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Netanyahu on Corruption Charges: Left Waging ‘Unprecedented Witch-hunt’

TEL AVIV – A deeply stirred Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening charged the left with waging an “unprecedented witch-hunt” aimed at toppling his government and replacing him with the “left-wing” Benny Gantz, an hour after the attorney-general announced his decision to indict the prime minister for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases against him.

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Gantz, Lapid Merge Parties In Significant Challenge to Netanyahu

After marathon, all-night talks, the leaders of the two top-polling centrist parties, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, announced Thursday that they had agreed to merge their party lists to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s frontrunning Likud in the upcoming elections.

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 …

Israeli Arab MKs Back Hamas-Organized Gaza Riots

Israeli Arab lawmakers on Saturday voiced support for the Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border and joined left-wing calls for an investigation into the Israeli military response to the clashes, as the leaders of other center-left opposition parties squarely backed the Israel Defense Forces.

Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, March 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Lapid: No Coalition If Netanyahu Is Indicted

TEL AVIV – Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid on Sunday morning vowed his party wouldn’t join a coalition with a prime minister who has been indicted on criminal charges. Lapid’s remarks come in the wake of criticism aimed at one

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Netanyahu’s Coalition Members Say They Won’t Rush to Abandon PM

TEL AVIV – Senior members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition said they would not rush to make any decisions until after the attorney general made his ruling in the wake of police recommendations published Tuesday that the premier be indicted on corruption, bribery and fraud charges.

Key Israel minister criticises Netanyahu, but staying in coalition

Police Recommendations Against Netanyahu Are ‘Coup’ Attempt, MKs Say

TEL AVIV – Members of Knesset in the ruling Likud party described police recommendations that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for a series of corruption charges a “coup” designed by the prime minister’s opponents, while leaders of the opposition are calling for Netanyahu’s immediate resignation in the wake of Tuesday’s police statement.

Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu in graft cases

Netanyahu Slams ‘Absurd’ UNESCO Vote, Vows to Cut More UN Funding

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed the latest “absurd” resolution passed by the UN’s cultural agency calling Israeli presence in Jerusalem “illegal,” and ordered that funds to the international body be cut again by another $1 million.

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Herzog Blasted by Opposition Party Chief for Offer to Split Jerusalem

Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid bashed opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Monday for allegedly offering the West Bank and East Jerusalem to the Palestinians in secret talks with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in 2014-2015, calling the move “dangerous and wrong.”

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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: Israel Ranked Eighth Strongest Country in the World

The Jerusalem Post reports: Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid and Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman – two men who could have been foreign minister had either joined the government – slammed the country’s foreign policy at a joint meeting in the Knesset

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