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Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli prime minister
Benjamin 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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Netanyahu rival Gantz to be named Wednesday to try to form Israeli government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will on Wednesday task centrist politician Benny Gantz with trying to form the next coalition government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed, Rivlin's office..
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Israel's Netanyahu down but not out after failing to form government

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel.
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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form government [Video]Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form government

The prime minister has given up trying to form a governing coalition.

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Pompeo to Israel: U.S. focus is still on Iran 'threat' [Video]Pompeo to Israel: U.S. focus is still on Iran 'threat'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease concerns in Israel that Tehran..

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Netanyahu faces a tangle of legal woes [Video]Netanyahu faces a tangle of legal woes

Benjamin Netanyahu will try to persuade the courts this week not to indict him for corruption. Here's a look at the charges and what they could mean for Israel's longest-serving prime minister. Lucy..

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Netanyahu tasked with forming next Israeli government amid political deadlock | #TheCube [Video]Netanyahu tasked with forming next Israeli government amid political deadlock | #TheCube

If Netanyahu fails to form a government, Israel is set on a path for its third election with its government in a deep-seated deadlock.

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Benjamin Netanyahu chosen to form new Israel government [Video]Benjamin Netanyahu chosen to form new Israel government

Netanyahu tasked with assembling a new government after power-sharing talks with strongest rival Benny Gantz fail.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Negotiates With Challenger For Israeli Unity Government [Video]Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Negotiates With Challenger For Israeli Unity Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his challenger Benny Gantz are negotiating. According to Reuters, they are reviewing Netanyahu’s idea of an Israeli unity government. Their main focus on the..

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Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid [Video]Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise unity government offer to his rival Benny Gantz after failing to win a majority in Tuesday's election. But the answer was 'no thanks', leaving..

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Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu trails rival Gantz [Video]Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu trails rival Gantz

Netanyahu's future hangs in the balance as exit polls show Gantz's White and Blue making gains on higher turnout.

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Netanyahu makes no victory claim in speech [Video]Netanyahu makes no victory claim in speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would work toward establishing "a strong Zionist government" without Arab parties support on Wednesday (September 18). (Rough cut - no reporter..

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Exit polls show Israel election too close to call [Video]Exit polls show Israel election too close to call

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to stretch on for days or weeks after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call...

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Israel elections: Polls in re-rerun vote open [Video]Israel elections: Polls in re-rerun vote open

Benjamin Netanyahu, who promised to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, says leftists will ‘weaken’ Israel.

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Analysis: Will Benjamin Netanyahu be re-elected? [Video]Analysis: Will Benjamin Netanyahu be re-elected?

Israel's prime minister is competing for his fifth term in office.

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Netanyahu votes in election that could end his domination of national politics [Video]Netanyahu votes in election that could end his domination of national politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Rough Cut (no..

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Israel elections: Voters head to polls again [Video]Israel elections: Voters head to polls again

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising to annex parts of the occupied and divided West Bank city of Hebron.

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Israel's election - will Netanyahu survive? [Video]Israel's election - will Netanyahu survive?

Israelis vote on Tuesday (September 17) 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..

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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 gives up effort to form new government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was giving up his effort to form a new government after failing to form a coalition following an inconclusive parliamentary election.
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Putin, Netanyahu discuss pardon for U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of Russia pardoning U.S.-Israeli national Naama Issachar when he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday,..
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Putin, Netanyahu discuss possibility of Russia pardoning jailed U.S.-Israeli woman

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of Russia pardoning U.S.-Israeli national Naama Issachar when they spoke by phone on Monday,..
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Pompeo assures Israel that U.S. focus stays on Iran 'threat'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease Israeli concerns that Tehran..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo to meet Netanyahu in Israel after Turkey meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Friday, hours after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive on Kurdish..
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Trump envoy Jared Kushner to lead U.S. delegation to Israel

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation to Israel at the end of the month to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz, a senior..
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Netanyahu asks Putin to pardon American-Israeli jailed on drug charges

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to pardon an American-Israeli woman sentenced to 7-1/2 years in jail for a few grams of cannabis found in her luggage..
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Israel wants Russia to free U.S.-Israeli woman, rules out swap

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to secure the release of a U.S.-Israeli woman being held in Russia on drugs charges, his office said on Friday.
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Netanyahu condemns 'Turkish invasion of Kurdish areas' in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday condemned Turkey's military incursion against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria and cautioned about the possibility of ethnic cleansing.
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Netanyahu weighing Likud leadership election: party spokesman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering a snap leadership vote in his Likud party, a spokesman said on Thursday, adding a new twist to Israeli politics after two deadlocked general elections..
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Explainer: Netanyahu's legal woes: How much trouble is he in?

Two weeks after fighting and failing to win an election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced trouble on a second front on Wednesday at legal hearings to decide whether he must face trial..
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Netanyahu tries to avert indictment as he fights for political life

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his final attempt to fend off a corruption indictment on Wednesday when his lawyers argued against looming charges that have combined with election..
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Israeli unity government talks falter after Netanyahu rival rejects meeting

Talks to form a national unity government in Israel hit a further snag on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's centrist election rival called off a meeting with the embattled leader.
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Explainer: A look at the legal trouble facing Israel's Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attempt to head off a corruption indictment at a series of pre-trial hearings that begin on Wednesday, in which he will try to persuade Israel's attorney-general..
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Netanyahu to meet centrist rival in last-ditch bid to form unity government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a final effort this week to salvage a deal from talks to form a unity government with his centrist election rival, he said on Sunday.
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Netanyahu wants pre-trial hearing aired live so public can hear 'my side'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Thursday for his pre-trial hearing on corruption allegations to be broadcast live, saying that "the time has come for the public to hear everything,..
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Explainer: Israel's Netanyahu clutches political lifeline

Israel's president has thrown Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political lifeline, asking him to try to form a government after he failed to secure a clear election victory twice in six months.
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Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

Israel's president tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with assembling a new government after power-sharing talks with his strongest rival, Benny Gantz, failed following an..
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Israel's president asks Netanyahu to try to form a government

Israel's president tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with forming a new government led by his right-wing Likud party after power-sharing talks with his centrist rival, Benny Gantz,..
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Netanyahu, Gantz in unity talks; may rotate as Israel PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz launched negotiations on Monday over a proposed Israeli unity government and a key politician said the focus was on who would lead it first..
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Netanyahu, Gantz eye PM rotation in unity government, Israeli kingmaker says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist rival Benny Gantz on Monday held their first formal talks since Israel's deadlocked election and a politician with the power to broker a deal said..
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Explainer: "Only Bibi" no more - Israel's Netanyahu seeks power-sharing deal

After failing to secure a clear election victory twice in six months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister now seems to be calculating that he can stay in power only by sharing it.
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Israel's Arab party support pushes Gantz ahead of Netanyahu

Israel's Arab-dominated Joint List party moved on Sunday to back the center-left bloc of Benny Gantz, who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing alliance, to form a new..
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Israel's president floats unity government between Netanyahu and Gantz

Israel's president on Sunday began consulting with party leaders to discuss who should lead the country after no clear victor emerged from last week's election, suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin..
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Weakened Netanyahu's offer of unity govt rebuffed by rival Gantz

Israel's weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday of a coalition with his strongest political rival swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight..
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Netanyahu "surprised and disappointed" by Gantz rebuff, says open to talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced disappointment at his election challenger's rejection on Thursday of his offer to discuss forming an Israeli unity government but said he remained opened to..
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Israel's Gantz to speak at 1100 GMT, after Netanyahu overture

Israeli election challenger Benny Gantz will deliver a statement on 1100 GMT on Thursday, his office said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the centrist rival to join him in a broad..
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Israel's Netanyahu left teetering after close election

Israel's election was too close to call on Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz.
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Netanyahu in post-election speech makes no victory claim

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no victory claim or concession of defeat in a speech to his Likud party on Wednesday after exit polls showed no clear winner in an election race that was..
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Netanyahu's main election rival, Gantz, says it appears prime minister lost

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main election challenger, centrist party chief Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday it appeared from exit polls that the Israeli leader was defeated but that only official..
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Netanyahu election rival Gantz says will work for unity government

The main election rival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, centrist Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday that he would work toward a national unity government in a speech that lauded his party's..
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Israeli election too close to call, Netanyahu weakened: exit polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to stretch on after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call and Israel's longest-serving..
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Facebook briefly blocks Netanyahu chatbot on election day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook on Tuesday after the social network blocked a "chatbot" from his right-wing Likud party's account for violating election day rules.
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Warning of election "disaster", Israel's Netanyahu battles for survival

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election on Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a "disaster".
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Merkel criticizes Netanyahu plan to annex Jordan Valley

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement last week that he intended to annex the Jordan valley in the occupied West Bank, saying it..
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Dutch Palestinian seeks war crimes damages from Israel's Gantz

A Dutch Palestinian who lost six relatives during a 2014 bombing of Gaza sought compensation on Tuesday from former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz, who is contesting a tight election against..
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Israel's Netanyahu fights for record fifth term

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics.
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Israel's Netanyahu fights for new term after decade in power

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics.
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Dutch court to hear case against Israel's Gantz

A Dutch court will consider on Tuesday a request to hear a civil suit seeking damages from former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz, who is standing against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a..
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Israel 'well-prepared' for any spill-over from attack on Saudi oil plant

Israel is prepared for the possibility it might be drawn into any U.S.-Iranian confrontation over a strike on a Saudi oil plant, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
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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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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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