Isaac Herzog, a scion of a prominent Zionist family, will succeed Reuven Rivlin as the country's 11th president – a largely ceremonial position meant to forge national unity and serve as the country’s moral compass.
Isaac Herzog, with deep ties to Israel’s political establishment, has been elected to the largely figurehead post of president, succeeding Reuven Rivlin.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu's attempt at extending his leadership is rejected by President Reuven Rivlin after his Likud party challenges legality of a bid by a rival Naftali Bennett to head a new government.
US secretary of state justifies Israeli violence in Gaza, quotes Jewish text Talmud and reiterates Washington's foreign policy support for Israel after its bombardment of Palestinians.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin invites opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a new government — a step that could lead to the end of the lengthy rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The first missile boats of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s Haifa port, with three more of the corvettes scheduled to arrive over the next two years.
Seventy-two of the Knesset's 120 lawmakers signed on to Benjamin Netanyahu's candidacy after parliament passed legislation approving details of a power-sharing deal between the premier's Likud party and centrist rival Benny Gantz's Blue and White.
Official details of the power-sharing deal were not immediately disclosed, but it's believed both have agreed to rotate jobs, with Benjamin Netanyahu serving as premier first followed by Benny Gantz in October 2021.
Gantz, Netanyahu’s chief rival in three elections over the past year, was given the task by Israel’s president last month of forming a new government after winning the backing of a narrow majority of members of the newly elected parliament.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz had failed to form a coalition government in the past two elections in April and September.
First stirrings of dissent within PM Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative party surface even as rival Benny Gantz demands Netanyahu to "immediately resign from all ministerial positions in the government."
Kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman refuses to back either Benjamin Netanyahu or rival Benny Gantz for prime minister, pushing the country into more political uncertainty.
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