Two weeks to go: The chances for mergers are highest on the far right, not the mainstream right, even though political scientists are having a hard time figuring out the ideological differences between Naftali Bennett and Gideon Sa’ar
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 premier is hoping that his success in having his indictments amended will lead Knesset legal adviser to decide he has the right to request immunity again
Dayan says he joined Likud renegade Sa'ar 'out of a sense of commitment to a much-needed change of government'
The Knesset member, Israel Eichler, had been at political meeting two days before announcing he had contracted COVID-19
The social equality minister is the eighth figure to leave Gantz's party in past weeks, while those close to her cite her belief that Kahol Lavan will join up with far-right Yamina
Agreement leaves Likud without natural vote-sharing partner ■ Left-wing Meretz announces two Arab candidates in top five slots
According to the outgoing justice minister, Gantz floated the idea of running on a joint ticket with Yamina as the two former allies traded parting blows
Defense minister says he intends to lead his party again in Israel's March election ■ Speech follows justice minister's departure from Kahol Lavan to join Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai's new party
Gantz demands Nissenkorn's resignation as justice minister, expected to and take over the role himself as parties prepare for March election
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At a meeting with Israel’s ambassador in Washington, Joe Biden called U.S. aid to Israel ‘the biggest bang for our buck’ and described Saudi Arabia as ‘no more than a collection of 500 princes and their families’
About two months ago, Ofer Shelah declared that he had asked Lapid to hold primaries for the party leadership, and stated that he intended to run in them
Ze’ev Elkin, who served in a range of posts including as Netanyahu’s coalition head, blasts ‘cult of personality’ ■ Naftali Bennett announces he will run for prime minister, criticizes PM's handling of coronavirus crisis
Netanyahu will flaunt COVID vaccines and peace, Kahol Lavan might fall into oblivion and the Joint List is facing a split as Israel gears up for its fourth election in two years
Attempts by Gantz and Netanyahu to buy more time have failed, turning their coalition into a zombie government until the anticipated March ballot, Israel's fourth in two years
Knesset votes down bill that would postpone deadline for passing budget, bringing Israel closer to its fourth election in two years
Kahol Lavan said a proposed bill would allow an extra week for negotiations, but if coalition partners fail to reach an agreement, Israelis will return to the polls on March 23
In return, Netanyahu will promise to uphold the rotation agreement with Gantz ■ Gantz's party denies the report, but some say he's 'having a panic attack'
The Knesset is expected to dissolve by Wednesday if the 2020 budget is not passed
The Knesset’s legal counsel clarified on Tuesday that the date for its dissolution, in the event that the budget isn't approved, is midnight on December 23
Sa'ar formally registers his new party, which polls predict could become Israel's second biggest
Legislation, which must pass three more votes, would require government entities to recognize illegal outposts for government funding, infrastructure and construction of public buildings
With deadline looming, Likud and Kahol Lavan continue their political tug of war over senior appointments as Israel edges closer to a fourth election in two years
Gadi Eisenkot can run in the next Knesset election, but cannot assume a ministerial post until 2022 ■ Gantz looking to secure new state prosecutor in quid pro quo deal with Likud
Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz was not informed of nomination, despite coalition agreement requiring the consent and coordination of his Kahol Lavan party
The Knesset would automatically dissolve if a budget is not passed, and few options remain for avoiding Israel's fourth election in two years
Yoaz Hendel has announced his support for former Likud lawmaker Gideon Sa'ar's candidacy for prime minister, as Israel set for fourth election in two years
The prime minister is set for his first official visit to the Gulf state following normalization on the same day the state budget deadline expires, sending Israel to its fourth election in two years
Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Handel, who have worked for the prime minster, announce they will join Sa'ar's new party: 'Being a rightist doesn't mean being a Bibi-ist'
'The movement has become a tool to serve the interests of the prime minister, including those related to his criminal trial,' lawmaker Gideon Sa'ar says, days after the Knesset voted to dissolve in a preliminary vote