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Yamina rebel seeks to slow Knesset’s end, to allow more time to form alternate gov’t

Rebel Yamina MK Nir Orbach, who left the coalition last week, is trying to hold up the legislative process of dispersing the Knesset by refraining from convening the committee he…

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Rebel Ra’am, Meretz MKs bow out of parties after turbulent stints

Dissident coalition lawmakers Mazen Ghanaim (Ra’am) and Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi (Meretz) will both part ways with their parties before the upcoming Knesset elections, with Ghanaim leaving national politics altogether, the…

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Former rebel wins Colombia election, becoming country’s first leftist president

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming…

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Transportation minister meets rebel MK, but no agreement reached

As the coalition government faces a growing threat of collapse, a meeting Sunday afternoon between rebel Blue and White MK Michael Biton and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli ended without any…

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Yamina rebel Orbach said nearing deal to defect to Likud

Yamina MK Nir Orbach and the opposition Likud party have agreed on the main points of his potential defection, Channel 12 news has reported. The agreement would see Orbach getting…

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Rebel Meretz MK: I have lost faith in the coalition leaders

Rebel Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi said Saturday she has completely “lost faith” in the leaders of the coalition and has no intention of saving the floundering government. Speaking to…

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Meretz activists to protest outside rebel MK’s home, call for her resignation

Meretz activists were due to protest Saturday evening outside the home of the left-wing party’s rebel MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, calling on her to resign after she and another coalition…

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Lapid warns rebel MKs ‘will pay a price’ as polls show Netanyahu strength

In a message to the coalition’s various rebellious lawmakers, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid warned on Friday that “anyone endangering this government from within should know they’ll pay a price.” In…

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Meretz ups pressure on rebel MK to quit as she vows to again oppose key bill

Members of the left-wing Meretz party on Friday ramped up calls for rebel MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi to give up her Knesset seat after helping sink a key government-backed bill.…

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Yamina rebel said threatening fellow party member if she’s declared a defector

Rebel Knesset member Idit Silman has threatened to release purportedly damaging details about a fellow Yamina lawmaker if Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s party moves to declare her a defector, Israeli…

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