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WATCH: Israeli Defense Minister’s Kid Crashes Live TV Interview

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett’s recent interview on live TV was interrupted by a gatecrasher in the form of his 8-year-old son. The perennially cool defense minister continues to answer the news anchor’s questions with aplomb, stopping only to kiss or caress the young interloper.

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Netanyahu Challenges Gantz to Rare Televised Debate

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday challenged his main political rival, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, to a rare election debate ahead of the March 2 elections. 

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Netanyahu Charges Blue and White with ‘Total Dependence’ on Arab Joint List Party

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused his main rival, Benny Gantz, of being “entirely dependent” on the Joint List of Arab parties in order to form a government, after MK Ahmad Tibi threatened Gantz’s Blue and White party that his party would not join a coalition if it continues to back annexation of the Jordan Valley.

Ahmed Tibi (R), Israeli-Arab politician and leader of the Arab Movement for Change party, poses for a picture with a man using his phone to take a "selfie", as he stands at the Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on August 16, 2019, with the Dome of …

Knesset Lawyer Issues Ruling on Netanyahu Immunity Request Despite Conflict Claims

TEL AVIV – A Likud petition to block the Knesset’s chief legal counsel from publishing a ruling relating to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s immunity request in the three criminal cases facing him was rejected Sunday, paving the way for the formation of a committee that will likely decline the prime minister’s request. 

Netanyahu indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust: justice ministry

Netanyahu, Gantz Meeting Israeli President in Expected Bid for Unity Coalition

After completing meetings with party representatives to hear their recommendations as to who should form the next government, and with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz receiving majority support in the new Knesset, President Reuven Rivlin on Monday issued an invitation for a meeting between the two in an attempt to move forward in the coalition-building process.

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Netanyahu’s Likud Mocks Blue and White for Conflicting Responses to Hezbollah Attack

TEL AVIV — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party mocked the rival Blue and White for putting out two contradictory statements in the same minute regarding Sunday’s flareup with Hezbollah on Israel’s northern border, and slammed the party’s number 2 Yair Lapid for putting politics before the lives of soldiers. 

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.