Israel’s most extreme right-dominated government ever is seeking to undermine the judiciary’s independence. And the people are pushing back.
Ehud Olmert, who served as premier from 2006-2009, says he is aware his call "is quite extraordinary" but the situation calls for it, adding "I think the present government of Israel is simply anti-Israeli."
According to the local media, Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right allies’ plan to restructure the military has triggered some in the Israeli army to question how it might impact its chain of command.
Prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu has secured a parliamentary majority after his Likud party said it had reached an agreement with the Jewish ultra-Orthodox Shas party.
Yamina party lawmaker Idit Silman's announcement to part ways leaves Naftali Bennett's coalition with 60 seats — the same as the opposition.
Israel’s longest serving prime minister negotiates with the country’s justice ministry for plea deal, which might save him from prison but it will also ban him from politics.
FormerJerusalem mayor wants to prevent the reopening of the US embassy for Palestinians. The draft law is likely to be passed in the parliament.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is on track to win the most seats in the country's fourth election in two years, but without any guarantee that it can form a governing majority.
The ICC's decision to investigate Israel is welcomed but more urgently an intervention is needed to stop an increase in crimes against Palestinians.
Israel's top two leaders have appeared to feud about the timing of the country's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, complicating the task of American officials who were in Jerusalem trying to finalise a plan.
Global bodies and most countries consider such a step as illegal annexation of occupied land they seek for a future state.
His power-sharing agreement with former election rival, centrist Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, opens the way for Netanyahu to proceed towards a pledged de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, land Palestinians seek for a state.
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