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Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents unseat him from his 12-year tenure as prime minister

Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year long tenure as Israel’s prime minister ended, as the country’s parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition government led by right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett. Mr Bennett controls 6 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, was sworn in as prime minister after the parliament backed the new coalition government by a razor-thin margin of […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu calls on right-wing members of parliament to block coalition from taking office

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at a newly agreed coalition which looks set to remove him from power after 12 years as prime minister. Mr Netanyahu called on right-wing members of parliament to block the coalition from taking office. Eight opposition parties reached an agreement to work together to form a new government late […]

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Israel Political Crisis: Netanyahu’s political rivals seek to form unity government that may unseat him

The far-right and centrist parties are seeking to form a governing coalition in Israel, if successful, their coalition would unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his center-right Likud party for the first time since 2009. The Yamina right-wing alliance leader Naftali Bennett said in a news conference that he would form a unity government with […]

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Biden’s tone with Netanyahu turns ‘sharper’ for ceasefire amidst increased pressure and criticism

US President Joe Biden has urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to de-escalate tensions in the Gaza conflict “on the path” to a ceasefire. “The two leaders had a detailed discussion on the state of events in Gaza, Israel’s progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements, and ongoing diplomatic efforts by […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu misses deadline to form new government

Benjamin Netanyahu’s hold on the Premiership of Israel looks a little less secure after a deadline to build a new government passed at midnight. Seconds before the deadline passed, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Likud party announced he had returned the mandate to form a new government back to President Reuven Rivlin. The onus […]

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Netanyahu booed by protesting relatives of victims at stampede site

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a full investigation into the deadly stampede at a Jewish religious festival in the town of Mount Meron, where he was booed by protesting relatives of the victims. According to the Israeli media, protesters hurled empty bottles and shouted insults at Netanyahu, who travelled to the pilgrimage site in […]

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Israel: Thousands demonstrate against Netanyahu ahead of election

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Saturday, calling for an end to his leadership just three days before the country’s fourth election in two years. Protesters filed through streets closed to traffic by police, waving flags, banging drums, blowing horns and shouting chants to replace the […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s government collapses, sending nation to fourth election in 2 years

Israel will hold its forth elections in under two years after two main parties of the unity government failed to meet the deadline over state budgets. 12 months after the last round, voters will return to polls in March. Two previous elections were inconclusive, resulting in a rare government of national unity. On Tuesday Israel’s […]

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Israel lawmakers pass proposal to dissolve parliament, HOLD another elections

Israeli lawmakers have passed a  preliminary proposal to dissolve Parliament with support from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main coalition partner in a significant step towards plunging the country into its fourth national election in less than two years. The vote came on Wednesday just seven months after the coalition took office in a declaration of […]

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Saudi Arabia denies Crown Prince meeting Israeli PM in Neom

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has denied that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to the Gulf kingdom on Sunday to secretly meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “No such meeting occurred,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud tweeted. Israeli public broadcaster Kan and other media earlier reported that Mr Netanyahu and the head of the […]

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Israelis protest against Netanyahu’s plan to annex West Bank

Several thousand Israelis demonstrated on Saturday in Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex the Jordan Valley and illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The de facto annexation of occupied Palestinian land has prompted the Palestinian Authority to threaten it will withdraw from all agreements with Israel. Protesting in face masks […]

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Israeli prime minister faces Jerusalem court over corruption charges

The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges has opened in Jerusalem, days after he began a new term in office. Mr Netanyahu, 70, is the first standing leader to face trial in the country’s history. He denies accusations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Arrived at the courthouse for a […]