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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he delivers a statement during his visit at the Health Ministry national hotline, in Kiryat Malachi, Israel

The coronavirus just created a new dictator in Europe and has emboldened the toxic behavior of authoritarians worldwide

"Authoritarian leaders ... are using the coronavirus crisis ... to strengthen their grip on power and weaken dissent," one political scientist said.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a news conference at his office in Jerusalem August 27, 2014.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has self-quarantined after an aide tested positive for the coronavirus

Netanyahu is one of several world leaders that have self-quarantined over fears of possible coronavirus exposure.
A combination photo shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Benny Gantz, who ran in three consecutive elections against him.

Benny Gantz is reportedly entering a unity government with Bibi Netanyahu, continuing the indicted prime minister’s leadership through 2021

The move came after Netanyahu urged Gantz to form an "emergency" unity government amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces the new coronavirus measures on Saturday night.

Israel is tracking its coronavirus patients through their phones to make sure they obey strict quarantine policies

"We are at a war with an invisible enemy — the virus," said Prime Minister Netanyhau when he first announced the measures.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu smile at the Likud Party after vote celebration on March 3, 2020 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Israel’s prime minister — who has been in power for over a decade and was recently indicted on corruption charges — narrowly wins hi...

While Netanyahu is projected to be the winner of this election, it's unclear if he can form a coalition government before his March 17 criminal trial.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner during their meeting in Jerusalem May 30, 2019.

Jared Kushner isn’t even trying to sell his Middle East ‘peace plan’ to Palestinians

"They have a perfect track record of blowing every opportunity they've had in their past," Kushner said of the Palestinians.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a joint news conference to announce a new Middle East peace plan proposal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on January 28, 2020.

Trump’s Middle East ‘peace plan’ was immediately rejected by Palestine. Critics said it’s a PR stunt for Netanyahu ahead of an...

Critics of Trump's plan view it as little more than a publicity stunt for the embattled Israeli prime minister, which makes lasting peace harder.
Israeli soldiers run during a Palestinian protest over a US decision on Jewish settlements, in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on December 9, 2019.

If a Democrat is elected president in 2020, it could be the end of US support for Israel’s Palestinian occupation

2020 Democrats have signaled they're willing to punish Israel over controversial issues such as Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Benjamin Netanyahu was just indicted on fraud and bribery charges, becoming the first Israeli prime minister to be indicted in office

Netanyahu is accused of receiving gifts and positive news coverage in exchange for regulatory benefits from the government.
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands while walking through the colonnade prior to an Oval Office meeting at the White House March 25, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump just upended 40 years of US policy toward Israel and may have shattered any hope of peace in the Middle East

Normalizing Israeli settlements in the occupied territories could derail any hope of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.