Israeli president Reuven Rivlin shakes hands with Israeli prime minster Naftali Bennett. Photograph: Amir Levy/Getty

Israelis on Monday started adjusting to the new reality of life without Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister after the dramatic Knesset vote on Sunday(...)

Head of Israel’s right-wing Yamina party Naftali Bennett who  is to serve as Israel’s prime minister until  2023 addresses the Knesset in Jerusalem,  June 13th. Photograph:   Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty

Binyamin Netanyahu’s reign as Israeli prime minister ended on Sunday night after 12 consecutive years in power. The country’s parliament, the Knesset(...)

Naftali Bennett: the leader of the far-right Yamina party will serve  as the first prime minister of the new coalition under  a rotating premiership agreement. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/EPA

Barring a last-minute surprise, Israel’s 36th government will be sworn in on Sunday and the the strangest Israeli coalition ever assembled will take (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: held a  meeting with his right-wing and religious allies to plot the downfall of the nascent coalition. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun

A day after Yair Lapid, head of the centrist Yesh Atid, announced he had succeeded in forming a wide-reaching coalition to replace Binyamin Netanyahu (...)

 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(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the Knesset on Wednesday: Photograph:  Ronen Zvulun/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s opponents claim to have reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for the removal o(...)

The leader of Israel’s Yesh Atid  party Yair Lapid, and leader of the Yamina party Naftali Bennett, arriving at the Israeli President’s residence in Jerusalem. Photographs: Oren Ben Hakoon/ AFP via Getty Images

Whether it was the international community, his fellow politicians or even the Israeli people themselves, there was one question that always mattered (...)

Naftali Bennett at  the Israeli parliament on Sunday. Photograph: Yonatan Sindel/EPA

Yair Lapid, head of Israel’s centrist Yesh Atid party, is holding last-minute contacts with potential coalition partners in order to present a new gov(...)

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 (...)

UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet on-screen yesterday during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council to discuss the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Israel has reacted angrily to the decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to launch an investigation against it for alleged war cr(...)

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