Knesset prepares to dissolve itself, hold new elections

Preliminary vote passes 50 to 0 to dissolve 22nd Knesset, hours ahead of deadline for formation of new government.Hezki Baruch, Yesterday, 12:18 PM

'There will be no bloc after next election'

One of the leaders of the right-wing bloc says in closed conversations: If Netanyahu can't form a government, we'll look for alternatives.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 6:00 AM

Joint List MK: Israel is worse than apartheid

MK Ofer Cassif claims in speech that Israel's policy in Judea and Samaria is far worse than that of the apartheid regime in South Africa.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 4:05 AM

Bill to dissolve Knesset introduced

Bill would dissolve the 22nd Knesset, allow for new elections to be held on March 2 after failure to form government.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 5:48 PM

Edelstein contemplating running for Likud leadership

If Israel goes to elections and Likud holds primaries for party leadership, Edelstein may join the race.Elad Benari, 11/29/2019, 6:37 AM

Liberman responds to Netanyahu

"Pledge to the people of Israel that you will not take the State of Israel to a third election campaign," says Yisrael Beytenu chairman.Elad Benari, 11/14/2019, 11:31 PM

Netanyahu: Stop this dance, form unity government

PM addresses Knesset after inauguration of 22nd Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 6:35 PM

Rivlin: 'We're facing an emergency of Israel's democracy'

'We are facing a time of crisis for the House of Jacob, an emergency for Israel’s security and for Israeli society,' Rivlin says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 4:37 PM

22nd Knesset to be sworn in Thursday

Israel's 22nd Knesset sworn in, just five months after 21st.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2019, 10:17 AM

Rivlin to continue consultations with elected parties

Rivlin to hold second day of consultations with parties elected to the 22nd Knesset. Each party will recommend a candidate for PM.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2019, 6:36 AM

Since when is age discrimination okay?

While the culture forbids any derogatory reference to a person’s race, religion or gender, a person’s age gets no such sensitivity or respect.  Jack Engelhard, 9/22/2019, 1:15 PM

Confused by Israel's changed political landscape?

A summing up of israel's elections shows the future as open to various possibilities, all of them unlikely - but who knows?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 9/20/2019, 5:15 PM

6,394,030 citizens head to the polls

More than 10,000 polling stations around the country opened at 7:00 a.m. as Israelis vote in elections for 22nd Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2019, 10:01 AM

The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

Did you know that the First Knesset included 117 Jews and 3 Arabs, 108 men and 12 women, while the 21st (recent) Knesset included 12 Arabs and 29 women. Daniel Pinner, 9/17/2019, 9:00 AM

'Cameras Bill' fails in first reading

Opposition parties boycott vote on bill to install cameras at polling stations to prevent voter fraud. Bill fails to pass.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 5:09 PM

Knesset legal advisor: Camera Law unconstitutional at this time

Knesset legal advisor believes that, at the present time, law permitting filming of voting ballots does not meet the constitutional test.Hezki Baruch, 9/9/2019, 12:12 AM

Poll: Likud 29, Blue & White 28, United Right 13

New poll shows rightist union including Otzma Yehudit would win 13 seats. Liberman draws voters away from Blue & White.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2019, 8:15 PM

Petition to Israel's Knesset: Impeach Yousef Jabereen now!

The Israeli MKs must call for his removal and impeachment on charges of spreading sedition and treason. Barry Shaw, 7/9/2019, 4:54 PM

'No way to cancel new elections'

Knesset legal adviser says plan to reverse dissolution of 21st Knesset, avoid repeat elections cannot be implemented.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2019, 4:16 PM

'Initiative to cancel the elections is a spin'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin concerned about the situation of the right-wing bloc ahead of the elections.Nitsan Keidar, 6/26/2019, 2:14 AM

Former Chief of Staff to Arutz Sheva: I will not enter politics

"Nonsense," responds Gadi Eizenkot when asked about reports that he's planning to run for the Knesset.Kobi Finkler, 5/31/2019, 12:02 AM

Litzman: Liberman incited and slandered, history will judge

Deputy Health Minister: Netanyahu left no stone unturned in attempt to prevent new elections. Liberman rejected every attempt at dialogue.Yaakov Litzman, 5/30/2019, 1:31 AM

Bill to dissolve Knesset approved in second and third reading

Likud source says MK Smotrich would have to be given Justice Ministry if coalition is formed at the last minute.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2019, 9:32 PM

Bill to dissolve Knesset passes first reading

Knesset approves first reading of bill to dissolve the Knesset. 66 MKs voted in favor, 44 voted against and five abstained.Hezki Baruch, 5/28/2019, 2:25 AM

Elections to be held on September 17

Date is not final and could still change. Netanyahu continuing efforts to prevent elections.Hezki Baruch, 5/28/2019, 12:44 AM

Tomorrow: Vote to dismiss the Knesset

Likud sends message mandating all MKs to attend vote to disperse the Knesset tomorrow afternoon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 7:59 PM

Arab citizens demand gov't act against violence

Arab citizens hold demonstration outside the Knesset demanding action to reduce murder rate, violence within Arab sector.Gary Willig, 5/24/2019, 12:15 AM

MK Elkin: Immunity Law is a necessary amendment

MK Zeev Elkin speaks about the current coalition negotiations and Knesset issues in an interview on the Knesset Channel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2019, 6:31 PM

New coalition plans major limitations on Supreme Court power

Likud, United Right, document includes banning Supreme Court from overturning laws, Attorney General from tying Knesset members' hands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 10:55 AM

Legislative blitz: 900 bills submitted in 1 day

Individual MKs submit dozens of bills each as 21st Knesset begins to get down to work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2019, 9:32 PM

21st Knesset officially begins

President Rivlin quotes Menachem Begin in calling for civility between the coalition and the opposition in the new Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 4:55 PM

Vegan Knesset member asks for non-leather chair in plenum

First-time Knesset member Miki Haimovich asks for new chair, offers to pay for it.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/30/2019, 4:34 PM

Concluding Knesset term, Yehuda Glick ascends Temple Mount

'Three years ago, I came here and asked G-d to accompany me all along the way. Today, I thank him for the close escort.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 4/30/2019, 1:26 PM

Knesset members to be sworn-in

120 members of the 21st Knesset will be sworn in at a festive ceremony.Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2019, 6:42 AM

Which parties are running - and who is likely to get in?

A who's who guide to Tuesday's Israeli Knesset election. Who are the parties and candidates vying for all of the Knesset's 120 seats?David Rosenberg, 4/9/2019, 1:42 PM

Understanding tomorrow's Israeli election

An election guide for the perplexed: How do Israeli elections work? Who is running and how are seats allotted?David Rosenberg, 4/8/2019, 1:18 PM

Right-Religious bloc opens up double-digit lead in poll

Poll shows Israeli Right gaining strength, even as Blue and White party continues to hold narrow lead over Likud.David Rosenberg, 3/27/2019, 11:13 AM

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