Netanyahu, Kahlon reach deal ending coalition crisis

New broadcasting authority to be split in two, with a separate entity dedicated to news and current events.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2017, 5:09 PM

'PM behind articles criticizing a minister? Unprecedented'

Professor Avi Diskin estimates that despite tensions the coalition is not falling apart. 'No party has a real interest in elections.'Benny Toker, 3/27/2017, 7:19 PM

'The Jewish Home will always find something to complain about'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says Kahlon needs to compromise, slams Jewish Home for causing additional instability.Michal Levi, 3/26/2017, 11:58 AM

'I won't budge on the Broadcasting Corporation'

Netanyahu lands in China, speaks about coalition crisis.Hezki Baruch, 3/19/2017, 1:28 PM

Shabbat crisis: Haredi position split

Shas head Aryeh Deri promises no coalition crisis over Shabbat construction, causing disgruntled UTJ MKs to weigh their options.Ben Shaul, 9/8/2016, 9:29 PM

Government to set up a COGAT for Israelis

Ministers Ya'alon, Shaked and Ariel to head up new government coordination group for Jewish activities in Judea and Samaria.Raphael Poch, 1/25/2016, 8:22 AM

Coalition head plays down government crisis over Hevron eviction

Despite asserting gov't is not in crisis, coalition chairman says he will not accept 'threats' from MKs angry about eviction of 200 Jews.Hezki Baruch, 1/24/2016, 10:37 AM

Coalition Crisis Brewing Over 'Creeping Construction Freeze'

Members of the National Union say that they are considering their options if a slow freeze in Judea and Samaria continues.Yaakov Levi, 7/19/2015, 4:04 PM

Netanyahu Denies Trying to Split Yesh Atid

Reports are no more than 'pathetic political spin that indicates Lapid's panic,' says Prime Minister's Bureau.Gil Ronen, 12/4/2014, 4:52 PM

Elections to Postpone Police Chief Replacement?

Coalition dissolution leads to legal issue for the police force. A-G: We can't have new security minister, police heads at the same time.Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2014, 4:35 PM

'Now The Crazies Can Run Amok,' Mourns Livni

Newly dismissed justice minister says by sacking her, Netanyahu has gotten rid of the 'gatekeeper of democracy' in Israel.Gil Ronen, 12/3/2014, 10:05 AM

Hamas Hails Coalition Collapse as 'Victory'

Hamas spokesman says the collapse of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s is a sign of the group’s “victory” over Israel.Elad Benari, 12/3/2014, 6:13 AM

Likud: Lapid 'Failed Miserably as Finance Minister'

Likud officials hit back at Lapid over anti-Netanyahu remarks, say he failed miserably as a minister and has 'ugly' political aspirations.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/2/2014, 12:10 PM

Elections As Early as March 2015, Likud Officials Say

Legislation on Opposition bills to dissolve the Knesset due to be voted upon Wednesday - and could see the coalition dissolve by January.Tova Dvorin, 12/2/2014, 11:24 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu Dragging Israel into Elections to Woo Hareidim

Finance Minister says elections are a waste of money which could be rerouted to solve housing, cost of living crises.Ido Ben-Porat, 12/2/2014, 10:47 AM

Yechimovich: The Public is Fed Up with Netanyahu

After failed Netanyahu-Lapid meeting, Labor MK says Netanyahu's government did not have a "drop of ideology".Elad Benari, 12/2/2014, 4:45 AM

MKs Right and Left Respond to Early Elections

Knesset Members from across the political spectrum respond to failed meeting between Netanyahu and Lapid.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 12/2/2014, 1:10 AM

Netanyahu-Lapid Meeting Fails, Elections Likely

Prime Minister Netanyahu sets five conditions to Finance Minister in order for the coalition to keep functioning.Elad Benari, 12/2/2014, 12:04 AM

Bennett, Ariel at Odds Over Future of Jewish Home

Argument erupts in Jewish Home faction meeting over whether to add Tekuma members to the list, leading to rumors of split.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2014, 8:12 PM

Netanyahu Blames Ministers for 'Trying to Knock Him Down'

Prime Minister issues sharp criticism against ministers for 'subversions and attacks' on the government. Are elections inevitable?Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2014, 4:36 PM

Feiglin Urges PM to 'Stop the Political Game', Hold Elections

Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Moshe Feiglin calls on Netanyahu to let the public's vote solve political tensions, as coalition crisis snowballs.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2014, 3:44 PM

Netanyahu Aide: Meeting with Lapid Isn't for Reconciliation

Nir Hefetz says Prime Minister wants some straight answers from Finance Minister. Yesh Atid denies it attempted a putsch under PM's nose.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2014, 9:45 AM

Elkin: The Coalition Won't Dissolve Over Jewish State Law

Coalition chairman says he is open to talks about rewording the Jewish State Law, says it's up to Lapid to change his behavior.Elad Benari, 12/1/2014, 6:15 AM

Netanyahu to Meet Rogue Ministers Monday for First Time in Weeks

Prime Minister will meet ministers Lapid, Livni to see if the government is still salvageable, or whether elections are imminent.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 11/30/2014, 8:38 PM

Bennett to Left: We Will Not Be Silent Anymore

Naftali Bennett tells Left to 'keep calm' after demonstrations against nationalists Saturday night erupt in incitement.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 1:00 PM

Netanyahu: If Crisis Not Resolved, We Will Draw Conclusions

Netanyahu opened Cabinet meeting addressing tensions between Ministers. 'There is no day that passes without threats and ultimatums.'Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 12:24 PM

Shas: We Won't Establish Alternative Government

Aryeh Deri speaks out about Netanyahu offer: We will not form alternate coalition if Netanyahu will go ahead with elections.Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 8:04 AM

Deputy Minister Says Elections Are 'Inevitable'

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis criticizes Finance Minister Yair Lapid for saying the government is "stuck", says Lapid is welcome to resign.Hezki Baruch, 11/30/2014, 5:35 AM

Netanyahu 'Close to Calling Elections', Say Associates

PM Netanyahu is close to making a decision regarding elections, regardless of what happens with the Jewish State Law.Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari, 11/30/2014, 1:27 AM

'Jewish State Law' Vote Postponed - Again

Vote on controversial law postponed for at least one more week; PM to present his compromise bill before original draft advances in Knesset.Tova Dvorin, 11/29/2014, 9:28 PM

Netanyahu's Appeal to Hareidi Parties Revealed

Third report in 48 hours: PM approaches hareidi MKs - who say they want a commitment in writing. 'We don't trust Bibi anymore,' MKs say.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 12:23 PM

Liberman's Campaign: Divide Israel for 'Unity'

FM Avigdor Liberman's election campaign for Yisrael Beytenu urges giving Arab 'Triangle' area to create Palestinian state to 'unify' Jews.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 10:38 AM

Storm in Knesset Over Jewish State Law

Opposition MKs attack Netanyahu over his defense of the Jewish State bill; Herzog calls to establish new government.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/26/2014, 8:30 PM

Livni Torpedoing 'Zoabi Bill' to Expel Terror-Supporting MKs

After stalling Jewish People Bill, Justice Minister postpones debate of bill for ejecting rogue MK from Knesset.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 11/26/2014, 11:24 AM

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett from Becoming PM

MK Amir Peretz submits bill to revert to direct prime ministerial elections - specifically to prevent 'extremist' Bennett from becoming PM.Orli Harari, Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 1:35 PM

Orbach: Left Involved in Feiglin Fiasco

Minister says Opposition escalated Monday's tiff in the Knesset, during which Moshe Feiglin was called 'fascist,' for political reasons.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 9:19 AM

Uproar in Knesset as MKs Call Feiglin 'Fascist'

Opposition MKs verbally attack MK Moshe Feiglin on Knesset plenum; two MKs removed from the plenary after making threats, hurling insults.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/24/2014, 8:34 PM

Crisis on Hold: Jewish State Law Vote Deferred

As Avigdor Liberman tries to defuse crisis between prime minister and Hatnua, vote on disputed bill is postponed.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 11/24/2014, 2:18 PM

Wednesday's Vote Set to Derail Coalition

Tzipi Livni vows to fight the Jewish State bill and may vote against it – forcing Netanyahu to fire her. Yair Lapid has vowed to vote 'nay.'Gil Ronen, 11/24/2014, 7:53 AM

Bennett: Jewish State Law Saves Southern Tel Aviv

Jewish Home chairman says High Court will now have to assist the neighborhoods flooded by foreign workers. Livni: bill 'ruins the country.'Gil Ronen, 11/23/2014, 4:55 PM

Cabinet to Vote on 'Jewish State' Law Today

Tensions high throughout the political system before monumental vote on 'Jewish State Law'; leftist MKs fume.Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 12:13 PM

Hareidim Say 'No' to Netanyahu

Prime Minister Netanyahu allegedly approached hareidi MKs with a coalition deal - but this time, they say they're sick of being 'used.'Haim Lev, 11/16/2014, 7:05 PM

Bill: Expand Hesder Track Active Service to Two Years

Labor MK behind bill seeks to right 'historic distortion' of soldiers' rights, he claims, by scaling back state support for Torah study.Tova Dvorin, 11/2/2014, 8:25 AM

Chief Rabbi Praises PM's Conversion Decision

Netanyahu's move to shelve conversion liberalization wins him accolades from Chief Sephardic Rabbi.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 10/22/2014, 11:08 AM

MKs Sizzling as PM Appears to Move Toward Hareidim, Elections

'Bibi trembles from the hareidim and has succumbed to them,' charges Tzipi Livni after Netanyahu dumps her Conversion Bill.Tova Dvorin, 10/21/2014, 11:35 AM

Radical Bill to Undermine Shabbat Observance in Israel

Yesh Atid and Hatnua MKs poised to raise massive political debate with bill giving local authorities free hand to desecrate Shabbat.Ari Yashar, 9/7/2014, 2:04 PM

Talk of New Coalition With 'Childish' Lapid Replaced by Hareidim

Coalition Chairman Levin warns a coalition change is in the cards, but 'irresponsible' Lapid's party may find itself out.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/6/2014, 8:54 PM

Report: Prime Minister Unwilling to Torpedo Coalition Over Talks

Netanyahu 'unwilling to turn the world upside down' for Bennett. But what does that actually mean?Tova Dvorin, 4/14/2014, 3:52 PM

Akunis: Coalition in Danger from Kerry Deal

Deputy Minister warns coalition govt. faces significant changes due to US pressure on Jordan Valley withdrawal.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2014, 12:05 PM

MK Shaked: Coalition will Last a Long Time

Jewish Home parliamentarian thinks 'peace talks' are going nowhere, but admits the party can be replaced.Gil Ronen, 12/14/2013, 9:27 PM