Benjamin Netanyahu put together his coalition but not before he got in one last snub. In true Bibi style, he also made sure he got the last word.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will likely encounter harsh opposition within his Likud party if high-ranking ministers and Knesset members soon find themselves without a job.
Netanyahu is almost there. As Israeli politicians took a pause in their discussions for the Shabbat break, all sides expressed optimism that a new coalition could be announced within days.
An Israeli coalition including right winger Naftali Bennett would tackle the Haredi draft exemption but put peace on the back burner. Hillel Halkin explains why the left should embrace it.
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an additional 14 days to try to form a new government after he was unable to complete the task during an initial 28-day period.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Shimon Peres to request an extension in forming a government.
The slow pace of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition building, held up by disputes over state benefits for ultra-Orthodox Jews, has raised speculation Israel may be forced into a new election.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Yair Lapid, the surprise runner-up in an election last month, to try to draw him into a broad government that could bridge Israel’s religious divide.
Israel’s final election results show that the right-wing and left-wing blocs are evenly split with 60 seats apiece, even closer than exit polls predicted.