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Israeli protesters keep pressure on Netanyahu after judicial turmoil

People take part in a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his nationalist coalition government's judicial overhaul, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 29th July, 2023

Tel Aviv. IsraelReuters Tens of thousands of flag-waving Israelis renewed their protests nationwide after sundown on Saturday, capping a week of turmoil in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed through a highly contested law that limited some Supreme Court power. From a remote intersection among the lush hills of the northern Galilee to the avenues […]

Israel’s Netanyahu returns with hard-right cabinet set to expand settlements

Israel Jerusalem Knesset Benjamin Netanyahu

Jerusalem, Israel Reuters Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as Israel’s Prime Minister on Thursday in a comeback at the head of a hard-right cabinet that promises to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and pursue other policies criticised at home and abroad. The 73-year-old political veteran, who is on trial for graft charges […]

Netanyahu out, Bennett in as Israel marks end of an era

Israel Head of Oposition Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Jerusalem, IsraelReuters Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year run as Israel’s Prime Minister ended on Sunday with parliament approving a new “government of change” led by nationalist Naftali Bennett, an improbable scenario few Israelis once could have imagined. But the razor-thin 60 to 59 vote of confidence in a coalition of left-wing, centrist, right-wing and Arab parties […]

Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

Israel election Benjamin Netanyahu

Jerusalem, IsraelAP Israelis vote Tuesday in their fourth parliamentary election in just two years. Once again, the race boils down to a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu, who has served as prime minister for the past 12 years, hopes voters will reward him for leading the country’s successful coronavirus vaccine rollout and his diplomatic outreach to […]