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(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu leaves the courtroom in Jerusalem on Monday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP via Getty

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial has resumed, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed leader forcing a (...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Yair Lapid: His Yesh Atid party has promised to lower the cost of living and reduce the power of religious authorities. Photograph: Atef Safadi

Israel is due to hold its fourth round of elections on Tuesday, although the result could simply extend a two-year-long political stalemate and possib(...)

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(...)

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