Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli politician member of the parliament, the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud party.
Netanyahu, Born in 1949 has served as Prime Minister of Israel several times. Born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents he was the first prime minister born in Israel after the establishment of the state.
After visiting Israel and meeting with PM Netanyahu, Indonesian cleric Yahya Cholil Staquf has received criticism at home. In a DW interview, he said that a "reinterpretation" of Islam is necessary for peace.
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has undertaken a three-day visit to Israel. Israel's government won't currently deal with Kurz's new coalition partners from Austria's far-right FPÖ, given their historic Nazi links.
The Munich-based German national daily newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung has fired a cartoonist amid accusations of anti-Semitism. It said a cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "a mistake."
Israel and Turkey have continued tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats over violence in Gaza that has killed at least 60 Palestinians. It comes ahead of a meeting of Arab foreign ministers to discuss "Israeli aggression."
After Israel bombed Iranian targets in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called the move an "appropriate" response to an alleged rocket attack by Iran's forces. The UN has urged an end to "all hostile acts."