A French comedian was found guilty on Wednesday of condoning terrorism for a joke posted on his Facebook account after Islamist attacks in Paris that killed 17 people in January, but escaped a possible jail sentence.
There is no difference between Israeli political parties following the electoral victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, Iran’s foreign ministry spokeswoman was quoted as saying.
Zionist Union head Isaac Herzog called Benjamin Netanyahu and conceded defeat in Israel’s national elections.
The chief Palestinian negotiator expects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next Israeli government and has declared that the Palestinians in turn will push forward with legal efforts at the International Criminal Court.31
In the United States, the magic number on Election Day is 270, the number of Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. In Israel, it’s 61, the number of seats needed to capture a majority in the 120-seat Knesset — and with it, the premiership.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming victory for his Likud party in a close-call election on Tuesday, said he had invited other rightist politicians to join him in a coalition government “without delay.”7
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz opted out of running for one of Florida’s U.S. Senate seats.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he had erased his center-left rivals’ lead with a hard rightward shift that saw him disavow a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.
The Jewish social services behemoth FEGS Health & Human Services will soon file for bankruptcy, the Forward has learned.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Twitter, claimed a “great victory” in Israel’s election on Tuesday, after exit polls showed his right-wing Likud party even with its main opponent, the center-left Zionist Union.15
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