Lapid tests positive for COVID

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, but said he was otherwise in good health. By Erin Viner "I feel great…

Israeli budget approved after 3.5-year stalemate

Approval of the 2022 national budget bolsters the stability and fiscal responsibility of the diverse, cross-partisan coalition government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. By Erin Viner The vote of…

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…

Israel prepares for Palestinian Day of Rage

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a broad intelligence briefing ahead of today's scheduled parade in Jerusalem, attended by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Police Commissioner Yaakov…

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…

World reacts to end of Netanyahu era

Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year run as Israel’s prime minister ended on Sunday when new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took the oath of office. United States President Joe Biden immediately…

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…

Netanyahu alleges election fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the newly formed Israeli coalition that is poised to unseat him is the result of “the greatest election fraud” in history. "We are…

Arab Islamists help clinch coalition deal

Inclusion of an Arab Islamist party in Israel’s nascent coalition government has sparked widespread reaction. The United Arab List (UAL, or Ra’am according to its Hebrew acronym) joined the centrist…