Netanyahu's end? A Shakespearian tragedy

Do we have the makings of a Shakespearian tragedy or will there be a twist in the tale? Barry Shaw, 9/21/2019, 10:48 PM

Let Liberman be Deputy Prime Minister and call it a day

Jaws might drop over this suggestion, and Trump haters might even go so far as to suggest an investigation as to Russia’s possible ties to the ‘mad’ Russian Avigdor, but there is nothing wrong with being mad like a fox. Gerald McGlothlin, 9/19/2019, 4:02 PM

Liberman: We will not sit with the Arab parties

Yisrael Beytenu chairman calls on Netanyahu and Gantz to focus on a unity government. "For us, there is no other option."Elad Benari, 9/19/2019, 5:12 AM

The Israeli election and Liberman’s conditions.

Heavy Russian Liberman is the pivotal figure today, but he is also the problem. Barry Shaw, 9/18/2019, 3:14 PM

The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

Did you know that the First Knesset included 117 Jews and 3 Arabs, 108 men and 12 women, while the 21st (recent) Knesset included 12 Arabs and 29 women. Daniel Pinner, 9/17/2019, 9:00 AM

Liberman zigzagging: What did he say just two months ago?

In April, Liberman rejected the possibility of establishing a unity government and promised to recommend only Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2019, 6:13 AM

MK Kisch: I hope to be Minister of Communications

Likud MK says Netanyahu planning further changes in the transitional government and will probably dismiss Uri Ariel and Yifat Shasha-Biton.Elad Benari, 6/12/2019, 5:37 AM

PM: 'Heart-rending' to see people left homeless by firestorm

Netanyahu offers thanks to foreign countries which aided Israel during firestorm, says he's tracking rebuilding of homes destroyed in fires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 2:05 PM

Attorney General warns new coalition

Mandelblit says he will not hesitate to voice his position on initiatives to weaken the judicial system.Hezki Baruch, 5/24/2019, 3:32 AM

'Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag in politics'

Smotrich: 'I am not frustrating the formation of the government - but Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag and a fifth wheel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 11:31 AM

'The parties still have their heads in the clouds'

PM opens cabinet meeting by addressing Eurovision and coalition talks. 'I hope we can bring the parties back to the ground.'Hezki Baruch, 5/19/2019, 11:48 AM

'Without education, justice portfolios, there is no government'

National Union chairman: 'Without me there's no coalition. I am not returning to a government in which we are hanged in the Supreme Court.'Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2019, 2:41 PM

'If I was in Netanyahu's place, I would be nervous'

Could Avidgor Liberman's demands torpedo efforts to build a right-wing - religious coalition government? Raviv Drucker weighs in.103FM, 4/28/2019, 9:25 PM

No agreement on haredi draft

First round of coalition talks between Likud and Yisrael Beytenu conclude this morning. No agreements reached regarding draft of haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2019, 2:48 PM

Netanyahu tasked with forming government

President Rivlin chooses Netanyahu to establish next coalition. 'For the fifth time, you have secured the support of this dear people.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 8:34 PM

The implications of Netanyahu’s re-election

The Leftist version of Israeli society has been effectively ended with the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu to a fifth term. Ron Jager, 4/10/2019, 6:59 PM

"Our Union Saved the Right Bloc

MK Slomianski, who managed the union's contacts with the prime minister, is convinced that the agreement was the right oneArutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 4:54 PM

Opposition brings down coalition's bill

For the second time since Yisrael Beytenu left, the opposition is able to bring down one of the coalition's bills.Hezki Baruch, 12/18/2018, 5:34 AM

New law would ban sitting MKs from defecting to the coalition

Amid efforts by rebel Zionist Union MK Robert Tivaev to join coalition, new law would ban lawmakers from 'crossing the lines'.Tzvi Lev, 11/29/2018, 3:42 PM

Kahlon, Bennett, Be Courageous!

Zionist Union Chairman encourages ministers to leave coalition and the PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 4:39 PM

Jewish Home MK: We showed national responsibility

MK Yogev says party's decision to remain in coalition was made for the good of the nation, and believes Jewish Home voters appreciate this.Hezki Baruch, 11/20/2018, 9:15 AM

Netanyahu scrambles to prop up coalition

After Jewish Home to leave coalition if Bennett not appointed defense minister, PM says Kahlon holds the key to prevent elections.Tzvi Lev, 11/17/2018, 5:44 PM

Amsalem: I recommend not giving Bennett defense portfolio

Chairman of the coalition accuses Bennett of making too bold a demand to take over defense ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2018, 12:21 PM

The goal: To stabilize the coalition

Prime minister holds consultations with coalition leaders and senior Likud officials in attempt to maintain coalition post-Yisrael Beytenu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2018, 5:03 PM

Begin rips 'Death Penalty for Terrorists' bill

Likud MK and son of former Prime Minister calls death penalty bill 'harmful and foolish proposal', vows to vote against it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2018, 3:08 PM

'The way the funds were transferred was like protection money'

Bennett attacks transfer of Qatari funds to Hamas in Gaza, explains why Jewish Home requested another hearing on the 'Sa'ar Law.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2018, 1:02 PM

Lapid: 'There's an attempt to undermine rule of law

'There are two Netanyahu's: Statesman who brought embassy to Jerusalem, and haunted man sitting at night writing articles.'Rafael Levi, 5/28/2018, 7:17 PM

'The preferred goal is solving the coalition crisis'

Prime Minister Netanyahu stresses that he is not interested in dismantling the coalition.Nitsan Keidar, 3/5/2018, 11:38 PM

Due to security situation: Sovereignty bill postponed

Coalition heads unanimously decide to postpone vote on bill seeking to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, due to situation in North.Hezki Baruch, 2/11/2018, 2:23 PM

Coalition to advance Muezzin Law

Coalition working to advance the Muezzin Law, which seeks to limit the use of loudspeakers in mosques.Ben Ariel, 1/24/2018, 5:12 AM

'We are only gaining in the polls'

Jewish Home chairman says his party will support the haredi Supermarket Law in order to preserve the status quo.Chaim Lev, 12/11/2017, 1:04 AM

MKs: Promises not kept? We'll be absent from Knesset votes

Coalition MKs threaten to be absent from important Knesset votes unless Netanyahu approves budget for Judea and Samaria bypass roads.Eliran Aharon, 10/26/2017, 4:15 AM

Kahlon: Relations with Netanyahu aren't the same

Finance Minister: Crisis over broadcasting corporation was a watershed moment.Ben Ariel, 6/21/2017, 5:07 AM

Bill to punish PA for paying terrorist's salaries

Bill to withhold tax funds from PA equal to organization's payments to terrorists in Israeli prisons submitted by opposition MKs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2017, 4:18 PM

Herzog: There will be elections within a year

Opposition leader claims coalition is in the midst of a crisis.Elad Benari, 4/2/2017, 4:51 AM

Deri to Herzog: Join the government

Shas chairman calls on opposition leader to join the government. Herzog responds and calls on Deri to join alternative coalition.Ido Ben Porat, 3/29/2017, 12:08 AM

Jewish Home Minister: Don't touch Shabbat

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel calls on government not to touch Shabbat issues' status quo, warns any changes could problems.Hezki Baruch, 1/8/2017, 9:46 AM

Kahlon denies he's looking to form alternative coalition

Reports say Kahlon spoke with Zionist Union and Israeli President Rivlin regarding alternate coalition, Kahlon denies speaking to Rivlin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2017, 7:04 AM

Is Herzog on the way to the coalition?

Likud source denies reports that Netanyahu asked heads of coalition parties to opine about the possibility of Zionist Union joining.Hezki Baruch, 9/28/2016, 4:46 AM

Haredi ultimatum: Our Shabbat, or your coalition

The heads of the haredi parties have given Netanyahu 24 hours to end the train works on Shabbat, or they will break the government.Hezki Baruch, 8/25/2016, 9:10 PM

Tensions rise in Knesset as budget bill looms

Threats, finger-pointing abound as Coalition and Opposition battle out bill for two-year budget on several fronts.Shai Landesman, 7/27/2016, 11:35 AM

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