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The leader of the Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid,  above, has already agreed with Naftali Bennett, leader of the right-wing Yamina, that he can serve first as prime minister in a broad coalition.  Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin has tasked Yair Lapid, the head of the centrist Yesh Atid party, with forming a new government after acting prime min(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu has been invited by Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, to try to form a government after the country’s fourth inconclusive election in two years. Photograph: Abir Sultan/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has assigned Binyamin Netanyahu the task of forming the next government but he faces an uphill task to cobble together(...)

Naftali Bennett, leader of the right-wing Yamina  party, addresses supporters at his party’s campaign headquarters in  Tel Aviv, Israel, earlier this week. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images

After the publication of the Israeli legislative election results on Friday left no party with a clear path to forming a governing coalition, both the(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Bringing his far-right coalition partners on board may be his biggest challenge to date. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

An Israeli election has again turned into into a cliffhanger, and it will probably take weeks before it becomes clear if prime minister Binyamin Netan(...)

Polling station tent for those exposed to coronavirus, in Ashkelon, Israel: Neither the pro-Netanyahu nor the anti-Netanyahu camps succeeded in clinching a majority in the 120-seat Knesset. Photograph: Amnon Gutman/Bloomberg

According to television exit polls, prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has a path to clinching an unprecedented sixth term, but it all depends on the r(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, centre, acknowledges supporters in Jerusalem. Photograph: Oren Ben Hakoon/AP Photo

Binyamin Netanyahu’s strategy to win an unprecedented sixth term as Israeli prime minister is based on the 30-20-10 formula: 30 seats for his ruling L(...)

A poster depicting prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  at Mahane Yehuda market, Jerusalem, on Sunday, ahead of March 23rd’s Israeli election. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

Binyamin Netanyahu had never been happy to promise Benny Gantz his job as prime minister as part of the rotating agreement that secured his own contin(...)

Supporters of Israel’s Likud party lift a banner depicting prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem on Friday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images

Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday for the fourth time in two years and, once again, the outcome hangs in the balance as a deeply divided nation de(...)

 Benjamin Nethanyahu: “We’re seeing Jews embracing Arabs in Dubai, why shouldn’t that happen here? Why shouldn’t they be part of the governing party?” Photograph: Yonatan Sindel/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has launched a campaign to drum up support for his right-wing Likud party among Arab voters. During weekend(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan last  Saturday. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Pool via AP

Israel will hold its fourth election in two years on March 23rd after the government failed to meet a midnight deadline for passing a budget. The tim(...)

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