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  • Proposal to add gov’t ministers narrowly advances in Israel’s Knesset

    May 12, 2015 | 12:26 pm

    A proposal to expand the number of Israeli government members from the current 18 passed a first reading in the Knesset after a five-hour filibuster.

    The plan passed late Monday night by a vote of 61-59, with all 61 members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition...

  • Israel’s game of thrones: First the vote, then the kingmaking

    March 9, 2015 | 8:29 am

    Israelis will vote in a parliamentary election on March 17, choosing among party lists of candidates to serve in the 120-seat Knesset.

    No party has won a majority of seats since Israel's first election in 1949. Following are questions and answers about the vote and what sort of...

  • Netanyahu brings new gov’t to Peres, taps Ya’alon for defense

    March 18, 2013 | 4:44 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Shimon Peres that he formed a government coalition.

    The leaders met Saturday night at the president's residence in Jerusalem, one day after Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett -- leaders of the Yesh Atid and Jewish Home parties,...

  • Reports: Netanyahu to present new government on Sunday

    March 15, 2013 | 8:21 am

    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. 

    The breakthrough in the talks, which...

  • No change in White House approach to Israel following new coalition

    May 9, 2012 | 9:35 am

    The Obama administration will not change its policy approach toward Israel in light of the new government coalition, a White House spokesman said.

    “[A] new coalition government in Israel certainly will not affect our policy approach, and we continue to have very good relations with...

  • Israelis protest new government

    May 9, 2012 | 9:26 am

    Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated against the new coalition government.

    More than 1,000 protested in Tel Aviv, and hundreds in Jerusalem, against the deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the opposition Kadima Party. A protest also was held in Beersheba.