Clock Ticking on Coalition TalksAs deadline looms, Likud's major problem is finding a solution to Religious Affairs debate as well as keeping Yisrael Beytenu in line.
Histadrut Chairman Demands Unity GovernmentHead of Israel's workers' union argues unity government is only way to deal with challenges facing and division within Jewish state.
How Can PM Finalize Government?Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu all close to a final deal with Likud - leaving Netanyahu with two main options to concretize his fourth government.
Shalom: Likud Will Form a Government on TimeWith pressure mounting for a coalition, Likud minister Silvan Shalom says unity government is on table if Labor agrees to basic guidelines.
Liberman: Bibi Biding Time for Unity GovernmentYisrael Beytenu chair accuses Netanyahu of biding time during coalition talks to then later go and form unity government with the Left.
Scrambling Likud Resumes Coalition Talks18 days after receiving the mandate to form a government, Likud hopes to finally concretize deals with both United Torah Judaism and Shas.
Likud: We Will Take 12 Portfolios in Next Gov'tIf next government has only 18 ministers, Likud warns Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu, Ayelet Shaked and Sofa Lanver will not be ministers.
Catfight Over Knesset Law Likely to be CanceledMKs Yael German (Yesh Atid) and Gila Gamliel (Likud) go head to head on repercussions of haredi draft law likely to be repealed.
Likud and UTJ May Have Deal Before PassoverWith several positions secured, and Likud likely to agree to UTJ's demands, haredi party looks poised to be first to finalize deal.
Magal: PM Stopped Being 'Heroic' After ElectionsJewish Home MK-elect Yinon Magal continues to assert Netanyahu offered his party nothing in the forthcoming government.
Herzog Denies Unity Government RumorsCalling Bennett 'whiny,' Zionist Union head Herzog says no truth to comments Netanyahu will pass Jewish Home over for unity government.
Bennett: We Will Sit in Opposition If We Have ToBennett tells supporters that if Netanyahu forms unity government with Zionist Union, Jewish Home will work hard from the opposition.
Education Portfolio Sparks Pre-Coalition BattleIn-fighting in Likud between MKs Gamliel and Hotovely for position of Education Minister, while Jewish Home's Shaked also joining the mix.
Rivlin All But Announces Labor to Go to OppositionDuring consultation with Zionist Union, Rivlin hints that should the party choose to serve in opposition, it'll be a 'complex challenge.'
Likud Unequivocally Recommends Netanyahu for PMAs consultations with President Rivlin begin, MK Zeev Elkin, speaking for Likud, recommends Binyamin Netanyahu form the next government.
Likud Angered by Other Parties' DemandsMinister Silvan Shalom argues Sunday senior portfolios should remain with Likud, says potential coalition partners need to be more modest.
Meetings with Party Leaders Begin SundayParties will begin meeting Sunday with President Reuven Rivlin to recommend their choice of Israel's next prime minister.
Litzman: UTJ Not Necessarily Committed to RightMK Yaakov Litzman claims United Torah Judaism would join government led by Herzog, and will sit with any party - except Yesh Atid.
Deri: 'Arrogant' Lapid Wants to Rehabilitate Me?Shas Chairman says he prefers to recommend Netanyahu for prime minister, and will not sit in coalition with Yesh Atid and Joint Arab List.
Israelis Think Netanyahu Will Form Next GovernmentNew survey finds that 52% of respondents believe PM will also form next government, compared to 25% who think Herzog will be given the task.
Bennett Claims: Likud Wants Herzog, Not UsAfter Ya'alon claims unity government possible, Bennett warns right-wing voters Likud is planning an about-face - Likud issues a rebuttal.
Lapid 'Doesn't Regret' Slamming Deri During DebateYair Lapid talks about Yesh Atid's campaign as well as his controversial remarks to Deri during elections debate.
Lapid Won't Join Gov't that Repealed Haredi DraftYesh Atid head comes out swinging against PM Netanyahu and Labor head Herzog, accusing them of trying to win favor with haredi parties.
Deri: We Have a Preference for NetanyahuShas Chairman acknowledges his public wants Netanyahu as PM, but said he will only join coalition that agrees to Shas' social demands.
Lapid 'Won't Play' Coalition Game Before ElectionsYesh Atid Chairman doesn't want Netanyahu as Prime Minister, but won't rule out sitting in a second coalition with Likud.
Bennett: We Need 16 Mandates to Be in CoalitionJewish Home chair warns without 15 or 16 mandates, his party may not be in the coalition and a Palestinian state will be established.
Herzog: Netanyahu is Breaking Israel ApartLabor-Hatnua head accuses PM of diverting attention from main issues, says he will be the one to form a coalition after elections.
Survey: PM Shouldn't Have Interfered in PrizeNew survey shows public thinks Netanyahu should have stayed out of Israel Prize selection process, but will likely form the next gov't.
Ex-Labor Head Doubts Elections Are Coming SoonMK Yechimovich says only Jewish Home is getting stronger in the polls, so no one else wants elections.
Yesh Atid to Receive Education Ministry – ReportAccording to latest updates, Netanyahu has agreed to appoint Rabbi Shai Piron Education Minister
Bennett Off to Meet Netanyahu after Meeting Lapid"All hell is breaking loose – Lapid's game of chicken has gone wrong," says Bayit Yehudi source.
Israeli DemocracyIt is no wonder that so many citizens feel powerless to affect government actions, such as preventing the freeing terrorists or capitulation to Obama-Abbas.