Smooth power transition in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has held a series of meetings marking an orderly transition of power. A brief, 30-minute meeting with former leader Benjamin Netanyahu was held behind closed-doors…

Bennett sworn in as 13th Israeli Premier

The 36th Israeli “government of change” led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has been sworn into office, following an often-stormy session in the Knesset. The Israeli parliament endorsed the diverse…

Knesset vote on new government 13 June

Israel’s Knesset will convene to vote on approving the coalition government proposed by Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid this coming Sunday, 13 June. “It’s happening!” a jubilant Lapid posted on…

Bennett joins Lapid unity government

Far-right Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett has announced support for the formation of a unity government with centrist Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid. Lapid was tasked by Israeli President Reuven…

Lapid tasked with government formation

Yair Lapid has been nominated to form Israel’s next government, after the deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expired at midnight yesterday. President Reuven Rivlin announced his selection of the…

Netanyahu fails to form government

The deadline for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the country's 36th government expired at midnight last night without success. The veteran leader had been tasked first by President…

Israel shares vaccines internationally

[Editor's Note: The post has been updated to reflect the suspension of Israel's donation program abroad]. Israel is now donating surplus COVID-19 vaccines to friendly nations. After stating that his…

Netanyahu okays 800 new settlement homes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has officially authorized that the construction of hundreds of housing units in Judea and Samaria, also known part as the West Bank. In a statement obtained…