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Blue & White Party Splits after Benny Gantz Joins Netanyahu Government, is Elected Knesset Speaker

In a dramatic turn of events, the Blue & White Party breaks up Thursday after Benny Gantz decides to enter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government

Netanyahu: As we fight coronavirus, Blue and White supports terrorists

PM Netanyahu slammed Blue & White Wednesday during an interview saying that “even in this time of a national emergency they continue to support terrorists.”

President Rivlin Gives Benny Gantz Mandate to Form Government

Benny Gantz officially receives a mandate to form a government from President Rivlin Monday receiving four weeks to build a coalition.

Blue and White’s Calamitous Week and Israel’s Political Forecast

Political Affairs: In stitching together such a government, Blue and White’s goal is merely to defenestrate Netanyahu from the Prime Minister’s Residence.

Netanyahu Calls for Emergency Unity Government to Combat Coronavirus

PM Netanyahu called on Blue & White leader Benny Gantz to join him in the establishment of an emergency unity government on Thursday to confront coronavirus.

Israeli Election: Likud Culture Minister Accuses Gantz of Starting an ‘Attempted Coup’

Netanyahu accuses Gantz of seeking to undermine democracy, defy will of public after it emerged he seeks legislation to bar Bebe from serving as PM

Benjamin Netanyahu Defeats Gantz, but is Still Short a Majority

PM Netanyahu beats Benny Gantz in Israel's third election on Monday winning majority in the Knesset, according to exit polls on major television networks.

Israel: PM Netanyahu Officially Submits Request for Immunity

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially submitted a request to gain immunity to parliament (Knesset) speaker Yuli Edelstein on Wednesday evening, mere...

Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Landslide Victory in Likud Primary as Israel Approaches 3rd Election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins the primary election with over 72% of the vote; Netanyahu: This is a huge victory! Thank you, Likud members, for your trust, support, and love!”

Israel Officially going to third election in a single year

Almost no negotiations took place during the day, with last-ditch efforts to form a government abandoned earlier in the week, but MKs took the time to blame one another for the situation.

Yemen’s Defense Minister Al-Atefi Vows Imminent Attack Against Israel

Yemeni Defense Minister Muhammad Nasser Al-Atefi is vowing ‘revenge’ on Israel; He claims that there are multiple Israeli military targets in view; Al-Atefi: We will not hesitate to attack them if the leadership decides to.

Israel’s Split Screen: Chaos Within and Without

Watching events unfold in Israel is an experience in split-screen living. On the right side of the screen is the chaos outside our gates, in neighboring lands. And on the left side of the screen is the chaos inside.

Netanyahu Supporters Gather in Tel Aviv, Calling for ‘legal Coup’ to End, Top Prosecutors’ Arrest

SOURCE: (The Times of Israel) Some two thousand people are gathering ahead of a pro-Netanyahu rally outside the Tel...

According to the Law: Netanyahu Can’t Even be Indicted at this Time

According to Israeli law, Israel’s Attorney General, Avichai Mandleblit has no authority to indict the Prime Minister at this time. Conservative pundit Caroline Glick publicized the law relating to indicting members of Knesset on her Facebook page.

Netanyahu: I Will Continue to Lead the Country in Face of an Attempted Coup by the Law Enforcement Arm

PM Binyamin Netanyahu sharply rebutted the Attorney General Amihai Mandlblit’s decision to indict him on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of faith. He accused law enforcement authorities of conducting “a polluted, tendentious inquiry” designed to set him up personally “or removal as prime minister.”

Netanyahu denounces charges against him as ‘attempted coup’; says investigations were “infected” by ulterior motives

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responds to the charges announced against him, saying they are “an attempted coup against a prime minister.”

AG announces Netanyahu to stand trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit announced his final indictment on Thursday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, making him the first prime minister in Israeli history to be indicted while still in office.

Making History, Knesset set to Enter 21-day Grace Period for Forming Government

Israel’s political system was to make history Thursday, entering for the first time a specially designated 21-day grace period in which any member of the Knesset will have the opportunity to become prime minister.

Gantz Fails to Form Government; Returns Mandate back to President

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz informs President Reuven Rivlin that he has failed to form a governing coalition, all but assuring Israel will be headed to a third round of elections in under a year, according to a party statement.

Netanyahu: Minority Gov’t with Arab Joint List would be a ‘Terror Attack’ Against Israel; Tehran would Celebrate

At 'emergency conference,' Israeli PM warns Tehran would 'celebrate' a Blue and White minority gov't.

5 days before Deadline, Gantz’s Chances of Forming Coalition seen as Fading Away

With no breakthrough in negotiations with Likud, internal disagreements in Blue and White, and expectations of coming indictment against PM, political deadlock persists

As Proposal for Direct PM Elections Gathers Steam, Netanyahu Denies Weighing It

The Likud party denied on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was planning to push for an immediate and drastic change to Israel’s election law that would reintroduce a direct election for the prime minister in a last-ditch effort to break the ongoing political deadlock.