Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's president to ask Benjamin Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz to form government

It was a blow to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life amid unprecedented political deadlock and a criminal indictment for corruption, which he denies.

Mar 16, 2020, 10:26 AM IST

Deadlock over government formation in Israel continues

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to appear in court in less than two weeks as a defendant on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Mar 08, 2020, 10:34 AM IST

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu advises Israelis to avoid handshake and adopt Indian 'Namaste' to greet amid coronavirus fear

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday (March 4) advised the people of his country to adopt 'Namaste' and avoid shaking hands as one of the measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

Mar 04, 2020, 22:58 PM IST

Benjamin Netanyahu leads in Israeli election, but still lacks majority

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Monday`s vote over his main challenger, former armed forces chief Benny Gantz of the centrist Blue and White party, after exit polls projected the conservative leader`s Likud party had come out on top.

Mar 03, 2020, 23:20 PM IST

Proposed Palestinian capital will be in Abu Dis: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu

After US President Donald Trump presented his peace plan, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters the United States recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital, “by which I mean, within its fences," an apparent reference to municipal boundaries.

Jan 29, 2020, 23:00 PM IST

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu wins Likud party's leadership race

Israel`s Channel 12 TV news reported that initial results showed Netanyahu won a landslide victory with about 70 per cent of the votes while his rival, Gideon Saar, won about 30 per cent.

Dec 27, 2019, 08:10 AM IST

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces party leadership challenge ahead of March election

Netanyahu, head of Likud for the past 14 years, is widely expected to retain the right-wing party`s leadership. However, the challenge has added to pressures that have mounted this year on the four-term premier, who is under indictment and fighting for political survival.

Dec 27, 2019, 00:04 AM IST

Gaza rocket sends Israel PM Netanyahu to shelter during campaign rally

The Israeli military confirmed the launch against Ashkelon, which is 12 km (7.5 miles) from the coastal Palestinian enclave, and said the rocket was shot down by an Iron Dome air defence interceptor.

Dec 26, 2019, 08:08 AM IST

Israel to hold election in March, its third in less than a year

By a vote of 94 in favour to none opposed, lawmakers approved a motion dissolving parliament and setting the new election date. It came hours after a final deadline passed to form a government following the last election in September.

Dec 12, 2019, 07:31 AM IST

Benjamin Netanyahu calls for direct PM election amidst deadlock

Speaking during a conference here, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel should hold "rapid elections for the direct election of the Prime Minister". Netanyahu first issued this proposal in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday.

Dec 08, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

Prosecution in Israel lines up over 300 witnesses in Netanyahu case

In a major trouble for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the prosecution has lined up over 300 witnesses in three graft cases against him.

Dec 02, 2019, 22:31 PM IST

Explainer: What are the allegations against Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday, presenting one of the gravest challenges yet to Israel`s longest-serving leader.

Nov 21, 2019, 23:11 PM IST

Israeli PM Netanyahu indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has denied wrongdoing in three corruption cases, is under no legal obligation to resign after being charged.

Nov 21, 2019, 22:36 PM IST

Benjamin Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

Accepting the mandate from President Reuven Rivlin at a televised ceremony, a politically weakened Netanyahu said his chances of success were only marginally higher than those of Gantz, a former general who heads the Blue and White party. In his remarks, Netanyahu seemed to envision a scenario in which he and Gantz would be able to take another stab at power-sharing once it became clear there was no way out of the current deadlock, save for a third election that few in Israel wanted.

Sep 26, 2019, 08:13 AM IST

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to form unity government with him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Thursday on his main rival, former general Benny Gantz, to join him in a broad, governing coalition after Israel`s election ended with no clear winner.

Sep 19, 2019, 13:23 PM IST

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu fails to win majority in close election

The outcome, according to almost complete results published on Wednesday, dealt a new blow to Israel`s longest-serving leader, who was already weakened by the inability to put together an administration after an inconclusive election in April.

Sep 19, 2019, 10:42 AM IST

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu left teetering after close election

With no single-party majority in the 120-seat Knesset, or parliament, there will likely be weeks of coalition talks before a new government is formed. The ballot`s wildcard, former Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, emerged as a likely kingmaker as head of the secular-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party.

Sep 18, 2019, 20:08 PM IST

Israel elections: Netanyahu makes no victory claim; rival says he may have lost

Netanyahu`s main election challenger, centrist party chief Benny Gantz, said it appeared from exit polls that the Israeli leader was defeated but that only official results would tell.


Sep 18, 2019, 06:35 AM IST

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu fights for new term after decade in power

Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz`s centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu`s right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party could emerge as kingmaker in coalition talks.

Sep 17, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

Israel's Netanyahu expects tough stance from Trump in any meeting with Iran's Rouhani

Isreli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he recognized the possibility of a Trump-Rouhani meeting, and that it was not up to him to tell Trump with whom he could meet.

Sep 05, 2019, 23:24 PM IST