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Israel defence minister's cleaner charged with spying for Iran

  • According to the indictment published by Israel's justice ministry, Omri Goren Gorochovsky, a 37-year-old resident of the central city of Lod, was arrested on November 4.
Benny Gantz, Israel's defense minister.(Bloomberg)
Benny Gantz, Israel's defense minister.(Bloomberg)
Published on Nov 18, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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Israel set for snap election as budget deadline nears

Parliament voted late on Monday against an attempt by both men to delay a deadline of midnight on Tuesday for approval of the fiscal package.
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and defence minister Gantz established a unity government in May after three inconclusive elections.(REUTERS)
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and defence minister Gantz established a unity government in May after three inconclusive elections.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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Jerusalem | ByReuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Netanyahu rival Gantz threatens to end coalition, force election

Gantz accused Netanyahu out of acting out concerns for his “personal survival” and working to thwart the legal process as the coronavirus rages and hundreds of thousands of Israelis remain out of work and families struggle to get by.
Netanyahu’s Likud party and Gantz’s Blue and White battled to a stalemate in three consecutive elections before agreeing in May to form their coalition.(REUTERS)
Netanyahu’s Likud party and Gantz’s Blue and White battled to a stalemate in three consecutive elections before agreeing in May to form their coalition.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 04:10 AM IST
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Jerusalem, Israel | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Israel’s Covid-19 vaccine ‘Brilife’ to begin human trials by end of October

Defence Minister Benny Gantz on Monday visited the IIBR and described the process of beginning of human trials as a “very significant moment” and “source of national pride” that can bring great news for Israel and the rest of the world.
Israel had claimed in August that it already has the vaccine against the coronavirus “in hand” but it has to go through regulatory processes that would begin with human trials following the autumn holidays.(REUTERS)
Israel had claimed in August that it already has the vaccine against the coronavirus “in hand” but it has to go through regulatory processes that would begin with human trials following the autumn holidays.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 07:58 AM IST
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Jerusalem | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Netanyahu ahead in Israeli election, but still lacking governing majority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was two seats short of a majority in the updated exit polls, in Israel’s parliament. A win for Netanyahu would be testimony to the longest-serving leader of Israel.
“What a joyous night,” a beaming Netanyahu told a cheering crowd in a speech at Likud’s election headquarters.(REUTERS)
“What a joyous night,” a beaming Netanyahu told a cheering crowd in a speech at Likud’s election headquarters.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 10:09 AM IST
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Jerusalem | ByReuters

Israeli opposition chief pledges to mend ties with Democrats

The former army chief of staff accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of neglecting bipartisan ties in favour of exclusive support from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party.
Benny Gantz is trying to unseat current PM Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2 vote — Israel’s third consecutive parliamentary vote after two polls in 2019 failed to yield a conclusive result(AP)
Benny Gantz is trying to unseat current PM Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2 vote — Israel’s third consecutive parliamentary vote after two polls in 2019 failed to yield a conclusive result(AP)
Published on Feb 18, 2020 08:18 PM IST
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Jerusalem | ByAssociated Press

Israel PM Netanyahu, Benny Gantz set for new talks on vote deadlock

President Reuven Rivlin received official results from Israel’s deadlocked September 17 election on Wednesday afternoon, beginning the one-week timeframe, while his three-way meeting is set for 6 pm.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party.(Reuters Photo)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 07:34 PM IST
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Jerusalem | ByAgence France-Presse

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin begins talks to form new government

Israel’s largely ceremonial president is tasked with picking the politician with the best chance of forming a stable coalition government. While usually a mere formality, this time Rivlin plays a key role after an election result in which neither of the top candidates has an outright majority.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin(AP Photo)
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 04:51 PM IST
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Jerusalem | ByAssociated Press

Setback for PM Netanyahu as Israel’s 2 main political parties deadlocked after election

Based on partial results of israel’s national elections, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White parties are currently tied at 32 seats each out of the 120 in parliament.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Likud party headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019.(REUTERS)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Likud party headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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Jerusalem | ByAssociated Press

Israel election: A vote for maintaining the status quo

Given the history of India-Israel ties, not much will change regardless of the government in power in New Delhi
Netanyahu fought the election on his time-tested platform of security and being the flag-bearer of protecting Israel from internal and external threats(REUTERS)
Netanyahu fought the election on his time-tested platform of security and being the flag-bearer of protecting Israel from internal and external threats(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 08:40 PM IST
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