Israel Returns to Virus Lockdown as Cases Mount

JERUSALEM — Israel went back into a full lockdown on Friday to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by indecision and infighting. The three-week lockdown, which began at 2 p.m., will ...
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Israeli Artist Takes Aim at Netanyahu With Life-Size Statue

TEL AVIV, Israel — Residents of Tel Aviv woke up Wednesday to a jarring sight: a pop-up exhibit of a life-sized statue of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoying a lavish meal by himself at a sprawling table, in a sendup of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The ...

Israeli Coalition Deal Keeps Netanyahu in Power

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival announced Monday that they have forged a deal to form an “emergency” government, ending months of political paralysis and averting what ...
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Israel’s Coalition Talks Falter Ahead of Midnight Deadline

JERUSALEM — Israel was bracing for more political turmoil Monday as talks between the country's rival political leaders faltered ahead of a midnight deadline to form a coalition government. Israel is in the throes of a political crisis that has left the cou...
Photo of Israeli Arabs in a coffee shop near an election campaign poster showing Israeli Politician Ahmad Tibi of the Joint List in Tira, Israel

Arab Voters Key to Blocking Netanyahu-Led Hard-Line Majority

TIRA, Israel — A surge in Arab voter turnout was key to depriving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his nationalist allies of a parliamentary majority in this week’s Israeli election. “He’s a little racist and talked trash about Arabs, Arabs, Arabs. He ...