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Netanyahu Coalition Crisis Eases as Naftali Bennett Walks Back Threats to Resign

TEL AVIV – Education Minister and head of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett on Monday walked back on a promise to quit the coalition if he is not made defense minister, saying he would back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the role and ensure Israel goes back to “winning” its wars.

Israeli politician former Likud minister and head the Kulanu party, Moshe Kahlon, delivers a speech during a debate on economy on March 11, 2015 in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Six days before Israel votes in a snap general election, the centre-left Zionist Union opened a lead of …

Kahlon: Gaza Truce ‘Not A Win’ for Hamas

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said Saturday that the Israeli government knew that the truce with Palestinian terror group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would not be a popular decision, but that security chiefs were unanimous in their recommendations that this was the right course of action.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening of an exhibition showcasing the 1976 Israeli commando rescue raid that freed hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda, as he attends the event at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Report: Netanyahu Tells Allies He May Face Early Elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly told ministers in his coalition that he will not be able to appoint Education Minister Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home party to the defense minister post because of opposition to the move from other coalition partners, a development which likely puts Israel on course for early elections.

A money exchanger holds a handful of Israeli shekels in the market place on June 12, 2015, Gaza City, Gaza.

Israel Approves Emergency Financial Aid For Fire Victims

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon approved on Saturday evening a stipend of 2,500 shekels ($650) per person for those who have fled the raging fires nationwide over the past five days and could not return to their homes either because they were destroyed or are currently uninhabitable.

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Israel Reportedly Preparing Plan to Boost Palestinian Economy

The Times of Israel reports: Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has met several times with his Palestinian counterpart Shukri Bishara in recent weeks to hammer out a plan for boosting economic assistance to the Palestinians, according to a Sunday report. Kahlon

Matkot is the most popular game on Israel's beaches, with fierce, hard-hitting sessions played on the Tel Aviv waterfront and shores across the country. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

OECD: Israelis are Underpaid, Overworked but Happy, Healthy

TEL AVIV – Despite a huge gap between rich and poor, a dismal housing market, and low wages, Israel still ranks high in terms of overall life satisfaction, according to a report released Sunday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Oren Book Leads Fellow Party Member, US Ambassador to Deny Obama Damaged U.S-Israel Relations

Moshe Kahlon, the head of the populist Kulanu party in Israel, apologized to the Obama administration for the recent comments made by fellow party member Michael Oren (who formerly served as the Israeli Ambassador to the United States), who next week is releasing “Ally,” which in part is a scathing critique of the administration’s position on Israel.