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Israeli protesters hold signs during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.(AP)

Protests keep up against Israeli PM as new election looms

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:31 AM IST
The protesters have been gathering outside Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence for months, slamming him for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and saying he cannot lead the country while under indictment for fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate corruption cases.
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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)

Israel set for snap election as budget deadline nears

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Jerusalem
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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.
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Benjamin Netanyahu will likely remain Prime Minister at least until new elections on March 2.(REUTERS Photo)
Benjamin Netanyahu will likely remain Prime Minister at least until new elections on March 2.(REUTERS Photo)

Israel’s Netanyahu wins ruling party leadership vote

By Agence France-Presse | Jerusalem
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 09:31 AM IST
With all votes counted, Likud announced early Friday that Netanyahu had secured 72.5 percent, with Saar winning 27.5 percent.
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A Likud Party banner on a building in Tel Aviv shows Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands with Indian PM Narendra Modi with a caption reading in Hebrew ‘in a different league’. (AFP photo)
A Likud Party banner on a building in Tel Aviv shows Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands with Indian PM Narendra Modi with a caption reading in Hebrew ‘in a different league’. (AFP photo)

PM Modi features in Netanyahu’s election campaign banners

By Press Trust of India | Tel Aviv
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 11:15 PM IST
Netanyahu’s campaign has focused on bringing out his close chemistry with the world leaders and trying to project him as a leader of unmatched stature in Israeli politics which is crucial for the country’s security.
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Israeli PM Netanyahu, the leader of the right-wing Likud Party, is seeking a fifth term in office. But he is facing serious corruption allegations(Reuters File)
Israeli PM Netanyahu, the leader of the right-wing Likud Party, is seeking a fifth term in office. But he is facing serious corruption allegations(Reuters File)

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu seeks record fifth term as Israel goes to polls

By Press Trust of India | Jerusalem
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 02:11 PM IST
Over 10,000 polling stations opened around the country from Tuesday to allow more than 6.33 million eligible voters to cast their ballots.
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Benjamin Netanyahu, now in his fourth term as prime minister has been governing with a razor-thin majority of 61 seats in the 120-member parliament.(REUTERS)
Benjamin Netanyahu, now in his fourth term as prime minister has been governing with a razor-thin majority of 61 seats in the 120-member parliament.(REUTERS)

Israel to hold early election, in April 2019: Netanyahu spokesperson

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 02:47 PM IST
Under Israeli law, a national election had to be held by November 2019.
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