Tag: Israel

Sara Netanyahu Cuts Plea Deal in Catering Case

JERUSALEM — Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, accepted a plea bargain on Wednesday morning and will pay about $15,000 in fines and restitution to settle accusations that she misused about $100,000 in public funds in managing the couple’s official residence. Prosecutors said that Ms. Netanyahu, whom they charged with […]

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Birthright Trips, a Rite of Passage for Many Jews, Are Now a Target of Protests

Halfway through a 10-day tour in Israel, Risa Nagel had a decision to make. The 25-year-old grant writer from Seattle had hiked the hills of Galilee and wandered the ancient market in Jerusalem. But then some of the friends she had just met told her they were planning to walk off the tour to visit […]

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U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Has Right to Annex Parts of West Bank

JERUSALEM — Israel has a right to annex at least some, but “unlikely all,” of the West Bank, the United States ambassador, David M. Friedman, said in an interview, opening the door to American acceptance of what would be an enormously provocative act. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to begin annexing Jewish settlements in […]

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Amir Ohana Is Gay and Right-Wing. How Far Can He Go in Israel?

JERUSALEM — For Amir Ohana, the shift that led to Israel’s current political moment — and indirectly, to his own unlikely rise — can be pinpointed to one incident in the fall of 2000. Mr. Ohana, who was just appointed this country’s first openly gay cabinet minister, was then a 24-year-old from a desert backwater […]

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New Palestinian Premier Warns of a ‘Very Hot Summer’

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Pressured by the Trump administration, confronted with Israeli talk of annexing the West Bank, increasingly isolated in the Arab world and running out of money, the beleaguered Palestinian Authority is staring at what its new prime minister acknowledges could be its own demise. “We are in a collapsing situation,” the premier, […]

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Faces a Cross Roads After Coalition Talks in Israel Crumble

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to throw his full weight behind Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign to save his job as prime minister of Israel. But to do that, analysts and former diplomats said, the president will have to sacrifice any last hopes of proposing a peace plan that is acceptable to both Israelis and Palestinians. Mr. […]

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Is This the End for Netanyahu?

TEL AVIV — “He’s a magician! He’s a magician!” It was nearly 2 a.m. on April 10, and supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had packed a sporting arena in Tel Aviv, were cheering his apparent election victory. Facing a stiff challenge from a former military chief and the prospect of criminal indictment on […]

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What You Need to Know About Israel’s New Elections

Israeli lawmakers voted early Thursday to dissolve the Parliament barely a month after it was sworn in, plunging Israel into unprecedented political chaos and raising questions about what comes next. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has led Israel for the past decade and had seemed well placed to stay in charge after the April 9 […]

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Israel in Uncharted Territory as Netanyahu Fails to Form a Coalition

JERUSALEM — A politically fatigued Israel cranked back into election mode on Thursday, barely 50 days after its last national ballot and after the staggering failure of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government by midnight Wednesday. With the next vote set for Sept. 17, Israel is in uncharted political terrain. Mr. Netanyahu is […]

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Israel Is Back in Election Mode and in Uncharted Territory

JERUSALEM — A politically fatigued Israel cranked back into election mode on Thursday, barely 50 days after its last national ballot and after the staggering failure of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government by midnight Wednesday. With the next vote set for Sept. 17, Israel is in uncharted political terrain. Mr. Netanyahu is […]

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Why Is Israel Going to Have Another Election?

TEL AVIV — In early April, Benjamin Netanyahu won an election that was supposed to send him to an unprecedented 11th consecutive year as Israel’s prime minister. There was only one small obstacle in his way: forming a government. The day after the election I predicted that “the coalition that he forms will probably have […]

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Israel Moves to Hold New Election as Netanyahu Fails to Form a Coalition

JERUSALEM — Seven weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared “a night of tremendous victory” in Israel’s election, his failure to form a government by midnight Wednesday has turned into a stunning debacle for him and thrust Israel into a new election. Israelis will return to the ballot box in about three months, the first […]

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Israel Faces Prospect of New Election as Netanyahu’s Coalition Talks Stall

JERUSALEM — Israel was in political turmoil on Wednesday as a midnight deadline approached for the formation of a new government, without Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party having signed up a single coalition partner. The Parliament was debating a bill to disperse itself only a month after being sworn in, paving the […]

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Intel Capital leads $17 million round in automotive sensor maker TriEye

Automotive sensor company TriEye today announced a $17 million round that will be used to develop its sensors for low-visibility situations for connected and autonomous vehicles. Based in Tel Aviv, TriEye uses a technology known as short-wave-infrared (SWIR). The company’s HD SWIR camera allows vehicles using some version of automated or autonomous features to function […]

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With 2 Days Left, Israel’s Netanyahu Struggles to Form a Government

JERUSALEM — With just two days left before the deadline for forming a government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was struggling Monday to sign up coalition partners, thrusting the country into a political crisis and raising the possibility that it could be forced to hold a new election. The drama stemmed from a battle […]

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