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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.
25 Aug 2020
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.
2 Aug 2020
An Israeli artist mocks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a re-enactment of "The Last Supper" installed in central Tel Aviv, a day after people protesting against him in the city were beaten and bloodied.
18 Jul 2020
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.
26 May 2020
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.
18 May 2020
After nearly 18 months without a government, Israel has sworn in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former rival Benny Gantz in a power-sharing agreement.
22 Mar 2020
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.
3 Mar 2020
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.
1 Feb 2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has withdrawn a request for immunity from prosecution over corruption charges. Ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump, he decried the proceedings as a "circus."
27 Dec 2019
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.
22 Nov 2019
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.
19 Sep 2019
It is unprecedented even in Israeli politics: Voters are going to the polls for the second time in six months. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political survival.

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