Yair Lapid is seeking to forge a diverse alliance the Israeli media has dubbed a bloc for "change", which includes the nationalist hardliner Naftali Bennett as well as Arab-Israeli lawmakers.
A single lie may not damage a society, but an unending stream of thousands has a cumulative effect, and history has shown us how dangerous that can be.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies do not have the necessary parliamentary seats to form a majority coalition, results from this week's election has shown, as vote counting ends.
Tuesday’s election takes place after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu triggered the collapse of a unity government he had formed with his rival Benny Gantz following the three previous inconclusive elections.
Israeli Jewish youth are staunchly and increasingly right-wing. What does this imply for the future of Israel?
Between entrenched social divides, the lack of a contesting left and increasingly virulent political rhetoric, Israel is struggling with political fragmentation.
Israel’s government is accused of not acting against violent settler protests, in which Jewish extremists beat and injure police forces and Palestinian civilians.
Gideon Saar, who formerly served in education and interior minister posts for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, has left the party he feels “serves Netanyahu's criminal trial”.
Benny Gantz, a former army chief serving as defence minister, says that Prime Minister Netanyahu's refusal to support a budget proposal made clear that the premier wanted to take Israel back to the polls.
The tough lockdown rules went into effect on September 18 but restrictions were tightened further on Friday.
The latest surveys conducted by Israel’s public broadcasters, Kan and Channel 13 News, reveal that the rightwing Hredi bloc would garner the majority of Knesset, an unprecedent rise for the ultraorthodox party.
Tel Aviv mayor ordered the city’s town hall building to be lit in the colours of the Lebanese flag, a move that earned him condemnation of politicians and the Israeli prime minister’s son.
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