Israel

Gantz party says no to Netanyahu-led unity government

Israeli PM says he is 'surprised' after Blue and White party leader says he should be PM in a broad unity government.

Gantz party says no to Netanyahu-led unity government

Israel

Israel's Netanyahu calls on rival Gantz to form unity government

President Reuven Rivlin, who is tasked with approving a cabinet, welcomed the call for a broad coalition of main rivals.

Israel's Netanyahu calls on rival Gantz to form unity government

Israel

Rivals heading for deadlock in Israel election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks unlikely to win a 61-seat majority as coalition negotiations loom.

Israel election: Partial results show rivals heading for deadlock

Israel

Israel election: Exit polls show race too close to call

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future remains in the balance after second vote this year.

Israel election: Exit polls show race too close to call

Israel

Israelis vote in poll seen as referendum on Netanyahu

Analysts say Benjamin Netanyahu unlikely to be able to secure majority, raising prospect of unity government.

Israel election: Voting under way in second poll in five months

Israel

'Desperate to be re-elected': Will Netanyahu win Israel vote?

Public opinion appears divided on eve of poll over future of PM facing prospect of being indicted in corruption cases.

'Desperate to be re-elected': Will Netanyahu win Israel vote?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli PM again vows to annex 'all' West Bank settlements

Benjamin Netanyahu has made a series of election pledges in recent weeks as Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday.

Israeli PM again vows to annex 'all' West Bank settlements

Opinion

Magician or con artist: Why does Netanyahu keep winning?

The Israeli prime minister has managed to deploy the same old tricks every time his re-election has been threatened.

Akiva Eldar

by Akiva Eldar

Akiva Eldar

Israel

Netanyahu denies report of Israeli spying near White House

Israeli prime minister calls media report about surveillance in Washington, DC a 'complete fabrication'.

Netanyahu denies report of Israeli spying near White House

Inside Story

Will Israel's Netanyahu annex the Jordan Valley?

Israel's prime minister has pledged to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election.

Occupied West Bank

Palestinians in Jordan Valley: 'Our lands are already annexed'

Netanyahu's pledge to formalise de facto Israeli control over Jordan Valley provokes unease among Palestinian residents.

Palestinians in Jordan Valley: 'Our lands are already annexed'

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu, Putin to meet as Russia condemns annexation plan

Meeting comes as Moscow warns pre-election pledge could lead to a 'sharp escalation of tensions in the region'.

Netanyahu, Putin to meet as Russia condemns annexation plan

Israel

Israel election: Where do the parties stand on the occupation?

Most of the 31 parties in the running have declared their stance on Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Israel election: Where do the parties stand on the occupation?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex Jordan Valley

Some 65,000 Palestinians and 11,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in the area - mostly under Israeli military control.

Occupied West Bank

Netanyahu's pre-election visit to Hebron sparks protest

Palestinians denounce the visit as a ploy to garner right-wing Israeli votes.

Netanyahu's pre-election visit to Hebron sparks protest