Reuven Rivlin

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Members of the Israeli security forces detain a protester during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against police violence. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

Police mobilised across Israel on Wednesday night to prevent a repeat of incidents the previous night, when much of the country came to a standstill a(...)

Having failed to form a coalition government before the deadline of midnight on Wednesday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu moved to dissolve parliament and trigger new elections. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Less than two months after Israelis went to the polls, the country is back in election mode. Having failed to form a coalition government before the d(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has to tackle another election with his image severely tarnished. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

In the early hours of April 10th, when Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the Likud faithful following (yet another) impressive elect(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was left without a majority coalition failed to reach a compromise on the question of drafting the ultra-Orthodox into the army. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel will hold a new election on September 17th after prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed to meet the Wednesday midnight deadline to form a gov(...)

Avigdor Lieberman, head of far-right Yisrael Beitenu party,  and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: they have a history of bad blood. Photograph: Ammar Awad

Barring a last-minute compromise ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline, Israel will be holding new elections in September, as prime minister Binyamin(...)

 Benjamin Netanyahu: “A lot can be done in 48 hours. The voters’ wishes can be respected, a strong right-wing government can be formed.” Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel moved closer to a new election on Monday as prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s efforts to form a government after last month’s national poll r(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) shakes hands with president Reuven Rivlin at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem on April 17. Photograph:Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has tasked prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with forming his fifth government. At a ceremony at the president’s resi(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara celebrate following the announcement of exit polls in Israel’s parliamentary election in Tel Aviv  on Tuesday night. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday, with far-right parties set to hand him a parliamentary maj(...)

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: some believe a  national unity government with Benny Gantz is  possible. Photograph: Dan Balilty/New York Times

Israelis vote in a general election on Tuesday with polls showing Binyamin Netanyahu likely to win an unprecedented fifth term as prime minister, even(...)

Retired Israeli general Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, campaigning  in the Israeli city of Rehovot. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is fighting to retain his position in a general election that remains too close to call. The last polls per(...)

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