Deadly protests flared along the Gaza border, where troops killed dozens of Palestinians, while politicians feted the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as a symbol of ironclad alliance with Washington.
How Israel presentation led to US statement on Iran nuclear programme, and why it was rephrased.
After his presentation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the information showed that Iran’s leaders lied to their people about the nuclear weapons program.
Washington itself has concluded, however, that Iran has not violated the deal’s terms. Two US intelligence officials who have monitored Iran’s nuclear weapons program for years said nothing in Isreal PM Netanyahu’s remarks appeared to contradict that view.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up pressure on the US on Monday to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, holding a primetime address on Israeli TV to present what he called evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme.
Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of the international deal unless it is renegotiated by May 12. After Netanyahu spoke, Trump repeated his criticism of the deal, suggesting he backed the Israeli leader’s remarks.
Netanyahu said that Iran continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons knowledge for future use.
At 70 years young, Israel continues to develop in itself and with the world. It knows the importance of cooperation and mutual learning.
Netanyahu is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from billionaire friends and promising to promote legislation to help a major Israeli newspaper against its free rival in exchange for favourable coverage.
A Raja claims in his newly released book 2G Saga Unfolds that Karti Chidambaram had approached him to meet the owner of a leading telecom service provider and he had obliged Karti, since he was the son of a ministerial colleague.
Reports said Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was being questioned at another location at the same time as the prime minister. Police declined comment. Last month, two Netanyahu confidants were arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company.
Benjamin Netanyahu, who has maintained his normal working schedule and is due to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on March 5, has denied all the allegations and vowed to remain in office to serve out his term, which runs until 2019.
Netanyahu, a longtime critic of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, likened it to the infamous 1938 “Munich Agreement” that Western powers signed with Adolf Hitler in an attempt to stave off war in Europe.
“The investigations were carried out by the book, exactly as is expected by law enforcement authorities to deal with cases like these: professionally, thoroughly, creatively and with sophistication, with the aim to get to the truth,” Avihai Mandelblit said.
Police on Tuesday said they had found sufficient evidence for the 68-year-old Netanyahu to be charged with bribery in two separate cases, presenting him with one of the biggest challenges to his long dominance of Israeli politics.