Kahol Lavan leader and Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz will have 28 days to try to establish a governing coalition after the PM announced he could not
Rivlin will hand Gantz the task within three days, but what happens if he succeeds – or fails? Is there a possible third candidate for prime minister?And when will the decision come on indicting Netanyahu?
Netanyahu rival and Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz will have 28 days to try to establish a coalition once Rivlin hands him the mandate, which the PM just returned
The plan presented by the prime minister, whose mandate to form a coalition expires Wednesday, ignores Kahol Lavan's demand to break up the right-wing bloc, and makes no mention of a rotation of the premiership
'If, perish the thought, a minority government is sworn in with the support of Joint list or part of it, we will not join this government at any time,' the agreement says
With deadline approaching, Likud sources not sure whether Netanyahu would drag things out until the last minute or return the mandate to president
Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked will head Hayamin Hehadash, while Habayit Hayehudi and National Union mull possibility of uniting as single party
Lieberman's Plan for Unity Government: Break Up Right-wing Bloc, Hold Rotation Between Netanyahu and Gantz
Kingmaker and Yisrael Beiteinu chairman offers negotiations between his party, Netanyahu's party and Kahol Lavan ■ Likud rejects proposal
Israel Election Results: Biggest Netanyahu Rival Within Likud Says 'No One Is Challenging' His Status as Party Leader
Gideon Sa'ar, who Netanyahu has accused of trying to overtake him, said earlier this week he would contend for the No.1 spot should Likud hold a primary election
Netanyahu had said holding a primary would 'shatter the illusion of a Likud rebellion,' in a move largely seen as a means to secure his leadership amid a political deadlock in coalition talks
Israel Election Results: Netanyahu Considers Snap Primary to Dispel 'Rebellion Illusion'; Likud Rival: I'm Ready
Netanyahu says primaries are 'holding other party leaders back from joining a national unity government'
Israel Election Results: As New Knesset Sworn In, President Rivlin Says 'Populism Was Shown a Red Card'
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Knesset, Rivlin says 'there are moments in which the president is required to intervene and put the system back on track'
Kahol Lavan co-leader Yair Lapid says he's willing to forgo his turn as prime minister for sake of unity government
Progress still elusive as Likud announces that Netanyahu is considering holding a snap primary election to 'shatter the illusion' of a party rebellion
Israel Election Results: Netanyahu Announces Thursday Meeting With Lieberman as Unity Talks With Gantz in Deadlock
Yisrael Beiteinu leader steps into stalled negotiations with informal talks with Likud and Kahol Lavan, vowing his party will keep pushing for broad coalition
Arab Israeli party decides to boycott the festive ceremony as a gesture of protest against inaction by police in regards to an uptick in violence in the Arab community
Israel Election: Gantz's Party Nixes Negotiation Meeting With Netanyahu's Likud Over Unity Government
The two parties' representatives were slated to convene on Wednesday ■ Likud accuses Yair Lapid and says Netanyahu 'stunned' by decision, calls on Gantz to reconsider
Israel Election: Netanyahu Calls Gantz in Last-ditch Effort to Form Unity Government Before Returning Mandate
Gantz and Netanyahu's negotiation teams will meet Wednesday, the same day that the prime minister's pre-indictment hearings begin
Sources involved in negotiations tell Haaretz Netanyahu may return the mandate to form a coalition as early as Sunday if talks are still at a deadlock by then
The partnership between Yitzhak Shamir and Shimon Peres came about under circumstances not too dissimilar from those Israel faces today
Israel Election Results: Likud's Demands in Unity Talks Would Lead to a Third Election Cycle, Gantz's Party Says
First meeting since Netanyahu was tapped to form a government ends with no progress, Likud, Kahol Lavan say
From a possible third election to Netanyahu's hearing over the three criminal cases he is embroiled in, these are the events that will shape the public debate
Kingmaker blasts PM for playing political games, says he's willing to do 'anything to keep the prime minister’s chair.'
Netanyahu accepted the presidential offer that would see him keep the prime minister title in principle, but lose all powers to Gantz if indicted
Israel Election Results: President Rivlin Tasks Netanyahu With Forming Government as Unity Talks With Gantz Fail
The president is unlikely to task Gantz with the role if Netanyahu fails, which could set the stage for a third election cycle within a year
Election board amends results following investigation into suspected fraud at six polling stations
Israel Election Results: Rivlin Stalls Decision on Who Forms Government as Gantz, Netanyahu Teams Begin Unity Talks
Negotiations teams representing Likud and Kahol Lavan convened a day after the party leaders met, in what President Rivlin described as 'a significant step'
The Central Election Committee hired some 3,500 polling station inspectors with about 3,000 cameras – which were used to document only 15 incidents
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
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