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

Six Killed as Turkish Government Accused of Vote-Rigging

Local election candidates battle it out with knives and clubs, as opposition activists say Erdogan rigging the polls.Ari Soffer, 3/30/2014, 2:48 PM

Frontrunner in Slovak Poll 'Flirted with Judaism'

Prime Minister Robert Fico a political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska, in close race for presidency.AFP and Arutz Sheva, 3/27/2014, 8:18 PM

Shaked: Do or Die for Beit Shemesh Next Week

MK Ayelet Shaked said that the elections in Beit Shemesh were close, and urged everyone to go out and vote - for Eli CohenDavid Lev, 3/6/2014, 2:07 PM

Meretz Going on Major Recruiting Drive

The only way to grow the left is to grow leftist parties, Meretz says, so the party needs to go on a major recruiting campaign.David Lev, 2/16/2014, 8:07 PM

Beit Shemesh: Would-be Mayors React on Revote

Abutbul says first elections ‘made public’s choice clear,’ Cohen replies, ‘The truth will out.’Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2014, 1:46 AM

Beit Shemesh Reelections on March 11

Minister of the Interior sets date for new elections; hareidi MKs voice frustration with Supreme Court.Maayana Miskin, 2/11/2014, 6:28 PM

A-G Urges Rejection of Beit Shemesh Appeal

Attorney General calls to reject appeals against new elections. Weinstein: Appeal argues facts – not legal precedent.Maayana Miskin, 1/21/2014, 5:22 PM

Egypt: 11 Dead as Country Votes on New Constitution

Voter turnout reportedly high, but clashes continue.Tova Dvorin, 1/14/2014, 10:59 PM

Most Active Nationalist MKs: Yariv Levin and Orit Struk

Watchdog NGO releases 2013 scores for most active legislators from nationalist camp.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2014, 11:36 AM

Likud Gains 2 Seats, Jewish Home Drops in New Poll

The Likud- Beytenu would receive 33 seats if elections were held today, followed by Labor with 16, according to new poll.Elad Benari, 1/6/2014, 2:15 AM

First Hearings Begin in Beit Shemesh Election Case

Mayor Moshe Abutbul declares victory before walking into courtroom; prosecution admits 'fraudulent tactics' but not specific involvement.Tova Dvorin, 12/10/2013, 12:51 PM

Voters Could Get Day Off for Local Elections

Lawmakers are calling for legislation that will turn Election Day for local contests into an official day off.David Lev, 11/12/2013, 1:13 AM

MK Claims Anti-Hareidi Bias Over Calls for Election Recount

MK Gafni says pressure for a recount or repeat of Beit Shemesh elections is “anti-democratic," wouldn't happen if mayor wasn't hareidi.David Lev, 10/31/2013, 11:29 AM

Out of Home, Out of House

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Candidates Wait for Results, Close Races Expected

Votes being counted across the country. Huldai, Barkat worried over low turnout. Exit poll shows Yahav victory in Haifa.Maayana Miskin, 10/22/2013, 11:01 PM

Polling Stations Close, Counting Begins

Voter turn out recorded at 42.63% across the country for municipal elections,Maayana Miskin & Adam Ross, 10/22/2013, 6:57 PM

Prisoners Demand Right to Vote in Local Elections

Prisoners in Israeli jails are not eligible to vote in local elections, but 2 prisoners have filed a petition to change that.David Lev, 10/21/2013, 6:37 PM

Barkat: I Am Not a Leftist

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat sought to dispel rumors of a political pact with the far-left.David Lev, 10/21/2013, 4:21 PM

Hareidi Mayoral Candidate Promises to Keep Jews Off Temple Mount

Hareidi J'lem mayoral candidate Haim Epstein appeals to Arabs by promising to prevent Jews from praying on Judaism's holiest site.David Lev and Ari Soffer, 10/21/2013, 4:01 PM

Uproar as Knesset Votes to Alter Form of Government

Bill passed on initial reading would limit number of ministers, block smaller parties, and make it harder to topple government.Maayana Miskin, 7/3/2013, 2:39 PM

Danon, Likud 'Rebels' Poised to Seize Key Positions

Concessions to Palestinians will be less likely after today's vote for party institutions, say analysts.Arutz Sheva, 6/30/2013, 6:28 PM

Poll: Labor Up, Likud Down Drastically

Likud, with Yisrael Beytenu, drops 5 seats to an abysmal 26. Labor is at 21 seats.Gil Ronen, 6/10/2013, 2:59 PM

Helicopter Carrying Iran's Ahmadinejad Makes Emergency Landing

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made an emergency landing Sunday after it malfunctioned.Arutz Sheba staff, 6/3/2013, 9:39 AM

Iranian Presidential Candidates Implicated in Murdering Jews

Jewish group outraged that among candidates to run in Iranian Presidential elections are two implicated in AMIA Jewish Center bombing.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/26/2013, 10:39 AM

Bulgarian 'Ataka' Party Follows Neo-Nazi Global Trends

Bulgarian 'Ataka' party follows neo-Nazi tides, gaining sizable portion of popular vote in country's parliamentary elections.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/16/2013, 1:37 PM

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. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/13/2013, 11:11 AM

Hamas Ready to Implement Reconciliation 'Word for Word'

Hamas says it is eager to sign a reconciliation deal with rival faction Fatah.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/18/2013, 9:34 PM

Coalition Agreement: Up Knesset Threshold to 4%

Likud, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi argue final coalition issue, agree to raise Knesset threshold. Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 9:58 PM

Poll: Likud Would Lose Repeat Vote

New elections would be bad for Likud, good for Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi.Maayana Miskin, 3/7/2013, 6:24 PM

Report: Netanyahu Planning New Construction Freeze

PM Netanyahu, upset with residents of Judea & Samaria for not voting Likud, is reportedly planning to impose a new construction freeze.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/1/2013, 11:34 PM

Netanyahu: System of Government Needs Major Reform

Netanyahu calls for reforms to stabilize government, tells MKs to unite “in times of trial.”Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2013, 12:14 AM

Yeah - Hebron has an MK!

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Counting Votes: Why Small Parties are Worried

How Israel counts its votes, and why small parties fear high turnout will leave them outside Knesset.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 9:58 PM

Reverse Russian Roulette

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Poll: Strong Parties Drop, Small Parties Rise

The latest pre-elections poll finds Likud, Labor and Jewish Home losing votes as Yesh Atid, Meretz and Otzma Leyisrael rise. Maayana Miskin, 12/25/2012, 9:23 PM

Hareidi MK: Kadima Incitement Could End in Murder

Hareidi MK worries that a new Kadima party slogan comparing soldiers, Torah scholars will end in violence. Maayana Miskin, 12/25/2012, 8:43 PM

Poll Shows Younger Voters Back Jewish Home

The renewed Jewish Home party, running with the National Union, draws younger voters, many of them secular, a new poll shows. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/19/2012, 8:56 AM

Deri to Netanyahu: Show Us the Budget Cuts

Shas’ Aryeh Deri urges Netanyahu to reveal planned spending cuts before elections so voters can have a say. Maayana Miskin, 12/19/2012, 4:44 AM

Poll Predicts Bayit Yehudi Will be Third Largest Party

If elections were held today, Naftali Bennett's party will win 12 seats and be the Knesset's third largest party, finds Channel 2 poll.Elad Benari, 12/19/2012, 1:12 AM

Nationalist Camp Split: Good for the Right

MK Aryeh Eldad explains why the breakaway party Otzma L'Yisrael is good for the Israeli right.Maayana Miskin, 12/18/2012, 6:53 PM

New Poll Shows Likud-Beyteinu Still Far Ahead, Kadima Near Dead

A new poll shows that if elections were held now, the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu list would gain 39 seats, far ahead of competitorsDavid Lev, 12/13/2012, 3:49 PM

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.Elad Benari, 12/13/2012, 4:42 AM

Video: MK Eldad Says Send Infiltrators Back where They Came From

The new Otzma party headed by MK Aryeh Eldad wants a law requiring all illegal infiltrators to be “sent back where they came from.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/11/2012, 1:41 PM

Poll Shows Opposition Ripping Itself to Pieces

The ultra left-wing Haaretz newspaper has given up on defeating Netanyahu. “Game Over. Center-left is a fragmented mess.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 12/10/2012, 11:28 AM

Expulsion-Backer Livni: Bibi Strengthens Hamas

Tzipi Livni, who backed the expulsion of Jews from Gaza in 2005, now blames Netanyahu for negotiating with Hamas. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/9/2012, 1:15 PM

Peretz: Livni Party Won't Join Netanyahu Government

Tzipi Livni’s new party will not be a part of a government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, says new member Amir Peretz.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/7/2012, 10:03 PM

Breakdown of Left ‘Embarrassing to Watch’

Likud MK ‘embarrassed’ by breakdown, Labor newcomer unconcerned.Maayana Miskin, 12/7/2012, 11:44 AM

Political Left Down to 34 Seats

A new poll shows the left wing failing to win voter support while religious parties grow.Maayana Miskin, 12/7/2012, 10:38 AM

Yechimovich and Livni Trade Barbs Over Peretz

Labor chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich says the public is "overwhelmed by the moral low" in Peretz's defection to Livni.Elad Benari, 12/7/2012, 3:19 AM

Former IDF General Given 4th Spot on Livni List

Gen. (Res.) Elazar Stern has been placed in the number 4 spot on the Livni party's Knesset list. Elad Benari, 12/7/2012, 1:14 AM

Dying Kadima Party to Finish Selecting Knesset List

MKs Bar-On, Plesner, Hasson and Itzik expected to follow Mofaz on Kadima list, though Bar-On may retire from politics.Elad Benari, 12/5/2012, 4:12 AM

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.Elad Benari, 12/5/2012, 1:15 AM

UTJ Finalizes Knesset List

On the eve of the deadline for political parties to present their lists to the Knesset, United Torah Jewry finalized its list of candidatesDavid Lev, 12/4/2012, 4:28 PM

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.Elad Benari, 12/4/2012, 3:13 AM

Merger Between Jewish Home, Tekuma Approved

The central conference of the Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party approves the agreement that merges the party with Tekuma.Elad Benari, 12/3/2012, 11:30 PM

Former Labor Chairman to Run with Livni

Former Labor chairman Amram Mitzna to announce on Sunday that he is running with Tzipi Livni as her number two.Elad Benari, 12/2/2012, 2:48 AM