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IsraelElex Israel Election 2019 Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup | November 3

Last week Benny Gantz and his negotiating team began meeting with party’s and their leaders as Gantz attempts to form a government. Gantz met with Benjamin Netanyahu to form a framework for a unity government, so far there is no breakthrough in this matter. Gantz and Netanyahu are expected to meet again while the party’s […]

IsraelElex Israel Election 2019 Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup | October 27

Last week Benjamin Netanyahu returned the mandate to form a government to the President. Upon returning the mandate the incumbent Prime Minister warned that a dangerous minority government supported by the Joint list is on its way. Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid, and Avigdor Liberman all called Netanyahu a failure for not being able to form […]

IsraelElex Israel Election 2019 Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup | October 13

Last week Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Liberman presented his plan for a Unity Government, in his plan Likud would give up their demand of only joining a government which consisted of his right-wing partners and Blue and White would allow Netanyahu to go first in a rotation agreement and step down if he was indicted. […]

IsraelElex Israel Election 2019 Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup | October 6

Negotiations for a unity government have been at a standstill. Likud is representing the entire right-wing bloc and is insisting that Benjamin Netanyahu remains Prime Minister with the option for a rotation agreement. Blue and White are insistent that they will not sit in a Netanyahu led government and have rejected various compromises. One of […]

IsraelElex Israel Election 2019 Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup | Election Results

This week’s roundup focuses on the election results, key party updates, the latest news regarding nominations for Prime Minister and coalition building. Official results will be published this week but as things stand, the results are as follows: Blue and White: 33 Likud: 31 Joint List: 13 Shas: 9 UTJ: 8 Yisrael Beytenu: 8 Yamina: […]

IsraelElex Israel Election 2019 Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup | September 16

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made several key announcements recently. In the first, he revealed sites of Iran’s nuclear activity, in the second Netanyahu announced that early in the next government he would annex all settlements starting with Jordan Valley and asked for a clear mandate from the public in order to be able to […]

IsraelElex Israel Election 2019 Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup | Sept. 8

Last week voters abroad cast their vote. Only Diplomats and other Emissaries are eligible to vote in Israeli elections. Just over 5000 people were eligible to vote, and the voter turnout was 69%. Zehut members voted to accept the agreement between Zehut leader Moshe Feiglin and Benjamin Netanyahu where the party would drop out of […]

IsraelElex Israel Election 2019 Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup | September 1

Last week Zehut leader Moshe Feiglin agreed to a deal with Prime Minister Netanyahu to drop out of the race in exchange for a Ministerial position and the legalization of medical cannabis in addition to a number of other key platform agendas. Zehut members voted yesterday in favor of the deal with a 77% margin. […]

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Weekly Roundup | August 25

Last week Yisrael Beiteinu and Blue and White signed a vote sharing agreement. This means that any excess vote could result in one of the two parties getting an extra seat. Ayman Odeh, chair of the Joint List said that he would be willing to enter a center-left government headed by Benny Gantz. Odeh’s conditions […]