Tag: Unity Government

Blue and White may call Knesset vote on gov’t without a coalition

The chances of Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz forming a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are slim, but Gantz is also unlikely to establish a minority government supported by the Joint List even though his bloc has not ruled it out, sources in the faction said on Sunday. Talk of an […]

Rivlin urges Blue and White, Likud ‘to get a grip’ and form government

With MK Benny Gantz’s deadline to form a government looming, President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday called on the Blue and White and Likud parties to put their differences aside and form a government to avoid a third round of elections in less than a year. “Enough! We do not need another round of elections,” Rivin […]

Liberman says any minority government would be a ‘disaster’

Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Liberman warned that a minority government would be a “disaster” for Israel, and asserted that a broad unity government was the only path forward for forestalling a third election in less than a year. Speaking at an event in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening, Liberman asserted that “the next 48 […]

Liberman seeks backing from all Blue and White leaders of president’s unity plan

Concluding a meeting with Yisrael Beytenu chair Avigdor Liberman, Blue and White head Benny Gantz says that he believes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is charging toward elections” and does not really want to negotiate over forming a unity government. “We just finished a good meeting where we analyzed the situation,” Gantz says of his sit-down […]

By design or not, Gaza escalation increases chance of unity government

Opposition leader MK Benny Gantz on Tuesday said the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip will not affect his ongoing negotiations to form a coalition. “This action will have no effect on the political processes taking place,” said Gantz, giving a statement in support of Israel’s early-morning airstrike killing a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad […]

As Israel Memorializes Yitzhak Rabin, President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu Stress Need for Unity

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin struck a message of unity and warned against incitement during a state memorial service on Sunday for the late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995. “Twenty-four years after the murder and it is as if the question of our joint fate still remains open,” Rivlin said. “The nightmare […]

Netanyahu Appoints Bennett As Defense Minister, Parties to Unite

In a dramatic move on Friday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appointed New Right Party Leader Naftali Bennett to the position of Defense Minister in the interim cabinet that is currently presiding over the Knesset while attempts to form a new coalitions take place. The two met on Friday morning and discussed the terms of having […]

Hamas Leader Taunts Israel’s Political Crisis

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar is poking fun at Israel’s political instability. “There is no negotiation between us and Israel. They do not have an active government, they do not have a cabinet to discuss major issues such as the Iranian threat. They cannot make decisive and fateful decisions at this time,” Sinwar said. “We stand […]

THIRD ELECTION WILL BE NETANYAHU’S FAULT, LIBERMAN SAYS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading the country to a third election in less than a year, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman warned in a Facebook post on Sunday. “The nation will not forgive him,” Liberman wrote. Liberman pointed out that his party has called for a national-unity government since the September 17 election. Netanyahu […]

‘Unity government is dead – Israel headed for another election’

Senior political source says gap between Blue and White and Likud, particularly over issue of PM’s legal situation, is unbridgeable. A senior political source is quoted in Israel Hayom as stating that in the current situation – especially after last week’s interrogation of government spokespeople and the reactions it has provoked in both camps – […]