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Israel's Netanyahu gives up on forming new coalition

Oct. 21, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israeli leader that plunges the country into a new period of political uncertainty. In a statement, Netanyahu said he had worked...

In Israel, calls for unity reveal deep divisions after vote

Sep. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday each called for the formation of a unity government following Israel's inconclusive national election. But with both men demanding to be prime minister, there were no signs they could break the deadlock. The...

Netanyahu and Gantz face off in repeat Israeli elections

Sep. 17, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the second time this year, Israel's long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces off again against a former military chief, Benny Gantz, in national elections. Opinion polls show Netanyahu's Likud and Gantz's Blue and White locked in a close battle. Here's a closer look at the...