24th Israeli Knesset sworn in

120 Members of Knesset (MKs) have taken the oath of office to become the 24th parliament in Israeli history. An honor guard overseen by Knesset Speaker Yariv Lavin greeted the…

Netanyahu tasked with forming government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been tasked with forming the country’s 36th government. President Reuven Rivlin announced his appointment of Netanyahu after concluding consultations with representatives of all the13…

Netanyahu’s criminal trial opens

The first proceedings against a sitting Israeli prime minister  are underway, as prosecutors began opening arguments against Benjamin Netanyahu for three separate cases involving charges of bribery, fraud and breach…

Timeline for Israeli PM candidate

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will begin consultations on 5 April with representatives from all of the recently-elected political parties, who will present their preferred candidate to try to form a…

No clear winner in Israeli polls

The Central Elections Committee has announced the final count of votes cast in Israel’s national election on Tuesday. The tally shows that the right-wing Likud party led by Prime Minister…

Netanyahu declares victory

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed his Likud party the winner of the national election for the country’s 36th government. “Citizens of Israel - thank you!" Netanyahu wrote in Hebrew,…

Israelis vote for 24th Knesset

Polling stations opened at 7 AM in Israel this morning in the fourth national election in two years, and will close at 10 PM local time. 6,578,084 citizens are eligible…

Brief guide to Israeli elections

Israelis head back to the polls tomorrow to cast their ballots in the unprecedented fourth national election in two years. According to final public opinion polls, no single party will…