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Israel, United States near agreement in spy release deal

Israel, United States near agreement in spy release deal

April 1 (UPI) -- An agreement between Israel and Palestine to continue peace talks is imminent, officials said Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Netanyahu to Cameron: Abbas must condemn random rocket fire on Israel

Netanyahu to Cameron: Abbas must condemn random rocket fire on Israel

JERUSALEM, March 13 (UPI) -- Israeli leaders Thursday urged Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas to condemn random rocket fire on Israel and warned of a similar action on Gaza.
Israeli airstrike killed 3 in Gaza

Israeli airstrike killed 3 in Gaza

JERUSALEM, March 11 (UPI) -- An Israeli air strike on Gaza killed three Palestinians Tuesday morning amid increasing violence and tension in the region.
Netanyahu says Palestinian recalcitrance endangers peace talks

Netanyahu says Palestinian recalcitrance endangers peace talks

JERUSALEM, March 11 (UPI) -- Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and insistence on the right of return imperils the peace talks, Israel's prime minister said Tuesday.

Israeli weapons inspectors to examine missiles on captured ship

EILAT, Israel, March 9 (UPI) -- Weapons experts at Israel's naval base in Eilat were trying to determine the type of rockets found on a ship captured by Israeli naval vessels, officials said.
Kerry, Jordan's king discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Kerry, Jordan's king discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

AQABA, Jordan, March 7 (UPI) -- The international community must back Middle East peace efforts based on a two-state solution, Jordan's King Abdullah said Friday.
Palestinian officials: Agreement needs to be supported by people

Palestinian officials: Agreement needs to be supported by people

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 6 (UPI) -- Palestinian officials warned Thursday President Mahmoud Abbas should not accept an agreement with Israel unsupported by his people.
White House sending national security adviser to Israel

White House sending national security adviser to Israel

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel in May as the head of the U.S. delegation for the U.S.-Israel Consultative group meeting.
JC Finley
Netanyahu to Abbas: 'Stop denying history' and recognize Israel

Netanyahu to Abbas: 'Stop denying history' and recognize Israel

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Peace in the Middle East will better the lives of millions living in the region, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in Washington Tuesday.
Obama, Netanyahu meet in Washington to discuss Palestine, Iran

Obama, Netanyahu meet in Washington to discuss Palestine, Iran

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Iran's nuclear program and Middle East peace talks headed the agenda as President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Monday.
U.S. moves closer to sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

U.S. moves closer to sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine, March 3 (UPI) -- If Russia continues its military incursion into Ukraine, it will be on the "wrong side of history" and violating international law, President Obama said Monday.
U.S. President Obama's schedule for Monday, March 3

U.S. President Obama's schedule for Monday, March 3

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meet in the Oval Office Monday to discuss Mideast peace talks, the White House said.

Israeli mayor says end to gas mask distribution plan shortsighted

JERUSALEM, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The government needs a plan to give gas masks to citizens, says the mayor of an Israeli town who charges a decision to end distribution is shortsighted.

Merkel: Germany won't boycott Israeli products

JERUSALEM, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Jerusalem Tuesday Germany will not participate in any boycott against Israel.

Despite political rift, Germany boosts military aid to Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged to advance peace efforts with the Palestinians after talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, whose government says it will pay one-third of the cost of Israel's sixth German-built submarine.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on May 24, 2011. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applaud. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בִּיבִּי" נְתַנְיָהוּ (help·info) Binyamin Netanyahu; born October 21, 1949) is the Prime Minister of Israel. He serves also as the Chairman of the Likud Party, as a Knesset member, as the Health Minister of Israel, as the Pensioner Affairs Minister of Israel and as the Economic Strategy Minister of Israel.

Netanyahu is the first and only Israeli prime minister born in Israel after the State of Israel's foundation. Netanyahu joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1967 where he served as a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit, taking part in many missions including the hostage rescue mission from the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in 1972. He fought in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and achieved the rank of captain before being discharged. Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988, member of the Likud Party, and was Prime Minister from June 1996 to July 1999.

Netanyahu withdrew from politics after a corruption scandal related to gifts from a government contractor. In 2002 he returned as Foreign Minister (2002–03) and Finance Minister (2003 – August 2005) in Ariel Sharon's governments, but he departed over disagreements regarding the Gaza Disengagement Plan. He retook the Likud leadership on December 20, 2005. In the 2006 election, Likud did poorly, winning 12 seats. In December 2006, Netanyahu became the official Opposition Leader in the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud Party. In August 2007, he retained the Likud leadership by beating Moshe Feiglin in party elections. Following the 10 February 2009 parliamentary election, in which Likud placed second and right-wing parties won a majority, Netanyahu formed a coalition government. He is the brother of Israeli Special Forces commander Yonatan Netanyahu, who died during a hostage rescue mission, and Iddo Netanyahu, an Israeli playwright.

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