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Exit Poll Results: Likud With 31, Yesh Atid Second with 18

Exit polls show Yesh Atid with surprise success, taking second place with 18 seats. Bayit Yehudi fourth or fifth largest with 12.Arutz 7 Staff, 1/22/2013, 10:03 PM

Counting Votes: Why Small Parties are Worried

How Israel counts its votes, and why small parties fear high turnout will leave them outside Knesset.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 9:58 PM

High Turnout Starts to Slow

Voter turnout remains high, but begins to drop. As of 8 p.m., over 63% had voted.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 9:54 PM

Satmar Hassidim March, Overturn Tables in Election Protests

Members of the Satmar hassidic group conducted angry protests at polling stations in several cities in Israel.David Lev, 1/22/2013, 9:34 PM

Watch Live Now! Arutz Sheva Election Special

Israel votes, You Watch. Live from Jerusalem. 9:00PM - 2:00AM Israel time / 2:00PM - 7:00PM EST.Ben Bresky, 1/22/2013, 9:02 PM

Israelis Crowd Malls, Beaches, and Restaurants in Rare 'Day Off'

The big winners on Election Day turned out to be the country's malls, restaurants, beaches, and parksDavid Lev, 1/22/2013, 9:01 PM

Elections Official: People are Confused

Senior elections official reports new record of undecided voters. ‘People are unsure while entering the polling station.’ Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 8:36 PM

Samaria Jews in Arab Villages for Elections Day

Jews from the Shomron observe elections in Arab towns in Israel. In one town, reported turnout drops by 50%.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 7:20 PM

Obama's Narcissistic View of Israel

The political, cultural and yes, religious alliance, between the United States and Israel is getting stronger especially during the past four years of the Obama administration, much to his chagrin and frustration. Ron Jager, 1/22/2013, 6:52 PM

‘I’m Afraid of What Happens Wednesday’

Activist Moshe Zar tells Arutz Sheva that it’s not the votes he's worried about, but the coalition politics that follow.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 6:06 PM

Election Help for Confused New Immigrants

Activists help perplexed new immigrants navigate Israel’s elections system.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 6:06 PM

Israel Votes, You Watch. Arutz Sheva Special Live at 9PM

Watch the live Arutz Sheva election special sponsored by the OU Center today at 9PM Israel time / 2PM EST. Your phone calls will be taken.Ben Bresky, 1/22/2013, 5:18 PM

‘Forget the Rabbis, Think of God’

When voting, forget outside pressures and think ‘what does G-d want from me,’ Rabbi Eliyahu suggests.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 4:23 PM

Knesset Hopefuls Cast Their Ballots

MKs, would-be MKs, and Israeli leaders vote, call on the public to do the same., 1/22/2013, 3:47 PM

Very High Turnout in Elections

By 6:00 p.m., 55.5% of voters had voted – bad news for hareidi parties. Likud worried by vote in leftist strongholds.Gil Ronen, 1/22/2013, 2:19 PM

Heads of Parties Cast Votes, Pray

President Peres, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef were among the early voters.Gil Ronen, 1/22/2013, 10:13 AM

Naftali Bennett Votes: We're Starting Something New

Bayit Yehudi chairman and his wife vote in Raanana. Bennett: We are uniting the nation of Israel.Yoni Kempinski & Gil Ronen, 1/22/2013, 9:44 AM

Israelis Go to the Polls

Months of aggressive campaigning, political spins and endless polls come to an end on Tuesday as Israelis elect the 19th Knesset.Elad Benari, 1/22/2013, 6:44 AM

Likud Launches Last-Minute 'Yigal Amir' Campaign

Likud's latest campaign aims to discourage voters from electing Bayit Yehudi because of Yigal Amir's endorsement of Bennett.Elad Benari, 1/22/2013, 5:15 AM

Number 32 on Likud-Beytenu Doubtful He'll Serve in Knesset

Although current surveys have Likud-Beytenu hovering around 35 seats, candidates fear they may win as little as 30 seats.Annie Lubin, 1/22/2013, 4:43 AM

Report: Shas Not in Netanyahu's Pocket

The Shas party may not automatically recommend Netanyahu for Prime Minister and will present a list of 'demands' in exchange for doing so.Elad Benari, 1/22/2013, 1:17 AM

MK to Address Miami Beach Audience on Israel Election Results

Outgoing MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz and his aide Baruch Gordon will deliver post-election addresses to a Miami Beach audience next week.Arutz 7 Staff, 1/21/2013, 10:29 PM

Election Jingles and Songs: From Creative to Crazy

Gangnam Style, Na Nach, Rappin' Likudniks, Green Leaf Holocaust Survivors & more. Israeli Election ads from yesteryear and today.Ben Bresky, 1/21/2013, 10:16 PM

Environmentalists Won't Stop 'Choking Child' Shock Phone Calls

Israel's Green Party is refusing to halt its 'shock campaign,' in which a choking child is heard pleading for an end to air pollutionDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 9:21 PM

Group: Election Day Costs 'Crushing' for the Economy

Election Day will cost Israelis NIS 1.1 billion (about $300 million), a consulting group said - a crushing burden for the Israeli economyDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 9:20 PM

Hareidi Group Pushes, Insults Bennett at Kotel

Jewish Home Party leader Naftali Bennett was attacked by a large group of hareidi Jews on a visit to the Western Wall MondayDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 5:11 PM

Expert: Next Knesset Likely to be 'Disunited and Dysfunctional'

The next Knesset is likely to be disunited and dysfunctional, says an expert on politics and democracyDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 4:19 PM

PA Hopes Syrian 'Red Herring' Discredits Netanyahu at Polls

On the eve of Israel's national elections, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas attempts to discredit Likud PM Netanyahu and affect his popularity. Chana Ya'ar, 1/21/2013, 3:41 PM

Barkat: Netanyahu Has Kept Jerusalem United

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday endorsed Binyamin Netanyahu for reelection as Prime MinisterDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 3:12 PM

Israel Police to Deploy 20,000 Officers to Secure Polls

Israel Police plan to deploy more than 20,000 officers to secure the sites on Election Day following several disturbing incidents.Chana Ya'ar, 1/21/2013, 2:53 PM

Report or Rumor? Netanyahu May Keep Barak as Defense Minister

Channel 10 TV says PM Netanyahu may ask Ehud Barak to stay on as Defense Minister in order to keep Moshe Ya'alon away from the role.Elad Benari, 1/21/2013, 4:44 AM

Bayit Yehudi Fined Over Netanyahu-Bennett Ad

72,000 shekel fine imposed on Jewish Home over its failure to remove ad that shows Netanyahu side-by-side with Bennett.Elad Benari, 1/21/2013, 3:44 AM

Left Outraged Over Kahlon Appointment

Labor, Yesh Atid and Hatnua slam Netanyahu over appointing outgoing Minister Moshe Kahlon as head of the Israel Lands Administration.Elad Benari, 1/21/2013, 2:16 AM

Election Day: Following the Leader?

On the eve of Israel’s elections, the writer ponders the influence of leaders on the public- and vice versa. Yonatan Sredni, 1/21/2013, 12:22 AM

'Internet Filter Party' Drops Out of Election

The Atid Echad party, which advocated the elimination of pornography, has dropped out of Tuesday's election raceDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 12:14 AM

Jabotinsky on Bennett

What happened to the legacy the Likud received from Jabotinsky? Could one imagine Ze’ev Jabotinsky attacking Yair Stern publicly? Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, 1/21/2013, 12:11 AM

Arab States Embrace Democracy – for Israeli Arabs

The Arab League issued a call for Israeli Arabs to vote on Tuesday's elections, in order to prevent the Right from winningDavid Lev, 1/20/2013, 10:36 PM

Bennett Most Popular on Wikipedia

Wikipedia reveals the most-searched people and parties in the 2013 elections.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 10:26 PM

IDF Begins to Vote; Sayeret Matkal Votes Monday

Soldiers from the elite unit in which both Binyamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett served will vote one day early.Arutz Sheva, 1/20/2013, 10:17 PM

Kahlon Appointed to Head Israel Land Administration

Timing of the popular figure's appointment is undoubtedly related to elections.Gil Ronen, 1/20/2013, 8:36 PM

Gimpel: Voters will See Through Leftist Smears

Judge Rubinstein asks Kadima to provide him with video of Gimpel's statements on Temple Mount if it wants him to rule on disqualification.Gil Ronen, 1/20/2013, 8:01 PM

Lapid: I Want to be Rid of the Arabs

Yesh Atid chairman says Arabs don't want peace. All he wants is a fence between us and them.Gil Ronen, 1/20/2013, 7:42 PM

‘I Vote Israel’ on Campus Across the USA

Advocates for Israel in the US are using the upcoming elections to educate their peers about its democracy via “I Vote Israel.”Chana Ya'ar, 1/20/2013, 7:24 PM

Photos: Sailors Vote Early in Ashdod

Naval combat soldiers who are going on a voyage were among the first Israelis to vote Sunday.Gil Ronen, 1/20/2013, 5:37 PM

Elections Preparation in Gear: Buses Ready

Egged is preparing its buses for a high-demand day. Some eligible for free travel. Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 4:51 PM

MK: ‘3 Bandits’ of Shas are Misleading Rabbi Yosef

Bayit Yehudi MK, leading religious-Zionist rabbi in serious accusation: Shas higher-ups are deliberately misleading Shas spiritual leader.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 4:08 PM

Hareidi Elections Battle: To Vote or Not to Vote?

While in most of Israel parties compete for votes, in the hareidi world the battle is between pro- and anti-voting agendas.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 2:55 PM

Jeremy Gimpel: 'I'd be the only US Immigrant in the Knesset"

We need more Anglo immigrants and those here need an MK to turn to, like other immigrant groups have, says Bayit Yehudi candidate.Rochel Sylvetsky, 1/20/2013, 2:19 PM

Archives Reveal: Likud MK, Not Rabbi, was ‘Anti Women’

It was a Likud MK, not Rabbi Ben-Dahan, who proposed cancelling the Knesset committee on women’s affairs.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 1:15 PM

Labor Head: Netanyahu Planning ‘Welfare Hell’

Labor head attacks Netanyahu over his ‘no new taxes’ plan, warns life in Israel will be ‘financial chaos, social hell.’Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 10:36 AM

Bayit Yehudi's Bennett: ‘We Must Be Doing Something Right'

Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Chairman Naftali Bennett says a flurry of attacks from everyone means “We must be doing something right."Chana Ya'ar, 1/20/2013, 10:13 AM

Voting Begins, Soldiers Cast Ballots

Soldiers kick off the elections in Haifa, Ashdod. IDF sets up 150 wandering polling stations.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 8:34 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Slams Jewish Home: They Uproot the Torah

Shas's Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, seeing Shas losing ground, launches an unprecedented attack on Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home party.Elad Benari, 1/20/2013, 5:07 AM

Netanyahu Tries to Slam Bayit Yehudi over Women's Status

"I won't accept refusal of orders and exclusion of women," PM says on TV, intimating that Bayit Yehudi, with 3 women in top spots, does.Gil Ronen, 1/19/2013, 8:41 PM

Gimpel Calm Under Fire for Dome of the Rock Comments

Bennett backs Gimpel after newscast featured video of him joking about blowing up the Dome of the Rock.Gil Ronen, 1/19/2013, 8:04 PM

Livni Attacks Bennett in Heated Elevator Argument

Emotional incident indicates chances of coalition between the two parties are not great.Gil Ronen, 1/19/2013, 7:18 PM

Trump: Bibi Asked Me to Endorse Him

Billionaire says Netanyahu called and asked if he would “do an ad or a statement” to support him.Gil Ronen, 1/19/2013, 6:33 PM