The Israeli government has called a general election for Jan. 22, and polls suggest Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist-religious coalition is likely to win a renewed majority — but an array of wild cards make the outcome of this campaign unpredictable nonetheless.
- 14 October, 2012 -- Cabinet: Israel to head to polls January 22
Israel's parliamentary election has been set for Jan. 22, the Cabinet decided Sunday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leading in the polls.
- 25 December, 2012 -- New poll shows Israel’s leader losing altitude
JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu poised for an election victory but losing support to a rival who opposes Palestinian statehood.
- 28 November, 2011 -- Israel could soon release frozen Palestinian funds
An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could soon release tens of millions of dollars in Palestinian tax funds.
- 1 January, 2012 -- Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet in Jordan
Israel and the Palestinians said Sunday that their chief peace negotiators would attend a gathering of international diplomats in neighboring Jordan this week, bringing the sides together for the first time in more than a year.
- 20 January, 2013 -- Israel leader says Iran key issue, not settlements
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two days before Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shrugging off international criticism of Israeli settlement construction, calling Iran's suspect nuclear program the real threat to regional security.