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MK Avi Dichter (Likud), Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, has announced he is a candidate to be the Likud’s next candidate for prime minister, irrespective of whether Netanyahu runs or not.
To date, Dichter is the only Likud MK to say he will challenge Netanayhu.
The fact that a Likud front-bencher – and a close ally of Netanyahu – has openly challenged the prime minister, is an indication that the prime minister is losing the faith of his party due to mounting legal problems. Many observers and pundits believe that by the end of the year Netanyahu will have resigned and that new elections will be held some time between November 2017 and May 2018.
According to unconfirmed reports, Netanyahu has already sent
Israel's defense minister said Monday the U.S. has notified Israel that imposing Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank would lead to an "immediate crisis" with the Trump administration.
"We received a direct message - not an indirect message and not a hint - from the United States. Imposing Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria would mean an immediate crisis with the new administration," Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said at the start of parliament's foreign affairs and defense
Former Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon has announced he intends to form a new political party and run for Prime Minister in the next elections. He made the announcement this past weekend at a “Shabbat-Tarbut” event at Tel Aviv’s Habimah Theater.
Observers were not surprised by the announcement, as it is an open secret that he has been planning such a move for some time. He has been meeting with a broad range of political and policy advisers, to begin laying the foundations for such a
Israel's national team opened its first trip to the World Baseball Classic with a 2-1 extra innings victory over South Korea, one of the favorites to win the tournament.
As the underdog Israel was made to play the game on the road in Seoul's Gocheok Sky Dome, but they got out to an early lead and managed to contain the Korean offense for ten innings. After scoring on an infield single in the top of the 10th inning, Israel retired the side in the bottom half of the frame to complete the
Cannabis legalization and medical cannabis activists welcomed Sunday’s cabinet decision to decriminalize cannabis in Israel.
Saul Kaye, the founder of the iCAN Global Accelerator for the Israeli Medical Cannabis Industry, said the move would lead to a spike in ICAN identifies innovative ventures; invests; connects professionals from various industries; and serves as a hub of knowledge, awareness and reeducation regarding Israeli Canna-Tech for audiences worldwide.