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9th Prime Minister of Israel

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Benjamin Netanyahu: 9th Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli politician who has been Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having previously held the position 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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Netanyahu ally resigns, deepening Israeli political turmoil [Video]

Netanyahu ally resigns, deepening Israeli political turmoil

Resignation of Yuli Edelstein clears way for Israeli opposition to go ahead with efforts to topple Benjamin Netanyahu.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published
Mum's angry rant over coronavirus school closures goes viral [Video]

Mum's angry rant over coronavirus school closures goes viral

An angry mother shares her frustration with homeschooling on social media, and the video goes viral

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:32Published
Benny Gantz tasked with forming Israeli government [Video]

Benny Gantz tasked with forming Israeli government

Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz received an official mandate on Monday to try to form Israel's next government, and called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join him in a unity..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published
Netanyahu's rival Gantz secures 61 majority to form government [Video]

Netanyahu's rival Gantz secures 61 majority to form government

The Joint Arab List and Avigdor Liberman, of ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, recommend Gantz over Netanyahu.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Coronavirus delays Netanyahu corruption trial [Video]

Coronavirus delays Netanyahu corruption trial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday proposed an "emergency government" to tackle the coronavirus crisis, after his corruption trial was delayed for two months due to the outbreak. David..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published
Israel to Require Quarantine for All Entering the Country [Video]

Israel to Require Quarantine for All Entering the Country

The 14-day quarantine was announced by the country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Passengers entering Israel prepare for 14-day self-quarantine [Video]

Passengers entering Israel prepare for 14-day self-quarantine

With 42 confirmed cases of the virus, Israel has already taken some tough counter-measures, forcing visitors from many countries in Asia and Europe into home isolation. The virus has hit travel and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
All of Italy on lockdown as coronavirus spreads [Video]

All of Italy on lockdown as coronavirus spreads

All of Italy under lockdown and tougher self-quarantine measures in Israel made clear on Monday how the global coronavirus epidemic was extending its reach. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:59Published
Israel General Election : Netanyahu holds edge over rival Gantz [Video]

Israel General Election : Netanyahu holds edge over rival Gantz

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Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu holds edge over rival [Video]

Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu holds edge over rival

Exit polls say PM Netanyahu secured 37 of parliament's 120 seats with rival Gantz at 32.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published
At Israel forum, candidate Bloomberg criticizes rival Sanders [Video]

At Israel forum, candidate Bloomberg criticizes rival Sanders

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg delivered jokes about his height and attacks on his campaign rivals at an annual pro-Israel conference in Washington.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published
Masked and gloved: Israelis in quarantine from coronavirus vote in election [Video]

Masked and gloved: Israelis in quarantine from coronavirus vote in election

Voters in face masks and gloves who have been isolated at home after crossing paths with coronavirus carriers filed through more than a dozen tents across the country on Monday to fill in their ballot..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published
How do you vote while protecting against coronavirus? [Video]

How do you vote while protecting against coronavirus?

Israelis played down the possible effect of coronavirus on their plans to vote in the country's national election, as the nation goes to the polls for the third time in less than a year. Olivia Chan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published
EXPLAINER: Why so many elections in Israel? [Video]

EXPLAINER: Why so many elections in Israel?

Israelis head to the polls on Monday for their third election in a year - hoping to break the country's political deadlock. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:39Published
Israel election: Gantz fights to reverse recent dip in polls [Video]

Israel election: Gantz fights to reverse recent dip in polls

Opposition leader focuses for third time on Netanyahu’s corruption but president still holds narrow lead.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Bibi vs. Tibi: Netanyahu targets Arab lawmaker [Video]

Bibi vs. Tibi: Netanyahu targets Arab lawmaker

Playing on right-wing sentiment, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is presenting the election next week as a choice between himself, "Bibi" or Ahmad Tibi, an Israeli Arab lawmaker who could..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:26Published
Netanyahu takes center stage in Israeli election [Video]

Netanyahu takes center stage in Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reveling in the campaign for next Monday's election - just don't mention the corruption trial that looms soon afterward. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:04Published
Netanyahu's corruption trial date set [Video]

Netanyahu's corruption trial date set

The corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry has said...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published
Israel-Sudan relations: Netanyahu pushes to "normalise" ties with Khartoum [Video]

Israel-Sudan relations: Netanyahu pushes to "normalise" ties with Khartoum

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 10:46Published

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Israel's Netanyahu gets all-clear after second coronavirus scare this week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested negative for coronavirus on Thursday after his health minister was diagnosed with it, officials said, the 70-year-old leader's second infection scare..
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Israel's Netanyahu back in isolation after minister gets coronavirus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is returning to self-isolation for another six days after his health minister was diagnosed with coronavirus, the premier's office said on Thursday.
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Israelis told to wear face masks in public, mark religious holidays with close family only

All Israelis should wear face masks while in public as a precaution against the coronavirus, and upcoming Jewish, Muslim and Christian holidays should be marked only with immediate family, Prime..
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All Israelis must wear face-masks in public as virus precaution: Netanyahu

All Israelis must wear face-masks while in public as a precaution against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.
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Israel's Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus after aide confirmed carrier

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested negative for the coronavirus on Monday after a parliamentary aide was confirmed to be carrying the virus, though the 70-year-old leader would remain in..
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu self-quarantines after aide tests positive for COVID-19

Netanyahu, 70, has been tested and is isolating himself until he gets the results, or is cleared by the Health Ministry and his personal doctor.
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Netanyahu self-isolating after aide tests positive for coronavirus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was self-isolating on Monday after a parliamentary aide tested positive for coronavirus, though an initial investigation determined the 70-year-old was..
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Netanyahu aide has coronavirus but PM exposure unlikely, officials say

An aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tested positive for coronavirus but initial findings indicate she had not posed an infection risk to the 70-year-old leader, officials said on..
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Netanyahu aide diagnosed with coronavirus, unclear if Israeli PM affected

An aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Monday, but it was not immediately clear if the 70-year-old leader had been exposed or his..
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Israel's Gantz angers supporters with move towards unity government

Israel appeared headed for a unity government on Friday after opposition leader Benny Gantz moved towards an agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, disappointing voters who had hoped to..
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Trump congratulates Netanyahu for moving towards forming government: Israeli PM tweet

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for moving towards forming a government, the Israeli premier said.
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Israel's Netanyahu and rival Gantz move closer to unity government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Benny Gantz, was elected parliamentary speaker on Thursday in a surprise maneuver that could herald a unity government keeping the veteran leader..
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Gantz elected Israel's parliament speaker, signaling possible deal with Netanyahhu

Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz was elected on Thursday as speaker of parliament in a surprise move that appeared to herald a political partnership that could keep Prime Minister Benjamin..
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Israel's Netanyahu says complete lockdown unavoidable unless new infections ebb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday there would be "no avoiding" a complete lockdown of the country without a decrease in the rate of new coronavirus infections.
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Israeli parliament speaker, a Netanyahu ally, resigns in clash with Supreme Court

The speaker of Israel's parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned on Wednesday, sharpening a battle with the Supreme Court over its concerns that democracy could be a casualty..
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Netanyahu ally, Israeli Supreme Court clash, with PM's future at stake

Israel's Supreme Court ordered the speaker of the parliament on Monday to put into motion a move in parliament, which he had rejected, that could weaken close ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's..
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Netanyahu says near unity government to fight coronavirus, but rivals disagree

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he was nearing a power-sharing deal with his centrist political rivals, but they swiftly denied it.
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Israel orders citizens to stay home in partial lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday tightened a national stay-at-home policy, saying police would now enforce restrictions aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus.
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Israelis ordered to stay at home to halt coronavirus spread - Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday tightened a national stay-at home policy, announcing guidelines aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus would now be enforced by police..
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Netanyahu threatens Israeli lockdown orders in coronavirus crisis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday lockdown orders would be issued unless people stepped up compliance with guidelines urging them to stay at home to help halt the spread of the..
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Netanyahu’s Bold Moves: Fighting a Virus or Risking Democracy?

Israel’s prime minister has shut down the courts and ordered the government to track people by their cellphone data in the name of fighting an epidemic.
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Israel to fast-track cyber-monitoring of coronavirus cases

Israel's government will invoke emergency regulations to speed up the deployment of cyber monitoring in the fight against the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
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Israel's president tasks Netanyahu rival Gantz with forming government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main political rival, former military chief Benny Gantz, received an official mandate on Monday from Israel's president to try to form the country's next government.
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Israel's Arab coalition, Lieberman back Netanyahu rival Gantz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main challenger, Benny Gantz, won support on Sunday from two key parties in his bid to oust Israel's longest-serving leader and form a new government.
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Israel's Netanyahu took precautionary coronavirus test - statement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was tested for coronavirus as a precautionary measure, his office said on Sunday.
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Amid coronavirus crisis, Israel tries to untangle political knot

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday proposed a six-month "emergency government" to confront the coronavirus crisis and end a political deadlock after the country's third inconclusive..
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Coronavirus crisis delays start of Netanyahu corruption trial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial was delayed on Sunday for two months, until May, due to the coronavirus crisis.
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Israel to use anti-terror tech to counter coronavirus 'invisible enemy'

Israel plans to use anti-terrorism tracking technology and a partial shutdown of its economy to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.
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Israel to shut malls, restaurants, hotels to counter coronavirus

Israel will shut malls, hotels and restaurants in a partial shutdown of its economy starting on Sunday and use anti-terrorism tracking technology to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission, Prime..
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Israel's Netanyahu orders schools closed, calls for unity government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday ordered most schools in the country closed as a precaution against coronavirus and called for the formation of an emergency national unity..
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Israel Faces a Defining Question: How Much Democracy Should Arabs Get?

Netanyahu could be ousted if Jewish lawmakers accept Arab support. But to many Israelis, that is unthinkable.
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Israel orders 14-day self-quarantine for anyone entering country

Israel will require anyone arriving from overseas to self-quarantine for 14 days as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
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Israel considers broadening entry restrictions for coronavirus

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday Israel might broaden its entry restrictions over coronavirus fears to include visitors from all countries.
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Israel's Netanyahu discusses coronavirus concerns with Pence

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed coronavirus concerns with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday amid reports Israel is about to restrict the entry of travelers from parts of the United..
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Deadlocked in 3 Elections, Israel Seeks Ways to Avert a 4th

Benjamin Netanyahu is looking for defectors to build a majority, but his opponents are holding fast, determined to see him off into retirement.
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Netanyahu election lead shrinks, raising prospect of another Israel vote

Israel appeared headed into another political stalemate on Wednesday after nearly-complete results indicated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had failed to secure a clear majority for a right-wing..
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Netanyahu's future still uncertain after Israeli election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future remained up in the air as preliminary results from Israel's election indicated he would fall short of securing the parliamentary majority needed to..
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Israel's Arab parties set for largest-ever showing in parliament

Israel's Arab parties looked poised on Tuesday for their largest-ever representation in parliament, propelled by what analysts say is anger toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his U.S...
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Netanyahu leads in Israeli election, but still lacks majority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led on Tuesday in Israel's third national election in less than a year but was short of a governing majority, nearly complete results showed.
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Netanyahu declares victory in Israeli election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory on Tuesday in Israel's third election in less than a year, after television exit polls showed him just a seat short of a governing majority in..
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Netanyahu claims election victory on exit poll gains

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Monday's Israeli election after exit polls predicted the strongest showing for his Likud party.
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Israel's Gantz vows to press ahead after election setback

Israeli centrist politician Benny Gantz pledged to press ahead on Monday after TV exit polls predicted a strong lead for his conservative rival, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but did not..
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Israeli exit polls show election victory within Netanyahu's grasp

Victory in a cliffhanger Israeli election on Monday seemed to be within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's grasp, with exit polls showing him just one seat short of a governing right-wing bloc in..
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