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Analysis: Avigdor Liberman's Political Gambit

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.Ari Soffer, 5/4/2015, 6:18 PM

Ben-Dahan: Religious Ministry Isn't Just a 'Job'

Who will be in charge of the Ministry of Religious Affairs has become the last major sticking point for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Yaakov Levi, 5/3/2015, 5:16 PM

New Possible Jewish Home Demand: Outpost Law

Central Committee sends urgent letter to Bennett, calls for Outpost Law to become coalition demand to save towns in Judea and Samaria.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 5/3/2015, 3:08 PM

Clock Ticking on Coalition Talks

As deadline looms, Likud's major problem is finding a solution to Religious Affairs debate as well as keeping Yisrael Beytenu in line.Shimon Cohen, 5/3/2015, 9:24 AM

Deri: I Will Not Accept Jewish Home Deputy

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri says Religious Affairs Ministry will remain squarely in hands of Shas, with no interference from Jewish Home.Cynthia Blank, 5/3/2015, 8:37 AM

Shaked Wishes to Resign as MK

Jewish Home seeking a clause in coalition agreement allowing Shaked to resign as an MK in order to allow Shuli Muallem into the Knesset.Ido Ben Porat, 5/1/2015, 4:14 AM

Ofra Residents Turn to Jewish Home: Save Our Town

Frustrated residents plea to Naftali Bennett to stand up for the rights of Judea-Samaria in coalition talks ahead of demolition order.Ornit Etzer, 4/30/2015, 11:02 PM

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.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 2:59 PM

Tekuma Ready to Walk if 'Red Lines' Not Met

Furious Central Committee members say meeting must be convened immediately to determine red lines for coalition, before it is too late.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 4/30/2015, 1:22 PM

Source: Plenty of 'Jobs' Left for Likud MKs

Likud MKs have expressed concern that there will be nothing left over for them - but a party source promised them at least 12 ministries.Moshe Cohen, 4/30/2015, 10:05 AM

Kulanu: Keep Your Hands Off High Court

Kulanu will not tolerate any attempts to harm the current standing of the High Court, a top party official said.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 9:16 AM

Jewish Home: Patience is a Virtue

Jewish Home party urges Central Committee members to be patient as coalition negotiations continue.Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2015, 1:15 AM

Bennett to Receive Diaspora Affairs Ministry

Incremental progress made in coalition talks, hours after Bennett also reportedly given Education Ministry.Hezki Baruch, 4/29/2015, 7:51 PM

Tekuma: Judea and Samaria Construction '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.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2015, 5:09 PM

Source: Frustrated Netanyahu Ready for Labor Deal

With 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.Yaakov Levi, 4/29/2015, 3:58 PM

Netanyahu to Appoint Bennett Education Minister

After coalition crisis as Jewish Home walks out of talks, Likud tells party its request for education portfolio will be granted.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/28/2015, 9:38 PM

Jewish Home Anger at Bibi 'Taking Us for Granted '

After 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'.Ari Soffer and Hezki Baruch, 4/28/2015, 5:24 PM

Jewish Home Cuts Off Negotiations with Likud

Faction demands answers regarding laws curbing court activism, construction in Jerusalem, portfolios.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2015, 2:34 PM

'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'

Senior Jewish Home source estimates White House pressure is causing delay in signing coalition agreements.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2015, 9:08 AM

Jewish Home: Push for Religious Affairs Ministry

Jewish Home council members and deputy mayors are calling on Naftali Bennett to keep pushing for the religious affairs ministry.Chezky Ezra, Matt Wanderman, 4/27/2015, 4:14 PM

Poll: Religious Zionists Want Education Ministry

A poll shows that religious Zionist voters prefer to see Bennett as Education Minister.Yaakov Levi, 4/26/2015, 8:44 PM

Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for Us

Education Minister perhaps even more important than Foreign Minister, claims MK Yinon Magal as coalition coalesces.Moshe Cohen, 4/26/2015, 5:11 PM

Shaked: Bennett Will Make Education Top Post

Jewish Home faction chair Ayelet Shaked talks coalition negotiations and Bennett's switch from foreign affairs portfolio to education.Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 1:17 PM

Magal: Bennett in Love with Education Ministry

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal explains Bennett's decision to give up on foreign affairs portfolio and ask for education, instead.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 10:15 AM

Netanyahu Faces Uphill Battle to Form Coalition

Likud presents two initiatives Kulanu opposes and conflict continues over religious affairs post, leaving Netanyahu with mess on his hands.Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 10:58 PM

Deputy Ministers Demand Bennett Provide

Jewish Home's Forum of Deputy Mayors support Bennett's ultimatum to Likud, but also demand the religion, education, and foreign portfolios.Hezi Ezra, Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 4:41 PM

Bennett Threatens to Stop Coalition Talks

Jewish Home chairman says his party will end coalition negotiations if Shas is given the Religious Affairs Ministry.Elad Benari, 4/20/2015, 12:12 AM

Shas MK: Govt Will be Formed, Despite Misgivings

Shas MK Yaakov Margi is very optimistic that things will work out with all of the Likud's “natural partners."Moshe Cohen, 4/19/2015, 6:30 PM

Report: Jewish Home Seeks to Limit Bennett's Power

Discussion of Jewish Home branch heads shows deep unrest in party following election drop, anger targeted at chairman Naftali Bennett.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 4/19/2015, 10:34 AM

Report: Likud and UTJ Deal On the Rocks

UTJ source tells Arutz Sheva that Likud has retracted prior agreements to repeal criminal sanctions from Enlistment Law.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/19/2015, 7:46 AM

Report: PM to Ask Rivlin for Coalition Extension

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to ask for more time to build coalition amid rumors of a possible unity government.Hezki Baruch, 4/18/2015, 9:22 PM

Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks

Jewish Home reportedly to receive Economy, Strategic Affairs, Agriculture portfolios; MK Ayelet Shaked may gain a portfolio as well.Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 2:10 PM

Liberman: Hamas's Destruction on the Agenda

Report: Yisrael Beytenu to place obliterating Hamas on their agenda as part of talks, along with reinstating Liberman as FM.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 1:32 PM

What Next for the Jewish Home and Naftali Bennett?

After a disappointing election which left Bennett fighting for his place in the gov't, can the party bounce back? One insider thinks so.Ari Soffer, 4/15/2015, 4:50 PM

How Can PM Finalize Government?

Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu all close to a final deal with Likud - leaving Netanyahu with two main options to concretize his fourth government.Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 10:32 PM

Bennett: Some Progress Made in Talks with Likud

Jewish Home chair says while headway has been made on some issues, more negotiations are needed over construction and Jewish State Law.Shimon Cohen, Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 9:19 PM

Jewish Home Flip Flops on Criminal Sanctions

MK Ayelet Shaked says she was always for economic sanctions, and would be willing to cancel criminal sanctions for better alternative.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 5:21 PM

Scrambling Likud Resumes Coalition Talks

18 days after receiving the mandate to form a government, Likud hopes to finally concretize deals with both United Torah Judaism and Shas.Cynthia Blank, 4/12/2015, 8:36 AM

Jewish Home: Netanyahu Still Giving Us 'Runaround'

A source in Jewish Home says it appears that Likud wants a government with its “natural allies” - but not with Jewish Home.Moshe Cohen, 4/9/2015, 8:51 AM

Jewish Home Presents List of Demands to Likud

Jewish Home demands ability to restructure judges nominating committee and limit power of liberal-leaning High Court.Cynthia Blank, 4/6/2015, 11:49 PM

Likud, Jewish Home Meeting to Discuss Portfolios

Likud floats idea of giving Jewish Home Education and Agriculture ministries, as well as control of settlement budgets.Gil Ronen, 4/6/2015, 9:43 AM

Deri: Jewish Home Failed Us, Needs to Compromise

Promising to revitalize Shas' education network, Aryeh Deri charges haredim should get Religious Affairs Committee over Jewish Home.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/5/2015, 10:11 AM

Bennett: Netanyahu Thinks We're Suckers

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett on Wednesday expressed his disappointment and frustration with the coalition negotiation process.Yaakov Levi, 4/2/2015, 7:58 AM

Bennett: Likud Hasn't Even Started Negotiating

Jewish Home party head says Netanyahu reneging on pre-election pledge that his party would be first in line to join a Likud-led coalition.Ari Soffer, 3/31/2015, 8:21 PM

Likud to Jewish Home: FM Reserved for Liberman

Channel 10 reports that Likud has informed Jewish Home negotiators their hands are tied when it comes to foreign affairs portfolio.Cynthia Blank, 3/30/2015, 5:23 PM

Magal: PM Stopped Being 'Heroic' After Elections

Jewish Home MK-elect Yinon Magal continues to assert Netanyahu offered his party nothing in the forthcoming government.Cynthia Blank, 3/29/2015, 7:56 AM

Hotovely: Bibi Will Form Nationalist Government

Likud MK dismisses claims that Netanyahu will form a unity government, advises voters not to believe every headline they read.Ido Ben Porat, 3/29/2015, 6:05 AM

Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition Talks

Incoming Jewish Home MK says that Netanyahu keeps raising the bar for the coalition - in hopes of forming a unity government instead.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 3/27/2015, 11:08 AM

Talks Stuck After Bennett-Netanyahu Meeting

Netanyahu and Jewish Home chairman meet for coalition negotiations amid tensions between the two parties.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 3/27/2015, 3:16 AM

Jewish Home and Likud Coalition Negotiations Begin

Likud Faction chair Ze'ev Elkin expresses hope that despite differences of opinion, a coalition of natural partners be built swiftly.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 3/26/2015, 1:11 PM

Bennett: We Will Sit in Opposition If We Have To

Bennett tells supporters that if Netanyahu forms unity government with Zionist Union, Jewish Home will work hard from the opposition.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 3/26/2015, 10:52 AM

Kahlon Cancels on Netanyahu

Potential coalition partner Moshe Kahlon canceled a meeting he was supposed to have with the Prime Minister on coalition negotiations.Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 7:47 AM

Bibi Planning to Keep Jewish Home in Opposition

Source familiar with coalition talks reveals: Bibi is planning to form a unity government with Labor and leave Jewish Home out.Uzi Baruch, 3/25/2015, 11:35 PM

MK: Netanyahu Sure Does Owe Jewish Home

Did Binyamin Netanyahu deserve the votes of Jewish Home supporters? Not necessarily, says MK Nissan Slomiansky.Moshe Cohen , 3/25/2015, 4:55 PM

Likud MK: We Don't 'Owe' Jewish Home Anything

Jewish Home should not overstate its contribution to the victory of the right in this year's elections, says MK Yariv Levin.Yaakov Levi, 3/25/2015, 3:48 PM

Shaked Accuses Likud of Reneging on Coalition

Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked claims Netanyahu's promises to give the party precedence are 'not happening.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/25/2015, 9:36 AM

Netanyahu Playing Both Sides of the Game?

Rumors surface Monday that Netanyahu has not given up on idea of unity government with Zionist Union; Jewish Home feels it's being played.Cynthia Blank, 3/23/2015, 10:10 PM