israeli politics

Ayelet Shaked: Israeli Right Must Unify for Sept. Elections

Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a group of New York Republican leaders visiting the Jewish state this week that Israel’s right-wing, which unsuccessfully ran under separate banners during the recent April elections, must unify as a single political constellation ahead of Sept. 17 national elections.

Israeli Justice minister Ayelet Shaked delivers a speech during the swearing-in ceremony for the incoming Israeli president of the Supreme Court, Esther Hayut, at the Israeli Presidential residence in Jerusalem on October 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Appoints Israel’s First Openly Gay Minister

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appointed Amir Ohana to replace Ayelet Shaked as justice minister, making him the first openly gay cabinet minister. Shaked was fired by Netanyahu earlier this week after she and former education

Israeli Knesset member Amir Ohana attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Taps Netanyahu to Form 35th Government

TEL AVIV – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday officially appointed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the task of forming a new government for the 21st Knesset and added a plea that the Israeli premier do everything in his fifth term to bridge divides in the nation after an “us versus them” election campaign.

Netanyahu formally named next Israeli PM

Final Polls: Gantz Leading but Right-Wing Bloc Stronger

The final batch of polls conducted before Tuesday’s elections showed the centrist Blue and White widening its lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, even as the surveys unanimously indicated that the incumbent prime minister was best positioned to form the next government.

This combination of pictures created on April 02, 2019 shows (L) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to journalists in Jerusalem on February 3, 2019 and former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz delivering his first electoral speech in Tel Aviv on January 29, 2019