Israel's prime minister announced Thursday that he was joining forces with his hard-line foreign minister in upcoming elections, instantly creating a hawkish new bloc that now appears poised to lead the country.
- 8 May, 2012 -- Israeli media: Early election canceled
Israeli media reports early Tuesday indicate that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached an agreement with the Kadima opposition party for a unity government, canceling an early election.
- 21 January, 2012 -- Italy returns 2,000 year-old statue to Libya
Italy has returned to Libya the head of a 2,000 year-old statue that was smuggled out of the country in the 1960s.
- 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.
- 16 January, 2012 -- Israeli PM: Palestinians not interested in talks
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Monday that the Palestinians have no interest in restarting peace negotiations, suggesting that newly resumed contacts between the sides are producing little progress.
- 14 March, 2013 -- Israeli parties strike coalition deal
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached an agreement Thursday to form a new coalition government that is expected to try to curb years of preferential treatment for the country's ultra-Orthodox minority and may push for restarting peace efforts with Palestinians.