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Weakened Netanyahu's offer of unity government rebuffed by rival Gantz

19 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday of a coalition with his strongest political rival swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election. | Video

Israeli voters deliver deadlock, Netanyahu's tenure in doubt

18 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a centre-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz. | Video

Israeli election too close to call, Netanyahu weakened - exit polls

18 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to stretch on after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call and Israel's longest-serving leader weakened. | Video

Israel's Netanyahu sharpens focus on settlements, two days before ballot

15 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up a bid for far-right votes two days before a closely-contested election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorized outpost.

Former Netanyahu aide Lieberman could be Israeli kingmaker

13 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM A former nightclub bouncer with a heavy Russian accent, Avigdor Lieberman used to carry a fresh change of shirt for his political boss, Benjamin Netanyahu. | Video

With Gaza war talk, Russia visit, Netanyahu fights on in election race

13 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday threatened war in Gaza and then flew to Russia to discuss Israeli freedom of action in Syria with President Vladimir Putin as a frenetic election race neared its end.

Former Netanyahu aide Lieberman could be Israeli kingmaker

13 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM A former nightclub bouncer with a heavy Russian accent, Avigdor Lieberman used to carry a fresh change of shirt for his political boss, Benjamin Netanyahu. | Video

'King Bibi' fights for his political life in Israeli election

13 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Twenty years after Benjamin Netanyahu's first term as Israel's prime minister ended, the man hailed by supporters as "King Bibi" is again fighting for his political survival in a rerun election.

Israel's Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley

11 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, if he wins a closely contested election just a week away.

Parliament bars Israeli PM's plan for cameras at polling stations

09 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed on Monday in a bid to have cameras installed at Israeli voting stations, but seized on the legislative defeat to hone accusations his foes intend to steal next week's election.

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