Israel

Results show Netanyahu on course for fifth term

With most votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud party seems better placed to form coalition government after a close contest.

Israel

Polls close in Israel as Netanyahu seeks fifth term

Police confiscate dozens of body cameras placed by Netanyahu's Likud party in polling sites in Palestinian areas.

Israel

Netanyahu criticised over cameras in polling stations

Arab parties accuse Likud of attempting to infringe on the rights of Palestinian voters on election day.

Opinion

US presidents have always meddled in Israel's elections

But Trump is the first one that is doing so without any consideration for the prospects of peace.

Akiva Eldar

by Akiva Eldar

Akiva Eldar

Special series

A Rock and a Hard Place: What is it like to live In Jerusalem?

Jerusalemites of three faiths share their life stories and thoughts on the city's past, present and future.

Middle East

Netanyahu plays race card: Israel is 'Jewish nation'

The Israeli prime minister is further stirring ethnic divisions as he tries to get support from far-right parties in his re-election bid.

Israel

Will Netanyahu annex illegal settlements in West Bank?

Analysts say it's just election talk to grab votes on the right, but Palestinians take the Israeli PM's words seriously.

Will Netanyahu annex illegal settlements in West Bank?

Israel

Israel elections 2019: All you need to know

Netanyahu will have to beat Gantz's Blue and White Party to become Israel's longest-serving prime minister.

Vladimir Putin

Putin, Netanyahu, meet in Moscow ahead of Israeli elections

The two leaders reportedly discussed events in Syria just days before Netanyahu runs for re-election.

Putin, Netanyahu, meet in Moscow ahead of Israeli elections

Middle East

Israel's far-right PM candidate seeks to annex Gaza, West Bank

Moshe Feiglin, who has seen a surge in polls, is a member of one of the country’s smaller but controversial parties vying for power as Benjamin Netanyahu battles to keep top post.

Inside Story

Is Trump changing US policy in the Middle East?

US President Donald Trump recently announced US recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.

Israel

Hamas announces Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel

Truce comes after Israeli fighter jets attack sites in Gaza in retaliation for rocket fired at Israel.

Israel

Israeli military strikes Hamas targets in Gaza

The Israeli military action came after a rocket, allegedly fired from the Gaza Strip, struck a home in central Israel.

Opinion

Israel's elections: It's all about the Benjamins, baby

Will General Benjamin Gantz be any different than the other generals who entered Israeli politics as would-be saviours?

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

United States

Pompeo boosts Israel's Netanyahu before election

US secretary of state vows to counter Iran, hails 'outstanding' ties between Trump and Netanyahu in pre-election visit.

Pompeo boosts Israel's Netanyahu before election