Led by a corrupt, proudly anti-Semitic prime minister who supports Islamist groups, Southeast Asian country's long-standing connection with Hamas gets a new twist
Chaim Levinson is Haaretz's political correspondent.
Previously, he was the Yedioth Ahoronot correspondent for Religious Affairs and the Orthodox communities.
Levinson has a B.A. in Social and Humanities Studies at the Open University and a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Democracy Studies.
In a recording leaked on Monday, the Kahol Lavan leader didn't rule out sitting in a Netanyahu-led coalition, but now says remarks were made prior to details of the prime minister's draft indictment were released
Amos Gilad reports that Netanyahu gave Germany approval to sell advanced submarines to Egypt in what Kahol Lavan chairman calls 'the most serious corruption affair in the country’s security history'
Someone 'with access to sensitive security information and an interest in harming' party leader Benny Gantz very well may be behind the leak, Kahol Lavan claims
In special press conference, main Netanyahu rival calls the story 'a political spin,' said no compromising data was found in phone ■ Likud petitions election committee not to allow live broadcast for fear of electioneering
Main Netanyahu contender says his role as army chief during 2014 Gaza war guaranteed relative calm along border for years
Rise of far-rightist moves others to join cannabis bandwagon ■ Netanyahu says Likud would hold on to education portfolio, sought after by the Union of Right-Wing Parties
Premier also using poll ahead of April 9 ballot to see whether Israelis want him as finance minister
Apparently defying law barring political activity by government-funded groups, Union of Right-Wing Parties urges principals from state religious schools to lobby for it
After slew of critical statements against his alliance with Yesh Atid, Gantz says that 'Begin was a patriot,' but under Netanyahu he would have been considered anti-Israel
Kahol Lavan's platform consists of statements that sound good, but lack ideology and a concrete plan – which may be exactly what centrist voters want
Kahol Lavan says it would amend the controversial nation-state law and offer public transportation on Shabbat
The prime minister urges Likud supporters 'not to underestimate risk' of losing to 'leftist' Gantz and Lapid
Gantz Calls on Netanyahu to Resign Following Bribery Charge: 'Sitting in Your Gov't Is Out of the Question'
Likud denounces 'smear campaign' after attorney general decides to charge Netanyahu with bribery pending hearing
Kahol Lavan party calls allegations ‘total lie.' Accuser was in touch with office of Likud Culture Minister Miri Regev for help in contacting media
Netanyahu expected to be indicted for bribery, breach of trust pending a hearing
The party fears it could lose five Knesset seats once attorney general announces decision, and is saving every shekel to fight the charges via advertisements, text messages and social media campaigns
Benny Gantz calls for 'national reconciliation instead of incitement' in first press conference since announcing merger with Yair Lapid to form Kahol Lavan
Arab-majority parties Hadash and Ta'al agree to run on joint slate ■ Habayit Hayehudi's number 3 quits after party joins forces with Kahanists
Joint slate will be named 'Blue and White.' Gantz will be prime minister for two and a half years before handing over reins to Lapid, who would serve as FM ■ Ex- IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi joins unified roster ■ Likud blasts union: 'It's either their left-wing gov't or us'
Levi-Abekasis blasts Gantz, will go it alone ■ Green Leaf won't run ticket for first time in 20 years
Habayit Hayehudi approved the merger with Otzma Yehudit, a right-wing party led by followers of racist Rabbi Meir Kahane who was banned from running for Knesset in 1988
Former army chief takes aim at prime minister, calls on Lapid to meet 'tonight'
Meanwhile, Gantz and Levi-Abekasis discuss potential alliance ■ Arab parties Balad, United Arab List agree to run on joint ticket ■ Be'er Sheva mayor refuses second slot on Labor list ■ Lapid reveals Yesh Atid ticket
As Hosen L'Yisrael suffers blow in latest poll, sources in Lapid's party say the two center-left leaders have yet to reach understandings on core issues
Head of country's largest labor federation leaving post to join former army chief's Hosen L'Yisrael party
Benny Gantz very much wants to unite with a party keen on socio-economic affairs, but is getting a cold shoulder ■ Center-left groupings seem unlikely, but don't count them out just yet
Taboola promoted negative articles on the closing of a company formerly chaired by Benny Gantz but later nixed the campaign claiming it does not publish political content
Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz is continuing his bid to establish a strong slate for his party Hosen L'Yisrael
Hosen L'Yisrael chairman says the prime minister crossed 'a red line' and desecrated 'the holy of holies' by exposing Syria strike as war of words escalates