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Posts Tagged: Israel elections 2019

December 4, 2019 3:36 pm

Report: Israeli Finance Minister Kahlon Mulling Resignation

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon is considering stepping down from political life in the coming days, the Globes financial newspaper said on its website. Globes reported...

November 25, 2019 6:34 am

Netanyahu’s Likud to Hold Party Leadership Vote, Amid Ongoing Political Turmoil

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party will hold a leadership vote, a Likud challenger said on Sunday, as pressure mounted on the veteran leader...

November 20, 2019 3:16 pm

Israel’s Political Deadlock Deepens, as Centrist Gantz Fails to Form Government

Israel moved closer toward holding its third election in less than a year on Wednesday, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main challenger failed to form a...

November 20, 2019 11:58 am

Another Israeli Election Looms as Deadline to Form Government Nears With No Accord Reached

Israel moved closer towards a new election on Wednesday after kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman declined to back either Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or challenger Benny Gantz...

November 8, 2019 10:36 am

Israel’s Netanyahu Appoints Rival Bennett as Temporary Defense Minister; New Right to Ally With Likud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed a bitter rival to his right, Naftali Bennett, as defense minister of his caretaker government, a Likud party...

October 2, 2019 8:56 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Tries to Avert Indictment as He Fights for Political Life

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his final attempt to fend off a corruption indictment on Wednesday when his lawyers argued against looming charges that...

September 27, 2019 7:08 am

Israeli Minister Urges Unity Government to Stave Off ‘Blow-Up’ in Iran Tensions

Israel's energy minister on Friday warned tensions between Iran and the United States were reaching a breaking point and an Israeli unity government deal was needed...

September 23, 2019 4:02 pm

Seeking Unity, Israeli President Rivlin Hosts Gantz-Netanyahu Meeting: ‘A Shared and Equal Government Is Possible’

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin sought on Monday to break the political gridlock besetting his country, hosting the heads of the two largest parties in the...

September 22, 2019 8:57 pm

Israeli Political Parties Take Unexpected Positions in First Day of Post-Election Consultations With President Rivlin

A number of dramatic developments emerged on Sunday as Israeli political parties met with President Reuven Rivlin to make their recommendations as to who should...

September 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu Clings to Power as Coalition Talks Loom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced Israeli media headlines on Friday suggesting power is slipping from his grasp after an election in which he trails his main...

September 18, 2019 3:34 pm

Trump on Inconclusive Knesset Elections Results: ‘Our Relationship Is With Israel. We’ll See What Happens’

US President Donald Trump commented on Wednesday on the inconclusive results of Israel's elections the previous day, saying he had not spoken with Prime Minister...

September 18, 2019 8:24 am

Israel’s Netanyahu Left Teetering After Close Election

Israel's election was too close to call on Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former...

September 17, 2019 8:36 am

Warning of Election ‘Disaster,’ Israel’s Netanyahu Battles for Survival

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election on Tuesday, urging voters to support him...

September 14, 2019 10:00 am

‘King Bibi’ Fights for His Political Life in Israeli Election

Twenty years after Benjamin Netanyahu's first term as Israel's prime minister ended, the man hailed by supporters as "King Bibi" is again fighting for his political...


Bipartisan House Taskforce Calls for More Funding for Antisemitism Envoy

A bipartisan group of 83 members of Congress on Friday called for the budget of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism to be raised to $2 million per...


Israel AG: Netanyahu Intervention in Judicial Reform ‘Illegal’

i24 News - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in breach of his conflict of interest agreement when he announced Thursday he was "taking over" the proposed judicial overhaul, Attorney-General...

Middle East

Iraqi Islamic Council Sets Out Case for Fatwa Against Hamas - A clerical body in Iraq that recently issued a groundbreaking fatwa—a legal ruling on a point of Islamic law—against Hamas for oppressing the Palestinians in Gaza, on Thursday...

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