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Explained: Five months on, why Israel is voting again today

After the results are declared, Israel's President decides which candidate has the best chance of putting together a coalition, and gives this candidate 28 days— with a possible extension of 14 days— to form a government.

Israel’s strong embrace of Trump is hammering wedge among US Jews

For months, American Jews have found themselves enmeshed in a deeply uncomfortable debate over the growing distance between traditional liberal American Jewish values and the political realities of an Israeli government that’s embraced hard-line policies and a deep alliance with President Donald Trump.


'Yeh dosti hum nahi todenge': Friendship day greetings from Israel featuring Modi, Netanyahu

Taking to Twitter, the Israeli Embassy in India shared a short clip of the two world leaders, accompanied by lyrics from Bollywood classic Sholay, "Ye dosti hum nahi todenge."

Race for Tel Aviv

Netanyahu fails to stitch a coalition. Fresh elections could mean another campaign focused on muscular nationalism

Poll shows Israel's Netanyahu cruising towards re-election

The first public opinion poll after the announcement of early elections in Israel predicts another solid victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Benjamin Netanyahu questioned again in telecoms case, sees it "collapsing"

Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned over the allegation several times. He has sought to cast all three of the cases, and media coverage of them, as a politically motivated witch-hunt.


Israeli PM defends Jewish nation-state law after protest

Netanyahu said the "deep connection with the Druze community" was essential and that a ministerial committee would "advance the connection and these commitments."

Turkey: President Tayyip Erdogan hints banning some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

Israel was the 10th-largest market for Turkish exports in 2017, buying some $3.4 billion of goods, according to IMF statistics. Turkey, which has a trade surplus with Israel, imports plastics and mineral oils among other goods from there.

US opens embassy in Jerusalem as clashes between Israel police and Palestinians leave 37 dead

Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers, who shot at least 37 protesters in Gaza, in the deadliest escalation of violence since 2014. US President Donald Trump hailed the opening of the embassy as "a great day for Israel" in a tweet.

France says Israeli information on Iran could be basis for long-term deal

Intelligence experts and diplomats said Netanyahu's presentation, in a prime-time television presentation, did not seem to have a "smoking gun" showing a violation by Iran but it could strengthen the hand of advisers to Donald Trump who want to scrap the nuclear agreement.

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu wins record fifth term in office

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck-and-neck with his challenger Benny Gantz.