Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu's rivals eye new government

Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz in talks with a smaller party to break deadlock after last week's elections.

Benjamin Netanyahu's rivals eye new government

Middle East

Security upped for Israel election challenger Gantz after threats

Threats against Blue and White alliance's Benny Gantz came in the wake of last week's inconclusive general elections.

Security upped for Israel election challenger Gantz after threats

Israel

Israel's Netanyahu falls short of parliamentary majority

Likud emerges as largest individual party in final count, but Netanyahu's right-wing bloc falls short of majority.

Israel's Netanyahu falls short of parliamentary majority

Inside Story

Can Benjamin Netanyahu finally form a government?

Israeli prime minister's bloc celebrates victory following three elections in less than a year.

Israel

Likud's Netanyahu in lead to form Israel's next government

Embattled prime minister and his allies are ahead of rivals in Israel's third election in less than a year.

Likud's Netanyahu in lead to form Israel's next government

Israel

Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu holds edge over rival

Exit polls say PM Netanyahu secured 37 of parliament's 120 seats with rival Gantz at 32.

Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu holds edge over rival

Israel

Israel's left and right 'stuck in segregationist, racist trap'

Many Jewish Israelis of Zionist left expected to vote for Arab Joint List, to stand against 'racist nationalism'.

Israel's left and right 'stuck in segregationist, racist trap'

Occupied West Bank

Netanyahu pledges to build new settler homes ahead of elections

Israeli PM pledged to revive contentious E1 plan and to build 3,500 new illegal settler homes in occupied West Bank.

Netanyahu pledges to build new settler homes ahead of elections

Middle East

How will the US Middle East plan impact the Israeli election?

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has yet to see a boost in pre-vote polls ahead of March 2 election, analysts say.

How will the US Middle East plan impact the Israeli election?

Israel

Netanyahu vows thousands of new settler homes in East Jerusalem

Israeli NGO calls settlement expansion 'state suicide' as it severs East Jerusalem and connection to Bethlehem.

Netanyahu vows thousands of new settler homes in East Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli PM Netanyahu's corruption trial to begin on March 17

Hearings set to begin just two weeks after general elections are held, the country's third vote in less than a year.

Israeli PM Netanyahu's corruption trial to begin on March 17

Opinion

The 'deal of the century' or the 'bluff of the millennium'?

Trump's plan is meant to boost Netanyahu's electoral fortunes and help keep him out of jail. But it can all backfire.

Akiva Eldar

by Akiva Eldar

Akiva Eldar

Middle East

Putin meets Netanyahu, reserves judgement on Middle East plan

Putin tight-lipped on plan criticised by Palestinians as he becomes first leader to meet Netanyahu after deal announced.

Putin meets Netanyahu, reserves judgement on Middle East plan

Middle East

Trump Middle East plan's effect on Israel election campaign

US President Donald Trump's Middle East plan is already having an impact on the final weeks of Israel’s election campaign.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump unveils his Middle East plan amid Palestinian rejections

Palestinians reject Trump's Middle East proposal, calling it a 'conspiracy' that 'will not pass'.

Trump unveils his Middle East plan amid Palestinian rejections