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Yoaz Hendel accuses Likud of 'Bibi'ism'

Yoaz Hendel accuses Likud of 'Bibi'ism'

"You deserve to be stressed out if you vote together with Balad," New Hope minister says.

Rightist MKs up in arms as Knesset paves way for unity govt vote

Rightist MKs up in arms as Knesset paves way for unity government vote

Knesset Arrangements Committee approves plans to vote on and swear in national unity government next week, drawing fiery response.

Report: New government to immediately resume talks with PA

Report: New government to immediately resume talks with Palestinian Authority

Officials in Change Bloc tell US they plan to renew final status talks with Palestinian Authority as soon as new government is sworn in.

Report: Bennett agrees to a government with Lapid

Report: Bennett agrees to a government with Lapid

An official announcement on the matter is due as early as Saturday night or no later than Sunday.

Rogue Yamina MK responds to his detractors

Rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli responds to his detractors

Chikli is unapologetic for his refusal to join fellow party members in a coalition that includes Meretz or the Joint List.

Report: Is this the unity government?

Report: Is this the unity government?

Proposal would divide government into 3 blocs, right, center, and left, with 8 ministries per bloc.

Bennett: I've begun efforts to form a unity government

Bennett: I've begun efforts to form a unity government

Likud fires back after Bennett says he has begun efforts to form a national unity government: Bennett wants to be PM at all costs.

Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky: Unite all religious Zionist parties

Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky: Unite all religious Zionist parties

Rabbi Kaminetzky lays out his reasons and plans for religious Zionist values in Israel's government

Appointment of police chief postponed yet again

Appointment of chief commissioner of police postponed yet again

Israel hasn't had a permanent chief of police for almost two years, and no end in sight.

What did the Likud offer to Blue and White?

What did the Likud offer to Blue and White?

Report: Netanyahu's party passed an offer to Gantz's party, implying that government could continue to function under certain conditions.

Is COVID-19 the only thing holding Israel’s government together?

Is COVID-19 the only thing holding Israel’s government together?

Another general election no longer sounds like the worst possible scenario. Not when you look at the alternatives. Op-ed.

Netanyahu to Likud MKs: Act like we're heading to an election

Netanyahu to Likud MKs: Act like we're heading to an election

PM to convene crucial meeting this weekend on whether to disband unity gov't, while reportedly telling Likud reps to get into election mode.

Communication Minister calls election discourse 'despicable'

Communication Minister Yoaz Hendel calls election discourse 'despicable'

MK Hendel expresses support for Blue and White position: 'Apart from political need, I don't understand insistence on annual budget.'

Gantz forgoes official residence

Gantz forgoes official residence

Defense Minister announces he is waiving a series of benefits he is entitled to by virtue of his role as Alternate Prime Minister.

World leaders welcome Israel's new government

World leaders welcome Israel's new government

PM Netanyahu and alternate PM Gantz receive greetings over new government from Europe, the US and even India.

Unity gov't to be inaugurated this evening

Unity gov't to be sworn in this evening

Yesterday, coalition agreements were signed with the Shas, UTJ, and Gesher parties.

UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

UTJ receives from the Likud a second Deputy Minister, in addition to the positions it held in the previous government.

Bennett and Netanyahu to meet

Bennett and Netanyahu to meet at Prime Minister's Office

PM and Yamina leader to continue talks for bringing Yamina into the new unity government.

Tensions in Blue and White

Tensions in Blue and White over appointment of Gantz close associate

MK Omer Yankelevitch was placed in the 23rd spot on the Blue and White slate but Gantz still intends to appoint her as a minister.

Unity government to be sworn in next Wednesday

Unity government to be sworn in next Wednesday

Netanyahu and Gantz agree that the new government will be sworn in on Wednesday of next week.

Most Israelis support unity government

Most Israelis support unity government

Poll: Most Israelis support Netanyahu-Gantz unity government, but think Gantz made too many concessions.

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor Party executive committee unanimously approves agreement which will see the party join the national unity government.

Netanyahu, Yamina leaders to meet Wednesday evening

Netanyahu, Yamina leaders to meet Wednesday evening at 7 pm

PM will try to convince Yamina leaders to join unity gov't with Blue and White. Yamina will make clear that they don't intend to split up.

Gantz: We couldn't stand idly byplayer

Gantz: We couldn't stand idly by

Blue and White chairman explains reasoning behind unity government: Better to defeat coronavirus than win on social media.

'Illegal PA construction will continue running rampant'

'Illegal PA construction will continue running rampant'

Regavim movement appeals to PM before he signs agreement, demanding one minister be tasked with preserving Area C.

Hamas: We're not afraid of the unity government

Hamas: We're not afraid of the unity government

Senior Hamas official: The Israeli entity is an enemy of the Palestinian people and the greatest threat to the region.

PLO official blasts new Israeli government

PLO official blasts new Israeli government

Saeb Erekat says Netanyahu-Gantz government is a threat to peace, security and stability in the Middle East.

Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

PM speaks to Right bloc party leaders saying he will continue to uphold principles that led bloc in previous government also in current one.

Left angry: 'Corrupt dirty-deal'

Left angry: 'Corrupt dirty-deal'

Left-wing parties parties respond to unity government; MK Odeh: Gantz has legitimized annexation, racism, and corruption.'

'We'll go to elections with our heads held high'

'If elections are forced on us, we'll go with our heads held high'

Blue and White chairman accuses Netanyahu of aiming to take Israel to its fourth election in just over a year.

Gantz and Netanyahu to meet again after holiday

Gantz and Netanyahu to meet again after holiday

Following six-hour meeting, Netanyahu and Gantz agree to continue talks on a unity government after conclusion of Passover.

Peretz terminates alliance with Meretz

Peretz terminates alliance with Meretz

Labor chairman informs Meretz chairman that he will end the alliance between the parties. Tamar Zandberg on Peretz: Opportunist and a cheat.

First Ethiopian born minister in the Israeli government?player

First Ethiopian born minister in the Israeli government?

MK Penina Tamanu Shata in interview after leaving Yesh Atid: 'It isn't same party I joined in 2013; Gantz made very courageous decision.'

Yamina open letter to Netanyahu demands clarificationsplayer

Yamina open letter to Netanyahu demands clarifications

Six Yamina members send letter to Prime Minister, saying he 'sold all the Right's important values,' demand clarification. The full letter:

US Jewish leaders welcome Israel's coalition talks

US Jewish leaders welcome progress in Israel's coalition talks

Heads of Conference of Presidents: The Jewish State needs a stable government in place now more than ever.

Compromise to allow continued government negotiations failsplayer

Compromise to allow continued government negotiations fails

Likud and Blue and White discuss possibility Benny Gantz himself be appointed Knesset Speaker to continue talks between the two parties.

Gantz and Netanyahu speak, emergency government on the way?

Gantz and Netanyahu speak, emergency government on the way?

PM, Blue and White chairman speak on phone following President Rivlin’s call for unity, order parties’ negotiating teams to meet.

Officials: Blue and White in agreement on most issues

Officials: Blue and White in agreement on most issues

Officials in Likud and Blue and White: Main dispute in talks on emergency government resolved. Ball is now in the court of Lapid and Gantz.

Gantz to Netanyahu: When you're serious - we'll talk

Gantz to Netanyahu: When you're serious - we'll talk

Blue and White rejects PM's proposals for unity gov't or emergency gov't. "Don't manipulate the citizens of Israel."

Former Deputy Chief of Staff: Include Joint List in gov't

Former Deputy Chief of Staff: Include Joint List in government

MK Yair Golan: Coronavirus outbreak does not differentiate between Jews and Arabs.