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.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2015, 4:05 PM

Bennett: A Narrow Government Can Also be a Unity Government

Jewish Home chairman vows to work 'shoulder to shoulder' with other parties and ministers 'for the good of Israel.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/11/2015, 3:43 PM

Bennett: 'Our Hands Are Firmly on the Steering Wheel'

Party's Central Committee session at Nehalim ratifies coalition agreement, including ministerial jobs.Yoni Kempinski, Gil Ronen, 5/10/2015, 10:30 PM

Shas Coalition Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi Housing

Shas has succeeded in 'rolling back the clock' on many of the 'edicts' from the previous government, its coalition agreement shows.Moshe Cohen, 5/10/2015, 7:32 PM

Bennett Vows: Tzohar Law Will Not be Repealed

Amid rumors of repeal, Bennett assures constituents that law allowing couples to register for license where they wish will remain in place.Reut Hadar, Cynthia Blank, 5/10/2015, 11:09 AM

A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition for Technical Reasons

Likud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 10:31 AM

New Government to Legalize Jewish Buildings in Judea-Samaria

Coalition deal between Likud and Jewish Home establishes team to arrange legality of buildings and neighborhoods.Reut Hadar, Ari Yashar, 5/8/2015, 11:39 AM

MK Slomiansky: Too Bad We Had to Do it the Hard Way

Jewish Home MK welcomes coalition agreement but says he regrets the process.Benny Toker, 5/8/2015, 6:14 AM

Magal: No Problem to Sit in Coalition with Zionist Union

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal says a broad government is always better for the Israeli public.Cynthia Blank, 5/7/2015, 2:57 PM

Bennett Insists: Shuli Muallem Returning to Knesset

As part of coalition deal with Likud, Shaked will resign as MK, only serving as minister, making way for Shuli Muallem to return to Knesset.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/7/2015, 12:13 PM

Final Deal Signed Between Likud and Jewish Home

After 'sleepless' night of talks between Likud and Jewish Home, a final deal has been signed.Orly Harari, Cynthia Blank, 5/7/2015, 10:48 AM

Jewish Home Deal 'Historic' Says Party Director

The new deal between Jewish Home and the Likud is a 'historic achievement for Religious Zionism,' said party director Nir Orbach.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 10:24 AM

Sources: Netanyahu Ready to Offer Herzog Rotation Deal

Just hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced, Likud sources said he was looking for new coalition partners.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 7:54 AM

Netanyahu: 61 is Good, and 61 Plus is Even Better

Netanyahu, Bennett welcome agreement that will enable the establishment of a coalition with 61 MKs.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 5/6/2015, 11:39 PM

Likud, Jewish Home Sign Coalition Deal

Deal struck two hours before deadline, sources say. Netanyahu gives in on Justice Ministry, but keeps Foreign Ministry.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2015, 10:49 PM

Daniela Weiss: Shaked Will 'Make Order' in Justice Ministry

Ayelet Shaked, says activist Daniella Weiss, is the right person in the right place at the right time to serve as Justice Minister.Yaakov Levi, 5/6/2015, 5:57 PM

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.Gil Ronen, 5/6/2015, 8:59 AM

Bennett Demands: Justice Ministry or Opposition

Bennett in last minute demand that Shaked be made justice minister; Likud sources say 'lust for portfolios canceling right-wing govt.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/5/2015, 8:22 PM

Rabbi Riskin Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious Affairs

Efrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2015, 3:46 PM

MK Miri Regev to Bennett: Stop Playing Games, Join the Coalition

Likud MK calls on Jewish Home to join the government immediately, threatens small parties would suffer in return to polls.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 1:55 PM

Report: Netanyahu Refuses to Give Jewish Home Foreign Ministry

Likud sources say Bennett offered Justice Ministry instead; all talks have ground to a halt.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 11:06 AM

Jewish Home Outraged Over Coalition Agreement with Shas

Jewish Home, upset that Religious Affairs Ministry was given to Shas, plans to demand another ministry as "compensation".Hezki Baruch and Ido Ben Porat, 5/5/2015, 3:15 AM

Report: Jewish Home to Demand Foreign Ministry

After Yisrael Beytenu backs out of talks, Jewish Home reportedly weighing demanding the Foreign Ministry ahead of deadline.Tova Dvorin and Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 10:58 PM

Likud: National Government Rests on Jewish Home

Moments after signing coalition deal with Shas, Likud moves to next target to complete gov't: Jewish Home and chairman Naftali Bennett.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 10:16 PM

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

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.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 a Deputy Minister from Jewish Home

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 After Being Appointed a Minister

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 Community

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 Central Committee 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 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.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2015, 5:09 PM

Source: Netanyahu Has Had It 'Up to Here' With Shas, Jewish Home

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

Confirmed: 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: If Bibi Doesn't Want Us, Let's Turn to Buji

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 to Bennett: Don't Give Up 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 Jewish Home to Take Education

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, for Israel

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 Turn Education Ministry into 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 Fell in Love with the 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 Mayors Demand Bennett Provide Senior Portfolios

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 with Likud

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: Government 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 United Torah Judaism 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: Netanyahu 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 After Impasse

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 to Place Hamas's Destruction as Coalition Condition

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