Israel election: Benjamin Netanyahu declares victory
04 March 2020 | 11:50 am
Politicians hope that the country's third election in less than 12 months will end months of deadlock. Exit polls predict that Netanyahu's right-wing bloc fell just short of a majority.
28 Mar 2021
Thousands of Israeli protesters rally outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, days ahead of a general election that could see the long-standing leader removed from power.
28 Mar 2021
The 39th weekly protest against Israeli PM Netanyahu's alleged corruption and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic saw thousands gather in Jerusalem with only three days left for the parliamentary elections.
7 Apr 2021
Despite giving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the opportunity to form a government, Israel's president said "no candidate has a realistic chance" after the country's latest inconclusive election.
18 Apr 2021
Germans are in no rush to book their summer holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic and the tourism industry is blaming lawmakers for talking down the prospects of foreign travel.
1 May 2021
Environmental champion Greta Thunberg assails powerful politicians for "ignoring" climate change, as she demands an end to fossil fuel subsidies and implored the current generation of leaders to take the crisis more seriously. "How long do you honestly believe people in power like you will get away with it?" the Swedish activist said via videolink in a biting rebuke to a US House panel.
4 May 2021
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a stampede that killed at least 44 people at a Jewish pilgrimage site was one of the "worst" disasters in Israel's history. The nighttime disaster struck after pilgrims thronged to Meron at the site of the reputed tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century Talmudic sage, where mainly ultra-Orthodox Jews mark the Lag BaOmer holiday.
5 May 2021
The prime minister could now have to take his Likud party into opposition for the first time in 12 years.
12 May 2021
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas and Islamic Jihad, that they pay a "heavy price" for firing rockets from Gaza into Israel. Hamas Islamists said they had fired 130 rockets towards Tel Aviv on Tuesday, unleashing a massive barrage on Israel's economic hub, in retaliation for an Israeli strike on a 12-storey tower near Gaza's coast.
13 May 2021
US President Joe Biden says that Israel has a right to defend itself, but after speaking with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he hopes violent clashes with Palestinians will end "sooner than later." He adds that his national security staff has also spoken with the Egyptians, Saudis and Emiratis.
14 May 2021
A new generation of female politicians in Kosovo are pushing hard for equality in a country where few women own property yet alone work outside of their homes. Also an UN report reveals millions of women across dozens of developing nations are denied control over their own bodies such as the right to use contraception or seeking health care. Annette Young talks to Marie Ba from the Ouagadougou Partnership which promotes family planning in nine Francophone countries in West Africa.
23 May 2021
Israeli papers weigh in on Benjamin Netanyahu's resistance to growing calls for de-escalation in Gaza. We also take a look at a Washington Post editorial opposing the idea of offering people in the US money or other incentives in order to get vaccinated against Covid-19. We finish with the Guardian telling us about an unorthodox and smelly tourist attraction in San Francisco.
1 day ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
1 day ago
After a White supremacist killed 10 Black residents of Buffalo, New York, various op-ed pieces in major American newspapers show that both Republicans and Democrats are accused of exploiting racial violence for political gain. We also take a look at Democratic candidate John Fetterman's landslide victory in a Senate primary election in Pennsylvania. We end with a public service announcement on the dangers of popping champagne (or prosecco) after shaking the bottle!
1 day ago
Japan's GDP fell at an annualised rate of 1 percent in the first three months of this year as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus hampered consumer spending. Rising commodity prices also weighed on businesses in the world's third-largest economy. Plus, as unemployment remains stable in France at 7.3 percent, a steelworks factory in the northern city of Dunkirk is offering a cash bonus to employees to encourage them to recruit family members.
1 day ago
A renounced Al Jazeera journalist was killed last week during an Israeli raid in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akhleh was wearing a flak jacket with the word "press" clearly marked. Israelis and Palestinians have traded blame over who fired the fatal shot, while Israel has opened an investigation into heavy-handed police tactics used during Abu Akleh's funeral procession, which almost caused her coffin to fall to the ground. We get analysis with Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
1 day ago
In a UN Security Council briefing, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said the streets in Iraq could "boil over" if political leaders were unable to end a political stalemate that has gripped the country for over seven months.
1 day ago
As the 75th Cannes Film Festival gets underway, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear brings us a glimpse of what its opening ceremony will involve, including a Palme d’Honneur for Forest Whitaker. We also take a look at the composition of this year’s jury, with French actor Vincent Lindon shepherding an artistic team who'll assess the features competing for the Palme d’Or. Plus we get a preview of the opening film "Final Cut", in which director Michel Hazanavicius declares his love for genre movies in a lighthearted French parody of a zombie horror slasher.