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Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli prime minister
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is an Israeli politician who has been Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having previously held the position from 1996 to 1999. Netanyahu is also the Chairman of the Likud-National Liberal Movement. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israeli history, and the first to be born in Israel after the establishment of the state.

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Explainer: Israel's election - will Netanyahu survive?

Israelis vote on Tuesday for the second time in less than six months in an election that could see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win a record fifth term - or end his decade-long dominance of..
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Israel's Netanyahu sharpens focus on settlements, two days before ballot

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up a bid for far-right votes two days before a closely-contested election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal..
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Israel election: Annexation threat looms over farmers [Video]Israel election: Annexation threat looms over farmers

Netanyahu's pledge to formalise de facto Israeli control over Jordan Valley provokes unease among Palestinian residents.

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U.S. Democrat Omar hopes Israelis oust PM Netanyahu in elections [Video]U.S. Democrat Omar hopes Israelis oust PM Netanyahu in elections

A U.S. Democratic Representative who was once blocked from visiting the West Bank said on Sunday that she hopes Israelis "make a different decision" at the ballot box as that country heads toward..

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Israel elections: Five key things to know [Video]Israel elections: Five key things to know

Israelis head to polls on September 17 as PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to annex the Jordan Valley if elected.

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Former Netanyahu aide Lieberman could be Israeli kingmaker [Video]Former Netanyahu aide Lieberman could be Israeli kingmaker

A former nightclub bouncer with a heavy Russian accent, Avigdor Lieberman used to carry a fresh change of shirt for his political boss, Benjamin Netanyahu. He is now one of Israel's most prominent..

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Evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex [Video]Evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex

U.S. evangelicals have been a core support base for President Donald Trump since the 2016 election. Many are also staunch supporters of Israel, seeing a biblical connection with the Jewish people and..

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Palestinians vow to keep Jordan Valley land [Video]Palestinians vow to keep Jordan Valley land

Palestinians vow to defy Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex the Jordan Valley, saying the land isn't his to hold on to. The Israeli prime minister made the pledge ahead of next week's election. Lucy..

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Netanyahu slams 'fake news' amid corruption charges [Video]Netanyahu slams 'fake news' amid corruption charges

There has been an increase in leaks to the media about looming corruption charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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EU reacts to Netanyahu's plans to annex Jordan Valley, calls any settlement 'illegal' [Video]EU reacts to Netanyahu's plans to annex Jordan Valley, calls any settlement 'illegal'

The European Union said any "settlement plan" would be considered "illegal" under international law after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he planned to annex parts of the occupied..

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Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex Jordan Valley [Video]Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex Jordan Valley

Some 65,000 Palestinians and 11,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in the area - mostly under Israeli military control.

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Israel's Netanyahu announces plan to annex Jordan Valley in West Bank [Video]Israel's Netanyahu announces plan to annex Jordan Valley in West Bank

Annexing the large part of the West Bank could contravene international law, especially since many Palestinians live there.

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Iran Nuclear Deal: 'All sides need to re-commit' [Video]Iran Nuclear Deal: 'All sides need to re-commit'

Iran on Monday rejected a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site and said Netanyahu was seeking a pretext for war

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Israeli PM gets Boris Johnson's name wrong [Video]Israeli PM gets Boris Johnson's name wrong

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has released a video that clumsily tries to edit out a gaffe where he calls the British prime minister the wrong name. Mr Netanyahu misspoke at..

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Watch: Netanyahu joins Johnson outside number 10 on surprise visit to London [Video]Watch: Netanyahu joins Johnson outside number 10 on surprise visit to London

Watch: Netanyahu joins Johnson outside number 10 on surprise visit to London

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Tensions mount between Israel-Lebanon after drone strikes [Video]Tensions mount between Israel-Lebanon after drone strikes

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Monday his country had a right to defend itself after Israeli drone strikes that were like a "declaration of war". Emily Wither reports.

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Pompeo: US Supports Israel's Syrian Air Strikes [Video]Pompeo: US Supports Israel's Syrian Air Strikes

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a telephone call Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to Reuters, they spoke about Israel's air strikes in Syria. Pompeo expressed..

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Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book' - Tlaib [Video]Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book' - Tlaib

Democratic Muslim-American congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar told reporters in Minnesota on Monday that Israel's move to restrict their travel in the region pits Muslim and Jewish people..

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Tlaib says Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book' [Video]Tlaib says Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book'

Democratic Muslim-American congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar told reporters in Minnesota on Monday that Israel's move to restrict their travel in the region pits Muslim and Jewish people..

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'May God Ruin Him': Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Grandma Curses Trump [Video]'May God Ruin Him': Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Grandma Curses Trump

Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother scoffs at the attention she has recently received from President Donald Trump. Rep. Tlaib is at the center of an affair that has drawn Trump and Israeli Prime Minister..

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U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions [Video]U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions

A U.S. Democratic lawmaker said she no longer planned to visit family in the West Bank after Israel granted her permission on humanitarian grounds. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Israel bars U.S. lawmakers visit after Trump weighs in [Video]Israel bars U.S. lawmakers visit after Trump weighs in

Israel will bar a visit by U.S. Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israel not..

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Famous Left-Handed People [Video]Famous Left-Handed People

August 13 is International Lefthanders Day. Just 10% of people in the world are left-handed. Many left handed people occupy high offices. Business Insider compiled a lit of popular left-handed leaders...

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Netanyahu condemns stabbing of Israeli soldier in West Bank [Video]Netanyahu condemns stabbing of Israeli soldier in West Bank

The body of an Israeli soldier was found near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and the military said he had been stabbed to death by a Palestinian assailant. Rough cut (no..

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Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister [Video]Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister

He is accused of accepting gifts from wealthy businessmen and granting favours in return for positive media coverage.

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Turkey says Israel becoming 'racist, apartheid regime' with annexation plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of his intention to annex areas of the West Bank following next week's elections shows Israel is becoming a "racist, apartheid regime", Turkey's..
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Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli elections

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster..
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Turkey says OIC to convene after Netanyahu annexation plans

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday to discuss Israel's announcement of its intention to annex areas of the West Bank, the Turkish foreign..
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Factbox: Where Netanyahu stands on key Israeli policy issues

Benjamin Netanyahu, who is seeking a fifth term as Israel's prime minister, has played up his conservative, security-first credentials in the face of inexperienced rivals in the run-up to Tuesday's..
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'King Bibi' fights for his political life in Israeli election

Twenty years after Benjamin Netanyahu's first term as Israel's prime minister ended, the man hailed by supporters as "King Bibi" is again fighting for his political survival in a rerun election.
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Israel must have freedom to act against Iran, Netanyahu says in Russia

Israel must be allowed to act freely against Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday during a visit to Sochi, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss security..
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Netanyahu says Israel won't tolerate Iran's 'aggression' from Syria: Interfax

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Israel will not put up with threats from Iran, which, in his words, was using Syrian territory for..
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Former Netanyahu aide Lieberman could be Israeli kingmaker

A former nightclub bouncer with a heavy Russian accent, Avigdor Lieberman used to carry a fresh change of shirt for his political boss, Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Israeli parties vie for Arab vote in bid to oust Netanyahu

Challengers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in next Tuesday's election have courted Israel's Arab minority, hoping that a strong turnout from this unlikely source could tip the scales in..
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With Gaza war talk, Russia visit, Netanyahu fights on in election race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday threatened war in Gaza and then flew to Russia to discuss Israeli freedom of action in Syria with President Vladimir Putin as a frenetic election..
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Russia raps Netanyahu's Jordan Valley plan before Putin meeting

Russia condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex the Jordan Valley ahead of a meeting between the Israeli leader and President Vladimir Putin later on Thursday, warning it..
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'You will never break our will': Palestinians to Netanyahu after annexation pledge

Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they..
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Netanyahu sees U.S. staying 'very, very tough' on Iran despite Bolton ouster

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played down the impact of hawkish John Bolton's exit from the post of U.S. national security adviser, predicting on Wednesday that Washington would hold to a..
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Iran slams Netanyahu land annexation pledge as election ploy

Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to annex the Jordan Valley and his frequent accusations against Tehran were ploys to win re-election,..
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Factbox: Netanyahu's West Bank pledge alarms Middle Eastern states

Middle Eastern nations have expressed alarm at a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins a closely contested election less than a week..
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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stage

Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palestinian enclave triggered sirens that forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election rally in..
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Arab League calls Netanyahu plan to annex West Bank areas 'aggression'

Arab foreign ministers condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as "aggression" undermining any chances of a peace settlement with the..
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Rocket siren forces Israel's Netanyahu off stage at campaign rally

Bodyguards rushed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election campaign rally in southern Israel on Tuesday after sirens sounded warning of a rocket attack from Gaza.
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No changes to U.S. position as Netanyahu announces annexation plan: U.S. official

U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinian territories remains unchanged, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he planned to annex part of the..
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Rocket siren, warning of attack from Gaza, forces Netanyahu off stage at campaign rally: Israeli TV

Bodyguards rushed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election campaign rally in southern Israel on Tuesday after sirens warning of a possible rocket attack from Gaza sounded, Israeli..
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Arab League says Netanyahu's plan will undermine peace process

Arab foreign ministers condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the head of the Arab League said on Tuesday.
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Israel's Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, if he wins next week's election in a closely contested..
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Iran's Zarif rejects Netanyahu's nuclear claim, says he 'cries wolf'

Iran on Monday rejected a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site and said he was seeking a pretext for war.
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Netanyahu: Iran had secret nuclear weapons development site in Abadeh

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site near the city of Abadeh, but that Tehran destroyed the facility after learning it..
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Parliament bars Israeli PM's plan for cameras at polling stations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed on Monday in a bid to have cameras installed at Israeli voting stations, but seized on the legislative defeat to hone accusations his foes intend to steal next..
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Israeli government approves voting cameras, critics cry foul

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet approved draft legislation on Sunday to have cameras monitor polling stations in Israel's election next week, a move opponents said was effectively meant to..
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Netanyahu expects tough stance from Trump in any meeting with Rouhani

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared resigned on Thursday to a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, after voicing opposition to world..
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UK and Israeli leaders agree on need to stop Iran getting nuclear weapon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed during a meeting in London on the need to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, Downing Street said on..
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Netanyahu opposes Iran talks after Trump moots meeting Rouhani

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers on Thursday not to open a dialogue with Iran, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he may meet his Iranian counterpart to resolve a crisis..
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Netanyahu pays homage in Hebron, in nod to rightist voters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a rare visit to a core ultra-nationalist Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, pledging a permanent Israeli presence there as he tries to..
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Netanyahu: Israel ready for any scenario after Hezbollah clash

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel was prepared for any scenario after a cross-border clash with Lebanon's Hezbollah, but neither side seemed eager for another conflict.
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Netanyahu repeats pledge to annex Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he intends to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, but again gave no timeframe in repeating an election promise he made five..
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Netanyahu tells Macron timing wrong for Iran talks: statement

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday to avoid new talks with Israel's regional arch-foe Iran, his office said, as European leaders pushed to save the 2015..
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Netanyahu says he expects U.S. peace plan 'very soon' after Israel's Sept. 17 election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he expects the United States will release its long-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan shortly after Israel's Sept 17 election.
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Netanyahu tells Hezbollah's Nasrallah to 'calm down' after drone incident

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah to "calm down" after he said his movement was preparing a response to the crash of two Israeli drones in a..
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Vice President Pence: U.S. supports Israel's right to defend itself

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he spoke on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reiterated U.S. support for its Middle East ally.
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Pompeo voices support for Israel after Israeli air strikes in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israeli air strikes in Syria, expressed Washington's support for Israel's right to defend itself from the..
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Netanyahu hints at Israeli involvement in Iraq blasts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
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Leaders dismiss Sara Netanyahu's Ukrainian bread blunder

Israeli and Ukrainian leaders have come to the defense of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara after she appeared to toss away a piece of bread offered to her at an official Ukrainian..
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U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against..
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Israel bars U.S. Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib under pressure from Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred U.S. Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on..
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U.S. lawmaker calls Israeli move to block her visit an 'insult to democratic values'

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar said on Thursday that Israel's decision to block her visit to the country was an "insult to democratic values" and was unsurprising given Prime Minister Benjamin..
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Netanyahu says Omar and Tlaib intended to harm Israel on visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that barring a visit by U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar was meant to prevent them harming Israel.
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