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Yair Lapid has been given then opportunity to form a coalition government, after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to meet the deadline.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he believed Yair Lapid, a centrist former television anchor, 'could form a government that has the confidence of the Knesset'.

Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

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Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has met with party leaders to determine if any lawmaker can form a government, despite voicing doubt about whether it is even possible.

Israeli coalition talks resume after Netanyahu misses deadline

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Israeli coalition talks resume after Netanyahu misses deadline

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future has been thrown into question after he failed to assemble a ruling coalition ahead of a ...

Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

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Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

If Netanyahu fails to put together a coalition by midnight, he will do his utmost to prevent his opponents from reaching an agreement in the ...

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Israel opposition head calls for unity government

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called Sunday for a "unity government", as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flounders in efforts to form a coalition.

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Israel’s Yamina Party will support Netanyahu, says Naftali Bennett

Naftali Bennett revealed on Monday that his party would support the Likud, though Netanyahu's coalition still remains short of ...

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Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

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Israel president nominates Netanyahu to try to form government

Israel's president nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to form a government following the latest inconclusive election.

Israel president to announce pick to form coalition

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Israel president to announce pick to form coalition

Israel President Reuven Rivlin will announce his choice for a leader to form a new government, with Netanyahu leading the pack for endorsements.

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Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced court in his corruption trial while his bid to form a government after another inconclusive election ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fighting for his political life on two fronts: coalition talks, and a corruption trial over claims he ...

Netanyahu due in court, as coalition talks ramp up

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Netanyahu due in court, as coalition talks ramp up

Israel's legal and political dramas converge Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due in court for his corruption trial and the ...

Israel's Netanyahu urges right-wing parties to form coalition

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Israel's Netanyahu urges right-wing parties to form coalition

In his first speech since last week's vote, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on right-wing parties to join him in a governing ...

Israel's political stalemate to land at Rivlin's doorstep

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Israel's political stalemate to land at Rivlin's doorstep

President Reuven Rivlin will begin consultations next week with Israel's political rivals in hopes to put together a majority coalition in the ...

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Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

With the full results from Tuesday's general election now in, Netanyahu needs the support of parties are openly hostile to Arabs and Muslims, to extend his premiership.

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Deadlock once again after Israeli elections

Israel's fourth general election in two years offered no clear indication on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or his rivals could form ...

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Palestinian-Israeli party becomes surprise kingmaker after Israel election

Mansour Abbas and his Raam party, who broke away from the mainly Arab Joint list over ideological divisions, is on track to be the kingmaker in ...

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Netanyahu in lead but majority uncertain after Israel vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading exit polls after the country's election, but with no guarantee his Likud Party can form a ...

Polls open in fourth Israeli election in two years

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Polls open in fourth Israeli election in two years

Nearly 14,000 polling stations opened at 7am (5am GMT) across the country, several thousand more than previous elections to prevent crowding in ...

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Israel voters take fourth shot at deciding Netanyahu's fate

Israel holds its fourth election in under two years, with voters still divided over the question: should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stay ...

Israeli elections: The view from Washington

Mitchell Plitnick

Israeli elections: The view from Washington

Comment: While Biden may prefer someone like Yair Lapid at the helm, his administration is preparing for another Netanyahu-led Israeli ...

Israel's Sa'ar slams rival <em>Bennett</em> on final election day

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Israel's Sa'ar slams rival Bennett on final election day

Gideon Sa’ar has accused Naftali Bennett of forming an alliance with Benjamin Netanyahu, on the final day of campaigning for ...

Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

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Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

Israelis are to vote on Tuesday for a fourth parliamentary election in two years and the race has turned into a referendum on Netanyahu.

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