Poll: Right-wing bloc regains majority - but Likud still in 2nd

Latest poll by Midgam, which had projected left-Arab bloc to win majority in Knesset, now shows right-religious bloc regaining majority.David Rosenberg, 3/27/2019, 8:16 AM

A Purim proposal for governing Israel

Remember - it's Purim, and this is written in the spirit of the holiday. Or is it?Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 3/21/2019, 10:42 AM

'Terror backers can serve in Knesset - father of soldiers can't'

'The conclusion of this absurd political theater was expected and predictable,' says Smotrich, after court bars former MK from running.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2019, 10:37 PM

Poll: Blue and White falls to 2nd place, Likud back on top

Right-wing bloc retains majority in latest poll, with Likud regaining the lead over Blue and White. Zehut passes threshold - Kulanu doesn't.David Rosenberg, 3/17/2019, 9:14 PM

How often can we bury Kahane?

The same people who are fine with ANYBODY getting into our Congress here, their Knesset there, are horrified at what they see as the second-coming of Kahane in Israel. Jack Engelhard, 3/8/2019, 8:43 AM

Poll: Right-religious bloc loses majority

Day before deadline for registration for upcoming election, poll shows Left-Arab bloc taking lead over Right-Religious bloc.David Rosenberg, 2/20/2019, 3:11 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 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

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

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

Israel cancels Knesset delegation to Ireland

As Ireland advances anti-Israel boycott bill, Knesset cancels planned delegation trip to Ireland, as diplomatic row deepens.David Rosenberg, 1/28/2019, 11:36 AM

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

Could the left finally defeat Bibi? Not a chance, Israelis say

Ahead of elections, Israelis say they prefer right-wing government, predict Israeli right will prevail in April vote.David Rosenberg, 1/11/2019, 10:19 AM

Knesset begins election recess

Knesset ends its deliberations ahead of election campaign. Government will be allowed to convene Knesset plenum to discuss bills.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2019, 2:36 AM

Knesset approves dissolving of Zionist Union

Knesset House Committee approves split of Zionist Union back into Labor and Hatnuah parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2019, 8:02 PM

Michael Oren leaves the Kulanu party

Deputy Minister announces departure from Kahlon's party. 'I will continue to fight against boycott organizations and anti- Israel groups.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2018, 9:15 AM

Reactions pour in after Bennett's shock departure

'Extremists remain extremists.' Furious reactions pour in after Bennett and Shaked leave the Jewish Home party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2018, 9:12 PM

Knesset dissolves: In pictures

MKs amuse themselves with pictures following vote to dissolve current Knesset, hold new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2018, 10:59 PM

It's final: 20th Knesset dissolved, Israel heading to elections

Knesset passes in final reading bill on its dissolution ahead of elections on April 9. Bill passed with 102 in favor, 2 against.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2018, 10:25 PM

Bill to dissolve Knesset passes first reading

Proposal to dissolve government, go to early elections passes 104-0 in first of 3 votes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2018, 7:42 PM

Last-ditch effort to push off dissolution of Knesset

Likud MK pushing to delay law to dissolve Knesset in bid to pass additional legislation. 'For the good of the country we must wait.'David Rosenberg, 12/26/2018, 10:42 AM

Approved: No early release for terrorists

Knesset passes bill stating that prisoners charged with murder and accessory to murder will not have their sentence shortened.Hezki Baruch, 12/26/2018, 2:13 AM

Ministers vote to dissolve Knesset

Ministerial committee backs bill to dissolve Knesset, paving way for full Knesset vote Wednesday.David Rosenberg, 12/25/2018, 10:38 AM

Poll: As Israel heads to early elections, Likud still on top

First poll after coalition votes for early elections shows Netanyahu likely to win reelection. Shas barely clearing minimum threshold.David Rosenberg, 12/25/2018, 8:51 AM

Roseanne Barr to speak at Knesset

Star of recently cancelled hit comedy 'Roseanne' to speak against BDS movement at Knesset.JTA, 12/24/2018, 7:55 PM

Coalition leaders vote to dissolve Knesset, go to elections

Faction leaders agree to dissolve Knesset, go to early elections following impasse over draft law. Elections to be held on April 9th.David Rosenberg, 12/24/2018, 2:45 PM

Has Yisrael Beytenu turned against Haredi Draft Law?

Former coalition partner suggests it may vote against haredi draft law it crafted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2018, 12:56 PM

Bill to expel terrorists' families passes preliminary vote

Despite opposition of left-wing parties and Arab lawmakers, bill enabling IDF to expel terrorists' families passes first hurdle.Hezki Baruch, 12/19/2018, 1:35 PM

Knesset committee 'severely reprimands' Zoabi

Knesset Ethics Committee reprimands controversial MK for saying that civilians in Gaza were "murdered by soldiers."Ben Ariel, 12/19/2018, 3:38 AM

Opposition brings down coalition's bill

For the second time since Yisrael Beytenu left, the opposition is able to bring down one of the coalition's bills.Hezki Baruch, 12/18/2018, 5:34 AM

Knesset approves Netanyahu's appointment as Defense Minister

Permanent appointment of Prime Minister as Defense Minister approved by a majority of three votes. Opposition criticizes.Hezki Baruch, 12/17/2018, 11:32 PM

Is Israel's system of government really democratic?

Israeli politics: A guide for the perplexed - part 2.Walter Bingham, 12/8/2018, 11:54 PM

Coalition boycotts Knesset 'no confidence' vote

Coalition MKs walk out of discussions on violence against women when opposition pushes 'no-confidence' vote during discussions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2018, 4:10 PM

Kulanu minister to jump ship to Likud?

With future of coalition in doubt and elections looming, Housing Minister reportedly laying groundwork for party switch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2018, 1:00 PM

'Government shelving right-wing legislation'

Education Minister says new elections likely to be held next May, criticizes PM for advancing bill to ensure his selection by president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2018, 9:53 AM

'This is the beginning of the end our government'

Senior coalition member says government's recent difficulties in functioning with narrow majority signal end is near for coalition.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2018, 9:01 AM

Czech President visits Knesset

Czech President Milos Zeman addresses Knesset as Czech Republic opens 'Czech House' in first step towards opening Jerusalem embassy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 5:07 PM

'Netanyahu's coalition is unstable, snap elections are coming'

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon says current government unlikely to survive past this week's 'Cultural Loyalty Law' vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 8:05 AM

'First step - Sovereignty in Ma'aleh Adumim'

MK Osnat Mark, the newest Likud MK, wants to apply Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria, support small businesses.Shimon Cohen, 11/22/2018, 10:35 PM

MK rushed from hospital for Knesset vote

Likud MK rushed to Knesset for vote - while still hooked up for infusion from hospital visit.Hezki Baruch, 11/21/2018, 2:01 PM

MKs not to fly because of narrow coalition

All official delegations of MKs abroad cancelled, MKs banned from flying.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2018, 8:01 PM

Poll shows Likud rebounding after ceasefire, coalition crisis

Despite criticism over ceasefire with Hamas, Liberman's resignation, Likud remains stable in latest poll with 30 seats.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2018, 11:09 AM

'Jewish Home ministers did the right thing'

Likud leaders praise Bennett, Shaked for remaining in coalition. Ex-Defense Minister Liberman and left-wing MKs blast decision.David Rosenberg, 11/19/2018, 1:02 PM

Netanyahu: The battle's not over yet

Prime Minister takes part in first Knesset defense committee meeting as Defense Minister. 'This is not the time to topple the gov't.'David Rosenberg, 11/19/2018, 11:48 AM

Kulanu: New elections are inevitable

Chairman of Kulanu's Knesset delegation says government no longer functioning, must be dissolved and new elections held.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2018, 8:24 AM

'Trump's peace plan will be shelved if Israel goes to elections'

Official reports that Jerusalem has urged Washington to hold off on releasing Mideast peace plan if new elections held.Nitsan Keidar, 11/18/2018, 4:50 PM

Gabbay calls for elections to be held in March

Labor leader calls for Knesset elections to be held at the earliest date possible.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/16/2018, 10:07 PM

Begin rips 'Death Penalty for Terrorists' bill

Likud MK and son of former Prime Minister calls death penalty bill 'harmful and foolish proposal', vows to vote against it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2018, 3:08 PM

'If Liberman resigns, Netanyahu will dissolve Knesset'

Senior coalition official close to Prime Minister says if Defense Minister quits gov't, decision will lead to early elections.Hezki Baruch, 11/14/2018, 11:58 AM

Approved: Up to 10 years in prison for weapon theft

According to the new bill, firearm theft will be considered "theft under special circumstances" and punishable by up to ten years in prison.Ezra Sanders, 11/6/2018, 11:18 PM

Approved: Law enables distancing suspected pedophiles

Law giving courts the authority to mandate the distancing of suspected pedophiles from work environments with children given final approvalIdo Ben Porat, 11/5/2018, 9:03 PM

Netanyahu: There is no majority for the Surrogacy Law

In a special session of the Knesset Netanyahu explained to the Opposition that he supports the law but it lacks the majority needed to pass.Hezki Baruch- Ezra Sanders, 10/31/2018, 8:29 PM

Report: Netanyahu fears president could deny him premiership

Prime Minister reportedly pushing off new elections out of fear President Rivlin will give rival candidate chance to form government.David Rosenberg, 10/24/2018, 9:15 AM

Will PA be forced to pay for hospitalization of terrorists?

Israel pays some 25 million shekels a year to treat terrorists. New bill in the Knesset would force PA to cover the expenses.David Rosenberg, 10/23/2018, 8:24 AM

'Israel has succeeded even when rest of the world has failed'

PM Netanyahu hails Israeli economic success where other countries faced recession or stagnation.Gary Willig, 10/15/2018, 5:05 PM

'Government can solve haredi draft dilemma'

Knesset Speaker dismisses suggestions government likely to split over haredi draft law, says there is no reason to hold early elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2018, 7:50 AM