Poll: Bennett Comes Out on Top After Netanyahu SpatFollowing spat over 'Jews in Palestine' proposal, new poll shows Likud Beytenu drops to 30 seats, Jewish Home up to 17.
Levin Warns Coalition In Danger of Break-UpCoalition chair announces coalition likely to be replaced soon, comes as Likud MKs plan to 'rebel' against concessions.
Likud Gains 2 Seats, Jewish Home Drops in New PollThe Likud- Beytenu would receive 33 seats if elections were held today, followed by Labor with 16, according to new poll.
Kahlon Plans Comeback in New PartyPopular ex-minister who took a breather from politics apparently does not intend to return to Likud.
Lawmaker Admits: Likud’s Small Size a ChallengeThe Likud party’s ‘unprecedented’ attempt to rule with just 1 of every 6 Knesset seats poses a challenge, says MK Levin.
Likud Postpones Vote on Merger with Yisrael BeytenuNetanyahu convinces internal Likud court to prevent a vote on ending the partnership with Yisrael Beytenu.
Likud Central Committee May Veto Union with Yisrael BeytenuThe Likud Central Committee, which will convene on Wednesday, may veto a future union with Liberman’s party.
Yisrael Beytenu and Likud to Continue CooperationYisrael Beytenu conference decides to continue cooperation with the Likud, postpones decision on a formal merger.
Yisrael Beytenu Weighs Future with LikudYisrael Beytenu to decide Sunday whether to continue its alliance with Likud.
‘We Won’t Let Netanyahu Steal the Likud’Members of the Likud’s nationalist camp say Netanyahu is trying to take their party. ‘We won’t let him.’
Poll: Slight Boost for Likud, Bayit YehudiLikud, Bayit Yehudi enjoy slight boost in popularity following Israel-PA talks - even as most say Abbas doesn't want peace.
Lieberman: No Split with LikudYisrael Beytenu head denies press reports that his faction will break away from Likud.
Likud and Yisrael Beytenu Splitting Up?The two factions, which teamed up for the elections, apparently prefer to be independent again.
Coalition Agreements - Who Got What?Yesh Atid receives 5 ministers, a deputy minister and 3 committees. Bayit Yehudi gets 3 ministers, 2 deputy ministers, and 1 committee.
Bennett and Lapid Agree to Give Up Vice PM TitleNaftali Bennett and Yair Lapid have reportedly agreed to give up the title of Vice Prime Minister, paving the way for a new government.
Netanyahu to Present His New GovernmentThe agreements between the Likud, Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid are expected to be placed on the Knesset table before the end of the day.
Coalition Talks: Rabbi Ben-Dahan to Head Religious ServicesBayit Yehudi to head three ministries, not four, but will get appoint a deputy minister to Ministry of Religious Services.
Coalition Agreement #1: Downsize Gov't to 21 MinistersCoalition negotiators for Likud Beytenu, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi are still talking but have managed to hammer out a starting framework.
Report: Lapid Will Replace YishaiLikud Beytenu is reportedly close to signing a coalition agreement with Yesh Atid; Lapid will replace Shas's Yishai as Interior Minister.
Poll: Likud Would Lose Repeat VoteNew elections would be bad for Likud, good for Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi.
Lapid’s ’18 Ministers’ Demand Complicates Coalition TalksNetanyahu tries to build coalition as Lapid limits number of ministries, Bennett limits parties’ spending.
Likud Negotiator: Bayit Yehudi Also Rejected HareidimAfter saying that Yesh Atid refuses to enter a coalition with hareidi parties, the Likud team said the same about the Bayit Yehudi.
Yesh Atid Rejected Hareidim, Says Likud NegotiatorYesh Atid tells the Likud that it will refuse to be part of a coalition with hareidi-religious parties.
Elkin: Without Hareidi Parties, We Got DisengagementLikud MK urges Bennett to sit with hareidi parties. Without hareidi parties ‘it ended in Disengagement,’ he warns.
Likud: We Want Hareidi Parties, TooLikud Beytenu negotiators say they want Jewish Home, Lapid, and hareidi parties, too. Lieberman: Even Labor might join.
Netanyahu to Hareidim: You'll Only Join LaterChannel 2: Prime Minister told Shas, UTJ, they will only join coalition in "stage 2."
Poll: Most Israelis Prefer Coalition without Hareidim51% of Israelis would prefer to see a coalition without the hareidi-religious parties, a poll released Monday reveals.
Likud, Bayit Yehudi Hold Meeting 'In Good Spirits'Coalition negotiation teams of the Likud/Yisrael Beytenu and the Bayit Yehudi meet, but no progress is made.
Bibi: ‘Do Whatever is Necessary’ to Bring Bayit YehudiNetanyahu has reportedly told his staff to do ‘whatever is necessary’ to get the Bayit Yehudi party to join his coalition.
Bayit Yehudi: Netanyahu-Livni Agreement UnacceptableBayit Yehudi plans to ask Likud to reconsider and perhaps change the coalition agreement with Tzipi Livni.
Bayit Yehudi Insider: 'We don't Seek Comfy Seats'Religious Zionist party's campaigner, Jeremy Saltan, expresses party's stand ahead of key meeting.
Bayit Yehudi, Likud Teams to Meet FridayMinister Moshe Yaalon expresses hope that agreement between the parties can be reached.
Progress in Likud-Bayit Yehudi TalksMK: Netanyahu needs us, even if he doesn't want us.
Report: Livni Will be Justice MinisterHatnua chairwoman will reportedly be appointed Justice Minister in Netanyahu's new coalition and will play a role in peace talks.
‘No Coalition Talks between Likud, Jewish Home’Negotiator: Likud is offering ministries, but is avoiding talks with real substance.
Jewish Home: Likud’s Offer of Ministries ‘Irrelevant’Jewish Home party: talk of ministries is ‘irrelevant’ – and offers should not include ultimatums.
Likud Wants the Rabbis It Smeared to Save ItTwo weeks ago, Likud portrayed Rabbi Dov Lior as a dangerous man. Now it needs his help.
Likud, Yesh Atid Recommend Netanyahu for PMPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wins the support of the Knesset’s two largest factions in forming a new government.
Netanyahu's Gov't Coalition Could Take A ‘Step to the Right’Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could form a coalition that is more right-wing than centrist, if he so chooses - but it requires work.
Meretz Urges the Left to Block Netanyahu Coalition‘Don’t throw Bibi a lifeline,’ urges far-left Meretz chairwoman.
Vote Shift: Right, Left Evenly Matched with 60 Seats EachWith 99 percent of the vote counted it seems Kadima will enter Knesset, leaving right- and left-wing blocs even, if Arab parties join left.
Likud's Complaint Against Jewish Home Ads AcceptedCentral Elections Committee accepts Likud complaint against Jewish Home ad that shows Netanyahu and Bennett side-by-side.
Likud Maintains Strength in Channel 2 PollLatest Channel 2 poll finds that the Likud Beytenu achieves 35 seats, followed by Labor with 16 and Jewish Home with 14.
Bibi-Bennett Posters Upset LikudPosters showing Naftali Bennett next to Netanyahu irritate Likud. ‘Jewish Home party trying to trick voters.’
Poll: Livni Down to 6 Seats, Jewish Home RisesNew survey shows the right going strong with 67 seats. Jewish Home party rises to 15 while Livni drops to just six.
Elkin: The Right Could Lose EverythingLikud MK warns voters not to take a strong Likud for granted. ‘That’s how Rabin came to power.’
Poll: Right has Solid Lead – but 25% Still UndecidedThe right is solidly in the lead with 71 seats, but 25% say they still are not sure who they will vote for, according to Maariv survey.
Poll: Likud Beytenu, Left are Neck on NeckEleven days to elections: Second poll shows the right-hareidi bloc in the lead with 66 seats, but center-left parties still rival Likud.
Likud vs. Likudnik in Elections BlunderThe Likud is facing off against its most well-known support site over controversial ads.
Likud Beytenu Official: We Prefer Lapid Over ShasThe Likud Beytenu would prefer to form a coalition with Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid over Shas, a senior official in the party says.
Lieberman: I Support a Palestinian StateLieberman says ‘two state solution’ will guide Likud Beytenu government.
Netanyahu is a 'Zigazagger', Says ShamirYair Shamir, who is running for the Knesset on the Likud Beytenu list, criticizes Netanyahu for supporting a Palestinian state.
Likud Rises as Leftists Vow No CoalitionLikud Beytenu regains losses in the polls, but left-wing parties say they will try to thwart a coalition.
MK Saar: Bayit Yehudi Won't Advance WomenCiting an Arutz Sheva interview, Likud Minister attacks Rabbi Ben Dahan and gender separation at Bnei Akiva.
Poll: Likud Beytenu Doesn't Gain, Jewish Home DoesIsraelis want Binyamin Netanyahu to continue as Prime Minister but still prefer Ehud Barak as Defense Minister, new poll finds.
Poll: 'Likud Beytenu' Continues to DropThe combined Likud Beytenu party keeps dropping, getting just 33 seats in the latest poll. Yesh Atid, Movement both rise.
Expert: Likud Beytenu Will be the Election's Biggest MistakeProf. Asher Cohen: Netanyahu's American advisor misled him. Merger with Lieberman will be the election's biggest mistake.