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Naftali Bennett takes oath as Israel’s new Prime Minister

A motley alliance of Israeli parties on Sunday ousted Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, and formed a new government in a seismic shift...

Ousted From Power, Israel’s Netanyahu Plots Comeback

TEL AVIV—Outmaneuvered by rival politicians after 12 years in power, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is already plotting a comeback, intending to challenge the new...

Israel Could See New Government if Confidence Vote Passes

TEL AVIV—A new Israeli government is set to be sworn in later Sunday if a coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents passes a confidence...

Israel’s Prime Ministers in Waiting: Who Are Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rivals agreed to form a coalition government that would dislodge the country’s longest-serving leader with Naftali Bennett as his successor,...

No ‘provoking’: Israeli official vows quieter tone with United States

Israel’s visiting defense minister said Thursday that it will stay engaged as the U.S. tries to return to a nuclear deal with Iran, sidestepping what’s...

Netanyahu Intensifies Pressure to Break New Israeli Coalition

TEL AVIV—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally his right-wing base against a new ruling coalition that includes, for the first time in...

Netanyahu Rivals Agree to Form New Government to Oust Israeli Leader

TEL AVIV—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rivals agreed to form a coalition government that would dislodge the country’s longest-serving leader, a major political shake-up as...

Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents on Wednesday announced they have reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for...

Israel’s Naftali Bennett Plans to Form Government With Rival in Bid to Oust Netanyahu

TEL AVIV—Israeli right-wing politician Naftali Bennett said Sunday he plans to join a rival in a coalition opposed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, paving the...

Netanyahu could lose PM job as rivals attempt to join forces

JERUSALEM — A former ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he would seek to form a coalition government with the Israeli leader’s...

Netanyahu Rival Seeks Unity Deal With His Opponents

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of a small hard-line party says he will try to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents....

Seeking to restore Palestinian links, Antony Blinken risks new frictions with Israel

America’s top diplomat came to the seat of the Palestinian government Tuesday with promises of additional aid, a reopened consulate in Jerusalem and a broad...

Blinken Spotlights Plight of Palestinians in Effort to Shore Up Israel-Hamas Truce

TEL AVIV—Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Jerusalem on Tuesday said the U.S. will work to expand economic opportunities for Palestinians in Gaza and the...

Antony Blinken in Israel on Mideast tour to shore up Gaza truce

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Israel at the start of a Middle East tour aimed at shoring up the Gaza cease-fire....

For Biden and Netanyahu, Old Ties Face New Trials

WASHINGTON—When he was vice president, Joe Biden’s meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were known to sometimes escalate from a warm handshake and embrace...

Israel Pressured by Biden, Mideast Allies to End Fighting

TEL AVIV—The Biden administration and Middle East governments are stepping up pressure on Israel to stop fighting with the militant group Hamas, as Israeli officials...

Israeli strikes hit Gaza tunnels as diplomats work for truce

The Israeli military unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Monday, saying it destroyed 15 kilometers (9 miles) of militant tunnels...

After Gaza’s Deadliest Day, Israel Says It Is Targeting Hamas Tunnels

TEL AVIV—Israel launched more airstrikes Monday in the Gaza Strip, targeting what its military said was a tunnel network used by Hamas, as it tries...

Israel Rules Out an Immediate Cease-Fire With the Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ruled out the prospect of an immediate cease-fire with the Palestinians in the deadly flare-up of Middle Eastern...

Benjamin Netanyahu: Master politician fighting for survival

Benjamin Netanyahu has remained in power as Israeli prime minister for a record 12 consecutive years, partly by convincing some voters that only he can...

Benjamin Netanyahu, long a supporter of LGBTQ rights, courts homophobes and racists in bid to cling to power

For the traditional Israeli supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the electoral meal he now offers includes medieval fare — dishes bitter with racism and...

Mohammed bin Salman: Israeli PM Netanyahu held secret talks in Saudi Arabia with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Pompeo: Report

Jerusalem:Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held secret talks in Saudi Arabia Sunday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, media said, in the first reported trip...

Israel to start human trials of COVID-19 vaccine on November 1

Jerusalem: Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) will start human clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate Brilife from November 1 after receiving all necessary...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to UN: Hezbollah storing missiles in Beirut

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of maintaining a “secret arms depot” in a residential neighborhood of...

Israel to send special mission to India with advanced rapid Covid-19 test tech

NEW DELHI: Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Ministry of Health will lead an unprecedented anti-COVID-19 cooperation operation between India...