Israel’s Netanyahu and Gantz sign unity government deal

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Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a coalition to tackle the coronavirus crisis – EPA Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival, Benny Gantz, have signed an agreement to form an emergency unity government. The deal will … Read More

AP Explains: Israel’s upcoming vote, its 3rd in under a year

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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, delivers a statement to the media in Ramat Gan, Israel, Sunday, March 1, 2020. Israel heads into its third election in less than a year on Monday, March 2nd. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) People … Read More

Report: Netanyahu puts Jordan Valley annexation on hold

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced in September that he planned to establish sovereignty in the Jordan Valley if his Likud Party would win the elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly Cabinet meeting, at the Prime Minister’s … Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted on Bribery, Fraud, Breach of Trust Charges

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday on corruption charges in three separate cases, according to Israel’s Justice Ministry. The news comes as Netanyahu, leader of Israel’s conservative Likud Party, and Benny Gantz, leader of the more liberal Blue and … Read More

Israel Election Results: Netanyahu Announces Thursday Meeting With Lieberman as Unity Talks With Gantz in Deadlock

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Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman at a press conference in the moshav of Yad HaShmona, Israel, September 2019.  Credit: Olivier Fitoussi Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman have agreed to meet on Thursday amid talks on … 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 tasked with forming new Israeli government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist rival Benny Gantz are in negotiations on forming a unity government together after poll results gave neither man a path to govern on their own (AFP Photo/Oded Balilty, JACK GUEZ) Israeli President … 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

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