A look at what comes next in 2nd Israeli election of 2019

Asia & Pacific 05/30/19, 06:36

Israel is in unchartered political territory after the newly elected parliament dissolved itself early on Thursday and set another election date, within six months of the previous one. Just 50 days after he seemed to have scored an impressive victory, cruising to re-election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conceded that he had ...

Israel faces new elections after parliament dissolves

Asia & Pacific 05/30/19, 01:09

Israel faces an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and dissolved parliament instead.Israel's newly elected Knesset dissolved itself early on Thursday and set a new election date for Sept. 17.It's a shocking setback from Netanyahu, ...

New Israeli government or election: Netanyahu faces deadline

Asia & Pacific 05/29/19, 04:15

Israel's raucous political world was on edge Wednesday, counting down the hours to a midnight deadline to see whether a new government will be formed or whether, alternatively, there will be an unpresented second national election this year. Backchannel negotiations were continuing throughout the day to try and hammer out a ...

With crisis unresolved, Israel looks headed toward elections

World 05/28/19, 06:24

Israel was in an unprecedented political impasse Tuesday as parliament pressed forward with legislation to dissolve itself in a high-stakes showdown that could lead to another snap election.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had appeared to have secured a fresh mandate to rule after last month's election, with a clear path to ...

Israel faces possible second election amid coalition crisis

Asia & Pacific 05/27/19, 13:13

Israel's parliament on Monday passed a preliminary motion to dissolve itself. The move further pushed the country toward an unprecedented political impasse, less than two months after elections seemed to promise Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a new mandate. If the bill receives final passage in a vote scheduled Wednesday, Israel would ...

Israeli media: Early elections called for April 9

Asia & Pacific 12/24/18, 07:51

Israeli media are reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has agreed to hold early elections on April 9.Monday's move comes after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious piece of court-ordered legislation.Netanyahu's religious, nationalistic coalition has been roiled by internal divisions ...

Netanyahu says new elections would be ‘irresponsible’

World 11/19/18, 03:31

Israel's prime minister says it would be "irresponsible" to dissolve the government and call early elections.Benjamin Netanyahu issued the message on Monday, moments before his education minister, Naftali Bennett, was to announce whether he's pulling his Jewish Home Party out of the coalition.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, arrives for ...

Update: Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministry

World 11/18/18, 13:37

The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local):8:35 p.m.Israel's prime minister says he will also take over as defense minister and is rejecting calls to hold early elections.Netanyahu announced on national TV Sunday that he would take over the defense post following the resignation of Avigdor Lieberman.Lieberman ...

Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early election

World 11/16/18, 09:36

Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on Sunday.The call for early elections came after a meeting Friday between Netanyahu ...

Update: Israeli PM’s coalition partner seeks elections

World 11/16/18, 08:58

The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local):3:55 p.m.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner is seeking elections "as soon as possible" and wants a date set on Sunday.The statement by a senior official in the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party of Education Minister Naftali Bennett came ...

Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

World 11/14/18, 06:53

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about early elections.Lieberman termed the cease-fire ending two days of intense fighting "surrender to terrorism," and said ...

Update: Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza truce

World 11/14/18, 06:16

The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local):1:15 p.m.Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he is resigning in protest over the cease-fire reached with Gaza militants.Lieberman's resignation Wednesday significantly weakens Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling coalition government and could bring about an early election.Lieberman ...

Palestinian kills 2 Israelis in West Bank industrial zone

World 10/07/18, 07:27

A Palestinian attacker opened fire inside a joint Israeli-Palestinian industrial zone in the West Bank on Sunday, killing two Israelis and seriously wounding a third, the military said.Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the preliminary finding is that a 23-year-old from a nearby village carried out a "terror attack" ...

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