Netanyahu asks Israeli parliament for immunity on corruption charges

World / Politics Jan 2, 2020

Netanyahu asks Israeli parliament for immunity on corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday asked parliament for immunity, weeks after the embattled premier was indicted on a range of corruption charges. Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving premier, is fighting for his political survival on two fronts — the corruption allegations and stiff opposition from ...

Weakened Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

World / Politics Sep 26, 2019

Weakened Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

Israel's president tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with assembling a new government after power-sharing talks with his strongest rival, Benny Gantz, failed following an inconclusive election. But right-wing Likud party chief Netanyahu, facing a looming indictment on corruption allegations he denies, still has ...