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.
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.
With Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu On Board, How Can PM Finalize Gov't?Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu all close to a final deal with Likud - leaving Netanyahu with two main options to concretize his fourth government.
Bennett: Some Progress Made in Talks with LikudJewish Home chair says while headway has been made on some issues, more negotiations are needed over construction and Jewish State Law.
Jewish Home Flip Flops on Criminal Sanctions for HaredisMK Ayelet Shaked says she was always for economic sanctions, and would be willing to cancel criminal sanctions for better alternative.
Scrambling Likud Resumes Coalition Talks18 days after receiving the mandate to form a government, Likud hopes to finally concretize deals with both United Torah Judaism and Shas.
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.
Jewish Home Presents List of Demands to Enter GovernmentJewish Home demands ability to restructure judges nominating committee and limit power of liberal-leaning High Court.
Likud, Jewish Home Teams to Meet Today, Discuss PortfoliosLikud floats idea of giving Jewish Home Education and Agriculture ministries, as well as control of settlement budgets.
Deri: Jewish Home Failed Us, Needs to CompromisePromising to revitalize Shas' education network, Aryeh Deri charges haredim should get Religious Affairs Committee over Jewish Home.
Bennett: Netanyahu Thinks We're SuckersJewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett on Wednesday expressed his disappointment and frustration with the coalition negotiation process.
Bennett: Netanyahu Hasn't Even Started Negotiating With UsJewish Home party head says Netanyahu reneging on pre-election pledge that his party would be first in line to join a Likud-led coalition.
Likud to Jewish Home: Foreign Minister Reserved for LibermanChannel 10 reports that Likud has informed Jewish Home negotiators their hands are tied when it comes to foreign affairs portfolio.
Magal: PM Stopped Being 'Heroic' When Elections EndedJewish Home MK-elect Yinon Magal continues to assert Netanyahu offered his party nothing in the forthcoming government.
Hotovely: Netanyahu Will Form a Nationalist GovernmentLikud MK dismisses claims that Netanyahu will form a unity government, advises voters not to believe every headline they read.
Yinon Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition TalksIncoming Jewish Home MK says that Netanyahu keeps raising the bar for the coalition - in hopes of forming a unity government instead.
Sources Say Talks Are Stuck After Bennett-Netanyahu MeetingNetanyahu and Jewish Home chairman meet for coalition negotiations amid tensions between the two parties.
Jewish Home and Likud Coalition Negotiations BeginLikud Faction chair Ze'ev Elkin expresses hope that despite differences of opinion, a coalition of natural partners be built swiftly.