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An anti-incumbent government protester waves a flag during a demonstration in front of the Knesset celebrating the resignation of the Knesset Speaker Yuli Eldenstein in Jerusalem on March 25, 2020. – Yuli Eldenstein, th speaker of Israel’s parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned, clearing the way for a vote that could see him replaced by an opponent of the embattled premier. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Benjamin Netanyahu ally resigns as speaker of Israel parliament

A right-wing ally of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped down as speaker of parliament on Wednesday in a blow to the embattled premier, the latest development in a months-long political crisis.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz of the ruling Likud party has called the country’s Arab politicians “terrorists in suits” and rejected opposition moves to use their support to form a minority government following the March 2 election.

Arab lawmakers are ‘terrorists in suits’ – Israeli minister

Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz of the ruling Likud party has called the country’s Arab politicians “terrorists in suits” and rejected opposition moves to use their support to form a minority government following the March 2 election.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Benjamin Netanyahu drops request for immunity from corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday has said he is withdrawing his bid for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on corruption charges, paving the way for a trial to begin.
Ghana international Mubarak Wakaso will stay in the treatment room for a couple of days after picking up a minor injury, his Spanish club Deportivo Alaves have announced.

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso joins Chinese club Jiangsu Suning

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has signed a three year contract with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning after his two-and-a-half-year spell in the Spanish La Liga with Alaves, the Chinese club confirmed on Wednesday.
Israel’s 120-seat parliament

Israeli parliament set to dissolve itself, heads into third elections

With only hours to go until the final deadline to form a government in Israel runs out, chances of a third election within a year looked all but unavoidable on Wednesday as lawmakers continue to deadlock.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his Likud party meeting in Jerusalem on September 18, 2019. Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the “political context” in Israel, sources in his office told AFP. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Israel election results give Benjamin Netanyahu additional seat

Israel’s election committee published final results from last week’s election on Wednesday that gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud an additional seat, but which did not change the deadlock the country faces.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by Gali TIBBON - AFP)

Israeli negotiators seek to break Benjamin Netanyahu-Benny Gantz deadlock

Negotiators for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz met Tuesday to discuss possibilities for a unity government that both men say they should lead after last week’s deadlocked election.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his Likud party meeting in Jerusalem on September 18, 2019. Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the “political context” in Israel, sources in his office told AFP. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Benjamin Netanyahu wins majority of votes to head new Israeli government – reports

Fifty-five members of the Knesset parliament on Monday called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of Likud party, to form the next government, compared to fifty-four votes for the opposition Blue and White political alliance, according to media reports.
President Reuven Rivlin has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz shake hands at memorial ceremony for former president Shimon Peres. (ELAD QUEEN)

Israeli president to meet Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz Monday night

Israel’s president will meet both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz on Monday evening as he pressures their two parties to form a unity government, his office said.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task.

Israeli president begins talks to form new government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task.
Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu found the net as Genk defeated Oostende 3-1 in a Belgian First Division A game on Saturday.

Paul Onuachu scores in Genk home win against Oostende

Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu found the net as Genk defeated Oostende 3-1 in a Belgian First Division A game on Saturday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, center, and Benny Gantz, right, of the Blue and White party on Sept. 19. ABIR SULTAN-SHUTTERSTOCK

Benjamin Netanyahu’s era in Israel appears coming to an end

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin plans to begin consultations with all parties voted into parliament on Sunday to decide who to choose to try to form a government.
President Reuven Rivlin has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz shake hands at memorial ceremony for former president Shimon Peres. (ELAD QUEEN)

Benny Gantz says he should be premier in Israel unity government

Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main opponent in the country’s general election, said on Thursday he should be prime minister in a unity government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his Likud party meeting in Jerusalem on September 18, 2019. Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the “political context” in Israel, sources in his office told AFP. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule threatened by deadlocked Israeli polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long grip on power appeared in jeopardy on Wednesday after elections left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz raising the prospect of tough negotiations to build a unity government or even the end of the premier’s long rule.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ABIR SULTAN - POOL - AFP

Exit polls see Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz neck-and-neck

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party were neck-and-neck in Israel’s general election, according to exit polls late Tuesday.
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reaffirming his pledge to impose Israeli sovereignty on West Bank settlements.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s election gamble backfires

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in a battle for political survival after exit polls following Tuesday’s election showed the race too close to call and the Israeli leader’s decade-long grip on power slipping.
Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks during a visit of the Chinese Vice President at the Israeli Innovation Summit in Jerusalem on October 24, 2018. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA - AFP)

Polls open in Israel as Benny Gantz hopes to sack Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sings the national anthem during the inauguration ceremony of Israel’s 21st Knesset, or parliament, in Jerusalem April 30, 2019. REUTERS-Ronen Zvulun

Benjamin Netanyahu sworn into Israel’s new parliament after election victory

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn into Israel’s new parliament on Tuesday following his victory in April 9 elections and will seek to form a governing coalition in the days ahead.

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