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Israel: Speaker Benny Gantz denied more time to form new government

Ex-military chief Gantz was given the mandate to form a government four weeks ago by President Reuven Rivlin.

12 Apr 2020 6:22 PM

'A huge win!': Israel's Netanyahu declares victory in ruling party leadership primary

Saar, a former minister seen as to the right of Netanyahu, tweeted after polls closed thanking his supporters, volunteers and voters.

27 Dec 2019 10:02 AM

'Israel never had better friend in White House than me,' says Trump

The policies are also highly popular with right-wing evangelical Christian Republicans -- a vital part of Trump's support base.

08 Dec 2019 1:28 PM

Iran planning attacks on Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu

Speaking on Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, Netanyahu said: 'we are taking necessary actions to prevent Iran from entrenching in our region.'

25 Nov 2019 9:20 AM

Defiant Netanyahu rejects graft indictment, vows to stay Israel's leader

Netanyahu denounced what he called 'false' and 'politically motivated' allegations, after being charged with bribery, fraud.

22 Nov 2019 9:22 AM

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As Israel moves towards 3rd election, Netanyahu's rival Gantz fails to form new govt

The announcement by Benny Gantz, leader of centrist Blue and White party, prolongs political paralysis that gripped nation for past year.

21 Nov 2019 10:26 AM

Pentagon says Iran developed largest missile force in Middle East despite sanctions

A US intelligence official said on condition of anonymity that the assessment included Israel.

20 Nov 2019 2:00 PM

In new pro-Israel shift, US no longer calls settlements on occupied Palestinian land illegal

Pompeo said that US was not necessarily considering the settlements legal either but instead would defer to judgement of Israeli courts.

19 Nov 2019 8:59 AM

Israel, Islamic Jihad cease fire after heavy Gaza fighting which claimed 32 lives

Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab al-Berim said the Egyptian-brokered deal went into effect at 5:30 AM.

14 Nov 2019 2:33 PM

Rockets rain from Gaza as Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander

As the rocket fire and Israeli air-strikes continued into the night, Gaza medical officials said 10 Palestinians had been killed.

13 Nov 2019 10:02 AM

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Indian WhatsApp users ask government to explain ties with Israeli firm in breach case

WhatsApp last week sued Israel’s NSO Group, accusing it of helping clients break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users.

09 Nov 2019 8:12 AM

WhatsApp sues Israel's NSO for allegedly helping spies hack phones around the world

WhatsApp said in a statement that 100 civil society members had been targeted, and called it “an unmistakable pattern of abuse".

30 Oct 2019 8:43 AM

Wind turbines in Israel land in trouble

Israel’s Golan Druze see a blow in wind energy plan.

05 Oct 2019 1:32 PM

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu given first chance to form government

It is second time this year Netanyahu has been asked to form government after he failed in April to put together required 61-seat coalition.

26 Sep 2019 12:53 PM

Israel: Amid vote deadlock, Netanyahu, Gantz set for new talks

The timing in a rotation agreement is especially important for Netanyahu, who is facing possible corruption charges in the weeks ahead.

25 Sep 2019 5:02 PM

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Israel's main parties begin talks on coalition government

Israel's president is responsible for choosing a candidate for prime minister after national elections.

24 Sep 2019 6:56 PM

Israel's Netanyahu fails to secure clear election win. What happens next?

It is too soon to proclaim the end of the Netanyahu era, but it may be the beginning of the end.

20 Sep 2019 1:16 PM

After failing to win majority, Netanyahu calls on rival Gantz to form unity govt together

With nearly 95 per cent of votes counted Thursday, Gantz's Blue and White party stood at 33 seats in Israel's 120-seat Parliament.

19 Sep 2019 2:15 PM

Israeli voters deliver deadlock, Netanyahu's tenure in doubt

Netanyahu highlighted his close ties with Trump in his election campaign.

19 Sep 2019 2:02 PM

Setback for PM Netanyahu as Israel’s 2 main political parties deadlocked after election

Without Lieberman’s endorsement, both parties appear to have fallen well short of securing a parliamentary majority.

18 Sep 2019 5:13 PM

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