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

Wortzman: Votes Moving to Jewish Home from Shas, Yisrael Beytenu

Disillusionment with Shas drama, Yisrael Beytenu corruption case, the move of both parties to the Left could see Jewish Home win more seats.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 12/30/2014, 9:41 AM

Liberman Associate Moshe Lion Questioned in Corruption Scandal

Jerusalem councilman Moshe Lion questioned in connection with the corruption scandal involving members of the Yisrael Beytenu party.Uzi Baruch, 12/29/2014, 1:15 AM

Yisrael Beytenu Minister Uzi Landau Resigns from Politics

Tourism Minister tells Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting he does not intend to stand for reelection next March.Hezki Baruch, 12/28/2014, 5:44 PM

Liberman: Corruption Scandal Purposely Timed for Elections

'The investigation was coordinated with the elections,' Liberman asserts, demanding 'satisfactory explanation' from state prosecutor.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 12/28/2014, 12:40 PM

Poll: Yisrael Beytenu Corruption Woes, 17% Undecided

New poll shows Liberman's party harmed by corruption scandal, ongoing Yishai-Shas struggle, large ambivalence in public over vying parties.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/27/2014, 11:00 PM

Liberman: 'Mysterious Forces' Are Always Trying to Hurt Us

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says his party is being targeted by police before every election, vows his party "will come out strong".Elad Benari, Canada, 12/26/2014, 8:21 PM

Former Shin Bet Chief: Right-wing Parties are 'Destructive'

Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin launches Facebook tirade against Likud, Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu.Uzi Baruch, 12/26/2014, 3:14 AM

MK Mizrahi: Corruption Arrests Not Connected to Elections

'Police would not arrest people if there was no solid evidence,' former head of Investigative Branch says of corruption scandal.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Cynthia Blank, 12/25/2014, 9:13 AM

Liberman 'Plays Dumb' over Corruption Case

Liberman claims he only knows 'what I heard from the news'; again says he is open to joining with Labor.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 12/24/2014, 3:20 PM

Police Reject Yisrael Beytenu Claims of 'Political Targeting'

Danino dismisses claims that corruption investigation of party ministers meant to affect elections, after over year of investigation.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 12/24/2014, 1:22 PM

Liberman 'Expels Jews to Cover Corruption Scandals Like Sharon'

Backlash at Liberman for call to expel Jews to placate EU amid corruption scandal; Yisrael Beytenu claims it is 'targeted.'Ari Yashar, 12/24/2014, 11:14 AM

Report: Stern Weighing Joining Yisrael Beytenu

Stern a good fit for Avigdor Liberman's party, associates say, after the MK left Hatnua due to its pact with Labor.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2014, 1:06 PM

Liberman: Israel Will Not Be Dictated to by the PA

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman urges Israel to be proactive in fighting international pressure, forge ties with 'moderate' Arab world.Tova Dvorin, 12/16/2014, 11:01 AM

Approaching a Deal? Lapid and Kahlon Meet

After various reports and denials of a center consolidation, Lapid and Kahlon met Monday evening, presumably to discuss.Cynthia Blank, 12/15/2014, 9:54 PM

Liberman Hits Back at 'Hysterical' Jewish Home

Yisrael Beytenu chairman blasts Jewish Home, Likud for 'mislabeling' him as left-wing; is aiming for 15 seats.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 12/14/2014, 9:21 AM

Likud: Voting for Liberman Could Mean a Leftist Government

Likud and Yisrael Beytenu banter back and forth after Foreign Minister Liberman says he would not rule out joining a Labor-led coalition.Elad Benari, 12/14/2014, 4:21 AM

MK Cohen: Lapid, Liberman and Kahlon in Contact

Former Welfare Minister Meir Cohen reveals ongoing contact between Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beiteinu, and Kulanu without providing details.Cynthia Blank, 12/11/2014, 2:15 PM

Yisrael Beytenu: Elections Would Have Been Inevitable

Yisrael Beytenu denies opposition to coalition including hareidi parties, claims even an alternative government would have collapsed.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2014, 4:25 PM

Liberman Confirms Imminent Elections an 'Established Fact'

Key coalition member argues government should have joined together, instead 'we are going to quarrel for several months.'Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 12/2/2014, 5:02 PM

Liberman's Campaign: Divide Israel for 'Unity'

FM Avigdor Liberman's election campaign for Yisrael Beytenu urges giving Arab 'Triangle' area to create Palestinian state to 'unify' Jews.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 10:38 AM

Liberman: I Wouldn't Recommend Elections Right Now

Foreign Minister reiterates that the Yisrael Beytenu party will not accept any changes to the coalition.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2014, 1:15 AM

Liberman: It's Either This Coalition or New Elections

Foreign Minister declares he will refuse any changes in the make-up of the current coalition, even if that means holding elections.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2014, 3:46 AM

Report: Erdan Mulling Offer to Serve as UN Ambassador

Communications Minister received an offer to be appointed as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations and is seriously considering it.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 9/9/2014, 3:12 AM

Liberman Announces Split with Likud

Yisrael Beytenu Knesset faction will be re-established, says Foreign Minister, who vows he will remain loyal to Coalition.Gil Ronen, 7/7/2014, 11:36 AM

Report: Yisrael Beytenu 'Furious' over Rivlin Support

Faction head Avigdor Liberman reportedly scrambles to recruit Yesh Atid in backing MK Dalia Itzik.Tova Dvorin, 5/28/2014, 8:07 PM

Proposal: Criminalize Contact with the PA

After Hamas-Fatah unity pact, one MK proposes bill to make Israel's contact with the PLO - like with Hamas - a criminal offense.Tova Dvorin, 4/25/2014, 11:57 AM

Foreign Minister Offers Talks - But No Terrorist Releases

Avigdor Liberman says Israel 'in favor of negotiations' as long as terrorists remain in prison.Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2014, 9:36 AM

Initiative: 10% of All Building Projects for Public Housing

Bill to mandate transitionary apartments for families in desperate need of public housing picks up speed, supporters in Knesset.Tova Dvorin, 2/14/2014, 12:29 PM

Yisrael Beytenu to Run Independently in Next Election

Liberman has reportedly decided to run separately from Likud, is waiting for the right time to make announcement.Gil Ronen, 12/19/2013, 4:58 PM

Likud Postpones Vote on Merger with Yisrael Beytenu

Netanyahu convinces internal Likud court to prevent a vote on ending the partnership with Yisrael Beytenu.Elad Benari, 12/19/2013, 12:10 AM

Attorney General Will Not Appeal Liberman Acquittal

Justice ministry officially announces decision to uphold court ruling, confirms rumors that Weinstein defied calls for an appeal.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2013, 5:40 PM

Likud Central Committee May Veto Union with Yisrael Beytenu

The Likud Central Committee, which will convene on Wednesday, may veto a future union with Liberman’s party.Elad Benari, 12/18/2013, 2:41 AM

Yisrael Beytenu and Likud to Continue Cooperation

Yisrael Beytenu conference decides to continue cooperation with the Likud, postpones decision on a formal merger.Elad Benari, 11/25/2013, 4:46 AM

Yisrael Beytenu Weighs Future with Likud

Yisrael Beytenu to decide Sunday whether to continue its alliance with Likud.Maayana Miskin, 11/24/2013, 11:30 AM

Rotation Agreement for Knesset Chairman of Foreign Affairs

After administrative upheaval from return of Avigdor Liberman to FM, Tzachi HaNegbi, Ofer Shelah to alternate position on rotation.Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2013, 12:39 PM

Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted

Unanimous verdict means Lieberman, who was accused of fraud, can return to serve as minister - but the state may appeal it.Gil Ronen, 11/6/2013, 8:53 AM

Lieberman: Israel Won't Give Up One Inch of the Golan

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says that as long as his party is in the government, Israel won't concede any part of the Golan Heights to Syria.Elad Benari, 10/14/2013, 4:14 AM

Saar: Running with Lieberman Cost Us Seats

The Likud won fewer seats in the last election because of the union with Yisrael Beytenu, says Interior Minister Gideon Saar.Elad Benari, 7/7/2013, 6:31 AM

Lieberman: Radical Axis on the Rampage

Yisrael Beytenu chief: “Iran hurtling toward nuclear bomb at crazy speed.”Gil Ronen, 5/28/2013, 10:34 AM

Yisrael Beytenu: Enlist Arabs, Too

Lieberman's party unhappy with Perry C'tee recommendations, wants Arabs to serve as well.Gil Ronen, 5/23/2013, 7:40 PM

Lieberman: No Split with Likud

Yisrael Beytenu head denies press reports that his faction will break away from Likud.Gil Ronen, 3/18/2013, 12:57 PM

Shas Agrees to Pull Controversial Ad

After originally defending its controversial TV ad, Shas agrees to pull it "for the sake of peace".Elad Benari, 1/10/2013, 6:25 AM

Shas Defends Message, Extends Broadcast of Controversial Ad

Shas: The ad, "did not say one bad word about anyone...A country which fights assimilation abroad cannot allow assimilation from within."Annie Lubin, 1/9/2013, 4:49 PM

Shas TV Ad Targets Lieberman, Russian Immigrants

A TV ad on behalf of Shas targets olim from Russia, suggesting some of them are non-Jews who did not convert properly.Elad Benari, 1/9/2013, 2:15 AM

Calls for Resignation as Lieberman Charged with Breach of Trust

The Attorney General charged FM Lieberman with fraud and breach of trust prompting calls of resignation from the opposition.Annie Lubin, 12/13/2012, 7:53 PM

Israel to Withhold PA Funds Till March

Israel plans to withhold funds collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority until at least March.Chana Ya'ar, 12/13/2012, 2:04 PM

Yisrael Beytenu: Who's In, Who's Out?

Son of former Prime Minister placed in #2 spot on Yisrael Beytenu's Knesset list. Several MKs pushed out.Elad Benari, 12/5/2012, 1:15 AM

Lieberman Pushes Danny Ayalon Out of Knesset List

Yisrael Beytenu boss nixes Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon, possibly because of "low chair" incident.Gil Ronen, 12/4/2012, 7:23 PM

Outspoken MK Michaeli Won't Run for 'Personal Reasons'

Yisrael Beytenu MK who threw water on Arab MK, raising Lieberman's ire, announces she won't run in the elections.Elad Benari, 12/4/2012, 3:13 AM

'Joint List Could Bring 50 Seats'

Israel’s former U.S. ambassador believes the joint Knesset list between the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu could bring as many as 50 seats.Elad Benari, 10/31/2012, 1:43 AM

MKs: Unity Brings Us Closer to U.S. 2-Party System

MKs from the Likud party welcome the approval of the party's joint election list with Yisrael Beytenu.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 10/30/2012, 6:15 AM

Netanyahu: I'm Not Going Anywhere

Netanyahu at Likud convention: I intend to lead the State of Israel for many years.Elad Benari, 10/30/2012, 2:46 AM

Likud Approves Unified Knesset List With Yisrael Beytenu

The Likud's Central Committee voted to approve the party's joint election list by an overwhelming majority at a meeting Monday night.David Lev & Yoni Kempinski, 10/29/2012, 7:43 PM

New Poll Show 'Likud Beytenu' Firmly in Lead

Maariv poll gives merged Likud and Yisrael Beytenu 43 seats, maintaining nationalist advantage.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2012, 9:08 AM

Netanyahu, Lieberman Fueled by Fear, Claims Livni

The union between the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu parties is fueled by fear, former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni charges.Elad Benari, 10/29/2012, 4:12 AM