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Right-wing parties decide to stick together as unity talks flail

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday with leaders of parties from the right-wing bloc to discuss the future of negotiations to form a unity government...

 

Beset by grievances with Netanyahu's government, Israeli Arabs flex their muscles

(JNS)-The Arab Israeli public came out in force during the second round of elections on Sept. 17, and according to an Arab Knesset member and others, was motivated to prevent the formation of a...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    October 11, 2019 

Pre-indictment hearings begin in Israel, putting Netanyahu on the political sidelines for now

(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing began on Wednesday after three years of investigation. Netanyahu, who did not attend the hearing, is seeking to convince...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 11, 2019 

Demi Lovato apologizes to fans offended by her Israel visit

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Demi Lovato had gushed about her “magical” visit to Israel, saying she felt a “sense of spirituality” there. Now the 27-year-old pop star and actress is apologizing to those who may have been offended by her trip. In Israel,...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    October 11, 2019 

Israel gives new hope to patients with multiple myeloma

TEL AVIV-Shlomit Norman was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with multiple myeloma-a bone marrow cancer with no known cure that rarely strikes people under the age of 65. At the time, the youngest...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    October 4, 2019

Netanyahu tapped to form coalition

(JNS) With negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, failing to form a national unity government, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 4, 2019

Greenblatt proud of peace plan

JERUSALEM (JTA)—White House Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt wrote in an op-ed that his work on an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has left him “proud, grateful, surprised, sad, and hopeful.” “I wonder if my deceased grandparents who...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    September 27, 2019

5 things to watch after Israel's too-close-to-call election

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The morning after Israel's second national election in five months, the results are still unclear. According to the latest vote count, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing...

 

Gantz spurns Netanyahu

(JNS)-Blue and White leader Benny Gantz rejected Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's call to join a unity government under the Likud leader's leadership, stating that he would be prime minister of a...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    September 20, 2019

The first exit polls for Israel's Election Day are in-it's close

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Blue and White were again locked in a virtual dead heat at the close of voting in Israel, exit polls on Tuesday showed. Both Blue and White, which is led by Benny Gantz, a...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    September 20, 2019

Netanyahu says he will annex part of the West Bank if re-elected

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that if he is re-elected, he will immediately annex the Jordan Valley. Netanyahu also promised to annex West Bank Jewish...

 

Netanyahu: US 'changing the course of Jewish history'

By Jewish News Service Reflecting on his announcement on Tuesday regarding annexation of the Jordan Valley, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had notified the White House prior to making the announcement, and that “someone in the W...

 

Netanyahu's push to annex the Jordan Valley, explained

By Ben Sales (JTA)—Benjamin Netanyahu just said that if he is re-elected, he’ll immediately annex a big part of the West Bank: the Jordan Valley. That’s kind of a big deal. On the other hand, it’s not really—yet. That specific eastern...

 

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