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Michael Bachner | The Times of Israel

Michael Bachner
October 23, 2019, 9:37 am Liberman says Likud MKs already ‘eulogizing’ Netanyahu behind the scenes Yisrael Beytenu leader calls senior ruling party members ‘chickens’ for not challenging PM publicly, claims premier wants 3rd elections as Gantz set to receive coalition mandate By Michael Bachner October 22, 2019, 10:04 am Yitzhar leadership cut ties with IDF before recent clashes – report Cooperation said halted last week — ahead of string of assaults on troops, Palestinians and activists — over refusal to cancel order barring resident from hardline settlement By Michael Bachner and Jacob Magid October 20, 2019, 12:42 pm Netanyahu, Gantz condemn settler violence against IDF soldiers Politicians left and right, NGOs decry riot near Yitzhar; PM says there will be ‘no tolerance toward lawbreakers’ By Michael Bachner and Jacob Magid October 20, 2019, 8:58 am Prosecutors believe Ori Ansbacher murder wasn’t a terror attack — report Despite charging Palestinian Arafat Irfaiya with terror offenses over brutal rape-murder, officials said to accuse Shin Bet of leading suspect to confess to nationalistic motive By Michael Bachner and TOI staff October 17, 2019, 2:12 pm Shaked on PM’s loyalty pledge: Couples don’t keep reaffirming marriage contracts Former justice minister, whose New Right party didn’t sign statement against joining minority coalition backed by the Joint List, says earlier document was enough By Michael Bachner and Jacob Magid October 17, 2019, 11:30 am Cop filmed using taser on man who asked not to be taken by car on Shabbat Officer suspended for giving Eliran Zrihan electric shock despite not facing threat, police open probe; victim’s cousin slams ‘criminals in uniform’ By Michael Bachner October 16, 2019, 10:01 am Do you read me? IDF launches obligatory literature program for commanders Initiative requires officers to gain relevant knowledge via books, articles and films; this year’s required reading is by US Colonel Douglas Macgregor By Michael Bachner October 15, 2019, 4:00 pm Frying in a grave: Family horrified to find cooking gear under baby’s gravestone ‘If this isn’t desecrating the dead, what is?’ writes sister of Nir Tam after pan, bits of onion, water heater found stored in Rosh Ha’ayin grave By Michael Bachner October 13, 2019, 8:31 am Freshman Likud MK seeks to expel party veterans critical of its policies Shlomo Karai faces backlash, with right-wing lawmakers and activists debating steps against Benny Begin, Dan Meridor and others who have said they can no longer vote Likud By Michael Bachner and TOI staff October 11, 2019, 8:58 am High Court rejects petition seeking to decriminalize marriages outside rabbinate Justices decide not to intervene in case of Orthodox Israeli couple kept in marital limbo for over three years after marrying outside state religious authorities By Marissa Newman and Michael Bachner September 23, 2019, 2:38 pm As Rivlin concludes talks with parties, Netanyahu wins 55 backers to Gantz’s 54 President set to make decision within days on whom to task with forming a government, after neither candidate secures majority By Michael Bachner and Raoul Wootliff September 22, 2019, 10:42 am Joint List to present list of demands to Gantz in return for backing him as PM Blue and White party has made no commitments yet to predominantly Arab alliance, which makes its recommendation to President Rivlin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday By Michael Bachner and Jacob Magid September 20, 2019, 9:50 pm Swallowing Kulanu and buying off Zehut, Netanyahu ended up losing 300,000 votes Deals to remove competing parties from election boomeranged against Likud, near-final figures show; Blue and White said planning interview blitz next week to claim victory By TOI staff and Michael Bachner September 20, 2019, 12:36 pm Liberman denies Gantz deal, says will be fine sitting in opposition or coalition Yisrael Beytenu head won’t speak to Gantz or PM before Rivlin talks; says Netanyahu refuses to admit he lost; jokes Odeh should send PM flowers as thanks for extra Joint List seats By TOI staff and Michael Bachner September 19, 2019, 4:46 pm Liberman said to tell aides he intends to recommend Gantz for prime minister Yisrael Beytenu leader blasts Netanyahu ‘deception’ in conditioning unity government on inclusion of religious parties; as potential kingmaker, his support could be crucial By Michael Bachner Load More