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Tzachi Hanegbi is new Regional Cooperation Minister

Tzachi Hanegbi has been appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be the new Minister of Regional Cooperation. The post was previously one of those occupied by the prime minister […]

Netanyahu conducts minor reshuffle

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made two changes to his Cabinet. Moshe Kahlon will take over as Minister of Economy and Industry from the prime minister and Ze’ev Elkin will […]

Environment Minister resigns

Israel’s Environment Protection Minister, Avi Gabai, has resigned from his Cabinet portfolio in protest at the recent Cabinet reshuffle which brought in Avigdor Lieberman and his right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party […]

Yisrael Beitenu is brought into the Coalition Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman have signed a coalition agreement part of which will lead to Lieberman becoming Israel’s new Minister of Defence. Fortunately the […]

Economy Minister resigns

Israel’s Economy Minister, Aryeh Deri, has resigned his portfolio according to a statement made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday. The portfolio has been taken […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Israel

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Israel Press Release No. 15/415 September 16, 2015 On September 4, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

Ofir Akunis appointed Science and Technology Minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nominated Ofir Akunis, currently a minister without portfolio to replace Danny Danon as Minister of Science and Technology. The formal announcement as published on the […]

Danny Danon appointed to UN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint Science, Technology and Space Minister Danny Danon as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN). Danon is known to be an opponent […]

New Cabinet approved

After further delays, apparently because of disagreements within Likud over Ministerial appointments, the Knesset was presented with and voted in favour of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government yesterday. The […]

Netanyahu agrees coalition deal with 61 seats

President Reuven Rivlin had given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu until 6th May to form a government and the Prime Minister complied with just two hours to spare before the deadline […]

Cabinet of Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister, Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Vacant Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom Minister of Development of the Negev and Galilee & Minister of Energy Resource & […]

ForMin Lieberman resigns on eve of new government formation

Avigdor Lieberman has resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs two days before the deadline given to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by President Reuven Rivlin to form a new government. Lieberman […]

Benjamin Netanyahu triumphs in General Election

The pollsters got it wrong and in the final poll Likud, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, won yesterday’s general election. The centre-right Likud took 23.26% of the vote and […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the Knesset took place on 17 March 2015. Likud 30 Zionist Camp 24 Joint Arab List 13 Yesh Atid 11 Kulanu 10 Habayit Hayehudi 8 Shas 7 […]

Israelis vote in general election

Israelis will go to the polls today in one of the tightest races ever for the 20th Knesset. A total of 5,881,696 eligible voters will vote in 10,372 polling stations […]

Likud drops back in final opinion polls

The Zionist Union, a centre-left alliance between the Israeli Labor Party and Hatnuah are expected to emerge as the largest party in next Tuesday’s general election according to final opinion […]

General election to be held on 17th March 2015

Israel will hold a fresh general election on 17th March 2015. The election comes just 22 months after the after the last election and is as a result of the […]

Ministers dismissed as PM seeks fresh election

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has dismissed his Minister of Finance, Yair Lapid, and His Minister of Justice, Tzipi Livni, after they had been openly critical of government policy. The […]

Environment Protection Minister resigns

Israel’s Minister of Environmental Protection, Amir Peretz, resigned from the Cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday. This is the second Cabinet Minister to leave within a week and again […]

Gilad Erdan is new Minister of Interior

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed Gilad Erdan as the new Minister of Interior. He replaces Gideon Sa’ar who resigned to spend more time with his family. Gilad Erdan (44) […]

Internal Affairs Minister resigns

Minister of Internal Affairs, Gideon Sa’ar, has formally handed in his resignation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Minister had announced his intention to resign as early as mid-September. He […]

Cabinet approves support for war ravaged South

Israel’s Cabinet has approved a NIS 2 billion (£333 million; $546 million) package of support for the south of the country, much of which was affected by ‘Operation Protective Edge’ […]