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Poll: Bennett Gets Boost After Netanyahu Crisis

Following spat over 'Jews in Palestine' proposal, new poll shows Likud Beytenu drops to 30 seats, Jewish Home up to 17.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 4:04 PM

Levin Warns Coalition In Danger of Break-Up

Coalition chair announces coalition likely to be replaced soon, comes as Likud MKs plan to 'rebel' against concessions.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2014, 11:12 AM

Likud Gains 2 Seats, Jewish Home Drops in New Poll

The Likud- Beytenu would receive 33 seats if elections were held today, followed by Labor with 16, according to new poll.Elad Benari, 1/6/2014, 2:15 AM

Kahlon Plans Comeback in New Party

Popular ex-minister who took a breather from politics apparently does not intend to return to Likud.Gil Ronen, 12/22/2013, 10:25 PM

Lawmaker Admits: Likud’s Small Size a Challenge

The Likud party’s ‘unprecedented’ attempt to rule with just 1 of every 6 Knesset seats poses a challenge, says MK Levin.Maayana Miskin, 12/19/2013, 12:11 PM

Likud Postpones Vote on Union 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

Likud 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

‘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.’Maayana Miskin, 8/4/2013, 3:51 PM

Poll: Slight Boost for Likud, Bayit Yehudi

Likud, Bayit Yehudi enjoy slight boost in popularity following Israel-PA talks - even as most say Abbas doesn't want peace.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 11:15 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

Likud and Yisrael Beytenu Splitting Up?

The two factions, which teamed up for the elections, apparently prefer to be independent again.Gil Ronen, 3/18/2013, 8:52 AM

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/15/2013, 9:23 PM

Bennett and Lapid Agree to Give Up Vice PM Title

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid have reportedly agreed to give up the title of Vice Prime Minister, paving the way for a new government.Elad Benari, 3/15/2013, 6:46 AM

Netanyahu to Present New Government

The agreements between the Likud, Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid are expected to be placed on the Knesset table before the end of the day.Elad Benari, 3/14/2013, 6:40 AM

Coalition Talks: Ben-Dahan Gets Religious Services

Bayit Yehudi to head three ministries, not four, but will get appoint a deputy minister to Ministry of Religious Services.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2013, 8:21 AM

Coalition Agreement #1: Downsize the Gov't

Coalition negotiators for Likud Beytenu, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi are still talking but have managed to hammer out a starting framework.Chana Ya'ar, 3/11/2013, 2:49 PM

Report: Lapid Will Replace Yishai

Likud Beytenu is reportedly close to signing a coalition agreement with Yesh Atid; Lapid will replace Shas's Yishai as Interior Minister.Elad Benari, 3/8/2013, 1:15 AM

Poll: Likud Would Lose Repeat Vote

New elections would be bad for Likud, good for Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi.Maayana Miskin, 3/7/2013, 6:24 PM

Lapid’s ’18 Ministers’ Demand Complicates Talks

Netanyahu tries to build coalition as Lapid limits number of ministries, Bennett limits parties’ spending.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2013, 9:55 AM

Likud Negotiator: Bayit Yehudi Rejected Hareidim

After saying that Yesh Atid refuses to enter a coalition with hareidi parties, the Likud team said the same about the Bayit Yehudi.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/1/2013, 10:11 PM

Yesh Atid Rejected Hareidim, Says Likud Negotiator

Yesh Atid tells the Likud that it will refuse to be part of a coalition with hareidi-religious parties.Elad Benari, 3/1/2013, 4:12 AM

MK: Without Hareidi Parties, We Got Disengagement

Likud MK urges Bennett to sit with hareidi parties. Without hareidi parties ‘it ended in Disengagement,’ he warns.Maayana Miskin, 2/28/2013, 10:15 PM

Likud: We Want Hareidi Parties, Too

Likud Beytenu negotiators say they want Jewish Home, Lapid, and hareidi parties, too. Lieberman: Even Labor might join.Maayana Miskin, 2/28/2013, 5:30 PM

Netanyahu to Hareidim: You'll Only Join Later

Channel 2: Prime Minister told Shas, UTJ, they will only join coalition in "stage 2."Gil Ronen, 2/27/2013, 9:18 PM

Most Israelis Prefer Coalition without Hareidim

51% of Israelis would prefer to see a coalition without the hareidi-religious parties, a poll released Monday reveals.Elad Benari, 2/26/2013, 2:15 AM

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/22/2013, 8:38 PM

Bibi: ‘Do Whatever Necessary’ to Get Bayit Yehudi

Netanyahu has reportedly told his staff to do ‘whatever is necessary’ to get the Bayit Yehudi party to join his coalition. Maayana Miskin, 2/22/2013, 8:52 AM

Bayit Yehudi: Bibi-Livni Agreement Unacceptable

Bayit Yehudi plans to ask Likud to reconsider and perhaps change the coalition agreement with Tzipi Livni.Elad Benari, 2/22/2013, 4:12 AM

Bayit Yehudi Insider: 'We don't Seek Comfy Seats'

Religious Zionist party's campaigner, Jeremy Saltan, expresses party's stand ahead of key meeting.Gil Ronen, 2/21/2013, 9:54 PM

Bayit Yehudi, Likud Teams to Meet Friday

Minister Moshe Yaalon expresses hope that agreement between the parties can be reached.Gil Ronen, 2/21/2013, 7:51 PM

Progress in Likud-Bayit Yehudi Talks

MK: Netanyahu needs us, even if he doesn't want us.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2013, 2:58 PM

Report: Livni Will be Justice Minister

Hatnua chairwoman will reportedly be appointed Justice Minister in Netanyahu's new coalition and will play a role in peace talks.Elad Benari, 2/18/2013, 6:43 AM

‘No Coalition Talks between Likud, Jewish Home’

Negotiator: Likud is offering ministries, but is avoiding talks with real substance.Maayana Miskin, 2/17/2013, 10:52 AM

Jewish Home: Offer of Ministries ‘Irrelevant’

Jewish Home party: talk of ministries is ‘irrelevant’ – and offers should not include ultimatums.Maayana Miskin, 2/13/2013, 8:07 PM

Likud Wants the Rabbis It Smeared to Save It

Two weeks ago, Likud portrayed Rabbi Dov Lior as a dangerous man. Now it needs his help.Gil Ronen, 2/5/2013, 12:27 PM

Likud, Yesh Atid Recommend Netanyahu for PM

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wins the support of the Knesset’s two largest factions in forming a new government.Elad Benari, 1/31/2013, 2:42 AM

New 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.Chana Ya'ar, 1/24/2013, 8:44 AM

Meretz Urges the Left to Block Netanyahu Coalition

‘Don’t throw Bibi a lifeline,’ urges far-left Meretz chairwoman.Maayana Miskin, 1/23/2013, 10:10 AM

Vote Shift: Right, Left Evenly Matched at 60 Seats

With 99 percent of the vote counted it seems Kadima will enter Knesset, leaving right- and left-wing blocs even, if Arab parties join left.Maayana Miskin and Chana Ya'ar, 1/23/2013, 8:00 AM

Likud's Complaint Against Jewish Home Ads Accepted

Central Elections Committee accepts Likud complaint against Jewish Home ad that shows Netanyahu and Bennett side-by-side.Elad Benari, 1/18/2013, 5:44 AM

Likud Maintains Strength in Channel 2 Poll

Latest Channel 2 poll finds that the Likud Beytenu achieves 35 seats, followed by Labor with 16 and Jewish Home with 14.Elad Benari, 1/18/2013, 5:16 AM

Bibi-Bennett Posters Upset Likud

Posters showing Naftali Bennett next to Netanyahu irritate Likud. ‘Jewish Home party trying to trick voters.’ Maayana Miskin, 1/17/2013, 7:14 PM

Poll: Livni Down to 6 Seats, Jewish Home Rises

New survey shows the right going strong with 67 seats. Jewish Home party rises to 15 while Livni drops to just six.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2013, 11:11 AM

Elkin: The Right Could Lose Everything

Likud MK warns voters not to take a strong Likud for granted. ‘That’s how Rabin came to power.’ Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2013, 8:59 AM

Poll: Right has Solid Lead – but 25% Still Unsure

The 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.Maayana Miskin, 1/11/2013, 11:43 AM

Poll: Likud Beytenu, Left are Neck on Neck

Eleven days to elections: Second poll shows the right-hareidi bloc in the lead with 66 seats, but center-left parties still rival Likud.Maayana Miskin, 1/11/2013, 9:51 AM

Likud vs. Likudnik in Elections Blunder

The Likud is facing off against its most well-known support site over controversial ads.Maayana Miskin, 1/10/2013, 12:14 AM

Likud Beytenu Official: We Prefer Lapid Over Shas

The Likud Beytenu would prefer to form a coalition with Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid over Shas, a senior official in the party says.Elad Benari, 1/7/2013, 2:47 AM

Lieberman: I Support a Palestinian State

Lieberman says ‘two state solution’ will guide Likud Beytenu government.Maayana Miskin, 1/6/2013, 1:23 PM

Netanyahu is a 'Zigazagger', Says Shamir

Yair Shamir, who is running for the Knesset on the Likud Beytenu list, criticizes Netanyahu for supporting a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/4/2013, 8:44 PM

Likud Rises as Leftists Vow No Coalition

Likud Beytenu regains losses in the polls, but left-wing parties say they will try to thwart a coalition. Maayana Miskin, 1/4/2013, 9:57 AM

MK Saar: Bayit Yehudi Won't Advance Women

Citing an Arutz Sheva interview, Likud Minister attacks Rabbi Ben Dahan and gender separation at Bnei Akiva.Gil Ronen, 1/2/2013, 8:31 PM

Poll: Likud Beytenu Doesn't Gain, Jewish Home Does

Israelis want Binyamin Netanyahu to continue as Prime Minister but still prefer Ehud Barak as Defense Minister, new poll finds.Elad Benari, 1/2/2013, 6:14 AM

Poll: 'Likud Beytenu' Continues to Drop

The combined Likud Beytenu party keeps dropping, getting just 33 seats in the latest poll. Yesh Atid, Movement both rise.Maayana Miskin, 12/28/2012, 9:39 AM

Expert: Likud Beytenu is the Biggest Mistake

Prof. Asher Cohen: Netanyahu's American advisor misled him. Merger with Lieberman will be the election's biggest mistake.Elad Benari, 12/28/2012, 4:42 AM