Senate Democrats warn Netanyahu and Gantz against sovereignty

19 Senate Democrats write letter to PM and Defense Minister, warn that sovereignty move would place Israel at risk.Elad Benari, Canada, Friday, 11:07 PM

Benny Gantz responds to Ali Khamenei: 'Don't test us'

Ali Khamenei's statements 'prove his weakness,' MK Benny Gantz says. 'I don't suggest anyone test us.'Hezki Baruch, Friday, 3:02 PM

Gantz: I chose to advance the agenda of the State of Israel

In TV interview, Benny Gantz discusses Netanyahu's trial, the overrule clause, and Lapid and Ya'alon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2020, 6:06 AM

New Netanyahu government - can we expect anything different?

Will anything change, or will his new left-wing partner Benny Gantz pull him over to the left?Israel News Talk Radio, 5/20/2020, 3:38 AM

Bennett: Iran leaving Syria, but could come back if Israel let's up

Outgoing Defense Minister Naftali Bennett holds ceremony to mark turnover of ministry to Benny Gantz.Gary Willig, 5/18/2020, 6:37 PM

Gantz first day: Amir Eshel named next Defense Ministry director

Eshel will replace outgoing Defense Ministry director-general Udi Adam.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2020, 5:39 PM

Gantz's first call: To families of Israelis held captive in Gaza

New Defense Minister begins term by pledging his committment to securing the return of the Israelis held captive by Hamas in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2020, 3:23 PM

World leaders welcome Israel's new government

PM Netanyahu and alternate PM Gantz receive greetings over new government from Europe, the US and even India.Nitsan Keidar, 5/18/2020, 12:10 AM

Benny Gantz gets fourth office - in the Prime Minister's Office

MK Gantz to open new office on Sunday, to the tune of millions of shekels. 'Necessary to run half a government,' sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2020, 11:53 PM

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz appoints first ever female haredi minister

Gantz appointed MK Omer Yankelevich as the incoming Diaspora Minister, making her the first ever female Knesset minister.Michal Levy, 5/14/2020, 9:55 PM

Likud: Naftali Bennett approached Gantz regarding minority government

Sources in the Likud accused Bennett of having contacted Benny Gantz regarding possibility of joining minority gov't.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 9:04 PM

Pompeo: Only Israel will decide on sovereignty

Secretary of State says he discussed the issue of sovereignty with Netanyahu and Gantz: They will have to find the way together.Elad Benari, 5/14/2020, 1:00 AM

Gantz resigns as Knesset Speaker

Blue and White leader steps down after a month and a half as Knesset Speaker to assume new ministerial role.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2020, 10:38 PM

Gantz: It won't be my dream government

Blue and White chairman says the political crisis should end next week and there will finally be a government in Israel.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 5/8/2020, 10:28 PM

72 MKs nominate Netanyahu for Prime Minister

Likud, Blue & White submit signatures of 72 MKs to President Rivlin, endorsing Netanyahu as prime minister.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2020, 5:19 PM

Unity government to be sworn in next Wednesday

Netanyahu and Gantz agree that the new government will be sworn in on Wednesday of next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2020, 4:35 AM

Netanyahu demands Communications, Sports Ministry in exchange for Health Ministry

Netanyahu reportedly demanding Communications or Culture and Sports Ministry from Blue and White in exchange for Health Ministry.Elad Benari, 5/6/2020, 6:42 AM

Gantz seeking to appoint professional as Health Minister

Blue and White chairman reportedly seeking to appoint a non-politician as Health Minister, but not agreement on that yet.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/2/2020, 1:43 AM

European ambassadors angered over sovereignty move

A group of 10 European ambassadors warn Israel that sovereignty over Judea and Samaria would destabilize the region.Elad Benari, 5/1/2020, 2:07 AM

Blue and White MKs to donate 20% of their salaries

Blue and White chairman to remain in his Rosh HaAyin home despite coalition agreement housing clause.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 8:07 PM

Netanyahu-Gantz power-sharing law approved in first reading

Legislation would anchor rotation agreement between Likud, Blue and White leaders in law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 3:20 PM

Gantz: I seek to spread hope

Blue and White leader issues call for unity as he lights first torch at opening ceremony of Israel's Independence Day at Mt. Herzl.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 10:06 PM

Yair Lapid looks to block Gantz from becoming Prime Minister

Yesh Atid chief offers to help Netanyahu cancel rotational agreement whenever the PM wants - thus preventing Gantz from becoming premier.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/28/2020, 8:36 AM

Most Israelis support unity government

Poll: Most Israelis support Netanyahu-Gantz unity government, but think Gantz made too many concessions.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/24/2020, 11:47 PM

Gantz: Was this the right move? Only history will judge

Blue and White chairman says Israel would have gone to go to fourth election had he not reached an agreement with Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/24/2020, 10:09 PM

'Netanyahu collected materials on Gantz and Ashkenazi'

Former PM Ehud Barak claims that Netanyahu collected information on Blue and White leaders in order to force them to join government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 6:21 AM

Report: Netanyahu offered five ministerial portfolios to Labor MKs

Netanyahu's attempts to form a government without Benny Gantz reportedly continued until the very last minute.Elad Benari, 4/22/2020, 2:33 AM

Gantz: We couldn't stand idly by

Blue and White chairman explains reasoning behind unity government: Better to defeat coronavirus than win on social media.Ben Ariel, 4/22/2020, 12:09 AM

Lapid: Gantz's unconditional surrender has crushed democracy

Yesh Atid leader attacks unity deal between Gantz, Netanyahu, says deal had nothing to do with fighting coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2020, 9:17 PM

PLO official blasts new Israeli government

Saeb Erekat says Netanyahu-Gantz government is a threat to peace, security and stability in the Middle East.Elad Benari, 4/21/2020, 2:13 AM

Left angry: 'Corrupt dirty-deal'

Left-wing parties parties respond to unity government; MK Odeh: Gantz has legitimized annexation, racism, and corruption.'Mordechai Sones, 4/20/2020, 8:25 PM

Unity agreement signed: National Unity government to be formed

Government to finally form after Netanyahu, Gantz sign deal to form coalition. Netanyahu to be PM for year and a half, followed by Gantz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 7:19 PM

Unity government on the way? Gantz, Netanyahu to meet

Prime Minister, Blue and White leader to meet in another attempt to form unity government. Composition of judiciary committee only obstacle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 6:43 PM

Gantz leaves meeting with Netanyahu without deal

Blue & White chief Benny Gantz reportedly storms out of meeting with PM, prepares to back legislation aimed at Netanyahu.David Rosenberg, 4/20/2020, 10:27 AM

Netanyahu meets with Benny Gantz at Prime Minister's Residence

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets Blue and White chief Benny Gantz amid reports of progress towards formation of national unity government.David Rosenberg, 4/20/2020, 8:40 AM

Ya'alon to Gantz: It's not too late to join us

MK Moshe Ya'alon speaks at leftist demonstration against unity government, urges Gantz to stop contacts with Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 4/20/2020, 5:00 AM

Blue and White: Additional elections if Supreme Court rules against Netanyahu

Blue and White agreed that if Supreme Court prohibits Netanyahu from serving as prime minister, the country would head for a 4th election.Eitan Divinsky, 4/19/2020, 11:00 PM

'Netanyahu holds all the cards'

Dr. Maoz Rosenthal says Benny Gantz has made surprising moves resulting in Blue and White breaking up, but he has no power in negotiations.Nitzan Keidar, 4/19/2020, 6:57 PM

With negotiations on hold, Netanyahu bolstered by 'unlikely' source

Former Minister of Justice for Kadima trying to talk Gantz into settling for Likud's proposal.Eitan Divinsky, 4/19/2020, 6:44 PM

Blue and White's latest threat

Blue and White says it will hold elections for Knesset Judiciary Committee if Likud does not agree to unity deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 5:26 PM

EU warns Gantz against annexation

Blue and White chairman told that any unilateral move to apply sovereignty would have a negative impact on EU relations with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 4:43 AM

Gantz says 'significant progress' made in unity government negotiations with Likud

Gantz said that as far as he was concerned, there is nothing standing in the way of an agreement in the coming day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 12:09 AM

'If elections are forced on us, we'll go with our heads held high'

Blue and White chairman accuses Netanyahu of aiming to take Israel to its fourth election in just over a year.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/17/2020, 9:43 PM

Liberman: I will not join Netanyahu's government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman criticizes contacts between Likud and Blue and White.Elad Benari, 4/17/2020, 4:46 AM

Benny Gantz threatens PM Binyamin Netanyahu with anti-corruption legislature

Gantz said that if there was no progress till Monday, he would allow legislation barring Netanyahu from running for office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2020, 6:41 PM

Gantz and Netanyahu to meet again after holiday

Following six-hour meeting, Netanyahu and Gantz agree to continue talks on a unity government after conclusion of Passover.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/14/2020, 8:10 PM

Gantz and Netanyahu meet, make 'significant progress'

Prime Minister and Blue and White chairman meet and make progress towards unity government. They will meet again in the morning.Elad Benari, 4/14/2020, 12:49 AM

Yamina: Netanyahu dismantled the right-wing bloc, used it and tossed it aside

Officials in Yamina blast PM over his meeting with Gantz.Hezki Baruch, 4/13/2020, 11:53 PM

Netanyahu, Gantz to meet tonight to form unity government

Likud, Blue and White leaders hold last meeting in order to form emergency unity government,Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2020, 10:55 PM

Gantz to Netanyahu: This is the moment of truth

Blue and White leader says he did not want to break up Blue and White, but coronavirus crisis left him with no choice but to pursue unity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2020, 9:40 PM

Left-wingers demonstrate outside home of MK Gabi Ashkenazi

Protesters demand Ashkenazi cease negotiations with Netanyahu to form unity government.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/13/2020, 12:14 PM

Gantz and Ashkenazi's threat

Blue and White leaders make clear to Likud: If no agreement by Monday night, the legislation against Netanyahu will be advanced.Elad Benari, 4/13/2020, 5:19 AM

Yamina to Gantz: No shame in giving up demands

Yamina party demands Blue and White give up its demands for justice ministry, allow sovereignty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2020, 4:16 PM

Netanyahu, Gantz, agree to resume talks

PM Netanyahu calls MK Benny Gantz to wish him a happy Passover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2020, 4:10 PM

PM Netanyahu meets with Blue & White head Gantz, no details released

Reports of progress conflict with reports of red lines both parties refuse to crossHezki Baruch, 4/6/2020, 3:58 PM

'Blue & White using mafia-style threats' against Likud, says MK Miki Zohar

Reports of ultimatum to Netanyahu: Agree to our proposals or we advance legislation against you.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/6/2020, 2:54 PM

Likud and Blue & White parties exchange final drafts for coalition agreement

'Our final offers' - both parties insist they will make no further concessions.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/6/2020, 12:19 PM