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

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

Personality Politics Dominate Israel's Coalition Negotiations

Personality-driven politics have taken over Israel, says Gideon Rahat, and they are doing so at the expense of idealism and ideology.Gedalyah Reback, 4/2/2015, 4:42 AM

Kahlon Raises 'Price,' Now Demands 3 Ministries

Moshe Kahlon is demanding some of the top government portfolios as his price for joining Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.Yaakov Levi, 4/1/2015, 8:14 PM

Source: PM Could Seek Unity Government

A source in the Likud said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was strongly considering asking Yitzchak Herzog to join his coalition.Yaakov Levi, 3/29/2015, 9:42 PM

Kahlon Cancels on Netanyahu

Potential coalition partner Moshe Kahlon canceled a meeting he was supposed to have with the Prime Minister on coalition negotiations.Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 7:47 AM

Kahlon on Finance Ministry: No One Has Negotiated with Us

Kulanu leader pours cold water on reports that he has already been guaranteed the position of Finance Minister in the next government.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 3/26/2015, 4:44 AM

Uri Ariel: We Want Education Ministry

MK Uri Ariel says that Jewish Home plans to ask for the Education portfolio in the new government.Moshe Cohen, 3/26/2015, 1:14 AM

Jewish Home, Shas At War Over Ministries?

Tension builds between potential coalition partners as Shas asks to free Religious Affairs Ministry from Jewish Home 'imprisonment.'Moshe Cohen , 3/25/2015, 9:16 PM

Netanyahu Reportedly to Give Haredi Parties What They Want

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with haredi parties UTJ and Shas, indicating ministry allotment that may harm religious Zionist interests.Yaakov Levi, 3/25/2015, 5:43 PM

MK Slomiansky: Netanyahu Owes Jewish Home Big Time

Did Binyamin Netanyahu deserve the votes of Jewish Home supporters? Not necessarily, says MK Nissan Slomiansky.Moshe Cohen , 3/25/2015, 4:55 PM

Likud MK: We Don't 'Owe' Jewish Home Anything

Jewish Home should not overstate its contribution to the victory of the right in this year's elections, says MK Yariv Levin.Yaakov Levi, 3/25/2015, 3:48 PM

'Enough Blackmail', MK Regev Tells Other Parties

MK Miri Regev says that parties holding coalition negotiations with the Likud shouldn't make excessive demands.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 3/23/2015, 5:15 AM

Kahlon: Don't Listen to the Reporters, Listen to Me

Kulanu chairman denies reports he gave up his demand to head Knesset's Finance Committee in favor of United Torah Judaism.Elad Benari, 3/23/2015, 3:43 AM

Bennett: We Intend to Steer, Not Sit On the Back Bench

Jewish Home head Naftali Bennett is sure that the party will have a “positive impact on the next government, even with fewer seats.Yaakov Levi, 3/19/2015, 1:18 PM

Levin: We Now Have a Mandate, And a Responsibility

MK Yariv Levin said that the elections finally gave the Likud a clear mandate to rule Israel in the way the party felt it should be ruled.Yaakov Levi, 3/19/2015, 9:51 AM

Pelosi: The Israelis Have Made Their Choice

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi 'respects' Israel's electoral choices, expects peace talks with Palestinians to resume soon.Yaakov Levi, 3/19/2015, 9:05 AM

Hotovely: We 'Trolled' For Jewish Home Votes, With Good Reason

The 2015 elections were “a great moment for Religious Zionism,” MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday.Yaakov Levi, 3/18/2015, 7:24 PM

Report: Liberman Already Seeking Defense Portfolio

Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman is reportedly set to demand a high price for his joining Netanyahu's new coalition.Moshe Cohen, 3/18/2015, 6:17 PM

Almagor: Death Penalty for Terrorists as Part of Govt. Deal

The Almagor terror victims group called on Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu to demand a law for the death penalty for terrorists.Yaakov Levi, 3/18/2015, 4:20 PM

Right, Meretz Concerned Over Arab List Strength

Leaders of the Joint List are canvassing homes in Arab towns, driving voters to the polls in order to garner support for the party.Yaakov Levi, 3/17/2015, 12:55 PM

Deri Denies Haaretz Claim He Will Sit in Leftist Government

Speaking to Army Radio, Shas head Aryeh Deri says under no circumstances will his party join a “leftist” government under Herzog.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 3/12/2015, 9:46 AM

Labor Maintains Edge in Latest Election Poll

Latest election poll from Haaretz sees Labor-Hatnua once again in the lead, with 24 mandates - three above rival Likud.Moshe Cohen, 3/12/2015, 9:31 AM

Likud Officials: Kahlon Could Choose Herzog

Moshe Kahlon says he will join any government in which he is finance minister, but Likud officials fear this may mean a Herzog government.Moshe Cohen, 3/12/2015, 8:45 AM

Students Call On Religious Political Leaders to Unite

Students in Israeli Religious Zionist high schools are demanding that the four religious parties running in this election unite.Moshe Cohen, 2/25/2015, 10:55 PM