Coronavirus, coalition and constitutional crisis

Canada’s former Ambassador to Israel talks about the coronavirus crisis and how the political mess affects the fight against the virus.Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, Wednesday, 1:38 AM

MK Tamanu-Shata: 'Unity is what we need now'

Penina Tamanu-Shata says of her former fellow party members in Yesh Atid: "They're not reading the political map correctly"103 FM, Tuesday, 12:46 PM

Shaked: 'Netanyahu must keep his promises to the right wing'

Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: "We didn't enter politics to work for the Histadrut"Shimon Cohen, Monday, 4:08 PM

Will Likud offer Foreign Ministry to Naftali Bennett?

Blue & White apparently not interested in Foreign Ministry, prefers Education portfolio.Arutz Sheva staff, Monday, 11:19 AM

Disagreements over sovereignty between Likud, Blue and White

Likud insisting on including sovereignty in new government's principles, but Blue and White opposes move, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 9:06 AM

'Significant achievements' in three-way meeting

Netanyahu, Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi met all night to iron out agreements for unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 7:00 AM

Likud officials critical of Bennett's demands

Likud officials are said to be critical of Bennett's coalition demands, say he 'doesn't deserve' Defense Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 12:10 AM

Olmert: 'Gantz has no political future'

Former PM Ehud Olmert says Benny Gantz has 'no political future,' calls PM Netanyahu a 'con man.'103FM, 3/27/2020, 12:21 PM

Arab MK: 'We'll be a horrible opposition'

MK Tibi slams MK Gantz for joining coalition: 'Blue and White as formed to provide alternative government, he failed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2020, 8:47 AM

'A majority means a Jewish majority'

Head of Nir hesder yeshiva attacks Blue & White for lies, deception in claiming to represent the majority of voters.Nitzan Keidar, 3/24/2020, 2:51 PM

Netanyahu to Gantz: 'Let's form a government today'

PM Netanyahu calls on MK Gantz to form a unity government: 'Citizens of Israel want a government which will save their lives & livelihoods.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2020, 2:39 PM

Joint Arab List to head Knesset committee helping terror victims

Joint Arab List to choose chair of Knesset committee which handles rehab of injured IDF veterans and families devastated by Arab terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2020, 1:08 PM

'Supreme Court is leading us to anarchy'

Tourism Min. Levin slams Supreme Court's Esther Hayut: 'She should involve herself in things she has authority over, not take over Knesset.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2020, 11:07 AM

'Closer to fourth elections than to unity government'

Blue and White officials say no negotiations with Likud, fourth elections closer than unity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2020, 9:01 AM

Supreme Court sets veiled ultimatum for Knesset Speaker

Supreme Court orders Yuli Edelstein to hold vote on new Knesset Speaker - or else.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2020, 3:07 PM

'This week, we'll know who's leading Blue and White'

Min. Tzachi Hanegbi says Israelis will know 'this week' who is leading Blue and White. 'No way for Gantz to avoid making a decision.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2020, 2:53 PM

Right-wing bloc to boycott Knesset debates

Parties in right-wing bloc to boycott Monday's Knesset discussions and votes in protest against Blue and White's behavior.Ben Shaul, 3/23/2020, 2:46 AM

Mr. Gantz, dont let your hysterical partners destroy Israel!

Jewish history is replete with stories of people whose emotional and personally motivated decisions had a devastating effect on the fate of the Jewish People.Dr. Aaron Lerner, 3/22/2020, 4:00 PM

Poll: Likud - 40, Blue and White - 30

New poll shows right-wing bloc with 62 Knesset seats, overtaking center-left bloc.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2020, 2:07 PM

Between a rock and a hard place

Joinng a coalition is not so simple for the Joint List, and much less simple for Israel. Sheri Oz, 3/20/2020, 5:59 AM

'Don't enable an anti-Zionist government!'

50,000 door hangers and flyers urge MKs to oppose Joint List-backed government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2020, 12:33 PM

New poll shows: 61 seats for right-wing bloc

New poll shows Likud rising to 39 Knesset seats as Blue and White plummets to 30.Hezki Baruch, 3/17/2020, 2:05 PM

Blue and White demands Justice Ministry

Blue and White demands Justice Ministry portfolio and 'right to veto' in legal matters, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2020, 1:00 PM

Likud MK: Nobody won the election

MK Yoav Kisch calls on Blue and White party to agree to an emergency government. "We need to unite and deal with the crisis."Hezki Baruch, 3/17/2020, 5:31 AM

Right-wing leaders refuse to meet with Benny Gantz

Benny Gantz sets up meetings with Yisrael Beytenu and left-wing parties, is rebuffed by leaders of right-wing bloc.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2020, 2:57 PM

Gantz: 'Public is sick of hate and divisions'

Pres. Rivlin tasks Benny Gantz with forming a gov't, urges 'as broad a gov't as possible.' Gantz: 'We'll try to form a gov't within days.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2020, 1:17 PM

'Very low chance of minority government'

MK Shihadeh says chance of minority government 'very low,' Joint Arab List will have 'difficult' time supporting gov't with Yisrael Beytenu.103FM, 3/16/2020, 12:06 PM

Rivlin meets with Gantz, Netanyahu

President meets leaders of the 2 largest parties following consultations with heads of all Knesset factions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2020, 8:32 PM

President to task Gantz with forming government

Blue and White leader to receive first chance to form government, expected to pursue minority government with outside Arab support.Gary Willig, 3/15/2020, 6:59 PM

Could I be responsible for Israel's destruction?  

Diaspora Jewry has a lot to answer for - especially now that the election results are in. Alan Silverstein, 3/15/2020, 8:04 AM

Liberman: Form an emergency government immediately

Yisrael Beytenu chair says his party will support government made of Likud, Blue and White, even from the outside.Hezki Baruch, 3/14/2020, 9:29 PM

Sources: Blue and White may agree to sit under Netanyahu

Political sources say Blue and White may agree to sit with Netanyahu, are not looking to form short-term emergency government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2020, 2:42 PM

Who will be the prime minister of Israel?

The Israeli election conundrum is confusing, but here is a brief and succinct explanation. No solution is offered. Frank Mecklenburg, 3/12/2020, 6:00 PM

Blue and White meeting with Joint Arab List concludes

'We exchanged opinions on recommendations to Pres. Rivlin and on parliamentary matters,' MK Tibi says.Hezki Baruch, 3/11/2020, 2:49 PM

'Hamas wants the Joint Arab List in the coalition'

'There's complete quiet in the south because Hamas wants the Joint Arab List in the coalition,' Channel 20's Shimon Riklin says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2020, 2:02 PM

'One of the greatest betrayals ever'

Meretz leader slams Gesher leader's decision not to support minority gov't: 'Inconceivable to steal left's chance at forming government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2020, 11:28 AM

'We'll activate our majority on Monday'

'Nothing is off the table, our goal is that Gantz will be asked to form a government,' MK Ofer Shelah says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2020, 9:16 AM

Israel shedding light on coronavirus?

Gil Hoffman reflects on the impact of the coronavirus on the State of Israel and its politics.The Land Of Israel Network, 3/11/2020, 1:53 AM

MK Shaked: Likelihood of minority gvt. close to zero

MK and former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked describes various scenarios for unity government: 'Politicians need to come to their senses.'Arutz Sheva staff, 3/10/2020, 12:27 PM

Lapid: Best option is narrow gov't with Joint List support

“I admit that this is not the government that we wanted, but it is far superior to the current paralysis," Blue and White leader says.Hezki Baruch, 3/10/2020, 10:36 AM

Is Liberman positioning himself for a leadership bid?

Is Avigdor Liberman just using Benny Gantz to wipe Netanyahu off the political map?Shimon Cohen, 3/10/2020, 9:14 AM

Will the Israeli government be supported by anti-Zionists?

The Blue and White party threatens to form a government backed by the Arab party. Tamar Yonah wonders how low the politicians can go.Israel News Talk Radio, 3/10/2020, 6:00 AM

Rabbi Peretz: 'Shame on you' Blue & White MKs

Minister of Education Rabbi Peretz slams Gantz and other party members for their intention to establish minority govt. with Arab supportArutz Sheva staff, 3/9/2020, 2:13 PM

Blue and White fumes at two of its MKs

Blue and White's MK Gantz demanding MKs Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel support minority government or resign, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2020, 12:40 PM

Israeli journalist: 'Form narrow government now'

Amnon Abramovich calls for 'immediate' formation of minority government relying on Joint Arab List, says Netanyahu was 'defeated.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2020, 11:21 AM

Blue and White concerned Liberman won't join minority government

Blue and White concerned Yisrael Beytenu won't agree to join minority government supported by Joint Arab List.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2020, 9:26 AM

Shaked's message to the left

MK Ayelet Shaked says left-wing majority includes MKs who want to erase Israel's Jewish identity, calls on leftist parties to join right.Yoni Kempinski, 3/7/2020, 11:33 PM

Gantz: 'I'll form a stable government'

'Three rounds of elections ended with definite majority who don't support Netanyahu,' Blue and White chairman claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2020, 9:55 PM

'All attempts to form a government are legitimate'

MK Amir Peretz praises those working to form 'government of change and hope,' says PM Netanyahu's warning is 'illegitimate and dangerous.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2020, 8:36 PM

'They're trying to steal the elections'

PM Netanyahu says he refused to allow Jewish prayer on Temple Mount because the move would 'inflame the entire Middle East.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2020, 7:51 PM

'Three Chiefs of Staff selling Israel to its enemies'

Transport Minister blasts Blue and White intent to form government with Joint Arab List: 'Their hatred of Netanyahu has driven them insane.'Mordechai Sones, 3/6/2020, 1:48 PM

The sheriff

But he’s a winner. Despite everything they tried against him. Jack Engelhard, 3/6/2020, 1:30 PM

Otzma Yehudit wanted to quit the race

Otzma Yehudit received less than 20,000 votes - and seriously considered quitting the race. Rabbi Dov Lior told them not to.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2020, 11:20 AM

Report: Otzma Yehudit cost the right 1 seat

Right-wing bloc would have won 59 seats if Itamar Ben Gvir had withdrawn from this week's election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2020, 8:35 AM

Yuval Steinitz: Outrageous and anti-democratic law

Energy Minister denounces law that would ban Netanyahu from forming coalition: This law spits in the face of at least half the population.103FM, 3/6/2020, 5:33 AM

Moshe and the Israeli elections: concealment and revelation

Building a model world and making G-d’s dream come True.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 3/6/2020, 4:58 AM

Three key observations on the Israeli elections

Learning from the past and how Oslo became possible, looking at the present with Netanyahu as opposed to Blue and White, and planning for a future with a united Religious Zionism.Rabbi Yaacov Meidan, Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion, 3/1/2020, 3:00 AM