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Likud to vote on whether to fire Defense Minister

Party's court indicates decision to expel Jews from Hevron building was wrong. Members will vote on whether Yaalon should be fired.Hillel Fendel, 5/9/2016, 12:52 PM

Will Yehuda Glick become Likud's next MK?

With Silvan Shalom's resignation, iconic Temple Mount activist is next on the Likud list - and he tells Arutz Sheva he has mixed feelings.Ari Soffer, 12/21/2015, 1:16 PM

Frmr. ISA Head Returning to Politics on Likud List

Avi Dichter returns to Likud after brief hiatus, says he supports peace deal - but also that Israel should defang Gaza.Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2014, 3:51 PM

Regev: Livni-Labor Deal 'Enough to Make You Sick'

MK Miri Regev is happy over the union of Tzipi Livni and Yitzchak Herzog, because it will 'ruin the Labor Party.'Yaakov Levi, 12/11/2014, 1:26 PM

Netanyahu Secures Victory at Central Committee

Likud Central Committee members approve Netanyahu's proposal to advance primaries for party leadership to December 31.Hezki Baruch, 12/11/2014, 12:13 AM

Likud Set to Vote on Netanyahu's Early Primaries

Likud Central Committee to vote all day on Netanyahu's proposals, which are viewed as attempt to block Sa'ar, as well as list reservations.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 12/10/2014, 10:10 AM

Ya'alon 'Fell Out' With Likud Right-Wing Since Op.

Senior Likud sources say Ya'alon 'a different man' since Gaza war, faces crisis with right-wing of party; chances of retaining post 'slim.'Ari Yashar, 12/9/2014, 7:55 PM

Minister Livnat Announces Her Retirement

Likud Cultural and Sports Minister Limor Livnat announces retirement from 23-year political career when term ends.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 12/8/2014, 6:48 PM

Herzog: Labor Once Again Becoming a Ruling Party

Labor chairman Herzog and Hatnua chairwoman Livni speak about elections - joint party would receive 23 seats in most recent poll.Cynthia Blank, 12/8/2014, 4:49 PM

MK Danny Danon to Run for Likud Party Leader

Danon promises to 'talk Right and do Right' in campaign to wrest control of the party from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 12/8/2014, 12:27 PM

Analysis: This Time, Bibi Won't Attack Judaism

Few are aware that Likud's disastrous 2013 campaign centered on an Arutz Sheva interview regarding the Jewish family.Gil Ronen, 12/8/2014, 10:49 AM

Hareidim Prefer Sa'ar to Netanyahu as Likud Leader

Hareidi official tells Arutz Sheva reasons why Gideon Sa'ar is preferable to Netanyahu as Likud Chairman - 'good news for hareidim.'Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 12/7/2014, 12:53 PM

Likud Central Committee to Set Primary Date

At a special session in Ariel Monday, Likud's Central Committee will determine the final date and regulations for Likud primaries.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Cynthia Blank, 12/7/2014, 10:03 AM

Bennett: PM and I Agreed Not to Attack Each Other

Jewish Home chairman reveals he agreed with Likud that the two parties won't attack each other during the election campaign.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 12/7/2014, 4:26 AM

Netanyahu Reportedly Blocking Sa'ar Challenge

Likud sources say Netanyahu trying to move up primaries, in a move that would press Sa'ar to make a snap decision on contending.Ari Yashar, 12/6/2014, 8:50 PM

Jewish Home, Likud Sign Surplus Vote Agreement

Agreement to swing votes between parties in the event a surplus would help either one, as blocs begin to form ahead of elections.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 12/5/2014, 1:07 PM

Sa'ar May Challenge Netanyahu for Likud Leadership

Sa'ar reportedly considering a run in January primaries after stepping down last month for a temporary break from politics.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 12/4/2014, 9:41 PM

Hotoveli Challenges Kahlon to Back Right-Wing Bloc

Deputy Minister Hotovely calls on Kahlon to make clear his political stance and who he will support in campaign for prime minister.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 12/4/2014, 10:50 AM

Levin Says 'Writing was On the Wall' for Elections

Knesset dissolution was a long time in coming, MK Yariv Levin tells Arutz Sheva, noting that the real issue is a matter of stability.Benny Toker, 12/3/2014, 10:59 PM

The Other Reason Netanyahu Fired Livni and Lapid

Likud sources claim PM fired rebellious ministers to ensure they couldn't use their positions to their advantage during elections.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2014, 6:31 PM

Likud Hopes to Form Large Right-Wing Union

Deputy Minister Akunis says his party and Jewish Home learned lessons of infighting in the last elections, slams Lapid-Livni 'putsch.'Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/3/2014, 11:59 AM

Danon: We Must Return to the Likud Way

Likud MK says that the Likud must not try to "appease Tzipi Livni and her colleagues".Benny Toker and Elad Benari, 12/3/2014, 12:15 AM

'Lapid Failed Miserably as Finance Minister'

Likud officials hit back at Lapid over anti-Netanyahu remarks, say he failed miserably as a minister and has 'ugly' political aspirations.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/2/2014, 12:10 PM

Elections As Early as March 2015?

Legislation on Opposition bills to dissolve the Knesset due to be voted upon Wednesday - and could see the coalition dissolve by January.Tova Dvorin, 12/2/2014, 11:24 AM

Deputy Minister Says Elections Are 'Inevitable'

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis criticizes Finance Minister Yair Lapid for saying the government is "stuck", says Lapid is welcome to resign.Hezki Baruch, 11/30/2014, 5:35 AM

Danon 'Ideological Alternative' to Netanyahu

Danon competing with PM for control of Likud visits party faction and says Netanyahu is 'realizing policies of Livni, not Likud.'Ari Yashar, 11/28/2014, 1:14 PM

Likud Warns 'Coalition Cannot Continue Like This'

Senior Likud sources reveal Netanyahu doesn't want early elections, but likely has no choice given his coalition partners' behavior.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/27/2014, 4:41 PM

Levin Proposes 8-Step Plan to Prevent Terrorism

Temporary legislation formulated by MK Yariv Levin calls for harsh punitive measures against terrorists, their families and supporters.Cynthia Blank, 11/26/2014, 10:47 AM

'We Weren't Elected to Promote Livni's Agenda'

MK Ze’ev Elkin says the Likud is determined to pass the Jewish State Law and isn't deterred by threats of an election.Shimon Cohen, 11/25/2014, 5:16 AM

Feiglin Favors One Large Nationalist Bloc

MK Feiglin says it would be a good idea to have all the nationalist parties run together as one bloc - but only if led by a strong Likud.Hezki Baruch, 11/23/2014, 5:39 AM

Tensions Rise Ahead of Hearing on Likud Primaries

Standoff expected between Prime Minister and MK Danny Danon, amid rumors that Netanyahu is trying to win allegiances.Hezki Baruch, 11/9/2014, 9:51 AM

Danon Hints: Sa'ar Left Because of Netanyahu

MK Danny Danon calls for a “self-examination” in the Likud, hints PM Netanyahu is to blame for the resignation of Gideon Sa’ar.Uzi Baruch and Ben Ariel, 11/4/2014, 4:16 AM

Netanyahu and Danon Compromise on Primaries

PM Netanyahu and MK Danon agree to bring the moving up of the primaries to a discussion at the Central Committee.Ben Ariel, 10/30/2014, 5:12 AM

Date Announced for Likud Leadership Elections

Date for vote on changes to constitution also announced as Bibi seeks to consolidate leadership prior to looming general elections.Hezki Baruch, 10/26/2014, 2:04 PM

Netanyahu: Compromise or Else...

PM Netanyahu to warn the heads of the parties in his coalition that unless they find ways to compromise, new elections will be held.Elad Benari, 10/22/2014, 5:13 AM

Moshe Kahlon Leaves Likud to Form New Party

Former minister officially cancels Likud membership in move needed to start new Knesset party, after Monday announcement.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 10/21/2014, 7:12 PM

Danon Vows to Fight Netanyahu's 'Opportunism'

Likud Central Committee chair charges PM of harming party democracy with early primaries, as elections look increasingly likely.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/21/2014, 5:37 PM

Netanyahu Planning Spring Elections?

Speculations rampant that Netanyahu's shelving of Conversion Bill is meant to strengthen alliance with hareidim ahead of new elections.Ben Ariel, 10/21/2014, 5:15 AM

Kahlon Vows to Fix Cost of Living When He Returns

Former minister reiterates intent to form new party, says cost of living 'needs to be dealt with.'Hezki Baruch, 10/20/2014, 7:22 PM

Danon Accuses Netanyahu of Splitting Likud

Sa'ar and Kahlon's leaving Likud demands soul searching says Danon, who predicts elections in 2015.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 9/24/2014, 2:49 PM

Latest Poll Shows Slight Improvement for Yesh Atid

Likud and Jewish Home still polling first and second place respectively; right-wing-religious bloc would have clear majority.Ari Soffer, 9/24/2014, 1:32 PM

Levin: Coalition Rocky, But No Split - Yet

Coalition Chairman speaks to Arutz Sheva about the resignation of Gideon Sa'ar - and how hareidi parties could replace Yesh Atid.Benny Toker, Tova Dvorin, 9/19/2014, 9:30 AM

Likud Still on Top, But Jewish Home Gaining Ground

Knesset Channel poll reveals Naftali Bennett's party snapping at Bibi's heels with 20 seats, compared to 25 for Likud.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 9/18/2014, 5:11 PM

Herzog: Sa'ar Resignation Shows Downfall of Likud

Opposition leader claims the declaration by Interior Minister Sa’ar to retire from politics is proof Netanyahu must be replaced.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2014, 5:15 AM

Interior Minister Gidon Sa'ar Leaving Politics

Longtime Likud MK, Minister to formally resign after the holidays for personal reasons.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 9/17/2014, 9:16 PM

Akunis Warns Against 'Two-State Solution'

Deputy Minister warns that a “two-state solution” will endanger the security of Israelis and bring rockets to the heart of the country.Hezki Baruch, 9/16/2014, 4:43 AM

Netanyahu: Feiglin Full of 'Good Surprises'

For the first time Likud head Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has publicly referred to MK Moshe Feiglin.Yaakov Levi, 9/16/2014, 12:16 AM

Likud Decides to Topple Hamas in Next Operation

Danon calls for Netanyahu to face his own party, as members call for prime minister to step down and 'find a different party.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/15/2014, 9:45 PM

SA Paper Apologizes for Comparing Tutu, Hitler

Likud member blasts Archbishop Desmond Tutu in pulled article as 'self-appointed destructor of Jewish people.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2014, 5:03 PM

Report: Erdan Serving as UN Ambassador

Communications Minister received an offer to be appointed as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations and is seriously considering it.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 9/9/2014, 3:12 AM

Poll: Jewish Home Number Two Party in Knesset

Israelis continued to express support for Jewish Home and its leader, Naftali Bennett.Yaakov Levi, 9/8/2014, 6:28 PM

After Gaza Operation, How Are the Parties Polling?

Poll shows 'right-wing' bloc would increase from 61 to 69 seats if elections were held today; Arab parties also predicted to strengthen.Ari Soffer and Yedidya Ben-Or, 8/28/2014, 11:02 AM

Danon: Netanyahu 'the Contractor of the Left'

MK Danon warns Prime Minister that he cannot continue to "follow the desires of Tzipi Livni".Benny Toker, 8/7/2014, 1:15 AM

Yesh Atid, Likud Compromise on Force-Feeding Bill

After Yesh Atid threatened a coalition crisis, compromise reached on bill allowing force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2014, 2:14 AM

Rivlin's Replacement Officially Sworn In

MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen officially sworn in as a member of the Knesset, replacing president-elect Reuven Rivlin.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 6/17/2014, 5:45 AM

MKs Welcome 'Dignified' President Rivlin

MK Danon and Lipman congratulate Rivlin over victory, note he 'believes our rights to Israel, and that there should be no Palestine.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 6/10/2014, 7:06 PM

Rivlin Replacement Not Interested in Judea Samaria

Former MK Shama will take Rivlin's place in Coalition after presidential victory; 'not comfortable with Likud position.'Ari Yashar, 6/10/2014, 6:32 PM