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Naftali Bennett revealed on Monday that his party would support the Likud, though Netanyahu's coalition still remains short of the 61 seats needed to form a government.

Israel's president nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to form a government following the latest inconclusive election.

Israel president to announce pick to form coalition

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Israel president to announce pick to form coalition

Israel President Reuven Rivlin will announce his choice for a leader to form a new government, with Netanyahu leading the pack for endorsements.

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

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Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced court in his corruption trial while his bid to form a government after another inconclusive election ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fighting for his political life on two fronts: coalition talks, and a corruption trial over claims he ...

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Netanyahu due in court, as coalition talks ramp up

Israel's legal and political dramas converge Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due in court for his corruption trial and the president to launch talks to help form a government.

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Palestinian 'kingmaker' reaches out to Jews with prime-time speech

Mansour Abbas' break-away United Arab List won just four seats in last week's Israeli elections but could decide whether Prime Minister ...

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Israel's Netanyahu urges right-wing parties to form coalition

In his first speech since last week's vote, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on right-wing parties to join him in a governing ...

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'Unconventional' unions needed after vote: President Rivlin

President Reuven Rivlin is set to pick a prime minister who can form a government, after another inconclusive Israeli ...

Leader to form Israeli government picked by April 7

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Leader to form Israeli government picked by April 7

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin said Monday he will pick a candidate to form the next government by April 7, following a ...

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Israel's political stalemate to land at Rivlin's doorstep

President Reuven Rivlin will begin consultations next week with Israel's political rivals in hopes to put together a majority ...

In France, Israel looks for ally on Iran, ICC

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In France, Israel looks for ally on Iran, ICC

France is aiming to bring the US and Iran to the negotiating table to revive a landmark nuclear deal that Israel fiercely opposes.

Israel receives letter from ICC detailing war crimes investigation

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Israel receives letter from ICC detailing war crimes investigation

A letter has reportedly been sent to Israel laying out the scope of a war crimes investigation launched by the international court.

UAE's first ambassador to Israel arrives in Tel Aviv

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UAE's first ambassador to Israel arrives in Tel Aviv

Ambassador Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah is scheduled to meet with top Israeli officials including Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Israel, Cyprus agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens

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Israel, Cyprus agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens

Israel and Cyprus have agreed in principle a deal allowing coronavirus-vaccinated citizens of the two countries to travel between them without ...

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Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

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Israel arrests Palestinian over West Bank settler murder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to 'settle accounts' with whoever killed the French-Israeli dual national.

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Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

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Bahrain's FM's visit to Israel took place in Jerusalem

Contrary to official statements from Manama, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdellatif Al-Zayani was in the contested city of Jerusalem during his ...

Bahrain FM in Israel on first official visit

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Bahrain FM in Israel on first official visit

Bahrain's foreign minister, Abdellatif al-Zayani, arrived in Israel on the first official visit from the Gulf kingdom

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Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

US President-elect Joe Biden held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India.

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

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Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for normalisation, writes Giorgio ...

Israelis protest sexual violence against women

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Israelis protest sexual violence against women

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated and observed a symbolic work stoppage to denounce sexual violence against women following the alleged ...

Outrage in Israel over alleged gang-rape of teenager

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Outrage in Israel over alleged gang-rape of teenager

A gang rape at a hotel in Israel has struck outrage in the country and internationally.

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