The two men had held talks through the night "aimed at establishing a national emergency government to deal with the corona crisis and the additional challenges facing the State of Israel," a joint statement said.
A former intelligence chief believes that the country’s Jewish underground has been growing by worrying proportions, and predicts Israel’s future as “bad or very bad”.
Israel's president says he has decided to give opposition leader Benny Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government following an inconclusive national election this month.
Israel's Justice Ministry said the trial, due to have opened on March 17 with the reading of an indictment against Netanyahu in three graft cases, would begin on May 24 "due to developments related to the spread of the coronavirus".
A passenger jet and cargo jet were forced to take diversionary measures to avoid being struck by crossfire after Syrian air defence installations were activated.
Israel’s longest-serving prime minister received the most votes after the country’s third elections in a year, but forming a government could still be an uphill fight for him.
Surveys conducted by three Israeli networks gave Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party between 36 and 37 seats in Israel's 120-member parliament.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz had failed to form a coalition government in the past two elections in April and September.
Benjamin Netanyahu says annexation of strategically crucial Jordan Valley and other parts of occupied West Bank was his top priority among "four major immediate missions," in interview ahead of Monday's election.
Sanders said if he is elected, he would "take into consideration" moving the US embassy back to Tel Aviv, adding Middle East policy should be about protecting Israel "but you cannot ignore the suffering of the Palestinian people."
Turkish Foreign Ministry says in a statement that Palestinians were the sole owner of their own lands and the occupant policies of Israel would never change that fact.
Palestinians claim that Neyantahu’s plan to launch direct flights for Palestinian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia aims to further advance normalisation efforts between Israel and the Saudi Kingdom.
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