Elections

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Bibi to Form Next Government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has tasked Benjamin Netanyahu, who calls for "joint leadership," with the first opportunity to form the Jewish state's next coalition government.

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Bibi in Line to Form Next Government

After Israel's political parties consult with President Rivlin over the weekend, PM Netanyahu takes a 55-54 seat lead over his rival Benny Gantz.

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The Election That Killed Hopes for Peace

This week's Israeli elections didn't decide whether peace could happen. Mahmoud Abbas' ascent and refusal to allow Palestinian democracy made that decision.

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Rivlin Congratulates Bibi on Calls for Unity

Israel's president tells her PM, "I hear, loud and clear, the voices calling for a broad and stable national unity government and I congratulate you, on joining that call."

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Bibi Calls on Gantz to Form National Unity Government

The longtime Israeli prime minister tells his rival, "The nation expects us, both of us, to demonstrate responsibility and that we pursue cooperation."

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Now Is the Time for Unity

A unified government and nation is the best answer to the defense, diplomatic, and domestic challenges that Israel faces.

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Bibi Falls Short of Majority

With Netanyahu's Likud party and the opposing party in a near tie for Knesset seats, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will now look to one candidate to form a stable coalition government.

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Over 53% of Eligible Israelis Have Voted

Over half of all those who can vote in Israel have today, with 1.5% more participating in the Jewish state's democratic process than did this past April.

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Rivlin: I Will Do All I Can to Avoid Third Election

Israel's president explains his role in the election process as his fellow Israelis head to the polls for the second time this year.

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Why Israel Should Vote For…

As Israelis take to the polls, PM Netanyahu and General Benny Gantz each make their case for leading the Jewish state.

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Who Would You Vote For?

If you were Israeli, which political party would you most likely support? Take this quiz to navigate Israel's politics.

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Israeli Democracy Is Not in Crisis

While Israel's critics attack the Jewish state's electoral system, JNS' Jonathan Tobin says what they're really mad about is Netanyahu winning.

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Israeli Elections 2.0

The Fellowship's Jonathan Goldthwaite provides us with some facts regarding this week's big news from the Knesset (Israel's Parliament).

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Why Is Israel Having Elections Again?

Fellowship President Yael Eckstein takes a look at the reasons why her country — the Jewish state — will be holding elections for the second time this year.

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Israel Heads to Elections for Second Time This Year

With Israel's government unable to form a coalition, the Knesset has voted to hold another election in September.

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Bibi Vows to Be PM for ‘Jews and Non-Jews as One’

At an event marking his election win, PM Netanyahu said he won't be deterred by the media's "explicit threats" and promised to lead all of Israel.

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Bibi Secures Majority Backing as PM

With 10 of the 11 parties that will make up the Knesset having given their recommendations for Israel's prime minister, Netanyahu has formal support.

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Meet the New Knesset

As Israel's election results have been finalized, the Jewish state's 21st parliament will include 9 major generals, 29 women, and 49 first-time members.

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The People of Israel Have Spoken

Writing at The Times of Israel, Israel's Minister for Regional Cooperation says his nation's people voted to move their economy forward and keep their children safe.

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Trump: Bibi Win Means Better Chance for Peace

The American president congratulates PM Netanyahu on his electoral victory, adding, "I think we'll see some pretty good actions in terms of peace."

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Bibi Lauds ‘Incredible Victory’

With a clear path to a coalition, Netanyahu vows to form right-wing government and "be PM of all of Israel."

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