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Israel delays swearing in of unity government

May 14, 2020 - 11:43 PM

Benjamin Netanyahu asks his ally-turned-rival Benny Gantz to postpone the swearing in until Sunday, May 17, so he can finalize cabinet assignments among members of his right-wing Likud party

UNITY. In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) greets Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, at a memorial ceremony for late Israeli president Shimon Peres, at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on September 19, 2019. File photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

Pompeo in Israel for West Bank annexation talks amid new bloodshed

May 13, 2020 - 7:37 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also voice fresh condemnation of their common foe Iran, accusing the country of promoting terrorism during the coronavirus pandemic

POMPEO IN ISRAEL. In this file photo taken on October 18, 2019, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes the hand of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following their meeting in Jerusalem. File photo by Sebastian Scheiner/Pool/AFP

Israel gov't swearing-in delayed a day by Pompeo visit

May 11, 2020 - 11:58 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet both Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz for talks on 'regional security issues related to Iran's malign influence'

Israel lawmakers back Netanyahu-Gantz government

May 07, 2020 - 9:41 PM

The two men have said they will swear in their new administration on May 13, with Benjamin Netanyahu remaining leader for 18 months, before handing over to Benny Gantz

UNITY GOVERNMENT. This combination of file pictures created on September 18, 2019, shows Benny Gantz (R) waving to supporters in Tel Aviv early, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing supporters at his Likud party's electoral campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv early. File photos by Emmanuel Dunand and Menahem Kahana/AFP

Israel court hears challenges to coalition deal

May 04, 2020 - 11:53 PM

A ruling against the pact could leave the country facing a fourth poll

HEARING. Judges and personnel of the Israeli Supreme Court, wearing face masks against the coronavirus, attend a session on May 4, 2020 at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Photo by Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP

Israel rivals resume unity gov't talks with 2-day deadline

Apr 14, 2020 - 8:34 PM

A deal would give Israel its first fully functioning government since December 2018, stability that could prove crucial as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic

RIVALS. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), President Reuven Rivlin (C), and Benny Gantz attend a memorial ceremony for late Israeli president Shimon Peres, at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on September 19, 2019. File hoto by Yonatan Sindel/AFP

Israel greenlights plans for 1,000 Jerusalem settler homes

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:26 PM

It sparks a Palestinian warning of an explosion of violence

HAR HOMA. The Israeli settlement of Har Homa (foreground), built in East Jerusalem, is seen in front of the West Bank city of Bethlehem (background) on September 1, 2014. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

New Israel govt to focus on socio-economic issues: PM

Jan 23, 2013 - 11:03 PM

Israel s new gov t will prioritise domestic socio economic issues PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledged a day after he won a narrow election victory

VICTORY. Flanked by bodyguards, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C-L) and ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman (C-R) of the Likud-Beitenu coalition party greet supporters as they arrive on stage on elections night on January 22, 2013 at the party's headquarters in Tel Aviv. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ