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

Will Netanyahu petition block AG plan to indict?

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Decision could decisively impact election; Case 2000 still unclear. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Avichai Mandelblit. (photo credit: ABIR SULTAN/POOL/VIA REUTERS) Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to announce his intent to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery … Read More