Israel Elections

Israel Elections - The latest news on the Israeli election, including information on the candidates, analyses and features

Israel's newest prime minister, Naftali Bennett, begins premiership

Bennett was sworn in as Israel’s 13th prime minister and Lapid as the 14th.

14/06/2021

US Jewish groups welcome new government in Israel

“Congratulations to the people of Israel on this historic day. This new government proudly reflects Israel’s broad and diverse societal makeup with political parties from the left to the right.”

Yesh Atid's Mickey Levy elected as new Knesset speaker

The vote for Levy passed with the support of 67 MKs after Shas MK Yaakov Margi did not obtain a majority.

13/06/2021
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with WJC President Ronald Lauder

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder congratulates new government of Israel

"On behalf of the more than 100 Jewish communities on six continents affiliated with the World Jewish Congress, I look forward to working with the new government."

Bennett, Shaked security levels raised to 2nd highest amid death threats

Labor Party chairwoman Merav Michaeli: "[Netanyahu's] hatred is the main reason why I have always refused to sit with him and why I am so committed to replacing him."

Yamina's Shaked gets security detail after hundreds protest by her home

Yamina has already announced that starting on Sunday, Bennett will have three personal security guards with him at all times instead of just one.

Lapid, Gantz rising in first election polls after Gaza conflict

Both the N12 and Channel 13 polls found that Netanyahu would have an even harder time forming a government if elections were held today.

Netanyahu drawing out Gaza operation due to Lapid mandate - Likud sources

"Netanyahu is playing on the operation in Gaza to use up the days given to Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid for the mandate to form a government, without any real plan."

By MATAN VASSERMAN/MAARIV , ARIK BENDER/MAARIV
20/05/2021

47% of Israelis support a Lapid-Bennett led government - poll

Were Israel to hold direct elections for prime minister today, some 37% of Israelis would vote for Netanyahu and 23% for Lapid.

Israel Elections: 'Power of ultra-Orthodox parties will not be weakened'

JPost One-on-One Weekly Zoomcast - Episode 12 with Jeremy Sharon and Prof. Benjamin Brown

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