Distancing itself from the faux pas, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it was not involved in approving the dishes for the meal. According to the Post report, the initial statement of the ministry said: “We respect and appreciate the chef. He is very creative.” … [Read more...] about Why Did Benjamin Netanyahu Serve Shinzo Abe Dessert In A Shoe?
Friedman needed a simple majority for the confirmation of his nomination. Although several Democrats opposed it, Republicans showed support. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Bob Melendez (D-N.J.) among the Republicans, voted for Friedman during the senate hearing. They also supported him during a procedural vote that took place earlier Thursday. … [Read more...] about Who Is David Friedman? Ambassador To Israel Confirmed, Benjamin Netanyahu Calls Him ‘Close Friend Of Israel’
Under Israeli law, Netanyahu isn’t required to step down if he’s indicted. He’s only required to step down if he is convicted and if that conviction is upheld through the appeals process. This process might take years, meaning that if Netanyahu wins in April and is convicted, Israel will have a criminal prime minister … [Read more...] about Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted For Corruption Ahead Of Re-election Bid
At polls’ closing, opposition leader Benny Gantz believed he, too, could have been Israel’s next leader, as he was leading in most polls leading up to the election and was neck-and-neck in the exit polls with Netanyahu, who has been elected four times as the country’s top leader. … [Read more...] about Israel Election Results 2019: Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Close Race Over New Blue and White Party
Those exit polls reportedly led to jubilation at Blue and White headquarters, and solemnity at the Likud victory party. They also led Gantz to declare victory and to refer himself as the next prime minister. But — in a scenario familiar to Americans — as actual votes were counted, rather than exit polls, the tally looked increasingly favorable to Likud and to Netanyahu. The remaining votes to be counted include solders’ ballots, which tend historically to skew to the right. … [Read more...] about Israeli Election: With 97% Counted, Benjamin Netanyahu Has ‘Easy Path’ to Fifth Term