The target date for annexation is upon us, and it turns out that the Kahol Lavan chairman doesn’t really have an opinion on the matter
Chaim Levinson is Haaretz's Political Correspondent. He is contributor of 12 Channel, the parliament Channel and 103 FM Radio. He teaches New Media and Politics in Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem. Previously, he was Haaretz settlements Correspodent and 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.
'The issue is not up to Kahol Lavan,' Netanyahu says of Gantz's party ■ 'Anything that is not related to the coronavirus can wait,' Gantz said earlier
Earlier Friday, Gantz blamed Palestinians for freeze in peace talks, and claimed that 'if they request to conduct serious negotiations, I'm willing to be in Ramallah tomorrow morning'
Yossi Cohen's visit to the Kingdom comes weeks after King Abdullah said Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank would lead to a major clash
Likud ministers are talking about another election as a plain fact. The only question, they say, is whether it will be held in the winter or spring
Using Likud ministers and his son Yair to test the waters, Netanyahu is no less concerned about public opinion than about the court proceedings. The goal: Make the public believe he won't get a fair trial
In throwback to election campaign, Likud's Miri Regev takes a shot at government colleague Gantz over inexperience
21-year-old son of a rabbi spent several years with extremists in West Bank settlements, but had recently embraced Hasidic ultra-Orthodoxy.
Met with opposition heckling, Netanyahu said now is the time for anyone who believes in 'our rights in the Land of Israel to join a government led by me to bring about a historic process together'
Prime Minister Netanyahu's new government has 36 ministers and 16 deputy ministers ■ Benny Gantz set to replace him in 18 months
Benny Gantz withdraws resignation as Knesset speaker ■ Earlier, two senior Likud lawmakers announce they will boycott vote after being snubbed from receiving ministries
Despite the right-wing bloc having 16 ministries in the new government, the prime minister does not have enough of them for all the senior officials who remain without an office. On the other hand, Gantz suffers from the opposite problem
Netanyahu 'chose a path that isn't right,' defense minister hours before new government is sworn in, with Yamina's Rafi Peretz as Jerusalem affairs minister
Last-ditch effort between Netanyahu and Bennett to include Yamina in coalition fails as both sides tell different stories
Gantz is expected to receive a ministerial post in the new government; Yariv Levin of Likud is expected to succeed him as Knesset speaker
Former Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein of Likud will replace Yaakov Litzman in the government that is set to be sworn in Thursday
'We are preparing for the day after Netanyahu,' says party, who will join Lapid, Arab parties, Lieberman and left-wing Meretz on the opposition benches
Netanyahu's party has 15 ministers in the outgoing government. In the incoming coalition, they'll have a bit fewer. These are the MKs hoping to get their hands on portfolios
On Wednesday night, the High Court of Justice ruled against petitions to bar a lawmaker with criminal charges from forming a government
Likud and Kahol Lavan shorten freeze on top government appointments, remove ban on non-coronavirus related legislation
Under the legislation drafted by a Gantz aide, neither leader could name himself a prime minister as part of a no-confidence motion against the other
Likud, Kahol Lavan retreat on wholesale granting of portfolios to failed Knesset candidates for fear High Court would cancel it
The right-wing Yamina slate, which includes three acting ministers, says 'Netanyahu is showing us the way out,' and that they prefer to act from the opposition
Who will be Knesset speaker, and who takes the Justice Ministry? Now that Netanyahu and Gantz established a government, this is how the portfolios will likely be divided
After three stalemate elections, the two political rivals decided to form a government together and rotate the premiership ■ Agreement includes veto power for Netanyahu on appointing new attorney general, state prosecutor
Two key issues, appointing judges and a proposed bill to ensure Gantz is sworn in as prime minister after Netanyahu, remained unresolved in unity talks between the two
Gantz says this is Israel's 'moment of truth,' calls on Netanyahu to show responsibility ■ Rivlin agrees to a joint request to extend Gantz's mandate
Netanyahu could be forced to give Gantz his post if High Court rules indicted politicians cannot serve as prime minister. Kahol Lavan still wants coalition, but possibly not enough to agree to Likud’s new terms
Gantz, who is still negotiating a unity deal with Netanyahu, has until Monday at midnight to form a government