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Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex West Bank’s Jordan Va...

09 September, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, if he wins a closely contested election just a week away. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a statement that “all signed agreements with Israel and the obligations resulting … Read More

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Israel will not allow nuclear-armed Iran: Netanyahu

05 May, 2019 8:23 pm 8:23 pm

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday not to allow Iran to acquire nuclear arms after the Islamic republic said it would abandon limits on its nuclear activities agreed in a 2015 deal. “This morning on my way here I heard that Iran intends to continue its nuclear programme,” Netanyahu said at … Read More

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Israel’s Netanyahu wins reelection with parliamentary majority

04 April, 2019 5:53 pm 5:53 pm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to reelection on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed. With more than 97 percent of votes counted, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party looked likely to muster … Read More

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Israeli attorney-general plans to charge Netanyahu in corruption cases

03 March, 2019 10:02 am 10:02 am

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s attorney-general announced on Thursday he intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, a decision coming just six weeks before a closely contested national election. It was the first time a serving Israeli prime minister has been put on official notice of planned prosecution, and deepened uncertainty over how … Read More

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