Less than a week after his impressive electoral achievement, Benny Gantz conceded his right to be the first to try and form a coalition government
Benjamin (Binyamin) Netanyahu is the prime minister of Israel. Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv on October 21, 1949, to Tsilah and Benzion, a renowned historian. His older brother, Yonatan (Yoni), was killed in action while commanding the special forces rescue operation of Israeli hostages in Entebbe, Uganda.
Benjamin Netanyahu is married to Sara, with whom he has two sons. He has been married twice before and has a daughter from his first marriage. In 2009, he became a grandfather for the first time.
On February 14, 2018, Israel Police announced that there was sufficient evidence indicating Netanyahu took bribes in two separate cases and acted "against public interests."
After his double defeat, Netanyahu throws himself into Gantz’s arms. He knows he's on borrowed time ■ After going out of his way to help his friend win two elections, Trump is now giving Bibi the cold shoulder
Israel Election Results: Netanyahu, Gantz Made 'Significant Steps' in First Meeting to Negotiate New Government, Rivlin Says
PM and Kahol Lavan met at Rivlin's residence, locked in stalemate as both insist on being first to serve as PM in rotation deal ■ Netanyahu got 55 recommendations, Gantz 54 – including the backing of Israeli Arab party
Netanyahu Pleads Not Guilty to Criminal Charges Ahead of Hearing, but Offers No Claims to Back Innocence
Netanyahu's hearing on the three criminal cases against him is scheduled for next week ■ PM sends one page to AG in which he fails to explain his plea, defying procedure
The Kahol Lavan leader's preference for Netanyahu getting first crack at forming a government could backfire – and lose the whole ballgame
Israel Election Results: Three Arab Lawmakers Refuse to Endorse Gantz; Netanyahu Leads With 55 Backers
Balad won't back Gantz, leaving Kahol Lavan with 54 recommendations, while Netanyahu gets 55 ■ Rivlin summons Gantz, Netanyahu for meeting ■ Lieberman meets Gantz after he refused to endorse either candidate
Trump administration fears post-election political deadlock, bad timing could kill the long-awaited initiative
Opinion Israel Election Results: Netanyahu, the Alpha Negotiator, Battles a Political Novice for Power
Netanyahu has a decade's success at dirty deals to make coalitions. Does Gantz - the centrist with a once-in-a-decade chance to change Israel's political calculus - have the killer instinct to dethrone him?
Gantz, you have to be more like Netanyahu
Rare move by Joint List in bid to 'end the Netanyahu era' could give Kahol Lavan leader first chance at forming coalition ■ Lieberman: 'Joint List members are enemies'
It shows just how badly the voters who sent 13 Joint List representatives to the Knesset want to integrate into Israeli society
Avigdor Lieberman and the unified Arab party hold all the cards, as coalition horse-trading begins, and the PM reportedly mulls resignation-for-immunity deal. LISTEN FREE
Israel Election Results: Arab Party Demands End to Nation-State Law, Demolitions for Endorsing Gantz
All eyes on Arab Joint List and Avigdor Lieberman as consultations over who will attempt to form a government set to begin
Gantz is the only choice — but the Joint List needs to make their recommendation conditional on the guarantee of real change for their constituency
Hawkish Yisrael Beiteinu leader gained eight seats in Tuesday's vote, with many center-left voters voting for him despite his questionable past and belligerent policies
Israeli officials say Greenblatt is not set to unveil the Trump peace plan, but 'to continue to look into' when the best timing would be to do so
Israel's opposition understood that targeting Netanyahu's rock-solid alliance with Haredim was the only way to shake secular voters from their apathy. But it's not the ultra-Orthodox who want theocracy, it's the religious Zionists
Election kingmaker lauds change of tune from ultra-Orthodox parties ■ President Rivlin to start consultations Sunday, looking for 'stable government,' top aide says ■ Allegations of fraud referred to police ■ Final count now in
Uniformity, ideological emptiness, and a lack of willingness to change: Israel is united in its desire to keep ignoring its problems
When the curtain comes down on Netanyahu's reign, many Israelis wonder how much energy they spent on one man's legal fate
Analysis Israel Election Results: Netanyahu Clings to Power With Bluff and Bluster – but His Days Are Numbered
Like Richard Nixon, the prime minister’s refusal to depart gracefully will cement his name in history as an unrepentant crook rather than world-class statesman