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14-Day news roundup: Meron tragedy

Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.

12/05/2021

Naftali Bennett is also allowed to break his promises - opinion

The well-known sentence coined by the late former prime minister Levi Eshkol, “I promised, but I did not promise to keep,” applies to all politicians from all over the political spectrum.

11/05/2021

Gaza escalation undermines formation of Bennett-Lapid coalition

One more complication in building a government caused by the escalation: Bennett intends to appoint Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi to a senior ministerial post.

12/05/2021

What will deterrence with Hamas look like with different potential governments? - analysis

The IDF's deterrence with the Palestinian terrorist group was shattered on Monday with seven rockets fired at Jerusalem itself.

The ‘change coalition’ gets a Middle East reality check - analysis

Monday’s events serve as a Middle East reality check, showing that no Israeli government can avoid diplomatic and security issues, even if it really wants to.

Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra'am party, seen at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on

Abbas suspends coalition talks due to escalation

Swearing in delayed to next week, Likud blames the violence on the 'left-wing' coalition.

10/05/2021

Bennett, Lapid aim to swear in government Thursday

Bennett made significant progress in a meeting with Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas on Sunday, and he will meet with him again with Lapid on Monday.

09/05/2021
A fake moving truck titled "Crime Minister Movers" on Balfour comes to "Take Bibi home"

Anti-Netanyahu protesters bring boxes to Balfour to 'help Bibi pack'

Protesting organizations urge the "Bloc of Hope" to complete negotiations, form gov't

08/05/2021

Lapid wishes officers a speedy recovery as Arab MKs blame police, gov't

The most controversial incident of the night was one in which Israeli officers appear to throw stun grenades directly into al-Aqsa Mosque, as Muslim worshippers were praying.

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.

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