Tel Aviv decides to send a delegation to Moscow after Russia's Justice Ministry moves to shut down the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency – a non-profit that processes immigration of Jews to Israel.
Bennett's office says he would still stay on as alternate prime minister in the coming months as per an earlier power-sharing agreement with Yair Lapid.
The development was the first step in a series of votes before the formal dissolution of the 120-seat Knesset and it comes two days after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced he was disbanding his governing coalition.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office announces that the governing coalition will be disbanded and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will become the premier following elections.
Coalition government fails to pass bill renewing status of illegal settlers in the occupied West Bank, with opposition defeating the bid by a 58-52 margin in the 120-seat Knesset.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has accused Iran of deceiving the international community about its atomic activities and said his country “reserves the right to self-defence“.
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said it was time to examine defining extremists groups like La Familia and Lehava as terror groups.
Israeli government teeters on the edge after lawmaker quits leaving the coalition vulnerable to a no-confidence vote.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has hit out at his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov for alleging Adolf Hitler may have "had Jewish blood" and summoned Moscow's ambassador for "clarifications."
Internal security agencies are investigating where the threat came from and have increased the security for Naftali Bennett's family.
Tensions have been running high across the Palestinian territories since the beginning of April amid repeated Israeli raids to arrest “wanted” Palestinians.
Attacker opens fire in a crowded restaurant district in central Israel, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others before fleeing into dense residential area, Israeli officials say.
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