Likud

Benjamin Netanyahu

What the Hell Just Happened to Israel's Government?

“Netanyahu is not only fighting for his political life, but he’s also fighting to stay out of court, out of jail."
David Gilbert
5.30.19
israel

Israel just made it harder to give parts of Jerusalem to Palestinians

“We are telling the world that it doesn’t matter what the nations of the world say,” said a public security minister.
Alexa Liautaud
1.2.18
israel

Benjamin Netanyahu Just Formed the Most Right-Wing Government in Israel's History

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.
Reuters News Agency
5.25.16
middle east

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.
VICE News
12.4.15
middle east

Backroom Deals and Political Posturing: The Coalition Building Process Is Underway in Israel

After an acrimonious election, some of Israel's politicians are jockeying for position in the new coalition government and striking conciliatory gestures.
Harriet Salem
3.26.15
middle east

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.
Harriet Salem
3.19.15
middle east

'King Bibi' Holds On to Crown in Israel's Election After 'Magician's' Comeback

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.
Harriet Salem
3.18.15
middle east

How Israel's Next Government Will Be Decided

Coalitions and kingmakers: VICE News explains the complicated nature of Israeli politics as the country goes to the polls on Tuesday.
Creede Newton
3.17.15
middle east

'A Choice Between Hope and Disappointment': Israelis Vote in Neck-and-Neck Election

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.
Harriet Salem and Creede Newton
3.17.15
middle east

'It’s All About Numbers': Netanyahu's Party 'Forged Endorsement' From Israel's New Kingmaker

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.
Harriet Salem
3.17.15
politics

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Disavows Two-State Solution to Woo Far-Right Voters

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.
Harriet Salem
3.16.15
israel

The Future of Israel Might Be Decided by the Joint List Arab Coalition

VICE News spoke to members of the Joint List, a grouping of four Arab parties who may have a major say in the the final result of Israel's tight Tuesday election.
Creede Newton
3.16.15
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