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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

Aharonovich: Yisrael Beytenu Hinted Me to Leave

Public Security Minister says hint to 'make way' for younger MKs - not corruption case, poor job performance - led him to resign.Tova Dvorin, 5/1/2015, 11:39 AM

Yisrael Beytenu Again Demands Israel Finish Off Hamas

Yisrael Beytenu demands that Israel's new government make it a strategic objective to remove Hamas from its position as ruler of Gaza.Moshe Cohen, 4/30/2015, 11:40 AM

Shamir Hints: Yisrael Beytenu Failed Because of Liberman

Agriculture Minister says that Liberman's "new strategy" is to blame for Yisrael Beytenu's winning just six seats.Ido Ben Porat, 4/28/2015, 5:42 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: 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

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

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.Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 10:32 PM

Sources: Things Coming Together for Netanyahu Govt. Deal

Prime Minister and Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu met with Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon for some three hours Sunday. An agreement may be near.Moshe Cohen, 4/13/2015, 1:16 AM

Yisrael Beytenu Delivers with Terrorist Death Penalty Bill

Campaign promise acted on immediately in new bill to have Arab terrorists executed; 'it is clear to all this law must pass.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 3/31/2015, 5:55 PM

Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilan Shohat Resigns

Shohat to return to post as mayor of Tzfat; he will be replaced by MK Robert Ilatov.Yedidya Ben-Or, 3/24/2015, 12:42 PM

Report: Liberman Already Seeking Defense Portfolio

Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman is reportedly set to demand a high price for his joining Netanyahu's new coalition.Moshe Cohen, 3/18/2015, 6:17 PM

Liberman: Yisrael Beytenu Survived a 'Targeted Assassination'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says "forces within and outside the political system" tried to eliminate his party.Elad Benari, 3/18/2015, 3:46 AM

Violence, Fraud Mar Voting in Arab, Haredi Sectors

Multiple reports of attacks, deliberate fraud in Arab villages; ballots of Yachad and BZhutan disappear from polling stations.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 2:44 PM

Liberman: Vote for 'Any Zionist Party' - Even Meretz

Yisrael Beytenu head urges voters to vote for any party, even Meretz, which would 'preserve the Jewish Zionist character' of Israel.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 9:42 AM

Liberman Vows to Destroy Hamas as Defense Minister

'The only agreement that can be obtained with Hamas is that they be buried underground,' Liberman states at campaign visit.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 3/16/2015, 6:04 PM

Liberman: Disloyal Arab-Israelis 'Should Be Beheaded'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman advocated “cutting of the heads” of Arabs who were not loyal to Israel.Moshe Cohen, 3/8/2015, 9:06 PM

Kahlon Denies Rumors of Deal With Liberman, Lapid

Moshe Kahlon denies rumors of plans for a post-election negotiation bloc with Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beytenu, or any other party.Moshe Cohen, 3/8/2015, 5:19 PM

Yisrael Beytenu Against Coalition with Haredi Parties

Yisrael Beytenu publication slams PM for approaching haredi parties, says benefits to pensioners, soldiers will be cut.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 3/8/2015, 8:28 AM

Liberman's Mouthpiece Calls Netanyahu a 'Soviet Despot'

Netanyahu is Brezhnev according to Yisrael Beytenu's Russian-language journal - and Lapid has doubled vodka prices.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2015, 12:30 PM

Liberman Ad Gaffe May Cost Party Millions

A Yisrael Beytenu advertisement mistakenly identified an Israeli-Arab lawyer as being behind a horrific bombing.Gil Ronen, 3/4/2015, 10:31 AM

Sharon Gal: 'Yisrael Beytenu Won't Join a Leftist Government'

Former journalist now running with Yisrael Beytenu says: "We are a rightist party, we won't join a Labor-Meretz government."Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 2/25/2015, 4:42 AM

Liberman: Next Round of Gaza Fighting Should be the Last

Liberman says next war just a matter of time due to weak stance on terrorists, calls to give IDF orders to destroy Hamas in next war.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 2/23/2015, 3:10 PM

Secret Deal to Oust Bibi Makes Regev 'Nauseous'

Likud MK hits back at expose of Yisrael Beytenu-Yesh Atid-Kulanu deal, says vote for Liberman is vote for Lapid.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/13/2015, 12:32 PM

Kirschenbaum Exposes Plot to Unseat Netanyahu

Former Deputy Interior Minister claims Yisrael Beytenu, Yesh Atid and Kulanu planned to form a united bloc against Netanyahu.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 2/13/2015, 3:14 AM

United Arab List Seeks Jewish Votes, Too

​The new United Arab List on Wednesday introduced its campaign for the Knesset elections, aimed at Jews and ArabsMoshe Cohen, 2/12/2015, 1:15 AM

Elections Committee Rejects Petition Against Yisrael Beytenu

Central Elections Committee chairman is uncomfortable with the party's platform - to move Israeli Arabs to the PA - but it is still legal.Hezki Baruch, 2/11/2015, 7:23 PM

Supreme Court: Why Does Ban Against Charlie Hebdo Still Stand?

Supreme Court orders Ahmed Tibi, Salim Joubran, and Attorney General to explain why injunction against Yisrael Beytenu still in place.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 2/9/2015, 5:19 PM

Demand to Remove Kirshenbaum over Corruption Scandal

Movement for Quality Government petitions High Court to order government to fire deputy minister maintaining silence on scandal.Ari Yashar, 2/9/2015, 3:18 PM

Liberman: We Will Demand the Defense Ministry

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says his party will demand that its member be Defense Minister as a condition for joining a coalition.Elad Benari, 2/8/2015, 6:20 AM

Polls: Public Support for 'Center' Parties Falling

Public support waning for Kahlon, Liberman, polls reveal; jury out on whether Likud or Labor will be top.Tova Dvorin, 2/6/2015, 8:50 AM

Liberman Displays Banned Charlie Hebdo in Tel Aviv

Elections committee bans satire magazine featuring Mohammed, but Liberman vows not to allow silencing for terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2015, 7:56 PM

Yisrael Beytenu to Appeal Election Committee's Ruling

Yisrael Beytenu will appeal to Supreme Court against Central Election Committee's ruling to bar party's distribution of Charlie Hebdo issue.Cynthia Blank, 2/5/2015, 10:08 AM

Liberman: 'No Article Justifies Bloodshed'

Election Committee upholds petition from MK Ahmed Tibi against distributing Charlie Hebdo; Liberman vows to stop 'terrorism' from within.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2015, 10:42 PM

Petition Filed Against Avigdor Liberman, Baruch Marzel

Arab MK demands that Yisrael Beytenu chairman, Otzma Yehudit representative be barred from 20th Knesset elections.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2015, 4:26 PM

Liberman: We Will Not Join a Left-Wing Government

In interview with Yediot Aharonot, Liberman discusses upcoming elections and the future government, Hezbollah's attack and 'Bottlegate.'Cynthia Blank, 2/1/2015, 12:53 PM

Petition to Disqualify 'Israel's Enemy' Zoabi from Knesset

MK Alex Miller submitted petition Thursday, calling for CEC to disqualify radical MK Hanin Zoabi from running in March elections.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/29/2015, 11:27 AM

Media Adviser for Kulanu Implicated in Corruption Scandal

PR firm owner Ronen Moshe arrested over alleged involvement in the Yisrael Beytenu corruption case; lawyer insists his innocence.Tova Dvorin, 1/26/2015, 5:01 PM

Nationalists Determined to Distribute Charlie Hebdo in Israel

Yisrael Beytenu protests over last-minute cancellation of satirical magazine's debut in Israel after 'veiled threats' from Arab MKs.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 1/25/2015, 7:47 PM

Liberman: Police are Manipulating the Public

FM Avigdor Liberman accuses police of trying to keep Yisrael Beytenu corruption scandal in public eye through constant leaks and headlines.Cynthia Blank, 1/25/2015, 7:50 AM

Petition to Block Joint Arab List from Knesset

Yisrael Beytenu to file petition against joint Arab party list on grounds of Balad MKs supporting known terror organizations.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/24/2015, 6:36 PM

Yisrael Beytenu Presents Knesset List

Several previous MKs likely to find themselves without seats as they are bumped down the list.Hezki Baruch, 1/19/2015, 7:52 PM

Shamir to Formally Announce Resignation from the Knesset

Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir says he "finds it hard to identify" with Yisrael Beytenu's new platform and will not run with the party.Hezki Baruch, 1/18/2015, 4:36 AM

Liberman: 'No Chance' We'll Sit with Meretz

Foreign Minister throws cold water on Herzog's chances of forming a coalition.Elad Benari, 1/18/2015, 1:52 AM

Poll Puts Labor Squarely over Likud, Yisrael Beytenu Collapses

Survey gives Labor 4 mandates over Likud in growing gap, as Yisrael Beytenu sinks to lowest yet same day it announces campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2015, 10:57 PM

Fifth MK Abandons Yisrael Beytenu: Yair Shamir Not in Running

Agricultural Minister doesn't submit candidacy for list - Liberman says 'we'll talk about it,' as party keeps sinking amid scandal.Ari Yashar, 1/15/2015, 4:34 PM

Yair Shamir Expected to be the Next Yisrael Beytenu MK to Resign

Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir expected to announce his resignation from the Knesset upon returning from a trip to India.Elad Benari, 1/13/2015, 2:13 AM

Mayor of Afula Arrested in Yisrael Beytenu Corruption Case

Yitzhak Meron, the mayor of Afula, is accused of appointing his deputy mayor in exchange for NIS 4 million from Yisrael Beytenu.Cynthia Blank, 1/12/2015, 6:51 PM

Liberman Made Resigning MKs an 'Offer They Couldn't Refuse'

Former deputy minister Ayalon reveals Liberman's 'method' of forcing MKs and ministers to step down, explaining string of resignations.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 1/12/2015, 2:46 PM

Yitzhak Aharonovich Retires from Politics

Public Security Minister to step down after 2015 elections amid corruption case into Yisrael Beytenu, year of security crisis.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 1/9/2015, 1:46 PM

Another $500K Found in Yisrael Beytenu Corruption Case

Find doubles the amount of money involved in Yisrael Beytenu corruption crackdown as party slips in polls.Tova Dvorin, 1/9/2015, 1:33 PM

Poll Shows Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu Plummeting

Precisely as Kulanu unveils its list poll finds it shrinking, as Yisrael Beytenu's corruption scandal drops it to six mandates.Ari Yashar, 1/7/2015, 9:36 AM

MK David Rotem Quits Yisrael Beytenu

MK quits after three subsequent Knesset terms, against background of corruption scandal.Hezki Baruch, 1/6/2015, 1:08 PM

Journalist Sharon Gal Joins Yisrael Beytenu

Longtime journalist Sharon Gal announces he will run with Liberman, says he has never hidden his political views.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 1/5/2015, 3:46 AM

Report: Kirschenbaum Quit, and Then Changed Her Mind

Deputy Interior Minister decided not to run in elections due to corruption allegations, changed her mind upon request from Liberman.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/2/2015, 9:37 PM

Samaria Regional Head's Arrest Extended in Corruption Scandal

Senior state employees continue to sit in jail, as Yisrael Beytenu scandal develops. Samaria's Mesika denies involvement in bribes.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/30/2014, 3:38 PM

Lapid: We Fought Corruption 'Every Day' in 19th Knesset

Lapid boasts Yesh Atid is the only party not subject to some scandal in Israeli history, claims 'settlers, hareidim' given precedence.Tova Dvorin, 12/30/2014, 12:50 PM