony, Netanyahu is scheduled to take part in an event at the Presidential palace, where he will have a joint meeting with some 10 African leaders including the presidents of Togo, Namibia and Botswana, the prime minister of Ethiopia and the vice president of Nigeria followed by the bilateral discussions. He is scheduled to be on the ground for just a few hours and will fly back to Israel on Tuesday evening. Speaking about the visit at the Likud faction meeting on Monday, Netanyahu referred to Kenyatta as my friend. Pointing out that this will be his third visit to Africa in 18 months, Netanyahu said: This tells you about the importance that we in Israel attribute to Africa, and no less importantly, the importance Africa places on strengthening ties with Israel. Diplomatic officials deflected criticism that Netanyahu is attending the ceremony even though it was contested and marred by violence, saying that the international community accepted the Supreme Courts authorization of the second election results, which Kenyatta won by a margin of some 98%. Less than 40% of the electorate took part in that vote, however. This is a way of building strong relations with Africa, and Kenya is a major player in East Africa, one western diplomatic official said of Netanyahus visit. He said that the international community largely accepted the results of the elections out of a realization that if it is not Kenyatta, it will be chaos. Kenyatta, who has been president since 2013, defeated former prime minister Odinga in the elections in August, by some eight percentage points. Odinga did not accept the results, alleging that they had been hacked, and challenged them in court. In early September the Kenyan Supreme Court acknowledged irregularities, and, in a surprise move, nullified the results, ordering new elections, which were held in October. Odinga, however, boycotted those elections, saying there was no guarantee that those results would also not be tampered with. Without Odingas participation, Kenyatta won a landslide victory, which was validated earlier this month by the Supreme Court. That decision was not recognized by Odinga, and he is expected to hold a parallel swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday in protest. Netanyahu has met twice with Kenyatta over the last two years, once in Nairobi, and once in Jerusalem. Kenyas media is reporting that some 13 heads of state will attend the swearing-in ceremony, as well as lower-level representatives from numerous other countries, including the US, Britain and China. Both Kenyatta and Odinga are considered friends of Israel. Kenyatta visited Israel in 2016, the first Kenyan president to do so since Daniel Moi in 1994. During that visit, Netanyahu characterized the relationship between the two countries that goes back over 50 years as remarkable. Netanyahu visited Kenyatta in Nairobi a few months later on the first visit by an Israeli prime minister to Africa in some 30 years. Standing next to Netanyahu in Nairobi, Kenyatta said it would be foolhardy for Africa not to cooperate closely with Israel, adding that this would be like an ostrich burying its head. Odinga, too, has a relationship with Israel, having visited the country a number of times, the last time in May when he delivered a lecture at the Hebrew University and also visited the Western Wall. Pictures of him in a kippa and holding a Bible at the Wall were circulated widely on social media. Share on facebook

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9:16 PM ET Sun, 17 Dec 2017 Israel- based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drugmaker, announced last Thursday that it was cutting 14,000 jobs worldwide. The cuts are expected to include about 1,700 jobs in Israel, roughly one-quarter of its local workforce. “Closing Teva is an attack against the state of Israel,” read one poster.

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Binyamin “Bibi” Netanyahu (Hebrew: “” , born 21 October 1949) is the Prime Minister of Israel[1][2] and leader of the HaLikud party. He was also the Prime Minister of Israel from June 1996 to July 1999. Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister born after the establishment of the state of Israel. Netanyahu was commander in the Israel Defense Forces. He fought in the raid on Lebanon in 1968. He also fought in the raid on Yarden in 1968. Books:Through the years Netanyahu authored five books, three of which focus on counter-terrorism. The books he authored include: Articles: AlphabeticalYigal Allon (HaMa’arakh) —- Ehud Barak (Yisrael Ahat – HaAvoda) —- Menachem Begin (HaLikud) —- David Ben-Gurion (Mapai) —- Levi Eshkol (Mapai / HaMa’arakh) —-Golda Meir (HaMa’arakh) —- Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud) —- Ehud Olmert (Kadima) —- Shimon Peres (HaMa’arakh / HaAvoda) —-Yitzhak Rabin (HaMa’arakh / HaAvoda) —- Yitzhak Shamir (HaLikud) —- Moshe Sharett (Mapai) —- Ariel Sharon (HaLikud / Kadima) ChronologicalDavid Ben-Gurion (Mapai, 1948-1954) —- Moshe Sharett (Mapai, 1954-1955) —- David Ben-Gurion (Mapai, 1955-1963) —- Levi Eshkol (Mapai, 1963-1965; HaMa’arakh, 1965-1969) —-Yigal Allon (acting) (HaMa’arakh, 1969) —- Golda Meir (HaMa’arakh, 1969-1974) —- Yitzhak Rabin (HaMa’arakh, 1974-1977) —- Shimon Peres (acting) (HaMa’arakh, 1977) —-Menachem Begin (HaLikud, 1977-1983) —- Yitzhak Shamir (HaLikud, 1983-1984) —- Shimon Peres (HaMa’arakh, 1984-1986) —- Yitzhak Shamir (HaLikud, 1986-1992) —-Yitzhak Rabin (HaAvoda, 1992-1995) —- Shimon Peres (partly acting) (HaAvoda, 1995-1996) —- Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud, 1996-1999) —- Ehud Barak (Yisrael Ahat – HaAvoda, 1999-2001) —-Ariel Sharon (HaLikud, 2001-2005; Kadima, 2005-2006) —- Ehud Olmert (partly acting) (Kadima, 2006-2009) —- Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud, 2009-)

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12/4/2017 6:57 AM PST Iran hates Israel so much it ordered one of its wrestlers to throw a match to avoid facing an Israeli in the following round … promptingBenjamin Netanyahuto rip the Iran regime a new one. The Israeli Prime Minister posted this video Monday after Ali Reza Karimi of Iran was ordered by his coach to throw his match against Russia’s Alikhan Zhabrailov at the U-23 World Championships in Poland. The reason? He would’ve faced Israel’s Uri Kalashnikov in the second round. As Netanyahu says in the video, Iran forbids its athletes from competing against Israelis. He says, “Now that’s not surprising, given that the regime in Tehran calls for the destruction of all Israelis, the destruction of Israel.” Check it out … Netanyahu challenges the world to “show Iran’s regime that hating others will never make you a champion. It only makes you a pathetic and insecure loser.”

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Amid reports of an alleged Israeli aircraft attack on an Iranian base outside of Damascus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that an Iranian presence in Syria will not become a reality. Let me reiterate Israels policy. We will not allow a regime hell bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state to acquire nuclear weapons. We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state, he said. The statement is part of a larger message that was taped in Jerusalem on Thursday, and which will be aired for the first time at the annual Saban Forum in Washington DC on Sunday. According to foreign media reports, Israeli launched five air-to-surface missiles from Lebanese airspace toward an Iranian base near the town of El Kiswah, 15 km. southwest of the Syrian capital. Syrias SANA state news agency reported that regime air defenses confronted an Israeli attack with ground-to-ground missiles and that the air defenses intercepted and destroyed three Israeli missiles. The Arabic-language al-Masdar news agency reported that two of the Israeli missiles fired toward the 1st Division ammunition depot hit the targets. Satellite imagery of the base showed significant damage to the site. Israel rarely comments on foreign reports of military activity in Syria, though in the past it has publicly admitted to having struck over 100 Hezbollah convoys and other targets there, with Netanyahu saying that strikes will continue when we have information and operational feasibility. In September, BBC revealed satellite imagery purporting to show that Iran had established a military base with several buildings that likely house soldiers and military vehicles. According to the report, which was based on a western intelligence source, the Iranian base is some 50 km. north of Israels Golan Heights. While the BBC stated that it could not independently verify the purpose of the base and the presence of Iranian troops, Israel has warned of the growing entrenchment of Iran in Syria. Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over the growing Iranian presence on its borders and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon from Tehran via Syria, stressing that both are redlines for the Jewish state. Recently, Israeli officials have said the IDF would not allow Iran to establish a military foothold within 40 km. of the border. According to Channel 10 a senior White House official reassured Israel that the US would not withdraw from Syria without a permanent agreement. The official added: The cease-fire agreement is only the first stage. Together with the Russians, we will try to expand the buffer zone and distance the Iranians 20 km. from the northern Golan Heights, and perhaps even to Damascus. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has told Israel that Moscow has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hezbollah forces will not be allowed to enter. The statement attributed to an Israeli diplomatic official by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper said Russia had refused the Israeli request for a 40-km. buffer zone, but expressed willingness to extend a 10-15 km. off-limits zone. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has warned repeatedly of Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country, saying in mid-November that Israel will simply not allow for Shiite consolidation and Iranian entrenchment in Syria, nor will we allow Syria to become a forward operating base against the State of Israel. Liberman also has warned repeatedly that while there is no interest by Israel to enter into Syrias seven-year civil war, I advise our neighbors not to test us. Last month, Liberman asked for an increase of NIS 4.8 billion to the IDFs budget, citing significant security challenges that have dramatically changed Israels security situation, including the massive Russian presence in Syria; precision weapons in the hands of groups such as Hezbollah; and the dramatic acceleration of Irans military industry. Share on facebook

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Benjamin Netanyahu: We have to act now against Iran …

Israel wont allow Iran to establish a military base in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he called on the world to halt Irans development of ballistic missiles, nuclear power and its support of global terrorism. We have to act now against Iran, Netanyahu said on Wednesday afternoon at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference. These comments come the same week that Israeli forces allegedly executed two air strikes against Syria, including one on an Iranian military base and the other on a Syrian military research center. We will not let them establish themselves in Syria, Netanyahu said. We mean what we say and we say what we mean, he added. During his short talk, his only scheduled English address for the day, he did not address US President Donald Trump’s pending recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital. Instead he used the stage to urge the diplomats in the room to send a cable to their governments urging more pressure on Iran with regard to human rights and halting Irans nuclear capacity. He asked the diplomats to support efforts by the US and Israel to create a series of safeguards around the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that addresses flaws in the agreement that would allow Iran to quickly become a nuclear power once it ends. If Iran continues unabated they will have nuclear weapons in a decade, he said. Tehran is also developing an intercontinental ballistic missile with global reach, Netanyahu said. He pointed to a map of the world, including the Middle East, with countries under Iranian influence in black, to show how it was slowly taking over the region, creating a land bridge reaching to the Mediterranean sea. Hamas and Hezbollah would not last a day without Iran, Netanyahu said. To the diplomats he added, protect the flames of liberty and the flames of progress. Share on facebook

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Tens of thousands protest Israels PM Benjamin Netanyahu …

The protests in Tel Aviv on Saturday were the largest of the weekly gatherings against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing multiplecorruption allegations. The draft legislation would block Israel’s police from publishing findings and issuing recommendations to the prosecutor’s office on indictments related to public officials. Supporters say the bill would protect suspects’ rights, but critics have said the changeswould only serve to keep the public in the dark on criminal investigations into Netanyahu. The bill comes upfor a second reading in the Knesset on Monday. Read more:Rise of German far-right party causes alarm in Israel Case 1000,Case 2000 The prime minister is suspected of involvement in two investigations into corruption and abuse of office. The first, known as Case 1000, involves allegations that Netanyahu received cigars, champagne, cash and other gifts from Israeli-born Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and Australian billionaire James Packer. The case also implicates his wife Sara and son Yair. Netanyahu has said the gifts were tokens of friendship, and that no favors were done in exchange. The second, known as Case 2000, involves allegations that Netanyahu sought to negotiate positive coverage with the owner of Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper in exchange for cutting circulation of the pro-Netanyahu Israel Hayom. The free circulation Israel Hayom has become Israel’s largest newspaper and is backed by US casino magnate and major political donor Sheldon Adelson. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reportedthat the chance of an indictment against Netanyahu in Case 2000 increased after the prime minister’s former aide, Ari Harow, turned state’s witness. Police have seized Harow’s phone, which had recordings of conversations between Netanyahu and Arnon Mozes, the publisherof Yedioth Ahronoth. Netanyahu: Allegations are a witch hunt Netanyahu has said theallegations against him are part of a witch hunt carried out by his opponents. If indicted, the four-term prime minister would be under pressure to resign or call new elections. Several people close to Netanyahu have been implicated in other corruption scandals, including the so-called “Submarine Affair” and another involving the Communications Ministry and telecom giant Bezeq. cw/cmk(AFP, Reuters)

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Will Israels Benjamin Netanyahu Be Indicted? 20,000 …

About20,000 Israelis took to the streets of Tel AvivSaturday to protesttheslow pace of investigationintogovernment corruption charges againstIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and dozens of members of his ruling party. Since August, Netanyahu has been under investigation for allegedly taking bribes from wealthy campaign contributors in exchange for political favors. Netanyahu also faces charges of seeking to strike a deal with a major Israeli newspaper to garner more favorable coverage. Saturday’s protest was a result of the Israeli parliament’s recent push for a new law that would ban police from publicizing the conclusions of their investigations into serving politicians. Protesters claimed that the legislation,introduced by members of Netanyahu’s Likud party, would effectively nullify the investigations into Netanyahu regardless of their outcome. Legislators saidthey were onlylooking to protect the rights of those accused. [Netanyahu] and his government are destroying the country. Theres been enough corruption, Michal, a demonstrator and Tel Aviv resident who preferred not to give his full name,toldThe Guardian on Saturday. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Israelis take part in a protest against corruption in Tel Aviv, Israel, on December 2. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Protesters have organized weekly demonstrations in front of the home of Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, since the corruption charges came to light. Saturday’s rally featured protesters marching through an upper-class neighborhood of Tel Aviv, shouting “shame!” and “Bibi go home!”, referencing Netanyahu’s nickname. Netanyahu has continuously denied any wrongdoing andcalled the investigationsa political attack orchestrated by opposition leaders. The government’s investigation ramped up on Sundayas Israeli police questioned David Bitan, a member of Likun and Netanyahu’s right-hand man in parliament, onsuspicion of receiving bribes, fraud, money launderingand breach of trust, according to The Times of Israel. Bitan was detained shortly after police detained 17 other government officials and employees as part ofthe corruption probe. According to Haaretz, six of those arrested haddirect ties to Bitan. This morning, 10 suspects were detained for questioning under caution and seven others were detained on suspicion of involvement in bribery, fraud and breach of trust, and money laundering offenses under the income tax laws, police said in a statement. In November, Israeli detectives questioned Netanyahu for a fifth time over the alleged corruption charges. Local reports saidthat Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, alsohadbeen questioned as part of the same investigation, for allegedly asking former Secretary of State John Kerry for help in getting a U.S. visa for billionaire Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan at Netanyahu’s request. If charged, Netanyahu wouldface staunch political opposition to resign or to call a nationwide referendum to determine whether or not he still maintaineda mandate. Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term as prime minister. If his current government lasts a full term,he will become the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Israel.

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