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(UPDATED) Fresh from forming a new government after over a year of electoral deadlock, Netanyahu begins a new battle in the Jerusalem District Court – to stay out of prison
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas says the annexation plans show Israel is no longer abiding by peace accords between the two
The approval of the 3-year coalition government ends the longest political crisis in the nation's history
Benjamin Netanyahu asks his ally-turned-rival Benny Gantz to postpone the swearing in until Sunday, May 17, so he can finalize cabinet assignments among members of his right-wing Likud party
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also voice fresh condemnation of their common foe Iran, accusing the country of promoting terrorism during the coronavirus pandemic
The US-Israel meeting, a day before a new Israeli government is due to be sworn in, will focus partly on President Donald Trump's controversial Middle East peace plan
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet both Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz for talks on 'regional security issues related to Iran's malign influence'
The two men have said they will swear in their new administration on May 13, with Benjamin Netanyahu remaining leader for 18 months, before handing over to Benny Gantz
A ruling against the pact could leave the country facing a fourth poll
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu serve as premier for the first half of a three-year term. The premiership would then pass to Gantz in October next year, with elections 18 months later
The three-year agreement allows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stay in office for 18 months. Parliament speaker Benny Gantz will then take over as premier for the remaining 18 months.
(UPDATED) Israel's deeply divided 120-member parliament has no clear path towards a stable governing coalition, so the move risks prolonging the country's worst-ever political crisis
A deal would give Israel its first fully functioning government since December 2018, stability that could prove crucial as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic
Benjamin Netanyahu's office clarifies that the quarantine decision is purely precautionary as the veteran prime minister has not been in recent contact with the ill staffer
Israel's ex-military chief Benny Gantz wins the speakership vote with 74 lawmakers voting in favor and 18 against in the 120-seat chamber
Yuli Edelstein's resignation paves the way for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz, who is trying to form a government, to place an ally in the powerful post
(UPDATED) The central election committee says it has counted 90% of the vote, with breakdowns of the result in the media showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party with 36 seats in Israel's 120-member parliament
The vote comes just two weeks before Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest serving premier in Israeli history, stands trial after being formally charged in January with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust
But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused before previous elections of making last-minute plays to energize his right-wing base
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also announces approval to build a new settlement with several thousands of homes in Givat Hamatos, next to the mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Safafa
The announcement comes as the 70-year-old prime minister campaigns ahead of March 2 elections, after two previous polls resulted in a deadlock between Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz
US President Donald Trump's proposals reportedly include no Palestinian input and grants Israel much of what it has sought in decades of international diplomacy
Benjamin Netanyahu's decision opens the way for Israel's attorney general to set a date for the premier's trial on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust
Trump repeatedly boasts that he is the most pro-Israeli US president in history
The presidents of Russia, France and Germany, US Vice President Mike Pence and Britain's Prince Charles are set to address the somber event at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving premier, is fighting for his political survival on two fronts – the corruption allegations and stiff opposition from a new centrist party
'A huge win! Thank you to Likud members for their trust, support, and love,' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweets
The Israeli Prime Minister battles his longtime rival Gideon Saar. Who will lead the Likud party?
(UPDATED) A new election would be another challenge for embattled premier Benjamin Netanyahu at a time when he must fend off a leadership vote in his right-wing Likud party
Right-winger Benjamin Netanyahu and former army general Benny Gantz trade blame over the impasse ahead of Wednesday, December 11, the last opportunity to form a coalition and avoid fresh polls
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says 'it is time to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and legalize all the Judea and Samaria settlements, those that are in settlement blocs and those outside of them'
After months of suspense, Israel's longest-serving premier is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust
Members of parliament elected in September 17 polls take their oaths of office in a ceremony that is to a large degree hollow due to deadlocked coalition talks
The hearing comes as deadlocked results from a September 17 general election threatens Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bid to continue his reign as Israel's longest-serving prime minister
'Our response, if any Israeli government is to proceed with this plan, is that all signed agreements with the government of the occupation and any obligations therein will be terminated,' says Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas
Israel President Reuven Rivlin mandates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to form the government after his initial attempts at negotiating a unity deal between the prime minister and his main challenger Benny Gantz fail
With 99.8% of the votes counted, Israel's election committee says Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White has 33 seats out of 120 and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud with 31
(3rd UPDATE) Election results show Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both without an obvious path to a majority coalition
(UPDATED) The results give no obvious path for either to form a majority coalition, raising the possibility of negotiations towards a unity government
Supporters of Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu are forced into a waiting game after the end of Israel's general election, with exit polls showing a tight race
(UPDATED) The polls are due to close in most areas at 10:00 pm, Israel time
The Israel president says: 'I have a directive: no intelligence connection in the United States, no spying... It's rigorously enforced without any exception'
Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge, a week ahead of a closely fought general election, is controversial but what would it actually mean?
'Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric
It comes just hours after Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected
(3rd UPDATE) The preelection promise draws immediate condemnation from Arab powerhouses with many warning of disastrous consequences for the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process
The prime minister also repeats his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected
The Palestinian Authority condemns Netanyahu visit as 'provocative' and politically motivated
Addressing Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Benjamin Netanyahu says that 'he knows very well that the state of Israel knows how to defend itself well, and to repay its enemies'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns arch-foe Iran it had no immunity from his state's military