Benjamin Netanyahu calls stampede one of Israel's 'worst' disasters
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.
Israel PM Netanyahu accepts budget compromise, avoids election
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has accepted a compromise to end a budget dispute. Failure to reach an agreement would have plunged Israel into an unprecedented fourth election within 18 months.
Thousands of protesters in Israel call on Netanyahu to resign
Critics say Benjamin Netanyahu is unfit to lead at a time when he is on trial for corruption. Israelis are also voicing their anger at worsening unemployment and the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Benjamin Netanyahu corruption trial to begin in Israel
The Israeli public will see its prime minister in the dock for the first time as Benjamin Netanyahu's long-awaited corruption trial begins. The case against him has divided public opinion — and the country.
Ehud Olmert tells FRANCE 24: 'Benjamin Netanyahu has to go home'
In a wide-ranging interview in Tel Aviv, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert discussed the country's ongoing formation of a government and openly criticised his successor and rival Benjamin Netanyahu who, he says, is "not capable of continuing". He also addressed the issue of Iran, which regularly threatens Israel.
Israeli voters cast their ballots for third time in 12 months
Israeli voters arrive to the Gymnasia Ha'ivrit polling station in Jerusalem as they vote for a third time in 12 months, with embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking to end the country's political crisis and save his career.
Israel: Netanyahu declares primary election victory
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in the primary for his conservative Likud party. The longtime PM's win ensures the embattled leader a place in Israel's federal election, the third in 12 months.
Israel: Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges
Israel's attorney general has announced his decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges. Netanyahu called the indictment an "attempted coup" and said he will continue to lead.