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Iranian users publish private photos of Ehud Barak

Source of photos is unknown, but Lebanese media outlet claims they came from Netanyahu's office.

Iranian users publish private photos of Ehud Barak

'Let's celebrate together on the streets of Tel Aviv'

Finance Minister announces he will join Rosh Yehudi's Simchat Torah celebrations, calls on Gantz to join.

'Let's celebrate together on the streets of Tel Aviv'

Benny Gantz meets US National Security Advisor Sullivan

The meeting's goal was reportedly to update Gantz on the components of the normalization agreement with Saudi Arabia.

Benny Gantz meets US National Security Advisor Sullivan

Gantz criticized within the National Unity Party

MKs in National Unity Party want to promote primaries but encounter opposition from party chairman Benny Gantz.

Gantz criticized within the National Unity Party

Gantz: 'Both sides need to think'

National Unity chairman Benny Gantz called out both sides involved in the incident during which protesters disrupted Yom Kippur prayers.

Gantz: 'Both sides need to think'

Gantz discusses joining govt. with party members

National Unity party holds meeting in which possibility of joining the current government is raised.

Gantz discusses joining govt. with party members

'If there is a way to reach agreements - I will be there'

National Unity chairman comments on Supreme Court hearing on the petitions against the reduction of the reasonableness standard.

'If there is a way to reach agreements - I will be there'

Senior US official held secret meetings with Bennett and Gantz

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs met with Bennett and Gantz in secret to discuss normalization with Saudi Arabia.

Senior US official held secret meetings with Bennett and Gantz

Negotiations on judicial reform deal between Netanyahu, Gantz

Mediation efforts between PM, National Unity Party chairman resume to reach agreement based on outline proposed by President Herzog.

Negotiations on judicial reform deal between Netanyahu, Gantz

'We can reach an agreement, let's talk'

Prime Minister Netanyahu sent a message to National Unity leader Benny Gantz urging him to 'do what the people expect of us'.

'We can reach an agreement, let's talk'

'Attacks on the Attorney General are terrorism'

National Unity Party chairman blasts judicial reform, says "extremists seek to change our image by changing the judicial system".

'Attacks on the Attorney General are terrorism'

Gantz immune to prosecution for IDF operation

A Dutch court ruling has dismissed a lawsuit against Benny Gantz and the former commander of the IAF for Operation Protective Edge.

Gantz immune to prosecution for IDF operation

Pres. Herzog suggested a return to negotiations. Lapid refused.

MK Benny Gantz supports return to negotiations on judicial reform, while MK Yair Lapid refuses.

Pres. Herzog suggested a return to negotiations. Lapid refused.

Gantz demands Netanyahu fire Ben-Gvir

MK Benny Gantz pays condolence visit to family of Tira municipality director-general, blames govt. for wave of violence and crime.

Gantz demands Netanyahu fire Ben-Gvir

Benny Gantz supports Arabs serving in the military

In interview with Arab-Israeli TV channel, Gantz says he supports limited Shin Bet involvement in fight against crime in Arab society.

Benny Gantz supports Arabs serving in the military

National Unity chairman visits haredi yeshiva

The meeting with haredi leaders comes as the Likud party has announced that it may not uphold coalition agreements on the draft law.

National Unity chairman visits haredi yeshiva

'Israel cannot afford one more day of this narrow government'

Klugeft called on Lapid and Gantz to: 'stand up and announce that they are ready to enter a national emergency government.'

'Israel cannot afford one more day of this narrow government'

'Come to talk, there is no room for preconditions'

Justice Minister responds to Gantz, who rejected his call for a one-on-one meeting to discuss the judicial reform.

'Come to talk, there is no room for preconditions'

'Dangerous Jewish terrorism developing in front of us'

Former Defense Minister says incidents such as Burqa clash 'forces IDF to chase Israelis instead of defending them.'

'Dangerous Jewish terrorism developing in front of us'

'Today we'll hear if 3 judges force Israeli democracy to retire'

Supreme Court hears petition to discuss Basic Law; Transportation Min. Regev warns decision to invalidate it would spell end to democacy.

'Today we'll hear if 3 judges force Israeli democracy to retire'

Gantz tweets against violence, Smotrich retweets

Benny Gantz condemns violence on both sides of the protests. Smotrich shares the former Defense Minister's words.

Gantz tweets against violence, Smotrich retweets

Gantz consults with Chief of Staff about reform legislation

With the approval of the Defense Minister, Benny Gantz talked with the IDF Chief of Staff about the effects of the reform on the IDF.

Gantz consults with Chief of Staff about reform legislation

Benny Gantz makes personal appeal to Netanyahu

The National Unity leader offers to have any consensus reached binding not only the current Knesset but the following one as well.

Benny Gantz makes personal appeal to Netanyahu

'Come back to negotiations on the reform'

Gantz call on PM to restart discussions on a compromise regarding the reasonableness doctrine.

'Come back to negotiations on the reform'

'Your heart is closed off to the people, it's not too late'

The National Unity party chairman called on the Prime Minister to stop the judicial reform legislation and return to the negotiation table.

'Your heart is closed off to the people, it's not too late'

'More urgent matters to tend to than judicial reform'

Benny Gantz listed several issues that he claims the Prime Minister should be advancing instead of the reform legislation.

'More urgent matters to tend to than judicial reform'

'We are one step away from a political murder'

MK Kathrin Shitrit opposes a return to negotiations on the judicial reform and strongly criticizes the Attorney General.

'We are one step away from a political murder'

Netanyahu's allies to Gantz: Join us instead of the extremists

MK Tropper is claiming that senior members of the coalition are exploring the possibility of having his party join the government.

Netanyahu's allies to Gantz: Join us instead of the extremists

Lapid, Gantz say govt. pushing Israel towards disaster

Opposition leaders condemn govt. for pushing bill on reasonableness standard, demand negotiations be renewed.

Lapid, Gantz say govt. pushing Israel towards disaster

Public favors Gantz joining the government

Most of the voters of the right-wing bloc and close to 40% of supporters of the opposition are against Lapid joining the government.

Public favors Gantz joining the government

Netanyahu again the preferred candidate for PM

For the first time in two months, Netanyahu has passed Gantz on the question of "who is best suited for the position of Prime Minister?"

Netanyahu again the preferred candidate for PM

'Gantz and Lapid are crossing their own red line'

Yisrael Beytenu blasts opposition leader and National Unity chairman for contemplating a return to negotiations on the judicial reform.

'Gantz and Lapid are crossing their own red line'

Gantz proposes new election system

Under the new system, voters would not only choose the party but also be able to influence its list of MKs in the Knesset.

Gantz proposes new election system

Gantz: Netanyahu again leading Israel to brink of civil war

National Unity party leader reacts to PM's declaration judicial reform legislation to be advanced this week.

Gantz: Netanyahu again leading Israel to brink of civil war

Poll: Gantz, Netanyahu neck and neck

Survey finds Likud, National Unity parties both winning 27 seats, left-wing bloc gets majority.

Poll: Gantz, Netanyahu neck and neck

Lapid, Gantz freeze judicial reform talks

Opposition leaders say there is no point in continuing judicial reform negotiations as long as there is no judicial selection committee.

Lapid, Gantz freeze judicial reform talks

Smotrich: We won't freeze core of judicial reform

Coalition leaders called on the opposition to stop threatening to end negotiations and warned of unilateral legislation otherwise.

Smotrich: We won't freeze core of judicial reform

'We are closer than ever to needing to act against Iran'

MK Benny Gantz at AJC Global Forum: Should a responsible action be needed against Iran, I will provide my full support to the government.

'We are closer than ever to needing to act against Iran'

'You were not elected to bring Deri back into the government'

MK Avigdor Liberman calls on MKs Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz, not to allow Shas chief Aryeh Deri back into Israel's govenrment.

'You were not elected to bring Deri back into the government'

Gantz, Deri and Aharon Barak working towards compromise

Gantz met with Deri several times in an attempt to reach an understanding. Former Chief Justice Aharon Barak is also involved.

Gantz, Deri and Aharon Barak working towards compromise

'Lapid, Gantz need to decide if they support majority rule'

MK Milwidsky (Likud) tells INN that it is possible to reach agreement on the judicial reform but it's the opposition's turn to compromise.

'Lapid, Gantz need to decide if they support majority rule'

MK Gantz calls on Netanyahu to fire Ben-Gvir

National Unity members visit Arab town and call on government to work to fight crime in Arab sector,.

MK Gantz calls on Netanyahu to fire Ben-Gvir

Poll: Gantz continues to strengthen

New survey shows National Unity party rising to 31 seats, left-wing bloc winning 64 seats. 45% say Gantz most suited to be PM.

Poll: Gantz continues to strengthen

'We will back the government if it acts against Iran'

National Unity Party chairman: We will do whatever it takes to prevent an existential threat to the State of Israel.

'We will back the government if it acts against Iran'

National Unity prepares for party primaries

The party's election process is being slowed reportedly due to disagreements between its different factions.

National Unity prepares for party primaries

Gantz: 'We have stopped Israel's rush to disaster'

National Unity leader Benny Gantz encouraged demonstrators against the judicial reform at a rally in Hod Hasharon.

Gantz: 'We have stopped Israel's rush to disaster'

Netanyahu again favored to serve as Prime Minister

Following Operation Shield and Arrow, Israelis once again see Netanyahu as the most suitable person to serve as Prime Minister.

Netanyahu again favored to serve as Prime Minister

'We must not return to the routine of threats to democracy'

After Gaza operation, MK Benny Gantz brings the debate surrounding the judicial reform back to the public agenda.

'We must not return to the routine of threats to democracy'

'In the fight against terrorism, we are all one'

National Unity Party chairman expresses support for counterterrorism operation in Gaza.

'In the fight against terrorism, we are all one'

'This government only looks after itself'

National Unity chairman: Netanyahu decided that the most important thing to discuss is a regime coup that will tear us apart.

'This government only looks after itself'

'Killing Hamas leaders not out of our playbook'

Fmr. Defense Minister Gantz said that an attack in the Gaza Strip needs to affect Israel's enemies, not satisfy the voters.

'Killing Hamas leaders not out of our playbook'

'Deterrence has eroded, the government has lost it'

National Unity chairman criticizes the government's conduct: It's like a kindergarten, Netanyahu is unable to control his people.

'Deterrence has eroded, the government has lost it'

Gantz responds to intimate photos distributed online

Gantz wants "to replace the government and serve Israeli society from right and left. But politics should not enter the cemeteries."

Gantz responds to intimate photos distributed online

'There are no talks behind the scenes, that's a lie'

MK Hili Tropper: We see the latest polls but are not basking in them. We understand there is a demand among the people for our path.

'There are no talks behind the scenes, that's a lie'

Ben-Gvir spars with Gantz, Lapid

The National Security Minister's post explaining why he remains in the government brought a rash of criticisms from the opposition leaders.

Ben-Gvir spars with Gantz, Lapid

More Israelis prefer Gantz as PM over Netanyahu

When Netanyahu faces off against Lapid, there is a tie of 32%. When Netanyahu faces off against Gantz, the former Defense Minister prevails.

More Israelis prefer Gantz as PM over Netanyahu

Herzog speaks to Netanyahu, Lapid and Gantz

Herzog speaks to Netanyahu, Lapid and Gantz and asks them to set up working teams.

Herzog speaks to Netanyahu, Lapid and Gantz

Gantz on judicial reform freeze: Better late than never

National Unity party chairman says he is ready for negotiations at the President's Residence now that the judicial reforms have been frozen.

Gantz on judicial reform freeze: Better late than never

Netanyahu and Lapid weaken, Gantz gains strength

Channel 12 News poll finds a new right-wing party that opposes judicial reform would win 10 Knesset seats.

Netanyahu and Lapid weaken, Gantz gains strength

'We accept President's proposal, Levin doesn't want compromise'

Gantz: The President's outline is not ideal, but the alternative is destructive. Liberman: We must separate religion and state.

'We accept President's proposal, Levin doesn't want compromise'