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Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote in the Likud primaries, at a polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 10, 2022.

Israel: Netanyahu criticizes Lapid’s UN speech ‘full of weakness, defeat’

'Lapid endangers our future and our existence both on the Palestinian issue and on the Iranian issue'

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Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on September 18, 2022.

Analysis: Yair Lapid’s gamble on the world stage

Speeches on the most important stage in the world do not change international reality, but they have an effect

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Member of Israel's Likud party, Idit Silman, at Kikar HaShabbat conference in the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem, on September 12, 2022.

Israel: Meretz petitions to disqualify Idit Silman from elections

Silman's placement in the Likud party is a 'gross violation of the law'

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Hadar Mokhtar

Populist TikTok influencer causes stir in Israeli politics

Campaign against exorbitant rent thrown into disarray by revelation party leader is a property owner

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Des membres du parti Balad s'adressent aux médias devant le comité électoral à la Knesset, le 15 septembre 2022.

Israel elections: Liberman tries to disqualify Balad chief

'Sami Abou Shahadeh is an existential danger to the State of Israel'

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Israeli President Isaac Herzog at  a conference at the President's House on June 21, 2022 in Jerusalem.

Israel’s Herzog to promote unity government - report

‘The system must be stabilized, because the Israelis are tired of these endless election cycles’

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Benjamin Netanyahu attends Kikar HaShabbat conference at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel, September 12, 2022.

Israel: Netanyahu bloc 1 seat short of majority in Knesset - poll

The recent Joint List split was expected to boost opposition bloc's chances to form the next govt

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A discussion and a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset, at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on June 30, 2022.

Explainer: Israel’s political parties leading up to 2022 elections

The major players you need to know leading up to the fifth round of elections

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Ahmad Tibi and Ayman Odeh attend a Joint Arab List faction meeting, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on May 30, 2022.

Israel: Arab Joint List breaks up ahead of general election

Move increases possibility the faction won't clear electoral threshold in November

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Director of the Elections Committee of the Knesset, Orly Adas (L), Yitzhak Amit, Chairman of the Election Committee (C) and Attorney Ilan Bombach, Vice Chairman of the Election Committee where political parties running for a spot in the upcoming Israeli elections arrive to present their party list, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on September 14, 2022.

Israel elections: Party registration ends Thursday night

Final hours could see party shakeups and potential last-minute mergers

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Sheets of newly printed ballots seen at Palphot printing house in Karnei Shomron, in preparation for Israel's upcoming general elections, February 12, 2020.

Israel elections: Party registration kicks off

Parties must submit candidate lists by Thursday deadline of 10 pm for November's election

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Ahmad Tibi and Ayman Odeh attend a Joint Arab List faction meeting, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on May 30, 2022.

Israel: Joint List parties agree on united run

The number one spot on the list will go to Hadash head Ayman Odeh

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Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote in the Likud primaries, at a polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 10, 2022.

Israel: Netanyahu close to forming coalition - poll

Likud remains the largest party in Israel, receiving 32 seats in the parliament, according to the poll

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Yoaz Hendel speaks during a press conference at Hamacabia Village in Ramat Gan, Israel, on July 27, 2022.

Israel: Minister drops out of elections following party split

'In five election campaigns, I tried to lead the voice of the stately right in the State of Israel'

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Israel's Prime Minister and leader of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid poses for a picture with women from the Yesh Atid party during an election campaign event of the Yesh Atid party in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 8, 2022.

Israel elections: Yesh Atid publishes candidates list

At a campaign event in Tel Aviv, Lapid says 'we managed to stop the nuclear agreement with Iran'

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Labor leader and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli at a conference of Channel 13 News company in Jerusalem on July 26, 2022.

Report: Israel's Labor told by leader to 'attack' Lapid

'If Lapid is so worried - on the contrary, let him unite with Meretz. Who is stopping him?' the message says

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An election campaign poster of Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, in Jerusalem, September 12, 2022.

Israel: Yamina head agrees to run Jewish Home party

'We’ll work together to form a broad, right-wing and stable government,' Ayelet Shaked says

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Bezalel Smotrich leads a faction meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on February 21, 2022.

Israel: Far-right lawmaker calls to ban Arab political parties

'They are the first to lead the hostile discourse against Israel and against its right to exist'

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Le ministre israélien des Finances Avigdor Liberman à Jérusalem le 26 juillet 2022

Israel: Avigdor Liberman announces party list for November election

According to recent polls, Yisrael Beitenu can count on securing five seats in Israeli parliament

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La Knesset réunie en plénum, le 27 juin 2022

Explainer: A timeline of Israel’s elections 2019-2022 (Part 2)

A brief history of the election cycles from the creation of the March 2020 government to election number five

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Benjamin Netanyahu attends Kikar HaShabbat conference at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel, September 12, 2022.

Report: Netanyahu promises to fund ultra-Orthodox schools regardless of curriculum

He allegedly offered to match the state funding for schools that do not teach Israel's secular core curriculum

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Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked speaks a press conference in Jerusalem, on October 31, 2021.

Israeli elections: Yamina, Jewish Home to run on joint ticket

Merger was approved Sunday night with signing ceremony due to take place on Monday

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An elections ballot box at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on December 18, 2019.

Explainer: A timeline of Israel’s elections 2019-2022 (Part 1)

A brief history of the election cycles from April 2019 to the creation of the March 2020 government

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Le ministre des Finances Avigdor Liberman s'exprime lors d'une conférence de presse au ministère des Finances à Jérusalem, le 17 août 2022.

Israel: Liberman compares Netanyahu to Goebbels, Stalin

‘These words are false, scandalous and an insult to the memory of the Holocaust’