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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Israel’s Netanyahu Gives Up on Forming New Coalition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israeli leader that plunges the country into a new period of political uncertainty. In a statement, Netanyahu said he had worked “tirelessly” to establish a unity government with…

Benjamin Netanyahu Given the Nod to Form New Israeli Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the job of forming a new Israeli government by President Reuven Rivlin, after the opposition rejected any national unity government that allowed Netanyahu to lead it. The meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz has concluded. In a short time, the responsibility for forming the government will be…

Fact Check: Corruption Allegations Against Benjamin Netanyahu Are Bogus

CLAIM: Benjamin Netanyahu will be punished for corruption if he is no longer prime minister. VERDICT: Mostly false. He may face indictment, but there is no serious evidence of corruption. Critics of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — including the mainstream media in both the U.S. and Israel — are salivating at the prospect that…

Israeli Election Too Close To Call, Exit Polls Say

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to continue his reign of dominance, exit polls have Tuesday’s election too close to call. “The final unofficial results were only expected on Wednesday afternoon, but according to an exit poll on Channel 13, whose pollster Camil Fuchs had the most accurate exit poll in the April election,…

Exit Polls Show No Clear Winner in Israeli Election

Exit polls from all three of Israel’s major television networks project no clear winner in today’s historic Israeli elections, which took place five months after the last round of voting failed to form a stable governing coalition for the first time in the country’s history. Exit polls in Israel are not final results and have…

Ilhan Omar: Netanyahu Shouldn’t “Exist”

Just days before Israelis vote for their next prime minister, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) urged the country to abandon its loyalty to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Amid Netanyahu’s pledge to annex a large region of the West Bank that has been under Israel’s control since 1967…

UAE, Bahrainis, Saudis Censure Condemn Hezbollah for Attacking Israel

TEL AVIV — In what seems to be another indication of thawing relations between Israel and Gulf states, several prominent figures have come forward and publicly condemned the Hezbollah terror group for attacking Israel and expressed support for the Jewish state’s right to retaliate.  Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who has in…

THE ANGRY ARAB: Israel Bombs the Middle East, Yet Again

As`ad AbuKhalil analyzes the calculations behind the recent attacks, which the Western press covered with the usual lack of realism.  By As`ad AbuKhalilSpecial to Consortium News There are two realities about Israel in the world: one projected by Western media, and the other suffered by its victims.  The first has no connection to any reality,…

Behind Israel’s Bombing in Iraq’s Heartland

It is difficult to imagine how the Trump administration could have not given Israel the green light to carry out these attacks as part of the U.S. maximum pressure campaign against Iran, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio CafieroSpecial to Consortium NewsIraq has felt the heat from escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran this summer…

Israel’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Backfires

Trump and Netanyahu thought they were pulling a fast one on two U.S. congresswomen, but it has blown up in their faces, as Marjorie Cohn explains. During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31 Republican congressmembers traveled to Israel on a delegation sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC subsidizes…
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