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Latest political turmoil paints clear picture of winners, losers
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s demand and appointed himself defense minister, thereby nearly guaranteeing Likud a bump in the polls in the next elections, scheduled for November 2019.
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.
Netanyahu may appoint Bennett as defense minister to avoid early elections
Hours after Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announces his resignation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins intense talks to ensure government stability.
Bloomberg praises Israeli finance minister, saying nation’s economy is strong
Zeev Klein and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel Hayom / Exclusive to JNS
The policies of Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon have helped boost Israel’s economy, and his growing power base makes him a viable candidate for prime minister in the future.
Israeli finance minister threatens to fold government if Netanyahu indicted
Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said the Israeli prime minister “will not be able to continue” if a trial begins against him.