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Morocco and Israel sign agreement to cooperate in aerospace projects

Former Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz signs deal with Morocco's Industry and Trade Minister to cooperate on aeronautics development.

Morocco, Israel sign deal to cooperate in aerospace projects

Amir Peretz won't run for the Presidency

Economy Minister says he has decided not to run for President and will devote time to his family.

Amir Peretz won't run for the Presidency

Merav Michaeli: Labor's gone along with the Right for too long

New Labor chief says her party needs to return to 'the Labor of old' - 'whose policies were correct but need an update.'

Merav Michaeli: Labor's gone along with the Right for too long

Amir Peretz leaves Labor but will remain in government

Peretz informs new Labor leader Merav Michaeli that he will be terminating his membership in the Labor Party but will continue as minister.

Amir Peretz leaves Labor but will remain in government

Amir Peretz: I will not run for the 24th Knesset

Labor Party chairman announces he does not intend to run for the 24th Knesset: I will continue to work for the Israeli public.

Amir Peretz: I will not run for the 24th Knesset

Merav Michaeli to run for Labor Party leadership

Court overrules decision by Minister Amir Peretz to cancel Labor Party primaries.

Merav Michaeli to run for Labor Party leadership

Amir Peretz: 'I'm running for president'

Economy Minister declares for first time he intends to run for office, although he has been preparing for presidential race many months.

Amir Peretz: 'I'm running for president'

Bahraini trade delegation arrives in Israel

Delegation headed by Bahrain Minister of Trade & Industry.

Bahraini trade delegation arrives in Israelplayer

Labor ministers to vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset

Ministers Amir Peretz and Itzik Shmuli announce they will vote in favor of the law to dissolve the Knesset on Wednesday.

Labor ministers to vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset

Victory for Amir Peretz

Labor Party Central Committee authorizes Peretz to negotiate with Blue and White on a joint election run. There will be no primaries.

Victory for Amir Peretz

Labor MK demands primaries for party leadership

MK Merav Michaeli in letter to Minister Amir Peretz: You and your partner are no longer part of the Labor Party.

Labor MK demands primaries for party leadership

Amir Peretz: 'One of Israel's most important issues is healing the rifts'

Labor Min. Amir Peretz eyes presidency, says he's discussing candidacy with other MKs.

'We need to heal the rifts'

Amir Peretz: If there are elections, Netanyahu will lose

Economy Minister says he is willing to run with Benny Gantz's party. 'It's like sitting with my friends from the Labor party.'

Amir Peretz: If there are elections, Netanyahu will lose

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.

Report: Netanyahu offered five portfolios to Labor MKs

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

Reports of progress conflict with reports of red lines both parties refuse to cross

Netanyahu & Gantz meet, no details released

Blue and White and Labor decide on dialogue to unite factions

Blue and White, Labor, begin working to unite factions. Ya'alon: 'It's not too late to regret navigational error.'

Blue and White and Labor to become one party?

Peretz terminates alliance with Meretz

Labor chairman informs Meretz chairman that he will end the alliance between the parties. Tamar Zandberg on Peretz: Opportunist and a cheat.

Peretz terminates alliance with Meretz

Close relatives of Amir Peretz die from coronavirus

2 members of Peretz family in Morocco die after contracting coronavirus.

Close relatives of Amir Peretz die from coronavirus

Amir Peretz expected to join Netanyahu-Gantz government

Labor MKs expected to join unity government.

Amir Peretz expected to join Netanyahu-Gantz government

Could Labor join Netanyahu's coalition?

Labor chairman Amir Peretz hints he is considering following in the footsteps of Benny Gantz and joining Netanyahu’s coalition.

Could Labor join Netanyahu's coalition?

Amir Peretz will be appointed Interim Knesset Speaker

Amir Peretz, the most senior Knesset Member, will convene the Knesset on Thursday to elect a permanent Knesset Speaker.

Amir Peretz will be appointed Interim Knesset Speaker

Amir Peretz, Left bloc demand election of new Knesset Speaker

Left bloc leaders are pressuring Knesset Speaker Edelstein to resign his position ahead of tomorrow's swearing-in ceremony.

Amir Peretz, Left bloc demand election of new Knesset Speaker

Former Histadrut chairman backs unity government

Former Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini urges Amir Peretz to immediately join Netanyahu's government.

Former Histadrut chairman backs unity government

Labor Party chief requests additional coronavirus funding

Amir Peretz reiterated support for establishment of narrow gov't supported by Joint List, Meretz head flung accusations at Netanyahu.

Labor Party chief requests additional coronavirus funding

Report: Peretz sought to become Knesset Speaker - and was rejected

Labor chairman reportedly asked Blue and White to be appointed Knesset Speaker, but Gantz rejected the request.

Report: Peretz sought to become Knesset Speaker

Report: Netanyahu sending messengers to Amir Peretz

PM and his associates reportedly have been sending emissaries to convince Labor leader to join a Likud-led government.

Report: Netanyahu sending messengers to Amir Peretz

Labor leader: 'All attempts to form a government are legitimate'

MK Amir Peretz praises those working to form 'government of change and hope,' says PM Netanyahu's warning is 'illegitimate and dangerous.'

'All attempts to form a government are legitimate'

Report: Netanyahu considering partnership with Labor

Likud and Labor mayors met to discuss possible cooperation.

Report: Netanyahu considering partnering with Labor

The offer received by Orly Levy-Abekasis

Likud reportedly proposed to Gesher chairwoman that she join a coalition in exchange for promoting her father's candidacy for President.

The offer received by Orly Levy-Abekasis

Labor MK Itzik Shmuli: 'We were cut in half; the result is poor'

MK Shmuli reacts to Labor Party crash in polls: 'Had it not been for the union I pushed, Zionist Left would have been erased.'

Labor MK: 'We were cut in half; the result is poor'player

Peretz blames Blue and White

Labor-Gesher-Meretz head does not intend to step down despite election failure: In critical moments, Blue and White harmed the entire camp.

Peretz blames Blue and Whiteplayer

Amir Peretz reveals: Government supported by the Joint List

Labor-Gesher-Meretz chairman: We will first swear in a government with Yisrael Beytenu and the Joint List supporting from the outside.

Amir Peretz reveals: Government supported by the Joint List

Labor head: 'Netanyahu strengthens Hamas'

Labor Chair Amir Peretz stops in at Nativ HaAsarah: 'Bibi lets Hamas determine reality, height of flames, and schedule between rounds.'

Labor head: 'Netanyahu strengthens Hamas'

Labor approves agreement with Meretz

Amir Peretz: When we approve agreement for joint run with Meretz, the dreams of another right-wing government will end.

Labor approves agreement with Meretz

Report: Labor to form joint left-wing list with Meretz

Sources close to head of Labor party say the faction is preparing for joint run with the far-left Meretz party, despite Gesher's objections.

Report: Labor to form joint left-wing list with Meretz

Blue and White tells MK Hauser: 'Existential difference between us and leftist parties'

MK Zvi Hauser responds to Labor chairman MK Peretz's push to unite bloc: 'Existential difference between Blue & White and leftist parties.'

Blue and White refuses alliance with 'leftist' parties

Gantz and Peretz to meet

The two will discuss the state of the left-wing bloc ahead of the elections.

Gantz and Peretz to meet

Peretz calls for unity among all parties on the left

Labor Party chairman proposes: Blue and White, Meretz and Labor should run under one ballot, one ballot for one bloc.

Peretz calls for unity among all parties on the left

Blue and White's offer to Amir Peretz

Blue and White reportedly made several offers to the Labor Party chairman to persuade him to merge with Meretz.

Blue and White's offer to Amir Peretz

Labor-Gesher launches campaign headquarters

Amir Peretz: The left-wing camp must win 61 seats without Liberman, or we will deteriorate into a fourth election campaign.

Labor-Gesher launches campaign headquarters