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Netanyahu Coalition Crisis Eases as Naftali Bennett Walks Back Threats to Resign

TEL AVIV – Education Minister and head of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett on Monday walked back on a promise to quit the coalition if he is not made defense minister, saying he would back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the role and ensure Israel goes back to “winning” its wars.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening of an exhibition showcasing the 1976 Israeli commando rescue raid that freed hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda, as he attends the event at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Report: Netanyahu Tells Allies He May Face Early Elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly told ministers in his coalition that he will not be able to appoint Education Minister Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home party to the defense minister post because of opposition to the move from other coalition partners, a development which likely puts Israel on course for early elections.

Israelis protest against a recent cease fire with the Hamas movement, in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on November 15, 2018. The banner in Hebrew reads 'let us grow in calm'. - A truce, announced on November 13 by Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, came after nearly …

Rocket-Battered Israelis Protest Netanyahu over Hamas Truce

Hundreds of residents from southern communities, which were battered by recent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, protested in Tel Aviv on Thursday against a truce reached with the Hamas terror group and called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speak at the Knesset in Jerusalem

Netanyahu Coalition In Crisis Over Liberman Resignation

TEL AVIV – The coalition hung in the balance Wednesday in the wake of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s announcement that he was resigning over Israel’s “capitulation to terror” in agreeing to a ceasefire agreement with Gaza and his subsequent call for new elections.

Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi talks to the media after the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Najafi and Herman Nackaerts of the U.N.'s nuclear agency met Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 for talks on resuming a U.N. probe …

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Reports Iran Cooperating with Nuclear Deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a confidential quarterly report that Iran is abiding by the limits to heavy water and uranium stockpiles set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks during a meeting with French Economy Minister and entrepreneurs at the French Economy Ministry in Paris on June 6, 2018. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Israel ‘Shielding’ Europe from Islamic Terror

TEL AVIV – Israel is “shielding” Europe from the terror spreading from the Middle East and European nations should thus show more gratitude and less “hostility” to the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday in Paris.

Palestinian protesters carry knives and the national flag during a demonstration in the Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza on October 16, 2015 | © AFP | Mohammed Abed

Gazans Demand Revenge After Deadly Israeli anti-Terrorism Raid

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Chanting “revenge” and flanked by masked gunmen in camouflage, thousands of mourners in the Gaza Strip on Monday buried seven Palestinian militants killed in an Israeli incursion as the ruling Hamas group launched a feverish security sweep across the territory.

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Netanyahu, Putin Hold ‘Substantive’ Talks in Paris

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday had a “short talk” with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris as world leaders gathered for commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening of an exhibition showcasing the 1976 Israeli commando rescue raid that freed hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda, as he attends the event at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Netanyahu Cuts Short Paris Trip as Gaza Heats Up

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed back to Israel on Monday, hours after an Israeli army officer and seven Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, were killed after an incursion by Israeli special forces into the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the ministry of foreign affairs on May 13, 2018, attending a reception to mark the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem

Netanyahu: Israeli ‘Occupation’ Is ‘Baloney’

TEL AVIV – The occupation of the Palestinians is baloney, empires have conquered and replaced entire populations and no one ever bats an eyelid, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a faction meeting for his Likud party on Monday. 

Israel's Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman (R) and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (C) walk together after an honor cordon on April 21, 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst - Pool / Getty Images)

Israel Thanks Trump as Iran Sanctions Take Effect

JERUSALEM – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman welcomed US sanctions that took effect Monday targeting Iran’s oil and financial sectors, calling it a “critical” blow to Tehran’s actions in the region.

Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a meeting with the heads of local regional councils, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10 and pre-election polls show Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni.(AP …

Netanyahu Rebukes ‘Hostile’ E.U. Ahead of Bulgaria Trip

The European Union’s “hypocritical and hostile attitude” towards Israel was called out by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday as he left for talks with four eastern European leaders in Bulgaria.

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Saudi Crown Prince Hosts Israeli Evangelical Christian Leader

In a new sign of growing ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman hosted a delegation of Evangelical Christians on Thursday in Riyadh led by a prominent pro-Israel advocate who also lives in the Jewish state.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Stuart Davis, a director at one of FireEye's subsidiaries speaks to journalists about the techniques of Iranian hacking, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Shadow Wars: Iran Hit by Computer Virus as Israel Stays Silent

A malicious computer virus similar to Stuxnet but “more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated” has brought upheaval to Iran’s internal infrastructure. Israeli officials are mute on any possibility they may have contributed to its release, an Israeli TV report said Wednesday.