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Netanyahu: Iran 'brazenly lying' about nuclear weapons

Netanyahu: Iran 'brazenly lying' about nuclear weapons

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims Iran was "brazenly lying" when it said it never had a nuclear weapons programme.Mr Netanyahu says Iran has continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons knowledge for future use after signing the 2015 nuclear deal, officially named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.The deal granted Tehran relief from international economic sanctions in return for curbs to its nuclear programme.But Mr Netanyahu says Iran did not honour the agreement and instead just intensified its efforts to hide its secret files after signing the deal."Tonight I'm here to tell you one thing: Iran lied," Mr Netanyahu told a news conference in Tel Aviv.Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif says Mr Netanyahu's allegations are old and have already been dealt with by t...
Netanyahu hospitalized with fever, cough

Netanyahu hospitalized with fever, cough

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March 27 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent medical evaluation at a hospital in Ein Karem on Thursday after he experienced a high fever and cough, his office said.Doctors were considering keeping the premier overnight for evaluation after a series of tests at Hadassah University Medical Center. He traveled to the hospital in his car, not an ambulance."He is going through initial tests and once completed, the hospital will issue a statement on his condition," hospital officials said.Netanyahu's physician, Dr. Tzvi Berkowitz said he didn't rest enough after having the flu two weeks ago and his symptoms worsened. During his illness earlier in the month, Netanyahu worked from home for six days and missed his scheduled questioning for one of three corruption cases in w...
Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu in corruption cases

Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu in corruption cases

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Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption investigations, a move that could lead to the first indictments after months of corruption investigations focusing on the prime minister and his family. Israeli police said in a statement they had "sufficient evidence" against the prime minister in both cases "for the offense of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust." Israeli police alleged Netanyahu received at least 1 million shekels, around $ 283,000, in lavish gifts and bribes. Case 1,000 alleges that Netanyahu accepted gifts from wealthy patrons in return for advancing their interests. In so-called Case 2,000, Netanyahu is accused of striking a deal with Israel's second largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, to provide h...
Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.He is in Brussels for talks - the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years.But the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says the bloc's stance on the matter is unchanged.Donald Trump's move has left the US isolated on a highly sensitive issue between Israel and the Palestinians.Arriving in Brussels, Mr Netanyahu again welcomed the announcement, saying Jerusalem had been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years and Mr Trump had put "facts squarely on the table"."I believe that all, or most, European countries will move their embassies to Jerusalem, recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and engage robustl...