politics

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From Paratroopers to Politics

Shaul Mofaz is an Iranian-born Jew who served in the IDF, including in its top position, as well as the Knesset during decades of service to Israel.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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From Kindergarten Teacher to Knesset Member

Sarah Kafrit was a teacher and member of Israel's early Knesset.

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Bibi Makes History as Longest-Serving Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu has now served as Israeli prime minister for 4,876 days, overtaking David Ben-Gurion.

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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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Nechama Rivlin: Scientist, Art Lover, President’s Wife

The wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has passed away at the age of 73 after receiving a lung transplant. May her memory be a blessing.

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