Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames Religious Zionist Party head Bezalel Smotrich’s “provocations” against the Ra’am Party after opposition wins control of Arrangements Committee.
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Shas Party leader urges MKs to support the measure as a way to break Israel's political stalemate • Yair Lapid calls to form “Israeli unity government.”
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Knesset speaker disqualifies Joint Arab List MKs’ oaths of office due to altered wording, after each lawmaker vows: “I pledge to fight the [Israeli] occupation, racism and apartheid.”
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It calls for a national directorate to counter foreign influence and the amendment of a government resolution on women’s rights • Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid: “No sane prime minister could allow such a thing.”
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“For 30 years, we’ve tried the path of isolationism, and it hasn’t gotten us anywhere. It’s time for a change,” says a senior member of the Arab-Israeli party.
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“We call on all members of the national camp to set aside their differences. Israel needs a solid, cohesive right-wing government,” says party leader Bezalel Smotrich.
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The New Hope Party leader must end his “foolish” boycott of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Likud officials say, as Yesh Atid enters coalition talks with Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas.
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The American Jewish Committee expressed concern “about those on the other end of the political spectrum who deny Israel's very right to exist, even as they are elected via Israel's democratic system, and embrace such terror groups as Hamas.”
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies fell short of winning a parliamentary majority in Israel’s latest election, according to a final vote count released Thursday, leaving a political deadlock that put the long-time leader’s future in question.
Israel’s parliamentary election remains in a tight battle between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rivals as about 97% of the nation’s votes have been counted.
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- Poll shows key to right-wing government in Bennett’s hands
- Israeli diplomats abroad kick off voting for 24th Knesset
- Benny Gantz will get the first chance to form a new Israeli government
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- Likud seeking defectors from the left-wing bloc to form government
- Gantz to supporters: ‘I share your pain and disappointment’
- Erekat: ‘Settlement, occupation and apartheid have won the Israeli elections’
- Netanyahu promises ‘strong, stable government,’ vows to ‘heal the rifts’
- Israel’s 3rd election in a year improves Netanyahu’s chances of forming a government, exit polls show
- Final polling shows Likud, Blue and White tied with slight edge to right-wing bloc
- For the first time, Netanyahu pushes past Gantz in the polls
- Netanyahu challenges Gantz to a debate before elections
- Despite mergers and ousters on right and left, Israel’s electoral map looks similar to previous election
- Jewish Home drops Otzma Yehudit to join new United Right alliance
- Top Likud officials: ‘Positive’ campaign will win us the election
- Netanyahu easily wins Likud party primary to remain prime minister candidate
- It’s official: Israel is headed to new elections on March 2, 2020
- Israeli lawmakers expedite bill to dissolve the 22nd Knesset
- Tentative March 2 date set for unprecedented third Israeli elections
- Poll: Likud under Sa’ar would drop to 26 seats, compared to 33 under Netanyahu
- Rivlin charges Knesset with mandate to form a government
- Doron Kalir and Aaron David Miller weigh in on Benny Gantz's failure to build a coalition
- Gantz says he cannot form a government, paving way for possible third election
- Gantz says he cannot form coalition; Israel on path to third election
- No breakthrough in last-minute meeting between Netanyahu and Gantz
- Gantz and Netanyahu to meet night before deadline in final attempt to form government
- Is deus ex machina the only – or first – solution to Israel’s deadlock?
- Blue and White’s Gantz, Lapid say Netanyahu is stalling coalition talks
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- Likud, Blue and White negotiators meet for coalition talks
- Netanyahu to meet with Gantz in coming days for unity government talks
- Most Israelis support a government with 2 large political parties, survey finds
- Gantz still intent on forming unity government with Netanyahu
- Rivlin to task Gantz with forming government in official handover
- Netanyahu announces he is unable to form a government, returns mandate