Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu could be unseated after opposition parties agreed to form a coalition government. Photograph: Yonatan Sindel/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday fought back against an agreement by his political opponents for a government of left-wing, centr(...)

Israel opposition leader  Yair Lapid. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images

The far-right Israeli politician Naftali Bennett and opposition leader Yair Lapid have agreed to forge a coalition government that would see Binyamin (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are pictured praying outside a synagogue in  Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, amid measures put in place by Israeli authorities in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

Israel will implement overnight curfews from Tuesday night on some 40 cities and communities hit hard by coronavirus, after prime minister Binyamin Ne(...)

Leader of Israel’s Blue and White electoral alliance Benny Gantz: vows that within a few days, he will form a “wide, patriotic” government that will “represent all citizens of Israel”. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Benny Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, was given the mandate to form a new government by Israeli president Reuven Rivlin on Monday (...)

It remains unclear whether Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White Party can break the political stalemate.   Photograph: Reuters/Nir Elias

Opposition leader Benny Gantz will be asked to form a new government, Israel’s president said on Sunday, boosting his chances of ousting veteran prime(...)

Leader of centrist party Blue and White, Benny Gantz (right), and leader of the secular nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, Avigdor Lieberman, shake hands after a meeting on March 9th, 2020. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty

Israel’s opposition leader Benny Gantz met on Monday with former defence minister Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, aiming to f(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara onstage at the Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Tuesday. Photograph: Amnon Gutman/Bloomberg

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu emerged as the big winner from Monday’s general election, but it may be a couple of days before he knows if (...)

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