Unity government talks gain momentum

Prime Minister and opposition leader conduct lengthy meeting Sunday night as part of continuing negotiations for unity government.Ido Ben Porat, 5/16/2016, 10:53 PM

Kahlon: Unity government good for economic stability

Finance Minister insists unpopular unity idea best for the public, in order to further economic reforms under a stable government.Tova Dvorin, 5/16/2016, 10:21 PM

Poll: Most Israelis against unity government

Two separate studies show huge opposition to Likud-Zionist Union coalition; support for Jewish Home, Yesh Atid at 2013 levels.Tova Dvorin, 5/16/2016, 9:31 PM

MK Rosenthal: Herzog failed, he must resign

MK Mickey Rosenthal attacks the chairman of his party, says he is a failed leader who lied to the public.Chaim Lev, 5/16/2016, 5:13 AM

Report: Netanyahu and Herzog have agreed on construction freeze

Channel 10 News reveals that Netanyahu and Herzog are drafting an announcement on a freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 5/16/2016, 3:14 AM

Liberman: Netanyahu's government is not right-wing

Netanyahu leads a 'fake' right-wing government, former Foreign Minister fumes, amid unity government attempts with leftist Zionist Union.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2016, 4:28 PM

Herzog demands official building freeze in Judea and Samaria

Negotiations to expand coalition gaining momentum as Herzog looks to win over support within party, extract concessions from Netanyahu.David Rosenberg, 5/15/2016, 11:19 AM

Zionist Union MK: The damage Buji caused is irreparable

MK Mickey Rosenthal blasts Herzog for contemplating the idea of "crawling into the government."Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/14/2016, 1:56 AM

Netanyahu and Herzog discuss unity government again

Prime Minister and opposition leader speak again about the possibility of the Zionist Union joining the coalition.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/13/2016, 10:21 PM

'There's no reason why we should throw Labor a lifeline'

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely argues a unity government would reward the party despite inherent incompatibilities.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/13/2016, 1:37 PM

MK: Strong Opposition better for the public than unity gov't

MK Amir Peretz fumes at idea of unity government, which he predicts would lose touch with public interest.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2016, 12:16 PM

Minister: Joining with Labor will destroy Likud's future

Likud's Elkin warns a unity government would be an 'historic mistake,' as Zionist Union would pull coalition leftward to justify itself.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/13/2016, 10:17 AM

MKs to Herzog: We won't join the coalition, even if you do

Zionist Union MKs clarify to party chairman Yitzhak Herzog that he does not have the mandate to sign an agreement with the Likud.Ido Ben Porat, 5/13/2016, 1:13 AM

Yechimovich takes credit for blocking unity government

Ex-Labor head condemns Herzog for not dismissing talk of joining Likud, says Labor 'crawling' to right-wing after portfolios and honor.Hezki Baruch, 5/12/2016, 9:15 PM

Herzog outlines his conditions for entering 'unity government'

Opposition head Yitzhak Herzog breaks silence on talks with Netanyahu to enter government, with a message unlikely to please the PM.Ari Soffer, 5/12/2016, 7:53 PM

Report: Netanyahu offers Zionist Union nine gov't ministries

Unity gov't talks continue apace, as sources close to the prime minister say he's made a very generous offer to opposition leader Herzog.Shimon Cohen, 5/11/2016, 1:03 PM

Report: Major progress in unity government talks

Senior Likud and Zionist Union sources claim chances of a deal for leftist party to enter coalition 'greater than ever.'Ari Soffer, 5/10/2016, 5:20 PM

Herzog looking to oust Jewish Home minister

As negotiations for unity government continue, Zionist Union chief reportedly looking to unseat Uri Ariel from Agriculture Ministry.David Rosenberg, 5/10/2016, 1:59 PM

Netanyahu confirms unity government talks with Herzog

For the first time, PM admits there were talks with leftist Zionist Union, but says talks ended with Herzog corruption scandal.Ari Soffer, 5/4/2016, 2:42 PM

Livni: Zionist Union negotiating terms of unity government

Talks underway to bring Zionist Union into coalition. But Naftali Bennett warns offering party may bolt if Justice Ministry given to Labor.David Rosenberg, 5/3/2016, 10:57 AM

Details of alleged 'unity government' deal revealed

Senior Likud source claims Netanyahu made generous deal to leftist Zionist Union, now waiting for response; Herzog's office denies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 10:41 AM

Key Likud Minister: Government is about to collapse

Erdan calls on Zionist Union to join unity government, warns budget will bring down the coalition and 'we don't need elections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2016, 5:10 PM

PLO Threatens Israel for 'Executing' Terrorists

PLO unity government runs wild with whitewashing of 'youths' trying to murder Jews, threatens the situation may 'blow up completely.'Dalit Halevi, 10/21/2015, 3:16 PM

Knesset Speaker: Now is the Time for Unity Government

Now is the time to unite against terror, Yuli Edelstein asserts, urging parties to disband with political divisions and come together.Hezki Baruch, 10/13/2015, 6:45 PM

Hamas: Of Course Palestinians Want an Intifada

Hamas, Islamic Jihad blast PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for being too soft in war against Israel.Dalit Halevi, 9/27/2015, 8:40 AM

Herzog Makes It Perfectly Clear: No Unity Government

For once and for all, said Yitzchak Herzog, Zionist Union/Labor is not going to join Binyamin Netanyahu's coalition.Moshe Cohen, 7/19/2015, 8:23 PM

Netanyahu-Herzog Unity Government Not on the Horizon

Political sources reveal talks hit a loggerhead, with opposition by Livni and Yechimovich primary in fouling up anti-Iran deal move.Hezki Baruch, 7/17/2015, 12:44 PM

Livni Rules Out Zionist Union Joining Coalition

Despite the growing Iranian threat and reports Zionist Union head Herzog may join coalition, powerful MKs in his party say it won't happen.Yedidya Ben Or, 7/16/2015, 4:21 PM

Yechimovich: Herzog's Support of PM on Iran is a 'Mistake'

Labor's former leader blasts current chairman for agreeing to stand united alongside Netanyahu against Iranian nuclear deal.Cynthia Blank, 7/16/2015, 11:31 AM

Report: Netanyahu, Herzog Using President to 'Pass Notes'

Rumors continue to fly that Zionist Union will join Likud-led gov't, as Netanyahu and Herzog show cooperation in opposition to Iran deal.Moshe Cohen, 7/16/2015, 9:00 AM

PFLP Says Fatah-Hamas Unity Government Won't Happen

Day after PLO starts talks with Hamas, Communist terror group says dissolved govt. won't be reformed anytime soon.Ari Yashar, 6/29/2015, 12:51 PM

PLO Holds Unity Government Talks With Hamas, Islamic Jihad

PLO committee talks with terror groups about forming new government, after Abbas told France Hamas won't be part of new government.Ari Yashar, 6/27/2015, 11:57 PM

Report: PA Unity PM Hands Resignation to Abbas

Hamdallah resigns; Hamas says Abbas making the move for fear of being rendered irrelevant by indirect Hamas-Israel talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2015, 2:57 PM

PA Unity Government Reveals Lack of Power in Gaza

Fatah spokesperson welcomes opening of Rafah Crossing, complains that Hamas is 'refusing' to hand crossings over.Dalit Halevy, 6/12/2015, 8:22 AM

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

Erdan: It's Legitimate for Netanyahu to Turn to the Left

Presenting deal to Zionist Union may be only way to curb extravagant demands of nationalist partners, Likud minister Gilad Erdan asserts.Cynthia Blank, 4/27/2015, 10:58 PM

Histadrut Chairman Demands Unity Government

Head of Israel's workers' union argues unity government is only way to deal with challenges facing and division within Jewish state.Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 8:47 AM

PA Unity Govt. Ministers Say Hamas Held them Hostage in Hotel

Further signs of disunity as ministers says Hamas blocked them from working on salary war in Gaza visit; 'crisis bigger than unity govt.'Ari Yashar, 4/22/2015, 9:20 AM

Herzog: I've Had No Contacts with Netanyahu

Labor leader continues to insist that he will not join a coalition headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 4/19/2015, 6:35 AM

Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

President Rivlin reportedly working behind the scenes towards a government with Likud and the "Zionist Union".Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/17/2015, 3:14 AM

Likud Minister Denies Report Bibi, Herzog Met Secretly

Gilad Erdan says as far as he knows, the meeting did not occur, but warns if negotiations drag on, coalition with Labor could result.Gil Ronen, 4/14/2015, 11:51 AM

Shalom Stresses: Likud Will Form a Government on Time

With pressure mounting for a coalition, Likud minister Silvan Shalom says unity government is on table if Labor agrees to basic guidelines.Cynthia Blank, 4/12/2015, 11:00 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

'Unity Government? The Matzah Must be Getting to Your Head!'

Despite media speculation, Labor MK Eitan Cabel vehemently denies any contact between Likud and Labor during coalition negotiations.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/6/2015, 4:46 PM

Im Tirtzu: 'Post-Zionist' Labor MKs Do Not Belong in Government

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Im Tirtzu's Policy Director Alon Schvartzer dismisses unity government, says MKs like Stav Shaffir are anti-Jewish.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 4/5/2015, 8:35 AM

State of the Unity: PA-Hamas, One Year Later

On April 1, 2014, the PA broke the Oslo Accords by applying to UN agencies. In one year, nothing - and everything - has changed.Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2015, 6:44 PM

Likud to Jewish Home: Foreign Minister 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

Source: PM Could Seek Unity Government

A source in the Likud said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was strongly considering asking Yitzchak Herzog to join his coalition.Yaakov Levi, 3/29/2015, 9:42 PM

Herzog Vehemently Denies Unity Government Rumors

Calling Bennett 'whiny,' Zionist Union head Herzog says no truth to comments Netanyahu will pass Jewish Home over for unity government.Cynthia Blank, 3/26/2015, 12:31 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

Abbas Tells Arab MKs he Wants Labor in the Coalition

In meeting kept secret from press, PA head says he wants to see Israeli unity government to advance 'peace talks.'Ari Yashar, 3/25/2015, 4:18 PM

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

Right Still Fears Netanyahu Will Form Unity Government

MK Shaked announces Jewish Home's opposition to unity government, hopes Netanyahu doesn't 'make a joke' of the Right.Natanel Katz, Cynthia Blank, 3/23/2015, 3:45 PM

Is Netanyahu Trying to Form Unity Government Behind the Scenes?

Likud adamantly rejects Channel Ten report that Netanyahu sent associate Natan Eshel to prod Herzog about possibility of unity government.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Herzog: We're Not Joining Likud Government

Yitzhak Herzog on Wednesday made it clear that he wold not join a unity government with Prime Minister Netanyahu.Yaakov Levi, 3/18/2015, 5:31 PM

Will Rivlin Insist on Unity Government?

President reportedly tells political officials he plans to work towards a Likud-Labor unity government.Hezki Baruch, 3/18/2015, 6:13 AM

Netanyahu to Bennett: Relax, There Will be No Unity Government

Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks to assure Jewish Home chairman that he will not form a unity government with the “Zionist Union”.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 3/17/2015, 1:13 AM