Benjamin Netanyahu

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    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Self-Isolate After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is self-isolating after one of his aides tested positive for the coronavirus.

  • Israel Mar 19

    Israel’s Netanyahu Accused of Exploiting Virus Crisis

    With the Israeli government enacting a series of emergency measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing growing accusations that he is exploiting the crisis to entrench himself in power and undermining the country’s democratic foundations.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu Mar 15

    Netanyahu Rival Gantz Chosen to Form New Israeli Government

    Israel’s president says he has decided to give opposition leader Benny Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government, following an inconclusive national election this month

  • Israel Mar 3

    Israeli Exit Polls: Netanyahu Ahead, But Short of Majority

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has pulled ahead to a significant lead over its opponents in Israel’s third election in under a year, though along with its ultra-religious and nationalist alliance still appeared to fall short of the parliamentary majority required to form a government

  • Israel Mar 2

    Exit Polls: Netanyahu Short of Majority in Israel Vote

    Exit polls indicate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year

  • Benjamin Netanyahu Jan 2

    Israel Prime Minister Seeks Immunity, Buying Time Until After Vote

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will ask parliament to grant him immunity from corruption charges, a step that is expected to delay his trial for months. The step Wednesday most likely puts the trial on hold until after elections in March, when he hopes to win a majority coalition that will shield him from prosecution. The announcement essentially...

  • Israel Dec 27, 2019

    Israel’s Embattled Netanyahu Wins Landslide in Primary

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday scored a landslide victory in a primary race for leadership of the ruling Likud party, giving the embattled leader an important boost ahead of the country’s third election in less than a year....


    The strong showing by Israel’s longest-serving leader could give him another opportunity to form a government following the March election, after...

  • Israel Dec 26, 2019

    Israeli PM Evacuated From Rally After Rocket Fired From Gaza

    Israel said a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into its southern territory Wednesday, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be hustled from a stage during an election rally in the city of Ashkelon. The Israeli military said its air defense system, known as Iron Dome, intercepted the rocket. There were no reports of casualties. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz…

  • Israel Dec 12, 2019

    Exasperated Israelis Prepare for Third Election in a Year

    Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his political career....


    The move prolongs a year-long political stalemate that has paralyzed the government and undermined public trust in the...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 25, 2019

    Attorney General: Israel’s Netanyahu Not Required to Resign

    Israel’s attorney general said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not required to leave office following his indictment on corruption charges, giving a small boost to the embattled leader. Avichai Mandelblit said in a statement that Netanyahu can remain interim prime minister, just days after serving him with charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery. Netanyahu faces calls...

  • Facebook Nov 21, 2019

    A Look at the Corruption Scandals Facing Israel’s Netanyahu

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an attempted coup.”

  • Facebook Nov 20, 2019

    Israel Heads Toward Unprecedented 3rd Election in 12 Months

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward an unprecedented third election in less than a year. The announcement by Benny Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, prolongs the political paralysis that has gripped...

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2019

    US Angers Palestinians With Reversal on Israeli Settlements

    The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gain statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements...

  • attorney Oct 2, 2019

    Israel Begins Netanyahu’s Pre-Indictment Corruption Hearing

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long-awaited pre-indictment hearing on corruption charges began Wednesday in Jerusalem, as a jittery political world eagerly sought clarity on his legal standing amid the stalemate that followed the country’s second inconclusive election of the year. Netanyahu is currently struggling to prolong his lengthy rule by building a unity government with his primary opponents, the centrist...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    UN Opens Annual Leaders’ Meeting Encircled by Troubled World

    Navigating a troubled era’s choppy waters, world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations on Tuesday to grapple with climate change, regional conflicts and a dispute in the Middle East that could ripple across the entire planet. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the General Assembly proceedings with a “state of the world” speech. He’ll be followed...

  • Prime Minister Sep 22, 2019

    Arab Lawmakers in Israel Endorse Gantz for Prime Minister

    The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic move marked the first time in nearly three decades that the Arab parties backed a candidate for prime minster, reflecting their contempt for Netanyahu, who was...

  • Attorney General Sep 18, 2019

    Israeli Vote Leaves Netanyahu’s Political Future in Doubt

    After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel’s election on Tuesday, he has been left well short of the parliamentary majority he had sought — not only to continue in power but also to fend off a...

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2019

    Israel’s Netanyahu, Allies Appear to Fall Short of Majority

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his political future and even clear the way for him to be tried on corruption charges. Initial partial results showed challenger Benny...

  • Associated Press Sep 16, 2019

    Israeli PM’s Latest Election Gambit: Vow to Annex ‘All the Settlements’ in West Bank

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex “all the settlements” in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election. Locked in a razor tight race and with legal woes hanging over him, Netanyahu...

  • United States Sep 10, 2019

    Israel PM Seeks to Annex Parts of West Bank ‘In Coordination’ With US

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he may annex the Jordan Valley and other parts of the occupied West Bank “in coordination” with the United States — a move that risks shattering the fragile status quo in the volatile region, NBC News reported. “This is a historic opportunity to apply sovereignty to communities in Judea and Samaria,” he...

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