Netanyahu edges closer to government formation

The right-wing Religious Zionism party has reached a deal to join Israel’s 37th government. By Erin Viner Israeli Prime Minister-Designate Benjamin Netanyahu has now secured membership of 46 of the…

Ben-Gvir warned not to politicize IDF

Israeli leaders have condemned perceived attempts by politicians of the incoming government to interfere with IDF command decisions. By Erin Viner Otzma Yehudit leader MK Itamar Ben-Gvir invoked a firestorm…

Far-right MK appointed Security Minister

The designation comes as part of a coalition deal with Prime Minister-Designate Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party. By Erin Viner "We took a big step towards a full coalition agreement, toward…

25th Israeli Knesset opens

Lawmakers were sworn into office in a festive ceremony. By Erin Viner The new term began with an honor guard and a visit by President Isaac Herzog . 23 new members…

Herzog appoints Netanyahu to form government

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received an official mandate by President Isaac Herzog yesterday to form a new  coalition government. By Erin Viner While asking Netanyahu with building the…

Herzog: World concerned about Ben-Gvir

The comment about ultra-nationalist Knesset Member Itamar Ben-Gvir by Israeli President Isaac Herzog came in what is known as a "hot mic" occurrence. By Erin Viner The Israeli leader made…

Biden congratulates Netanyahu

The telephone call came six days after national Israeli elections in which Benjamin Netanyahu emerged as the clear winner. By Erin Viner During the eight-minute conversation, United States President Joe…

Netayahu begins coalition-building talks

Israeli Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu is holding talks with members of the right-wing bloc that will likely form the country’s 37th government. By Erin Viner The presumptive incumbent Prime Minister…

Israel marks Rabin assassination anniversary

By Erin Viner Several ceremonies were held to mark 27 years since the murder of then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. By Erin Viner The 5th Israeli Premier was shot to death…