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Neither Benny Gantz not Benjamin Netanyahu has been able to pull together 61 seats for a majority.
Sirens sounded in Israeli cities on Tuesday as Palestinian militants fired rockets in retaliation for the assassination of a Islamic Jihad leader in the Gaza Strip.
It was their first round of direct talks since president Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday tasked Gantz with trying to form a government.
Gantz's nomination marked the first time since 2008 that someone other than Netanyahu has been asked by Israel's president to build a ruling coalition.
The prime minister has given up trying to form a governing coalition.
Hundreds of young Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Friday (September 27) demanding their government address the issue of climate change.
If Netanyahu fails to form a government, Israel is set on a path for its third election with its government in a deep-seated deadlock.
Twice a year, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch of the Western Wall oversees the collection of thousands of notes to ensure there's always room for more
Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party received less votes than Gantz's Blue and White coalition.
Blue and White and Likud are currently tied on seats after the country's second election in a year.
Benjamin Netanyahu's fight for a fifth term is an existential struggle.
Israelis flock to beaches and malls on election day
Israel's longest-serving prime minister could find himself at the end of his political career because voters see him as too divisive and corrupt.
The European Union said any "settlement plan" would be considered "illegal" under international law after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he planned to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
There were no immediate reports of casualties, though the Israeli Defense Forces said a number of hits have been confirmed.
Far below Jerusalem's main cemetery of Har Hamenuchot, a new underground burial site is being built. It will contain 23,000 new graves along a mile of tunnels.
Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party at level with Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White.
The International Sand Sculpture Festival has opened in Ashkelon, Southern Israel to an excited public in spite of recent unrest in the region.
The system follows the insects with a red laser beam and sends a text alert to householders, letting them know where the mosquito can be found.
The much-touted shared values between the U.S. and Israel no longer seem to include liberal protections for free speech.
Before his death in 1924, Kafka left all of his work to his friend and editor Max Brod, instructing him to burn every manuscript without reading it.
Aleph Farms is seeking to tap into consumers' increasing awareness of health, environmental and ethical concerns related to eating meat.
Jerusalem's Old City has been transformed for the annual Festival of Lights.
Now in its eleventh year, it's an eye-catching display of modern technology and ancient antiquity.
The gathering in Tel Aviv featured the latest innovations in vegan food, clothing and lifestyle.
Newly appointed Justice Minister Ofir Ohana, Israel's first openly gay cabinet minister, also took part.
Political turmoil in Israel as voters face a second election in September as Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form government