Two weeks after his new cabinet was formally sworn in, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still juggling cabinet assignments as he struggles with the Rubik’s Cube of his fourth governing coalition.
Benjamin Netanyahu is racing against the clock to cobble together a right-wing coalition before a Wednesday deadline. J.J. Goldberg says it’s going to be a cliffhanger.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday he would not join the new coalition government being formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, citing disputes over legislation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to keep his fractious coalition together as talk of early elections grows, but in trying to bolster himself domestically he runs the risk of further alienating international partners.
In the lead-up to last year’s Knesset elections, the pro-settlement Jewish Home party released a controversial ad showing party chairman Naftali Bennett smiling alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
If push comes to shove, Benjamin Netanyahu could count on a Knesset majority to back his decision to push for peace talks. Trouble is, most of the opponents are in his own coalition.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tentative agreement to revive U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians met scepticism and scorn on Sunday from some members of his rightist coalition government, including within his own party.
Resistance to Benjamin Netanyahu’s tough stance with the Palestinians is growing from an unlikely source. Israel’s military brass is alarmed that his policies could backfire.
Tzipi Livni is supposed to be in charge of the peace process. But most of the Israeli coalition government opposes new talks and has misgivings about the two-state solution.
Israel’s new government says it has a plan to draft ultra-Orthodox men into the army. But any change won’t happen soon — if ever.