Between entrenched social divides, the lack of a contesting left and increasingly virulent political rhetoric, Israel is struggling with political fragmentation.
The combative 71-year-old prime minister, who has blasted the charges as “fabricated and ludicrous”, is attending a much-delayed hearing at a heavily-guarded Jerusalem court.
Jordanian FM Ayman Safadi tells Israeli FM Gabi Ashkenazi "there is no alternative to a two-state solution" between Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel edges towards its fourth election in two years after Knesset gave preliminary approval to a bill to dissolve itself amid a crisis in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s fractious coalition. Alternate PM Gantz earlier said he would back the bill.
Benny Gantz, a former army chief serving as defence minister, says that Prime Minister Netanyahu's refusal to support a budget proposal made clear that the premier wanted to take Israel back to the polls.
As Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz forms a commission to probe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption, cracks begin to appear in the current coalition government.
The latest settlement plans have been submitted to Israel's Civil Administration with Defence Minister Benny Gantz' approval. More than 450,000 Israelis live in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, excluding those in annexed East Jerusalem.
New policy would see Israel not return bodies of any Palestinian killed during or as a result of attack on Israel, a decision rights groups call "extreme, barbaric" and "illegal".
De-escalation of tensions with Doha's efforts ends more than three weeks of attacks along the volatile de facto border between Gaza and Israel.
Lawmakers were trying to negotiate a last-minute deal to push back a looming budget deadline and avoid sending the country to its fourth parliamentary elections in less than two years.
The UAE has long been reported to be interested in acquiring US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets and attack drones like those the Israelis have.
Corruption charges against the hardline prime minister, and the handling of coronavirus, have fuelled more protests in Israel.
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