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Israel heads to new election after Netanyahu stumbles

May 30, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Israel will now head to the polls again on September 17, just over 5 months after an April election that saw Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing and religious allies win a majority

NETANYAHU. In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on February 10, 2019. File photo by Gali Tibbon/Pool/AFP

Israel president says Jews unsafe in Germany after kippah warning

May 26, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin says 'we will never submit, will never lower our gaze and will never react to anti-Semitism with defeatism – and expect and demand our allies act in the same way'

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

Israeli president starts process of selecting next Prime Minister

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Rivlin appears to have little choice but to pick incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after his party won the most seats in the April 9 vote leaving it best placed to form a coalition government

NEW GOVERNMENT. File photo of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (center left) reviews the honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential compound in Jerusalem. Photo by Gali Ribbon/AFP

Final Israel election results leave Netayahu on course

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The final results give Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party 36 votes, one more than Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White alliance

AFTER ELECTIONS. A picture taken on April 9, 2019, shows supporters of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance watching a tv poll on a screen at the alliance headquarters in Tel Aviv. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Israeli President tells Duterte: Hitler was 'the devil on earth'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:58 PM

As President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, protesters outside the presidential residence hold signs saying 'Stop genocide' addressed to the Philippine leader

Rights activists to Israeli President Rivlin: Don't meet 'mass murderer' Duterte

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:45 PM

'We believe that his visit to the Israeli Presidential Residence will bring President Rivlin, and the very institution of the Israeli presidency, into disrepute,' says the group represented by lawyer Eitay Mack

US defense chief in Israel for talks on Iran, Syria

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:41 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin

ISRAEL ARRIVAL. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Israel on April 20. Photo by Matty Stern/US Embassy

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

Netanyahu secures clear majority to form next gov't

Mar 23, 2015 - 9:27 PM

President Reuven Rivlin is wrapping up two days of talks with representatives of the 10 parties elected to parliament to hear who they would recommend as prime minister with six throwing their support behind Netanyahu

MAJORITY. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, 04 January 2015.

Israel apologizes for calling Brazil 'diplomatic dwarf'

Aug 12, 2014 - 11:15 AM

The comment in July was made by spokesman Yigal Palmor after Brazil criticized Israel s military campaign in Gaza as excessive and recalled its envoy in Tel Aviv

Israel elects hawk Rivlin as 10th president

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Reuven Rivlin will take over when Shimon Peres retires at the end of July

INCOMING. Israeli president-elect Reuven Rivlin (C) raises a glass during a ceremony in the Chagall Hall at the Israeli 'Knesset' Parliament, in Jerusalem, Israel, 10 June 2014. Photo by EPA