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A new Israeli Government at last?

In an extraordinary day at Israel’s Knesset on Thursday, in an acrimonious session that split his party, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz initiated moves to enter a national unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of the Likud.

Politics in times of pandemic

The storm is almost perfect. Challenged by the coronavirus pandemic like the rest of the human race, and struck by its financial repercussions like the rest of the developed world, the medical crisis caught Israel at the height of an ongoing political drama as well. 

Israel may soon have a new government

AIJAC's Ahron Shapiro explains that while the details may be complicated, after nearly a year of limbo, Israel looks like it will get a new government. 

Gantz gets a mandate – What now?

In Israel on Monday, after having received the recommendation of 61 members of Knesset, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz was given the mandate by President Reuven Rivlin to try to form a government.

Rivlin’s odyssey

Yet hectic though this journey will doubtless have been for [Rivlin], it will be easier than the challenge that awaits him once he returns home

Israel prez cements ties

This week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will land in Australia on an official visit. It is the third visit by an Israeli President to Australia, but the first in 15 years.

Highlights from the World Holocaust Forum, Jerusalem

World leaders gathered to remember the victims of the Holocaust at the 5th World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on January 23, 2020.

Succeeding Bibi?

The die is cast. One short, and seemingly technical, statement has launched the struggle for Binyamin Netanyahu’s political estate. 

Bibi’s very bad day

In the summer of 1982 a little-known marketing executive arrived at the Israeli embassy in Washington and assumed his new position as deputy ambassador. He thus launched a remarkable political career that in due course included 13 years as prime minister, more than any of Israel’s 12 other prime ministers. 

Netanyahu’s Quest for 61

It’s less than a month to Israel’s election, so maybe it’s time to play the game “How Binyamin Netanyahu Loses.” In July, he surpassed David Ben-Gurion to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. After September 17, it could be all over. Well, could it?