11 Nov 2022

Israel’s president to invite Netanyahu to form next government

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog invited Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israel’s next government in an announcement on Friday. This will allow Netanyahu to take the country’s top position for a sixth time and extend his time as the nation’s longest-serving leader. Herzog will issue the mandate to Netanyahu to create the

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03 Jun 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu calls to block Israel’s newly formed coalition

Benjamin Netanyahu has responded with calls to block a newly agreed coalition that seeks to remove him from power after twelve years as Prime Minister. Mr. Netanyahu called on right win members of parliament to prevent the coalition from taking office. Eight opposition parties reached an agreement late on Wednesday

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09 Feb 2021

Israel’s Netanyahu Formally Pleads Not Guilty as Corruption Trial Resumes

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption, which he has repeatedly denied throughout the course of the investigation and persecution process. This event set the stage for a lengthy legal fight to determine his fate. Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving leader, went to his

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24 Jun 2020

Israel’s Netanyahu Tries to Rally Support for Annexation Amid International Criticism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning on rallying domestic support for his annexation plan, which draws out an area of the currently occupied West Bank. According to an internal party note, Netanyahu stated that the move would secure Israeli settlements despite divisions amongst his coalition over how to proceed.

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27 Apr 2020

Thousands demonstrate against Israeli coalition deal

Over the weekend, several thousand Israelis marched in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against the unity government deal reached last week between two opposing parties lead by current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White Party. The protesters oppose having Netanyahu remain prime minister as

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03 Mar 2020

Exit polls: Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote

Exit polls on Israeli TV stations have shown that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has captured 59 seats in Monday’s vote, which is two short of the majority that constitutes a victory. The Likud party emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year,

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10 Feb 2020

Netanyahu’s party exposes data on over 6.4 million Israelis

A security researcher with Elector Software discovered a misconfiguration in an election day app created for the political party of Isreali prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu by the company Likud. The misconfiguration may have compromised the personal information and details of 6.5 million Israelis. The leak was disclosed today, however, it

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05 Feb 2020

Israel’s Netanyahu indicted in corruption cases, hours before Mideast peace plan announced

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, was indicted on corruption charges on Tuesday, right before Netanyahu was set to meet US President Donald Trump to unveil the US administration’s Middle East plan. Netanyahu was formally indicted for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. Netanyahu withdrew his

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03 Jan 2020

Israel’s Netanyahu seeks immunity from prosecution in corruption cases

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces indictment on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three corruption cases. Late Wednesday night, Netanyahu submitted a request for immunity from prosecution. Netanyahu has maintained that he is innocent of all three charges, calling the criminal proceedings an attempted coup after

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22 Nov 2019

Israel braces for bitter fight after Netanyahu indictment

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel. Netanyahu was charged with serious accusations of corruption on Thursday, dashing hopes for a unity government after September’s elections. In a speech late on Thursday, Netanyahu called the accusations an attempted coup while his

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