Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 13:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a landslide victory in a primary election for leadership of the ruling Likud party. Official results announced early Friday showed Netanyahu capturing 72% of the votes, compared with 28% for challenger Gideon Saar. Earlier, Netanyahu ...

Florida Gov. DeSantis meets with Netanyahu in Israel

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:50

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, calling the embattled Israeli prime minister a "strong leader" on the governor's final day of a trade mission to Israel.The meeting came the day after Netanyahu failed to assemble a ...

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 ...

Update: Israeli legislators move closer to early vote

World 05/29/19, 16:07

The Latest on Israel's political crisis (all times local):11:55 p.m.Israel's parliament has approved a preliminary vote to dissolve itself, taking another step toward early elections.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks in the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 29, ...

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 ...

Update: Israeli PM wishes Eurovision contestant luck

Europe 05/18/19, 15:23

The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local):23:20Israel's prime minister has called the country's Eurovision representative to wish him luck in the contest.Tamta of Cyprus performs the song "Replay" during the 2019 Eurovision Song ...

Gaza quiet after Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

World 05/06/19, 13:06

The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war.The escalation ...

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