Israel in the News
Following indecisive election results, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin announced this week that he will ask current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government.
For the second time this year, Israelis went to the polls to elect a new prime minister, and for the second time, the results are unclear.
During a recent spate of terrorist rocket attacks from Gaza earlier this week, one rocket disrupted a political election rally hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister was rushed to safety.
The Iron Dome defense system intercepted two of three missiles fired from Gaza into Israel Sunday during an outdoor concert in Sderot, causing thousands to rush to bomb shelters.
Israel mourned the passing of her First Lady, Nechama Rivlin, on Tuesday. Mrs. Rivlin died of a pulmonary illness she has battled for many years.
For the first time in the nation’s history, Israeli leaders are calling for new elections as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed in his efforts to form a governing coalition. Elections will be held on September 17.
Incendiary balloons launched from across the border in Gaza caused at least 11 fires in southern Israel this week
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