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Israel’s Netanyahu Neck and Neck with Opposition Left

Leftist opposition parties poll neck and neck with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservatives.

Israeli PM Netanyahu disqualified from running for party leadership

The comptroller for Israel’s ruling Likud party on Wednesday disqualified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from running for party leadership next week ahead of March elections because of alleged misuse of party funds for his primary campaign, according to the Israeli media. The ruling by Shai Galili, Likud’s comptroller, was reported by the Jerusalem Post and […]

Netanyahu celebrates Hanukkah by lighting menorah wrong way

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought in the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah by lighting a Menorah the wrong way.

Israel Wants U.S. To Block Palestinian Statehood Drive

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday sought assurances from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Washington would block efforts by Palestinians and Europeans on Palestinian statehood. “Our expectation is that the United States will stand by its position for the past 47 years that a solution to the conflict will be achieved through [...]

Netanyahu, in Rome, tries to forestall Palestinian statehood drive

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a series of diplomatic consultations in Rome on Monday, attempting to build opposition to a planned Palestinian appeal to the United Nations for statehood.

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel faces ‘diplomatic offensive’

The Israeli Prime Minister says his country may face a 'diplomatic offensive' against it that could fuel radical Islam in the Middle East.

Is Netanyahu Finished?

Unless you're on the far right of Israeli politics, this has been an incredibly depressing few months in, for and about Israel. Amidst all the awful, last week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called his erstwhile coalition partner (the politically inept) Yair Lapid's bluff and booted him out of the governing coalition. Show More Summary

This New Political Partnership Could Shake Up Israel’s Election

The centrist Hatnuah party's alliance with the Labor Party could be a serious rival to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in next year's elections

Israeli lawmakers vote to dissolve parliament

Israel's parliament, the Knesset, voted Monday to dissolve and hold elections two years earlier than planned. The unanimous vote came a week after the ruling coalition broke up when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two members...Show More Summary

Israel’s parliament votes to dissolve itself, election set for March 17

Israel’s parliament voted on Monday to dissolve itself in preparation for an early general election on March 17, after a crisis set in motion by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dismissal of two ministers. The parliament’s vote of 93 to 0 formalized a decision to move forward an election that had not been expected until 2017, […]

Netanyahu’s latest electoral gamble may backfire

By:Jonathan Eyal The date has been set for Israel’s fourth general election in a decade: March 17, 2015. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims the ballot will be about principles, about the “very survival of Israel in its current shape”; in fact, the upcoming election is merely a referendum on his continued rule. And while all […]

Israel's Knesset votes to disband, agrees to hold elections March 17

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Israel’s parliament voted Wednesday to dissolve and hold early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two top ministers, unraveling his governing coalition after 20 months in office.

Israel to Have Early Elections on March 17

The heads of the Israeli parliamentary factions have agreed to hold early parliamentary elections on March 17. Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s prime minister, has announced Israel will head to polls, as his fractured coalition government has failed to overcome their differences.

Netanyahu Fires Two Key Ministers, Calls Snap Elections in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced early parliamentary elections as his fractured coalition government failed to bridge differences.

Israeli Lawmakers Approve Dissolving Parliament

(JERUSALEM) — Israeli lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a motion on Wednesday to dissolve the Knesset in a preliminary vote, paving the way for early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to iron out differences with coalition partners. Israel’s government, which took office in early 2013, has been riven by divisions from the beginning over major…

Israeli cabinet collapse triggers early election

Credits: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images Alt Text: Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli prime minister fires two ministers sending Israel to the polls just two years after the last election One-Minute Read Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:09pm AfterShow More Summary

Israeli Government Crumbles

The meltdown will result in new elections. Israel’s divided government fell apart Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two rebellious Cabinet ministers and called for a new election more than two years ahead of schedule. Netanyahu’s announcement plunges the country into a bitter campaign that seemed unlikely just a few days earlier. The election, [...]

Netanyahu Gambles on New Elections

Israeli voters will go to the polls next year to elect a new government after the coalition headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu collapsed this week. The government fell after internal bickering among the various ministers and party leaders became public. Show More Summary

How Israel’s Coalition Government Collapsed

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses cabinet members of a "putsch"

Israel's Netanyahu Fires Ministers, Calls For Early Election

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The prime minister has more than two years left in his term. But with his coalition fracturing, Benjamin Netanyahu said it was "impossible" to lead a government under the current conditions.

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