Israeli lawmaker aims to oust Netanyahu in Likud primary

Israeli lawmaker aims to oust Netanyahu in Likud primaryIsrael’s governing Likud party was holding primaries on Thursday, in the first serious internal challenge to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power. Veteran politician Gideon Saar hopes to unseat Netanyahu, arguing that he will be better placed to form a government in national elections in March after Netanyahu failed to do so in two repeat elections this year. Despite the shadow of corruption indictments hanging over him, Netanyahu remains popular among Likud members and the fiercely loyal party — which has only had four leaders since its inception in the 1970s — has stood firmly behind the long-serving leader.

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire: army

Thu Dec 26 , 2019
Israel carried out air strikes against the Gaza Strip overnight in response to a rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave, the army said Thursday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at campaign event in Ashkelon north of Gaza on Wednesday evening when what the army called a “projectile” was fired from the strip, setting off warning sirens. The army said the “projectile was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory and was intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system”. Posts from the same category: Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal India's ex-finance minister arrested at home […]