With the mandate for cobbling a coalition together about to pass to his rival, the sword of indictment dangling over his neck and untold pressures at home, Benjamin Netanyahu has entered a state of uncharacteristic paralysis
The prime minister is craving validation and reinforcement. Thursday's Likud meeting, which reaffirmed Netanyahu's role as party chairman, didn’t give him anything other than weak applause and a press release
Analysis Alongside Pleas for Unity, Netanyahu Revealed His Bluff: There Will Be No Rotation Agreement
Meeting between the PM and Lieberman mainly benefited the latter ■ And Gantz is wondering from whose experience he should learn
Netanyahu is racing against the legal and political clock while trying to hold fast to power, but Gantz won't be able to get rid of him
Despite losing the election, the Prime Minister and all his indictments keep holding the country hostage
After his double defeat, Netanyahu throws himself into Gantz’s arms. He knows he's on borrowed time ■ After going out of his way to help his friend win two elections, Trump is now giving Bibi the cold shoulder
After waging the battle of his life, Netanyahu waged a campaign of incitement and lies, driving away thousands of sane and moderate voters
'Only two governments are possible,' he said, 'one led by me, or of the left and the Arab parties.' But will Likud let Bibi lead it if he's indicted?
Israel Election Results: Rivlin Not Expected to Meet With Netanyahu, Gantz Before Talks With Party Leaders
Likud and Kahol Lavan sources estimate that a meeting between the two leaders is possible but would not be Rivlin's first move
A victory that ends with the establishment of a right-wing-ultra-Orthodox coalition will give him the authority – as far as he is concerned – to break Israeli democracy
The prime minister rudely pounced on his interviewers from home, while all other party leaders were asked to come to the studio. But this time he didn't deny his tricks
If there's no breakthrough in the coming days, we will find ourselves, the morning after the election, mired deep in a political and constitutional nightmare. Will it be left to the president to save the day?
After using up every other trick, Netanyahu pulls out of his hat his last remaining rabbit. But even the U.S. administration is skeptical
The prime minister's draft bill was a red herring. The furor that he knew the whole initiative would cause had a number of political objectives
With claims that Arabs are 'stealing' the election, accusations that the media are launching a 'terror attack' on the truth, and taped screeching against a former minister, Bibi has outdone even himself this week
No issue has elicited as much passion from the Israeli leader as the media, and even after being forced to drop the title of communications minister, he returns to the crime scene like an addict. But will it affect his support base?
Netanyahu and his family see before them the danger of forced separation from the official residence on Balfour Street, from immunity and power, and they are losing it
Although the attacks in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq added some fuel to Bibi's campaign fire, he is coming around to the idea of a unity government with Kahol Lavan's leaders – at least, some of them
Analysis In Deal With Far-right Leader, Netanyahu Edges Closer to Reelection. Next Up: The Kahanists
Zehut chairman has a couple of weeks to enjoy the legitimacy Netanyahu just gave him, but after the election he and his cannabis reform will be at the prime minister's mercy
What the heck was Channel 12 News thinking when it gave in to a base PR trick by desperate mustache-less Labor-Gesher leader, Amir Peretz?
Netanyahu is putting all his eggs in Likud's basket, while Gantz and Lieberman sign a deal to shouts of 'we told you so,' from both the center-left and the right
The most optimistic scenario Netanyahu's rivals can envision ■ The only politician daring to bring up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this election season
Prime minister’s request marks new phase in his war against what he and his son Yair have dubbed 'propaganda channels'
Minister Smotrich's latest tantrum over the justice system doesn't warrant a mere apology. It calls for his immediate sacking
Netanyahu sought visit to boost his campaign ■ With Israel's Foreign Ministry on strike, Japanese mobilized to help ■ Prime Minister Abe cleared his schedule ■ So what made Netanyahu cancel the visit? Two theories
If ‘bad boy’ Yair Lapid keeps it up, Kahol Lavan’s demise may be a matter of time – as may Bibi’s if a certain scenario is realized
Vows by Knesset candidates from the premier's party will be meaningless if after Israel's September election they stand to lose power by sticking with him
As the party lists were locked in place this week, and the right finally 'united,' Likudniks are asking, where is the leader guiding us?
He could have had a restrained, downsized and loyal Ayelet Shaked on the list of top ten Likud Knesset candidates. But now she's back, and in a big way, leading a right-wing union that may have the power to dethrone him
Ehud Barak takes one for the team ■ Labor remains outside of the left-wing hookup, and Itzik Shmuli is now in a pinch ■ Netanyahu throws himself a surprise party