With all votes counted, the Likud announced that Netanyahu had secured 72.5 per cent, with Saar winning 27.5 per cent.
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit "decided to file charges against the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for offences of receiving a bribe, fraud, and breach of trust," a ministry statement said.
He vows to stay on as interim premier despite potential court dates and intense political pressure.
Though he holds no official position, Yair Netanyahu is considered a key adviser and the mastermind of his father's increasingly confrontational social media strategy.
Israel’s second wave of coronavirus infections should serve as a warning to global governments seeking to open schools in coming weeks. Israel’s Covid-19 cases have soared to 50,000, with nearly 400 deaths.
The “one-state solution” for the Palestine/Israel dispute has come back into fashion because it is at long last admitted that the “two-state solution” has been buried under the millions of tonnes of cement and red roof tiles of illegal Israeli colonies.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received a phone call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to discuss the progression of bilateral relations in view of the peace accord the two countries recently signed.
Trump announced the agreement by Sudan's year-old civilian-backed government moments after he formally moved to end the nation's designation of a state sponsor of terrorism, which was a major goal for Khartoum.
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud says only American and Saudi officials were present in the meeting with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.