Ya’alon: Netanyahu will continue to rule

Yesh Atid-Telem leader says his party’s vote to dissolve the Knesset will not succeed because Blue and White is not brave enough. MK Moshe Ya’alon (Yesh Atid-Telem) commented Monday evening on the proposal to dissolve the Knesset that his party will raise on Wednesday, noting…

Recent opinion polls have consistently predicted that the Labor party would fall under the electoral threshold if elections were held.

On Monday, Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel, leader of the Derech Eretz party, told Army Radio that his coalition faction’s two MKs will also support the measure. “I can see only one path — going to elections,” Hendel said. “The government is not working well enough.”…

Labor party will back vote for new elections, ending government ‘paralysis’

Economy Minister Peretz says state budget has been taken ‘hostage’ by Netanyahu, Welfare Minister Shmuli declares ‘no point in continuing’ unity coalition The Labor party on Tuesday said it would back a bill to disband the Knesset and call early elections, amid widespread speculation that…

Gantz said planning to back Wednesday vote to call new elections

Report claims Blue and White leader will announce decision sometime before motion comes up, but sides still may be holding out hope for compromise to stave off 4th poll in 2 years Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party is expected to give initial…

“In 48 hours we can bring to an end the worst government in the history of the country.

In 48 hours we’ll vote on a law to disperse the Knesset,” Lapid said. He called on Blue and White, which he ran with during three election campaigns but split from over Gantz’s decision to join a Netanyahu-led government, to stop being “accomplices” of the…

“If we see a different approach from the Blue and White side and cooperation within the government, instead of a government within a government, we can continue to work together.

If not, everyone can understand that this will lead to elections,” the prime minister said. Under the coalition deal between the Likud party, led by Netanyahu, and Blue and White, the two agreed to pass a budget running through 2021. Netanyahu, however, is now insisting…

Jerusalem fears attacks on Israelis visiting UAE following Iran hit Security officials reportedly concerned that Israeli tourists could be targeted by terror attacks in Gulf in response to killing of top nuclear scientist

Israeli security officials are concerned Iran could attack Israeli tourists visiting the United Arab Emirates in retaliation for the assassination of the man said to be the Islamic Republic’s top military nuclear scientist, which Tehran blames on Israel, according to a television report on Sunday….

Kushner set to travel to Saudi Arabia, with eyes on Israel normalization Outgoing White House adviser said seeking additional Mideast wins before Biden’s January inauguration; will meet crown prince in Neom, where Netanyahu, Pompeo met him last week

White House adviser Jared Kushner will travel to Saudi Arabia this week, in an apparent last-ditch effort to broker a normalization deal between the kingdom and Israel, according to a report on Sunday. Kushner will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom —…

Saudi Arabia prefers to normalize ties with Israel under Biden – report Under the US-brokered Abraham Accords, Israel has already signed normalization deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Saudi Arabia appears to have delayed plans to normalize ties with Israel until after US President-elect Joe Biden enters office on January 20, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. It speculated that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “pulled back from a deal, according to the…

Netanyahu’s lawyers to court: The charges are fabricated; cancel them Judges set December 6 session to deal with claims by PM’s attorneys, who say investigators used illegitimate tactics on witnesses

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defense attorneys on Sunday asked the Jerusalem District Court to throw out the criminal indictment against the premier, claiming law enforcement “invented” the corruption charges. In their 200-page request, the prime minister’s lawyers alleged that police investigators used illegitimate means to…