Benny Gantz

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 Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is alleged to have accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen and dispensed favours to try to get more positive press coverage. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

Binyamin Netanyahu is living on borrowed time. Facing a corruption trial on allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, he has informed the spe(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of trading political and regulatory favours for positive press coverage and accepting lavish gifts from wealthy supporters. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said he will seek immunity from corruption charges. The move is likely to delay any trial until after M(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  during a meeting of the right-wing bloc at the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel’s attorney general has charged prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases, making him (...)

The Israeli settlement of Efrat, near the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

The Trump administration’s announcement that it is to break with the 40-year-old US position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank – a position that(...)

Baha Abu Al-Ata, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader who  was assassinated on Tuesday morning in an Israeli air strike. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Israel and Gaza militants are locked in another round of deadly violence after Israel killed a senior militant commander in a surprise, pre-dawn air s(...)

Benny Gantz, the former army chief and leader of the centrist Blue and White party, leaves a polling station in Rosh Ha-ain, Israel last week. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

The prospect of Israelis going to the polls for the third time in less than a year has grown after negotiations between Likud and Blue and White ended(...)

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin (right) hands a letter of appointment for entrusted with forming the next government to Israeli prime minister and Chairman of the Likud Party Benjamin Netanyahu at the President’s residence in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has tasked prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with forming his fifth government, following last week’s inconclusive ele(...)

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz (left), prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu (centre) and President Reuven Rivlin at  a memorial ceremony for late Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem last Thursday. Photograph:  Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP/Getty Images

President Reuven Rivlin summoned prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the leader of the centrist Blue and White, for talks on Monday nig(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. When he leaves office, he will bequeath an occupation of Palestinian territories that is as entrenched, as morally indefensible as it was when he came to power. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel is entering the post-Netanyahu era. The man nicknamed “the magician” for his knack for pulling off unlikely electoral feats may yet return with(...)

Neither Benny Gantz nor Binyamin  Netanyahu will receive the support of a majority 61 Knesset members to form a coalition.

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin will on Sunday begin consultations with heads of the parties elected to the new Knesset, following this week’s electi(...)

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