The Latest on Israel’s Political Impasse

By Erin Viner Nearly one month after Israel’s second national election on September 17, there has yet to be a resolution of the political deadlock preventing the formation of the…

22nd Knesset Officially Sworn In

By Erin Viner President Reuven Rivlin addressed the opening of the first session of the 22nd Knesset in Jerusalem today, just 156 days after having welcomed its predecessor, the 21st parliament. As…

Netanyahu to form next government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has announced his decision to assign the task of forming the next government to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after coalition-building negotiations between the Likud and Blue…

Israeli Unity Talks Ongoing

Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz held their second meeting at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem this evening, where…

Impasse May Force 3rd Israeli Elections

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has concluded two days of consultations with representatives of all of the political parties elected to Jerusalem’s 22nd parliament, the Knesset. The Israeli head of state…