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Israel wishes India on Friendship Day, PM Narendra Modi responds

Ties between India and Israel have been becoming stronger with passing time and both Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu have often warmly greeted each other - online and at global and national events.

Aug 04, 2019, 15:57 PM IST

PM Modi features in Netanyahu's election campaign video

The clips are from PM Modi's visit to the Isreal in 2017, the first standalone visit by any Indian Prime Minister to the west Asian country. 

Jul 28, 2019, 21:49 PM IST

Israel faces fresh poll as Netanyahu fails to form government

The election, Israel`s second this year after an April 9 poll in which Netanyahu claimed victory, means unprecedented upheaval even for a country used to political infighting. 

May 30, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

Israel moves towards new vote as PM Netanyahu struggles to form govt

In a preliminary vote, parliament decided to dissolve itself. In order to disperse and set an election date, legislators would still have to hold a final vote, likely to take place on Wednesday.

May 27, 2019, 23:59 PM IST

Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court

Netanyahu won a fifth term in April despite an announcement by Israel`s attorney general in February that he intended to charge him with fraud and bribery.

May 26, 2019, 11:12 AM IST

PM thanks Narendra Modi world leaders for congratulatory messages on Lok Sabha election win

In his messages, the PM said he will continue serving the nation with the same vigour.

May 23, 2019, 23:50 PM IST

Netanyahu pledges 'massive strikes' in Gaza in third day of border flare-up

Israel`s military said more than 450 rockets, many of them intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-missile system, have been fired at southern Israeli cities and villages since Friday.

May 05, 2019, 15:15 PM IST

Israelis go to polls in referendum on Netanyahu's record reign

Israelis vote in an election on Tuesday that could hand conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by an ex-general who has pledged clean government and social cohesion. 

Apr 09, 2019, 06:21 AM IST

Benjamin Netanyahu to annex West Bank settlements if re-elected

Israel will go to the polls on Tuesday and Benjamin Netanyahu is competing for votes with right-wing parties who support annexing part of the West Bank.

Apr 07, 2019, 07:12 AM IST

Netanyahu says Iran has 'sensitive information' on rival, Tehran denies hack

Without providing any evidence or details, Netanyahu said Iran had gleaned "sensitive information". 

Mar 20, 2019, 22:46 PM IST

Netanyahu election rival pledges to 'separate' from Palestinians

Netanyahu and fellow rightists have cast themselves as blockers of any initiative to cede territory to the Palestinians. 

Mar 06, 2019, 22:12 PM IST

At home and abroad, Netanyahu faces backlash for far-right alliance

Netanyahu has defended the merger as a way to improve his chances of forming a right-wing governing coalition led by his Likud Party, to serve for a fifth term after the April 9 vote.

Feb 25, 2019, 11:54 AM IST

Netanyahu's strongest challengers form alliance in Israeli election

Netanyahu, 69, has been in power for the past decade, with Likud at the helm of a parliamentary bloc.

Feb 21, 2019, 11:27 AM IST

Benjamin Netanyahu-Vladimir Putin meeting in Russia postponed

A new date for the meeting would be set as soon as possible, said an official. 

Feb 20, 2019, 19:58 PM IST

Poland pulls out of Israel meeting over anti-Polish comment

The developments mark a new low in a bitter conflict over how to remember and characterize Polish actions toward Jews during the German occupation of Poland in World War II.

Feb 18, 2019, 21:23 PM IST

Netanyahu's main rival in Israeli election voices agreement with him on Iran

Polls predict that Netanyahu`s Likud party will win the April 9 election, taking about 30 of parliament’s 120 seats.

Feb 17, 2019, 17:35 PM IST

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India on February 11

Netanyahu visited India in January 2018 while Prime Minister Modi travelled to Tel Aviv in 2017, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to tour the Jewish state.

Jan 30, 2019, 16:49 PM IST

Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of 'when, not if': Netanyahu

There are currently 88 embassies in Israel, of which 86 embassies are located in Tel Aviv and the rest two are operated from Jerusalem.

Dec 31, 2018, 10:15 AM IST

Israeli Parliament to dissolve, early election to be held in April

Israel will hold an early general election in April, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, after members of his governing coalition met to discuss differences over legislation.

Dec 24, 2018, 19:18 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi wishes people of Israel on Hanukkah

PM Modi also extended his wishes to Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.

Dec 02, 2018, 22:38 PM IST