“Netanyahu is not only fighting for his political life, but he’s also fighting to stay out of court, out of jail."
“We are telling the world that it doesn’t matter what the nations of the world say,” said a public security minister.
Netanyahu's new defense minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, is known for his criticism of Israel's Arab minority, US-sponsored peace talks with Palestinians, and regional powers Egypt and Turkey.
An Austrian Minister Was Going to Make a Trip to Israel — Then Things Got Awkward Over East Jerusalem
Reinhold Mitterlehner — the Austrian minister of science, research, and economy — cancelled a visit to Israel after his Israeli counterpart insisted they meet in a disputed neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
After an acrimonious election, some of Israel's politicians are jockeying for position in the new coalition government and striking conciliatory gestures.
Netanyahu Backtracks on Election Pledge to Refuse a Two-State Solution After Sharp Words from the US
The White House criticized the Israeli prime minister's "divisive" rhetoric and said it would "re-evaluate" its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Benjamin Netanyahu defied exit polls to emerge as the clear winner in the vote, putting him on course to become the longest serving prime minister in the country's history.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that 'Arab voters are coming out in droves', urging supporters to help Likud close the gap with the center-left Zionist Union, narrowly leading in polls.
As Israelis go to the polls, it has been reported that the Likud party has been banned from distributing a falsified recording of Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon endorsing Netanyahu for prime minister.
While Benjamin Netanyahu's critics note that he has always worked against a Palestinian state, Monday's remarks are the sharpest indication that he has abandoned a pledge he gave in 2009.