Prime Minister Naftali Bennett described his meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi as "very important and very good."
The coalition parties reached a compromise on the establishment of a Regulation Authority.
From unemployment to business loans, and decisions on lockdowns, State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman is harshly critical of the Netanyahu government's handling of the Covid crisis.
The meeting was the first between Abbas and a senior Israeli minister since 2010.
The US energy giant must see the political as well as business need for a swift settlement with Cyprus on the Aphrodite-Ishai field.
The recent violence in Israel's mixed cities is a call to action on alienation, neglect, and crime among Arab youngsters.
Even if a last minute glitch sinks the potential new government, Lapid has cemented his position as the leader of the center-left.