Uri Ariel: Coalition Expansion 'Very Theoretical'Outgoing Housing Minister explains why a budget must be set before parties join - and what the government's direction may be.
Bennett: A Narrow Government Can Also be a Unity GovernmentJewish Home chairman vows to work 'shoulder to shoulder' with other parties and ministers 'for the good of Israel.'
Bennett: 'Our Hands Are Firmly on the Steering Wheel'Party's Central Committee session at Nehalim ratifies coalition agreement, including ministerial jobs.
Shas Coalition Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi HousingShas has succeeded in 'rolling back the clock' on many of the 'edicts' from the previous government, its coalition agreement shows.
Bennett Vows: Tzohar Law Will Not be RepealedAmid rumors of repeal, Bennett assures constituents that law allowing couples to register for license where they wish will remain in place.
A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition for Technical ReasonsLikud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.
New Government to Legalize Jewish Buildings in Judea-SamariaCoalition deal between Likud and Jewish Home establishes team to arrange legality of buildings and neighborhoods.
MK Slomiansky: Too Bad We Had to Do it the Hard WayJewish Home MK welcomes coalition agreement but says he regrets the process.
Magal: No Problem to Sit in Coalition with Zionist UnionJewish Home MK Yinon Magal says a broad government is always better for the Israeli public.
Bennett Insists: Shuli Muallem Returning to KnessetAs part of coalition deal with Likud, Shaked will resign as MK, only serving as minister, making way for Shuli Muallem to return to Knesset.
Final Deal Signed Between Likud and Jewish HomeAfter 'sleepless' night of talks between Likud and Jewish Home, a final deal has been signed.
Jewish Home Deal 'Historic' Says Party DirectorThe new deal between Jewish Home and the Likud is a 'historic achievement for Religious Zionism,' said party director Nir Orbach.
Sources: Netanyahu Ready to Offer Herzog Rotation DealJust hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced, Likud sources said he was looking for new coalition partners.
Netanyahu: 61 is Good, and 61 Plus is Even BetterNetanyahu, Bennett welcome agreement that will enable the establishment of a coalition with 61 MKs.
Likud, Jewish Home Sign Coalition DealDeal struck two hours before deadline, sources say. Netanyahu gives in on Justice Ministry, but keeps Foreign Ministry.
Daniela Weiss: Shaked Will 'Make Order' in Justice MinistryAyelet Shaked, says activist Daniella Weiss, is the right person in the right place at the right time to serve as Justice Minister.
New MK Yinon Magal: 'I Deny Political Correctness, I am a Jew'Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal's maiden speech focuses on the meeting point between secular Zionism and Jewish religion.
Bennett Demands: Justice Ministry or OppositionBennett in last minute demand that Shaked be made justice minister; Likud sources say 'lust for portfolios canceling right-wing govt.'
Rabbi Riskin Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious AffairsEfrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.
MK Miri Regev to Bennett: Stop Playing Games, Join the CoalitionLikud MK calls on Jewish Home to join the government immediately, threatens small parties would suffer in return to polls.
Report: Netanyahu Refuses to Give Jewish Home Foreign MinistryLikud sources say Bennett offered Justice Ministry instead; all talks have ground to a halt.
Jewish Home Outraged Over Coalition Agreement with ShasJewish Home, upset that Religious Affairs Ministry was given to Shas, plans to demand another ministry as "compensation".
Report: Jewish Home to Demand Foreign MinistryAfter Yisrael Beytenu backs out of talks, Jewish Home reportedly weighing demanding the Foreign Ministry ahead of deadline.
Likud: National Government Rests on Jewish HomeMoments after signing coalition deal with Shas, Likud moves to next target to complete gov't: Jewish Home and chairman Naftali Bennett.
Liberman's Gambit: Stroke of Genius or Political Suicide?By announcing he won't join the coalition, Liberman is throwing down the gauntlet to Likud and Jewish Home - but it's a risky move.
Jewish Home, Shas Mulling Deal to 'Split' Religious Affair Min.Who will be in charge of the Ministry of Religious Affairs has become the last major sticking point for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
New Possible Jewish Home Demand: Outpost LawCentral Committee sends urgent letter to Bennett, calls for Outpost Law to become coalition demand to save towns in Judea and Samaria.
Clock Ticking on Coalition TalksAs deadline looms, Likud's major problem is finding a solution to Religious Affairs debate as well as keeping Yisrael Beytenu in line.
Deri: I Will Not Accept a Deputy Minister from Jewish HomeShas chairman Aryeh Deri says Religious Affairs Ministry will remain squarely in hands of Shas, with no interference from Jewish Home.
Shaked Wishes to Resign as MK After Being Appointed a MinisterJewish Home seeking a clause in coalition agreement allowing Shaked to resign as an MK in order to allow Shuli Muallem into the Knesset.
Ofra Residents Turn to Jewish Home: Save Our CommunityFrustrated residents plea to Naftali Bennett to stand up for the rights of Judea-Samaria in coalition talks ahead of demolition order.
Netanyahu, Deri Set to Meet: Deal Imminent?After deals were closed with UTJ and Kulanu, Shas appears to be next to sign onto Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.
Tekuma Central Committee Ready to Walk if 'Red Lines' Not MetFurious Central Committee members say meeting must be convened immediately to determine red lines for coalition, before it is too late.
Source: Plenty of 'Jobs' Left for Likud MKsLikud MKs have expressed concern that there will be nothing left over for them - but a party source promised them at least 12 ministries.
Kulanu: Keep Your Hands Off High CourtKulanu will not tolerate any attempts to harm the current standing of the High Court, a top party official said.
Jewish Home: Patience is a VirtueJewish Home party urges Central Committee members to be patient as coalition negotiations continue.
Bennett to Receive Diaspora Affairs MinistryIncremental progress made in coalition talks, hours after Bennett also reportedly given Education Ministry.
Tekuma: Judea and Samaria Construction is Our 'Red Line'If Bibi does not commit to massive building in Judea-Samaria, Jewish Home should not join the government, says MK Ariel's faction.
Source: Netanyahu Has Had It 'Up to Here' With Shas, Jewish HomeWith less than a week to go before his deadline, PM Netanyahu is said to be ready to give up on deals with Aryeh Deri and Naftali Bennett.
Confirmed: Netanyahu to Appoint Bennett Education MinisterAfter coalition crisis as Jewish Home walks out of talks, Likud tells party its request for education portfolio will be granted.
Jewish Home Anger: If Bibi Doesn't Want Us, Let's Turn to BujiAfter cutting off talks with PM, Jewish Home MKs vent their fury at Likud for 'taking us for granted'; 'We're not in Likud's back pocket'.
Jewish Home Cuts Off Negotiations with LikudFaction demands answers regarding laws curbing court activism, construction in Jerusalem, portfolios.
'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'Senior Jewish Home source estimates White House pressure is causing delay in signing coalition agreements.
Jewish Home to Bennett: Don't Give Up Religious Affairs MinistryJewish Home council members and deputy mayors are calling on Naftali Bennett to keep pushing for the religious affairs ministry.
Poll: Religious Zionists Want Jewish Home to Take EducationA poll shows that religious Zionist voters prefer to see Bennett as Education Minister.
Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for Us, for IsraelEducation Minister perhaps even more important than Foreign Minister, claims MK Yinon Magal as coalition coalesces.
Shaked: Bennett Will Turn Education Ministry into Top PostJewish Home faction chair Ayelet Shaked talks coalition negotiations and Bennett's switch from foreign affairs portfolio to education.
Magal: Bennett Fell in Love with the Education MinistryJewish Home MK Yinon Magal explains Bennett's decision to give up on foreign affairs portfolio and ask for education, instead.
Netanyahu Faces Uphill Battle to Form CoalitionLikud presents two initiatives Kulanu opposes and conflict continues over religious affairs post, leaving Netanyahu with mess on his hands.
Deputy Mayors Demand Bennett Provide Senior PortfoliosJewish Home's Forum of Deputy Mayors support Bennett's ultimatum to Likud, but also demand the religion, education, and foreign portfolios.
Bennett Threatens to Stop Coalition Talks with LikudJewish Home chairman says his party will end coalition negotiations if Shas is given the Religious Affairs Ministry.
Shas MK: Government Will be Formed, Despite MisgivingsShas MK Yaakov Margi is very optimistic that things will work out with all of the Likud's “natural partners."
Report: Jewish Home Seeks to Limit Bennett's PowerDiscussion of Jewish Home branch heads shows deep unrest in party following election drop, anger targeted at chairman Naftali Bennett.
Report: Likud and United Torah Judaism Deal On the RocksUTJ source tells Arutz Sheva that Likud has retracted prior agreements to repeal criminal sanctions from Enlistment Law.
Report: Netanyahu to Ask Rivlin for Coalition ExtensionPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to ask for more time to build coalition amid rumors of a possible unity government.
Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks After ImpasseJewish Home reportedly to receive Economy, Strategic Affairs, Agriculture portfolios; MK Ayelet Shaked may gain a portfolio as well.
Liberman to Place Hamas's Destruction as Coalition ConditionReport: Yisrael Beytenu to place obliterating Hamas on their agenda as part of talks, along with reinstating Liberman as FM.