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Netanyahu wins party vote in boost ahead of Israeli election

12 December, 2019 3:51 pm 3:51 pm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu easily won a vote to keep the Likud party helm, the party said on Friday, in a boost ahead of what is likely to be a hard-fought general election in March. A Likud tally gave Netanyahu 72.5% of votes in Thursday’s party ballot, against 27.5% for challenger … Read More

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Netanyahu charged with corruption, says he won’t resign

11 November, 2019 10:01 am 10:01 am

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an “attempted coup”. The charges announced by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit were the first of their kind against a serving Israeli prime … Read More

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Israeli PM Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

11 November, 2019 10:23 pm 10:23 pm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced the decision, the first of its kind against a serving Israeli prime minister, in a … Read More

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Israeli PM Netanyahu fails to win majority in close election

09 September, 2019 8:39 pm 8:39 pm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a centre-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz. The outcome, according to almost complete results published on Wednesday, dealt a new blow to … Read More

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