The President's Residence clarifies that a new clemency request has yet to be filed following reports that Moshe Katsav's mental state has deteriorated after a parole board refused to shorten his prison sentence.
The Israeli reaction to Der Spiegel's report on the German chancellor's frustration with Netanyahu was ridiculous, even Orwellian; as if Israelis were aliens who had just landed from another planet.
Israel election 2015
In defending Netanyahu’s newly installed government, President Rivlin notes that Oslo Accords were passed by a single vote.
Moshe Klughaft, party head Naftali Bennett's chief adviser, denies claim as ‘rubbish.’
Five and a half months after calling early elections, Netanyahu's fourth government barely scraped in with a 61-59 majority. Here are the unexpected winners and losers.
With the benefit of hindsight, it seems likely that Yisrael Beiteinu's leader had planned from the start not to join the coalition, but cunningly preferred to wait until the 11th hour.
Israeli premier says he needs more time to form a stable government; Rivlin: The people want a government capable of making tough decisions.
As coalition talks seem destined to be extended, Netanyahu is still dithering between signing with Bennett and Lieberman, or turning to Herzog in a unity bid. Meanwhile, Shas, UTJ and Kulanu are waiting in the wings.
The far-reaching demands of the Kulanu and Habayit Hayehudi parties are the issue at hand.
Party officials attributed the layoffs to the high costs of the campaign.
Noted for his right-wing views, former MK says he should have quit Likud and launched his new Israeli-Jewish Identitity Movement a year ago.
The prime minister's dilemma is how and with what constellation of players he can achieve the stability he covets – the maximum political lifespan for his government, and for him.