Lapid becomes Israeli Premier

Yair Lapid officially become Israel's 14th Prime Minister at midnight. By Erin Viner Outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a modest handover ceremony at the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) in…

Israeli Knesset approves snap election

The country moved closer to its fifth election in less than four years after lawmakers gave an initial nod to dissolve the 24th Knesset. By Erin Viner Members of the…

Political earthquake in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced a joint decision to dissolve the 24th Knesset and hold early elections. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner Israeli…

Bennett coalition averts crisis 

Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset (MK) Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi returned to the Israeli government after resigning last week. By Erin Viner The defection by the left-wing Meretz party MK had left the…

Israeli opposition gains majority

Israel's ruling coalition became a minority in the Knesset following the resignation of Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi of the left-wing Meretz party. By Erin Viner The defection by Member of Knesset…

Israeli Opposition vows to bring down Bennett gov’t

The coalition government survived two motions of no-confidence immediately after the Knesset reconvened for the summer session.  By Erin Viner The political Opposition, led by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,…

4 Israelis killed in terror attack

The assailant carried out a multi-prong attack in Israel's southern city of Beersheba before being fatally shot by passersby. By Erin Viner 34-year-old former terror convict Mohammad Ghaleb Abu al-Qi’an…

Netanyahu tests positive for COVID

Current Israeli Opposition head and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. By Erin Viner The 72-year-old Likud party leader "feels well" and is following the…

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…