Sunday, 23 February 2020

Tag Archives: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu down but not out after failing to form govt

JERUSALEM: For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel. The 70-year-old prime minister has called two elections this year, has twice been given the chance by the president to put together a ruling coalition, and has twice ...

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Gantz rejects Netanyahu’s call for unity government

WEST BANK: Benny Gantz, leader of the center-left Blue and White party, rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to form a government. In the first party meeting since Tuesday’s parliamentary elections, Gantz said he is now the leader of the largest party in Israel. “I want to establish a ...

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Israel’s Netanyahu in Russia to meet Putin ahead of polls

MOSCOW: Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Russia, hoping to burnish his image as an international statesman, despite Moscow s condemnation of the Israeli Prime Minister s pre-election pledge to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu is campaigning to maintain his status as Israel s longest-serving prime minister at next ...

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Netanyahu wins re-election with parliamentary majority

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck in neck with his challenger Benny Gantz, the country’s three main television channels said on Wednesday. With 97 percent of the votes counted, neither of the candidates’ parties had ...

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Saudi media claims Iran hacked Netanyahu family’s phones, Tel Aviv denies

TEL AVIV: Telephones belonging to the Israeli prime minister’s wife and son, Sara and Yair Netanyahu, were allegedly breached by Iranian intelligence services in order to wiretap the Israeli head of government, Independent Arabia reported, citing anonymous sources. According to the news outlet, the hack occurred several months ago, but was eventually discovered and the breach closed. It ...

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Netanyahu, UK opposition leader in row over Munich massacre

  . LONDON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were locked in a row Tuesday over the Labour MP’s attendance of an event that honoured suspects of the Munich Olympics massacre. Corbyn has been accused of joining in a ceremony which included tributes to members ...

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Israeli Police again quiz Netanyahu over corruption

Photo: Reuters JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces three investigations over alleged corruption, was questioned again by police over a case involving Israel’s largest telecoms firm on Tuesday. The authorities allege Net­­­anyahu awarded regulatory favours to Bezeq Tele­com Israel in return for favourable coverage of him and his ...

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Prince William to meet Netanyahu, Abbas

LONDON: Britain´s Prince William will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during a visit to the Middle East on which he will also meet Syrian refugees, his spokesman said Monday. The Duke of Cambridge is the first royal to make an official visit ...

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Israeli police recommend corruption charges against Netanyahu

JERUSALEM: Israeli police recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister that is likely to fuel calls for him to resign. Netanyahu angrily rejected the accusations, which included accepting nearly $300,000 in ...

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Poland Senate Approves Holocaust Speech Law

WARSAW: Even as international pressure mounted on Poland to back away from a new law that would make it illegal to blame Poles for crimes committed by Nazi Germany, the Senate passed the legislation on Thursday. The bill, which sets prison penalties for using phrases like “Polish death camps” to ...

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