Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu introduced his new government during a Knesset plenum session.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Shimon Peres that he formed a government coalition.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and potential coalition partners Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett successfully crossed the last hurdle in talks on forming a new government, which may be presented on Sunday, Israeli media reported.
A former TV anchor whose upstart political party was the biggest surprise in Israel's January election was named finance minister on Friday as a coalition deal was signed, his spokesman said.
He’s had to bite a few bullets to get there, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead Israel’s next government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Shimon Peres to request an extension in forming a government.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Yair Lapid, the surprise runner-up in an election last month, to try to draw him into a broad government that could bridge Israel's religious divide.
Peter Beinart’s new book showcases its deepest flaw on the very first page, courtesy of his grandmother. From her home in South Africa, she says to her American grandson who is boasting about his country, “Don’t get too attached. The Jews are like rats. We leave the sinking ship.”
Several Israeli government websites crashed on Sunday in what appeared to be a cyber-attack by hackers. The websites of the IDF, Mossad and the Shin Bet security services were among the sites that went down, as well as several government portals and ministries.
Benjamin Netanyahu said he opposes a proposal for parliamentary investigations of Israeli groups critical of the country's policies toward the Palestinians.
Last month, Avigdor Liberman, Israel's minister of strategic affairs, resigned from office.
Though this is just one news fact, it resonates with much larger implications in Israel's political, economic and security arenas, such as possibly affecting the peace process or the investor's desire to invest in Israel.
After the long-awaited final report of the Winograd Commission of inquiry into the Second Lebanon War was published last week, all eyes turned toward Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Barak, the Labor Party leader, was the one man whose withdrawal of his party from the governing coalition could topple Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, whose wartime performance was the subject of much criticism in the report.
Under pressure from a key coalition partner, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has promised to pass legislation for a stronger and more stable government. But Israel will remain a parliamentary democracy and will not adopt the American-style presidential system some reformers have been advocating.
Pope Benedict XVI's visit to a German synagogue was replete with symbolism: most notably, the potential for positive relations between the country's Jewish community and a pope who served in the German army during World War II.
For Germany's Jewish community, which has tripled to more than 100,000 since 1989 with the arrival of former Soviet Jews, the live broadcast of Benedict's visit during World Youth Day in Germany served another purpose.
Letters to the editor.
Letters To The Editor.
It's nice to honor Righteous Gentiles when they're dead. It's even nicer to acknowledge them while they're still alive.
Twelve Jews died in Ethiopia this summer -- two of famine, 10 of mostly treatable medical conditions -- and Dick Giesberg wants to know what it says about the Zionist imperative when the Israeli government refuses to expedite the immigration of a suffering Jewish community.
Yasser Arafat exiled. Tel Aviv striking back forcefully at Iraq against America's wishes. The expansion of settlements. The permanent reoccupation of Palestinian territories.
On Sunday, with crews still collecting body parts and shredded flesh after three horrific explosions in Israel, Secretary of State Colin Powell said it is the "moment of truth" for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.