Israel’s Coalition Was Not a Failure. It Was a Precedent.

The departing coalition was created out of necessity — it was the only path to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu — but it almost immediately came under vicious attack.

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Chaos in Israel Gives New Chance to Old Face: Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, lost office last summer. Now the coalition that replaced him is crumbling — potentially leading to new elections that could return him to power.

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Spike in Violence Poses Test for Israel’s Fragile Government

A rash of terrorist attacks has spawned criticism of the government from the left and right, and for opposite reasons. But the coalition’s diversity has constrained its options.

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Four Killed in Southern Israel in Latest in Spate of Attacks

The attacks have heightened fears of further violence in April, when the convergence of three religious holidays has leaders on edge.

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As Secular Peace Effort Stutters in Israel, Religious Mediators Hope to Step In

The inclusion of an Islamist party in Israel’s government has spurred a group of imams and rabbis hoping to build a religious-based peace movement.

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Netanyahu Ousted as Israeli Parliament Votes in New Government

An unlikely coalition prevailed against the country’s longest-serving leader. Now it must get its disparate factions to work together.

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A Fragile Israeli Coalition, With Some Underlying Glue

An agreement to return to democratic norms might be the one thing that holds together the disparate coalition facing a confidence vote on Sunday.

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A New Israeli Government Could Mean Help for Neglected Bedouin Villages

An Arab party in the emerging government is pushing it to recognize communities that have long existed in a sad state of limbo.

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A Historic Moment for Israeli Arabs, but With a Question Mark

An Arab party’s decision to join a right-leaning Israeli government would be an important, if uncertain, step toward inclusion rather than perpetual opposition.

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