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 Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, ...

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 had killed 25 on the Gaza side, both militants and ...

More than 600 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza in less than 24 hours

World 05/05/19, 15:14

Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. As Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes, the Palestinian death toll rose to 23, including two pregnant women ...

Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony

World 05/01/19, 13:47

Israel on Wednesday began commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in honor of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, as leaders voiced concerns about a rising wave of anti-Semitism around the world.In emotional addresses to an opening ceremony at Israel's national Holocaust memorial, the country's ceremonial president warned the ...

Iran minister: Trump’s aim is talks, Bolton wants conflict

Politics 04/24/19, 11:22

Iran's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's aim "is to bring us to our knees to talk" — but national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. allies in the Mideast want "regime change" and the "disintegration of Iran." Mohammad Javad Zarif said he doubts Trump wants conflict, but what he called ...

Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

World 04/21/19, 02:13

Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead? After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory in this month's Israeli election, it sure seems that way. On the campaign trail, Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood and for the first time, pledged to begin annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank. ...

Israeli envoy: No action on West Bank until after peace plan

World 04/17/19, 18:45

Israel's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday he believes his government will take no action on annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank until after the Trump administration releases its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Danny Danon told a group of reporters he thinks the U.S. will present the plan between May and the ...

Israel’s president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

World 04/17/19, 13:39

Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks.In one of the president's few non-ceremonial roles, President Reuven Rivlin tasked ...

Final Israeli election results could boost Netanyahu’s lead

World 04/11/19, 07:43

The final ballots of Israel's election were being tallied Thursday, with another nationalist faction tantalizingly close to crossing the 3.25% electoral threshold needed to get into parliament.Should the New Right party of Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked break in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comfortable parliamentary majority ...

A look at the winners and losers in Israel’s election

World 04/10/19, 14:15

After a campaign widely seen as a referendum on his rule, Benjamin Netanyahu is the winner of Israel's election as he heads toward a record-setting fifth term as prime minister.The Likud party's apparent victory paves the way for Netanyahu to build a coalition with his ultra-Orthodox and religious-nationalist allies.Here's a ...

Update: Gantz’s party concedes defeat in Israel election

World 04/10/19, 12:12

The Latest on the outcome of Israeli elections (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's Blue and White party leaders are conceding defeat in Israel's election, saying they will work against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the opposition. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud party leader kisses his wife Sara in from ...

A look at what comes after Netanyahu’s seeming win in Israel

World 04/10/19, 04:39

Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, with near-final election results giving his right-wing Likud and its traditional Jewish ultra-Orthodox and nationalist allies a solid majority in parliament.Here's a look at what comes next:FINAL RESULTSIsrael's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu smiles ...

Israel’s Netanyahu appears headed toward 5th term as PM

World 04/10/19, 00:16

Benjamin Netanyahu appears headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament.The outcome affirmed Israel's continued tilt to the right and further dimmed hopes of a negotiated solution to ...

Update: Israeli exit polls show race too close to call

World 04/09/19, 14:14

The Latest on Israel's election (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Israeli exit polls indicate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud and the rival Blue and White party are locked in a race that is too close to call. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote with his wife Sara during Israel's parliamentary elections ...

Explains: Israel’s parliamentary elections

World 04/09/19, 05:44

Israel is holding the country's 21st parliamentary elections on Tuesday, with over 6.3 million people eligible to cast ballots in a vote largely seen as a referendum on long-seated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Here is a closer look at what to expect:CHASING HISTORYIsrael's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu votes during Israel's parliamentary ...

Netanyahu, challenger: 2 front-runners in Israel elections

World 04/09/19, 01:52

Israel's long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the favorite to win Israel's general election on Tuesday but he faces serious corruption charges and a stiff challenge from a former military chief, Benny Gantz, who has positioned himself as the country's savior. The campaigning has heated up ahead of Tuesday's balloting and ...

A look at the field: Major players in Israel’s elections

World 04/09/19, 00:50

It's a crowded field in Israel's elections as over 40 parties are slugging it out on Tuesday for seats in the country's parliament.There is the right-wing flagship, centrist newcomers, ultra-Orthodox parties, Arab parties and fringe movements. But only a handful will win the necessary 3.25 percent of total votes cast ...

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