Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz addresses the media in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Third Israel election looms as Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenger Benny Gantz fails to form government

  • Gantz’s inability to meet deadline plunges country deeper into political deadlock amid spiralling security and economic concerns
  • Legislators will now have 21-day period to nominate another lawmaker to attempt to establish coalition
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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz addresses the media in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at the US Department of State in Washington on Monday. Photo: AFP

US no longer considers Israeli settlements ‘inconsistent with international law’, Mike Pompeo announces

  • Move angers Palestinians and puts US at odds with other nations working to end conflict in region
  • Decision could give boost to Israel’s Netanyahu, who is fighting for political survival after failing to form coalition government
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at the US Department of State in Washington on Monday. Photo: AFP
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