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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(...)

Benny Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, attends an election campaign rally in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, this week. Photograph: Corinna Kern/Reuters

Israel keeps having elections, but nothing really changes. On Monday, Israelis will go to the polls for the third time in a year after elections last(...)

An Israeli gate in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank: blacklist includes Motorola, Airbnb, Trip Advisor, Expedia and Booking.com as well as Israeli businesses. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged to “fight this with all our might” after the United Nations published a list of 112 companies that d(...)

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier lays a wreath at the World Holocaust Forum, marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz death camp. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has used the platform of the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem to denounce Iran as “the most anti-Semitic r(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron’s reluctance to get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict contrasts with his energetic diplomacy on other issues. Photograph: Yoan Valat/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron is travelling to Jerusalem to participate in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: rejected an offer from Benny  Gantz to publicly pledge he would not seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun

The Likud and Blue and White parties have agreed to hold Israel’s next general election on March 2nd should the Knesset parliament fail to agree by a (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  during a meeting of the right-wing bloc at the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel’s attorney general has charged prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases, making him (...)

Lawyer Ram Caspi, acting for Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, arrives in east Jerusalem for a pre-indictment hearing for the prime minister. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

A new stage in Binyamin Netanyahu’s fight for political survival began Wednesday with the start of a pre-trial hearing on three separate corruption ca(...)

Benny Gantz, the former army chief and leader of the centrist Blue and White party, leaves a polling station in Rosh Ha-ain, Israel last week. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

The prospect of Israelis going to the polls for the third time in less than a year has grown after negotiations between Likud and Blue and White ended(...)

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