'Do not lend a hand to leftist government'

Heads of factions that recommended Netanyahu as PM unanimously decide that a right-wing government should be set up without delay.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2019, 11:15 PM

Levin: Immunity issue is not part of coalition agreements

Chairman of Likud's coalition negotiating team seeks to dispel rumors that law granting immunity to Netanyahu is part of coalition talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/17/2019, 9:21 PM

Yisrael Beytenu: We await answers from the Likud

Liberman's party says it will not compromise on tougher security policy and passing Draft Law.Hezki Baruch, 5/17/2019, 6:40 AM

Kahlon's demands

Kulanu chairman demanding Finance Ministry again, conditions entry into the government on no tax increases.Ben Ariel, 5/13/2019, 3:33 AM

'If recruitment issue remains unsolved we go to elections'

In view of increase in strength to 8 seats, UTJ representatives make clear if Draft Law not resolved, they will lead to repeated elections.Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2019, 8:52 PM

Liberman's conditions for joining government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman reportedly demands defense ministry, passing of original Draft Law as conditions to joining Netanyahu's coalition.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/13/2019, 1:27 AM

Report: Netanyahu offered Foreign Ministry to Livni

TV report says Livni turned down offer from Netanyahu to be appointed Foreign Minister. PMO: No offer was made to Livni.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/17/2017, 1:46 AM

Herzog: There will be no unity government

Opposition leader declares at Rabin memorial he will no longer hold any coalition talks with Netanyahu. Elkin: Good riddance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2016, 1:47 AM

Netanyahu's office denies he agreed to construction freeze

Prime Minister's Office categorically denies reports that Netanyahu agreed to a quiet construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/16/2016, 5:51 PM

Yechimovich: I will fight any move to join the coalition

MK Shelly Yechimovich says she would fight "with all her might" a move to join Netanyahu's coalition.Chaim Lev, 10/9/2016, 5:05 AM

'Netanyahu is using Zionist Union to restrain Bennett'

MK Yossi Yonah (Zionist Union) told Arutz Sheva that there are no negotiations to enter the governmentShimon Cohen, 10/5/2016, 4:25 PM

Is Herzog on the way to the coalition?

Likud source denies reports that Netanyahu asked heads of coalition parties to opine about the possibility of Zionist Union joining.Hezki Baruch, 9/28/2016, 4:46 AM

Hanegbi to Herzog: Let's join hands in Netanyahu's government

Likud Minister calls on opposition leader to join the coalition, says there are no significant gaps between the Likud and the Zionist Union.Hezki Baruch, 8/31/2016, 5:14 AM

Report: Netanyahu and Herzog resume coalition talks

Channel 2 News reports Prime Minister and opposition leader met this week to discuss a unity government. Both sides deny.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/20/2016, 12:59 AM

Coalition crisis over as Netanyahu accepts Litzman's compromise

Netanyahu accepts Health Minister's compromise in the coalition crisis with Jewish Home, which will in turn support expansion of coalition.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2016, 12:59 AM

Will Bennett be fired for opposing Liberman appointment?

Political officials reportedly working on convincing Jewish Home to back Liberman's appointment as Defense Minister.Uzi Baruch, 5/27/2016, 6:14 AM

Bennett refuses to 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 gov't 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

Herzog: '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 government can finally do what we were elected to do'

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

Bringing Yisrael Beytenu into gov't won't impact talks with PA

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

Revealed: Tony 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

Ya'alon's associates: He wasn't offered the 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

Uri 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 Ends in Passing Vote

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

Second Coalition Rebellion? MK Eichler Threatens to Break Ranks

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 When He Was Finance Minister'

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 for Technical Reasons

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

MK 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 Israel-PA 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: Netanyahu's 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 Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious Affairs

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

MK Miri Regev to Bennett: Stop Playing Games, Join the Coalition

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: Netanyahu Refuses to Give Jewish Home Foreign Ministry

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 Coalition 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, Fume Over Liberman's Coalition Announcement

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

Liberman's Gambit: Stroke of Genius or Political Suicide?

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 Protests UTJ Coalition Agreement as 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 After Being Appointed a Minister

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 Community

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

Haredi Party, 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