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ISIS loses 12 percent of its territory in 6 months

As ISIS loses ground, the 'caliphate' warriors become more desperateAFP, 7/10/2016, 4:49 PM

22 arrested in connection to Ataturk Airport attack

Turkey arrests 22 after Istanbul airport attack, blames ISIS. ISIS angry at Turkey for supporting Syrian Kurds. Is a border war imminent?Rachel Kaplan, 6/30/2016, 5:52 PM

Yechimovich: Herzog still wants to join the coalition

MK Shelly Yechimovich claims Zionist Union chairman still wants to join the coalition, says she will not allow that to happen.Elad Benari, 6/23/2016, 6:44 AM

Zionist Union MK dismisses possibility of joining the coalition

MK Eitan Cabel believes the chances of his party entering the coalition have diminished despite Herzog's indications he may reconsider.Elad Benari, 6/7/2016, 2:43 AM

Knesset summer session to begin with a bang

Expanded coalition, progress of major bills to mark opening day Monday.Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2016, 8:02 AM

Likud's coalition negotiator: Post rotation is natural

Minister Levin discusses Yisrael Beytenu talks with Arutz Sheva, explains portfolio shakeup will be within Likud.Benny Tocker, 5/19/2016, 12:46 PM

Bennett gives up on Foreign Ministry

In response to source saying Yisrael Beytenu's entry will see Bennett as FM, Jewish Home announces it won't change any portfolios.Ari Yashar, 5/19/2016, 9:50 AM

Bennett to become foreign minister?

Political analysts believe that Avigdor Liberman's post as Defense Minister to be just one of many changes to the government.Tova Dvorin, 5/18/2016, 9:02 PM

Report: Herzog demanded Justice and Culture portfolios

Coalition source: Herzog asked for significant improvement in the ministries he'd receive upon joining the government.Ben Ariel, 5/17/2016, 6:12 AM

Source: Likud to reach out to Liberman to join government

Likud source says the party intends to reach out to Yisrael Beytenu after talks with Zionist Union failed.Elad Benari, 5/13/2016, 6:46 AM

Livni: I'm against us joining the coalition

In letter to party members, MK Tzipi Livni stresses that she objects to the Zionist Union joining the coalition.Haim Lev, 4/10/2016, 5:11 AM

Poll: Netanyahu's coalition will not remain

New poll predicts current coalition parties dropping to 57 seats, not reaching a majority; Lapid's party jumps to be second largest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2016, 6:53 PM

Liberman slams 'government with no policy at all'

Coalition 'only held together by desire to keep their seats at any cost,' fires Yisrael Beytenu head, demanding elections.Hezki Baruch, 1/25/2016, 4:05 PM

Herzog admits: I considered a national unity government

Opposition leader admits he considered joining Netanyahu's coalition for a short period after the last election.Chaim Lev, 1/20/2016, 1:12 AM

Is the coalition headed towards another crisis?

Kahlon and Bennett reportedly oppose Netanyahu's plan to appoint two more Likud ministers.Haim Lev, 1/11/2016, 1:44 AM

Herzog: Netanyahu is tired, he's got nothing left to offer

Opposition leader claims PM Netanyahu's coalition won't last and predicts 2016 will be an election year.Hezki Baruch, 1/3/2016, 4:44 AM

Report: Netanyahu offered Yesh Atid to join coalition

United Torah Judaism livid over offer, views Lapid joining as 'red line.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2015, 3:15 PM

PM tells Bennett: Zionist Union won't replace you

Talk of Zionist Union entering Netanyahu's government has increased, but it won't be at the expense of Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2015, 12:13 AM

Zionist Union MKs publicly call on Herzog to join coalition

MK Eitan Broshi becomes first Zionist Union MK to urge Herzog to join Netanyahu's coalition.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/20/2015, 10:27 PM

PM hopes to prevent rebellion, will meet with party heads

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to meet with heads of his coalition partner parties as early as Thursday, a report said.Moshe Cohen, 11/12/2015, 10:10 AM

Herzog is 'eyeing the coalition', say opponents

Labor Central Committee approves 450 new delegates. Herzog's rivals: He's planning to join the coalition.Haim Lev, 11/9/2015, 4:46 AM

Expert: Netanyahu likes leftist coalition partners

Professor Avi Diskin from Hebrew U isn't surprised that Netanyahu reached out to Lapid, but predicts coalition won't change anytime soon.Benny Toker, 11/4/2015, 5:46 AM

Lapid claims: We were offered Jewish Home's portfolios

Jewish Home officials accuse Netanyahu of betraying voters on the right, after Lapid claims he was offered ministries held by Jewish Home.Hezki Baruch, 11/1/2015, 1:45 AM

Bennett: Government Guidelines Say No Palestinian State

Jewish Home chairman says that if Herzog wants to join the coalition, he will have to accept the coalition’s guidelines.Orli Harari, 10/11/2015, 5:04 AM

Herzog: Netanyahu Should Resign

Opposition leader says Netanyahu failed to provide security and should step down. Likud officials: Herzog is an embarrassment.Elad Benari, 10/8/2015, 3:14 AM

Report: Netanyahu Suggests 'Phasing' Bennett Out of Coalition

Maariv columnist claims Prime Minister offered Labor leader defense, foreign affairs and justice portfolios to join coalition for 4 years.Ido Ben Porat, 9/13/2015, 11:45 AM

Knesset Approves First Reading of 2015-2016 Budget

Knesset approves first reading of the Budget Law for 2015-2016. Opposition angry due to absence of PM and Finance Minister.Hezki Baruch, 9/2/2015, 11:42 PM

'If Beit El Falls, the Government Must Fall'

Tourism coordinator of town decries forces coming to demolish 'like thieves in the night,' calls on MKs to 'put the government down.'Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2015, 5:32 PM

Ministers Demand Answers Over Beit El Demolitions

Several MKs warn that the overnight raid by the IDF on homes still undergoing validation could threaten the coalition.Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2015, 11:41 AM

Cabinet Advances Law Allowing Ministers to Resign as MKs

Justice Minister's bill, modeled after Norwegian Law, lets minister resign from Knesset, enabling coalition parties to bring in new MKs.Cynthia Blank, 7/19/2015, 2:15 PM

Netanyahu and Herzog Agree on United Front with Regards to Iran

PM Netanyahu meets opposition chairman Herzog, says it is important to show the world a united front on Iran issue.Elad Benari, 7/15/2015, 4:16 AM

Edelstein: Coalition 'Could Change Soon,' Maybe for the Better?

Prime Minister Netanyahu worked hard to put together his coalition - but it is likely to change, said Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Moshe Cohen, 7/13/2015, 8:25 PM

Bennett to Liberman: Stop the Nonsense, Join the Coalition

Jewish Home chairman urges Yisrael Beytenu head to “stop the nonsense” and join the coalition.Hezki Baruch, 6/10/2015, 6:15 AM

Report: Netanyahu Offered Lapid the Foreign Ministry

Unnamed sources tell Channel 2 that PM Netanyahu offered Yair Lapid to join his coalition and become Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 5/29/2015, 3:15 AM

MK Ilatov: The Coalition is Paralyzing the Knesset

Blaming delaying tactics for lack of forming Knesset committees, Ilatov requests Edelstein get coalition members in line.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 6:57 PM

Herzog: Israelis Deserve Better than Netanyahu's Circus

Attacking Netanyahu's 'game of musical chairs' as he sets up gov't, Herzog calls on Kahlon and other coalition members to fight back.Ornit Etzer, Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 4:06 PM

Expert: Netanyahu's Narrow Government Has Good Chance to Last

Despite 'empty threats' from opposition to topple government, even narrow coalition, with cohesion, could last its full term.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 5/21/2015, 9:58 AM

Hanegbi: This Government Can't Last Four Years

Likud MK Tzahi Hangebi calls on Liberman to return to coalition, says government can only last if it is broadened in next two months.Cynthia Blank, 5/17/2015, 12:06 PM

Knesset Approves New Coalition, Ministers Sworn In

Knesset approves Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition by a vote of 61 to 59.Elad Benari, 5/15/2015, 12:25 AM

Questions Remain Regarding Ministerial Portfolios for Likud

Netanyahu says Katz will remain Transportation Minister but questions remain regarding other members of the Likud.Elad Benari, 5/14/2015, 3:14 AM

Last Minute Opposition Jabs Before Expansion Vote

Both Herzog and Liberman accuse Netanyahu's coalition members of putting their own egos before needs of Israeli people.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/13/2015, 11:46 AM

Litzman: Anyone Can Join the Coalition - Except Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK welcomes expansion of government to more than 61 MKs, unless it's Yesh Atid that joins.Haim Lev and Elad Benari, 5/13/2015, 4:13 AM

Lapid: Zionist Union Would Make the Haredim the Same Offer

Yesh Atid chairman blasts the Zionist Union for failing to criticize the make-up of Netanyahu's new coalition.Elad Benari, 5/10/2015, 5:42 AM

Lapid Livid Over Enlarging of Cabinet, Threatens Legal Action

Likud announces Knesset vote on enlarging the cabinet from 18 ministries to 20, evoking threats from Yesh Atid.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/8/2015, 8:30 PM

Herzog: Bibi Should Give the Mandate Back to the President

Zionist Union chairman insists he's not joining the coalition, says Netanyahu should give back the mandate he was given to form a gov't.Yedidya Ben Or, 5/8/2015, 4:12 AM

Herzog: I've Had No Contacts with Netanyahu

Labor leader continues to insist that he will not join a coalition headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 4/19/2015, 6:35 AM

Report: Netanyahu to Ask Rivlin for Coalition Extension

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to ask for more time to build coalition amid rumors of a possible unity government.Hezki Baruch, 4/18/2015, 9:22 PM

Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks After Impasse

Jewish Home reportedly to receive Economy, Strategic Affairs, Agriculture portfolios; MK Ayelet Shaked may gain a portfolio as well.Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 2:10 PM

Liberman to Place Hamas's Destruction as Coalition Condition

Report: Yisrael Beytenu to place obliterating Hamas on their agenda as part of talks, along with reinstating Liberman as FM.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 1:32 PM

Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

President Rivlin reportedly working behind the scenes towards a government with Likud and the "Zionist Union".Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/17/2015, 3:14 AM

Netanyahu Offers Aryeh Deri Transportation Ministry

PM makes offer apparently meant to work out conflict between Deri and Kahlon, and seal Kulanu coalition deal.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/14/2015, 6:24 PM

Regev Laments 'Blackmail' From Small Parties in Coalition Talks

MK Miri Regev claims small, medium parties are holding up talks, calls to change the electoral system to ensure majority is in power.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/14/2015, 1:43 PM

UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

All that's left is phrasing final agreement according to report, with deal to include cancellation of Enlistment Law's criminal sanctions.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 4/13/2015, 9:49 AM

Yinon Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition Talks

Incoming Jewish Home MK says that Netanyahu keeps raising the bar for the coalition - in hopes of forming a unity government instead.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 3/27/2015, 11:08 AM

Netanyahu to Meet with Haredi Parties for Coalition Talks

Rumors abound that Netanyahu could give UTJ chairman Yaakov Litzman Health Ministry, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri Interior Ministry.Haim Lev, 3/25/2015, 1:56 PM

MK Ayelet Shaked Accuses Likud of Reneging on Coalition Promises

Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked claims Netanyahu's promises to give the party precedence are 'not happening.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/25/2015, 9:36 AM

Bennett, Netanyahu Meet for First Time Since Elections

First meeting to discuss preliminary plans to form a coalition; Bennett expected to ask for Defense, Foreign Affairs Ministries.Hezki Baruch, 3/23/2015, 6:42 PM