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…

Lapid reaches a coalition deal

Israeli Opposition leader Yair Lapid announced that agreement has been reached with his political allies to form a new government. "I am honored to inform you that I have succeeded…

Bennett joins Lapid unity government

Far-right Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett has announced support for the formation of a unity government with centrist Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid. Lapid was tasked by Israeli President Reuven…

Lapid tasked with government formation

Yair Lapid has been nominated to form Israel’s next government, after the deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expired at midnight yesterday. President Reuven Rivlin announced his selection of the…

Netanyahu fails to form government

The deadline for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the country's 36th government expired at midnight last night without success. The veteran leader had been tasked first by President…

Netanyahu fails to secure key Knesset committee

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost an important vote, in a new setback to his efforts to form the country’s 36th government. The anti-Netanyahu bloc won control on Monday over…

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…

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…