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Amid political uncertainty, Netanyahu urges government responsibility
After Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation sparks a potential political crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu names himself defense minister and explains that early elections would be unwise at this time, given the complex security threats facing Israel.
Bennett walks back ultimatum, government coalition remains intact
Mati Tuchfeld, Yehuda Shlezinger, Ariel Kahana and Israel Hayom Staff
The threat of early elections is seemingly lifted as Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett pulls his demand to be named defense minister and says he will stand by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Arab world prefers stability in Israel
No Arab country rushed to stand by the Palestinians against Israel, and most simply sought to restore the calm to the region.
Government coalition rapidly unraveling at the seams
Any trick that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has will have be to an astounding one, as all signs indicate the snap elections train has left the station.
Netanyahu engaged in last-ditch effort to save coalition, as early Israeli elections loom
Ahead of the recent Gaza flare-up, the idea of early elections had already been floated by members of the government, as well as by members of the opposition.
Israeli prime minister denies rumors of early elections
Ongoing speculation revolves around the Jewish Home Party, headed by Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leaving the governing coalition.
Votes are in for municipal elections, Jerusalem readies for a Nov. 13 showdown
Jerusalem will face a runoff for mayor between Ofer Berkovitch and Moshe Lion, and Haifa’s mayor of 15 years was upset by the city’s first female mayor-elect, Einat Kalisch Rotem.
Israelis across the country vote in municipal elections
Israelis headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote in municipal elections, with 863 candidates vying for mayoral positions and 3,400 people campaigning to be elected heads of regional councils.
Jonathan S. Tobin
What a political general teaches us about the Israel-Diaspora disconnect
American Jews don’t know much about Benny Gantz, but they should acknowledge the collapse of the Israeli left.
Netanyahu is expected to call early Israel elections
He is doing so in the midst of legal troubles, pending controversial legislation and feuding among his top ministers.
Likud gains, Zionist Union tanks in new pre-election poll
Likud would win 32 seats, up from the 30 it holds now in the Knesset, while Zionist Union would drop to just 12, Hadashot News poll finds • Yesh Atid would win 18 seats, up from the 11 it holds today • 38 percent say Benjamin Netanyahu is best person to lead Israel.
A clear sign elections are near
Much has been said about the growing bond between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon. It could ultimately mean the two will run on a joint ticket.
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Palestinian leaders threaten Jerusalem’s Arabs on eve of municipal elections
Public letters have circulated in the city’s Arab neighborhoods warning, “Whoever takes part in the elections is a traitor who harms all the Palestinian values.”
Poll: Netanyahu’s Likud Party to surge if new elections held
Despite ongoing investigations against the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party would receive an additional four parliamentary mandates if elections are called.
Early Israel election increasingly likely as Netanyahu’s troubles deepen
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
Some Israeli lawmakers see early elections as the likely outcome of Netanyahu's legal troubles.