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Israel lawmakers propose multiple bills designed to oust Netanyahu
March 17, 2020
Controversial, retroactive bills introduced by the Blue and White Party and Yisrael Beiteinu’s Oded Forer are likely to have a majority backing.
December 10, 2019
Israel’s political farce is one man’s handiwork
Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman has become a one-man political stumbling block. The more power he wins in the March 2 elections, the less likely Israel will be to form a government.
Israeli party leaders lament stalling of movement towards government coalition
November 15, 2019
The tension with Gaza may have created greater political discord, with Blue and White No. 2 Yair Lapid saying that giving Palestinian Islamic Jihad their demands after they shot more than 450 rockets into Israel means that in the next round, “Hamas cannot sit on the side.”
Discord between Blue and White, Likud erodes hope for national unity government
November 1, 2019
Benny Gantz is eyeing a possible minority government with the Joint Arab List, though Knesset members insist that won’t happen—and neither would a third round of elections, if they can help it.
September 22, 2019
A ‘unity government’ cannot exclude religious parties
Forcing the religious parties out of politics fails to address the reality that the religious sector is the nation’s fastest-growing population, and as much a part of the fabric of Israel as secular kibbutzniks and everyone in between.
Yisrael Beiteinu, Blue and White parties sign vote-sharing deal
August 20, 2019
A representative from Avigdor Lieberman’s party stated that the sharing agreement is “a technical issue only.”