elections in Israel

Israel's Netanyahu appears to edge toward victory after vote

Israel's Netanyahu appears to edge toward victory after vote

The voter turnout at the snap parliamentary elections in Israel is 71.3%, the Central Elections Committee announced Tuesday. According to the Committee, a total of 4,853,023 Israeli citizens out of 6.78 million eligible to vote cast …

Israelis vote for parliament again

Israelis vote for parliament again

Israelis are heading to the ballot box for an unprecedented fifth time in four years on Tuesday, as Israel holds yet another national election aimed at ending the country’s ongoing political deadlock. For the first time …

Israel parliament election set for November 1

Israel parliament election set for November 1

The Israeli parliament, the Knesset, has voted to dissolve itself, triggering new elections. On Friday, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will take over as caretaker prime minister under the terms of a coalition agreement made between …

Outgoing Israeli PM not to run in upcoming elections

Outgoing Israeli PM not to run in upcoming elections

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will not run in the upcoming elections, his spokesperson said on Wednesday.  Bennett's decision has come ahead of voting on the final readings of a bill that proposes dissolving …

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Israel’s weakened coalition government decided Monday to dissolve parliament and call a new election, the country’s fifth in three years. The vote, expected this fall, could bring about the return of a nationalist religious …

Biden congratulates new Israeli president on election

Biden congratulates new Israeli president on election

U.S. President Joe Biden congratulated Israel's new president Isaac Herzog on his election on Wednesday amid the potential ouster of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel’s parliament …

Isaac Herzog elected Israeli president

Isaac Herzog elected Israeli president

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog was elected Israeli president. The anonymous vote was held among the 120 members of the Knesset, or parliament. Herzog will be Israel's 11th president, succeeding Reuven Rivlin, who is …

Israeli parliament dissolved, early elections set

Israeli parliament dissolved, early elections set

The 23rd convocation of the Knesset (the parliament of Israel) was automatically dissolved at 01:00 Moscow time on Wednesday after the deadline for approving the country’s annual budget expired, the state-run Kan Radio reported. …

Israel's left-wing parties merge ahead of election

Israel's left-wing parties merge ahead of election

Israel’s left-wing parties said they would join forces ahead of a March 2 national election to regain dwindling influence in parliament. Labour, which dominated Israeli politics for decades and spearheaded peace efforts with …

All votes counted in Israeli election: Likud 36 seats

All votes counted in Israeli election: Likud 36 seats

After 100% of the ballots had been counted,  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party got 36 mandates in the Knesset, local media reported, citing the official results of the Israeli general …

 Israel election: Likud leads with 97% of vote counted

Israel election: Likud leads with 97% of vote counted

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on track this morning to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, despite his Likud party winning the same number of seats as his rivals. With 97% of votes …

Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election run

Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election run

Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced they were joining forces ahead of April elections. Retired military chief Benny Gantz and head of the Yesh Atid party Yair …