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

Herzog Approaches Kahlon for Coalition Coup

Labor's Yitzhak Herzog has not exactly declared defeat, officials confirm - and has approached Kulanu in bid to swing coalition leftward.Orly Harari, Tova Dvorin, 3/22/2015, 10:17 AM

Lapid to Netanyahu: Choose Anyone But Deri as Minister

Former Finance Minister begs Netanyahu not to choose Deri for Interior Minister, cites Shas chairman's jail stint for corruption.Benny Moshe, 3/21/2015, 9:35 PM

Yechimovich: Labor Needs a Reboot

Former Labor chairman Shelly Yechimovich calls on Labor MKs to unite and rethink party's worldview after loss.Hezki Baruch, 3/21/2015, 9:15 PM

Jewish Home MK Denies Reports of Internal Strife

MK Bezalel Smotrich blames media 'fantasies' for reports of Tekuma coup from within Jewish Home after major elections loss.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 3/20/2015, 10:25 AM

Rivlin to Begin Coalition Negotiations Sunday

President Reuven Rivlin to approach various party leaders days after elections; Netanyahu expected to be given task of forming coalition.Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2015, 10:23 PM

Akunis: Jewish Home is Likud's 'Sister Party'

Outgoing Deputy Minister and MK hails 'wonderful' elections results, says Likud has a natural partner in the Religious Zionist sector.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2015, 7:55 PM

Yesh Atid Sees Haredi Rollback on Policies

Spokesman Yair Zavid says what Shas and UTJ want would cripple Haredi sector.Gedalyah Reback, 3/18/2015, 3:31 PM

Bennett: Only 'Big Jewish Home' Can Keep Netanyahu 'Honest'

Binyamin Netanyahu talks a good 'right-wing game,' but he needs to be 'watched,' said Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett.Yaakov Levi, 3/17/2015, 11:54 AM

Lapid Warns Against Herzog-Haredi Alliance

Lapid slams 'corrupt political interest groups' behind haredi parties, claims only a strong Yesh Atid can prevent Herzog-haredi government.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 11:32 AM

The Center-Left Bloc is an Illusion

Expert on Israeli public opinion sees a center-left government being just as unstable as a national unity government.Gedalyah Reback, 3/16/2015, 10:42 PM

Herzog: 'I Am Ready to Be Prime Minister'

Labor leader answers - and evades - tough questions just before elections. On the agenda: building freezes and diplomatic approach to Iran.Tova Dvorin, 3/15/2015, 2:37 PM

Report: Top ISIS Commanders Killed in Air Strike

A report said that a coalition airstrike against ISIS targets in areas they control has killed a “large number” of the its top commanders.Yaakov Levi, 2/26/2015, 9:09 AM

MK Litzman: Lapid Needs to do 'Penance,' by Sitting in Oppostion

If Yair Lapid is sorry for what he has done to the haredi public, said MK Yaakov Litzman, let him prove it by staying out of the government.Moshe Cohen, 2/26/2015, 8:35 AM

Poll: Likud and Labor Tie, But Left Bloc Stronger

A 24-seat tie for Likud and Labor may not be enough to prevent the left from forming a stronger coalition, poll reveals.Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2015, 5:09 PM

Akunis: 'Labor Will Not Be Invited to the Next Government'

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis says Labor is too far-left to be considered for a potential coalition; guarantees Jewish Home will be included.Hezki Baruch, 2/14/2015, 6:42 PM

Poll Shows Stronger Right-Wing Coalition for 20th Knesset

Likud-led coalition remains strong, projections show; more Israelis want a right-wing than left-wing government overall.Tova Dvorin, 2/13/2015, 12:51 PM

Bennett: I Don't Believe We're Netanyahu's First Choice

Netanyahu is saying all the right things before the election, but will he swing leftward the day after?Moshe Cohen, 2/12/2015, 2:25 PM

Litzman: UTJ Can't Join Leftist Gov't Aiding Shabbat Desecration

A debate seems to be growing in United Torah Jewry on whether or not the party would join a government headed by Labor.Moshe Cohen, 2/12/2015, 12:07 PM

Poll: Likud, Labor Still Competing for Top Spot

Right-wing and left-wing parties neck-and-neck for a coalition, as well - with the same number of seats projected for each.Orli Harari and Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2015, 2:49 PM

Labor Gains, But Could Face Coalition Crisis

Labor gains biggest number of seats yet in latest poll - but analysts predict that Herzog and Livni will be left without coalition partners.Tova Dvorin, 1/16/2015, 10:38 AM

Hareidi Party Lists Prerequisites for Joining Coalition

United Torah Judaism MKs say budget for hareidi schools a must, vow to reverse hareidi enlistment law mandating IDF service.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 1/13/2015, 10:35 PM

Liberman Won’t Rule Out Joining Labor Coalition

Foreign Minister says rotation agreement between Livni, Herzog was a mistake.Gil Ronen, 12/13/2014, 6:19 PM

Bibi Accuses Lapid, Livni of Leading a 'Putsch'; Calls Elections

PM says he took a 'personal risk' firing Lapid and Livni, but said they had made it impossible to govern; calls for snap elections.Ari Yashar and Ari Soffer, 12/2/2014, 8:32 PM

Netanyahu Fires Lapid and Livni from Coalition

After failed last-minute talk with Lapid, PM gives Yesh Atid and Hatnua chairpersons the boot spelling imminent elections.Ari Yashar, 12/2/2014, 6:27 PM

Livni Warns Government has 'Reached a Crossroads'

Elections rhetoric becomes more blatant, as Hatnua head calls to let voters choose between 'two worldviews,' slams 'Knesset extremists.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/1/2014, 2:59 PM

Herzog: I'll be Israel's Next Prime Minister

Opposition leader confident that he will be Israel’s next Prime Minister, calls for the formation of a centrist bloc.Elad Benari, 11/30/2014, 4:00 AM

Netanyahu: We Can't Continue Governing Like This

As he mulls his next steps, PM reportedly tells associates that the coalition cannot continue functioning under the present conditions.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/28/2014, 10:06 PM

Report: Netanyahu May Dissolve the Knesset

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continuing to seriously consider calling early elections in the wake of ongoing coalition troubles.Elad Benari, 11/28/2014, 6:15 AM

Likud Warns 'Coalition Cannot Continue Like This'

Senior Likud sources reveal Netanyahu doesn't want early elections, but likely has no choice given his coalition partners' behavior.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/27/2014, 4:41 PM

Netanyahu Makes Another Offer to Hareidim

According to television report, PM has offered hareidim new elections if they recommend that he head the next government.Elad Benari, 11/27/2014, 6:15 AM

Elkin: We Weren't Elected to Promote Livni's Agenda

MK Ze’ev Elkin says the Likud is determined to pass the Jewish State Law and isn't deterred by threats of an election.Shimon Cohen, 11/25/2014, 5:16 AM

Amidst Crisis, Herzog Urges Livni and Lapid to Leave Coalition

The day after 'Jewish State' Law' passed in Cabinet, Herzog urges Ministers Livni and Lapid to abandon the coalition under Netanyahu.Cynthia Blank, 11/24/2014, 4:39 PM

Netanyahu Asks 'All the Left' to Join Unity Government

PM's invitation to opposition to join his government draws criticism from across the political spectrum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2014, 2:12 AM

Liberman: I Wouldn't Recommend Elections Right Now

Foreign Minister reiterates that the Yisrael Beytenu party will not accept any changes to the coalition.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2014, 1:15 AM

Hanegbi Rules Out Elections in 2015

Deputy Foreign Minister says no one in the coalition or opposition has a reason to want elections at the present time.Yishai Karov and Elad Benari, 11/17/2014, 4:42 AM

Lapid Says Elections Are a 'Very Bad Idea'

Finance Minister seeks to calm tensions amid reports that the coalition is about to fall apart.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 11/17/2014, 2:16 AM

Hareidim Say 'No' to Netanyahu

Prime Minister Netanyahu allegedly approached hareidi MKs with a coalition deal - but this time, they say they're sick of being 'used.'Haim Lev, 11/16/2014, 7:05 PM

Lapid Threatening to Form 'Alternate Coalition'

Reports say Lapid's close associate has told PM Netanyahu's associates that Lapid is considering forming an alternate government.Nir Har Zahav, 11/14/2014, 4:16 AM

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.Elad Benari, 10/22/2014, 5:13 AM

Liberman: It's Either This Coalition or New Elections

Foreign Minister declares he will refuse any changes in the make-up of the current coalition, even if that means holding elections.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2014, 3:46 AM

Lapid Looking into Possibility of Joining Opposition

Yesh Atid chairman asks Meretz, Arab MKs if they would support him as Opposition Head, in a bid to frighten Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 9/22/2014, 7:57 PM

Levin: Coalition Rocky, But No Split - Yet

Coalition Chairman speaks to Arutz Sheva about the resignation of Gideon Sa'ar - and how hareidi parties could replace Yesh Atid.Benny Toker, Tova Dvorin, 9/19/2014, 9:30 AM

Talk of New Coalition With 'Childish' Lapid Replaced by Hareidim

Coalition Chairman Levin warns a coalition change is in the cards, but 'irresponsible' Lapid's party may find itself out.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/6/2014, 8:54 PM

'Only a Unified National Camp Can Keep Israel Jewish'

MK Yoni Chetboun calls on Netanyahu to swap Yesh Atid for hareidi MKs in coalition, says Lapid attempting to make Israel 'universalist.'Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/11/2014, 5:50 PM

Herzog Blames the Government for Peace Talks Collapse

Opposition leader says Netanyahu should “initiate a comprehensive and courageous offer” to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Yishai Karov and Elad Benari, 4/27/2014, 5:31 AM

Likud to Bennett: Want to Quit? Go Ahead

Likud officials respond to Bennett's threats to leave the coalition, say that no one is forcing him to be in the government.Elad Benari, 4/11/2014, 3:43 AM

Opposition: If Liberman Wants Elections, Give Them to Him

Opposition members call for elections following Foreign Minister's remarks that going to the polls is better than releasing terrorists.Elad Benari, 4/7/2014, 3:15 AM

Jewish Home Leaving Coalition Over Terrorist Releases?

MK allegedly tells women's organization that fourth batch of terror releases a 'red line' for Jewish Home.Tova Dvorin, 3/21/2014, 2:36 PM