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Benjamin Netanyahu: Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli politician serving as Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, and previously from 1996 to 1999. Netanyahu is also the Chairman of the Likud – National Liberal Movement. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israeli history and the first to be born in Israel after the establishment of the state.

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Iran mourns slain nuclear scientist [Video]

Iran mourns slain nuclear scientist

A top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader has warned that those responsible for killing one of the country's top nuclear scientists would face a "calculated and decisive" response. Tehran blames Israel..

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Israel's Netanyahu tight-lipped on Saudi meeting [Video]

Israel's Netanyahu tight-lipped on Saudi meeting

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined to comment on the details of a reported historic visit to Saudi Arabia and a meeting with its crown prince over the weekend. Adam Reed reports.

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Netanyahu met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia [Video]

Netanyahu met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia

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Netanyahu met MBS, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia: Israeli media [Video]

Netanyahu met MBS, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia: Israeli media

Reports say Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with the Saudi crown prince and US secretary of state.

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Israel's Netanyahu congratulates Biden, thanks Trump [Video]

Israel's Netanyahu congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday - but he will be troubled if the U.S. election outcome will lead to a departure from the tough policies against Iran and..

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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Joe Biden, thanks Donald Trump [Video]

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Joe Biden, thanks Donald Trump

The Israeli prime minister paid tribute to Trump's recognition of settlements, moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and for the so-called 'Abraham Accords' designed to end the Israeli-Palestinian..

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Sudan leader denies 'blackmail' over Israel deal [Video]

Sudan leader denies 'blackmail' over Israel deal

The military leader of Sudan's sovereign council says a recently announced "normalization" deal with Israel benefits both sides, despite some opposition at home and suggestions that Khartoum was..

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Thousands of Israelis join protests calling for the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu [Video]

Thousands of Israelis join protests calling for the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu

Protesters are demanding the Israeli leader’s resignation over criminal corruption charges and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

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Iran, Palestinians denounce Sudan-Israel deal [Video]

Iran, Palestinians denounce Sudan-Israel deal

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States. President Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed what he called the start of a “new..

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Netanyahu dodges Trump question on 'Sleepy Joe' [Video]

Netanyahu dodges Trump question on 'Sleepy Joe'

After Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin..

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Israel says UAE visit "making history' [Video]

Israel says UAE visit "making history'

In a historic first visit by a Gulf Arab nation, a United Arab Emirates delegation arrived in Israel on Tuesday, accompanied by top U.S. officials, to cement a normalization deal signed last month...

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Israel: Tens of thousands call for PM Benjamin Netanyahu to resign [Video]

Israel: Tens of thousands call for PM Benjamin Netanyahu to resign

Protesters say the prime minister is unfit to rule while on trial for corruption charges and accusing him of mismanaging the nation’s coronavirus crisis.View on euronews

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Watch: Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations [Video]

Watch: Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

Israelis opposed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protested in Tel Aviv in defiance of a COVID-19 lockdown. View on euronews

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Iran vows vengeance after assassination of top nuclear scientist

On Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for the assassination of a top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. In 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu singled out..
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Israeli leader reportedly flew to Saudi Arabia and met with crown prince

Israeli news outlets reported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. If the reports are accurate, it would mark the first-known..
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Israel's Netanyahu reportedly met with Saudi crown prince in historic first

Top leaders from Israel and Saudi Arabia reportedly held their first-ever meeting in secret over the weekend. Israeli media first reported the meeting but Saudi Arabia denied it happened. All of this..
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'That's his first love': Why Biden may be a foreign policy president despite domestic crises

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Biden’s Win Means a Demotion for Netanyahu and Less Focus on Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu has made his closeness to President Trump, who gave him much of what he wanted, central to his political appeal. Things will be different in a Biden administration.
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Watch live: Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE for deal signings

Mr. Trump will welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the White House.
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A 58-year-old college president in Georgia died of Covid-19. One member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet resigned from Israel’s government over a nationwide lockdown that coincides..
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Israeli's Coronavirus Czar Clashes With Ultra-Orthodox, a Netanyahu Ally

As he moved to slow the pandemic, Dr. Ronni Gamzu kept butting heads with ultra-Orthodox leaders. Then Israel’s top virus fighter was suddenly undercut.
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WorldView: Coronavirus-free pope, North Korea frees quarantined foreigners, and more

Italian media is reporting that Pope Francis has tested negative for the novel coronavirus; North Korea lifts a quarantine imposed on foreigners; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims..
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WorldView: Netanyahu primary victory, Swiss avalanche, Argentina dust cloud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handily defeated a primary challenger to remain leader of the ruling right-wing Likud party. Several skiers were buried by an avalanche in the Swiss Alps. And..
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Israel votes in third general election in less than a year

Israelis are going to the polls for an unprecedented third time in less than a year. Today's ballot hopes to break the logjam that has seen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny..
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WorldView: Netanyahu drops immunity request, and more headlines

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has withdrawn a request for immunity, after it became obvious legislators would reject it. Albert, the former king of Belgium, has admitted to fathering a..
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November 10: Christie, Netanyahu, Panetta,

The latest on domestic politics and the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program with Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and..
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Netanyahu: "No deal is better than a bad deal" on Iranian nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that Iran could "hit the jackpot" if negotiators don't draw a firm line against its nuclear program.
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Obama defends Iran nuclear deal as victory for diplomacy

Facing skepticism from Congress and Israel, President Obama defended the deal with Iran, saying "tough talk and bluster" are "not the right thing for our security." But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin..
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Trump to host Netanyahu, UAE prince within weeks

Donald Trump says he plans to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House after the two countries announced they..
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Open: This is Face the Nation, November 10

The latest on domestic politics and the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program with Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and..
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Protesters in Israel call for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign

Israeli protesters and police clashed over the weekend in Jerusalem. Protesters continue to call for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down while he awaits trial on corruption charges...
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Netanyahu’s Annexation Day Arrives, but All That Emerges Is Delay

Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, added his voice to the chorus of foreign leaders opposing any unilateral annexation of the occupied West Bank.
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As Annexation Looms, Israeli Experts Warn of Security Risks

Unilaterally taking territory the Palestinians have counted on for a state could cement Benjamin Netanyahu’s legacy. It could also destabilize the region.
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Israel's Netanyahu mulls two-phase West Bank annexation, newspaper says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing a limited initial annexation in the occupied West Bank, hoping to quell international opposition to his pledge of wide territorial moves, an Israeli..
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Israeli minister says still no consensus with U.S. on West Bank annexations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to bridge gaps with the United States and his main coalition partner over his pledged annexation of parts of the West Bank, a cabinet minister said on..
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Condolences from Netanyahu, a week after police kill autistic Palestinian

More than a week after Israeli police shot dead an unarmed and autistic Palestinian in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the killing a tragedy and offered his condolences to..
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Israelis protest Netanyahu's annexation plan

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank, de-facto annexation of land that the..
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Some Israeli settlers hit out at Trump-backed annexation plan

Israel's intention to annex parts of the occupied West Bank is being challenged by Jewish settlers who might have been expected to cheer the plan promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under a..
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Worker in Netanyahu's office diagnosed with COVID-19

An employee in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday, without saying whether the 70-year-old leader had been exposed.
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Netanyahu’s Annexation Plans Meet Surprise Opponent: Israeli Settlers

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to annex much of the occupied West Bank. But now that he can, there are questions about whether he will.
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Israel's Netanyahu says he won't miss West Bank annexation opportunity

Israel will not miss a "historic opportunity" to extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, calling the move one of his new government's top..
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Defiant Netanyahu goes on trial in Israel charged with corruption

Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday became the first serving Israeli prime minister to go on trial, proclaiming his innocence in the corridor before walking into court to face charges of bribery, fraud and..
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Netanyahu says he has been framed as corruption trial starts

Benjamin Netanyahu professed his innocence at the start of his corruption trial on Sunday, saying he was being framed in the first criminal prosecution of a serving Israeli prime minister.
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Israel's Netanyahu, saying he's 'standing tall', goes on trial on corruption charges

Benjamin Netanyahu professed his innocence at the start of his corruption trial on Sunday, saying he was being framed but "standing tall" in the first criminal prosecution of a serving Israeli prime..
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Netanyahu arrives at court for corruption trial, says case aimed at "toppling me, in any way possible"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived on Sunday at the Jerusalem court for the start of his corruption trial and said his opponents were aiming to oust him.
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Israel's Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

The corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu opens on Sunday in a Jerusalem court, where he will become the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution, in a case he calls a..
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Explainer: Israeli PM Netanyahu's corruption trial

A week after being sworn into office for a fifth term, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial on Sunday, charged with corruption.
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Israeli court tells Netanyahu he must appear at start of trial

An Israeli court rejected on Wednesday a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be absent from the opening of his corruption trial next week, saying he must abide by the practice of hearing..
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Here are the top stories for Sunday, May 17th: Netanyahu swears in new government; Bill De Blasio explains decision to close NY area beaches; Albanian police clash with opposition supporters; Health..
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Netanyahu's new Israeli government approved, eyes West Bank annexations

Israel's parliament approved on Sunday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new unity government, ending more than a year of political deadlock, but he still faces a trial starting next week for alleged..
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Israel's Netanyahu presents new unity government to parliament

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his new unity government to parliament on Sunday, ending more than a year of political deadlock but still facing a trial starting in a week for..
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Israeli children can go back to school from Sunday: Netanyahu

Israel's children can go back to school and nurseries full-time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, as the country presses on with easing its coronavirus curbs.
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Cabinet post disputes delay Israeli government inauguration

The planned inauguration on Thursday of an Israeli unity government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been postponed until Sunday, in last-minute wrangling over cabinet appointments, an..
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In Israel, Pompeo discusses West Bank and coronavirus with Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Wednesday of the complexities of Israel's planned de facto annexation of the occupied West Bank, saying after talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu..
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Pompeo in Israel for Meetings on Annexation, Virus, Iran and China

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to take ownership of West Bank land loomed large over the quick visit. But friction over Chinese investments in Israel was also on the agenda.
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Abba Eban Was the Last to Hold These Two Israeli Posts at Once. Next: Gilad Erdan.

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Israel's Netanyahu gets another chance to form government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday won another chance to form a coalition government despite his upcoming trial on corruption charges, bringing him closer to a fifth term after more..
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Israeli parliament nominates Netanyahu to form new government

The Israeli parliament formally nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to form a new coalition government despite his upcoming trial on corruption charges, bringing him closer to a..
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Israel's Supreme Court clears Netanyahu to form government despite corruption charges

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's indictment on corruption charges does not disqualify him from forming a government, Israel's top court said on Wednesday, paving the way for the veteran leader to..
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Israel, easing restrictions, seeks new 'coronavirus normal'

Israel on Monday eased many restrictions on the public put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu citing the country's success in containing the virus so..
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Netanyahu fate at stake as coalition deal challenged in top court

Israel's top court on Monday heard challenges to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bid to secure a governing coalition, with opposition figures arguing a deal on a new unity administration would..
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Israel's Supreme Court discusses Netanyahu's fate as prime minister

Israel's Supreme Court began a two-day hearing on Sunday to determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been indicted for corruption, will be allowed to form a new government.
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