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Netanyahu, Gantz Forge a Unity Government Deal

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz signed a coalition agreement to form a unity government, ending a year and a half political deadlock.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz (Yonatan Sindel / AFP / Getty)

Blue and White Party Pushes Law to Oust Netanyahu

TEL AVIV – The Blue and White party on Wednesday confirmed it was working on getting a law passed that would prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as an indicted prime minister, from leading the country.

Israel's Netanyahu vows 'immediate' annexation steps if re-elected

Netanyahu’s Likud in Clear Lead, Nabs Nearly 30% of Votes

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party gained almost 30 percent of the votes tallied so far by Tuesday afternoon, indicating a major victory that well surpasses its results in the previous two Israel elections.

Israeli singer Regev Hod (unseen) holds a microphone for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he and his wife appear before supporters at the Likud party campaign headquarters in the coastal city of Tel Aviv early on March 3, 2020, after polls officially closed. - Netanyahu claimed "a giant victory" in …

Netanyahu Challenges Gantz to Rare Televised Debate

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday challenged his main political rival, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, to a rare election debate ahead of the March 2 elections. 

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Another Benny Gantz Aide Compares Trump to Hitler

TEL AVIV – For the second time in three days, a senior aide to Blue and White chief Benny Gantz – this time his main campaign strategist Joel Benenson – was discovered to have made incendiary comments on social media against President Donald Trump, including calling him “deranged,” “bigot” and “narcissist” and drawing comparisons with Hitler.

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Netanyahu Charges Blue and White with ‘Total Dependence’ on Arab Joint List Party

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused his main rival, Benny Gantz, of being “entirely dependent” on the Joint List of Arab parties in order to form a government, after MK Ahmad Tibi threatened Gantz’s Blue and White party that his party would not join a coalition if it continues to back annexation of the Jordan Valley.

Ahmed Tibi (R), Israeli-Arab politician and leader of the Arab Movement for Change party, poses for a picture with a man using his phone to take a "selfie", as he stands at the Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on August 16, 2019, with the Dome of …

Likud to Hold Primaries If Israeli Elections Called

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acquiesced Monday to demands that his Likud party hold primaries for the party leadership in the case that new elections are called, pitting the prime minister against his main challenger within the party MK Gideon Sa’ar. 

Israeli Likud Party member and former Interior Minister Gidon Saar attends an election campaign meeting in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 04, 2019. - Analysts say the primaries have shown that Netanyahu's power within the party is not without limits, as evident in the success of Gideon …

Netanyahu, Gantz Meeting Israeli President in Expected Bid for Unity Coalition

After completing meetings with party representatives to hear their recommendations as to who should form the next government, and with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz receiving majority support in the new Knesset, President Reuven Rivlin on Monday issued an invitation for a meeting between the two in an attempt to move forward in the coalition-building process.

TEL AVIV - A majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will beat his main political rival Benny Gantz in April's elections and serve another term, tie David Ben-Gurion and become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, a new poll aired Monday showed.

Benny Gantz: Israeli Voters Want Unity Government

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Thursday dismissed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer of a unity government that includes all the religious right-wing parties, insisting that the next coalition should have himself as prime minister, not Netanyahu, and be committed to liberal policies on religious issues.

Retired Israeli General Benny Gantz, leader and candidate of the Israel Resilience party that is part of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, gestures during a press conference in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 19, 2019. - Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's …