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Netanyahu working to move up Likud primaries

Prime Minister reportedly planning to hold primaries in February, possibly to prevent former minister Sa'ar from challenging him.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2015, 4:18 AM

Rebellion? Likud Bill to Block Bibi

Senior Likud sources seek bill to limit prime minister's term, aside from proposals to limit Likud chairman's powers in party primaries.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 5/29/2015, 1:42 PM

Likud Recount Gives Hotovely 20th Spot

Long drawn out contest for realistic spot on list ends in Hotovely's favor, placing her a mere 101 votes ahead of Dichter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2015, 2:43 PM

Likud Recount Resumes as Dichter's Appeal Accepted

Supreme Court accepts Avi Dichter's appeal, orders Likud to resume recount of primaries.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 1/28/2015, 3:42 AM

Likud Recount: Dichter Appeals to Supreme Court

The duel between MK Tzipi Hotovely and Avi Dichter over the 20th spot in Likud's list is not over.Gil Ronen, 1/27/2015, 8:37 AM

Hotovely: I Am in the #20 Spot

Tzipi Hotovely criticizes the decision to recount the votes in the Likud primaries, says it will unnecessarily hurt the party.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 1/25/2015, 4:01 AM

Likud Court Orders Recount of Primaries

Likud's internal court accepts petition of Avi Dichter and orders that ballots be recounted.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/23/2015, 8:19 PM

Saga Around Hotovely and Dichter Continues

Likud court suggests that Netanyahu cancel the reserved #11 spot on the list, threatens to consider ordering a recount of all the ballots.Elad Benari, 1/21/2015, 3:43 AM

Tzipi Hotovely Appointed to #20 Likud Spot

It's official: after weeks of controversy, Avi Dichter replaced by Hotovely for #20, bumping her up to a realistic place on the list.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2015, 4:52 PM

Report: Hotovely Beat Dichter After All

A recount of several ballots has reportedly found that Tzipi Hotovely narrowly beat Avi Dichter for the 20th spot on the Likud list.Elad Benari, 1/16/2015, 6:16 AM

Dichter Also Appeals Likud Primary Results

Days after Hotovely filed an official appeal with election commission, her main obstacle to a realistic spot, Dichter, does so as well.Cynthia Blank, 1/12/2015, 7:41 PM

Hotovely Appeals Likud Primaries Results

Tzipi Hotovely, who was just 55 votes short of being placed in a realistic spot on the Likud’s Knesset list, appeals results.Uzi Baruch, 1/9/2015, 2:15 AM

Bibi Asks Public to Select MKs for List

In an unconventional move, the Prime Minister uses social media to ask for names that can fill Likud's reserved spots.Gil Ronen, 1/7/2015, 11:20 AM

Hotovely: Having a Baby Took a Political Toll

The MK, who did not do well in the primaries, says that her Likud activism was curtailed during her maternity leave.Yoni Kempinski, Gil Ronen, 1/6/2015, 10:37 AM

Single Poll Station May Put Hotovely in Knesset

Sources close to the MK say that a poll station at Neria in Samaria gives her 82 votes and places her in 20th spot in Likud list.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 1/5/2015, 12:13 PM

Hotovely Out of Realistic Spot by 55 Votes

Final recount of Likud primaries finds Deputy Minister will not be in a realistic spot after all.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 1/5/2015, 12:12 AM

Recount Spells Hope for Hotovely

Only a few hundred primary election votes separate the MK – currently placed in 26th spot – from 20th spot in Likud's list.Gil Ronen, 1/4/2015, 6:22 PM

Hotovely on Primaries Loss: This Isn't the End

MK Tzipi Hotovely, who failed to secure a realistic spot on the Likud’s election list, says she plans to continue her public mission.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/2/2015, 9:01 PM

Likud's New Knesset List Starts to Emerge

After 40% of the votes counted, Yuli Edelstein and Gilad Erdan likely to take second and third spots after Netanyahu. Miri Regev in fifth.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/1/2015, 11:04 AM

Initial Results: Feiglin Won't Make Next Knesset

Polls show Moshe Feiglin may fall to an 'unrealistic' position on the Likud list; vows to 'continue no matter what.'Yaakov Levi, 1/1/2015, 7:53 AM

MK Regev: Strong Pro-Bibi List Will Win Elections

Israel needs a strong Likud – and a strong Binyamin Netanyahu leading it, said MK Miri Regev, appealing to Likud members to vote.Yaakov Levi, 12/31/2014, 5:37 PM

Frmr. ISA Head Returning to Politics on Likud List

Avi Dichter returns to Likud after brief hiatus, says he supports peace deal - but also that Israel should defang Gaza.Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2014, 3:51 PM

Netanyahu Tells Activists: The Left Has United Us

Prime Minister says 'a huge and almost unprecedented public campaign' is being waged against him.Yoni Kempinski, Gil Ronen, 12/11/2014, 4:43 PM

Saar Says He Won't Run in Likud Primaries

Former interior minister who surprised everyone by taking a break from politics says he won't be making a comeback.Gil Ronen, 12/11/2014, 4:05 PM

MK Danny Danon to Run for Likud Party Leader

Danon promises to 'talk Right and do Right' in campaign to wrest control of the party from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 12/8/2014, 12:27 PM

How Would Likud Perform Without Netanyahu?

Survey examines how Likud would do if led by prime minister's nationalist rivals Danon, Feiglin.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank , 12/7/2014, 1:54 PM

Speaker Edelstein: This is No Time for Elections

As Knesset opens winter term, MK Edelstein says he hopes 'common sense' will prevail over election talk.Benny Moshe, Gil Ronen, 10/27/2014, 11:00 AM

Netanyahu Set to Move Up Likud Primaries

Prime Minister wants to set aside one in 10 seats on Likud's list to a 'star' personally selected by him, in a bid to consolidate control.Gil Ronen, 10/7/2014, 10:57 PM

Likud Insider Plays Down Tensions in Party

Shevah Stern says Netanyahu's absence from Central Committee meeting is a result of poor planning.Gil Ronen, 9/16/2014, 2:39 PM

Likud Debate over ‘Undemocratic’ Primaries System

Local leaders join Limor Livnat, say Likud’s primaries system is ‘undemocratic.’ Judea and Samaria representatives unconvinced. Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2013, 10:53 AM

Second MK Suspected of Buying Votes

A senior Likud MK is suspected of having paid for votes. The MK calls suspicions ‘absurd.’Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2013, 9:55 AM

Pro-Family MK's Name was Missing from Likud Ballot

Revenge of the "feminists" or technical oversight? MK Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich says she was robbed.Gil Ronen, 12/5/2012, 11:43 PM

Begin Won't Come Back without Meridor and Eitan

Report: Netanyahu offered Benny Begin to be a minister in the next government but he refused.Elad Benari, 12/3/2012, 2:17 AM

Hotovely's Proud Parents: She'll be a Minister

MK Tzipi Hotovely made a fantastic showing in the Likud’s primaries and her parents couldn’t be more proud.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/30/2012, 6:48 AM

Benny Begin: Don't Put Me on Likud List

Minister Begin issues unusual request after Elections Committee decided to discuss placing him in list.Gil Ronen, 11/29/2012, 6:23 PM

Likud List Won't Hurt NU, Says Candidate

Orit Strook, a candidate on the National Union’s Knesset list, says she does not believe the Likud list will negatively affect her party.Elad Benari, 11/28/2012, 2:46 AM

Likud MKs Celebrate Win

Likud MKs who won high slots on the party list celebrated with dinner parties, quiet prayer as voting ended.Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2012, 11:46 PM

MK Levin: Likud Returned to Historic Path

Head of Knesset's House Committee says Likud must not only be in power but learn to rule.Gil Ronen, 11/27/2012, 11:55 AM

MK Ben Ari: Likud List is Nice, but Ineffective

'Elkin, Levin, Hotovely and Danon were in the Knesset when Netanyahu froze construction.'Gil Ronen, 11/27/2012, 9:29 AM

Leftists Dismayed Over 'Extreme' Likud List

Leftist parties express their dismay as Likud members place the more nationalistic candidates at the top of the party's Knesset list.Elad Benari, 11/27/2012, 3:42 AM

Netanyahu: The Likud is the Party of the People

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Likud members: We have a strong team that represents all sections of the people.Elad Benari, 11/27/2012, 1:42 AM

Feiglin: I Feel a Great Responsibility

Moshe Feiglin responds to his good showing in the Likud's primaries: I hope to faithfully serve my nation in the Likud.Elad Benari, 11/27/2012, 1:14 AM

Nationalists Score Victory in Likud Primaries

A victory for nationalists in the Likud as Moshe Feiglin ranks 14th in the primaries. Begin, Meridor likely out.Elad Benari, 11/27/2012, 1:10 AM

MK's Election Video goes Viral

Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin's "Gangnam Style" takeoff gets 250,000 views.Gil Ronen, 11/26/2012, 12:32 PM

Ketzaleh: You Can't Trust the Likud

Disengagement, building freeze, demolishing of 'outposts' - these were all Likud inventions. The Likud cannot be trusted, says Ketzaleh.David Lev, 11/26/2012, 12:14 AM

Likud Voting to Continue Another Day

The Likud’s election committee decides that due to the many computer glitches, the party’s primaries will continue on Monday as well.Elad Benari, 11/25/2012, 11:31 PM

Likud Voting at 46%; Anger over Malfunction

Minister Saar: Voting process is "a farce." Company in charge of election computer blames hackers.Gil Ronen, 11/25/2012, 9:23 PM

Political Deal May Land Feiglin in Knesset

MK Haim Katz, head of the Aerospace Industries union, reportedly gave instructions to vote for Feiglin.Gil Ronen, 11/25/2012, 8:23 PM

Likud Primaries Vote to be Extended

Likud's Election Committee decided to extend the vote until midnight, and possibly past Sunday, because of computer failures.Gil Ronen, 11/25/2012, 5:25 PM

Likud Primaries: Rain could Wash Away Meridor

Forecast for rain has Netanyahu supporters worried, because Feiglin supporters are more dedicated.Gil Ronen, 11/24/2012, 10:27 PM

Likud Primaries Sunday: will Feiglin be an MK?

Head of Jewish Leadership faction has a good chance of making it into the 19th Knesset. Gil Ronen, 11/24/2012, 6:35 PM

Minister Cachlon Takes 'Time Out' from Politics

Popular minister for welfare and social services says he will not contend for next Knesset list.Gil Ronen, 10/14/2012, 8:38 PM

Coalition Chairman: Elections Danger to Right Wing

MK Ze'ev Elkin: "The current coalition is the most right-wing one that I can see on the horizon."Gil Ronen, 5/3/2012, 6:22 PM

Feiglin: Despite the Tricks, I Achieved My Goal

Moshe Feiglin tells Mark Kaplan why those who tried to hold him back are failing: I received most of my votes outside Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 2/7/2012, 7:14 AM

Netanyahu Wins Likud Leadership

Prime Minister Netanyahu wins the race for the leadership of the Likud party, achieves 74 percent support.Elad Benari, 2/1/2012, 1:40 AM

Yesha Ballots Open Late, Feiglin Blames Bibi

Most Likud polling stations in Judea and Samaria opened two hours late; some lack voters' books.Gil Ronen, 1/31/2012, 3:39 PM