Rabbi Peretz: We will do everything to form government

Jewish Home chairman says draft law is the issue holding up coalition negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 11:00 PM

Smotrich: We'll form right-wing gov't next week

National Union leader optimistic coalition agreement will be finalized in the coming days.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 10:28 PM

United Right demands separate Religious Zionist units in IDF

United Right urges coalition to rethink combat positions for female soldiers, demands strictly-gender separate units for religious soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 4:21 PM

Liberman to Lapid: When I need your advice, I'll call you

MK Avigdor Liberman responds to Blue and White leader Yair Lapid's push 'not to cave' to PM Netanyahu in coalition agreements.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 5:26 PM

Hotovely: Netanyahu can't be replaced so easily

'Public chose who they wanted, PM Netanyahu can't be replaced so easily,' Likud's Tzipi Hotovely says.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 9:54 AM

Litzman: We are not afraid of new elections

Deputy Health Minister says coalition talks are still ongoing and main issues have not yet been resolved.Chaim Lev, Wednesday, 5:39 AM

Likud, Shas, agree on portfolios

Likud offers Shas Planning Administration in exchange for Housing Ministry, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 1:24 PM

Liberman: Haredim trying to use force and bully us

Yisrael Beytenu chairman slams haredi parties' demand to ban sale of tickets for Biblical zoo on Shabbat, holidays.Hezki Baruch, 5/17/2019, 11:40 AM

Smotrich: We'll make sure government is genuinely right-wing

National Union leader says coalition negotiations affected by 'disagreements' on issues of religion and land of IsraelYehonatan Gottleib, 5/16/2019, 4:23 PM

Netanyahu decries 'impossible' coalition demands

PM says parties demanding positions for all of their MKs, programs that would require a budget the size of America's.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2019, 8:41 PM

Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

UTJ faction demands party back down from demands for positions for each MK, focus on problems facing haredi community.Haim Lev, 5/15/2019, 2:25 PM

Liberman: Haredi parties chose to disparage and threaten

Yisrael Beytenu chairman responds to haredi accusations, says those looking to point fingers should 'look in the mirror.'Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2019, 1:07 PM

'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

MK Eichler says Yisrael Beytenu chairman should concentrate on his voters' needs, stop 'involving himself' in haredi community's lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2019, 10:57 AM

President grants Netanyahu extra time to form government

Rivlin agrees to request by Netanyahu, granting PM two extra weeks to negotiate coalition deals with partners.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 2:39 PM

New coalition plans major limitations on Supreme Court power

Likud, United Right, document includes banning Supreme Court from overturning laws, Attorney General from tying Knesset members' hands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 10:55 AM

Yisrael Beytenu: Tax organizations' foreign funding

Yisrael Beytenu party promises to reduce foreign governments' influence on internal politics, hurt foreign-funded organizations harming IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2019, 9:12 AM

Liberman: 'Good atmosphere' at meeting with PM Netanyahu

Yisrael Beytenu promises not to discuss portfolios until 'basic issues' are worked out.Hezki Baruch, 5/1/2019, 2:56 PM

Netanyahu: 'We are in the midst of forming a government'

PM Netanyahu says he may need to ask for an extension, promises to speak personally with each minister and MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 8:41 PM

Yisrael Beytenu: Our job is to curb haredi extremism

MK Liberman promises not to join coalition aiming to keep Jewish law, says party's job is to prevent harm to status quo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 11:13 AM

MK Smotrich inherits outgoing Justice Minister's office

United Right MK Bezalel Smotrich receives office of outgoing Justice Minister Shaked.Hezki Baruch, 4/29/2019, 3:19 PM

United Right: No compromise on Justice, Education ministries

MK Rabbi Rafi Peretz promises to bring 'huge blessing' to State of Israel, says party won't compromise on Education and Justice ministries.Hezki Baruch, 4/29/2019, 1:32 PM

Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Left-Wing Government?

Did haredi parties mislead Yitzhak Herzog about their intention to form a coalition with them? Zionist Union leader isn't sure.Moshe Cohen, 6/25/2015, 10:55 AM

Shas Coalition Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi Housing

Shas has succeeded in 'rolling back the clock' on many of the 'edicts' from the previous government, its coalition agreement shows.Moshe Cohen, 5/10/2015, 7:32 PM

Sources: Hotovely to Become First Religious Woman Minister

Likud MK set to be the first observant woman to be appointed to a ministry, as Netanyahu reportedly set to offer her Science Ministry.Yaakov Levi, 5/10/2015, 4:19 PM

Bibi 'Won't Take Liberman Back Even If He Asks'

Liberman's surprise decision to bolt the coalition is connected to Israel Hayom saga, says analyst.Gil Ronen, 5/8/2015, 9:17 AM

Lapid Warns PM: I Will Turn to High Court if Ministries Added

Yair Lapid will run to the High Court to stop the government from adding ministries, he said Thursday.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 2:01 PM

Herzog: PM Dug Himself a Pit, I Will Not Throw Him a Rope

Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog insists Netanyahu should not count on him to bail out latest government when push comes to shove.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 1:05 PM

Jewish Home Deal 'Historic' Says Party Director

The new deal between Jewish Home and the Likud is a 'historic achievement for Religious Zionism,' said party director Nir Orbach.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 10:24 AM

Sources: Netanyahu Ready to Offer Herzog Rotation Deal

Just hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced, Likud sources said he was looking for new coalition partners.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 7:54 AM

Jewish Home, Shas Mulling Deal to 'Split' Religious Affair Min.

Who will be in charge of the Ministry of Religious Affairs has become the last major sticking point for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Yaakov Levi, 5/3/2015, 5:16 PM

Deri: I Will Not Accept a Deputy Minister from Jewish Home

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri says Religious Affairs Ministry will remain squarely in hands of Shas, with no interference from Jewish Home.Cynthia Blank, 5/3/2015, 8:37 AM

Netanyahu, Deri Set to Meet: Deal Imminent?

After deals were closed with UTJ and Kulanu, Shas appears to be next to sign onto Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 2:59 PM

Yisrael Beytenu Again Demands Israel Finish Off Hamas

Yisrael Beytenu demands that Israel's new government make it a strategic objective to remove Hamas from its position as ruler of Gaza.Moshe Cohen, 4/30/2015, 11:40 AM

Source: Plenty of 'Jobs' Left for Likud MKs

Likud MKs have expressed concern that there will be nothing left over for them - but a party source promised them at least 12 ministries.Moshe Cohen, 4/30/2015, 10:05 AM

Kulanu: Keep Your Hands Off High Court

Kulanu will not tolerate any attempts to harm the current standing of the High Court, a top party official said.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 9:16 AM

Deri and Bennett Continue to Feud Over Religion Ministry

With UTJ and Kulanu on board, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turns his attention to finishing off deals with Shas and Jewish Home.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 7:54 AM

Report: Bill on Foreign Voting to be Shelved

A bill to allow Israelis abroad to vote in national elections may be brought to the Knesset for legislation – but it may not.Yaakov Levi, 4/29/2015, 9:26 PM

Tekuma: Judea and Samaria Construction is Our 'Red Line'

If Bibi does not commit to massive building in Judea-Samaria, Jewish Home should not join the government, says MK Ariel's faction.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2015, 5:09 PM

Source: Netanyahu Has Had It 'Up to Here' With Shas, Jewish Home

With less than a week to go before his deadline, PM Netanyahu is said to be ready to give up on deals with Aryeh Deri and Naftali Bennett.Yaakov Levi, 4/29/2015, 3:58 PM

Lapid Blasts Coalition Agreement with UTJ

Yesh Atid chairman says Netanyahu caved in to the demands of "a non-Zionist party" in coalition agreement with United Torah Judaism.Ben Ariel, 4/29/2015, 4:46 AM

Coalition Agreement Reached Between Likud and Kulanu

Likud and Kahlon’s party reach agreements in ongoing coalition negotiations. Final agreement expected to be signed Wednesday.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/29/2015, 12:21 AM

Jewish Home Cuts Off Negotiations with Likud

Faction demands answers regarding laws curbing court activism, construction in Jerusalem, portfolios.Gil Ronen, 4/28/2015, 2:34 PM

Erdan: It's Legitimate for Netanyahu to Turn to the Left

Presenting deal to Zionist Union may be only way to curb extravagant demands of nationalist partners, Likud minister Gilad Erdan asserts.Cynthia Blank, 4/27/2015, 10:58 PM

Galon: Netanyahu is Acting Like the Extreme Right's Lackey

Meretz chairwoman accuses Prime Minister of both bowing down to parties looking to limit High Court's power and 'undermining democracy.'Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 4/27/2015, 9:22 PM

Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for Us, for Israel

Education Minister perhaps even more important than Foreign Minister, claims MK Yinon Magal as coalition coalesces.Moshe Cohen, 4/26/2015, 5:11 PM

Shaked: Bennett Will Turn Education Ministry into Top Post

Jewish Home faction chair Ayelet Shaked talks coalition negotiations and Bennett's switch from foreign affairs portfolio to education.Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 1:17 PM

Netanyahu Gets 14 More Days to Form Government

Coalition-assembling continues as Bennett fires off angry tweet regarding Religions Ministry.Gil Ronen, 4/20/2015, 11:28 AM

Bennett Threatens to Stop Coalition Talks with Likud

Jewish Home chairman says his party will end coalition negotiations if Shas is given the Religious Affairs Ministry.Elad Benari, 4/20/2015, 12:12 AM

Shas MK: Government Will be Formed, Despite Misgivings

Shas MK Yaakov Margi is very optimistic that things will work out with all of the Likud's “natural partners."Moshe Cohen, 4/19/2015, 6:30 PM

Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

President Rivlin reportedly working behind the scenes towards a government with Likud and the "Zionist Union".Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/17/2015, 3:14 AM

Unity Government Would Be 'Biggest Fraud in Political History'

MK Shaked says she doesn't believe Netanyahu intends to break his promise to voters so blatantly as to invite Labor into coalition.Gil Ronen, 4/14/2015, 2:24 PM

Sources: Things Coming Together for Netanyahu Govt. Deal

Prime Minister and Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu met with Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon for some three hours Sunday. An agreement may be near.Moshe Cohen, 4/13/2015, 1:16 AM

With Two Weeks Left, Hard Going in Coalition Talks

MK Yariv Levin says Jewish Home and Liberman are wrong when they claim Likud is 'leaving them for last.'Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 4/12/2015, 6:11 PM

Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Parties' Spending

The government hasn't been formed yet, but already rival parties are accusing each other of “ruining” their policies.Yaakov Levi, 4/12/2015, 5:15 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

Bennett: Don't Tread on Me, Bibi

Likud and Jewish Home continue to arm-wrestle: Likud threatens to prefer Labor, Bennett threatens to opt for Opposition.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 4/9/2015, 4:23 PM

Jewish Home: Netanyahu Still Giving Us 'Runaround'

A source in Jewish Home says it appears that Likud wants a government with its “natural allies” - but not with Jewish Home.Moshe Cohen, 4/9/2015, 8:51 AM