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Israeli Supreme Court: Netanyahu May Form Government

JERUSALEM — Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may form a new government while under indictment for corruption charges, clearing the way for him and his rival-turned-uneasy ally to join together in a controversial pow...

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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Netanyahu Rival Becomes Parliament Speaker, Signaling Deal

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief rival was chosen on Thursday as the new speaker of parliament, an unexpected step that could pave the way to a power-sharing deal between the two men as the country grapples with a worsening coronav...
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Israeli Exit Polls: Netanyahu Ahead, but Short of Majority

JERUSALEM — Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced an uncertain path to staying in office on Tuesday, even as preliminary results showed his Likud party pulling ahead of its opponents in the country's third election in less than a year. ...
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Weary and Divided, Israel Goes Back to the Polls

JERUSALEM — For the third time in under a year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking re-election, and once again the Israeli leader is on the ropes. “We have turned Israel into a world power, a leade...
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Netanyahu Corruption Trial to Begin Weeks After March 2 Vote

JERUSALEM — The corruption trial for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, just two weeks after national elections are held, a court said Tuesday. The surprise announcement immediately shook up the final stretch of the contentious e...