Sources say an unusual number of oil tankers have been sailing between the two countries, and that their alliance will provide Iran's economy with a source of oxygen
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.
Former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who says he won't join government unless ultra-Orthodox men are drafted, could vote against amended bill - which is expected to pass even without his support
Prime minister said before election that Likud would hold the education portfolio, but is now expected to renege and give it to Union of Right-Wing Parties
Yisrael Beiteinu party leader Avigdor Lieberman is making legislation requiring ultra-Orthodox conscription a condition to joining the government
Israel (Srulik) Einhorn tells Haaretz it wasn't a dirty trick to brand Benny Gantz as mentally ill and that critics were 'hypocritical' for focusing on Likud's attack videos
Contradictory reports by elections committee cause confusion about whether or not Hayamin Hehadash passes threshold; Bennett demands recount
Benjamin Netanyahu couldn't have hoped for a better outcome, while Avi Gabbay signed the death certificate for Labor
Police confiscated dozens of cameras while the Central Elections Committee's legal counsel said filming in polling stations was not allowed. Netanyahu: Cameras should be everywhere
Kahol Lavan chair says the Zehut leader and possible kingmaker is not as bad as other right-wing extremists; calls Meretz politically naive and criticizes Arab parties
Sara Netanyahu slam reporters who work for pro-settler, religious news website as 'leftists,' saying they ‘work for Bennett,’ and taking aim at Israel's justice minister: ‘You call that a pretty woman?’
Netanyahu's associates denied at the time that damage had been done, but sources familiar with the events are concerned ■ PM's Office slams 'ridiculous' claim, saying Trump noted the reveal when exiting the Iran deal
Both campaigns claim that Gantz's party is headed for victory: Kahol Lavan’s aim is to unify the ranks, the prime minister's is to scare apathetic Likud voters to the polls
National Security Adviser's aide accused of losing documents at a restaurant before boarding a flight to India
Benny Gantz believes that if tapped by the president, he will have no problem forming a government, sources in his Kahol Lavan party say
Likud general manager may stand trial for funding 'non-partisan' Zazim Yamina, an initiative to mobilize voters to cast their ballots for right-wing parties
The campaign had falsely presented itself as unaffiliated with any specific party, violating election committee guidelines
Loan came three months before Netanyahu made 600% profit by selling shares purchased through holding company whose controlling shareholder was same cousin
'Benny Gantz who is collapsing under the pressure of an election campaign will be not be a defense minister in my government,' PM retorts
Netanyahu’s Party to Spend Millions on Campaign Masquerading as ‘Non-partisan Grassroots' Initiative
Despite election committee guidelines against such projects, Likud launched a canvassing campaign with Netanyahu's backing – without revealing it was behind it
After attack on Kahol Lavan leader over Iranian phone-hack fails to get traction, Likud seeks to employ leaked recording to divert public discourse from 'submarine affair'
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
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