Early Israeli election results show that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was able to make a comeback after polls that showed challenger Isaac Herzog edging out ahead. Judy Woodruff talks to special correspondent Martin Seemungal from Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv about the election dead heat and coalition government options for both candidates. Continue reading
Exit polls show that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union are neck and neck in Israel’s election Tuesday. Continue reading
In the final throes of campaigning before Israel’s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that there would be no Palestinian state if he is reelected — a move seen as an attempt to draw more right wing votes. Gwen Ifill talks to special correspondent Martin Seemungal, reporting from Tel Aviv, about Netanyahu’s political battle. Continue reading
Will Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold onto power after next week’s elections? The latest polling reveals that Netanyahu’s Likud party is slightly trailing the Zionist Union party, prompting questions about whether the leader will survive the early elections he called. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Israel on the challenge Netanyahu faces. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of Congress to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama’s negotiators continue talking with the Iranians Tuesday in hopes of closing a deal this month.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to play down divisions over his scheduled address to the U.S. Congress. How are Jewish Americans reacting to Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and controversial speech at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday? Gwen Ifill gets two views from David Harris of American Jewish Committee and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post about internal struggles within the Republican party, the political tension surrounding an upcoming speech by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plus pressures on Hillary Clinton to start her presidential campaign. Continue reading
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, D.C. on the morning of Tuesday, March 3. Watch the prime minister’s speech live in the player above. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader’s bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country’s survival.