Elections

Gantz and Netanyahu, April 20, 2020

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After One Year Wait, Bibi and Gantz Agree to Government

The deal between the two candidates for the Israeli premiership sees Netanyahu agreeing to step down after 18 months, but also getting most of his demands.

PM Netanyahu with IDF soldiers

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Bibi: Biggest Win of My Life

PM Netanyahu thanked the people of Israel who voted him to victory in Monday's elections, Israel's third in a year.

Yael Eckstein, surrounded by three children, place a ballot into a voting box.

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What to Know as Israel Votes

As Israelis go to the polls for the third time in a year, turnout is high and uncertainty is higher.

Knesset, December 11, 2019

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Third Time’s a Charm?

Her government unable to form a coalition and choose a leader, Israel will head to elections for the third time in less than a year.

Benny Gantz and Reuven Rivlin

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Gantz Gives Up…Third Election to Come?

Israeli PM candidate General Benny Gantz has conceded his mandate to form a coalition government, paving the way for yet another election in Israel.

Netanyahu and Rivlin

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‘I Tried Incessantly for Unity’

PM Netanyahu tells Israeli President Rivlin that he's been unable to form a ruling coalition, so now Netanyahu's rival Gantz will get the opportunity to try.

Netanyahu and Rivlin discuss Israel's new government

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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.

PM Netanyahu with Israeli flags

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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.

Palestinian youth look at posters of Arafat and Abbas

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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.

Netanyahu and Rivlin at memorial for Peres

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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."

Netanyahu, Rivlin, and Gantz at Peres memorial

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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."

Israeli official hangs flag at polling place

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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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