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Poll: Most of Lapid and Gantz's voters prefer unity government with Likud

Poll conducted for Channel 12 News: 76% of those who voted for anti-Netanyahu bloc support a unity government.

Most of Lapid and Gantz's voters prefer unity government

President Herzog urges Lapid, Gantz to form unity government

After right-wing bloc wins Knesset election, president calls on center-left leaders to help form unity government. Both refuse

Herzog makes bid to prevent formation of right-wing government

Gantz: I won't go with Netanyahu, my goal is to lead a wide unity government

Defense Minister: We are the most powerful country in the Middle East and will remain so with or without an Iran nuclear deal.

'I won't go with Netanyahu, my goal is to lead a unity gov't'

Yoaz Hendel accuses Likud of 'Bibi'ism'

"You deserve to be stressed out if you vote together with Balad," New Hope minister says.

Yoaz Hendel accuses Likud of 'Bibi'ism'

Rightist MKs up in arms as Knesset paves way for unity government vote

Knesset Arrangements Committee approves plans to vote on and swear in national unity government next week, drawing fiery response.

Rightist MKs up in arms as Knesset paves way for unity govt vote

Report: New government to immediately resume talks with Palestinian Authority

Officials in Change Bloc tell US they plan to renew final status talks with Palestinian Authority as soon as new government is sworn in.

Report: New government to immediately resume talks with PA

Report: Bennett agrees to a government with Lapid

An official announcement on the matter is due as early as Saturday night or no later than Sunday.

Report: Bennett agrees to a government with Lapid

Rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli responds to his detractors

Chikli is unapologetic for his refusal to join fellow party members in a coalition that includes Meretz or the Joint List.

Rogue Yamina MK responds to his detractors

Report: Is this the unity government?

Proposal would divide government into 3 blocs, right, center, and left, with 8 ministries per bloc.

Report: Is this the unity government?

Bennett: I've begun efforts to form a unity government

Likud fires back after Bennett says he has begun efforts to form a national unity government: Bennett wants to be PM at all costs.

Bennett: I've begun efforts to form a unity government

Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky: Unite all religious Zionist parties

Rabbi Kaminetzky lays out his reasons and plans for religious Zionist values in Israel's government

Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky: Unite all religious Zionist parties

Appointment of chief commissioner of police postponed yet again

Israel hasn't had a permanent chief of police for almost two years, and no end in sight.

Appointment of police chief postponed yet again

What did the Likud offer to Blue and White?

Report: Netanyahu's party passed an offer to Gantz's party, implying that government could continue to function under certain conditions.

What did the Likud offer to Blue and White?

Is COVID-19 the only thing holding Israel’s government together?

Another general election no longer sounds like the worst possible scenario. Not when you look at the alternatives. Op-ed.

Is COVID-19 the only thing holding Israel’s government together?

Netanyahu to Likud MKs: Act like we're heading to an election

PM to convene crucial meeting this weekend on whether to disband unity gov't, while reportedly telling Likud reps to get into election mode.

Netanyahu to Likud MKs: Act like we're heading to an election

Communication Minister Yoaz Hendel calls election discourse 'despicable'

MK Hendel expresses support for Blue and White position: 'Apart from political need, I don't understand insistence on annual budget.'

Communication Minister calls election discourse 'despicable'

Gantz forgoes official residence

Defense Minister announces he is waiving a series of benefits he is entitled to by virtue of his role as Alternate Prime Minister.

Gantz forgoes official residence

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.

World leaders welcome Israel's new government

Unity gov't to be sworn in this evening

Yesterday, coalition agreements were signed with the Shas, UTJ, and Gesher parties.

Unity gov't to be inaugurated this evening

UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

UTJ receives from the Likud a second Deputy Minister, in addition to the positions it held in the previous government.

UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

Bennett and Netanyahu to meet at Prime Minister's Office

PM and Yamina leader to continue talks for bringing Yamina into the new unity government.

Bennett and Netanyahu to meet

Tensions in Blue and White over appointment of Gantz close associate

MK Omer Yankelevitch was placed in the 23rd spot on the Blue and White slate but Gantz still intends to appoint her as a minister.

Tensions in Blue and White

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.

Unity government to be sworn in next Wednesday

Most Israelis support unity government

Poll: Most Israelis support Netanyahu-Gantz unity government, but think Gantz made too many concessions.

Most Israelis support unity government

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor Party executive committee unanimously approves agreement which will see the party join the national unity government.

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Netanyahu, Yamina leaders to meet Wednesday evening at 7 pm

PM will try to convince Yamina leaders to join unity gov't with Blue and White. Yamina will make clear that they don't intend to split up.

Netanyahu, Yamina leaders to meet Wednesday evening

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.

Gantz: We couldn't stand idly byplayer

'Illegal PA construction will continue running rampant'

Regavim movement appeals to PM before he signs agreement, demanding one minister be tasked with preserving Area C.

'Illegal PA construction will continue running rampant'

Hamas: We're not afraid of the unity government

Senior Hamas official: The Israeli entity is an enemy of the Palestinian people and the greatest threat to the region.

Hamas: We're not afraid of the unity government

PLO official blasts new Israeli government

Saeb Erekat says Netanyahu-Gantz government is a threat to peace, security and stability in the Middle East.

PLO official blasts new Israeli government

Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

PM speaks to Right bloc party leaders saying he will continue to uphold principles that led bloc in previous government also in current one.

Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

Left angry: 'Corrupt dirty-deal'

Left-wing parties parties respond to unity government; MK Odeh: Gantz has legitimized annexation, racism, and corruption.'

Left angry: 'Corrupt dirty-deal'

'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.

'We'll go to elections with our heads held high'

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.

Gantz and Netanyahu to meet again after holiday

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

Is Israel on its way to a fourth election?

Is Israel on its way to a fourth election?

First Ethiopian born minister in the Israeli government?

MK Penina Tamanu Shata in interview after leaving Yesh Atid: 'It isn't same party I joined in 2013; Gantz made very courageous decision.'

First Ethiopian born minister in the Israeli government?player

Yamina open letter to Netanyahu demands clarifications

Six Yamina members send letter to Prime Minister, saying he 'sold all the Right's important values,' demand clarification. The full letter:

Yamina open letter to Netanyahu demands clarificationsplayer

US Jewish leaders welcome progress in Israel's coalition talks

Heads of Conference of Presidents: The Jewish State needs a stable government in place now more than ever.

US Jewish leaders welcome Israel's coalition talks

Compromise to allow continued government negotiations fails

Likud and Blue and White discuss possibility Benny Gantz himself be appointed Knesset Speaker to continue talks between the two parties.

Compromise to allow continued government negotiations failsplayer