Thu, 04 Jun, 2020
He has led Israel for 13 years, but his desperation to be re-elected was not just about continuing his project of hardcore religious nationalism, but about securing immunity from indictment on charges of fraud. It remains to be seen whether the prime minister really will be politically sidelined, writes Shlomo Ben-Ami
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
On the eve of elections that seem to carry particular weight for Israel and that troubled region, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories if he is re-elected tomorrow.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
The Israeli Defence Minister has called for the "immediate" closure of its Dublin embassy days after a bill was passed by the Seanad banning the importation of goods originating from Israeli settlements in Palestine.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
President Donald Trump insists he is "not backing down" on his plan to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminium despite anxious warnings from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other congressional Republicans of a possible trade war.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his country's Foreign Ministry to summon the Irish ambassador in Israel after the Seanad debated a bill tonight to block the import and sale of goods from Israeli settlements.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
Israel's health minister, who heads a powerful ultra-Orthodox political party in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, has resigned, saying he opposed continued maintenance work on the country's railways on the Sabbath.
Sun, 26 Nov, 2017