Surprising election: The spin of the voting percentage

Jay Shapiro claims that after warning us of low voter turnout, the public flocked to the polls and strengthened the left.Jay Shapiro, 9/20/2019, 6:09 PM

Confused by Israel's changed political landscape?

A summing up of israel's elections shows the future as open to various possibilities, all of them unlikely - but who knows?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 9/20/2019, 5:15 PM

Liberman's conditions for joining government with haredi parties

Yisrael Beytenu chief says he's willing to join gov't which includes Shas, UTJ - if these conditions are met.Hezki Baruch, 9/20/2019, 12:14 PM

Will deadlocked Knesset bring unity gov't - or a third election?

As both Right and Left claim victory, deadlocked Knesset could force yet another election - or a unity government.Mike Smith & Michael Blum, AFP, 9/20/2019, 11:29 AM

Netanyahu's tempting offer to Amir Peretz

Netanyahu's associates reportedly offered Labor-Gesher chairman the Finance Ministry and a host of other things. Peretz refused all offers.Ben Ariel, 9/20/2019, 5:01 AM

Blue and White - 33 seats, Likud - 31

Central Elections Committee publishes near final results of elections for 22nd Knesset. Official results to be published next Wednesday.Elad Benari, 9/20/2019, 3:19 AM

THIS SUNDAY: Free Live Online Post Elections Analysis/Q&A

This Sunday a live online event will be held analyzing the election results and how it will affect the next government coalition.Sharona Cohen, 9/19/2019, 9:30 PM

Rivlin to meet party leaders to choose PM starting Sunday

Israeli president to begin process of choosing prime minister following close election by seeking recommendations from party leaders.AFP, 9/19/2019, 5:00 PM

'Benny, we must establish a broad unity government'

"I call on you - Benny, let's meet today, any hour, any time, to kick-start this move, which is the order of the day," Netanyahu says.Hezki Baruch, 9/19/2019, 10:37 AM

Rabbi Eliyahu: Work for unity now, don't wait until elections

Tzfat chief rabbi calls to work for unity within Religious Zionist camp immediately rather than wait until the next election.Uzi Baruch, 9/19/2019, 10:08 AM

Shaked: Bloc with Netanyahu not a done deal

"We have to make sure that our interests are represented," Yamina chairwoman says regarding right-wing bloc for coalition negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2019, 8:58 AM

'The Netanyahu era is over, he has to go'

Arab MK Ahmed Tibi rejects the idea that a member of the Joint List will serve as opposition chairman.Ben Ariel, 9/19/2019, 6:37 AM

Liberman: We will not sit with the Arab parties

Yisrael Beytenu chairman calls on Netanyahu and Gantz to focus on a unity government. "For us, there is no other option."Elad Benari, 9/19/2019, 5:12 AM

Abbas: We are against Netanyahu

PA chairman says he would be against a new Israeli government led by Binyamin Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 9/19/2019, 2:00 AM

Likud: No reason for another election

Likud responds to reports that Netanyahu does not rule out a third round of elections if he fails to form a government.Ben Ariel, 9/19/2019, 12:06 AM

PA: Ready to sit for negotiations with whomever can form gov't

Top PA official: "Whoever will be able to form a government, we are ready to sit with him or her in order to restart the negotiations."AFP, 9/18/2019, 10:58 PM

There are no big winners in elections but there is a major loser

The day after the election, the key question is who will succeed in forming the next government, and what price will he pay for it?Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 10:52 PM

An election where the tail wagged the dog

Ilhan Omar has every reason to rejoice, as does Rashida Tlaib (D. Michigan), as together, their team, the Arab Joint List, has managed to vote as a bloc, giving it 12-to-13 Knesset seats, A good day for the two anti-Zionist congresswomen. Jack Engelhard, 9/18/2019, 10:52 PM

Trump: Haven't yet spoken to Netanyahu

Trump addresses the inconclusive election results. "We knew it would be close. We’ll see what happens - our relationship is with Israel.”Tal Polon, 9/18/2019, 9:21 PM

Chabad support for UTJ party grows

Chabad hasidim give UTJ approximately 10,000 more votes than the party won in April.Michal Levi, 9/18/2019, 6:21 PM

'Right-wing bloc' led by Netanyahu established

Right-wing faction heads decide to establish bloc of parties, headed by Netanyahu, that will hold joint coalition negotiations.Ido Ben Porat, 9/18/2019, 5:16 PM

Watch: CNN explains election results in Israel

As Netanyahu and Gantz are locked in a tight race CNN reports and asks - can there be yet another election race soon?Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 5:00 PM

Likud MK: 'Only real winner in these elections is Liberman'

MK Miki Zohar says Likud accepts will of the people, but will not join a government without PM Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 3:55 PM

A wind of anti-Zionism batters Israel

Liberman, who made himself a name as a right wing hawk, has lately embraced the secular anti-religious agenda. And militant secularism and Zionism rarely coexisted. Giulio Meotti, 9/18/2019, 3:27 PM

The Israeli election and Liberman’s conditions.

Heavy Russian Liberman is the pivotal figure today, but he is also the problem. Barry Shaw, 9/18/2019, 3:14 PM

Yamina factions to hold coalition negotiations together

Coalition negotiations team will include representatives from Jewish Home, National Union, and New Right factions.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2019, 3:01 PM

Report: Liberman pushing for Likud to replace Netanyahu

Senior Yisrael Beytenu official says Avidgor Liberman aims to oust Netanyahu as PM, have Likud offer alternative candidate for premiership.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 2:46 PM

'Israel's democracy is thriving'

American Jewish Congress praises Israel's elections, emphasizes importance of continued good relationship with the US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 1:23 PM

Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked after repeat election

As vote count continues, right-wing and left-wing blocs effectively tied, with Blue and White holding slim lead over Likud.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2019, 12:56 PM

How did Israel's big cities vote?

Knesset's election results site shows updated stats for how many votes parties received - and how residents of each city voted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 12:54 PM

Live updates: Official results in election to the 22nd Knesset

Final results expected later on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 12:04 PM

Gantz: 'We'll give Israel a good unity government'

Blue and White chairman hopes for 'good unity government' - but does not mention cooperation with PM Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 10:33 AM

Ahmed Tibi: We want no part in the next government

Arab MKs look to flex political muscle in next Knesset - even from the opposition. MK says party may back Gantz as PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 10:02 AM

Liberman: 'There's only one option - a unity government'

Yisrael Beytenu chair says no negotiations without commitment to pass Draft Law, run public transportation on Shabbat.Shimon Cohen, 9/18/2019, 9:35 AM

PA cabinet head: Bibi and Benny is like Pepsi and Coke

Mohammad Shtayyeh downplays Israel's election, says neither candidate for PM has plan "to end the occupation".Elad Benari, 9/18/2019, 6:06 AM

Yaron Dekel: Understanding the election results

Yaron Dekel and Shmuel Rosner discuss the possible scenarios that will take place after the election results are announced.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 5:13 AM

'Blue and White has no chance of leading a government'

Likud MK Nir Barkat hopes that Blue and White will be reasonable and hold coalition negotiations with his party.Yoni Kempinski, 9/18/2019, 4:40 AM

'Israel needs a broad, strong, Zionist government'

Prime Minister responds to the results of the election: All the Likud's partners are committed to going together.Yoni Kempinski, 9/18/2019, 3:27 AM

"Voters said 'no' to Netanyahu"

Final results of Tuesday's election will force establishment of broad unity government, says Blue and White MK Orit Farkash-Hacohen.Yoni Kempinski, 9/18/2019, 2:01 AM

Kan News exit poll: 56 seats for left-Arab bloc

Blue and White has 32 seats and the Likud has 31. Yisrael Beytenu wins 9 seats. Otzma Yehudit doesn't pass the threshold.Elad Benari, 9/18/2019, 1:53 AM

Gafni: We're going to a Netanyahu-led government

UTJ MK: Haredi Judaism won. With God's help, Netanyahu will head the next government.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2019, 1:42 AM

Litzman: We won't sit in government with Lapid

United Torah Judaism chief vows to endorse Netanyahu for PM. "We don't rule out unity gov't - but we won't sit with Yair Lapid."Orli Harari, 9/18/2019, 1:29 AM

Blue and White - 32 seats, Likud - 30 seats

Arab Joint List is the Knesset's third largest party with 15 seats. Liberman wins 8 seats.Elad Benari, 9/18/2019, 1:00 AM

Smotrich vows: There will be a right-wing government

Despite exit polls showing right-wing without a majority, Transportation Minister says Yamina will ensure formation of rightist government.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2019, 12:49 AM

Rabbi Peretz: We are coordinated with Netanyahu

Jewish Home-National Union chairman: We are one people, it's time to unite.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 12:48 AM

Deri: We will recommend Netanyahu

Shas chairman: I hope all the boycotts will disappear and we can soon form a government.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2019, 12:23 AM

Shaked: We need to continue together

Despite announcement of plan to split Yamina into two factions, Shaked says Yamina MKs to work together in coalition negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2019, 12:01 AM

Ketzaleh believes Netanyahu can form a right-wing government

Former Knesset Member Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz says that Netanyahu will be able to formulate a narrow rightwing government.Baruch Gordon, 9/17/2019, 11:47 PM

Yamina 'cautiously optimistic': 'Wait for the final results'

Yamina party's English outreach director Jeremy Saltan says party could outperform exit polls, remains 'cautiously optimistic.'Hezki Baruch, 9/17/2019, 11:45 PM

Likud MK: We’re remaining optimistic

MK Sharren Haskel on the possibility of a third election: I really hope not, but everything’s on the table.Yoni Kempinski, 9/17/2019, 11:34 PM

Yamina splits into two factions

Yamina splits into Jewish Home-National Union and the New Right. They will hold coalition negotiations together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2019, 11:21 PM

'The era of Netanyahu is over'

Joint Arab List chief celebrates party's projected 12-13 seats, lauding increased voter turnout in Arab sector.Hezki Baruch, 9/17/2019, 11:16 PM

Likud MK: There's always a possibility for a third election

MK Yoav Kisch predicts that if Binyamin Netanyahu does not head the next government, Israel will go to elections for the third time.Yoni Kempinski, 9/17/2019, 11:14 PM

First exit polls: Stalemate, Blue and White largest party

Blue and White ahead by 1 seat, right-wing bloc ahead by 2 seats, no side able to form coalition, initial results show.Gary Willig, 9/17/2019, 10:13 PM

Turnout 2.4% higher than last election

Turnout stands at nearly 64% as of 6 PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2019, 10:01 PM

'Low turnout in Judea and Samaria'

Yesha Council chairman says 'last chance' to influence the election result to prevent harm to Jewish communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2019, 8:56 PM

Who will be the real winner of the election?

Gil Hoffman explains why he is Israel’s happiest person as Israelis go to the polls for a second time in 5 months.The Land Of Israel Network, 9/17/2019, 8:05 PM