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World Jan 01Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks immunity from corruption charges
Benjamin Netanyahu's request to parliament is likely to delay any trial until after March elections, when he hopes to have a majority coalition that will shield him from prosecution.
World Dec 11Israel heads to 3rd straight election after parliament vote
For the third time in the past year, the country now appears to be heading to what is sure to be a nasty three-month political campaign that according to recent opinion polls is expected to deliver very similar results.
World Nov 13As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza
Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending.
World Nov 12Israel kills militant group leader in targeted Gaza strike
The death of Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife as they slept in their home in eastern Gaza set off the heaviest fighting in months between Israel and Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed militant group that is even more hard-line than…
World Oct 21Israel’s Netanyahu fails to form new unity government
In a statement, Netanyahu said he had worked "tirelessly" to establish a unity government with his chief rival, former military chief Benny Gantz, but been repeatedly rebuffed. Facing a Wednesday deadline, Netanyahu said he was returning the "mandate" to President…
World Sep 25Netanyahu tapped to form a new government in Israel
Israel President Reuven Rivlin made the decision after attempts to broker a unity government between Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival failed.
World Sep 15Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election
A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year.
World Sep 10Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank settlements
The announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be aimed at shoring up support of hard-line nationalist voters ahead of national elections.
World Sep 09Israel’s Netanyahu claims to find new Iranian nuke site
The prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear weapons site, further escalating a showdown between the two enemy countries. Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement also provided a distraction from Israel's heated election campaign.
World Sep 01Israeli army says multiple targets hit by fire from Lebanon
The Israeli military on Sunday said that Lebanese militants fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles at an Israeli army base, scoring a number of direct hits on Israeli targets. Israel responded with heavy artillery fire toward targets in southern Lebanon.