Netanyahu invites Lieberman to an urgent meeting shortly after the Yisrael Beiteinu chairman tells reporters that his party has yet to receive an official offer to join the government.
If the Zionist Union joins the coalition, Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint Arab List, will compete for the position, and his chances look good.
Pressure is mounting on Labor members to take their party leader's side. Eleven of the 24 Zionist Union MKs have already stated categorically that they will not join Herzog if he joins the government.
Shelly Yacimovich slams Zionist Union faction head Isaac Herzog for 'journey of humiliation' en route to entering the coalition.
Israeli prime minister and opposition leader issue statements supporting resumption of peace process. On Sunday, Herzog said unity government posed a 'rare' opportunity to improve Israel's Mideast ties.
Ministers holding these positions are considered 'red flags' from the left’s perspective, source says, and removing them would be a significant achievement. Lawmakers from Herzog's party accuse him of hiding details of deal.
Ya'alon made the speech in apparent defense of IDF general who caused storm by highlighting 'concerning societal trends in Israel.'
Opposition to becoming part of Netanyahu's coalition remains strong within Zionist Union party.
Lieberman flatly rejects offer as 'spin' to coax Zionist Union into Netanyahu government, after PM says chances of unity government with center-left part are low.
Herzog is expected to offer his Zionist Union's co-leader Livni two cabinet portfolios to soften her opposition, but a source said her resistance stems from principle.