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Editorial: At last, a political breakthrough

Certainly, the pragmatism and patriotism of both Netanyahu and Gantz demonstrated that the spirit of democratic compromise and service to the national interest is still alive and well in Israel.

A Government at last

The new coalition’s agenda will obviously be dominated by the pandemic, which is also what brought the deadlock to its end

Ehud Yaari on Israel’s new National Emergency Government

Veteran Israeli commentator Ehud Yaari discusses the formation of Israel's new National Emergency Government after a year of political stalemate with Bev O'Connor on ABC News 24.

Gantz given two-day extension to attempt to form government

As Israel heads into the second part of the Jewish holiday of Passover later today, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, acting on a joint request by Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz and Likud leader and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, gave a two-day extension of Gantz's mandate to form a government

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.

Succeeding Bibi?

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

Who is Benny Gantz, Israel’s potential next PM?

Benny Gantz very well could become Israel’s 13th prime minister in the next few weeks – quite a development for someone who only became a politician less than a year ago. Here’s what you need to know about him