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Fraud trial of Israel PM's wife postponed: court

Jerusalem - The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara, charged with fraud and breach of trust, has been postponed for three months, the court administration said Monday.

Netanyahu's wife charged with $100,000 food delivery fraud

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara was charged Thursday with fraud and breach of trust after a lengthy probe into allegations she misused state funds to claim for delivery meals costing $100,000.

Netanyahu basks in victories, but graft probes still loom

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has basked in recent victories from the US withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal to opening its embassy in Jerusalem, giving him respite from graft probes breathing down his neck.

Netanyahu's Iran nuke claims fail to convince deal proponents

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's televised unveiling of an intelligence trove on Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions led to scepticism Tuesday from backers of a landmark 2015 accord, with European nations saying it showed the deal's importance....

Israel's Iran nuclear files 'real,' many new: Pompeo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, until last week director of the CIA, said Monday that Israel's newly released package of intelligence on an Iranian nuclear weapons program was authentic and much of it was new to US experts.

Netanyahu says has new 'proof' of Iran nuclear weapons programme

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised address Monday he had new "proof" of an Iranian nuclear weapons plan that could be activated at any time, as the US considers whether to pull out of the atomic accord with Tehran.

Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Iran deal with Pompeo

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he plans to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and Tehran's "growing aggression" when he meets visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later Sunday.

Netanyahu cancels UN deal on African migrants in shock reversal

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled an agreement with the UN refugee agency on Tuesday aimed at avoiding forced deportations of thousands of African migrants only hours after having announced the deal himself.

Israel cancelling deal with UN on African migrants: Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the UN refugee agency on resettling thousands of African migrants after facing mounting pressure from his right-wing base.

Netanyahu praises Israeli troops after Gaza border clashes

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday praised troops for "guarding the country's borders" after a mass Gaza frontier protest led to clashes that left 16 Palestinians dead."Well done to our soldiers," he wrote in a statement.

Israel will prevent enemies from obtaining nuclear weapons: Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel will prevent enemies from obtaining nuclear weapons after its military admitted it carried out a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor.

Netanyahu opposes early polls as graft probes intensify

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he opposes early elections, as corruption probes linked to him intensify speculation over his future.

Former aide denied bail in Netanyahu fraud inquiry: police

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Monday extended the remands of a former aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a top businessman, both linked to cases of suspected fraud against the premier, police said.

New woes for Netanyahu as associates probed in fresh graft cases

Jerusalem - Israeli police said on Tuesday that two associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were suspected of offering a judge promotion in return for closing a criminal case against the premier's wife.

Netanyahu associates named as suspects in new corruption probe

Jerusalem - Israeli police revealed Tuesday that two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among the suspects in a new corruption probe, with five others central figures in the Bezeq telecommunications group.

Israel graft case turns spotlight on Netanyahu family

Jerusalem - Israeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour by the premier and some family members.

Netanyahu says government 'stable' after police recommend his indictment

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his government was "stable" and criticised the police investigation against him after detectives recommended his indictment for corruption, prompting calls for him to resign.

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital 'makes peace possible': Netanyahu

Brussels - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital "makes peace possible", after widespread international criticism of the US decision to do so.

Netanyahu in speech refrains from commenting on Trump Jerusalem plan

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday refrained from commenting on US President Donald Trump's intention to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital in his first speech since the plan was confirmed.

Netanyahu's wife faces possible graft trial

Jerusalem - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been formally told that she faces a possible trial over alleged misuse of public funds, the justice ministry said Friday."The attorney general has informed the counsel of Mrs.

Ex-Netanyahu aide turns state's witness in graft probe: media

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's former chief of staff has agreed to give evidence against him on suspicions of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, local media reported on Friday.

Israel PM issues Holocaust day warning

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel, in a speech to mark the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Trump, Netanyahu talk Iran 'dangers': Israeli statement

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday had a long phone conversation about strategic threats posed by Iran, the premier's office said.

Trump will not insist on two-state solution as Netanyahu visits

Washington - President Donald Trump welcomes Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House on Wednesday after an administration official signaled a break with US support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israeli police quiz Netanyahu 'for a third time'

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Friday grilled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his Jerusalem residence in a third round of questioning over corruption suspicions, local media said.

Netanyahu slams 'futile' Paris peace conference

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed as "futile" an international conference in Paris seeking to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Netanyahu slams Kerry speech as biased against Israel

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday as biased against Israel and more focused on settlements than Palestinian violence.

Israel PM denies incitement before Rabin killing

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday rejected accusations that he had been involved in a campaign of incitement that preceded the 1995 assassination of premier Yitzhak Rabin.

Israel slams UNESCO over 'Occupied Jerusalem'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted UNESCO for holding a vote Thursday on "Occupied Palestine" saying the Paris-based UN cultural body has lost its legitimacy.

Netanyahu sorry after comments on soldier accused of manslaughter

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologised Sunday after facing criticism for comments in which he seemed to compare a soldier currently on trial for manslaughter with troops killed in combat.
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