Netanyahu accepts Litzman's compromiseNetanyahu accepts Health Minister's compromise in the coalition crisis with Jewish Home, which will in turn support expansion of coalition.
Will Bennett be fired?Political officials reportedly working on convincing Jewish Home to back Liberman's appointment as Defense Minister.
Bennett won't back down on Security Cabinet demandJewish Home chairman determined to ensure Cabinet members updated on IDF affairs after experiences during Protective Edge.
Liberman won't enter govt until at least next weekWith 24-hour Knesset review needed to approve coalition deal, Lag Ba'Omer break makes deal this week highly unlikely.
Likud-Yisrael Beytenu coalition talks resumeCoalition talks between the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu parties resumed after Liberman said earlier they reached a “dead end”.
'Door is closed' for Zionist Union to join gov'tOpposition leader rejects offer from Netanyahu to reconsider joining coalition, says PM chose 'extremist' government.
'The gov't can finally do what we promised'Likud minister close to coalition talks says Yisrael Beytenu joining gov't to bring long-term stability, actualize nationalist government.
Yisrael Beytenu in gov't won't impact PA talksIn cabinet meeting, Netanyahu says he's still willing to engage in diplomatic process with Palestinians, with help of 'regional actors.'
Blair engineered Herzog-Netanyahu unity talks?Former British PM and Quartet envoy reportedly led the failed move to add the Zionist Union to the coalition.
Sources: Ya'alon wasn't offered Foreign MinistrySources close to Ya'alon reject reports he was never offered the role of Foreign Minister if Liberman joins the coalition.
Ariel: Coalition Expansion 'Very Theoretical'Outgoing Housing Minister explains why a budget must be set before parties join - and what the government's direction may be.
Poll: Most Israelis Unhappy with Coalition ResultsMany Israelis displeased with Netanyahu capitulating to haredi parties' demands; surprising confidence in Kahlon as finance minister.
Stormy Debate Over Cabinet ExpansionMKs exchange proposals, sarcasm in overnight debate; bill to expand government passes for second and third readings.
MK Eichler Says He's 'Not Bound' By Coalition DealUTJ MK threatens to rebel if not granted chairmanship of Knesset committee; sources tell Arutz Sheva he never signed coalition deal.
'Lapid Never Objected to Cabinet Before'Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin notes that Yair Lapid's appeal follows a government with even more ministers, quips Lapid's math must be poor.
A-G Expected to Challenge CoalitionLikud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.
ADL Congratulates Netanyahu on CoalitionADL directors commend Netanyahu on success despite 'lively and unpredictable' democratic process.
Report: Liberman Offered Defense MinistryFormer FM reportedly offered Ya'alon's post to lure Yisrael Beytenu back into government; Liberman apparently turned the role down.
Slomiansky: Too Bad We Had to Do it the Hard WayJewish Home MK welcomes coalition agreement but says he regrets the process.
UN Chief to Look for 'Realistic Options' for PeaceBan Ki-moon says he will investigate whether resumption of peace talks is possible after new government is sworn in.
PA Upset over Shape of New Israeli GovernmentPalestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erakat laments formation of nationalist-religious government.
Former Shas MK: Government Will be Short-LivedFormer MK Nissim Ze’ev predicts there will be too much friction in Netanyahu's new government for it to last long.
Herzog: This is a 'Government of National Failure'Zionist Union, Yesh Atid denounce Netanyahu's new coalition, promise to fight it.
Netanyahu: 61 is Good, and 61 Plus is Even BetterNetanyahu, Bennett welcome agreement that will enable the establishment of a coalition with 61 MKs.
Likud, Jewish Home Sign Coalition DealDeal struck two hours before deadline, sources say. Netanyahu gives in on Justice Ministry, but keeps Foreign Ministry.
Bennett Demands: Justice Ministry or OppositionBennett in last minute demand that Shaked be made justice minister; Likud sources say 'lust for portfolios canceling right-wing govt.'
Rabbi Riskin: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.Efrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.
United Torah Judaism Supports Unity GovernmentHaredi party, like Shas, believes Labor joining coalition will help stabilize government, further social causes.
Regev to Bennett: Stop Playing GamesLikud MK calls on Jewish Home to join the government immediately, threatens small parties would suffer in return to polls.
Report: PM Refuses to Give Jewish Home FMLikud sources say Bennett offered Justice Ministry instead; all talks have ground to a halt.
Jewish Home Outraged Over Agreement with ShasJewish Home, upset that Religious Affairs Ministry was given to Shas, plans to demand another ministry as "compensation".
Liberman Predicts Elections by 2016Yisrael Beytenu chairman says a coalition made up of 61 MKs will be short-lived, insists it's Likud's fault that he chose not to join.
Report: Jewish Home to Demand Foreign MinistryAfter Yisrael Beytenu backs out of talks, Jewish Home reportedly weighing demanding the Foreign Ministry ahead of deadline.
Shas, Likud Sign Coalition AgreementUnder agreement, Deri to be appointed Economy Minister; Shas to receive two Ministries and several deputy positions.
MKs Welcome, Reject Liberman's Coalition StatementReactions range from fury to encouragement as MKs weigh the possibilities of a government without Yisrael Beytenu.
Analysis: Avigdor Liberman's Political GambitBy announcing he won't join the coalition, Liberman is throwing down the gauntlet to Likud and Jewish Home - but it's a risky move.
Liberman Won't Join Netanyahu GovernmentYisrael Beytenu to remain in Opposition, Liberman to resign as Foreign Minister. Could it torpedo the coalition?
Yesh Atid: UTJ Coalition Agreement a 'Sellout'MKs and activists demonstrate in Tel Aviv against coalition deal which 'sells out' the nationalist camp and the State, they claim.
Shaked Wishes to Resign as MKJewish Home seeking a clause in coalition agreement allowing Shaked to resign as an MK in order to allow Shuli Muallem into the Knesset.
Ofra Residents Turn to Jewish Home: Save Our TownFrustrated residents plea to Naftali Bennett to stand up for the rights of Judea-Samaria in coalition talks ahead of demolition order.
UTJ, Left United Over Child Allowance IncreaseProf. Yossi Yonah of Labor praises child allowance raise, says it will lift Israel higher on OECD list.
Child Allowances to Increase As Part of UTJ DealCash-strapped parents to receive nearly double the current monthly child allowance rate in 2016. UTJ: It's a good deal.
Aryeh Deri Drops Demand for Interior MinistryShas head convicted of bribery during his last interior ministry stint tell Army Radio he's giving up on the ministry 'to prevent slander.'
Left Blasts Netanyahu Over Coalition AgreementsYair Lapid, Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni criticize coalition agreements with Kulanu and United Torah Judaism.
Jewish Home: Patience is a VirtueJewish Home party urges Central Committee members to be patient as coalition negotiations continue.
Bennett to Receive Diaspora Affairs MinistryIncremental progress made in coalition talks, hours after Bennett also reportedly given Education Ministry.
Netanyahu, Litzman Meet to Sign Coalition DealClauses of agreement being perused ahead of final signing between Likud and UTJ heads, as coalition continues to come together.
Coalition Deal to Stop Supreme Court InterferenceAgreement draft between Likud and UTJ includes clause preventing court from cancelling laws passed by majority of MKs.
Netanyahu to Appoint Bennett Education MinisterAfter coalition crisis as Jewish Home walks out of talks, Likud tells party its request for education portfolio will be granted.
Shas Lists Demands to Restart Coalition TalksDeri tells press conference he won't return to talks with Likud without at 0% VAT on basic goods and a 'social toolbox,' after UTJ deal.
First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and LikudHaredi party UTJ becomes the first to seal negotiations as Netanyahu's coalition government starts to take form.
Jewish Home Anger at Bibi 'Taking Us for Granted 'After cutting off talks with PM, Jewish Home MKs vent their fury at Likud for 'taking us for granted'; 'We're not in Likud's back pocket'.
Did Deri Just Threaten to Abandon Bibi for Buji?Claiming he has not received a conclusive ministry offer from Netanyahu, Shas head Aryeh Deri says he's weighing his next steps.
Kulanu Veto on SC Reform: Will Bennett Fight Back?Conditions set by Kahlon's party mean that judicial junta will continue to rule from the courtrooms. Will Bennett dig in his heels?
Sources: Netanyahu, Kahlon Closer to AgreementPrime Minister and Kulanu chairman meet and reportedly make progress on coalition agreement.
Netanyahu Faces Uphill Battle to Form CoalitionLikud presents two initiatives Kulanu opposes and conflict continues over religious affairs post, leaving Netanyahu with mess on his hands.
Deputy Ministers Demand Bennett ProvideJewish Home's Forum of Deputy Mayors support Bennett's ultimatum to Likud, but also demand the religion, education, and foreign portfolios.