Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu faces the political fight of his life Tuesday when voters decide whether to endorse his muscular brand of nationalism or toss him out of office. Photo: EPA

Israel election: is this the beginning of the end of Benjamin Netanyahu’s reign?

  • Novice ex-general Benny Gantz mounts strong challenge that could dethrone the prime minister
  • Should Netanyahu win, he will be on track to surpass founding father David Ben-Gurion as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister
Topic |   Israel

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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu faces the political fight of his life Tuesday when voters decide whether to endorse his muscular brand of nationalism or toss him out of office. Photo: EPA
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US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu display the signed proclamation on the Golan Heights. Photo: EPA

Trump gives Golan Heights ‘gift’ to Israel’s Netanyahu, who compares him to a Persian king

  • The US is the first country to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights
  • Syria denounces the move as a ‘blatant attack’ on its sovereignty
Topic |   Middle East

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US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu display the signed proclamation on the Golan Heights. Photo: EPA
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