Latest Benjamin Netanyahu News

Far-right Ben-Gvir to be Israel's national security minister

Nov. 26, 2022 02:44 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Extremist politician Itamar Ben-Gvir, who has a long record of anti-Arab rhetoric and stunts, will become Israel's next minister of national security, according to the first of what are expected to be several coalition deals struck by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...

EXPLAINER: How could allies help Netanyahu beat charges?

Nov. 25, 2022 01:43 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office, from where he could try to make his yearslong legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. Critics say such a legal crusade is an assault...

Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing teen and wounding 18

Nov. 23, 2022 13:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem at the height of morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing a Canadian-Israeli teenager and injuring at least 18, in what police said were attacks by Palestinians. The first explosion occurred near a typically crowded...

Israeli court rules former PM Olmert defamed Netanyahu

Nov. 21, 2022 02:59 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court ruled Monday that former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert defamed his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu, and ordered him to pay damages to the former leader and his family. The high-profile defamation suit that kicked off earlier this year pitted...

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 deploys remote-controlled robotic guns in West Bank

Nov. 16, 2022 02:21 AM EST

AL-AROUB REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — In two volatile spots in the occupied West Bank, Israel has installed robotic weapons that can fire tear gas, stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets at Palestinian protesters. The weapons, perched over a crowded Palestinian refugee camp and...

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 PM rejects US probe into killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

Nov. 15, 2022 13:42 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's departing Prime Minister Yair Lapid doubled down Tuesday on his government's harsh condemnation of a reported investigation by the United States Department of Justice into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist, in the occupied West Bank. ...

Israeli liberals fear new government will undo gains

Nov. 15, 2022 08:05 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s outgoing coalition has been the most diverse in the country's history, bringing a slew of progressive policies on the environment, LGBTQ issues and funding for the country’s Arab minority. But now, even before it takes office, Israel's expected new...

Israel Defense Minister: US probes Shireen Abu Akleh killing

Nov. 15, 2022 01:40 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Monday the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to investigate the fatal shooting of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, condemning the probe as a “grave mistake” and vowing not to cooperate. ...