Netanyahu wants the right to look at Mendelblit’s signature on the indictment and see Rabin’s signature on the Oslo Accords, to look at the center-left camp and see Hamas
Israel Election 2019
The leaders of Hosen L’Yisrael and Yesh Atid have shown political maturity in setting aside their egos to run together
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Netanyahu is sowing fear that his rivals will give back land to Palestinians and thrust Israel back to the days of suicide bombers, but this election is actually all about his own survival
There is no other political glue uniting this new venture, and in case of failure it will be summarily dismantled
Netanyahu touts Israel's diplomatic and economic standing, warns against 'left-wing generals pretending to be right wing'
Benny Gantz calls for 'national reconciliation instead of incitement' in first press conference since announcing merger with Yair Lapid to form Kahol Lavan
Netanyahu's Trump-inspired Embrace of Racist Right Is Repulsive, but Gantz-Lapid Threat Means You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
For all his achievements, the prime minister is doomed to go down in history as the leader who corrupted his country’s soul to stay in power
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
Israel’s 2019 political landscape is looking very military, very male and really puts the 'general' in 'general election'
The leader of the Kach party, which advocated for an Israel free of Arabs, was assassinated in 1990, but his extremist beliefs will likely be represented in the next Knesset due to a pact between two far-right parties
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'
Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz have just joined forces, forming a new center-left bloc. What does this mean for voters, and how can the new alliance tip the power balance?
In an interview, Avi Nissenkorn stresses his commitment to a free market
Lapid rightly accused Gantz of ambiguity on values and ideology, but it’s just as true about Lapid and the whole nothing of a center
The party that considers itself a bastion of morality has turned itself into the door through which despicable racists and violent nationalists will enter the halls of power
The prime minister has again proved that there is no level to which he will not sink to preserve his power and avoid an indictment
Leaders say Netanyahu’s move will hurt Israel’s image and create rift with Jewish Americans, warn that future MKs could be denied entry to U.S.
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
Possible mergers and changes are still on the table ahead of Thursday's deadline to formally register party rosters
Tal Russo, former IDF general, says he grew up on Labor values, including 'security first, then a hand outstretched for peace' ■ Labor chair Gabbay: Likud is morally corrupt
Ashdod has been a bulwark of support for the prime minister and his Likud party, but on a recent visit Haaretz discovers growing discontent toward the country’s long-serving leader
Unified list would prevent 'the establishment of a leftist government, God forbid,' but other partners – still reluctant to join forces – have yet to agree
Hosen L'Yisrael's chairman understands the chances of ousting Netanyahu are slim, and is focusing on fighting for the leadership of his bloc
Akirov, Mozes, Adelson or Maimon: Behind every party in the race hides a Mr. Moneybags who contributes funds or effort to the cause. Here’s the lineup
Maj. Gen. (res.) Tal Russo will be slated number 2 on the party's roster ■ Yisrael Beiteinu unveils Knesset slate
Former army chief takes aim at prime minister, calls on Lapid to meet 'tonight'
Netanyahu is looking to a viciously supremacist party called Jewish Power to put his re-election campaign over the top
Israel’s ‘problem child’ parties pose an electoral dilemma for the right: Netanyahu needs their votes to win and is encouraging them to join forces – but no one wants to go through with it
In Hebrew, Netanyahu says he destroyed John Kerry’s peace plan, which his rival Benny Gantz pursued. So why does he portray himself as defender of the initiative in English?
After 20 years in politics, Livni found that the public had turned its back on her ideological hallmark – a two-state solution as a guarantee of Israel’s continued existence as a Jewish democracy
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
The former justice and foreign minister says her party won't run in upcoming election: 'I am leaving politics but I will not allow the hope for peace to leave Israel'
Hosen L’Yisrael is predicted 18-20 Knesset seats, while Netanyahu's Likud maintains solid 30
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
Hardened by terror and frustrated by failed peace efforts, Israelis don’t want to hear about the evils of occupation or ways of ending it
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Speaking on sidelines of Munich Security Conference, main Netanyahu rival says his government would act to reach sustainable peace
The move followed a court challenge over the number of ministerial posts held by the prime minister
Politicians, media, money and mafia-like conduct: An indictment in Case 2000 may include charges of bribery or breach of trust – but the corruption it represents goes much deeper
Head of country's largest labor federation leaving post to join former army chief's Hosen L'Yisrael party
Few Israelis have heard of Dr. Ofer Cassif, the Jewish representative on the far-leftist Hadash party's Knesset slate. On April 9, that will change