Israel politics

Gilad Erdan (left) is upbeat about the prospect of working with Donald Trump

Netanyahu Ally to AG: Rushed Indictment ‘A Serious Blow to Democracy’

TEL AVIV – A senior Israeli official on Monday urged the attorney general not to be influenced by the media or the political left, who might lead him to make a rash decision regarding an indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the April 9 elections. 

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Palestinian Authority Claims Cutting Funds Over ‘Pay-for-Slay’ Will Result in Anarchy

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has warned that Israel’s decision to implement legislation to cut off funding to the PA over its so-called pay-for-slay scheme will result in anarchy in the West Bank, with PA President Mahmoud Abbas saying that if Israel deducts even “one penny” from tax monies owed to the PA, the PA would not accept the money transfers. 

TEL AVIV - An oversized billboard of President Donald Trump shaking hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visible on Sunday from Tel Aviv's main highway as part of the prime minister's reelection campaign. 

Netanyahu Uses Trump in Israeli Election Billboard

TEL AVIV – An oversized billboard of President Donald Trump shaking hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visible on Sunday from Tel Aviv’s main highway as part of the prime minister’s reelection campaign. 

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken to Twitter and delivered a message directly to the Iranian people who have taken to Tehran's streets in the past 48-hours demanding change.

WATCH: Netanyahu Has Fun in the Sun with Brazilian Fans

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to be living it up during a state visit to Brazil, and was caught on camera dining in Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana, being swamped by fans on the beach, and even engaging in an impromptu round of soccer. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and his wife Sara, left, stand beside Vice-President Gabriela Michetti on the site of the former Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The Bombing of the Israeli embassy on 1992 killed more than a dozen and left hundreds injured. Netanyahu …

Sara Netanyahu Goes on Trial in Takeout Food Case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara Netanyahu will go on trial Sunday for allegedly using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals, part of a list of legal troubles facing the family.

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Bill Clinton Admits to Interfering in Israeli Election

TEL AVIV – Former president Bill Clinton confessed that he tried to help Shimon Peres win Israel’s general elections in 1996 against Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview on Channel 10 news that aired Tuesday. 

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Thousands Rally in Tel Aviv to Support Netanyahu

Thousands of Likud supporters gathered Wednesday in Tel Aviv to rally in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been beset by a series graft investigations and scandals surrounding him and his family.

South Africa main opposition party Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane gestures as he addresses the crowd of supporters during a campaign rally on April 23, 2016 at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg, ahead of August municipal elections. South Africa's main opposition party launched its campaign by targeting black voters disillusioned …

South African Opposition Leader Visits Israel Defying Travel Ban

The head of South Africa’s opposition met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, mere days after the country’s president reiterated Pretoria’s longstanding travel directive discouraging senior officials from visiting Israel.

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Netanyahu’s Wife Sara Called to Testify in Corruption Probe

The criminal investigations into allegations of corruption by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s deepened on Wednesday, as his wife Sara, a Likud minister and the publishing mogul at the center of one of the probes were reportedly summoned by police to testify over two separate cases.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks to the foreign press during the annual press conference for the New Year on January 16, 2014 in Jerusalem. Netanyahu slammed the European Union for summoning envoys over plans for some 1,800 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM …

Claim: Police Have Hours of Tape in Netanyahu Gift Allegations Case

Damning leaks from the ongoing investigations into Benjamin Netanyahu continued to trickle out Tuesday, with police reported to have seized hours of tapes from negotiations the prime minister held with a dominant media mogul over a mutually beneficial deal.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press at the scene of a shooting outside Max Brenner restaurant in Sarona Market on June 8, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Netanyahu Denies Wrongdoing in Graft Probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied any wrongdoing Monday ahead of his expected questioning by police in a graft probe, telling his political opponents to put any “celebrations” on hold.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Avigdor Lieberman (L), the head of hardline nationalist party Yisrael Beitenu, sign a coalition agreement on May 25, 2016 at the Knesset

Prime Minister Signs Coalition Deal With Yisrael Beytenu

Ynetnews reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday morning after understandings were reached overnight Tuesday on Lieberman’s conditions to join the government as defense minister.

An activist waves an Israeli flag outside Israel's embassy in Moscow to voice support for the current Israeli military action in Lebanon, 23 July 2006 in Moscow.

5,000 Israeli Teenagers March To Mark International Workers’ Day

Ynetnews reports: Over 5,000 teenagers, members of the youth groups HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed (The General Federation of Students and Young Workers in Israel) and Dror-Israel (educational movement), marched in Tel Aviv on Sunday afternoon to mark May 1, the International Workers’ Day.

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem on February 10, 2016

Israeli Labor Party To Decide Date For Key Convention Today

The Jerusalem Post reports: Labor leader Isaac Herzog and the party’s secretary-general, MK Hilik Bar, will hold a crucial meeting on Monday to decide when to hold a convention that will kick off a race for the party chairmanship.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a press conference together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery following the 6th German-Israeli government consultations on February 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

After 10 Years In Power, Netanyahu Keeps Rivals At Arm’s Length

When Benjamin Netanyahu first became Israel’s leader two decades ago, few would have predicted a future in which he would be poised to pass founding father David Ben-Gurion as its longest-serving prime minister. In a country where no single political

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Herzog, Deri Under Investigation For Corruption Charges

The Jerusalem Post reports: Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit initiated an initial probe into alleged campaign fund-raising violations by Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog, Mandelblit’s office confirmed on Wednesday. Herzog joined Shas chairman Arye Deri, who was revealed overnight to be the

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a press conference together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery following the 6th German-Israeli government consultations on February 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Ministers Approve Bill Banning Super PACs With Netanyahu’s Support

The Times of Israel reports: The “V 15” bill, which would limit political organizations’ ability to raise funds in an election year, received approval from the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday. The coalition will vote in favor of the bill in