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The Bennett government's dismal legislative record

Just 43% of government bills made it into law.

The Bennett government's dismal legislative record

Netanyahu bloc gets majority, Yamina left out of next Knesset

Under Shaked, Yamina projected to be left out of next Knesset, poll finds, while Netanyahu bloc secures 61-seat majority.

Netanyahu bloc gets majority, Yamina left out of next Knesset

Few Israelis believe new election will end political deadlock

Right-wing parties more likely to form next government, according to majority of Israelis. Leftists pessimistic about Israeli democracy.

Few Israelis believe new election will end political deadlock

Likud, Yamina fall in first poll conducted after Lapid becomes PM

Left-wing bloc gains ground in first poll conducted after Yair Lapid becomes prime minister, while Yamina barely crosses threshold.

Likud, Yamina fall in 1st poll conducted after Lapid becomes PM

Lapid set to become PM as Knesset poised to dissolve Wednesday

Knesset to vote to dissolve itself Wednesday, triggering end of Bennett premiership.

Lapid set to become PM as Knesset poised to dissolve Wednesday

Bill dissolving the Knesset passes first reading

Coalition and Opposition MKs reach deal ensuring dissolution of Knesset this week. Parties to get 30 million shekels extra in state funding.

Bill dissolving the Knesset passes first reading

Government offers Netanyahu deal for dissolution of Knesset

Compromise would take bill aimed at barring Netanyahu from premiership off the table - in exchange for swift dissolution of the Knesset.

Government offers Netanyahu deal for dissolution of Knesset

Coalition fears Likud could block new elections, Judea & Samaria Law

Legislation dissolving Knesset, calling new elections faces key test Monday, as coalition members fear Likud could block bill's passage.

Coalition fears Likud plan to block new elections

Bill to dissolve Knesset passes preliminary vote

Knesset votes 110 to 0 to back bill sending Israel to early elections. But Opposition looks to slow-walk dissolution's final vote.

Bill to dissolve Knesset passes preliminary vote

Likud, Yamina both up in first poll after government's collapse

Meretz left out of next Knesset, poll shows, while haredi parties lose voters to Religious Zionist Party - Otzma Yehudit alliance.

Likud, Yamina both up in first poll after government's collapse

Bill dissolving Knesset headed for vote Wednesday

Will rogue Yamina MK Nir Orbach back snap elections -or insist on formation of new government in present Knesset?

Bill dissolving Knesset headed for vote Wednesday

Bennett: Government's fate will be clear within 2 weeks

PM says he is 'fighting' for the preservation of this 'good government' during 40 signatures debate.

Bennett: Government's fate will be clear within 2 weeks

Poll: Ra'am fails to pass threshold, right-wing bloc has 60 seats

Most of the public prefers to see the current government complete its term rather than go to elections.

Ra'am fails to pass threshold, right-wing bloc has 60 seats

Joining politics: Former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot to run in next election

Gadi Eizenkot has decided to run for the Knesset and is in talks with several parties, the main one being Yesh Atid.

Former IDF Chief of Staff to run in next election

Another blow for the coalition: Matan Kahana's appointment for Minister fails to pass

MK Idit Silman votes against, and vote on appointment of Matan Kahana as Religious Services Minister ends in tie.

Kahana's appointment for Minister fails to pass

Judea and Samaria law fails in the Knesset

2 govt members, MKs Ganaim and Rinawie Zoabi, vote against bill applying Israeli law in Judea and Samaria. Silman absent from vote.

Judea and Samaria law fails in the Knesset

Coalition leaders don't believe Judea and Samaria law will pass

Justice Minister Sa'ar warns of 'anarchy,' Judea and Samaria residents will lose civil rights if bill fails in the Knesset.

Coalition leaders don't believe Judea and Samaria law will pass

Judgment Day for Ra'am party

Today in the Knesset, it is Judgment Day for the controversial experiment coopting an Israeli Arab party into the coalition. Op-ed

Judgment Day for Ra'am party

Watch: Tibi and Ben Gvir nearly get into a physical fight

Chaos erupts in Knesset during debate over law imposing death penalty on terrorists.

Tibi and Ben Gvir nearly get into a physical fightplayer

Bennett votes in favor: Knesset approves law banning waving of PLO flags

Law banning PLO flags in universities approved in a preliminary reading in the Knesset.

Knesset approves law banning waving of PLO flags

Chaos in the Knesset: Right-wing MKs ejected

Bill recognizing bereaved siblings advances as right-wing MKs ejected for accusing MK Ahmad Tibi of supporting terrorism.

Chaos in the Knesset: Right-wing MKs ejected

Poll: Likud 35, Otzma Yehudit 6, Meretz 0

70% of Israelis don't want Arab factions in the next government, poll shows. Meretz again fails to cross electoral threshold.

Poll: Likud 35, Otzma Yehudit 6, Meretz 0

EU Parliament President: To be antisemitic is to be anti-European

President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, addresses a special Knesset plenary session.

EU Parliament President: To be antisemitic is to be anti-Europeplayer

Bennett: Mansour Abbas is not a mistress

PM defends government policies in Knesset debate, says 'person who stood here for the last decade' should apologize.

Bennett: Mansour Abbas is not a mistress

Russian ambassador angrily storms out of Knesset plenum

Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov storms out of Knesset plenumafter MKs criticize Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

Russian ambassador angrily storms out of Knesset plenum

Joint List MK: We'll vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset

MK Samy Abu Shahadeh says his party will vote this week in favor of a bill to dissolve the Knesset.

'We'll vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset'

Chaos in the Knesset | Ben Gvir to Joint List MKs: Go to Syria

MK Itamar Ben Gvir to MKs Samy Abu Shahadeh and Aida Touma-Sliman: Those who support the murder of soldiers should go to Syria.

Ben Gvir to Joint List MKs: Go to Syriaplayer

Non-confidence motions fail thanks to Joint List votes

Ahmad Tibi, Ayman Odeh vote against 2 no-confidence motions as Silman, Chikli Ra'am are all absent from the vote.

Non-confidence motions fail thanks to Joint List votes

Ra'am to skip vote on dissolution of the Knesset this week

Move would give opposition a majority to bring down the government, but opposition fears political trick to save government.

Ra'am to skip vote on dissolution of the Knesset this week

Songs in memory of the fallen at the Knesset

Israel's leaders and leading artists participate in Memorial Day ceremony at the Knesset.

Songs in memory of the fallen at the Knessetplayer

Poll: Likud soars to 36 seats, Yamina falls to 5

Netanyahu bloc rises to 59 seats in latest poll, while Bennett coalition falls to 55 seats, with New Hope left out of next Knesset.

Poll: Likud soars to 36 seats, Yamina falls to 5

MK Amichai Chikli declared a defector from the Yamina party

Rogue Yamina MK barred from running with any party currently in the Knesset in next elections after committee decision.

MK Amichai Chikli declared a defector from the Yamina party

'More MKs will resign from govt. before Knesset reconvenes'

Likud MK says he is in talks with multiple coalition MKs on their following MK Idit Silman in leaving the coalition.

'More MKs will resign from govt. before Knesset reconvenes'

Report: Gantz considering cooperation with Sa'ar

Blue and White chairman reportedly mulling joint run with New Hope in case of new elections.

Gantz considering cooperation with Sa'ar

Poll: Yamina falls below minimum threshold as Netanyahu bloc tops 61 seats

New poll shows Prime Minister Bennett's party failing to make it into next Knesset, while pro-Netanyahu bloc reaches absolute majority.

Yamina falls below threshold as Netanyahu bloc tops 61 seats

Hendel to replace Barlev in Knesset discussion on terrorism

PMO fears speech by Public Security Minister would play into the hands of the opposition, replaces him with Communications Minister.

Hendel to replace Barlev in Knesset discussion on terrorism

Just 38% of Israelis satisfied with Bennett's handling of security

Just 38% of Israelis satisfied with Bennett's handling of security, with 66% disapproving of gov't handling of economy.

Poll: Likud 34, Yesh Atid 18, Yamina 6

Poll: Likud 34, Yesh Atid 17, Yamina 6

55% of Israelis prefer Netanyahu as PM, marking significant rise in recent months, with Bennett gov't receiving low marks from voters.

Poll: Israeli Right rises to 65 seats

Report: Zelensky asked to speak before Knesset plenum

Amid recess, such a speech would require special hearing. Knesset speaker instead proposes Zoom meeting with MKs, but Ukrainians refuse.

Report: Zelensky asked to speak before Knesset plenum

Coalition delays vote on anti-Netanyahu bill

Opposition declares no confidence, coalition delays final vote on bill to limit number of years an MK can serve as prime minister.

Coalition delays vote on anti-Netanyahu bill