Benjamin Netanyahu Tasked With Forming New Israeli Government
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:37 PM
Israel's president tasked PM Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a new-government Wednesday after last week's deadlocked elections, but the premier faces a tough battle in negotiating a coalition deal to keep him in power. President Reuven Rivlin mandated Netanyahu to try to form the government after his initial attempts at negotiating a unity deal between the prime minister and his main challenger Benny Gantz failed.
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Fights For Record Fifth Term In Elections
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:46 PM
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. Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party could emerge as kingmaker in coalition talks.