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Israel's Netanyahu asks parliament for immunity

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:19 AM

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

EMBATTLED. File photo of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. AFP photo

Israeli PM Netanyahu defiant after corruption indictment

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:42 AM

After months of suspense, Israel's longest-serving premier is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament)in Jerusalem on May 27, 2019. - Israel's parliament today took a first step toward holding new elections due to deadlocked coalition negotiations following April polls, giving preliminary approval to a law to dissolve itself. Netanyahu has been unable to reach a deal to form a governing coalition ahead of a deadline to do so. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

Netanyahu sworn into Israel's new parliament after election victory

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is among the 120 members of the Knesset, or parliament, sworn in during an official ceremony

NEW PARLIAMENT. The Knesset has potentially stormy sessions ahead as it works to resolve key religion and state issues as well as a possible proposal that would shield Benjamin Netanyahu from prosecution. File photo by AFP

Netanyahu expected to receive formal nod to remain Israel prime minister

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin must choose who will form the next government and is expected to pick Netanyahu

NEW GOVERNMENT. This picture taken early on April 10, 2019 shows Israeli Likud Party campaign material and posters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo by  Jack Guez/AFP

Israel parliament legalizes settler outposts on Palestinian land

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The law – approved by 60 members of parliament to 52 against – is slammed by the Palestinians as a means to legalize theft of land

An Israeli settler holds a flag with slogans at the Amona outpost, northeast of Ramallah, on February 1, 2017. Jack Guez/AFP

Netanyahu apologizes to Arab Israelis

Mar 24, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologizes for saying Arabs were voting in droves in comments that drew US condemnation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters as he delivers his speech in Tel Aviv, Israel, early 17 March 2015. Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli parliament dissolved ahead of March election

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:23 AM

At the end of a televised debate members in the Knesset vote 93 0 in favor of a dissolution bill sponsored by opposition parties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

Israel PM looking to enshrine 'Jewish state' in law

May 01, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Netanyahu has made recognition of Israel as a Jewish state a key demand in the crisis hit peace talks with the Palestinians which formally drew to a close on April 29

JEWISH STATE? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (shown) says Israel as a Jewish state is a key demand in the crisis-hit peace talks with the Palestinians. File photo by Uriel Sinai/AFP