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Explained: How Benjamin Netanyahu's allies could help beat the charges against him
World

Explained: How Benjamin Netanyahu's allies could help beat the charges against him

Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office from where he could attempt to resolve his years-long legal problems through new legislation pushed by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. According to critics, such a legal crusade is an attack on Israel's democracy

Israel swears in new Parliament as Netanyahu begins talks with allies to form govt
World

Israel swears in new Parliament as Netanyahu begins talks with allies to form govt

The majority secured by Netanyahu's Likud and its allies -- two ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties and the rising far-right Religious Zionism alliance -- is expected to usher in a stable government, ending an unprecedented period of political gridlock that saw five elections in less than four years

Israel: President invites Netanyahu to form new government, grants six weeks to conclude coalition talks
World

Israel: President invites Netanyahu to form new government, grants six weeks to conclude coalition talks

Benjamin Netanyahu, 73, clinched victory in the national election as final results showed that the pro-Netanyahu bloc had got 64 Knesset seats

Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu poised to retake reins of power
World

Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu poised to retake reins of power

The veteran right-winger, who is on trial over corruption allegations that he denies, will have at least 28 days to build a coalition with his allies -- two ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties a rising extreme-right alliance called Religious Zionism

'Be right back', Benjamin Netanyahu wrote in his leaving note for successor: Report
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'Be right back', Benjamin Netanyahu wrote in his leaving note for successor: Report

Derisive and dismissive of the incoming leadership, Benjamin Netanyahu in June 2021 in a handover note left for his successor in the Prime Minister's office, Naftali Bennett, wrote, "Be right back", according to media reports.

Modi’s friend Netanyahu returns to power in Israel, but challenges remain
Opinion

Modi’s friend Netanyahu returns to power in Israel, but challenges remain

One can expect a re-run of Netanyahu-republican bonhomie against the incumbent Biden Administration until the US presidential elections in 2024. In short, the outcomes of Tuesday's election have only opened up interesting times for Israel

PM Modi congratulates Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu for winning national elections
World

PM Modi congratulates Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu for winning national elections

Netanyahu had served as prime minister of Israel for 12 consecutive years before being ousted in June 2021 by a cross-partisan coalition led by current PM Yair Lapid

What ‘King Bibi' Netanyahu’s return in Israel means for India
Explainers

What ‘King Bibi' Netanyahu’s return in Israel means for India

Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarkable comeback can only further boost ties with India given his warm relationship with Narendra Modi. The two countries now have a comprehensive economic, military, and political relationship – a far cry from 1992 when New Delhi established diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv

As Israel's far right parties celebrate, Palestinians shrug
World

As Israel's far right parties celebrate, Palestinians shrug

During his 12 years in power, before being voted out in 2021, Netanyahu showed scant interest in engaging with the Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu is inching toward victory in Israel but the road ahead is bumpy
World

Benjamin Netanyahu is inching toward victory in Israel but the road ahead is bumpy

Voting in Israel's election has concluded and exit polls put former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a good position to reclaim power. However, he faces several challenges, including granting Ben Gvir a major role in his government

Israel polls: With 86% of votes counted, Iongest-serving PM Netanyahu set for stunning comeback
World

Israel polls: With 86% of votes counted, Iongest-serving PM Netanyahu set for stunning comeback

Netanyahu's Likud and its far-right allies are projected to win 65 seats in the 120-member parliament in Israel's fifth election in four years

Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu-led bloc en route for historic victory
World

Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu-led bloc en route for historic victory

The Central Elections Committee has so far counted 4,081,243 votes, with 24,201 invalidated, The Times of Israel newspaper reported. Based on the current count, Netanyahu’s bloc is likely to pick up 65 seats, though this number may change as more ballots are processed

Benjamin Netanyahu or Yair Lapid: Who's winning Israel's latest election?
World

Benjamin Netanyahu or Yair Lapid: Who's winning Israel's latest election?

Exit polls give former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his nationalist and religious allies a slight edge with 61 to 62 seats in the 120-member Knesset, just enough to form a government

Israel: Former PM Benjamin Netanyahu appears to hold narrow lead in election
World

Israel: Former PM Benjamin Netanyahu appears to hold narrow lead in election

The exit polls on Israel's three major television stations predicted that Netanyahu and his hard-line allies would capture 61 or 62 seats in parliament, giving him the majority in the 120-seat parliament needed to govern

From Benjamin Netanyahu to Yair Lapid: A look at the main contenders in Israel elections
World

From Benjamin Netanyahu to Yair Lapid: A look at the main contenders in Israel elections

Former PM Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to return to power and replace his main rival, interim Prime Minister Yair Lapid. The election is once again seen as a referendum on Netanyahu's fitness to rule while he faces corruption charges

Israel: Voters remain deadlocked as tiny swing could determine outcome of tight race
World

Israel: Voters remain deadlocked as tiny swing could determine outcome of tight race

In Israel's fragmented political system, neither Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line Likud party nor Yair Lapid's centrist Yesh Atid is expected to capture enough seats in parliament to form a new government

Explained: Will Benjamin Netanyahu return to power in Israel after next week's vote?
World

Explained: Will Benjamin Netanyahu return to power in Israel after next week's vote?

Polls suggest that hawkish ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will likely need heavy backing from the Israel's rising extreme-right to form a government — a scenario which an expert spelled as ‘disaster’ for the country's democracy

Explained: Why Israel is gearing up for its fifth election in three years
World

Explained: Why Israel is gearing up for its fifth election in three years

Naftali Bennett has called time on his government just a year into the job after members in his eight-party coalition kept leaving, paving the way for his ally and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to take charge as caretaker prime minister in Israel

Yair Lapid, set to be Israel's next PM, faces critical test of convincing he is worthy of top post
World

Yair Lapid, set to be Israel's next PM, faces critical test of convincing he is worthy of top post

Earlier this week, the Israel government decided to dissolve Parliament. Lapid, now foreign minister, is set to take office as caretaker prime minister until elections in the fall

Israel coalition government announces dissolution of parliament, calls fifth election in mere three years
Politics

Israel coalition government announces dissolution of parliament, calls fifth election in mere three years

The previous four elections, focused on Benjamin Netanyahu’s fitness to rule while facing a corruption investigation, ended in deadlock