Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is dogged by corruption charges and an election stalemate, denies wrongdoing and faces no legal requirement to leave the government if indicted if he remains the PM.
Can Arabs finally penetrate the halls of power in Israel?
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gives PM Benjamin Netanyahu up to six weeks to form a coalition, and If he fails, his main challenger Benny Gantz will likely be given a chance. Gantz rules out joining government with PM facing indictment.
Arab-Israelis at odds of how far they should support former general Gantz
President Reuven Rivlin is expected to select the candidate he deems most able to form a stable coalition based on recommendations by PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud and Benny Gantz's Blue and White parties.
Gantz says he should be PM in Israel unity government
PM Netanyahu earlier called on Benny Gantz to join him in a unity government. Israelis face with the prospect of a third election two days after unprecedented repeat polls left the country's two main political parties deadlocked.
Israel's two main political parties deadlocked after election
Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with PM Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party could emerge as kingmaker in coalition talks.
Is this the end of the Netanyahu era?
18 Sep 2019
While frontrunners Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and rival, ex-military chief may be on the same side when it comes to questions of policy, in particular security, there is one key issue on which both men remain silent. Francis Collins reports.
Israel's Annexation Plan: OIC says plan to annex West Bank is 'racist'
18 Sep 2019
Israel is preparing for a snap general election. PM Netanyahu is the country's longest-serving PM, and wants to secure another term in office. But ahead of the polls, he's made a particularly controversial promise to appease his support base.
Israel approves new settlement two days before polls
With looming corruption allegations against him amid political turmoil, never has one of the country’s longest serving prime ministers been so vulnerable.
Israelis are going back to the polls
31 May 2019
Israelis will be going back to the polls after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition following the April elections. The deadlock is over ultra-conservative Jews being conscripted into the military. #Israel #Knesset #elections
Israel heads to election as Netanyahu fails to form government
Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit a political deadlock with his rival Avigdor Lieberman, who is unwilling to lend him support until his demand of having ultra-Orthodox Jews perform military service is met.
Israel faces possible second election amid coalition crisis
Israeli parliament passed a preliminary motion on Monday and If the bill receives final passage in a vote scheduled on Wednesday, Israel would be forced to hold new elections — sending the political system into disarray.
Could Corruption Charges Break Israel’s Next Government?
18 Apr 2019
Benjamin Netanyahu is on track to become the longest serving Prime Minister in Israeli history. And it all could fall apart for him if the country's Attorney General makes good on a promise to file charges against him in three corruption cases.
Another right-wing victory in Israel, another blow to conflict resolution
US President Donald Trump says the Israeli Prime Minister is the man to achieve peace, but his record in power suggests otherwise.
Israel Election 2019: 5 things to know
9 Apr 2019
Israel’s national election will be held on April 9. Here are five things you need to know about it. #Israel #IsraelElection #Palestine
Israel's Likud party set up 1,200 hidden cameras to secretly film voters
11 Apr 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's Likud party gave 1,200 cameras to observers in polling stations in Palestinian-majority cities. The move was reportedly "aimed to preserve the purity of the election". #IsraelElections