Under Israeli law, the president meets with leaders of each party, who recommend to him who they think should be prime minister.
Israelis are contending with the prospect of a third election, two days after an unprecedented repeat election left the country's two main political parties deadlocked, with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his rivals holding a clear path to a coalition government.
Following Netanyahu's message, at a memorial for the anniversary of the death of ex-president Shimon Peres that both attended, the two men shook hands.
Lieberman's refusal to join any government with the ultra-Orthodox parties, and to demand a unity government between Likud and Blue and White - a tactic that almost doubled his total of seats in the latest vote - also demonstrated that some voters who consider themselves right-wing on security were more interested in opposing the haredim and ending Netanyahu's reign.
The rival parties are no closer to forming a majority coalition, raising the possibility of negotiations for a unity government.
The comments came during a panel discussion at Harvard University in which Tillerson, who was sacked by the president past year, touched on a variety of themes from his tenure, including Iran, his hiring freeze at the State Department and the unpredictable nature of Israel's longest-serving prime minister, Netanyahu.
This comes after Netanyahu offered to build a broad coalition government with Gantz amid a tight election.
"I want to establish a broad and liberal unity government headed by me to bring about the will of the people".
A cabinet with Gantz in it would likely be more open to negotiations with the Palestinians.
Gantz said that his party had won the election outright, receiving a larger share of the votes than Likud.
Mr Netanyahu said of his change in strategy: "It's what the public expects of us". Rather than challenging the consensus on the peace process that Netanyahu had forged, Blue and White was an expression of it.
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Their tallying began at 1 a.m. Thursday and ended around 10 a.m., the Central Election Committee said, but feeding all the results into the computerized system took more time.
"Benny we have to set up a broad unity government", Netanyahu said in a tweet that included a video.
"And I congratulate you, Mr prime minister, on joining that call this morning".
After this week's elections, Liberman told Netanyahu and Gantz not to bother contacting him to seek his support if they didn't plan to form such a government.
Official results have not been announced, but Israeli media have said Gantz's centrist Blue and White has 33 parliamentary seats and Netanyahu's right-wing Likud 31 out of 120, with 97 percent of the votes counted.
But there has so far been no signal that any Likud members would be willing to do that, and in his speech following the closure of Tuesday's polls Gantz made no such demand.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to supporters in Tel Aviv, Sept. 18, 2019.
Yisrael Beiteinu, led by Avigdor Lieberman, is projected to win 8 seats.
But he then left it to Moshe Yaalon, a fellow Blue and White leader, to deliver a stinging rejection of a partnership with Netanyahu, citing looming corruption charges against the prime minister, who has denied any wrongdoing. "Forming a "halachic bloc" of 55-56 MKs for Likud, Haredi parties and messianists, and calling on Benny Gantz to join a unity government with that bloc, is no less than deception and misrepresentation to lay the groundwork for a third election".