Latest Isaac Herzog News

Netanyahu, Turkey's Erdogan to continue to improve ties

Nov. 17, 2022 13:47 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Turkey's president and Israel's likely next prime minister said Thursday in a phone call that they would work to continue to improve ties between their countries. Relations between former allies Turkey and Israel became icy under former Prime Minister...

Israel swears in new parliament, most right-wing in history

Nov. 15, 2022 15:13 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — After nearly four years of political deadlock and five elections, Israel on Tuesday swore in the most right-wing parliament in its history. Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu is working to cobble together a far-right and religious governing coalition in...

Israel's Netanyahu officially tapped to form government

Nov. 13, 2022 06:59 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's president officially tapped former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government on Sunday, opening the door for the likely return to power of the long-serving leader after a one-year hiatus. With Netanyahu comes what's expected to be Israel's most...

Israel's Netanyahu given chance to form far-right government

Nov. 11, 2022 07:33 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president on Friday asked former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government, presenting the longtime leader currently standing trial on corruption charges with the chance to end years of political instability in Israel with his partners on the far...

Israel's far-right kingmaker joins memorial for racist rabbi

Nov. 10, 2022 15:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A far-right Israeli lawmaker, whose surging popularity helped propel former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back to power in last week's general election, delivered a glowing tribute Thursday at a memorial event for an extremist rabbi assassinated in 1990. The...

As Israel's Netanyahu nears victory, trouble may lie ahead

Nov. 02, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — After four inconclusive elections, it looks like the fifth time finally worked for Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel’s longtime former prime minister and current opposition leader appears to have engineered a surprising victory in the country's fifth national vote since...

Israeli minister signals defense ties' restart with Turkey

Oct. 27, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israel's defense minister on Thursday signaled a possible resumption of defense ties with Turkey as the two nations take steps to normalize their strained relationship. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart...

Israel's Herzog warns Biden of mounting Iran 'challenge'

Oct. 26, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog warned President Joe Biden on Wednesday of a mounting Iranian “challenge” as Tehran continues its brutal crackdown over widespread protests led by young Iranians and U.S. efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal flounder. At the...

Herzog invited to address Congress as Israel turns 75

Oct. 25, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog has been invited to address a joint meeting of Congress as Israel prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding, which congressional leaders called a “historic and joyous milestone.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,...

In Israel, Albanian PM to meet cyber chief after Iran hack

Oct. 23, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama arrived in Israel on Sunday for an official visit that will include a meeting with Israeli cyber defense officials, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said. Rama's three-day visit came a month after Albania severed diplomatic ties with...