Benjamin Netanyahu tasked to head government for fourth time in two years, despite corruption probe

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a government from the country’s splintered parliament for the fourth time in two years. Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin handed Netanyahu the task on Tuesday, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong he lengthy term in office while on trial for corruption.    In … Read more

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu appears in court at his corruption trial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court today at his corruption trial to hear prosecutors make their allegations against him. Prosecutors say Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister used his political influence as ‘currency’ to buy favours from media executives and wealthy businessmen. The evidentiary phase of the trial was beginning as Israel’s political parties were … Read more

Israel’s elections look set for a deadlock AGAIN, as Netanyahu tries avoid a FIFTH election

Israel’s elections have resulted in a virtual deadlock for the fourth time in the past two years, exit polls suggest. The inconclusive results leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an uncertain future as he pleads with opponents to help him form a majority government and avoid a fifth election.       The exit polls on Israel’s three … Read more

Netanyahu hopes this ‘is the last election’ as Israel goes votes for the FOURTH time in two years

Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced hope that Tuesday’s election will end an unprecedented period of political crisis in Israel that has forced four elections in less than two years. ‘I hope this is the last election,’ said the 71-year-old premier said as he voted in Jerusalem. Earlier on Tuesday, the country’s opposition leader warned that Netanyahu … Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu vows payback against ‘our greatest enemy’ Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Israel was ‘striking back’ at its ‘greatest enemy’ Iran as he blamed the Islamic republic for a recent attack on an Israeli-owned ship.  The Israeli PM said the blast on the MV Helios Ray which left two holes in the vessel’s side in the Gulf of Oman last week was … Read more

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu denies bribery charges as his corruption trial resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty on Monday to corruption charges at the resumption of his trial some six weeks before Israeli voters again pass judgment on his leadership. ‘I confirm the written answer submitted in my name,’ Netanyahu said, standing before a three-judge panel in a heavily-guarded Jerusalem District Court. He was … Read more

Sheldon Adelson’s coffin lands in Israel, is greeted by Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Jerusalem burial

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and mega-donor to US President Donald Trump, who died on Tuesday aged 87 after a long illness, has been buried in Jerusalem.  The casino mogul’s coffin was greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Adelson’s wife Miriam on Thursday night, and was buried on Friday. The billionaire mogul and power broker, who built a … Read more

Netanyahu boasts Israel will be ‘the first country in the world to emerge from the coronavirus’

Netanyahu boasts Israel will be ‘the first country in the world to emerge from the coronavirus’ as he bags new supplies of Pfizer jab and vows to plough on with his world-beating vaccination drive Veteran premier said he had secured an agreement with Pfizer for more doses Crates of the Pfizer vaccine were unloaded at … Read more

Jonathan Pollard kisses the ground as he lands in Israel and is met on the tarmac by Netanyahu

Jonathan Pollard, who spent 30 years in U.S. prison for spying for Israel, arrived in the country early Wednesday with his wife, triumphantly kissing the ground as he exited the aircraft in the culmination of a decades-long affair that had long strained relations between the two close allies. Pollard was welcomed at Israel’s international airport … Read more

Netanyahu nominated for Nobel Peace Prize following breakthroughs between Israel and Arab states 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was today nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize following recent breakthroughs in Arab-Israeli relations. Another nominee, who was also recommended for the award by Good Friday Agreement lawmaker Lord David Trimble, was Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Deputy Supreme commander of the UAE military.   Israel, … Read more