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Posts Tagged: Israel election 2019

April 17, 2019 3:16 pm

Israeli President Tasks Netanyahu With Forming New Government

Israel's president on Wednesday nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to head the next government, after he won the backing of a majority of members of...

April 16, 2019 8:36 am

Netanyahu Passes Threshold for Nomination as Israel’s Premier

Israel's president said on Tuesday a majority of parliament members had advised him to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu form a government after the April...

April 15, 2019 8:36 am

Israel’s President Starts Consultations on Prime Minister Nomination

Israel's president began post-election consultations on Monday with political parties that will lead to his appointment of a candidate to form a government. Prime Minister Benjamin...

March 23, 2019 10:00 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Says He Will Sue Political Rivals for Libel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he would sue two of his main political rivals for libel, claiming that they labeled him a...

March 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Netanyahu Says Iran Has ‘Sensitive Information’ on Rival, Tehran Denies Hack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleged on Wednesday that Iran could blackmail his main election rival, Benny Gantz, after hacking the former armed forces chief's...

March 19, 2019 1:12 pm

Right-Wing Israeli Campaign Ad Seeks to Make Political Point With ‘Fascism’ Perfume

An election campaign video starring Israel's right-wing justice minister spoofs perfume ads to sell her political priorities, but has a strong whiff of muddled message given...

March 18, 2019 9:34 am

Israel’s Top Court Disqualifies Far-Rightist, Approves Arab Party for Ballot

Israel's top court disqualified on Sunday a far-right Jewish politician from next month's national election and approved the candidacy of a disputed Arab party, overturning...

March 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Israel Election Frontrunner Gantz Dismisses Report That Iran Hacked His Phone

Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest rival in Israel's upcoming parliamentary election, dismissed as "political gossip" on Friday media reports of allegations that his mobile...

March 12, 2019 4:32 pm

Cannabis Constituency? Israeli Election Rivals Warm to Pot

Marijuana is becoming an election issue in Israel now that an upstart far-right party that favors legalizing the drug seems to be drawing voters away from conservative...

March 12, 2019 4:16 pm

Peace Can Only Be Achieved ‘Through Strength,’ Israel’s PM Netanyahu Says

Peace can only be achieved “through strength,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserted on Tuesday. Speaking at a state memorial ceremony in Jerusalem for the late...

March 12, 2019 3:38 pm

Equal Rights Row Flares Over Arab-Jewish Divide in Israel Election

A remark by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel is a state for Jews alone has heated up an election row over equal rights that has drawn...

March 7, 2019 8:34 am

Far-Rightists Cleared for Israel Election, Arab Party Blocked

Israel's election board has approved far-right Jewish candidates accused by rivals of racism for next month's election while disqualifying an Arab party that Prime Minister...

March 1, 2019 1:54 pm

Graft Accusation Piles Pressure on Israel’s Netanyahu as Election Looms

Opposition protesters waved black flags outside Benjamin Netanyahu's residence on Friday, sensing vulnerability in the Israeli prime minister weeks before an election where he will face...

February 21, 2019 3:54 pm

Former PM Ehud Barak on Gantz-Lapid Merger: ‘This Is a Very Happy and Important Day’

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak praised on Thursday Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid for their decision to merge their Israel Resilience and Yesh Atid parties...


Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

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US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Mourn Sudden Death of Civil Rights Icon Elijah...

Many American Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences on Thursday over the sudden death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a...


After Latest Unity Offer Rejected, Israeli Coalition Talks Remain Stalemate...

After a day of speculation, Israel’s centrist Blue and White party rejected a unity government proposal from Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some...

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