Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz appoints first ever female haredi minister

Gantz appointed MK Omer Yankelevich as the incoming Diaspora Minister, making her the first ever female Knesset minister.Michal Levy, 5/14/2020, 9:55 PM

Benny Gantz assigns Blue and White MKs ministerial porfolios

A list of Blue and White MKs who've received ministerial portfolios from party chairman Benny Gantz.Hezki Baruch, 5/14/2020, 6:36 PM

Sovereignty not included in basic guidelines of new government

Document includes sections on coronavirus crisis and a promise to promote settlement throughout the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 3:15 AM

Tensions in Blue and White over appointment of Gantz close associate

MK Omer Yankelevitch was placed in the 23rd spot on the Blue and White slate but Gantz still intends to appoint her as a minister.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2020, 6:50 AM

Government formation bill passed into law

Later today, signatures of more than 61 Knesset members will be submitted to President, who will ask Netanyahu to form government.Mordechai Sones, 5/7/2020, 11:12 AM

Netanyahu demands Communications, Sports Ministry in exchange for Health Ministry

Netanyahu reportedly demanding Communications or Culture and Sports Ministry from Blue and White in exchange for Health Ministry.Elad Benari, 5/6/2020, 6:42 AM

AG to Supreme Court: 'Don't disqualify coalition agreement'

AG announces following Likud/Blue & White clarification, no reason to rule coalition agreement or any of its clauses should be invalidated.Mordechai Sones, 5/5/2020, 8:21 PM

Netanyahu: I was elected by the majority, the court should not interfere

Netanyahu: The Likud got more votes than any party in the history of the country. A huge majority wants the government we are establishing.Ben Ariel, 5/5/2020, 4:30 AM

'Dirty trick': Likud buries Overrule Clause

Blue & White and Likud succeed in removing Overrule Clause proposed by Yamina so that Likud members do not have to vote against it.Mordechai Sones, 5/4/2020, 8:35 PM

Chief Justice Hayut: 'People voted for the list and get skipped over'

Supreme Court opens second day of petitions against establishing government this morning. Today's hearing to focus on coalition agreement.Mordechai Sones, 5/4/2020, 4:20 PM

Blue and White MKs to donate 20% of their salaries

Blue and White chairman to remain in his Rosh HaAyin home despite coalition agreement housing clause.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 8:07 PM

Netanyahu-Gantz power-sharing law approved in first reading

Legislation would anchor rotation agreement between Likud, Blue and White leaders in law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 3:20 PM

MK Hauser: Yesh Atid is a left-wing party

Derech Eretz MK: Had we known the Blue and White alliance would include Yesh Atid, we would not have joined.Ben Ariel, 4/27/2020, 4:49 AM

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor Party executive committee unanimously approves agreement which will see the party join the national unity government.Hezki Baruch, 4/23/2020, 12:01 AM

'Netanyahu collected materials on Gantz and Ashkenazi'

Former PM Ehud Barak claims that Netanyahu collected information on Blue and White leaders in order to force them to join government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 6:21 AM

Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

PM speaks to Right bloc party leaders saying he will continue to uphold principles that led bloc in previous government also in current one.Mordechai Sones, 4/20/2020, 10:26 PM

Blue and White: Additional elections if Supreme Court rules against Netanyahu

Blue and White agreed that if Supreme Court prohibits Netanyahu from serving as prime minister, the country would head for a 4th election.Eitan Divinsky, 4/19/2020, 11:00 PM

Blue and White's latest threat

Blue and White says it will hold elections for Knesset Judiciary Committee if Likud does not agree to unity deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 5:26 PM

Report: Likud, Blue and White achieve breakthrough in unity government negotiations

Likud and Blue and White nearing agreement for formation of unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 10:20 AM

Liberman: I will not join Netanyahu's government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman criticizes contacts between Likud and Blue and White.Elad Benari, 4/17/2020, 4:46 AM

Benny Gantz threatens PM Binyamin Netanyahu with anti-corruption legislature

Gantz said that if there was no progress till Monday, he would allow legislation barring Netanyahu from running for office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2020, 6:41 PM

President's Residence: 'Prime Minister Netanyahu has no chance of forming a government'

President Rivlin's spokesman denied Netanyahu the possibility of forming a coalition alleging he did not have sufficient Knesset support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2020, 3:49 PM

Israel's Government - important developments

It is complicated, but the description below explains what is happening in the seemingly endless efforts to form a government in Israel. Frank Mecklenburg, 4/16/2020, 8:18 AM

Yamina: Netanyahu dismantled the right-wing bloc, used it and tossed it aside

Officials in Yamina blast PM over his meeting with Gantz.Hezki Baruch, 4/13/2020, 11:53 PM

Last-ditch efforts to establish emergency government

Likud, Blue and White negotiating teams meet in attempt to agree on terms for unity government before Benny Gantz's mandate expires.Mordechai Sones, 4/13/2020, 7:55 PM

Establish Right-haredi government with Yoaz Hendel and Tzvi Hauser

National camp concerned about unity government, warn without control of Defense and Justice Ministries, 'there will be many more Amonas.'Mordechai Sones, 4/13/2020, 3:24 PM

Gantz and Ashkenazi's threat

Blue and White leaders make clear to Likud: If no agreement by Monday night, the legislation against Netanyahu will be advanced.Elad Benari, 4/13/2020, 5:19 AM

Likud: We agreed to give Blue and White the Justice Ministry

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin says Blue and White withdrew from agreement despite Likud agreeing to give them Justice portfolio.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2020, 6:02 PM

Netanyahu, Gantz, agree to resume talks

PM Netanyahu calls MK Benny Gantz to wish him a happy Passover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2020, 4:10 PM

Netanyahu's capitulation: Right-leaning organizations attack

'Unruly judicial activism in our country jeopardizes Israeli democracy, and this danger must be stopped,' says Im Tirtzu Chair Matan Peleg.Mordechai Sones, 4/7/2020, 5:25 PM

Unity talks suspended

Blue and White says Likud seeks to renegotiate judicial issues after the sides had already reached an agreement on them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 8:15 PM

Report: These are the understandings between Likud, Blue and White

Under proposed agreement, the application of sovereignty would be promoted within 2.5 months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 6:00 PM

Blue and White and Labor decide on dialogue to unite factions

Blue and White, Labor, begin working to unite factions. Ya'alon: 'It's not too late to regret navigational error.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 3:21 PM

Yamina: Changing system for appointment of judges is 'red line' in coalition negotiations

Yamina expresses support for Likud's refusal to cave on reigning in judicial activism, says giving up on the issue is 'red line.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 1:04 PM

Likud and Blue and White disagree on sovereignty, appointment of judges

Despite positive meeting between Netanyahu and Gantz, the coalition negotiations are stuck.Elad Benari, 4/6/2020, 6:17 AM

Netanyahu and the 'art of the possible'

if Netanyahu decides to go for sovereignty and refuses to hand over major ministries to Gantz as the Blue & White head demands, hs other options may actually be better.Dr. Martin Sherman, 4/5/2020, 9:27 PM

Netanyahu and Gantz meet, make progress in coalition talks

Likud and Blue and White say meeting between PM and Gantz was held in a good atmosphere and understandings were reached.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/3/2020, 8:15 PM

Yamina threatens to sit in opposition

Party warns against unity deal which would replace Rabbi Rafi Peretz with a Blue and White MK as Education Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2020, 6:15 PM

Progress in coalition talks

Night negotiation meeting continues until 2am, talks expected to resume this morning. However, unclear when new government can be sworn in.Mordechai Sones, 4/2/2020, 9:28 AM

Gantz: I won't badmouth Bogie and Yair despite what I know

Blue and White chairman explains why he went for unity government: Minority government wasn't an option; I didn't want a fourth election.Ben Ariel, 4/2/2020, 5:57 AM

Negotiations stalled, Gantz threatens

Blue and White accuses Netanyahu of stalling until Gantz has to return mandate to form government, threatens to legally bar Netanyahu as PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2020, 4:03 PM

Yamina officials: 'Netanyahu stabbed us in the back'

Senior officials in the Yamina party accused Netanyahu of turning his back on them after getting support for the duration of his campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 7:38 PM

Blue and White breakup approved

Knesset Arrangements Committee unanimously approves split of Telem, Yesh Atid from Blue and White.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 5:44 PM

The political surprise that no one imagined - only in Israel

Politics even beat corona for center stage as Netanyahu and Gantz surprised the entire country. Shalom Pollack, 3/29/2020, 12:39 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Back from the brink!

The false façade of the Blue & White party was even more friable and fragile than anyone imagined; under the assault of recalcitrant reality, even the fast-drying Bibiphobic glue proved unable to hold things together.Dr. Martin Sherman, 3/29/2020, 12:26 AM

Yamina MK welcomes unity: Gantz showed responsibility

MK Ofir Sofer on Gantz's decision to break up Blue and White: The losers are those who did not think about the good of the people of Israel.Hezki Baruch, 3/27/2020, 5:07 AM

Gantz: Israel must not be dragged into a fourth election during such a challenging period

Newly elected Knesset Speaker says goodbye to Yair Lapid and Moshe Ya'alon: Thank you for the path we went down together over the past year.Hezki Baruch, 3/27/2020, 1:09 AM

The survey that made Gantz dismantle Blue and White

The poll that prompted Benny Gantz to dismantle Blue and White presented a clear indication of the leanings of Blue and White voters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 10:47 PM

'Gantz, Netanyahu succeeded in tearing apart Blue and White'

MK Meir Cohen, Blue and White's first choice to be Knesset Speaker, criticizes Benny Gantz for seeking the position himself.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2020, 8:41 PM

Gantz appointed Knesset Speaker

Blue and White leader voted in as Knesset Speaker 74-18 as his party falls apart.Gary Willig, 3/26/2020, 6:16 PM

This is what unity government would look like

With reports of a unity gov't agreement drawing closer, here's a look at what the probable coalition would look like.Eitan Divinsky, 3/26/2020, 5:07 PM

Blue and White party to break apart

Lapid, Ya'alon request to break off from Blue and White as Netanyahu supports Gantz's candidacy for Knesset Speaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 5:03 PM

Gantz applies for position of Knesset Speaker

Blue and White leader faces opposition from within his own party to his candidacy for Knesset Speaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 3:54 PM

Compromise to allow continued government negotiations fails

Likud and Blue and White discuss possibility Benny Gantz himself be appointed Knesset Speaker to continue talks between the two parties.Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2020, 2:44 PM

Will Blue and White MK be appointed Justice Minister?

Report: PM Netanyahu agreed to concede the Justice portfolio to Blue and White. The agreed upon candidate is MK Yehiel Tropper.Ben Ariel, 3/26/2020, 6:34 AM

Stop this insanity before it's too late

It is not the Coronavirus that we have to fear, but a left-wing government supported by our enemies!Rabbi Abraham Lewin, 3/25/2020, 2:30 PM

Minority government off the table

Benny Gantz realized that he does not have enough votes to form a government with the Arab parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 6:41 AM