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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, for a day trip to South Carolina. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

Scarcely a week passes without US president Donald Trump tweeting about the stock market. Trump, who loves to claim the credit when stocks hit new hig(...)

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(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin and Benny Gantz, former Israeli army chief of staff and chairman of the Blue and White political alliance join hands as they attend a memorial service for late Israeli president Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery, in Jerusalem, on Thursday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Binyamin Netanyahu lost, but nobody seems to have won. That’s the only firm conclusion to be drawn from Israel’s second election in five months, which(...)

Likud prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: said the election result made clear that Israel had no choice but to accept a unity government.  Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

The frontrunner in the Israeli elections, Benny Gantz, has rejected a request from prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to consider joining a coalition t(...)

Benny Gantz, leader and candidate of the Israel Resilience party that is part of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, shakes hands with supporters in Tel Aviv. Photograph:  Gali Tibbon/AFP

The Palestinians and Arabs are hoping and praying Israel’s next coalition will not be headed by the right-wing Likud’s Binyamin Netanyahu. “Anyone b(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: aim now is to build a coalition of 61 Knesset members to thwart the option of a Benny Gantz-led government. Photograph:  Sergey/New York Times

Everyone is asking the same question and, at this juncture, no one knows the answer. The question is simple: Is Binyamin Netanyahu’s political career (...)

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