Counting Votes: Why Small Parties are WorriedHow Israel counts its votes, and why small parties fear high turnout will leave them outside Knesset.
Poll: Strong Parties Drop, Small Parties RiseThe latest pre-elections poll finds Likud, Labor and Jewish Home losing votes as Yesh Atid, Meretz and Otzma Leyisrael rise.
Hareidi MK: Kadima Incitement Could End in MurderHareidi MK worries that a new Kadima party slogan comparing soldiers, Torah scholars will end in violence.
Poll Shows Younger Voters Back Jewish HomeThe renewed Jewish Home party, running with the National Union, draws younger voters, many of them secular, a new poll shows.
Deri to Netanyahu: Show Us the Budget CutsShas’ Aryeh Deri urges Netanyahu to reveal planned spending cuts before elections so voters can have a say.
Poll Predicts Bayit Yehudi Will be Third Largest PartyIf elections were held today, Naftali Bennett's party will win 12 seats and be the Knesset's third largest party, finds Channel 2 poll.
Nationalist Camp Split: Good for the RightMK Aryeh Eldad explains why the breakaway party Otzma L'Yisrael is good for the Israeli right.
New Poll Shows Likud-Beyteinu Still Far Ahead, Kadima Near DeadA new poll shows that if elections were held now, the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu list would gain 39 seats, far ahead of competitors
Ben-Ari's Campaign Invalidated for 'Racism'Central Election Committee chairman says Power to Israel's campaign in Arabic insults the Arab population in Israel.
Video: MK Eldad Says Send Infiltrators Back where They Came FromThe new Otzma party headed by MK Aryeh Eldad wants a law requiring all illegal infiltrators to be “sent back where they came from.”
Poll Shows Opposition Ripping Itself to PiecesThe ultra left-wing Haaretz newspaper has given up on defeating Netanyahu. “Game Over. Center-left is a fragmented mess.”
Expulsion-Backer Livni: Bibi Strengthens HamasTzipi Livni, who backed the expulsion of Jews from Gaza in 2005, now blames Netanyahu for negotiating with Hamas.
Peretz: Livni Party Won't Join Netanyahu GovernmentTzipi Livni’s new party will not be a part of a government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, says new member Amir Peretz.
Breakdown of Left ‘Embarrassing to Watch’Likud MK ‘embarrassed’ by breakdown, Labor newcomer unconcerned.
Political Left Down to 34 SeatsA new poll shows the left wing failing to win voter support while religious parties grow.
Yechimovich and Livni Trade Barbs Over PeretzLabor chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich says the public is "overwhelmed by the moral low" in Peretz's defection to Livni.
Former IDF General Given 4th Spot on Livni ListGen. (Res.) Elazar Stern has been placed in the number 4 spot on the Livni party's Knesset list.
Dying Kadima Party to Finish Selecting Knesset ListMKs Bar-On, Plesner, Hasson and Itzik expected to follow Mofaz on Kadima list, though Bar-On may retire from politics.
Yisrael Beytenu: Who's In, Who's Out?Son of former Prime Minister placed in #2 spot on Yisrael Beytenu's Knesset list. Several MKs pushed out.
UTJ Finalizes Knesset ListOn the eve of the deadline for political parties to present their lists to the Knesset, United Torah Jewry finalized its list of candidates
Outspoken MK Michaeli Won't Run for 'Personal Reasons'Yisrael Beytenu MK who threw water on Arab MK, raising Lieberman's ire, announces she won't run in the elections.
Merger Between Jewish Home, Tekuma ApprovedThe central conference of the Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party approves the agreement that merges the party with Tekuma.
Former Labor Chairman to Run with LivniFormer Labor chairman Amram Mitzna to announce on Sunday that he is running with Tzipi Livni as her number two.
Labor's #5 Called for Refusal to Serve in MilitaryMerav Michaeli called on mothers not to send their sons to serve in the IDF. She also sees danger in double beds.
Labor List Criticized as ‘Extreme Left’The Labor list is already being criticized from the right and center as “extreme,” poor challenger to Netanyahu.
Jewish Home, Tekuma MergeThe two religious-Zionist parties agreed to run in a joint list, and chose the first 15 names.
Livni's 'Divide and Lose' Strategy a Gift for NetanyahuTzipi Livni has unwittingly carried out a “divide and lose” strategy that allows Netanyahu to easily conquer the left, a new poll shows.
Seven MKs to Leave Kadima, Join LivniSeven MKs join Livni’s new party despite leftist anger, accusations of “ego politics.”
Report: Amnon Yitzchak to Head New Party, Will Run in ElectionTo the panoply of religious parties in Israel, add a new one to be headed by Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak.
Analysis: Barak Exits the Left’s House of CardsEhud Barak is not stupid. He sees the handwriting on the wall and it reads “nationalist.” The left’s house of cards is collapsing.
Barak Quits PoliticsDefense Minister Ehud Barak is quitting politics. In a dramatic announcement, he claimed successes as Defense Minister.
Computer Election Day Bugs Give Likud Black EyeNetanyahu urges Likud members to go to the polls to nominate Likud MKs, but colossal foul-ups leave long lines of frustrated Likudniks.
Olmert to Livni: Let's Run TogetherTzipi Livni is expected to meet Sunday with former PM Ehud Olmert and discuss with him the possibility of their running together.
Poll: Bibi, Lieberman Still AheadThe Pillar of Defense operation and subsequent ceasefire with Hamas did not hurt Bibi in the polls.
Poll: Nationalist Camp Gains StrengthIsrael’s nationalist parties could win 66 seats in the next election, new poll finds.
National Union Elects Knesset ListMembers of the Tekuma Central Committee choose the party’s list for the upcoming Knesset elections. MK Uri Ariel will head the list.
Noam Shalit Stomps on 'Bad' Government that Freed His SonA fight broke out on Facebook this week when Attorney Yossi Fuchs criticized Noam Shalit. 'He should be grateful.'
Olmert Will Return and be Prime Minister, Says His FriendFormer Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will announce his return to politics within days, the mayor of the city of Akko predicts.
Meretz's Current MKs Top List for KnessetAfter primaries, currently serving MKs Galon, Gilon and Horowitz top Meretz's list for the next Knesset.
Bennett in Post-Election Interview: Onward to UnityNaftali Bennett shares his goals for religious-Zionist politics, including his social platform and the candidates he most supports.
Mofaz: Expect Political Map to ChangeOpposition head hints at center-left union.
Report: Olmert will Run Despite AppealDespite the prosecution’s appeal in his case, it appears as though former PM Ehud Olmert is planning to run in January’s election.
New Kadima Campaign Focuses on Netanyahu-ObamaKadima launches second part of its election campaign, says "Bibi is getting us in trouble. Also with the U.S."
Labor Looking for an Ex-General, AgainMaj. Gen. (res.) Uri Sagi drops out, leaving the Labor party without a military man in its list.
Likud Leader: Israel Must not Bend for ObamaIsrael will not bend for Obama despite his re-election victory, says Likud MK Danny Danon. National Union: A victory for Israeli left.
Voting Day in Israel – for Nationalist Party LeaderAmericans are not the only ones voting Tuesday. In Israel, 54,000 party members can vote for the leader of the Jewish Home party.
Kahlon's Private Poll Gives Him 20 SeatsMinister Moshe Kahlon to decide whether to form a new party based on the results of a special poll ordered by his associates.
Rabbi Ben-Dahan: Time to Repeal OsloRabbi Ben-Dahan: It’s time to put an end to Oslo, annex Judea and Samaria.
Kahlon Meets Netanyahu's EnvoyMinister Moshe Kahlon meets Netanyahu's close friend Natan Eshel, ahead of his final decision on forming a new party.
Olmert and Livni Call for Government ChangeFormer Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni meet, say that “a government change” in Israel is necessary.
Netanyahu Believes Cachlon Will Stay with LikudPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dismisses reports that minister Moshe Cachlon is considering forming his own party.
'Joint List Could Bring 50 Seats'Israel’s former U.S. ambassador believes the joint Knesset list between the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu could bring as many as 50 seats.
Hareidi Parties May Go LeftHareidi-religious parties Shas and Yahadut Hatorah say they may not ally with the right after the next elections.
Ketzaleh Bets His Seat on Zionist VoteIn what may be a Knesset first, MK Katz asks his party to move him from first place to seventh.
Third Contender Challenges Orlev, BennetWe have no photo of Yehuda Cohen, the new challenger in Jewish Home primary race, because that is how he wants it.
MKs: Unity Brings Us Closer to U.S. 2-Party SystemMKs from the Likud party welcome the approval of the party's joint election list with Yisrael Beytenu.