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Posts Tagged: Israel elections 2020

May 4, 2020 7:24 am

Netanyahu’s Political Fate at Stake as Coalition Deal Challenged in Top Court

Israel's top court on Monday heard challenges to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bid to secure a governing coalition, with opposition figures arguing a deal on...

April 14, 2020 12:24 pm

Netanyahu-Gantz Unity Talks to Resume After Passover, Following ‘Significant Progress’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and political rival Benny Gantz were nearing a deal on Tuesday to form a national emergency government to battle the...

April 13, 2020 10:24 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu, Gantz Say Near Unity Deal to End Political Deadlock

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz were nearing a deal on Tuesday to form a national emergency government to battle...

March 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Netanyahu and Gantz Move Closer to Unity Government in Surprise Twist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Benny Gantz, was elected parliamentary speaker on Thursday in a surprise maneuver that could herald a unity government...

March 4, 2020 11:12 am

Masked Israeli Monitors Count Coronavirus Votes, Carefully

Gloved and masked, Israeli election monitors on Wednesday counted ballot papers of voters suspected of coming into contact with coronavirus. More than 4,000 such voters cast ballots...

March 2, 2020 3:04 pm

Israeli Exit Polls Show Advantage, but Not Outright Majority, for Netanyahu and Right-Wing Bloc

The exit polls from Israel's elections on Monday showed an advantage, but not an outright majority, for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the...

March 2, 2020 5:38 am

Mired in Stalemate, Israel Holds Another Election on Netanyahu’s Future

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought re-election on Monday under the weight of an imminent corruption trial, with the country's third ballot in less than...

February 27, 2020 9:38 am

Top Challenger Gantz Plays Character Card Against Netanyahu

Former military chief Benny Gantz portrays himself as a straight-shooter who will restore simple values to Israel if he wins power in the country's third election in...

February 26, 2020 11:18 am

Bibi vs. Tibi: Israel’s Netanyahu Fires Up Base by Targeting Arab Lawmaker

"Bibi or Tibi" is the election slogan hammered home at nearly every opportunity on the campaign trail by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Rhyming, pithy and playing...

February 25, 2020 10:16 am

Netanyahu Says Will Press Ahead With E-1 Settlement Project in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was moving forward with a plan to build some 3,500 homes for settlers in one the...

February 18, 2020 10:16 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Corruption Trial Set to Begin on March 17

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice...

February 12, 2020 4:18 pm

Report: In Phone Call With Zuckerberg, Netanyahu Claims Facebook Biased Against Likud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday to complain that the social media network had been biased against...

January 13, 2020 1:04 pm

‘I Can’t Wait to Perform in Israel,’ Lionel Richie Tells Fans Ahead of Tel Aviv Concert

American singer Lionel Richie said in a video message last week that he was excited to perform in Israel on March 2 as part of...

December 27, 2019 6:28 am

Netanyahu Wins Party Vote in Boost Ahead of Israeli Election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu easily won a vote to keep the Likud party helm, the party said on Friday, in a boost ahead of...


‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’ - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the...

One New York Family’s Story of Surviving Coronavirus - For Sarit Haviv, 53, of Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York, the toughest part of having COVID-19 was...


WHO Official: European Deaths Spike Since March Linked to COVID-19

About 159,000 more people in 24 European countries have died since early March than would have ordinarily been expected, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday, with a...

Middle East

Ramallah to ‘Seek Clarification’ on Arab Stance Regarding Israeli Sover... - PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday that Ramallah will “seek clarifications” regarding reports that many of the...

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