Israel election results: How Arab voters helped deprive Netanyahu of victory

Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan may owe two of its Knesset seats to Arab voters from Druze and Bedouin communities, say Arab society experts based on preliminary election results


Russia: Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts unimpressive for years, ‘responsible stance’ needed

Following Israel election results, FM Lavrov tells Israeli and Palestinian leaders of the Geneva Initiative in Moscow that two-state solution is necessary for conflict


Lebanon says crashed Beirut drones were on Israeli attack mission

Government investigation concludes UAVs were launched from airfield near Haifa with one carrying almost 5 kilograms of explosives, both controlled from larger drone above


Israel election results: Can Netanyahu escape the corruption cases against him?

The results of Israel’s election and Netanyahu’s legal fate are intertwined


Liberman says he intends to recommend Gantz for prime minister — report

Yisrael Beytenu leader blasts Netanyahu 'deception' in conditioning unity government on inclusion of religious parties; as potential kingmaker, his support could be crucial


From liberals in Tel Aviv to radical settlers: How Israelis voted in the election

Which party won the most votes in Jerusalem? Where did the Kahanists have their best showing? And are the kibbutzim still a Labor stronghold? 6 takeaways from the Israeli election


Weakened Netanyah’s offer for unity government rebuffed by rival Gantz

Israel's weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday for a coalition with his strongest political rival, Benny Gantz, swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election


Netanyahu appeals to direct rival to form unity government as prospect of third election looms

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to his direct rival to form a unity government as the country’s two main political parties remained deadlocked at the end of an unprecedented second election, with the prospect of a third looming Thursday


Anti-Israel Activist Voted Off Women’s March Board After Two Days

Zahra Billoo, who has been outspoken about her hatred of Israel and Memorial Day, was voted off the board of the Women's March Wednesday night after serving only two days


Newsmaker: The anti-Netanyahu? Ex-general Gantz poised for top office

Benny Gantz has little of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's worldly polish or flair as a showy ideologue - and that may be exactly why so many weary Israelis want the ex-general in top office


On the way to an Israeli cloud: Oracle announces launch of local site

Software giant to build server farm in Israel to provide cloud services to private and government users


Weakened Netanyahu seeks unity government with rival Gantz, but rebuffed

Israel's weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his main political rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday to join him in a broad coalition government but was immediately rebuffed by the former general's party


Netanyahu “surprised and disappointed” by Gantz rebuff, says open to talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced disappointment at his election challenger's rejection on Thursday of his offer to discuss forming an Israeli unity government but said he remained opened to talks


Booker: Concerns About Mandatory Gun Buybacks Are ‘Far-Right Fear-Mongering’

Presidential candidate and New Jersey senator Cory Booker (D


Robert Kagan’s illiberal attack on Israel

Israelis have not abandoned liberal ideals; they have learned that ’land for peace’ was always a myth


Israel election results: Gantz widens lead over Netanyahu with 98 percent of vote counted

Kahol Lavan grew to 33 seats, compared to Likud's 31; center-left bloc has 57 seats, while right-wing bloc has 55


Gantz party rejects Netanyahu’s offer of Israeli unity gov’t

The centrist party of Israeli election challenger Benny Gantz rejected on Thursday an offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join forces in a governing coalition under the incumbent


Benjamin Netanyahu urges Benny Gantz to form unity government with him – video

The Israeli prime minister has called on his main rival, the former general Benny Gantz, to join him in a broad, governing coalition after Israel's election ended with no clear winner