PM slams opposition leaders for ‘encouraging anarchy’

By  Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lambasted Opposition leaders, accusing them of “leading to anarchy” due to numerous calls to ignore government directives in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. The comments came in response to comments by Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman, who called on the public to rebel against the government’s…

Netanyahu, Gantz, Ashkenazi meet US envoy, amid differences on annexation

By Times of Israel Staff— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down Sunday with US Ambassador David Friedman, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin to discuss plans to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank in accordance with the Trump administration’s peace plan. Friedman has met with all the…

Netanyahu Holds Talks with Likud Rebels to Shore up Coalition Before Swearing-in

By Times of Israel Staff— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemingly continued to face resistance as he met with lawmakers on Saturday evening in a bid to finish doling out ministerial posts ahead of the new government’s swearing-in, ostensibly scheduled for Sunday afternoon. As the clock struck midnight, only two positions had apparently been accepted, as…