Connect to share and comment

Israel PM says Iran only winner from nuclear talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Iran is the only beneficiary of nuclear talks with world powers and accused Tehran of "continuing its aggressive behaviour." His remarks came on the eve of fresh talks between Iran and the P5+1 group -- Britain, France, the United States, China and Russia plus Germany -- aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

Netanyahu: interim deal set Iran's nuclear drive back by 6 weeks

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An international deal capping Iran's nuclear work set the program back by just six weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, accusing Tehran of using the hiatus to hone technologies with bomb-making potential.

Israelis pessimistic over peace process

An overwhelming majority of Israelis think current peace talks with the Palestinians will not lead to an agreement, according to a poll published on Saturday. A huge 87 percent of respondents answered "no" when asked if they thought the negotiations would result in a peace deal. Only seven percent said "yes", according to the survey conducted by Shiluv Millward Brown and broadcast on the privately owned Channel 2 television.

Israel PM urges European 'fairness' in Mideast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Europe on Thursday to demonstrate fairness in its Middle East policy, after a spat over settlements blew up last week. Speaking to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Netanyahu said Europe could make a positive contribution in the Middle East but warned that it could also have a "negative effect."

Israel PM urges European 'fairness' in Mideast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Europe on Thursday to demonstrate fairness in its Middle East policy, after a spat over settlements blew up last week. Speaking to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Netanyahu said Europe could make a positive contribution in the Middle East but warned that it could also have a "negative effect."

Iran and Israel cross swords at Davos

Iran on Thursday stepped up attempts to normalise its relations with the West with a Davos charm offensive that was immediately attacked by Israel as a confidence trick. On a visit to the Swiss resort aimed at enticing international investors back to Iran, President Hassan Rouhani told the World Economic Forum his government was sincere in its desire for a new relationship based on mutual trust and a rebuilding of economic ties that have been shattered by international sanctions.

Iran and Israel cross swords at Davos

Iran on Thursday stepped up attempts to normalise its relations with the West with a Davos charm offensive that was immediately attacked by Israeli as a confidence trick. On a visit to the Swiss resort aimed at enticing international investors back to Iran, President Hassan Rouhani told the World Economic Forum his government was sincere in its desire for a new relationship based on mutual trust and a rebuilding of economic ties that have been shattered by international sanctions.

Israel hits back at EU over settlement protest

Israel called in European ambassadors in a tit-for-tat move Friday after four EU states lodged formal protests against the rightwing government's drive to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union of a "hypocritical" attitude toward the Middle East process, saying it should be more concerned by Palestinian militancy than Israeli housing construction.

Israel summons EU envoys in tit for tat after settlement protest

Israel summoned European ambassadors on Friday accusing them of pro-Palestinian "bias" damaging to peace prospects, in a tit-for-tat move after Israeli envoys were called in over settlement expansion plans. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called in the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain to "stress to them that their perpetual one-sided stance against Israel and in favour of the Palestinians is unacceptable and creates the impression they are only seeking ways to blame Israel," his spokesman said.

Israel PM slams EU 'hypocrisy' on settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the European Union Thursday for calling in ambassadors over plans for some 1,800 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu's angry remarks come hot on the heels of a public spat between his defence minister and US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is energetically pushing Israel and the Palestinians toward a framework for a peace agreement.
Syndicate content