Could a Compromise Deal see Israeli-Arab Terrorists Released?

Official tells Arutz Sheva Bibi taking Jewish Home threats to leave coalition seriously - but would taking the bait cost Bennett dearly?Ari Soffer, 4/23/2014, 1:44 PM

Report: Prime Minister Unwilling to Torpedo Coalition Over Talks

Netanyahu 'unwilling to turn the world upside down' for Bennett. But what does that actually mean?Tova Dvorin, 4/14/2014, 3:52 PM

Yisrael Beytenu Wants a 'Divorce' From the Likud

Yisrael Beytenu intends to do everything it can to differentiate itself from the Likud, said Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich.Moshe Cohen, 4/14/2014, 2:52 PM

Shas Won't Join Any Break Off Coalition, Deri Says

Aryeh Deri of Shas will not join a break off coalition led by Yair Lapid., 4/14/2014, 3:43 AM

MK Insists Jewish Home Won't Remain in Coalition 'At Any Cost'

Housing Minister Uri Ariel reiterates that the likelihood of Jewish Home leaving the government is high.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/11/2014, 10:41 AM

Poll: Jewish Home Stands to Gain, Not Lose, From New Elections

Likud has challenged Bennett to follow through on his threats to leave the government; but poll says Jewish Home stands to gain.Hezki Baruch, 4/11/2014, 9:49 AM

Likud to Bennett: Want to Quit? Go Ahead

Likud officials respond to Bennett's threats to leave the coalition, say that no one is forcing him to be in the government.Elad Benari, 4/11/2014, 3:43 AM

Poll: Kahlon's New Party Won't Affect Likud

New poll finds that if former Minister Moshe Kahlon were to run for the Knesset, he would take votes from Shas and Yesh Atid.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky,Elad Benari, 4/9/2014, 3:13 AM

Feiglin Slams Former MK Kahlon's Remarks, Blames 'Far Left'

Feiglin criticizes former Likud MK Kahlon for attacking Likud's 'extreme right,' says far left's 'industry of peace' takes 10% of budget.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/8/2014, 11:05 PM

Former MK Claims 'Extreme Right' Has Wrested Control of Likud

Former Minister Moshe Kahlon, considering return to politics, laments that Likud has sacrificed 'social sensitivity' for 'rightists.'Ido Ben-Porat, 4/8/2014, 10:31 AM

Shalom to Quit Presidential Race After Harassment Complaints?

Likud sources tell Israeli media that Minister Silvan Shalom's presidential bid will be withdrawn; Shalom's office denies allegations.Tova Dvorin, 3/24/2014, 9:57 PM

Danon Snubbed at Likud Presidium Conference

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu claims decision is not about ideology, as tensions between the two escalate.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin , 3/23/2014, 11:03 PM

Deputy Minister Would Rather Resign Than See Terrorists Released

Danny Danon, in Arutz Sheva interview, declares that principles come before politics - and that a fourth release can open a Pandora's box.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 3/23/2014, 9:30 PM

Peace Deal 'Moving Further Away,' Says Netanyahu

PM says PA's refusal to recognize Jewish state is a 'deal-breaker' for talks; calls for a strong government.Tova Dvorin, 3/11/2014, 1:57 PM

Danon: Netanyahu's Behavior Reminiscent of Sharon's

Deputy Defense Minister says Kerry's framework "is trying to turn us into Meretz. That's not going to happen."Elad Benari, 3/11/2014, 4:43 AM

Elkin: '1967 Lines' Are a 'Red Line'

Likud MKs will strongly oppose any negotiations that are based on the indefensible pre-1967 borders, warns Deputy Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 3/10/2014, 4:12 AM

Danon to Netanyahu: Likud Builds, it Does Not Destroy

Deputy Defense Minister responds to PM Netanyahu, who said that not all communities in Judea and Samaria will be part of a peace deal.Elad Benari, 3/9/2014, 3:56 AM

Netanyahu Admits He Lost Control of Likud

Sources close to Netanyahu reveal he acknowledged ignoring Likud over last two years, pledged to reconnect and 'fix the mistakes.'Ari Yashar, 3/7/2014, 9:15 AM

'Do Not Bow to US Pressure' for Framework Agreement

Deputy Defense Minister urges Netanyahu to 'uphold Likud's values,' protect Israel's security and borders during meeting with Obama.Tova Dvorin, 3/1/2014, 8:52 PM

Likud Party Dispute Could End Deal With Yisrael Beyteinu

The deal that has kept the Likud and Yisrael Beyteinu together since the last election may be coming to an end, Yisrael Hayom reports.David Lev, 2/27/2014, 8:20 AM

Herzog Takes Coalition to Court Over Key Knesset Committee

Opposition leader files appeal in protest of delay in the appointment of a chairman to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 5:44 AM

Deal Between Likud and Yesh Atid

Netanyahu supported criminal sanctions on hareidi evaders of army service in exchange for the appointment of MK Hanegbi to key committee.Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 1:51 PM

Report: Netanyahu May Extend Peres's Presidency

If true, Peres to serve an additional year; presidential elections would then be handed to the people in 2015.Tova Dvorin, 2/19/2014, 1:44 PM

'The Kerry Plan? Don't Worry about It'

Netanyahu confidant MK Tzahi Hanegbi declares to Arutz Sheva that there is no need to be concerned about the US 'framework for peace.'Tova Dvorin, 2/17/2014, 9:58 PM

Former MK: No Land Swap - For Political Reasons

Attorney and former MK Elyakim Haetzni tells Arutz Sheva that Netanyahu will not choose a land swap - so as not to lose the Likud.Tova Dvorin, 2/14/2014, 8:35 AM

Danon Slams PM’s ‘Sharon-Style Fear Campaign’

Danon accuses PM of anti-democratic ‘threats, fear campaign’ to prevent criticism of Kerry plan.Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2014, 1:22 PM

Poll: Bibi, Liberman Could Get 40 Seats

Survey finds ‘Likud Beytenu’ leaders could get 40 seats – but only if they part ways.Maayana Miskin, 2/11/2014, 4:18 PM

Ministers Reject Regev's Annexation Bill

Ministerial Committee for Legislation votes down MK Miri Regev’s bill calling for Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 2/10/2014, 5:12 AM

Caught on Tape: Even Netanyahu Opposed Netanyahu

1999 recording of Netanyahu interview reveals PM called idea of Jews living under PA 'absurd,' and 'another way of eliminating them.'Ari Yashar, 1/31/2014, 12:29 PM

Likud MK Backs Bennett Over 'Jews in Palestine' Storm

MK Hotovely promises Likud rebellion over Netanyahu's 'political acrobatics' in interview with Arutz Sheva.Ari Yashar, 1/29/2014, 3:43 PM

Poll: Netanyahu 'Kadima'-Type Breakaway from Likud is Viable

Scenario poll shows if Bibi broke off from Likud and opted for elections on a 'peace' deal platform, his new party would be the largest.Ari Yashar, 1/29/2014, 3:09 PM

Elkin: PMO Responsible for Responding to Rumors

Deputy Minister: rumors of Netanyahu's statements about Jews in a Palestinian State demand a harsh response.Tova Dvorin, 1/27/2014, 11:29 PM

'Likud MKs Critical of Netanyahu Can Leave Govt.'

Source in Netanyahu's office says Likud MKs opposing proposal to put PA over Jews can quit, adds Bennett can leave too.Ari Yashar, 1/27/2014, 12:31 PM

Levin Warns Coalition In Danger of Break-Up

Coalition chair announces coalition likely to be replaced soon, comes as Likud MKs plan to 'rebel' against concessions.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2014, 11:12 AM

Report: Likud Nationalists Planning ‘Rebellion’

MKs Hotovely, Elkin, among those reportedly planning to defy Netanyahu in case of land concessions.Maayana Miskin, 1/21/2014, 11:13 PM

MK Hotovely: 'Deal" Would Mean End of the Likud

Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely said that if her party's leader attempted to strongarm concessions, it would be the end of the party.David Lev, 1/19/2014, 11:01 PM

MK Hotovely: Ya'alon Shouldn't Have Apologized to Kerry

MK Tzipi Hotovely rips into Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's apology, says Israel should not bow to US pressure.Tova Dvorin, 1/15/2014, 5:07 PM

Danon Warns: Referendum Idea is Dangerous

Dep. Defense Minister says nationalists are wrong to rely on the promise that no land will be ceded without a referendum.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2014, 1:29 PM

Danon: 'Jordan Valley Annexation Part of Likud Party Platform'

At Likud party meeting, Dep. Defense Minister says Jordan Valley belongs to Israel, calls on gov't to oppose US pressure.Ari Yashar, 12/30/2013, 5:44 PM

Report: Amsalem Could Join the Likud

Rabbi Haim Amsalem, chairman of the Am Shalem movement, has been holding what are termed “intense discussions” with the Likud, reports say.David Lev, 12/29/2013, 5:27 PM

Feiglin Attacks Jewish Home, Own Party Over Gay Marriage

Feiglin again only nationalist camp MK to vote against controversial bill, this time one giving same-sex couples tax break.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2013, 2:12 PM

Lawmaker Admits: Likud’s Small Size a Challenge

The Likud party’s ‘unprecedented’ attempt to rule with just 1 of every 6 Knesset seats poses a challenge, says MK Levin.Maayana Miskin, 12/19/2013, 12:11 PM

Deri: 'Nationalist' Government Abandoned Jerusalem

Shas chairman slams Likud and Jewish Home for absence during a vote on a bill prohibiting negotiations over Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/19/2013, 4:38 AM

Likud Postpones Vote on Merger with Yisrael Beytenu

Netanyahu convinces internal Likud court to prevent a vote on ending the partnership with Yisrael Beytenu.Elad Benari, 12/19/2013, 12:10 AM

Attorney General Will Not Appeal Liberman Acquittal

Justice ministry officially announces decision to uphold court ruling, confirms rumors that Weinstein defied calls for an appeal.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2013, 5:40 PM

Likud Central Committee May Veto Union with Yisrael Beytenu

The Likud Central Committee, which will convene on Wednesday, may veto a future union with Liberman’s party.Elad Benari, 12/18/2013, 2:41 AM

Report: Likud Officials Fed Up with Lapid

Senior Likud members are fed up with the behavior of Yesh Atid and are hinting that there will be changes in the coalition if this keeps up.Elad Benari, 12/16/2013, 2:15 AM

Likud MK Moshe Kahlon to Form New Political Party in 2017

MK said to be forming new Center-Left party, a la Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid.Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2013, 10:28 AM

Akunis: If Kerry is Optimistic, Then We Must Be Very Worried

Likud MK responds to remarks from John Kerry praising talks, reports that pressure is on to cede control of Jordan Valley.Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2013, 7:52 PM

Actor and Comedian Sefi Rivlin Dies at 66

Sefi Rivlin, one of Israel's most successful comedians and a longtime member of the Likud party, dies at 66 of throat cancer.Elad Benari, 12/3/2013, 11:33 PM

PM: Deal Would Have Been Much Worse Without Us

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says lobbying had an impact; Israeli team will have an opportunity to weigh in on the deal with Iran.David Lev, 11/25/2013, 4:17 PM

Yisrael Beytenu and Likud to Continue Cooperation

Yisrael Beytenu conference decides to continue cooperation with the Likud, postpones decision on a formal merger.Elad Benari, 11/25/2013, 4:46 AM

Yisrael Beytenu Weighs Future with Likud

Yisrael Beytenu to decide Sunday whether to continue its alliance with Likud.Maayana Miskin, 11/24/2013, 11:30 AM

Begin's Former Chief of Staff Dies at 90

Yehiel Kadishai, who served as a personal aide to former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, died Saturday from a heart attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2013, 2:27 AM

Demonstration in Afula: 'Jewish Blood is Not Cheap'

Group demonstrates at Afula Central Bus Station in response to murder of IDF soldier Eden Atias; MKs call for end to talks with PA.Tova Dvorin, 11/13/2013, 5:26 PM

Sa'ar: Israel Will Not Buckle Under External Pressure

Minister of Internal Affairs vows to rebuff Palestinian Arab campaign to get international support for BDS actions against Israel.Tova Dvorin, 11/4/2013, 6:06 PM

Judge Bans Likud Ad for Offending Muslims

Likud ad pledging to end noisy Muslim prayers in early morning is nixed for offensive content.Maayana Miskin, 10/18/2013, 10:17 AM