The coalition deal brings together the far-right Jewish Home, the fledgling center-right Kulanu party, and Netanyahu’s Likud in what has been billed as one of Israel’s most right-wing governments ever.
Though the outcome of Israel’s election appeared too close to call, the incumbent prime minister and his supporters were already declaring — and celebrating — victory.
The Israeli PM's ad, which has raised eyebrows, takes aim at the “submissive leftist” opposition, ahead of Israel’s closely fought March 17 ballot.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting today that the deaths occurred as a result of self-defense actions.
The Israeli military arrested 80 Palestinians, among them more than 60 of members of Hamas, in the West Bank today.
The day was marked by thousands of Jewish revelers marching through the Old City, where the streets were closed to Palestinian residents.
The pontiff also stressed that both parties would have to make sacrifices to keep the peace.
Some residents are hopeful that a new government could mean an end to the blockade and the shortages of fuel, water, and building materials.
After nine months of negotiating, the two participants failed to even agree on an extension to talks.
For Palestinians, settlements constitute the ultimate red line, particularly in Hebron.