Jeffrey Heller

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14 Feb 2019 | 4:18 PM

Israeli election - More 'King Bibi' or bye-bye Bibi?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's face beams down from election billboards depicting him as a statesman, shaking hands with U.S. President Donald Trump.

31 Jan 2019 | 3:47 AM

Israeli ex-general gains ground after inaugural campaign speech - polls

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest rival in Israel's April election, a popular former general, made strong gains on Wednesday in the first opinion polls released after his inaugural campaign speech.

8 Jan 2019 | 4:01 AM

Netanyahu demands to confront state's witnesses in corruption probes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, contesting an April election under the shadow of possible corruption charges, demanded on Monday to confront the state's witnesses against him.

1 Jan 2019 | 6:54 PM

Former Israeli foreign minister Livni left out in political cold

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's main left-wing alliance split apart on Tuesday, leaving one of the country's most prominent politicians, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, out in the cold ahead of an April general election.

24 Dec 2018 | 11:33 PM

Israel to hold early election in April - Netanyahu spokesman

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will hold an early general election in April, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, after members of his governing coalition met to discuss differences over legislation.

20 Nov 2018 | 8:17 PM

Israel to turn to U.S. government over Airbnb removal of settlement listings

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel plans to consult with the U.S. government over a decision by home-renting company to remove listings in Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

19 Nov 2018 | 8:03 PM

Netanyahu avoids early elections for now after minister's about-face

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday avoided an early election for now after a coalition partner backed away from toppling a government hanging on to power with a razor-thin parliamentary majority.

18 Nov 2018 | 5:59 PM

Netanyahu in political showdown to avoid early Israeli election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would make a last-ditch effort on Sunday to avoid the collapse of a coalition government weakened by the resignation of his defence minister.

13 Nov 2018 | 11:32 PM

Gaza-Israel frontier calms as enemies warily cease fire

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian militants and Israel held their fire late on Tuesday following an Egyptian mediation effort, bringing a relative calm to the Gaza frontier after the fiercest rocket salvoes and air strikes since the 2014 war.

29 Oct 2018 | 8:20 PM

Israeli minister's mosque tour highlights diplomatic push in the Gulf

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli cabinet minister's visit to Abu Dhabi's grand mosque gave more momentum on Monday to Israel's diplomatic push in the Gulf, where it sees Arab states as its natural allies against regional powerhouse Iran.