Inside Story

How hard is it to form a government in Israel?

Another deadline to agree on a government has come and gone after Benny Gantz gave up trying.

Israel

Pompeo: US no longer considers Israeli settlements illegal

Pompeo says US will no longer abide by 1978 State Department opinion that settlements are against international law.

Pompeo: US no longer considers Israeli settlements illegal

Inside Story

Who will govern Israel?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has given up his efforts to form a government.

Israel

Israel's Netanyahu gives up on forming new coalition

President Rivlin hands mandate to form new administration to Benny Gantz after Netanyahu admits defeat.

Israel's Netanyahu gives up effort to form new government

Middle East

Israel's Gideon Saar challenges lengthy Netanyahu Likud rule

A former aide and senior cabinet minister under Netanyahu, Gideon Saar has long been considered a rising star in Likud.

Israel's Gideon Saar challenges lengthy Netanyahu Likud rule

Benjamin Netanyahu

What are the charges against Netanyahu?

Lawyers begin arguments in series of hearings as the Israeli leader faces possible indictments in corruption cases.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu chosen to form new Israel government

Netanyahu tasked with assembling a new government after power-sharing talks with strongest rival Benny Gantz fail.

Benjamin Netanyahu chosen to form new Israel government

Israel

Arab parties endorse Gantz, break tradition to remove Netanyahu

Leader of the coalition of Arab parties says they do not endorse Gantz's policies, but hope to end Netanyahu's rule.

Arab parties endorse Gantz, break tradition to remove Netanyahu

Opinion

Israel after Netanyahu?

Six trends underlined by the Knesset elections will determine the future of Israel.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

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

Voting closes in second Israel poll in five months

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

Israel election: Voting closes 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?