Labor and Hatnuah still considering bringing Kadima onto their slate, examining whether Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz would increase number of votes that joint slate would attract.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was able to do what the left wanted but never had the mandate for, but his final act remained a work in progress.
At a fundraising event in London two weeks ago, the former prime minister, who was forced to resign in 2008 for corruption charges, stated his intention to give it another go in four years.
Coalition Talks Enter Final Stretch Netanyahu Meets With Lapid, Bennett to Iron Out Final Terms of Coalition Agreement
Disagreements remain on subject of ultra-Orthodox military service; Lieberman outlines reforms to Israel's system of governance to be presented by new government; Mofaz's role in new coalition still unclear.
Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu and Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi hashing out the the final details that will determine the nature of the new government.
Shaul Mofaz's party just barely made it into the Knesset, but he might find himself defense minister.
From Haaretz's post-election analysis, to a meeting of defense officials on chemical weapons in Syria; Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.
In an unusually destructive round of voting, nearly half of Israel’ legislators will be leaving office, including most Kadima party members.
All major networks agree that Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu won the most seats, 31, followed by Yesh Atid, with 18-19 seats, and Labor Party, with 17 seats.
In an interview on channel 2, Israel's former prime minister backed ex-Shin Bet chief Diskin for criticizing Netanyahu's conduct, blamed Barak for the Harpaz affair.