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Outrage in Israel as Gantz compromises with Netanyahu

Israel appeared headed for a unity government on Friday after opposition leader Benny Gantz moved towards an agreement with Prime Minister Benjmain Netanyahu, disappointing voters who had hoped to bring down the right-wing premier. Gantz was elected parliamentary speaker on Thursday with support from Netanyahu’s Likud and allied parties, leaving …

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Israel President wants Gantz as PM, not Netanyahu

Opposition leader Benny Gantz will be asked to form a new government, Israel’s president said on Sunday, boosting his chances of ousting veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was a blow to Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life amid unprecedented political deadlock and a criminal indictment for corruption, …

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Netanyahu no longer immune from prosecution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he is withdrawing his bid for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. Israel’s longest-serving prime minister said in a statement the immunity proceedings in parliament would have been a “circus” and he did not want to take part in this “dirty …

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Netanyahu receives visit from police over corruption allegations

Israeli police were questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again Friday as part of an investigation into corruption allegations. Two police vehicles arrived at Netanyahu’s residence as protesters at the entrance waved a large banner reading “crime minister” and chanted slogans calling for justice. Netanyahu was to be questioned over a corruption …

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Netanyahu calls police chief ‘delusional’ amid indictment rumors

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized Israel’s top police officer amid reports the politician could be indicted as part of corruption probe as early as next week. Roni Alsheikh is Israel’s chief of police. Thomas Coex / AFP/Getty Images file On Wednesday, Police Chief Roni Alsheikh said on a Israeli TV that “powerful figures” …

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