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

Liberman's Campaign: Divide Israel for 'Unity'

FM Avigdor Liberman's election campaign for Yisrael Beytenu urges giving Arab 'Triangle' area to create Palestinian state to 'unify' Jews.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 10:38 AM

Former Minister's New Party Gearing Up for Elections

Kahlon, who broke ways with Likud, slams leadership for 'chasing headlines,' holds meeting to prepare for likely early elections.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/28/2014, 8:52 AM

Report: Netanyahu May Dissolve the Knesset

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continuing to seriously consider calling early elections in the wake of ongoing coalition troubles.Elad Benari, 11/28/2014, 6:15 AM

Netanyahu Makes Another Offer to Hareidim

According to television report, PM has offered hareidim new elections if they recommend that he head the next government.Elad Benari, 11/27/2014, 6:15 AM

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett from Becoming PM

MK Amir Peretz submits bill to revert to direct prime ministerial elections - specifically to prevent 'extremist' Bennett from becoming PM.Orli Harari, Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 1:35 PM

Tunisia's Presidential Election Headed for Run-Off

The two candidates in Tunisia's presidential election say initial tallies show they had passed to a second round run-off next month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2014, 3:45 AM

Poll Places Bennett 1 MK Away from Top Spot

Jewish Home has 19 MKs, Likud 20, according to latest poll which posits Bennett as close to overtaking Netanyahu at head of national camp.Yishai Karov, Gil Ronen, 11/20/2014, 7:03 PM

A Candid Interview with Economy Minister Naftali Bennett

Bennett speaks to Arutz Sheva about terrorism, deterrence, Temple Mount, Lapid, upcoming elections, and relationship with Uri Ariel.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/19/2014, 6:32 PM

Liberman: I Wouldn't Recommend Elections Right Now

Foreign Minister reiterates that the Yisrael Beytenu party will not accept any changes to the coalition.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2014, 1:15 AM

Election Poll: Jewish Home Second Strongest Party in Israel

Survey suggests if elections were held today, Likud would win 22 seats. Jewish Home not far behind with 17. Yesh Atid in third with 13.Cynthia Blank, 11/17/2014, 10:14 PM

Hanegbi Rules Out Elections in 2015

Deputy Foreign Minister says no one in the coalition or opposition has a reason to want elections at the present time.Yishai Karov and Elad Benari, 11/17/2014, 4:42 AM

Lapid Says Elections Are a 'Very Bad Idea'

Finance Minister seeks to calm tensions amid reports that the coalition is about to fall apart.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 11/17/2014, 2:16 AM

Herzog: There Will be Elections Within a Year

Opposition leader predicts that elections will be held within a year and declares: I am worthy of being Israel's prime minister.Ben Ariel, 11/16/2014, 5:01 AM

'Lame Duck' Obama: 'Worst Situation Since Eisenhower'

Republicans take back the Senate as Obama admits to voter 'frustration in the government, polarization has gotten worse.'Ari Yashar, 11/5/2014, 9:33 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

Knesset Chair: 'Zoabi Wants Our Destruction, Not Palestine'

Edelstein says pro-Hamas MK 'wants them to slaughter us and for us to completely disappear,' doesn't anticipate elections in 2015.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/24/2014, 12:29 PM

Netanyahu to Tell Party Heads: 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

Report: 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 to Politics

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

Liberman: No New Elections Right Now

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman is not planning on breaking up the coalition, he told CNN Sunday.Yaakov Levi, 8/31/2014, 10:40 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

Turkish Elections Likely to See Erdogan Re-elected

Anti-Semitic tirades and suppression of free speech aside, analysts claim Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to win elections yet again.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2014, 10:49 AM

Assad Wins Third Term

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was 'reelected' Wednesday - winning a third term by a very wide margin/Moshe Cohen, 6/4/2014, 11:27 PM

Brussels Shooting Attack Overshadows Belgian National Elections

Authorities say there is no known security threat for voters heading to the polls today, as Flemish nationalists lead the polls.AFP, 5/25/2014, 12:33 PM

Moscow Pushing for Peace Before Kiev Vote

Vladimir Putin vows to work with the new Ukrainian government ahead of the Kiev vote. But is it too little, too late?Tova Dvorin, 5/24/2014, 9:45 PM

EU Vote Looks Set to Strengthen Far-Right, Euroskeptics

Anti-EU parties to do well in Western Europe; but in the east, Russia's shadow pushes electorate in opposite direction.AFP, 5/24/2014, 8:55 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

Foreign Minister Offers Talks - But No Terrorist Releases

Avigdor Liberman says Israel 'in favor of negotiations' as long as terrorists remain in prison.Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2014, 9:36 AM

Opposition: If Liberman Wants Elections, Give Them to Him

Opposition members call for elections following Foreign Minister's remarks that going to the polls is better than releasing terrorists.Elad Benari, 4/7/2014, 3:15 AM

Sources: Liberman Won't Leave Government

Sources in Netanyahu's coalition said they weren't worried about Avigdor Libernan's threat to bolt the coalition.Yaakov Levi , 4/7/2014, 1:12 AM

Slovakia Elects First President With No Communist Past

Flamboyant philanthropist Andrej Kiska - who 'flirted' with Judaism and Buddhism - beats leftist PM Robert Fico in landslide victory.AFP, 3/30/2014, 2:59 PM