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Deri: ‘Bennett and Shaked are not within the scope of Religious Zionism’

Shas chairman says Yamina leaders crossed a line in joining with anti-religious parties, Netanyahu targeted by those who want secular state.

Deri: Bennett, Shaked are not within scope of Religious Zionism

Bennett: Netanyahu damaged relations with Jordan for an Instagram photo

Alternate PM says Israel-Jordan relations were harmed for years because Netanyahu posted a picture with Israeli guard who shot a Jordanian.

'Netanyahu damaged relations with Jordan for an Instagram photo'

Shin Bet investigating threatening emails against Lapid's wife

The emails included swears and threats to the Prime Minister's wife.

Shin Bet investigating threatening emails against Lapid's wife

Bennett on Ukraine: No one would stand up for the Jews

'No one will fight our wars for us. Not in Iran, not in Syria, not in Gaza. No one will stand up for Jews in times of trouble'.

Bennett on Ukraine: No one would stand up for the Jews

Bennett, Mossad chief slam Haaretz report accusing staffer of leaks

Former PM, Mossad Chief David Barnea issue joint statement defending former Bennett adviser Shimrit Meir from leaks accusations.

Bennett, Mossad chief slam Haaretz report

Bennett refuses Lapid's offer of prominent office

Sources close to Bennett say he decided to remove himself from the public and media radar.

Bennett refuses Lapid's offer of prominent office

Bennett's warning to the Cabinet

Alternate PM warns during discussion on the Ukraine war Israel must maintain its freedom of action in Syria.

Bennett's warning to the Cabinet

Biden calls Bennett 'brave,' says he loves Netanyahu

US President greets Israeli leaders upon arrival, says Bennett did an "amazing thing."

Biden calls Bennett 'brave,' says he loves Netanyahu

Did Bennett boycott Cabinet meeting out of anger at Lapid?

Alternate prime minister reportedly angered by behavior of new prime minister.

Did Bennett boycott Cabinet meeting out of anger at Lapid?

Watch: Israel and US celebrate 4th of July on Jerusalem

Naftali Bennett, Isaac Herzog, and US ambassador, Tom Nides spoke at the official 4th of July event in Jerusalem.

Watch: Israel and US celebrate 4th of July on Jerusalemplayer

Bennett says farewell: Iran knows it can't act with impunity

IDF bids farewell to outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett,, leaders thank Bennett for contributions to Israel's security.

Bennett says farewell: Iran knows it can't act with impunity

Interior Min. Shaked bids farewell to outgoing PM Bennett

Interior Min. Shaked, now at the helm of Yamina, bids farewell to her political partner of nearly ten years. 'You made Israel top priority.'

Interior Min. Shaked bids farewell to outgoing PM Bennett

Blinken welcomes Israel's new PM Lapid

'Our commitment to Israel’s security remains ironclad,' US Sec. of State Blinken says.

Blinken welcomes Israel's new PM Lapid

Will Bennett's neighbors in Ra'anana finally get their homes back?

A silver lining of Israel’s political turmoil: Naftali Bennett’s neighbors can finally get their driveways back.

Will Bennett's Ra'anana neighbors finally get their homes back?

Bennett, Lapid, hold modest handover ceremony

'This country does not belong to any one person. Guard it well, and may G-d watch over you,' outgoing PM Bennett tells incoming PM Lapid.

Bennett, Lapid, hold modest handover ceremony

Watch: Bennett accidentally takes Lapid's phone, hilarity ensues

During today's Knesset session in which Lapid was handed over the reins as Prime Minister, he realized he was missing a key accessory.

Watch: Bennett accidentally takes Lapid's phone, hilarity ensuesplayer

Bennett steps down: I will remain a loyal soldier of Israel

Outgoing PM preaches message of unity as he announces he will not run in the upcoming elections.

Bennett steps down: I will remain a loyal soldier of Israel

Political spectrum split on Bennett's departure

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's departure speech drew varied reactions from the rest of Israel's political echelon.

Political spectrum split on Bennett's departure

Bennett will not run in upcoming elections

Outgoing PM informs Yamina members he will not participate in the Knesset elections in the fall after coalition dissolves.

Bennett will not run in upcoming elections

Herzog thanks Bennett as he leaves office

President meets with outgoing PM as dissolution of the Knesset proceeds.

Herzog thanks Bennett as he leaves office

Bennett likely to remain at helm of Yamina

After considering leaving political life altogether, Prime Minister Bennett now reportedly planning to stay on as chief of Yamina.

Bennett likely to remain at helm of Yamina

Bennett: Hamas video of Israeli captive heinous, desperate

PM responds to Hamas video purportedly showing Hisham al-Sayad in the hospital, says terror groups hold Israelis in violation of intl. law.

Bennett: Hamas video of Israeli captive heinous, desperate

Bennett: I suggest our enemies not provoke us

PM holds situational assessments with Mossad, ISA directors.

Bennett: I suggest our enemies not provoke us

Bennett: Israel holds Hamas responsible for prisoners' condition

PM responds to Hamas 'psychological warfare' announcing deteriorating health of Israeli prisoner. 'Hamas proves again it is criminal.'

Bennett: Israel holds Hamas responsible for prisoners' condition

Bennett to Yamina activists: We need broad unity

The prime minister and members of his faction met Yamina activists with Bennett telling them he will deal with the Iranian threat.

Bennett to Yamina activists: We need broad unity

Bennett mulling leaving government in next few days

Naftali Bennett tells confidants that he may resign from government soon, rather than serve as alternate prime minister.

Bennett mulling leaving government in next few days

Can elections be averted? MK Bezalel Smotrich says there's still a chance

"For me, elections are the best as we'll gain, but the national interest comes first."

MK Bezalel Smotrich: There's still a chance

Bennett: We had a short govt. with great achievements

PM lauds achievements of his government to applause in final Cabinet meeting he will lead.

Bennett: We had a short govt. with great achievements

Yesh Atid wants to dissolve Knesset by Tuesday so Lapid can be PM as soon as possible

Bennett to meet Shaked today as the 2 longtime allies face tensions over announcement of dissolution of the Knesset.

Yesh Atid wants to dissolve Knesset as soon as possible

Bennett: A totally right-wing government is a 'disaster'

'A government trapped in the hands of the extreme is horrible and awful,' PM Bennett says.

Bennett: A totally right-wing government is a 'disaster'

Lapid to take over as prime minister this week

Foreign Min. Lapid may hold first Cabinet meeting as Prime Minister this coming week.

Lapid to take over as prime minister this week

Shaked: If Bennett doesn't run, I will head Yamina

Yamina's number two does not rule out sitting with former PM Netanyahu, report says.

If Bennett doesn't run, I will head Yamina

Bennett hints at temporary departure from politics

'I'm going to try to make a comeback,' says prime minister, defending his premiership - and rogue Yamina MKs who backed the Opposition.

Bennett hints at temporary departure from politics

Strategic Advisor: No one in the Likud is waiting for Shaked

Strategic Advisor Moshe Debby believes Bennett will take a time-out, doesn't think Shaked would be welcomed in the Likud.

'No one in the Likud is waiting for Shaked'

Bennett to announce political future after Knesset dissolves

Outgoing PM to wait until dissolution of the Knesset is finalized before announcing whether he will retire or run in the next election.

Bennett to announce political future after Knesset dissolves

Report: Bennett to retire from political life

Outgoing PM reportedly decides to retire after fall of his coalition after 1 year.

Report: Bennett to retire from political life

Bennett to vote against anti-Netanyahu bill

PM says 'citizens should decide whether price of having a PM under indictment is worth it.'

Bennett to vote against anti-Netanyahu bill

Bennett: South enjoying its quietest year in the last 15 years

PM holds security assessment in the Gaza Division, says security stability must be preserved even in times of political instability.

Bennett: South enjoying its quietest year in the last 15 years

'Long time coming' - Israelis react to new elections

Some expressed jubilation with the government's collapse, while others said nothing would change and more elections would be a bigger waste.

'Long time coming' - Israelis react to new electionsplayer

Blinken speaks to Bennett: We're committed to strong US-Israeli strategic relationship

Secretary of State speaks to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, hours after conversation with Foreign Minister Lapid.

'We're committed to strong US-Israeli strategic relationship'