Interior Minister: I won't recommend Lapid for Prime Minister

Shas leader Aryeh Deri says Lapid won't be PM.Hezki Baruch, 12/31/2016, 10:25 PM

Coalition chair: I prefer Arabs don't vote

Coalition chair says 'it's better if Arabs don't make the effort to vote.'Uzi Baruch, 12/10/2016, 6:07 PM

Unpopular leaders

Popularity is a very slippery way to judge the correctness of policies and the competence and temper of leaders who will be judged by history.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/20/2016, 11:49 PM

Joint List receives largest fines in comptroller report

The State comptroller released his report on campaign finance violations today. The largest fines were meted out to the Joint List.Gary Willig, 10/18/2016, 6:52 PM

Palestinian Authority postpones local elections

Palestinian Authority High Court issues provisional order postponing local elections.Yedidya Ben-Or, 9/8/2016, 1:57 PM

'The existential threat Israel faces comes from within'

Former Director of the Mossad Tamir Pardo talks about Israel's internal - and external - national priorities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2016, 1:27 PM

Not even Zoabi's own party wants her

As the Balad party finalizes its list for the next elections, Haneen Zoabi is shoved down the ranks.Yedidya Ben Or, 7/17/2016, 3:58 PM

'Bogie party' beginning to take shape

Reports say former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is starting his own party and has already reached out to several figures.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/9/2016, 1:52 AM

UK Chief Rabbi prevented from voting in London elections

British Chief Rabbi among scores of people prevented from voting by polling 'error', in the heart of London's Jewish community.Ari Soffer, 5/5/2016, 12:45 PM

23 arrested in mass-brawl at Arab village

All-out war breaks out in Kfar Manda as tensions over local elections boil over.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2016, 9:42 AM

Poll: Yesh Atid nearly catches up to Likud

Lapid's party comes in at 21 seats to 26 for Likud. In 1-on-1 vote against Netanyahu, Lapid ties with Bennett for closest gap behind the PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2016, 9:07 AM

Reformists in Iran? Only a matter of tactics

Head of Ezri Center for Iran Studies says only difference between Iranian conservatives, reformists is tactics to maintain theocracy.Shimon Cohen, 2/29/2016, 8:44 AM

Bill to force government to complete four-year term

MK Nissan Slomiansky says the revolving door of Israeli government has prevented any of the real issues from being addressed.Benny Tucker, 11/18/2015, 8:49 AM

Turkey: Islamist AKP party wins landslide victory

After briefly losing parliamentary majority for first time in 13 years, Erdogan's party is back on top with surprise victory.Ari Soffer, 11/2/2015, 10:14 AM

Erdogan's party poised to win majority in Turkish elections

After 90% of votes counted, Turkish President Erdogan's Justice and Development party expected to win over half of parliamentary seats.Matt Wanderman, 11/1/2015, 7:37 PM

Liberals Win Canadian Elections

'Dark horse' candidate Justin Trudeau wins, ending Conservative power in Canada. What does that mean for Israel?Dalit Halevi, 10/20/2015, 9:37 AM

Liberman: Elections Will 'Definitely' Take Place in 2016

After Yair Lapid, second wannabe prime minister expresses confidence that the Netanyahu government would soon fall.Moshe Cohen, 8/30/2015, 8:17 PM

Revitalized Lapid Sees Himself Replacing Netanyahu

Sensing that he may have a chance as Prime Minister, Yair Lapid said that he didn't see the government surviving the year.Moshe Cohen, 8/30/2015, 4:03 PM

Turkey to Return to Elections in November

Return to the polls expected for November 1 in possible bid for Erdogan to regain lost majority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2015, 6:35 PM

Poll Shows Erdogan is Losing his Grip

Turkish President Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) drops in polls ahead of elections.Dalit Halevy, 5/25/2015, 7:06 AM

Poll Reveals Public Thinks Newscasters are Radical Leftists

News presenters have unique position to shape public opinion - but what are their opinions? According to public: far left and radical left.Ari Yashar, 2/10/2015, 4:38 PM

Greek Jewry Worried Over Far-Left Elections Win

Anti-Austerity Syriza party wins in the elections; neo-Nazi group in third. Is the country's relationship with Israel at stake?Tova Dvorin, 1/25/2015, 10:35 PM

Should Israel Take Military Action Against Iran?

Philanthropists, activists, and military officials weigh in on Iran - and why a military strike may be in the not-so-distant future.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2014, 8:49 AM

Not Just Israel: Swedish Coalition Dissolves, Elections Called

Snap elections in Sweden after the second-shortest government term in Swedish history, hubbub over immigration.Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2014, 10:07 PM

Elections to Postpone Police Chief Replacement?

Coalition dissolution leads to legal issue for the police force. A-G: We can't have new security minister, police heads at the same time.Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2014, 4:35 PM

Moshe Kahlon's New Party to Focus on Cost of Living, Housing

'The concept of 'monopoly' needs to disappear,' former Likud minister states, in remarks over plans for his new political party.Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2014, 3:53 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

Knesset Votes 84:0 to Dissolve Itself; Election Date: March 17

Knesset convenes to dissolve itself after party heads set date for snap elections in 105 days, after Netanyahu disbands the government.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/3/2014, 11:23 AM

Do Elections Spell the Release of Illegal Infiltrators?

Immigration NGO reveals the Infiltrator Law 'is not enough,' even passing it and preventing mass releases may be impossible for Knesset.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 12/3/2014, 8:16 AM

Hamas Hails Coalition Collapse as 'Victory'

Hamas spokesman says the collapse of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s is a sign of the group’s “victory” over Israel.Elad Benari, 12/3/2014, 6:13 AM

Rabbi Amsalem Considering Several Political Offers

Am Shalem party, which failed to pass the threshold in the last elections, considering how to proceed ahead of the next elections.Hezki Baruch, 12/3/2014, 4:46 AM

Lapid to Herzog: I Won't Try to Become Opposition Leader

Yesh Atid chairman assures Labor chairman he will not try to lead the opposition despite being the largest party in it.Elad Benari, 12/3/2014, 2:16 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

Kerry Hopes Next Knesset Holds 'Peace Talks'

Kerry calls on next Israeli government to 'negotiate' after his previous talks torpedoed by PA; US denounces French 'Palestine' vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2014, 10:19 PM

Leftist MKs Celebrate 'We Aren't Stuck with Bibi Anymore'

Labor MK Shaffir says elections are the left's chance to 'bring change,' Yechimovich accuses PM of shirking responsibility.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/2/2014, 9:50 PM

Jewish Home MK Says 'We Didn't Ask for Elections'

Despite polls showing that it would gain seats, Jewish Home isn't necessarily happy that elections are to take place says Uri Orbach.Yaakov Levi, 12/2/2014, 9:44 PM

Electronic Voting in the Works for Israel

Israelis could begin to vote electronically in upcoming elections - but probably not this time, said an election official.Moshe Cohen , 12/2/2014, 9:09 PM

Poll Shows Lapid Nosedive, Kahlon Surprise

What to expect from elections? Likud remains top, then Jewish Home according to poll; Yesh Atid drops, new Kahlon party nets 10 seats.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 12/2/2014, 9:05 PM

Zoabi: Arab Parties Together Get 16 Seats

MK Hanin Zoabi says members of the three Arab parties in the Knesset are considering running together.Yaakov Levi, 12/2/2014, 8:42 PM

Netanyahu Fires Lapid and Livni from Coalition

After failed last-minute talk with Lapid, PM gives Yesh Atid and Hatnua chairpersons the boot spelling imminent elections.Ari Yashar, 12/2/2014, 6:27 PM

Bennett: Challenge Now is Elections, Not Faction Politics

Jewish Home chairman and Economics Minister Naftali Bennett praises Arutz Sheva - and appealed for party unity.Moshe Cohen , 12/2/2014, 6:16 PM

Liberman Confirms Imminent Elections an 'Established Fact'

Key coalition member argues government should have joined together, instead 'we are going to quarrel for several months.'Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 12/2/2014, 5:02 PM

Otzma Leyisrael Announces Election Campaign

Nationalist party that missed out of last Knesset responds to collapsing coalition, clarifies why it won't be joining with Jewish Home.Ari Yashar, 12/2/2014, 3:46 PM

Deri Denies Rumors of Backroom Deals Prior to Elections

Shas head says the only 'deal' he'll be striking is during talks for new coalition; hints at campaign strategy in appeal to leftist parties.Ido Ben Porat and Ari Soffer, 12/2/2014, 2:41 PM

Likud: 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, Likud Officials Say

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

Lapid: Netanyahu Dragging Israel into Elections to Woo Hareidim

Finance Minister says elections are a waste of money which could be rerouted to solve housing, cost of living crises.Ido Ben-Porat, 12/2/2014, 10:47 AM

Yechimovich: The Public is Fed Up with Netanyahu

After failed Netanyahu-Lapid meeting, Labor MK says Netanyahu's government did not have a "drop of ideology".Elad Benari, 12/2/2014, 4:45 AM

MKs Right and Left Respond to Early Elections

Knesset Members from across the political spectrum respond to failed meeting between Netanyahu and Lapid.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 12/2/2014, 1:10 AM

Bennett, Ariel at Odds Over Future of Jewish Home

Argument erupts in Jewish Home faction meeting over whether to add Tekuma members to the list, leading to rumors of split.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2014, 8:12 PM

Feiglin Urges PM to 'Stop the Political Game', Hold Elections

Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Moshe Feiglin calls on Netanyahu to let the public's vote solve political tensions, as coalition crisis snowballs.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2014, 3:44 PM

Shas: We Won't Establish Alternative Government

Aryeh Deri speaks out about Netanyahu offer: We will not form alternate coalition if Netanyahu will go ahead with elections.Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 8:04 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

Herzog: I'll be Israel's Next Prime Minister

Opposition leader confident that he will be Israel’s next Prime Minister, calls for the formation of a centrist bloc.Elad Benari, 11/30/2014, 4:00 AM

Netanyahu 'Close to Calling Elections', Say Associates

PM Netanyahu is close to making a decision regarding elections, regardless of what happens with the Jewish State Law.Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari, 11/30/2014, 1:27 AM

Netanyahu: We Can't Continue Governing Like This

As he mulls his next steps, PM reportedly tells associates that the coalition cannot continue functioning under the present conditions.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/28/2014, 10:06 PM

Yesh Atid MK Says Elections 'Not Good for Citizens'

Shelah slams Netanyahu for overtures to hareidim, says early elections puts government on hold; poll shows Yesh Atid support plummeting.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/28/2014, 11:13 AM