Lieberman Airs His Views on the New Government

Former FM Avigdor Lieberman addressed the new government and whether there is still a chance to return to the Foreign MinistryChezky Ezra, Matt Wanderman, 5/16/2015, 10:31 PM

'If Hotovely Not Minister, it Would Be a Spit in the Face'

Likud's national-religious public and Hotovely associates vent frustrations over Netanyahu's intentions not to give her a ministry.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/14/2015, 2:57 PM

Likud Appointments Start to Shape Up

Despite threats from Erdan, Netanyahu has so far made deals Thursday with ministers Katz, Ya'alon, Steinitz, and Akunis.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/14/2015, 1:18 PM

Will the Government be Sworn In Thursday?

After Sunday cabinet meeting canceled, analysts speculate Netanyahu may postpone presentation of his fourth government until Monday.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 5/14/2015, 11:29 AM

Elkin: Don't Expect Major Judicial Reform This Knesset

Without necessary majority, thanks to Kulanu's opposition, major judicial reforms unlikely to pass through Knesset readings.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 5/14/2015, 9:58 AM

Report: Erdan Threatening to Leave Government

PM's unwillingness to grant Erdan's request for interior and public security portfolios may see Likud #2 leave the government.Cynthia Blank, 5/14/2015, 7:43 AM

Knesset Approves Bill to Expand Government

Second and third readings of Netanyahu proposal pass with slim majority.Cynthia Blank, 5/13/2015, 3:34 PM

Netanyahu's Coalition Says it Wants Peace with Palestinians

Coalition guidelines states Jewish people have indisputable right to Israel, and that gov't will strive for peace with all neighbors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2015, 3:01 PM

Last Minute Opposition Jabs Before Expansion Vote

Both Herzog and Liberman accuse Netanyahu's coalition members of putting their own egos before needs of Israeli people.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/13/2015, 11:46 AM

Likud In-Fighting Looms with Gov't Expansion on the Horizon

With cabinet expansion expected to be approved Wednesday, Netanyahu must then find way to keep his party members satisfied.Cynthia Blank, 5/13/2015, 7:45 AM

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

Government Expansion Bill Passes First Reading

Despite delay in swearing-in government, Netanyahu achieves victory in first reading of bill to expand number of cabinet ministers.Cynthia Blank, 5/11/2015, 10:09 PM

Left Lashes Out at Netanyahu over Expanding Government

Herzog claims battle between Netanyahu and Israel has begun, while Lapid stresses Yesh Atid will fight new measure any way it can.Cynthia Blank, 5/10/2015, 2:54 PM

Ministers Approve Motion to Expand Government

After receiving governmental approval, Netanyahu's bill to expand government will move to Knesset for approval on Monday.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/10/2015, 12:10 PM

Bennett Vows: Tzohar Law Will Not be Repealed

Amid rumors of repeal, Bennett assures constituents that law allowing couples to register for license where they wish will remain in place.Reut Hadar, Cynthia Blank, 5/10/2015, 11:09 AM

MK Ayoub Kara Takes Threats Down a Notch

After angry threats against Netanyahu last Thursday, MK Ayoub Kara (Likud) appeared more moderate in interview on Sunday.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 5/10/2015, 10:07 AM

MK Hazan: Left Hasn't Digested Right's Victory

Brushing aside criticism of him in the press, new Likud MK Oren Hazan asserts attacks stem from Left's inability to accept Likud's victory.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 5/7/2015, 8:54 AM

Netanyahu Government Shapes Up as Likud MKs Scramble for Posts

With Likud-led 61-MK coalition of Shas, UTJ, Kulanu, and Jewish Home finalized, it's Likud's turn to battle for coveted ministerial posts.Cynthia Blank, 5/7/2015, 8:11 AM

Likud: National Government Rests on Jewish Home

Moments after signing coalition deal with Shas, Likud moves to next target to complete gov't: Jewish Home and chairman Naftali Bennett.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 10:16 PM

New MK Sharon Gal Attacks Tibi: Don't Preach Morality to Us

Yisrael Beytenu's newest MK, Sharon Gal, wasted no time in first Knesset speech on Monday attacking Joint Arab List for 'hypocrisy.'Yishai Karov, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 6:13 PM

Edelstein: We Are On the Brink of Civil War

Knesset Speaker warns of imminent social crisis at opening summer session as Ethiopian protests against discrimination set to continue.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 5:27 PM

Arab Joint List Chairman Meets with Arch-Terrorist Barghouti

MK Ayman Odeh meets with Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti in prison to 'discuss politics.'Tova Dvorin, 5/1/2015, 9:27 AM

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

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

Regev Laments 'Blackmail' From Small Parties in Coalition Talks

MK Miri Regev claims small, medium parties are holding up talks, calls to change the electoral system to ensure majority is in power.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/14/2015, 1:43 PM

Scrambling Likud Resumes Coalition Talks

18 days after receiving the mandate to form a government, Likud hopes to finally concretize deals with both United Torah Judaism and Shas.Cynthia Blank, 4/12/2015, 8:36 AM

Jewish Home Presents List of Demands to Enter Government

Jewish Home demands ability to restructure judges nominating committee and limit power of liberal-leaning High Court.Cynthia Blank, 4/6/2015, 11:49 PM

Edelstein to Continue as Knesset Speaker

An overwhelming majority of 103 MKs choose Yuli Edelstein to continue in his role as Knesset Speaker in the 20th Knesset as well.Hezki Baruch, 4/1/2015, 4:43 AM

20th Knesset Being Sworn In; Bibi's Most Hawkish Coalition Yet?

Analysis: The next coalition will face an existential threat from Day One. Is it tough enough to 'go rogue' on Iran?Gil Ronen, 3/31/2015, 9:32 AM

MKs Learn: 'There is No Substitute for Hard Work'

Incoming MKs meet with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and veteran MK Amir Peretz for seminar on legislation and law-making.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/29/2015, 12:43 PM

Report: Former Minister Yaakov Perry to Resign from Knesset

Perry allegedly to resign over Yesh Atid's place in the Opposition, allowing Elazar Stern to step in.Tova Dvorin, 3/23/2015, 4:18 PM

Joint Arab List: Netanyahu is an Illegitimate Leader

Blasting Netanyahu's remarks about Arab voters to the President, Joint Arab List alleges his next government will be 'racist and dangerous.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 3:07 PM

Rivlin All But Announces Labor Will Be in Opposition

During consultation with Zionist Union, Rivlin hints that should the party choose to serve in opposition, it'll be a 'complex challenge.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 2:16 PM

Is Netanyahu Trying to Form Unity Government Behind the Scenes?

Likud adamantly rejects Channel Ten report that Netanyahu sent associate Natan Eshel to prod Herzog about possibility of unity government.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Likud Unequivocally Recommends Netanyahu for Prime Minister

As consultations with President Rivlin begin, MK Zeev Elkin, speaking for Likud, recommends Binyamin Netanyahu form the next government.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 11:57 AM

Druze Leaders Demand Non-Jewish Minister in Next Government

Druze leaders will petition PM Netanyahu to appoint non-Jew, such as Ayoub Kara or Hamad Amar, to minister of minorities.Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 11:07 AM

Likud Angered by Other Parties' Demands

Minister Silvan Shalom argues Sunday senior portfolios should remain with Likud, says potential coalition partners need to be more modest.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 10:17 AM

Meetings with Party Leaders Begin Sunday

Parties will begin meeting Sunday with President Reuven Rivlin to recommend their choice of Israel's next prime minister.Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 7:57 AM

Meet the 20th Knesset

A full list of the 120 individuals from ten parties stepping up as MKs for the 20th Knesset.Cynthia Blank, 3/19/2015, 12:33 PM

The Race for Ministerial Positions Begins

Fight for defense and foreign portfolios are the big draws, but Likud candidates are all eager to grab ministerial positions for themselves.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/19/2015, 10:58 AM

Lapid: We Will Fight Netanyahu's Corruption

Lapid blasts Netanyahu for plans to increase number of ministers serving in his cabinet, calls on public to help fight this 'corruption.'Cynthia Blank, 3/19/2015, 9:21 AM

Survey: Likud Pulls Ahead of Labor-Hatnua with 25 Seats

Latest survey published by Haaretz sees Likud gaining in the polls with 25 predicted mandates, two more than Labor-Hatnua.Cynthia Blank, 2/2/2015, 8:40 PM