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Israel's Netanyahu begins graft trial with 'head held high'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at a Jerusalem courthouse on Sunday saying his head was "held high" as he began a long-delayed corruption trial.

Israel's Netanyahu under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went into precautionary quarantine on Monday after one of his staff tested positive for coronavirus, as the veteran premier seeks a unity government to combat the pandemic.

Israel's Netanyahu under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went into precautionary quarantine on Monday after one his staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, as the veteran premier seeks a unity government to combat the pandemic.

Israel's Netanyahu under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close aides have been placed under precautionary quarantine after a staffer within his office tested positive for COVID-19, the premier's office said Monday.

Israel's Netanyahu asks parliament for immunity

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday asked parliament for immunity, weeks after the embattled premier was indicted on a range of corruption charges.

Israel's Netanyahu to ask parliament for immunity

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he would ask parliament for immunity, weeks after the embattled premier was indicted on a range of corruption charges.

Israel's Netanyahu wins ruling party leadership vote

Jerusalem - Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a "huge" victory Friday, after winning a leadership primary that ensures he will lead his right-wing Likud party into March elections.

Indicted Netanyahu to resign ministries, remain PM: lawyers

Jerusalem - Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing criminal charges and a new general election, will resign from all other ministerial positions he holds but remain premier, his lawyers said Thursday.

Lawyer to be charged with graft in new woes for Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israel's state prosecutor said Thursday he intends to charge the personal lawyer of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with money-laundering in the state's purchase of submarines from German firm Thyssenkrupp.

Netanyahu tells Islamic Jihad 'stop these attacks or absorb more blows'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza must stop rocket attacks or "absorb more and more blows" as an escalation of violence raged for a second day.

Israeli PM appoints new defence minister, boosting Likud party

Jerusalem - Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday Naftali Bennett would be appointed defence minister and their parties would unite, as the political system remained deadlocked after two inconclusive elections this year.

Netanyahu says cannot form Israel govt, allowing opponent to try

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed Israel's president Monday he could not form a new government following deadlocked September elections, making way for his opponent Benny Gantz to try.

Netanyahu tells president giving up on forming Israel govt

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the country's president Monday he could not form a new government following deadlocked September elections, making way for his opponent Benny Gantz to try.

Netanyahu lawyers arrive for pre-indictment hearing

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyers arrived for his pre-indictment hearing on corruption allegations Wednesday and pledged to convince prosecutors to drop the cases against him.

Op-Ed: Israel says attacks on Syria, Lebanon, Iraq in defense of Israel

Often Israel does not admit attacks it launches on other countries but when it has it usually uses a self-defense argument to the effect that there was an imminent threat to Israel from the targets.

Israel PM's wife convicted of misusing public funds

Jerusalem - An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which dropped more severe charges.

Israel PM's wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

Jerusalem - An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.

Israel PM's wife asks court to approve plea bargain over 'fund misuse'

Jerusalem - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a Jerusalem court Sunday to approve a plea bargain convicting her of fraudulently using state funds for meals, an AFP reporter said.

Netanyahu fails to get postponement of corruption court hearing: reports

Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general on Thursday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to postpone a court hearing over corruption allegations against him, media reports said.

Netanyahu vows more 'massive strikes' in response to Gaza rockets

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had ordered the military to launch further strikes on Gaza Strip militants in response to rocket fire from the territory, as an escalation entered its second day.

'King Bibi': perennial survivor Netanyahu comes out ahead

Jerusalem - Despite corruption allegations and stiff opposition from a new centre party, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to boost his party's share of the vote and looks set to keep power.

Netanyahu party criticised over cameras in polling stations

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced election day criticism Tuesday after activists from his right-wing Likud party brought cameras into polling stations in Arab-majority neighbourhoods.

Netanyahu hails Trump 'historic' pledge on Israel sovereignty of Golan

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed US President Donald Trump's "historic" pledge to recognise Israel's disputed annexation of the Golan, which it seized from Syria in 1967.

Israel PM says will block 'Iranian aggression' after Syria strikes

- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday Israel would not allow "Iranian aggression", after its military struck what it called Iranian targets in Syria in response to missile fire.

Sara Netanyahu grilled on new fraud allegation: Israel media

Jerusalem - Police were questioning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara on Friday on new suspicions of fraudulently misusing public funds, Israeli media reported.

Israel's Netanyahu hails UN Hamas vote despite defeat

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hailed majority backing in the UN General Assembly for condemning militant group Hamas even though a draft resolution failed to win enough votes to pass.

Netanyahu says 'unnecessary and wrong' to call snap Israeli polls

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday it would be "unnecessary and wrong" to call snap polls, as he sought to hold his governing coalition together following the resignation of his defence minister.

Netanyahu condemns Khashoggi murder but backs stability in Saudi

Varna - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in his first comments on the affair, but stressed the need for stability in Saudi Arabia.

Netanyahu hails Brazil leader's plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday hailed as "historic" Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's plan to move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Netanyahu undergoes new graft questioning

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent a new round of questioning on Friday over one of several graft cases that have threatened to topple him, Israeli media reported.
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