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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.

Netanyahu stresses Israeli security after Trump two-state comments

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel must retain security control in any peace deal with the Palestinians, Israeli media reported, after US President Donald Trump's comments supporting a two-state solution to the conflict.

Israel hails US decision to shut Palestinian mission

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hailed the US decision to shut the Washington mission of the Palestinians, whose actions against the Jewish state he said do nothing for peace.

Netanyahu questioned again over alleged graft

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went through a new round of questioning on Friday, police said, amid graft allegations that have threatened to topple him.

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.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as then-Secretary of State Hillary looks on at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem in 2010.
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Israel security personnel stop Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron in February during a demonstration marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure since an Israeli man massacred 29 Palestinians in 1994.
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The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
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Hamas holds an election rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2007.
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Noam Shalit during an interview in the tent in front of the Israeli Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem. Photo by Alessandro Di Maio, November 11, 2010
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A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on August 10, 2014 shows smoke rising from the coastal side of the Gaza strip following an Israeli military strike
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Gilad Shalit salutes Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after landing in IDF airbase in the center of Israel.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem before a meeting last May.
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Interesting facial expressions during a meeting in 2012
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Barack Obama and Netanyahu in the Oval Office
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The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
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After landing in an IDF base, Gilad Shalit was reunited with his father, Noam
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OFFICIALS: Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz meets with Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah in April.
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Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (2nd R) stands with his wife Laureen (R) as they tour Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel January 22, 2014
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Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstr...
Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstrations marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure instituted an Israeli man shot and killed 29 Palestinians in a random attack.
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Hillary Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu pose for a picture.
Hillary Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu pose for a picture.
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President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel deliver statements to the press prior to their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office
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Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a press conference following their meeting in the Oval Office.
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Israel's President Shimon Peres (R) and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper shake hands before their meeting at Peres' residence in Jerusalem January 21, 2014
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