Voting begins in Labor primaries

With polls showing party plummeting to just 4 to 8 seats, Labor Party members vote for candidates in nationwide primary.David Rosenberg, 2/11/2019, 10:54 AM

Tibi: I want to bring down the right

Ta'al chairman says he will refuse to serve in any government, criticizes Gantz.Elad Benari, 2/11/2019, 6:45 AM

Alona Barkat: I'm against a Palestinian state

Newest member of the New Right party presents her positions in a nutshell.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 5:11 AM

Rabbi Melamed calls for united national-religious ticket

Ahead of upcoming elections, leading national-religious rabbi urges Jewish Home, National Union, Otzma, Yahad to form single, united list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2019, 5:09 PM

Unilateral concessions: The latent agenda for the April elections

Despite claims to the contrary, the Palestinian-Arabs, territory and the fate of the Jewish 'settlements' will permeate the elections agenda, lurking below and hovering above all other issues. Dr. Martin Sherman, 2/10/2019, 1:31 PM

Rabbi Peretz about Gantz: We're close friends

Jewish Home chairman prefers Netanyahu as prime minister but does not rule out the leftist candidate.Ben Ariel, 2/10/2019, 5:00 AM

Jewish Home considering running with Likud

Netanyahu will agree to reserve a spot for Rabbi Rafi Peretz on the Likud list and even promise him the education portfolio.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2019, 2:06 AM

Gantz: Netanyahu spreading lies on social media

Hosen LeYisrael party livid after Netanyahu posts quote attributed to Gantz and his willingness to sit in a government with the Arabs.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/8/2019, 10:43 PM

Poll: Likud 32, Gantz 23, Kulanu 0

Smaller parties face political extinction with polls showing Kulanu, Hatnuah, and Gesher failing to enter the Knesset.David Rosenberg, 2/8/2019, 2:29 PM

Poll: Disunity on the Israeli right could cost it the election

If right-wing parties run separately, 17 mandates could be lost. Labor also in danger of failing to cross threshold. Otzma tops Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2019, 8:55 AM

'The split on the right is very dangerous'

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin believes Likud will not be able to allow itself to win fewer than 35 seats in light of PM's investigations.Benny Tocker, 2/8/2019, 4:39 AM

Labor panicking; Alliance with Meretz coming?

Senior Labor officials ask Gabbay to work towards an alliance with Meretz in light of poor poll numbers.Elad Benari, 2/8/2019, 2:40 AM

Poll: Likud - 32 seats, Hosen LeYisrael - 22

Bennett and Shaked's New Right wins seven seats, Jewish Home-National Union wins five seats in Kan 11 poll.Elad Benari, 2/7/2019, 1:09 AM

'We need to take lessons of Gaza pullout, apply them elsewhere'

Israel Resilience Party chairman defends execution of 2005 Gaza pullout, hints at future evacuations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2019, 9:32 AM

The Likud MKs who (probably) won't make it to the 21st Knesset

With most votes counted from yesterday's Likud primary race, MKs like Oren Hazan and Yehuda Glick are likely to be left out of next Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2019, 8:35 AM

Trump didn't endorse Netanyahu, White House says

After President Trump reposts picture of Likud billboard featuring himself and Netanyahu, White House clarifies president remains neutral.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/6/2019, 7:25 AM

Likud primaries: Vote counting continues

With 50% of the votes counted, Yisrael Katz is in first place, followed by Yuli Edelstein and Gideon Sa'ar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2019, 6:56 AM

Today: Primaries in the Likud

120,000 members of the Likud will be eligible to vote and choose the party's list for the 21st Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 2/5/2019, 6:49 AM

Sa'ar: A campaign of persecution against me

Former minister rejects PM's claims that he plotted to take the mandate to form the next government.Elad Benari, 2/5/2019, 4:09 AM

Jewish Home chooses Knesset list

Motti Yogev comes in first, followed by Davidi Ben Zion and Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan. Steering committee to choose woman for third spot.Hezki Baruch and Yoni Kempinski, 2/5/2019, 12:05 AM

Poll: Likud still leading, but Gantz is gaining ground

Jewish Home tops Labor in latest election poll, as party rebounds following loss of party chief last month.David Rosenberg, 2/4/2019, 10:33 PM

'If Netanyahu doesn't win this election, he'll go to jail'

Lapid claims PM framing election as referendum on corruption charges. 'PM will nix probes if he wins - will end up in jail if he loses.'David Rosenberg, 2/4/2019, 7:54 PM

Who are Israel's most - and least - libertarian lawmakers?

Which Israeli parties and MKs back civil liberties and limited government - and which do not? Israeli Freedom Index releases 2019 rankings.David Rosenberg, 2/4/2019, 4:33 PM

Netanyahu: Sa'ar's trick will not work

Netanyahu again claims that Gideon Sa'ar conspired against him. Sa'ar in response: The claims are baseless.Elad Benari, 2/4/2019, 4:13 AM

Livni: I'm running all the way

Hatnua chairwoman unfazed by polls predicting her party won't pass electoral threshold.Ben Ariel, 2/4/2019, 3:47 AM

'Gantz will carry out a mega disengagement'

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin attacks Gantz: He is full of arrogance, thinking it is possible to lead a country without prior experience.Eliran Aharon, 2/4/2019, 12:15 AM

Netanyahu leans on right-wing, religious parties to unite

With polls showing many right-wing and religious parties potentially failing to cross electoral threshold, PM calls for parties to unify.David Rosenberg, 2/3/2019, 10:32 PM

Elections 2019: Ayelet Shaked on the future of the Israeli Right

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked discusses how the New Right will handle hot-button issues like gay marriage and Trump's Mideast peace plan.i24NEWS, 2/3/2019, 9:32 PM

Jewish Home appoints new chief

After Bennett's departure from Jewish Home, former IDF chief rabbi Rafi Peretz tapped to lead the party in 2019 elections.David Rosenberg, 2/3/2019, 7:40 PM

Trump 'recruited' to Likud-Netanyahu campaign

New campaign ad emphasizes Netanyahu's relationship with US President Trump. "Netanyahu: A different league."Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 12:39 PM

'Gantz can bring in another 20 chiefs of staff'

Likud MK David Bitan unfazed by former IDF Chief of Staff, says he splits the left and not the right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 6:13 AM

Poll: Gantz or Lapid to lead left?

TV poll asks the public who they prefer to see at the head of the leftist bloc.Elad Benari, 2/3/2019, 3:11 AM

Ayman Odeh re-elected as head of Hadash

MK Ayman Odeh chosen to head Hadash ahead of the elections for the 21st Knesset.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/1/2019, 10:14 PM

Expert: Gantz's speech an attempt to emulate Trump

Dr. Baruch Leshem analyzes Benny Gantz's first speech: He does not have it.Benny Tocker, 2/1/2019, 6:41 AM

Poll: 28 seats for Likud, 19 for Gantz

Israel Hayom and i24NEWS poll gives Labor just five Knesset seats, while Feiglin's Zehut passes the electoral threshold.Elad Benari, 2/1/2019, 3:41 AM

Kahlon launches campaign: This is a winning team

Finance Minister launches Kulanu's campaign in Ashkelon, in the presence of ministers, Knesset members and hundreds of activists.Yoni Kempinski, 1/31/2019, 5:39 AM

Zehut party launches election campaign

Feiglin: Never before has a party been established in Israel that respects the citizen and his intelligence.Hezki Baruch, 1/31/2019, 3:47 AM

Poll: Gantz gaining momentum at Labor's expense

Channel 12 News poll finds that Israel Resilience Party wins 21 seats, while Labor wins just six. Likud remains largest party with 31.Elad Benari, 1/31/2019, 3:13 AM

Left and right blast Gantz following speech

Neither left nor right impressed by Hosen Le'Yisrael chairman's first public speech.Hezki Baruch, 1/30/2019, 3:47 AM

Former IDF general eyes Public Security Ministry

Gal Hirsch, who withdrew his candidacy for police commissioner in 2015, launches the new Magen party ahead of April election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2019, 3:45 AM

Poll: Left-wing alliance would net 40 seats

United front of center-left and left-wing parties could defeat Netanyahu, new poll shows, with 40 mandates in next Knesset.David Rosenberg, 1/28/2019, 12:58 PM

Ya'alon courting former Netanyahu associates?

Telem party chairman reportedly seeking to have former government secretary and head of communications join his party.Elad Benari, 1/28/2019, 2:41 AM

Jewish Home approves: Committee will elect a chairman

Central Committee approves proposal according to which committee will choose party chairman, woman for third spot on Knesset list.Yoni Kempinski, 1/28/2019, 12:06 AM

Ya'alon's condition

Ahead of the campaign launch of Gantz's party, Ya'alon, set to form alliance with him, demands he not sit in a Netanyahu government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2019, 8:22 AM

Talks between Gantz and Ya'alon accelerating

Negotiations for political alliance between two former IDF Chiefs of Staff have accelerated over the past few days.Elad Benari, 1/24/2019, 5:11 AM

Labor MK compares Smotrich to Hamas terrorists

MK Omer Barlev publishes video in which he calls to fight Smotrich, Bennett and Shaked who "endanger us from within."Ben Ariel, 1/24/2019, 3:39 AM

Naftali Bennett as Defense Minister?

New Right eyeing Defense Ministry, Justice Ministry in next coalition. 'Next Defense Minister will be either Bennett - or Benny Gantz.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2019, 12:34 PM

Shas chief: We'll back Netanyahu as PM - even if he's indicted

Aryeh Deri says Shas won't back attempt to form center-left coalition, even if PM is indicted. 'We are Netanyahu's most dependable allies.'Hezki Baruch, 1/22/2019, 1:54 PM

Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 13, Jewish Home 4

How would indictment against Netanyahu affect the outcome of this year's election?David Rosenberg, 1/22/2019, 9:35 AM

'It's not enough for the Jewish Home to be ideological'

Leading Religious Zionist rabbi says Jewish Home must carefully choose new leader, Knesset list. 'Candidates matter, ideology isn't enough.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2019, 10:56 AM

'Gantz hesitated and did not defeat Hamas'

HaYamin HeHadash criticizes former Chief of Staff who published a series of videos boasting of his military achievements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2019, 3:35 AM

Tent near Netanyahu's home: Build in the entire Land of Israel

Nachala movement sets up tent near Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2019, 3:03 AM

New outline for Jewish Home

Jewish Home activists gather in Lod, decide to convene Central Committee to approve an outline for choosing the party's Knesset list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2019, 12:03 AM

Supreme Court: Haredi draft deferments to remain in place

Yeshiva students breathe sigh of relief as Supreme Court accepts request to push off nullification of draft law until after elections.David Rosenberg, 1/20/2019, 9:09 PM

Liberman: No greater shame than Netanyahu's surrender to Hamas

Former Defense Minister begins election campaign by attacking PM for policies on Hamas and haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2019, 3:48 PM

Jewish Home headed for primaries?

Jewish Home Central Committee does not approve proposal to choose the party's list for the Knesset by Central Committee members.Yoni Kempinski and Hezki Baruch, 1/17/2019, 11:25 PM

Veteran Jewish Home MK announces retirement from politics

Longest-serving Jewish Home MK won't run for additional term, announces retirement from politics.Hezki Baruch, Yoni Kempinski, 1/17/2019, 10:49 PM