Benjamin Netanyahu
  • BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK - DECEMBER 25: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Christmas Midnight Mass.

    After a strong showing of Israeli moderates in parliament elections, Palestinian officials plan to reassure Israel's public that they are partners for peace.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 23, 2013, 1:06 PM EST
  • JERUSALEM (AP) — A badly weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled Wednesday to keep his job by extending his hand to a new centrist party that advocates a more earnest push on peacemaking with the Palestinians after Israel's parliamentary election produced a stunning deadlock.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 23, 2013, 6:07 AM EST
  • Strong enough (if underwhelming) showing by right in Israeli election means P.M. Netanyahu should stay on, though the shape of his coalition still unclear.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 22, 2013, 9:55 PM EST
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a Likud-Yisrael Beitenu campaign rally in the port city of Ashdod.

    Surveys have Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Beiteinu list winning 32 to 37 of parliament's 120 seats, making it the best positioned to form Israel's next government.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 17, 2013, 4:00 AM EST
  • In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 file photo, Israel's Labor party candidate and former journalist Shelly Yachimovich.

    Former journalist has led her party toward a focus on social and economic issues, leaving its anti-war past behind at a time of strong nationalist sentiment.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2013, 3:29 PM EST