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# netanyahu - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

# netanyahu - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

'Make Israel normal again': The stakes are high for Netanyahu in an unprecedented election

It’s the first time in Israeli history that two elections will be held in one year.

# netanyahu - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Israel votes to hold new elections after Netanyahu fails to form government

Parliament voted 74-45 in favour of dissolving itself and setting elections for 17 September.

# netanyahu - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Eight dead in violence after Israeli security at Jerusalem holy site sparks anger

The site is in east Jerusalem, annexed by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War.

# netanyahu - Monday 2 January, 2017

Police arrive at Netanyahu's home to question him in corruption investigation

Ahead of their arrival, the Israeli prime minister denied any wrongdoing and told his political opponents to put any “celebrations” on hold.

# netanyahu - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Israelis have toppled a huge golden statue of Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

Locals queued for selfies with the work, erected as a dig at some Israelis’ idolatry of ‘King Bibi’.

# netanyahu - Friday 25 November, 2016

Israel warns of 'arson terror' link to bushfires, as 60,000 flee northern city of Haifa

Ministers have pointed a finger at the country’s Arab minority, sparking uproar.

# netanyahu - Monday 23 March, 2015

Israeli PM apologises for saying Arabs 'voting in droves'

“The rule of the rightwing is in danger,” Netanyahu warned, in a last minute pre-election video to supporters.

# netanyahu - Monday 24 November, 2014

Israel approves law to become national homeland of the Jewish people

The new legislation also allows the state to strip Arabs of their residency and welfare rights if they or their relatives take part in unrest.

# netanyahu - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Israel approves 296 West Bank settler homes

The announcement comes just two days after Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a freeze on tenders for new settler homes in a bid to give a chance to US-led efforts to revive peace talks.

# netanyahu - Monday 6 May, 2013

Israeli PM visits China after Syria strikes

Benjamin Netanyahu’s signalling of a return to “business as usual” may indicate that Israel does not expect an immediate retaliation for this weekend’s airstrikes.

# netanyahu - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Big win for centrists in poll upset, but Netanyahu still likely to lead Israel

The 120-seat Israeli parliament, the Knesset, is now evenly divided between right wing and centre-left parties but Netanyahu is expected to negotiate a coalition and third term as prime minister.

# netanyahu - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.

# netanyahu - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Israel and US differ on Iranian nuclear question

Obama is pushing for more dialogue with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, while Netanyahu has reiterated Israel’s right to defend itself – by pre-emtive strike if necessary.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning, including: Central Bank warning, Taoiseach vows a “one-off” vote on fiscal compact, and a chicken nugget that fetched $8,100 on eBay.

# netanyahu - Monday 5 March, 2012

Obama and Netanyahu to discuss Iran at talks today USA

Obama and Netanyahu to discuss Iran at talks today

Yesterday, Obama warned that “loose talk of war” only plays into Iran’s hands. The leaders will hold a private meeting at the White House today.

# netanyahu - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Hamas makes rare appeal to Israel to halt fighting

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is being discussed after days of violent fighting, following a rare appeal by Hamas to halt cross-border fighting.