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Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights – The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. …


Israel’s ‘do-over’ election brings new threats to Netanyahu

After narrowly failing to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections, the long-time Israeli leader’s opponents now have a rare chance for a “do-over” in a snap vote in …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Israel’s parliament has voted to dissolve itself, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year

Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition …


Israel faces possible second election amid coalition crisis

Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a preliminary motion to dissolve itself. The move further pushed the country toward an unprecedented political impasse, less than two months after elections seemed to …


Trudy Rubin: Netanyahu victory in Israel’s election means the end of illusions about a Palestinian state

The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, if he keeps his campaign pledge about West Bank settlements, is propelling Israel toward a one-state solution in which it will have to decide whether …


Israeli PM Netanyahu poised for 5th term as rival concedes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main rival conceded defeat Wednesday, promising to wage a robust battle from the opposition after the ruling Likud party and its nationalist allies won a solid …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Netanyahu appears headed toward re-election in Israeli vote

Israeli voters decided Tuesday whether to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another term in office in a tight election that has become a referendum on his decade in power.


Netanyahu, Gantz make last pitches in tight Israeli election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz made their final appeals to voters Monday on the eve of parliamentary elections that will determine whether the longtime Israeli …


Netanyahu plays a ‘Trump card’ as Israeli elections near

In a tight race for re-election, Israel’s prime minister has gotten a welcome lift from his friend in the White House.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Trump tweets U.S. endorses Israel’s Golan sovereignty, an abrupt shift in policy

President Donald Trump said Thursday it’s time to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Israel accuses Iran of harboring ‘secret atomic warehouse’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a “secret atomic warehouse” just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to …


Trump’s Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace plan

President Donald Trump’s Mideast team met Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. plan for peace between …


Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt ‘severe blows’ to Iran, Syria

Israel’s prime minister said Sunday his country delivered “severe blows” to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement …


Israel slams bill to outlaw blaming Poles for crimes of WWII

Israeli leaders angrily criticized pending legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust, with some accusing the Polish government of outright denial Saturday as …


Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala is to move its embassy to Jerusalem, President Jimmy Morales announced on Sunday, following in the controversial footsteps of U.S. President Donald Trump. In a statement …


Palestinians protest Balfour Declaration on centenary

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest across the West Bank on Thursday marking a century since the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish …


Israeli leader at odds with security team over Iran deal

If President Donald Trump moves to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Israel’s nationalist government can be expected to be the loudest – and perhaps only – major …


Netanyahu says Israel endorses independence for Kurds

Israel’s leader on Wednesday said his country supports Kurdish independence ahead of a key referendum on the matter.


Israeli PM’s son under fire for anti-Semitic post

Israeli political leaders lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest son Sunday for posting an anti-Semitic caricature aimed at his father’s critics.


Israel’s ‘meal’ scandal moves closer toward indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s wife

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is likely to be indicted on fraud-related charges in a case that peers into spending on catered meals and lifestyle …


Israeli PM sheds statesmanlike persona as scandals mount

With a slew of corruption scandals closing in on him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dropping what remains of his statesmanlike persona in favor of an angry nationalism that’s …


Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

Israel’s prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump’s response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of …


Netanyahu rips media, opposition in face of corruption case

Israel’s embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, lashed out at the media and his political opponents in an animated speech to hundreds of enthusiastic supporters on Wednesday, seeking to deliver a …


Israeli police: Netanyahu suspected of breach of trust, bribes

An Israeli police document says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of crimes involving breach of trust and bribes in two corruption cases.


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Macron decries France’s Nazi past during Netanyahu visit

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced France’s collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out Sunday at those who negate or minimize the country’s role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to …


Netayanhu and his wife win lawsuit over ‘malicious and ugly’ Facebook post

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, have won a defamation lawsuit against an Israeli journalist over a Facebook post he wrote claiming that the first lady had …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 7:21 a.m.

Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details

JERUSALEM – President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the “pain and disagreements of the past.” …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel’s annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons …


Netanyahu’s early election threat overshadows China trip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s threat to dissolve his government for a fourth time is overshadowing a trade trip to China meant to promote deals with some of the country’s …


Israel media: police to question Netanyahu in ongoing probes

Israeli police entered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence on Monday to question him for a fourth time in corruption investigations concerning his ties with top executives in media, international business …