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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.

15 Apr 2019 | 4:49 PM

Israel's president starts consultations on prime minister nomination

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president began post-election consultations on Monday with political parties that will lead to his appointment of a candidate to form a government.

9 Apr 2019 | 11:55 PM

Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election, main challenger concedes defeat

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority and his main challenger conceding defeat.

7 Apr 2019 | 10:12 PM

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card - settlement annexation

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity on Sunday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's sudden election promise to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

3 Apr 2019 | 11:26 PM

Israel recovers body of U.S.-born soldier missing since 1982

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has recovered the body of a U.S.-born Israeli soldier missing since a 1982 tank battle against Syrian forces, a case that had long vexed the nation, the military said on Wednesday.

29 Mar 2019 | 2:55 AM

Netanyahu uses icy relationship with Obama to try to win votes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is using a second American president in his re-election campaign ads, but with a twist, featuring a famously frosty encounter with Barack Obama.

25 Mar 2019 | 10:37 PM

Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched air strikes on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border on Monday in response to the longest-range Hamas rocket attack to cause casualties in years.

24 Mar 2019 | 10:59 PM

Netanyahu visits U.S. ally ahead of close Israeli election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - With Israel's election only two weeks away, Benjamin Netanyahu will get to showcase his close ties with Donald Trump in a U.S. visit days after the president backed Israel's hold over the occupied Golan Heights.