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Likud MK says Ra’am could join coalition; Netanyahu disavows comments

A key ally of opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the Ra’am party led by Mansour Abbas would be welcome to join a potential Likud-led coalition, so long as…

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Bennett: It sounds like fiction but Israel needs a coalition from Ben Gvir to Abbas

Outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke about his mistakes on the job, the political changes he believes Israel needs and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s suitability to lead in a wide-ranging…

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Coalition snatches bills from rebel-held committee to stymie snap election delay

A coalition loyalist announced Thursday that he would attempt to fast-track key pieces of legislation calling for snap elections and keeping opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu from retaking power, moving the…

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Daily Briefing June 23: Rebels, kingmakers & unlikely reunions as coalition unravels

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Hi everyone,…

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Bennett defends his legacy, hails historic coalition as ‘success’ in NYT interview

Outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett defended his short tenure as Israel’s leader, hailing the “experiment” of his diverse coalition as a “success” in an interview published Wednesday. “In a world…

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Shaked says willing to join Netanyahu-led coalition in current Knesset

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked on Wednesday said she was open to joining a government led by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu in the current Knesset, as the ruling factions race to…

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US official: Coalition fall could delay planned visa-free entry for Israelis

As the government moves ahead with plans to dissolve the Knesset, a senior US embassy official warned Tuesday that the development could delay efforts to add Israel to a list…

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Coalition to begin process of dissolving Knesset, heralding return to upheaval

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition is set to to hold the first in a series of votes for its own dissolution on Wednesday morning, as Israel’s short-lived “change government” calls…

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Daily Briefing June 21: Behind Bennett’s explosive decision to dissolve coalition

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Senior analyst…

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Coalition places Knesset dissolution bill on Wednesday’s legislative agenda

The coalition on Tuesday pushed up its timeline for Knesset disbandment, adding its dispersal bill to Wednesday’s legislative agenda. The Knesset Presidium approved the addition, provided that the Knesset House…

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