Often portrayed as an advocate for peace and the two-state solution, the former Israeli opposition leader Livni is accused of war crimes against Palestinians.
Does Benny Gantz represent a change in the Israeli establishment, or will he bring more of the same?
Marches and strikes marking the beginning of the second intifada across Palestine coincide with increasing incursions by Israeli occupation forces in Palestine.
Since 1993, Palestinians have seen persistent Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank which triggered two Palestinian intifadas, or uprisings, the second lasting from 2000 to 2005.
The Likud Central Committee voted on Sunday to unanimously accept a resolution that calls on the party's leaders to move to formally annex the West Bank.
With US President Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the signs of the third Palestinian intifada are already appearing. Here's the impact of the last two intifadas.
The international community has never recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or its unilateral annexation of a band of territory around the city's eastern sector.
The resignation of Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has paved the way for renewed conflict across the region. Lebanon has often served as a microcosm of the Middle East, and has been used as a proxy by other governments.
Acclaimed by some, reviled by others, he arrived in Palestine when he was 10. The arc of the young refugee's life grew to embody the life of Israel; its settlements, its nascent place in the world and its inherent contradictions.
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