Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to his direct rival to form a unity government as the country’s two main political parties remained deadlocked at the end of an unprecedented second election, with the prospect of a third looming Thursday

Netanyahu appeals to direct rival to form unity government as prospect of third election looms

A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial was shot dead in Amsterdam early Wednesday, sparking outrage and calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs

Lawyer in Dutch organized crime trial shot dead in Amsterdam

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled his trip to New York City for the United Nations’ annual General Assembly next week after falling short of securing a parliamentary majority in Israel’s second general election in five months, his office announced Wednesday

Netanyahu cancels UN trip, forgoes meeting with Trump after failing to secure an outright victory in national elections

Israel's two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job

Israel's 2 main political parties deadlocked after election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future was in doubt late Tuesday, as exit polls showed his conservative Likud party and its hard-line allies falling well short of securing a parliamentary majority in the Jewish state's second general election in five months

Israeli exit poll shows Netanyahu short of majority in year's second election

Israelis voted Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power, despite a likely indictment on corruption charges

Benjamin Netanyahu's career on the line as Israel votes in repeat election

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he plans to apply his nation's sovereignty to West Bank settlements in Hebron, the largest Palestinian city, if he is reelected in Tuesday’s election

Netanyahu says if reelected he'll annex parts of Hebron in The West Bank in controversial move: reports

The European Union’s diplomatic mission in Israel reportedly was vandalized Sunday with the words, “German money kills Jews,” and “EU get out,” sparking condemnation from officials there

'Deplorable' graffiti found at European Union's Israel mission sparks condemnation

Saudi oil sites attacked on Saturday -- in a drone assault linked to Iran -- were seen to have sustained damage after satellite images released Sunday captured char marks and smoke billowing from the world’s largest oil processing facility

Damage from Iran-linked drone attack on Saudi oil facility captured in satellite images

President Trump said he spoke Saturday to Israel leader Benjamin Netanyahu about the possibility of a “mutual defense treaty” between the two nations—just days before Israeli voters go to the polls to decide the fate of their embattled leader

Trump says he and Netanyahu discussed possible US-Israeli defense treaty