israeli elections

Israel Votes: Netanyahu Wins Big in Rocket-Battered Sderot

TEL AVIV – After almost all the votes had been tallied Wednesday, a clear picture of a country divided along partisan lines emerged, with Likud and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu representing one half of the map and Blue and White- and the dream of changing the “old guard” that its leader Benny Gantz symbolized for so many – standing in for the other. 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - APRIL 10: Prime Minster of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara greet supporters during his after vote speech on April 10, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz each declared that they won Tuesday's election after …

Likud ‘Victory’ Event Start Time Pushed Back Amid Low Turnout

The Times of Israel reports: Tel Aviv’s Kvuzat Shlomo hall, where Likud plans to hold its end-of-election-day event Tuesday at 11 p.m., is buzzing with activity. At the home of the Hapoel Tel Aviv basketball team, dozens of reporters have either

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL - MARCH 04: Israel's Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu points to photos of Likud party members as he delivers a speech during the launch of the Likud party election campaign on March 4, 2019 in Ramat Gan, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: There Will Be No Palestinian State

TEL AVIV – The U.S. is fully aware of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s flat rejection of the creation of a Palestinian state along with his plans to annex West Bank settlements, the Israeli premier said on Monday.

Netanyahu's annexation pledge condemned by election challenger

Report: Netanyahu to Be Notified of Bribery Charges Thursday

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit will on Thursday announce his intention to charge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with criminal offenses in all three cases against him, including bribery in the Bezeq corruption probe, Hebrew-language media reported Wednesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech during the Israel Presidential Conference in Jerusalem on June 20, 2013. Europe must take a firmer line with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of a working meeting with EU …

Obama Repeats Israel Mistake by Opposing #Brexit

President Barack Obama has a poor record when it comes to intervening in foreign elections. His clumsy attempt in April to encourage British voters to choose to remain in the European Union may have backfired, after Obama threatened that Britain would be sent to the “back of the queue” in trade relations with the U.S. if it chose Brexit. He repeated the mistakes of his effort to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel’s 2015 elections, which likewise delivered a poll-defying rebuke.

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Ch. 2 Poll: Netanyahu’s Ruling Likud Party Still the Most Popular

The Jerusalem Post reports: If elections were held today, the Likud would lose a number of Knesset seats but still maintain a plurality in parliament while Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid faction becomes the second-largest party in the legislature, according to

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Netanyahu in Trouble as Right-wing Foreign Minister Quits

JERUSALEM, Israel — “Only in Israel can you win an election and lose it the next day,” intoned the announced on Israel’s Army Radio on Tuesday morning, over audio of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory speech from the elections in March. On Monday, Netanyahu’s fragile coalition-building effort suffered a dangerous setback with the sudden departure of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, which leaves Netanyahu with a slim and unstable 61-59 majority in the Knesset.

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Report: Israeli Election Results ‘A Reaction Against’ Obama

Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News reported that some Israelis he spoke to “were telling me the election results were actually a reaction against the Obama administration’s influence in the campaign” on Thursday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” “Actually, I

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James Baker Advising Jeb Bush, Keynoting J Street Conference

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III is to deliver the keynote at this weekend’s J Street conference, a gathering of left-wing activists opposed to the Israeli government and to recently re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Baker, who served under President George H.W. Bush, is also advising Jeb Bush in his presidential effort, according to a report by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Baker is considered hostile to Israel and is controversial among Jewish voters.

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Bitterly Disappointed CNN Downplays Netanyahu’s Likely Upset

All day long CNN has been relentlessly beating the drum and practically celebrating the forgone conclusion that sitting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was about to lose today’s elections. Every move Netanyahu made over the past few weeks that outraged

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Qualified, but Confused: Israeli Left Chooses Yadlin for Defense

The Times of Israel is leading Sunday evening with a profile of Amos Yadlin, the Israeli left’s choice for defense minister if the Zionist Union wins Tuesday’s election and is able to form a coalition government. Though Yadlin was a pilot during the mission to destroy Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981, and allegedly helped destroy Syria’s reactor in 2007, he suffers under some of the left’s more destructive policy delusions.

Amos Yadlin (Gil Magen / Reuters)

Isaac Herzog’s Questionable Leadership

In most democracies, and especially small ones, politics ends at the water’s edge. Whatever criticism the opposition might have about the government, especially the leader, it refrains from doing so purely for the benefit of a foreign audience. Not so for the Israeli opposition, headed by Isaac Herzog of the Zionist Union, who has not only bashed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to the United States as a purely political move, but has done so in a New York Times op-ed.

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Netanyahu Slams Rivals for Coordinating with Kerry

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused his major political rivals of coordinating with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in an effort to derail his re-election. Specifically, Netanyahu has pointed to reports that former justice minister Tzipi Livni asked

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