Jan 19, 2015

Abe visits Israel, agrees with Netanyahu on anti-terrorism cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to work together to enhance anti-terrorism measures as they held talks Sunday in Jerusalem, Japanese officials said. “Despicable acts of terrorism cannot be tolerated whatever reasons there may be,” Abe said in reference ...

Jan 15, 2015

Netanyahu returns fire over Erdogan jibe on Paris rally

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who blasted him this week for “daring” to attend an anti-terror solidarity march in Paris. “I believe his shameful remarks must be repudiated by the international community, because the ...

Jan 6, 2015

Israel approves plan to strengthen economic links with Japan

The Israeli Cabinet has approved a plan to expand economic relations and cooperation with Japan that calls for a 45 percent rise in Japanese tourists by 2017 and a 50 percent increase in Japan-bound exports to $1.1 billion per year by 2020. Prime Minister ...

Netanyahu re-elected head of Israel's ruling Likud

Jan 2, 2015

Netanyahu re-elected head of Israel's ruling Likud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won another term as leader of the ruling rightwing Likud party ahead of a snap election, the faction said Thursday, easily defeating his lone hard-right challenger. A party primary took place Wednesday ahead of early elections, in which Netanyahu, ...