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Bennett won't back down on Security Cabinet demand

Jewish Home chairman determined to ensure Cabinet members updated on IDF affairs after experiences during Protective Edge.Uzi Baruch, 5/24/2016, 9:46 PM

Liberman won't enter govt until at least next week

With 24-hour Knesset review needed to approve coalition deal, Lag Ba'Omer break makes deal this week highly unlikely.Hezki Baruch, 5/24/2016, 6:51 PM

Likud-Yisrael Beytenu coalition talks resume

Coalition talks between the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu parties resumed after Liberman said earlier they reached a “dead end”.Chaim Lev, 5/24/2016, 12:16 AM

'Door is closed' for Zionist Union to join gov't

Opposition leader rejects offer from Netanyahu to reconsider joining coalition, says PM chose 'extremist' government.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 9:22 AM

'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.Nitsan Keidar, 5/22/2016, 12:21 PM

Yisrael Beytenu in gov't won't impact PA talks

In cabinet meeting, Netanyahu says he's still willing to engage in diplomatic process with Palestinians, with help of 'regional actors.'Ari Soffer, 5/22/2016, 12:10 PM

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.Ben Ariel, 5/19/2016, 6:15 AM

Sources: Ya'alon wasn't offered Foreign Ministry

Sources close to Ya'alon reject reports he was never offered the role of Foreign Minister if Liberman joins the coalition.Elad Benari, 5/19/2016, 4:46 AM

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.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2015, 4:05 PM

Poll: Most Israelis Unhappy with Coalition Results

Many Israelis displeased with Netanyahu capitulating to haredi parties' demands; surprising confidence in Kahlon as finance minister.Tova Dvorin, 5/12/2015, 3:21 PM

Stormy Debate Over Cabinet Expansion

MKs exchange proposals, sarcasm in overnight debate; bill to expand government passes for second and third readings.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 5/12/2015, 9:25 AM

MK Eichler Says He's 'Not Bound' By Coalition Deal

UTJ MK threatens to rebel if not granted chairmanship of Knesset committee; sources tell Arutz Sheva he never signed coalition deal.Haim Lev and Ari Soffer, 5/11/2015, 10:20 AM

'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.Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2015, 8:09 AM

A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition

Likud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 10:31 AM

ADL Congratulates Netanyahu on Coalition

ADL directors commend Netanyahu on success despite 'lively and unpredictable' democratic process.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2015, 10:54 PM

Report: Liberman Offered Defense Ministry

Former FM reportedly offered Ya'alon's post to lure Yisrael Beytenu back into government; Liberman apparently turned the role down.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2015, 8:39 PM

Slomiansky: Too Bad We Had to Do it the Hard Way

Jewish Home MK welcomes coalition agreement but says he regrets the process.Benny Toker, 5/8/2015, 6:14 AM

UN Chief to Look for 'Realistic Options' for Peace

Ban Ki-moon says he will investigate whether resumption of peace talks is possible after new government is sworn in.Elad Benari, 5/8/2015, 3:15 AM

PA Upset over Shape of New Israeli Government

Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erakat laments formation of nationalist-religious government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2015, 11:17 AM

Former Shas MK: Government Will be Short-Lived

Former MK Nissim Ze’ev predicts there will be too much friction in Netanyahu's new government for it to last long.Benny Toker, 5/7/2015, 6:14 AM

Herzog: This is a 'Government of National Failure'

Zionist Union, Yesh Atid denounce Netanyahu's new coalition, promise to fight it.Elad Benari, 5/7/2015, 3:16 AM

Netanyahu: 61 is Good, and 61 Plus is Even Better

Netanyahu, Bennett welcome agreement that will enable the establishment of a coalition with 61 MKs.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 5/6/2015, 11:39 PM

Likud, Jewish Home Sign Coalition Deal

Deal struck two hours before deadline, sources say. Netanyahu gives in on Justice Ministry, but keeps Foreign Ministry.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2015, 10:49 PM

Bennett Demands: Justice Ministry or Opposition

Bennett in last minute demand that Shaked be made justice minister; Likud sources say 'lust for portfolios canceling right-wing govt.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/5/2015, 8:22 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2015, 3:46 PM

United Torah Judaism Supports Unity Government

Haredi party, like Shas, believes Labor joining coalition will help stabilize government, further social causes.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 3:01 PM

Regev to Bennett: Stop Playing Games

Likud MK calls on Jewish Home to join the government immediately, threatens small parties would suffer in return to polls.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 1:55 PM

Report: PM Refuses to Give Jewish Home FM

Likud sources say Bennett offered Justice Ministry instead; all talks have ground to a halt.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 11:06 AM

Jewish Home Outraged Over Agreement with Shas

Jewish Home, upset that Religious Affairs Ministry was given to Shas, plans to demand another ministry as "compensation".Hezki Baruch and Ido Ben Porat, 5/5/2015, 3:15 AM

Liberman Predicts Elections by 2016

Yisrael 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.Elad Benari, 5/5/2015, 1:14 AM

Report: Jewish Home to Demand Foreign Ministry

After Yisrael Beytenu backs out of talks, Jewish Home reportedly weighing demanding the Foreign Ministry ahead of deadline.Tova Dvorin and Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 10:58 PM

Shas, Likud Sign Coalition Agreement

Under agreement, Deri to be appointed Economy Minister; Shas to receive two Ministries and several deputy positions.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 9:47 PM

MKs Welcome, Reject Liberman's Coalition Statement

Reactions range from fury to encouragement as MKs weigh the possibilities of a government without Yisrael Beytenu.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 7:33 PM

Analysis: Avigdor Liberman's Political Gambit

By announcing he won't join the coalition, Liberman is throwing down the gauntlet to Likud and Jewish Home - but it's a risky move.Ari Soffer, 5/4/2015, 6:18 PM

Liberman Won't Join Netanyahu Government

Yisrael Beytenu to remain in Opposition, Liberman to resign as Foreign Minister. Could it torpedo the coalition?Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 5/4/2015, 3:35 PM

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.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/1/2015, 12:34 PM

Shaked Wishes to Resign as MK

Jewish Home seeking a clause in coalition agreement allowing Shaked to resign as an MK in order to allow Shuli Muallem into the Knesset.Ido Ben Porat, 5/1/2015, 4:14 AM

Ofra Residents Turn to Jewish Home: Save Our Town

Frustrated residents plea to Naftali Bennett to stand up for the rights of Judea-Samaria in coalition talks ahead of demolition order.Ornit Etzer, 4/30/2015, 11:02 PM

UTJ, Left United Over Child Allowance Increase

Prof. Yossi Yonah of Labor praises child allowance raise, says it will lift Israel higher on OECD list.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2015, 9:47 PM

Child Allowances to Increase As Part of UTJ Deal

Cash-strapped parents to receive nearly double the current monthly child allowance rate in 2016. UTJ: It's a good deal.Tova Dvorin, 4/30/2015, 8:36 PM

Aryeh Deri Drops Demand for Interior Ministry

Shas head convicted of bribery during his last interior ministry stint tell Army Radio he's giving up on the ministry 'to prevent slander.'Yedidyah Ben Or, 4/30/2015, 9:48 AM

Left Blasts Netanyahu Over Coalition Agreements

Yair Lapid, Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni criticize coalition agreements with Kulanu and United Torah Judaism.Elad Benari, 4/30/2015, 5:44 AM

Jewish Home: Patience is a Virtue

Jewish Home party urges Central Committee members to be patient as coalition negotiations continue.Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2015, 1:15 AM

Bennett to Receive Diaspora Affairs Ministry

Incremental progress made in coalition talks, hours after Bennett also reportedly given Education Ministry.Hezki Baruch, 4/29/2015, 7:51 PM

Netanyahu, Litzman Meet to Sign Coalition Deal

Clauses of agreement being perused ahead of final signing between Likud and UTJ heads, as coalition continues to come together.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 2:52 PM

Coalition Deal to Stop Supreme Court Interference

Agreement draft between Likud and UTJ includes clause preventing court from cancelling laws passed by majority of MKs.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 8:15 AM

Netanyahu to Appoint Bennett Education Minister

After coalition crisis as Jewish Home walks out of talks, Likud tells party its request for education portfolio will be granted.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/28/2015, 9:38 PM

Shas Lists Demands to Restart Coalition Talks

Deri 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.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 8:10 PM

First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and Likud

Haredi party UTJ becomes the first to seal negotiations as Netanyahu's coalition government starts to take form.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 5:55 PM

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'.Ari Soffer and Hezki Baruch, 4/28/2015, 5:24 PM

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.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 11:42 AM

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?Gil Ronen, 4/21/2015, 8:16 AM

Sources: Netanyahu, Kahlon Closer to Agreement

Prime Minister and Kulanu chairman meet and reportedly make progress on coalition agreement.Elad Benari, 4/21/2015, 6:12 AM

Netanyahu Faces Uphill Battle to Form Coalition

Likud presents two initiatives Kulanu opposes and conflict continues over religious affairs post, leaving Netanyahu with mess on his hands.Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 10:58 PM

Deputy Ministers Demand Bennett Provide

Jewish Home's Forum of Deputy Mayors support Bennett's ultimatum to Likud, but also demand the religion, education, and foreign portfolios.Hezi Ezra, Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 4:41 PM

Bennett May Receive Intelligence Portfolio

Netanyahu looks ready to present Rivlin with rough outline of government as he seeks two-week extension to form a coalition.Gil Ronen, Shimon Cohen, 4/19/2015, 8:39 AM

Report: Likud and UTJ Deal On the Rocks

UTJ source tells Arutz Sheva that Likud has retracted prior agreements to repeal criminal sanctions from Enlistment Law.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/19/2015, 7:46 AM