Close to half of Israelis back annexation, less than a third think it’ll happen

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Poll finds a slight majority of Israeli Jews back advancing sovereignty in parts of West Bank, though even many supporters are doubtful government will actually go ahead with it soon. An Israeli flag is seen in the E1 area of … Read More

Israel’s new ‘unity’ government is neither united nor likely to govern well

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The deep distrust between Netanyahu and Gantz shapes every facet of the new coalition deal, transforming the nascent coalition into a two-headed hydra of contradictory impulses. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz in the … Read More

Netanyahu, Gantz invited to White House to hear US peace plan

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Trump Administration prepares to release its ‘deal of the century.’ Netanyahu and Gantz – Reuters Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White (Israel Resilience Party)  leader MK Benny Gantz have both been invited to the White House to learn … Read More

Israel May Hold New Elections After Netanyahu’s Rival Fails To Form Government

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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz has failed to form a new government by the deadline, dashing his hopes of toppling longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pushing Israel closer to an unprecedented third election in less than a … Read More

Israel Election Results: Can Netanyahu Escape the Corruption Cases Against Him?

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The results of Israel’s election and Netanyahu’s legal fate are intertwined. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks at his watch before delivering a statement at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem December 19, 2018. \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS Once again facing deadlocked … Read More

Poll: 52% want Netanyahu to stand down as Likud leader to enable unity coalition

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Rather than go to 3rd election in a year, 63% want the deadlocked Likud and Blue and White parties to compromise on their positions President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz shake hands … Read More

Netanyahu fails to secure majority, offer of coalition rejected by Gantz

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Israel’s weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday of a coalition with his strongest political rival swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election, Reuters reports.  Netanyahu’s surprise move was an abrupt change … Read More

Israel’s coming election will give the winner control over a booming economy

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KEY POINTS Polls show Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud holds a narrow lead over Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party. While security is the biggest issue, handling a host of economic challenges is a main campaign theme. Growth, housing and tech are … Read More

New Poll Shows Netanyahu Gaining on Rivals, Likely to Form Next Government

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Likud supporters hold a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an election campaign event in Ramat Gan, March 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Amir Cohen / File. A new poll of Israeli voters published on Sunday showed Prime … Read More

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