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POLITICS

Netanyahu claims victory after exit polls show narrow lead

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel's general election, after exit polls put him ahead of his main rival Benny Gantz. Three projections gave Mr Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party 36 or 37 seats, and Mr Gantz's centrist Blue and White alliance between 32 and 34. However, the polls suggested Likud and its right-wing allies might fall just short of a majority in parliament. Monday's election was Israel's third in less than a year. Neither of the two main party leaders was able to co

  2 years ago ago
Netanyahu claims victory after exit polls show narrow lead

ENTERTAINMENT

Funny Windshield Notes Left By Angry Neighbors

Funny Windshield Notes Left By Angry Neighbor How often have you encountered someone taking up two parking spots with his car? And how often has someone parked right across the path, making it impossible to get through? It can make a person really angry to encounter something that seems unjust, so more often than not we choose to leave a note on the driver’s windshield. These notes are some of the funniest efforts made by people who have just had enough of their fellow drivers taking up extra spaces, parking

  2 years ago ago
Funny Windshield Notes Left By Angry Neighbors

OTHERS

The Gantz must be crazy: 6 things to know for March 27.

Benny Gantz joins Netanyahu, eliciting indignant anger from his former boosters, and a whole lot of questions from everyone else. . What’s the deal? A year of political wrangling came to a seemingly sudden halt Thursday as the biggest challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule fell apart as Benny Gantz, the one-time leader of the Blue and White party, appeared to forge a unity deal. As of this writing, there is not yet a deal, but most reporting and punditry acts like there is one, and that

  2 years ago ago
The Gantz must be crazy: 6 things to know for March 27.

POLITICS

Israel’s president asks parliament to choose prime minister

Israel's president Reuven Rivlin has asked the parliament to choose a new prime minister, and gave it three weeks to agree upon a leader or push the country into a fourth election in about a year. Rivlin made the move after his prime minister-designate, former military chief Benny Gantz, and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu missed a deadline to form an “emergency” unity government on Thursday, prolonging the political crisis. Netanyahu declared victory in the March 2 election. His Likud party led the

  2 years ago ago
Israel’s president asks parliament to choose prime minister

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Israel election: Netanyahu rival Gantz ‘agrees emergency unity government’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival has reportedly agreed to join a unity government, ending a year of political deadlock. Benny Gantz's surprise election as speaker of parliament on Thursday paved the way for the deal. He will stay in the role until he is named foreign minister, Israeli media report, and will then take over the premiership in September 2021. Mr Gantz had refused to serve under Mr Netanyahu because he is facing trial. The Israeli leader was formally charged with bribery,

  2 years ago ago
Israel election: Netanyahu rival Gantz ‘agrees emergency unity government’

POLITICS

Israel: Lawmakers approve Netanyahu-Gantz unity government

Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanjahu on a poster The Israeli Parliament has passed a bill clearing the way for Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to form a government. The office of prime minister will reportedly rotate between the two rivals. After three elections and a stalemate that lasted over a year, the Israeli Parliament on Thursday voted for a new government that would see caretaker Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu keep his seat. However, the lawmakers also voted in constitutional changes that would

  2 years ago ago
Israel: Lawmakers approve Netanyahu-Gantz unity government

POLITICS

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu And Benny Gantz Agree On Power-Sharing Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz on Monday reached an agreement to share power, bringing the country closer to an end of more than a year of political paralysis. It was made possible after Mr Gantz abandoned his refusal to serve with Mr Netanyahu while he faces corruption charges. He said he dropped the pledge because of changed circumstances amid Israel's coronavirus outbreak. One of the provisions of the deal would allow Parliament to annex West Bank territory for the first

  2 years ago ago
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu And Benny Gantz Agree On Power-Sharing Deal