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
Palestinians are hardly a footnote in the Israeli election and those who get to vote are forced to make a choice between soft apartheid and a hard one.
Hundreds of fake Twitter accounts boost Netanyahu, watchdog says
9 Apr 2019
An Israeli watchdog group says it has identified a network of hundreds of fake Twitter accounts promoting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and attacking his opponents in the run-up to the elections. #Netanyahu #Israel #IsraelElection
Israeli exit polls show Netanyahu edging ahead of rival
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on a clearer path to victory in Israel's general election after updated exit polls showed him gaining ground on his main rival, despite corruption allegations against him.
Israel Elections: Race between Netanyahu, Gantz seen as tight
10 Apr 2019
Tuesday is election day in Israel, and more than six million Israelis are eligible to vote for the nation's next prime minister. Will Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party win again wooing its ultra-orthodox base?
Netanyahu, Gantz make final pledges before Israel election