Jeffrey Heller

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25 Jun 2019 | 4:39 PM

Long line of Israeli-Palestinian peace bids precede Trump push

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States is holding an economic conference in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday to encourage investment in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

16 Jun 2019 | 6:27 PM

Netanyahu's wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time.

13 Jun 2019 | 7:35 PM

Israel's top judge chides Netanyahu's new justice minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's top judge said on Thursday that its new right-wing justice minister was putting the country on a course towards anarchy by suggesting that not all court rulings must be obeyed when security is at stake.

29 May 2019 | 6:46 PM

Israel faces new vote as Netanyahu fails to form government

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline.

28 May 2019 | 7:26 PM

Netanyahu could face election rematch after ballot he said he won

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to declare himself winner of last month's Israeli election, but he now has until Wednesday to appease an erstwhile ally, form a government and avoid a possible rematch.

28 May 2019 | 2:18 AM

Israel moves towards new vote as Netanyahu struggles to form government

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel moved closer towards a new election on Monday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to form a government after last month's national ballot remained deadlocked.

27 May 2019 | 12:05 AM

Netanyahu struggles to form government amid talk of new election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on Sunday on what he termed a "final effort" to break a deadlock on forming a governing coalition ahead of a Wednesday deadline for a deal.

22 May 2019 | 8:39 PM

Netanyahu's July hearing on possible indictment delayed to October

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received on Wednesday a three-month delay, until October, for a hearing to argue against the attorney-general's plan to indict him on graft charges.

13 May 2019 | 8:18 PM

Israel's Netanyahu gets two-week extension to form government

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received extra time on Monday to form a new government, Israel's president announced, granting the right-wing leader a two-week extension until May 29.

16 Apr 2019 | 6:37 PM

Netanyahu passes threshold for nomination as Israel's premier

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president said on Tuesday a majority of parliament members had advised him to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu form a government after the April 9 election, effectively ensuring his nomination.