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There are low expectations for a political breakthrough on the formation of a national unity government by next Wednesday, when Gantz’s mandate ends.
Liberman accuses Netanyahu of "begging Egypt to help us surrender."
Acting Justice Minister Amir Ohana (still in office at press time) has openly accused the state prosecution of manufacturing criminal probes against him.
“On a moral and ethical level, and on a practical level, you cannot lead a government if and when an indictment is submitted against you,” Gantz said to Netanyahu.
Even if Bennett is just temporarily filling the role, there hasn’t been a full-time defense minister since Yisrael Beitenu chairman Avigdor Liberman quit in November 2018.
Political Affairs: A ghost town full of restless spirits
The sides plan to meet for further talks in the coming days.
"He creates panic from every issue and talks about it"
Democratic Union co-chairwoman Stav Shaffir: "A former justice minister pimped the Attorney General for a cabinet seat. What we see here is political bribery at its lowest."
Sitting in the Democratic Union campaign offices in Tel Aviv this week, Horowitz sought to explain why the left-wing has been so bereft of power and influence for so long.
Political Affairs: Ready to fight on the Right
The building in question is located at 301 East 66th St. in New York's Upper East Side.
United Right leader Ayelet Shaked said her party would recommend Netanyahu because he is currently the leader of the right wing bloc.
Bennett: Otzma Yehudit is kosher in a technical bloc.
Lapid's tweet comes in response to the report by Channel 12 on Saturday night that Netanyahu had asked the Civil Service to extend Dermer’s term beyond September 30.
Netanyahu summons Rafi Peretz to plan strategy
The meeting took place in Tel Aviv and was not open to media coverage.
Yogev: We need to reconquer territory • Barbivai: Hit Hamas hard and then improve life for Strip's residents
Politics: Picking the winning teams?
Shaffir received an endorsement on Sunday from Rabbi Gilad Kariv, who heads the Reform movement in Israel.
“There is no problem with a unity government,” Lapid wrote on Twitter. “There is only one man, only one, who has to move aside and go deal with his indictments.”
‘We are fighting to stop the descent into apartheid’ says party leader Zandberg.
And why BDS is unprogressive.
Two years since he was elected to the post of Labor party leader, Gabbay announced on Tuesday that he would not run in the July 2 Labor leadership race.
"I realize it will be a huge challenge ahead but I know I can do it for the party and especially the country," he said. "Together, we will bring life back to the party."
A source in New Right told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that it was “99% certain” that New Right would run together with another party.
It is commonplace on long nights of voting that MKs leave to the market for dinner and even a bit of entertainment. But Wednesday night, like never before, the Knesset became the shuk.
After the New Right did not cross the electoral threshold, Bennett was expecting to take a break from politics, while Shaked was sought by multiple parties.
PM: The more we prepare for an election, the less likely it is that there will be an election
Rivlin has decided to give Netanyahu the time he needs to form a government within the limits of the law without interfering.
Lapid won’t commit to running as Gantz’s number two again.
The officials' intention is that one of Trump's close associates would call Yisrael Beytenu leader and explain the importance the United States sees in establishing a government.
“There is no reason to paralyze the country for another year and a half and waste billions when there is a solution [to the dispute over the conscription bill],” Netanyahu said.
The plan is for the Knesset to cast its final vote on the bill on Wednesday.
Netanyahu maintains his power, and so do the Haredim. Liberman is getting stronger and Bennett and Shaked mark a political resurrection.
So if another election would be held, would Israel really continue toward a two-party system, and is it a foregone conclusion that Netanyahu would win a sixth time?
Avigdor Liberman wrote that "We are in favor of a right-wing government and against a haredi government!"
Avigdor Liberman wrote that "We are in favor of a right-wing government and against a haredi government!"
The overnight talks have reportedly yielded no advance in the negotiations, as the deadline draws near.
Coalition deals have demanded all parties back Netanyahu to continue as prime minister even if a final indictment is issued against him.
“Things have finally started moving,” a source in Yisrael Beytenu said.
The Knesset House Committee voted in favor of advancing the bill to the second and third vote in the Knesset, with eight members voting in favor and six against.
The sources disclaimed that Netanyahu will consider calling for elections once more if he sees no significant progress with the coalition talks during the upcoming week.
The prime minister’s remarks came as the cabinet voted to cancel the limitation on the number of ministers in a government, which would make it easier to reach coalition agreements.
Coalition talks impasse continues; major parties haven’t submitted candidates for State Comptroller
The 180-degree turnaround by Netanyahu followed a tense number of weeks in which Netanyahu's lawyers refused to set a meeting date or to accept the case file, demanding that the date be pushed off.
The proposal to hold primaries was proposed by current party leader Avi Gabbay, after the party's failure at the national elections, in which the party received only six Knesset seats.
Rivlin gave Netanyahu the maximum additional time to form a government, 14 days.
"Netanyahu's lawyers scorn the prosecution and the institution of the attorney-general's office. Mandelblit needs to throw them off all of the stairs."
Lapid: Netanyahu doesn’t deserve a pre-indictment hearing.
“It cannot be that the government authorized work on the holy Shabbat when they’re sitting with us for coalition negotiations,” a spokesman for UTJ co-leader Moshe Gafni said.
The 21st Knesset are being inaugurated on Tuesday, welcoming 49 first-time lawmakers.
Israel holds world record for most bills proposed; Knesset legal adviser report shows private member bills more likely to pass with support across political spectrum
Netanyahu is interested in a merger between his Likud and Kahlon’s Kulanu parties.
Netanyahu and horse-trading, or the art of coalition formation.
As the election battle ends, many more fights are just getting started.
In an election campaign marked by the candidacies of a number of retired IDF generals, Gal Hirsch of the Magen Party stands apart.
"Tweeting is not killing anyone," said ex-IDF intel chief Amos Yadlin in debate with ex-CIA head David Petraeus at INSS conference.
The Meretz activists will display an electronic changing billboard entirely made up of pictures of women at Dizengoff Center on Friday.
"The Zionist vision is being realized here, from the foundations up to the rafters: planting a root into the earth of the homeland - and at the same time taking off to the peak of success."
The Agriculture Ministry will decorate the Knesset with fruit in the spirit of the holiday.
‘This office is more important than anything,’ A-G says in on-record interview
"Benny Gantz was one of the commanders who turned his back on him, and did not do 'everything in his power' to save his life."
Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo endorsed the former chief of staff at a meeting with Druze leaders, saying that he could make a good leader for the country.
Smotrich has his own plans to try to lead the bloc.
“Miriam Peretz has devoted her life to education and imparting the Jewish and Zionist heritage while conducting lectures to youth and soldiers."
Livni emphasized the need to make a clear division between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.
Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, whose four-year command of the IDF ends next Tuesday, was a warrior and a statesman.
Gallant officially joins Likud; Ohana most popular freshman MK; Hazan could be bumped to unrealistic spot.
She has introduced laws aimed at increasing the protection of the personal safety of infants and toddlers while serving as the chairwoman of the Committee on Children Rights.
"We were hit by 500 rockets and accepted a ceasefire with Hamas on their terms," said the former defense minister.
Poll finds only three percent gap between PM, Gantz.
It remains to be seen if Ta'al, running as an individual party, can pass the electoral threshold.
The prime minister’s challenge also misunderstands the purpose of the confrontation. It is not to speak to the public. It is to gather evidence which can later be admissible in court.
The party, which is a Hebrew acronym for Jewish state democratic state, was founded 30 years ago by Har Etzion yeshiva head Rabbi Amital and was relaunched in June after a period of inactivity.
"I remember harsher times for the Labor party, and we managed to stand on our feet."
Born to Eitan and Sarah Livni, respectively the Irgun’s operations officer and one of the warriors he commanded, Tzipi was raised in the milieu of the “warring family.”
After a week in which Bayit Yehudi and the Zionist Union both surprisingly split, making political predictions about the Israeli election has never been more foolish.
Gantz: I don’t threaten anyone
Ariel and Yishai spoke briefly earlier this week after Bennett and Shaked formed the New Right and agreed to continue a dialogue on a joint run.
Is the documentary’s wide release perfect timing for Netanyahu, or for his opponents?
This Knesset approved the Zionist Union's request to divide. After the move, the Labor party will have 18 MKs and Hatenua 6.
Livni said repeatedly on Tuesday that she intends to try to build a political block of parties ahead of the election.
“From my experience, those who say they are not in the Right or the Left are in the Left,” Netanyahu said.
The appointment was approved by the party's Council of Torah Sages.
"Even after 30 years of public service, I have plenty more to contribute to the state," Prosor said.
Hayemin Hehadash expected to finish in double-figures.
It is possible that one of the new parties being formed will recruit Oren, if they decide having a foreign policy specialist is important to them.
Danon, a popular Likud politician with a keen eye for international relations, is known for being a strong supporter of the settlement movement.
"I will not join a coalition led by Netanyahu, no matter what."
Bayit Yehudi will choose its Knesset candidates in a primary among its 30,000 members the first week of February.
If, as expected, Netanyahu is eventually indicted, and if he refuses to resign, the High Court is more likely to force him out if they view him as a threat to the rule of law.
The law allows a prime minister to remain in office under indictment, until he is convicted and all avenues of appeal are exhausted.
City of David VP running in Bayit Yehudi primary