Even by the standards of Israel’s famously tumultuous politics, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s unprecedented failure to form a government Wednesday, triggering a second round elections, is a seismic event. And it is not only Israeli voters who find themselves buffeted by the aftershocks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday pledged to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if he gets re-elected in the elections set to take place this week.
U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday pledged to curb Iran's "aggression" in the region, vowing to ramp up pressure on Tehran. "We need to increase it, we need to expand it, and together the United States and Israel are working in close coordination to roll back Iranian aggression in the region and around the world," Netanyahu said in a joint press conference with Pompeo during the latter's visit to Jerusalem.