In first televised interviews, main Netanyahu rival deems Israeli Arab politicians 'irrelevant,' predicts Kahol Lavan will win election with 40 seats
Israel Election 2019
Oren Hazan, notorious for his inflammatory rhetoric, is seen shooting and killing Balad chairman Jamal Zahalka in a campaign video intended as satirical
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For these Israelis living in the United States, making time and spending money to come back to cast their ballot was an obvious decision, whether they’ve been away a couple of years or a decade
In a recording leaked on Monday, the Kahol Lavan leader didn't rule out sitting in a Netanyahu-led coalition, but now says remarks were made prior to details of the prime minister's draft indictment were released
Besieged by his Iran-hacked phone furor, the former army commander is banking on the still-murky submarine scandal to refocus attention on his rival’s corruption — and to stop his own slide in the polls
Contrary to past statements, Benny Gantz is heard in recording saying he would also form a coalition with ultra-Orthodox parties if need be
A new election ad featuring Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, spraying herself with a perfume labeled 'Fascism,' has the look and feel of a satiric sketch, but it's no send up
From being weighed down by several millstones on his Kahol Lavan ticket to running against the master strategist, here are the eight problems dogging Gantz and Kahol Lavan
The amendment to the Basic Law that disqualified Otzma Yehudit's Michael Ben Ari was originally drafted by the right to be used against Arab parties and their candidates
Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 dystopian novel is a blast from the past that warns Israelis, to paraphrase Herzl’s famous words: 'If you will it, it is no hallucination'
The phone hacking affair doesn't necessarily makes Gantz vulnerable, but it does serve Netanyahu, who wants to create the impression that Iran has control over his rival
Haaretz correspondents review the government's work in the past four years, ahead of the April 9 election
How was Gantz's phone hacked? Which U.S. official is visiting Israel this week? And what did Netanyahu try to prove by using a quote from Haaretz?
Even if Iran really turns out to be responsible, it does not amount to more than an embarrassment, Tamir Pardo says
The videos, released ahead of prime minister’s arrival in the United States next week, show similar statements by both leaders on democracy, rule of law and minorities
By barring Michael Ben Ari from running in the election, the Supreme Court courageously prevented insane talk from becoming insane acts
In a democracy, one must be particularly wary of a political majority that seeks to deny a national minority political representation
At any other time, Gazan discontent with Hamas would be good news for Israel. But on election eve, Israel needs a stable enemy
Shin Bet informed former prime minister of breach several months ago, Channel 12 reports
Amos Gilad reports that Netanyahu gave Germany approval to sell advanced submarines to Egypt in what Kahol Lavan chairman calls 'the most serious corruption affair in the country’s security history'
Ahead of visit to Israel, Kuwait and Lebanon, U.S. secretary of state promises to help all three countries 'bolster their efforts to push back against Iran'
Court reversed the Knesset election committee's decision, which had approved Michael Ben Ari and disqualified Balad-United Arab List and Hadash's Ofer Cassif ■ For first time in Israeli history candidate, not list, is banned
From speculation over who hacked the Kahol Lavan leader’s private phone to who is spreading rumors about its contents, six key questions that could determine who wins next month’s election
Temple Mount tensions, protests against Hamas and a rise in attempted West Bank attacks create a potent mix that will shadow the three weeks left to the election
Someone 'with access to sensitive security information and an interest in harming' party leader Benny Gantz very well may be behind the leak, Kahol Lavan claims
Kahol Lavan members attack Netanyahu for misuse of classified materials
Analysis Sex, Lies, Videotapes, Foreign Intervention and Dirty Tricks: The 2019 Netanyahu Elections Finally Have It All
The Benny Gantz Iran-hacked phone scandal marks a new low for Netanyahu and a dangerous descent for the election campaign as a whole
Likud and Netanyahu have been trying to tarnish Benny Gantz in a variety of ways, including the spreading of false information. The use of material hacked by an enemy state would be a serious escalation
Is Netanyahu really worried about (former) defense officials being hacked, or is he only interested in reaping political capital?
The rise of Moshe Feiglin's extremist, albeit pro-pot party overshadowed an otherwise dull week of campaigning, featuring Bibi's battles with supermodels
In an election that is making fair game of the blood of one-fifth of the citizens of this country, people are occupied with the question of their freedom to openly hold a joint
In response to prime minister’s petition against decision not to allow him to fund legal defense with donations from associates, committee in State Comptroller’s Office says Netanyahu failed to answer key questions regarding plea
In 2015, nearly two-thirds of Arab citizens voted in the general election. But Israel’s nation-state law, a resurgent far right and the collapse of Arab political unity has dimmed the mood
Analysis Iranian Hacking of Gantz's Phone Could Open Door to Blackmail – and Impact Israel's Election
The former army chief's potentially careless behavior may have cost him the election
In special press conference, main Netanyahu rival calls the story 'a political spin,' said no compromising data was found in phone ■ Likud petitions election committee not to allow live broadcast for fear of electioneering
After a 30-year career that brought him to the pinnacle of Intel in the U.S., Perlmutter has joined Orli Levi-Abekasis’ Gesher Party
For Kahol Lavan to form a coalition, it would need a lead of five to six Knesset seats over Netanyahu's Likud. As it stands, the slate maintains a lead of only three seats
The transcript of the Israeli Supreme Court hearing about the candidacy of a left-wing Jewish activist ought to be published and distributed to every Israeli
For Netanyahu, the fear of the Arabs is a political tool, which he has no problem using. But how can Gantz keep quiet?
If he leads the next government, the PM would need the backing of all coalition partners to spare him from standing trial in corruption cases
He’s damned if he reacts too harshly and triggers election-eve hostilities and damned if he shows restraint and exposes his right-wing flanks
'Gantz or shvantz,' scoundrel in Hebrew slang, is the appropriate slogan in response to the 'Bibi or Tibi' debased election campaign