Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 13:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a landslide victory in a primary election for leadership of the ruling Likud party. Official results announced early Friday showed Netanyahu capturing 72% of the votes, compared with 28% for challenger Gideon Saar. Earlier, Netanyahu had declared a “huge victory.” A Likud party member sits by ...

Israel accuses Iran of having secret nuclear weapons facilities

World 09/12/19, 09:32

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Iran has been developing nuclear weapons at a secret facility near the Iranian city of Abadeh. In statements to the press, the Israeli leader said the information was obtained thanks to documents seized during a raid on a warehouse in Tehran last year, ...

Israeli town names traffic circle after President Donald Trump

U.S. 07/10/19, 07:01

An Israeli city, about 6 miles east of Tel Aviv, named a traffic roundabout after U.S. President Donald J. Trump to thank him for his support for the country. Mayor Rami Greenberg of Petah Tikva said his city—the oldest city in Israel—wanted to express its gratitude to President Trump for recognizing ...

Update: Bolton says US ‘prudence’ on Iran isn’t weakness

Asia & Pacific 06/23/19, 05:17

The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 1:30 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Iran should not "mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness." Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, Bolton said no one has granted ...

Trump: ‘Not happy’ about ‘messed up’ Israeli politics

Politics 06/02/19, 19:59

President Donald Trump says Israel has got to "get their act together" after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to form a new governing coalition and a second election was set for later this year. Saying the political situation in Israel is "all messed up," Trump adds, "We're not happy about ...

Florida Gov. DeSantis meets with Netanyahu in Israel

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:50

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, calling the embattled Israeli prime minister a "strong leader" on the governor's final day of a trade mission to Israel.The meeting came the day after Netanyahu failed to assemble a governing coalition , sending the country into a political crisis."I ...

A look at what comes next in 2nd Israeli election of 2019

Asia & Pacific 05/30/19, 06:36

Israel is in unchartered political territory after the newly elected parliament dissolved itself early on Thursday and set another election date, within six months of the previous one. Just 50 days after he seemed to have scored an impressive victory, cruising to re-election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conceded that he had ...

Israel faces new elections after parliament dissolves

Asia & Pacific 05/30/19, 01:09

Israel faces an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and dissolved parliament instead.Israel's newly elected Knesset dissolved itself early on Thursday and set a new election date for Sept. 17.It's a shocking setback from Netanyahu, ...

Update: Israeli legislators move closer to early vote

World 05/29/19, 16:07

The Latest on Israel's political crisis (all times local):11:55 p.m.Israel's parliament has approved a preliminary vote to dissolve itself, taking another step toward early elections.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks in the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a deadline at ...

New Israeli government or election: Netanyahu faces deadline

Asia & Pacific 05/29/19, 04:15

Israel's raucous political world was on edge Wednesday, counting down the hours to a midnight deadline to see whether a new government will be formed or whether, alternatively, there will be an unpresented second national election this year. Backchannel negotiations were continuing throughout the day to try and hammer out a ...

With crisis unresolved, Israel looks headed toward elections

World 05/28/19, 06:24

Israel was in an unprecedented political impasse Tuesday as parliament pressed forward with legislation to dissolve itself in a high-stakes showdown that could lead to another snap election.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had appeared to have secured a fresh mandate to rule after last month's election, with a clear path to ...

Israel faces possible second election amid coalition crisis

Asia & Pacific 05/27/19, 13:13

Israel's parliament on Monday passed a preliminary motion to dissolve itself. The move further pushed the country toward an unprecedented political impasse, less than two months after elections seemed to promise Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a new mandate. If the bill receives final passage in a vote scheduled Wednesday, Israel would ...

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