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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'.

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 coming weeks.

Four Palestinians injured in Ramadan clashes in Jerusalem

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Four Palestinians injured in Ramadan clashes in Jerusalem

Four Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem, the Palestinian Red Crescent revealed.

Israel opposition head calls for unity government

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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 ...

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

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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 the 61 seats ...

Emad Moussa

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 Israeli politics.

The New Arab Staff

Far-right Religious Zionism leader denounced by US pro-Israel groups

Bezalel Smotrich has been criticised for racist comments he made online during an argument with Joint List member Ahmad Tibi.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

'Expel or kill': Racist attacks target Palestinian Israeli town

The New Arab Staff

'Expel or kill': Racist attacks target Palestinian Israeli town

The acts of vandalism took place as far-right parties looked likely to enter parliament following Israel’s fourth election in two years.

Deadlock once again after Israeli elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Palestinian-Israeli party becomes surprise kingmaker after Israel election

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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 ...

Far-right firebrand set to enter Israel parliament: exit polls

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Far-right firebrand set to enter Israel parliament: exit polls

Far-right candidate Itamar Ben-Gvir was on track to enter Israel's parliament after the country's fourth election in two years.

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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 governing majority.

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

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Thousands rally at anti-Netanyahu protest ahead of vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence was met with thousands of protesters on Saturday, just days ahead of the election.

Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist Ben-Gvir in re-election bid

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Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist Ben-Gvir in re-election bid

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is supporting the re-election bid of Itamar Ben-Gvir, the leader of the Jewish Power movement, who has praised ...

Giovanni Vimercati

Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Book Club: Togo Mizrahi's extraordinary life story and films are unearthed in a new book by Deborah Starr.

Activists, academics express concerns over IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The New Arab Staff

Activists, academics express concerns over IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Palestinian and other Arab academics, artists and activists said the current IHRA definition of anti-Semitism conflates Judaism with ...

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence ...

Poll: over 60 percent of Israelis want Trump win

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Poll: over 60 percent of Israelis want Trump win

More than 60 percent of Israelis believe a victory for Donald Trump in the US presidential election would be preferable for the Jewish state, an ...

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