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Netanyahu’s future on the line as Israel election too close to call

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By Alix Culbertson, news reporter A national unity government has been called for in Israel after exit polls provided no clear winner in the country’s second general election of 2019. Leading politician Avigdor Lieberman has put himself forward as a kingmaker by making the call for current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to join Read More

This could be the beginning of the end for Netanyahu

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Avigdor Lieberman was once a nightclub bouncer. He may now be in a position to decide who is let into government in Israel and who is not, as the country’s kingmaker. The right-wing politician is calling for a government of national unity involving Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the new Blue and White party led Read More

Call for Israel unity government as election too close to call

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By Alix Culbertson, news reporter A national unity government has been called for in Israel after exit polls provided no clear winner in the country’s second general election of 2019. Leading politician Avigdor Lieberman has put himself forward as a kingmaker by making the call for current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to join Read More

Israeli election suspense: Even if Netanyahu beats Gantz, forming coalition would be challenging

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is yet to see if his promises of annexing more land and undermining the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, were enough to attract enough votes to continue a decade in power. Challenging him for the premiership is another Benjamin, retired General ‘Benny’ Gantz who formed a new political bloc called Kahol Lavan (Blue Read More

‘Israel at historic juncture’: Netanyahu refuses to concede as Gantz claims ‘mission accomplished’

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to fight on even as exit polls showed him tied or lagging behind his main opposition rival, with a slim chance of assembling the coalition needed for a fifth term. “We won’t have and can’t have a government dependent on anti-Zionist Arab parties,” Netanyahu proclaimed as the crowd of Read More

Narrow exit poll results hold Israel in suspense: Even if Netanyahu beats Gantz, forming coalition would be challenging

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is yet to see if his promises of annexing more land, regarded undermining the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, was enough to attract the votes and continue a decade of reign. After voting ended on Tuesday night, two out of three exit polls give his main opponent Benjamin ‘Benny’ Gantz of the Kahol Lavan Read More

‘Tremendous concern’: Jordan’s King Abdullah says Israel annexing settlements would be ‘disaster’

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The King of Jordan has come out harshly against any Israeli plans to annex new territory in the West Bank, predicting a “disaster” for what remains of the peace process with the Palestinians, and for a two-state solution. Speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Tuesday following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Read More

He’s a great political survivor of the age – but is this the end of Netanyahu?

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Israelis return to the polls with the world asking: is this the end of the Netanyahu era? Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. If he wins it will be his fifth term in office. He is one of the great political survivors of his age, but this time Bibi, as his supporters call him, Read More

Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far

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(Reuters) – An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded” to hit back. Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco Read More

Netanyahu fights for political survival as Israel goes to the polls

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Israelis have begun voting in their second general election of 2019, which will decide if long-time leader Benjamin Netanyahu can stay in power despite corruption allegations. Mr Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister in the country’s history, and is looking for his fourth consecutive term in office. He was prime minister from June 1996 until Read More