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Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Pennsylvania senator sends personal letter to Netanyahu, Gantz opposing annexation

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Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) has sent a personal letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to express opposition to Israel possibly applying sovereignty to the West Bank. “As Israel...
Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on April 19, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Yair Lapid officially appointed leader of Israel’s opposition

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Yesh Atid-Telem Party chairman and Knesset member Yair Lapid officially became the leader of the Israeli opposition on Wednesday. Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin made the formal announcement about Lapid’s new role at the opening of...
Blue and White Party election posters show leader Benny Gantz and Likud head Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Israel's third round of elections within a year, Feb. 18, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Netanyahu, Gantz ink deal to form new government after year-long political impasse

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz have signed a new coalition agreement to form a “national emergency government” ending a political deadlock that lasted more than a year. “I...
Blue and White Party Benny Gantz holds a press conference at the Kfar Maccabiah Hotel in Ramat Gan on March 7, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Israeli unity negotiations blow up as Gantz walks out

Two hours of talks to finalize a deal for a unity government fell apart Monday morning after Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz walked out of the meeting with incumbent Israeli Prime Minister...
Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz speaks to supporters at the party's headquarters in Tel Aviv on election night, March 3, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Blue and White Party in talks to merge with Labor Party

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After Labor Party chairman Amir Peretz announced that talks are underway to merge with the Blue and White Party headed by Benny Gantz, the Knesset Arrangements Committee approved the breakup of the Labor-Meretz union...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin addresses a largely empty Knesset on the occasion of the swearing-in of the 23rd Knesset. Present is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein and Supreme Court president Esther Hayut on March 16, 2020. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.

Israel’s constitutional crisis has been postponed, not resolved

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After years of leftists crying wolf about democracy being endangered, Israel finally experienced a real constitutional crisis last week. That crisis was temporarily frozen by the decision to form a unity government, but it...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 12, 2020. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.

Israel’s democracy was never in danger

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Israel’s yearlong coalition standoff appears to have finally ended, and not a day too soon. Without a permanent government in place—as opposed to the caretaker government that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led for...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a Likud Party event in Lod, Israel, on Feb. 11, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Netanyahu finally wins Israel’s elections, set to form large center-right government

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In a key political victory, embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured an additional 18 months in office, as challenger Benny Gantz dismantled his Blue and White Party alignment and agreed to bring his smaller...
Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz passes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a memorial ceremony in the Knesset marking 24 years since the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, on Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Whirlwind week ends with unity government in Israel, Netanyahu remaining at the helm

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After nearly a year of political paralysis, Israel is finally on its way towards a national unity government as the nation battles against the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. Benny Gantz, who has stood as Israeli...
Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz and Yisrael Beiteinu Party head Avigdor Lieberman hold a joint statement after meeting in Ramat Gan on March 9, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

New Russian Jewish group seeks to mend Israel-Diaspora ties

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Israel is currently battling two simultaneous crises: the first with the deadly coronavirus pandemic and another on the political front with advocates on both sides arguing that democracy is under threat. Amid the political fallout,...