The Latest Developments in Israeli News
From politics and world affairs to business and culture, there is never a shortage of news coming out of Israel. Here are some of the top stories making headlines in the world of ISRAELI NEWS.
1. Benjamin Netanyahu Re-Elected as Prime Minister
For the fourth time, Benjamin Netanyahu has been elected as Israel's Prime Minister. This comes after a close election in which Netanyahu's Likud party narrowly defeated Benny Gantz's Blue and White party. Netanyahu has been in power for a decade and is now poised to become Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister.
2. Trump Administration Unveils Mideast Peace Plan
The Trump administration has unveiled its long-awaited Mideast peace plan. The plan calls for the creation of a Palestinian state with its capital in portions of East Jerusalem. It also gives Israel a green light to annex settlements in the West Bank. The Palestinians have already rejected the plan, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calling it "nonsense."
3. Israeli Woman Killed in West Bank Terror Attack
In a tragic incident, an Israeli woman was killed in a terror attack near the West Bank settlement of Itamar. The victim, Daphna Meir, was stabbed to death by a 17-year-old Palestinian assailant who then fled the scene. Meir was a mother of six and a nurse at a nearby hospital.
4. Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Hits Record High
The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) has hit a record high, with the benchmark TA-25 index surpassing the 2,000-point mark for the first time ever. This comes as Israel's economy continues to grow at a strong clip despite concerns about slowing global growth.
5. Israelis To Go To The Polls For Second Time This Year
Israelis will head to the polls for the second time this year after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition following April's elections. This do-over election is set for September 17th and is widely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu's leadership. The right-wing prime minister is seeking a fifth term. He's been in power since 2009, but his tenure has taken a hit with three corruption cases against him. The attorney general has said he intends to indict Netanyahu in at least one of the cases when the Knesset reconvenes from its summer break. Should Netanyahu win on September 17th -- and that is expected given the current polling data -- it's not clear if he'll be able to form a new government or who will lead or even join a potential coalition government should he do so. If he fails, Israel faces another round of elections this coming April 2020.
Israelis are heading to the polls for the second time this year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition following April's elections, which prompted this do-over election set for September 17th. This vote is widely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu's leadership. The right-wing prime minister has been in power since 2009 and is seeking a fifth term, but his tenure has taken a hit with three corruption cases against him. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has said he intends to indict Netanyahu in at least one of these cases when parliament reconvenes after its summer break in October.
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