Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett from Becoming PMMK Amir Peretz submits bill to revert to direct prime ministerial elections - specifically to prevent 'extremist' Bennett from becoming PM.
Tunisia's Presidential Election Headed for Run-OffThe two candidates in Tunisia's presidential election say initial tallies show they had passed to a second round run-off next month.
Poll Places Bennett 1 MK Away from Top SpotJewish Home has 19 MKs, Likud 20, according to latest poll which posits Bennett as close to overtaking Netanyahu at head of national camp.
A Candid Interview with Economy Minister Naftali BennettBennett speaks to Arutz Sheva about terrorism, deterrence, Temple Mount, Lapid, upcoming elections, and relationship with Uri Ariel.
Liberman: I Wouldn't Recommend Elections Right NowForeign Minister reiterates that the Yisrael Beytenu party will not accept any changes to the coalition.
Election Poll: Jewish Home Second Strongest Party in IsraelSurvey suggests if elections were held today, Likud would win 22 seats. Jewish Home not far behind with 17. Yesh Atid in third with 13.
Hanegbi Rules Out Elections in 2015Deputy Foreign Minister says no one in the coalition or opposition has a reason to want elections at the present time.
Lapid Says Elections Are a 'Very Bad Idea'Finance Minister seeks to calm tensions amid reports that the coalition is about to fall apart.
Herzog: There Will be Elections Within a YearOpposition leader predicts that elections will be held within a year and declares: I am worthy of being Israel's prime minister.
'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.'
Date Announced for Likud Leadership ElectionsDate for vote on changes to constitution also announced as Bibi seeks to consolidate leadership prior to looming general elections.
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.
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.
Report: Netanyahu Planning Spring ElectionsSpeculations rampant that Netanyahu's shelving of Conversion Bill is meant to strengthen alliance with hareidim ahead of new elections.
Kahlon Vows to Fix Cost of Living When He Returns to PoliticsFormer minister reiterates intent to form new party, says cost of living 'needs to be dealt with.'
Liberman: No New Elections Right NowForeign Minister Avigdor Liberman is not planning on breaking up the coalition, he told CNN Sunday.
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.
Turkish Elections Likely to See Erdogan Re-electedAnti-Semitic tirades and suppression of free speech aside, analysts claim Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to win elections yet again.
Assad Wins Third TermSyrian President Bashar al-Assad was 'reelected' Wednesday - winning a third term by a very wide margin/
Brussels Shooting Attack Overshadows Belgian National ElectionsAuthorities say there is no known security threat for voters heading to the polls today, as Flemish nationalists lead the polls.
Moscow Pushing for Peace Before Kiev VoteVladimir Putin vows to work with the new Ukrainian government ahead of the Kiev vote. But is it too little, too late?
EU Vote Looks Set to Strengthen Far-Right, EuroskepticsAnti-EU parties to do well in Western Europe; but in the east, Russia's shadow pushes electorate in opposite direction.
Yisrael Beytenu Wants a 'Divorce' From the LikudYisrael Beytenu intends to do everything it can to differentiate itself from the Likud, said Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich.
Foreign Minister Offers Talks - But No Terrorist ReleasesAvigdor Liberman says Israel 'in favor of negotiations' as long as terrorists remain in prison.
Opposition: If Liberman Wants Elections, Give Them to HimOpposition members call for elections following Foreign Minister's remarks that going to the polls is better than releasing terrorists.
Sources: Liberman Won't Leave GovernmentSources in Netanyahu's coalition said they weren't worried about Avigdor Libernan's threat to bolt the coalition.
Slovakia Elects First President With No Communist PastFlamboyant philanthropist Andrej Kiska - who 'flirted' with Judaism and Buddhism - beats leftist PM Robert Fico in landslide victory.
Six Killed as Turkish Government Accused of Vote-RiggingLocal election candidates battle it out with knives and clubs, as opposition activists say Erdogan rigging the polls.
Frontrunner in Slovak Poll 'Flirted with Judaism'Prime Minister Robert Fico a political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska, in close race for presidency.
Shaked: Do or Die for Beit Shemesh Next WeekMK Ayelet Shaked said that the elections in Beit Shemesh were close, and urged everyone to go out and vote - for Eli Cohen
Meretz Going on Major Recruiting DriveThe only way to grow the left is to grow leftist parties, Meretz says, so the party needs to go on a major recruiting campaign.
Beit Shemesh: Would-be Mayors React on RevoteAbutbul says first elections ‘made public’s choice clear,’ Cohen replies, ‘The truth will out.’
Beit Shemesh Reelections on March 11Minister of the Interior sets date for new elections; hareidi MKs voice frustration with Supreme Court.
A-G Urges Rejection of Beit Shemesh AppealAttorney General calls to reject appeals against new elections. Weinstein: Appeal argues facts – not legal precedent.
Egypt: 11 Dead as Country Votes on New ConstitutionVoter turnout reportedly high, but clashes continue.
Most Active Nationalist MKs: Yariv Levin and Orit StrukWatchdog NGO releases 2013 scores for most active legislators from nationalist camp.
Likud Gains 2 Seats, Jewish Home Drops in New PollThe Likud- Beytenu would receive 33 seats if elections were held today, followed by Labor with 16, according to new poll.
First Hearings Begin in Beit Shemesh Election CaseMayor Moshe Abutbul declares victory before walking into courtroom; prosecution admits 'fraudulent tactics' but not specific involvement.
Voters Could Get Day Off for Local ElectionsLawmakers are calling for legislation that will turn Election Day for local contests into an official day off.
MK Claims Anti-Hareidi Bias Over Calls for Election RecountMK Gafni says pressure for a recount or repeat of Beit Shemesh elections is “anti-democratic," wouldn't happen if mayor wasn't hareidi.
Candidates Wait for Results, Close Races ExpectedVotes being counted across the country. Huldai, Barkat worried over low turnout. Exit poll shows Yahav victory in Haifa.
Polling Stations Close, Counting BeginsVoter turn out recorded at 42.63% across the country for municipal elections,
Prisoners Demand Right to Vote in Local ElectionsPrisoners in Israeli jails are not eligible to vote in local elections, but 2 prisoners have filed a petition to change that.
Barkat: I Am Not a LeftistSpeaking to Arutz Sheva, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat sought to dispel rumors of a political pact with the far-left.
Hareidi Mayoral Candidate Promises to Keep Jews Off Temple MountHareidi J'lem mayoral candidate Haim Epstein appeals to Arabs by promising to prevent Jews from praying on Judaism's holiest site.
Uproar as Knesset Votes to Alter Form of GovernmentBill passed on initial reading would limit number of ministers, block smaller parties, and make it harder to topple government.
Danon, Likud 'Rebels' Poised to Seize Key PositionsConcessions to Palestinians will be less likely after today's vote for party institutions, say analysts.
Poll: Labor Up, Likud Down DrasticallyLikud, with Yisrael Beytenu, drops 5 seats to an abysmal 26. Labor is at 21 seats.
Helicopter Carrying Iran's Ahmadinejad Makes Emergency LandingA helicopter carrying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made an emergency landing Sunday after it malfunctioned.
Iranian Presidential Candidates Implicated in Murdering JewsJewish group outraged that among candidates to run in Iranian Presidential elections are two implicated in AMIA Jewish Center bombing.
Bulgarian 'Ataka' Party Follows Neo-Nazi Global TrendsBulgarian 'Ataka' party follows neo-Nazi tides, gaining sizable portion of popular vote in country's parliamentary elections.
Ahmadinejad Could Face Up to 74 Lashes Over Election 'Violation'Iranian president Ahmadinejad may face charges of up to 74 lashes for openly endorsing candidacy of his top adviser in upcoming elections.
Hamas Ready to Implement Reconciliation 'Word for Word'Hamas says it is eager to sign a reconciliation deal with rival faction Fatah.
Coalition Agreement: Up Knesset Threshold to 4%Likud, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi argue final coalition issue, agree to raise Knesset threshold.
Poll: Likud Would Lose Repeat VoteNew elections would be bad for Likud, good for Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi.
Report: Netanyahu Planning New Construction FreezePM Netanyahu, upset with residents of Judea & Samaria for not voting Likud, is reportedly planning to impose a new construction freeze.