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Israel Mocks Iran Over Failed Satellite Launch

Israel has openly mocked Iran for their failed launch of a satellite into space. The Iranians went ahead to launch the Zafar1 satellite, despite criticism that the technology will enhance their ballistic missile program which would be used on their enemies, Israel and the US. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, irked the Iranians during a Likud election, as he referred to the botched launch saying,  “We were notified today that Iran failed in launching a satellite,” Netanyahu reiterated during

  2 years ago ago
Israel Mocks Iran Over Failed Satellite Launch

POLITICS

How Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Was Assassinated For Trying To Make Peace With The Arabians

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is fatally shot after attending a peace rally held in Tel Aviv’s Kings Square in Israel. Rabin later died in surgery at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. The 73-year-old prime minister was walking to his car when he was shot in the arm and the back by Yigal Amir, a 27-year-old Jewish law student who had connections to the far-right Jewish group Eyal. Israeli police arrested Amir at the scene of the shooting, and he later confessed to the assassination, explaining at his a

  2 years ago ago
How Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Was Assassinated For Trying To Make Peace With The Arabians

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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

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The Israeli PM Netanyahu evacuated from rally after rocket fire from Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck Gaza following rocket fire into Askhelon, where Netanyahu was addressing Likud activists at a rally. Israeli warplanes struck multiple targets in Gaza early on Thursday morning, hours after rocket fire into Israel led to warning sirens blaring through the city of Ashkelon, where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had visited to address a Likud campaign event. An Israeli military spokesman announced that Israeli warplanes and military helicopters targeted several. Hamas-linked

  2 years ago ago
The Israeli PM Netanyahu evacuated from rally after rocket fire from Gaza

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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

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'Huge Victory' As Netanyahu Wins Party Leadership

Benjamin Netanyahu trounced his rival, Gideon Sa’at, in the Likud leadership race early Friday through a landslide victory with a 72.5% vote.  Votes were counted throughout midnight to Friday morning. As the final results trickled in, Sa’ar conceded defeat at 1 a.m., an hour later.  He then called Netanyahu to congratulate him and promised to support the incumbent ahead of the March 2 general elections. Netanyahu, in a message to supporters said, “Huge victory! I thank the Likud members for the trus

  2 years ago ago
'Huge Victory' As Netanyahu Wins Party Leadership

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Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in israel's election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel's election over his predominant challenger, former military chief of personnel Benny Gantz, though it appears he may simply be quick of securing a parliamentary majority to shape the next government. Exit polls after Monday's vote, the third in much less than a year, suggested Netanyahu's Likud celebration and its ultra-religious and nationalist allies had captured 59 of the a hundred and twenty seats in the Knesset - pointing to yet another de

  2 years ago ago
Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in israel's election

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’

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday approached parliament for invulnerability, weeks after the troubled chief was arraigned on a scope of corruption charges. Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving premier, is battling for his political endurance on two fronts — the defilement charges and hardened restriction from another anti-extremist gathering.  The invulnerability demand is relied upon to postpone the beginning of court procedures for a considerable length of time, as administrators ar

  2 years ago ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Corruption Charges

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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