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Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister   -8%

The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance on Sept. 22 and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu, Gantz in unity talks; may rotate as Israel PM   25%

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz launched negotiations on Monday over a proposed Israeli unity government and a key politician said the focus was on who would lead it first under a rotation deal.

Israel election: Gantz rules out Netanyahus offer of unity government to break deadlock   16%

Incumbent had invited main rival Benny Gantz to form 'broad, unity government'

Netanyahu narrowly ahead in consultations with all parties   -6%

Israeli president tasked with choosing candidate to form Israel’s next government after inconclusive election

Benjamin Netanyahu has come out narrowly ahead of his rival, Benny Gantz, during consultations with Israeli parliamentarians on who should lead the next government, although it remained unclear if he would be chosen to form a coalition.

President Reuven Rivlin ended two days of talks on Monday with representatives from all the Knesset parties, following a stalled election last week that has thrown uncertainly over the country’s political future.

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Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for PM  

The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament has endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister. With that nod, Gantz looks to edge by incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu in the number

Israels Arabs emerge from sidelines to back Netanyahus rival Benny Gantz   6%

Israel’s long-marginalised Arab minority is throwing around its new-found weight.The Joint List of Arab parties, significantly strengthened by Israel’s inconclusive September 17 election, recommended on Sunday that former military chief Benny Gantz form the next government. Its backing could nudge President Reuven Rivlin to tap Gantz instead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose nationalist campaign preyed on anti-Arab sentiment.That Israeli Arabs would recommend Gantz, whose Blue and…

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in stand-off with rival Benny Gantz to form unity government after election deadlock   4%

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were in a stand-off over calls for a unity government on Thursday as election results put the prime minister’s long tenure in office at risk.In a major development following Tuesday’s polls, Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition, but the results showed it was not possible.He urged Gantz to join him in forming a unity government instead, and the two men shook hands when they crossed paths at a memorial event…

Israel election: Benjamin Netanyahus fate in question as Israel vote goes down to the wire with challenger Benny Gantz   6%

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked with nearly all votes from the country’s general election counted on Wednesday, raising the possibility of a unity government or even the end of the premier’s long rule.Various Israeli media reported that Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud and Gantz’s Blue and White had 32 seats each of parliament’s 120 with more than 90 per cent of the vote counted.The reports were citing sources with the elections…

Behind the scenes: Why Arab parties did not fully endorse Gantz  

What appears as an ideological rift within the alliance of Arab factions may in fact have been coordinated with Benny Gantz's party

Israel election results: How Arab voters helped deprive Netanyahu of victory  

Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan may owe two of its Knesset seats to Arab voters from Druze and Bedouin communities, say Arab society experts based on preliminary election results

Historic first: Arab parties endorse Gantz for prime minister   -5%

Israel's Arab parties reluctantly broke with tradition and backed a candidate for prime minster, former Israeli military chief Benny Gantz.

Israel's Election Outcome Remains Unclear, But the "Ultimate Loser" Will Be Palestinians   2%

Israel is facing political turmoil as Tuesday's election remains too close to call. With 92% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and ex-military chief Benny Gantz's Blue and White party appear to be nearly tied. Both leading candidates aiming to be prime minister had run on platforms vowing to take harsh measures targeting Palestinians. Netanyahu promised to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank, in violation of international law, if he won re-election. Earlier this year, Gantz bragged about bombing Gaza back to the "Stone Ages." On Tuesday night, Gantz said he had fulfilled his mission by preventing Netanyahu's outright re-election, while Netanyahu did not claim victory or concede defeat in a speech to supporters. From Jerusalem, we speak with Palestinian attorney Diana Buttu about the significance of the snap election. "It's not clear who will be the ultimate victor," Buttu says. "I can tell you who will be the ultimate loser, and that's the Palestinian people."

Some Joint List members reject Benny Gantz endorsement  

Arab alliance politicians say they won't follow others by recommending Benny Gantz to head new Israeli government.

Bibis out? Gantz refuses to meet with Netanyahu, says he will form unity govt without embattled PM   -3%

Benny Gantz, whose centrist bloc narrowly defeated Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party in a snap election, says he is forming a government that will exclude the current prime minister – signaling the end of Bibi’s era may be near.
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The retired general who took down Bibi: Who is Benny Gantz?   -5%

Benny Gantz, the ex-IDF commander who is set to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 13-year tenure, is mostly an unknown entity outside of Israel. Who is he and what can we expect from a Gantz government?
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Netanyahu admits election results won't let him form government, calls on rival Gantz to unite   3%

Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to his major rival Benny Gantz of the centrist Blue and White party, suggesting that they form a broad coalition and implicitly admitting defeat in Israel’s contentious general election.
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Israeli elections: Netanyahu and Gantz take 'significant step' towards deal   16%

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz held talks after inconclusive elections.

Benjamin Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz declares victory for his party in Israel election   5%

Benny Gantz and his opposition Blue and White party have held a steady lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party.

Israel: Lieberman asks Netanyahu, Gantz to 'flip a coin' for who serves first as PM   13%

Ultra-nationalist leader Avigdor Lieberman, who has emerged as the "kingmaker" in the formation of the next Israeli govt, has asked Prime Minister Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz to "flip a coin" to decide who takes the first shot at premiership in a rotation arrangement. Netanyahu reached out to Gantz to join hands to form a national unity govt, but the latter said that he would be PM.

In Israel, Gantz and Netanyahu Start Talks on Possible Unity Government  

After Israel’s deadlock election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief opponent, Benny Gantz, agreed to try to negotiate a power-sharing deal.

Netanyahu and Gantz Agree on Unity, but Not on What It Means   -7%

The prime minister called on his rival, Benny Gantz, to meet right away, in a dramatic bid to remain in power. His opponents called it just posturing.

After Polls Close, Netanyahu and Gantz Appear Locked in Tight Race  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist challenger, Benny Gantz, appeared to be neck and neck as Israel’s second election in five months drew to a close Tuesday night.

Israel vote count gives Gantz party slim lead, confirms deadlock   15%

Near-complete official results Friday confirmed a deadlock in Israel's general election this week, giving the party led by Benny Gantz a slim lead over Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, but without an obvious path to form a majority coalition.