Facing likely criminal charges and embroiled in a fierce dispute with a former protégé that has thwarted his attempt to form a new government, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is facing perhaps the biggest threat yet to his political future.
Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament early on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline.
Israelis faced the increasing likelihood Wednesday of a new vote just months after an April election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition talks deadlocked hours ahead of a midnight deadline.
Rockets and missiles from Gaza killed four civilians in Israel while Israeli strikes killed 19 Palestinians, more than half of them civilians, in surging cross-border fighting on Sunday, according to Gazan officials and the Israeli military.
Israel’s president on Wednesday nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks.
Israel’s attempt at a moon landing failed at the last minute Thursday when the craft suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority and his main challenger conceding defeat.
World leaders reacted Wednesday to a likely electoral victory for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with fellow right-wing leaders hailing his triumph while others were more circumspect.
Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz claimed to have won Israel’s election on Tuesday, though partial results suggested Netanyahu was most likely to be able to form a ruling coalition.
Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz claimed to have won Israel’s election on Tuesday, though partial results suggested Netanyahu has a clearer path to victory.
After 13 years in power, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains a polarising figure: praised by some by his strong leadership and his ability to keep the country safe, he’s also been branded a warmonger who’s fundamentally opposed to peace.
Israelis began voting Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long right-wing tenure despite corruption allegations or to replace him with an ex-military chief new to politics.
With just one day to go until the Israeli parliamentary election, FRANCE 24 visited the city of Haifa, often described as a model of religious co-existence. But some of the city’s Arab inhabitants say they feel like second-class citizens.
With just days until the election, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that if re-elected, he will annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The dramatic policy shift is an attempt to rally his base and appeal to the extreme right.
With security a major concern among voters, Israeli political parties seek to integrate former generals into their ranks. The phenomenon is not new, but it has become more widespread during the current legislative elections.