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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: '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

Litzman: Lapid Needs to do 'Penance' in Opposition

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

'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: Stronger Right-Wing Coalition for 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 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: Haredim Can't Join Leftist Gov't

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 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

Netanyahu: 'Impossible to Lead Nation Like This'

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 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

'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

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 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: 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 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 Looks 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 Without 'Childish' Lapid

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

'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 Gov't for 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: Give Liberman Elections

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 Gov't 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

'Frustrated' Former Shabak Head's Coalition Rant

Yuval Diskin attacks 'extremist' Likud coalition, which will lead Israel to 'national, social and financial disaster.'Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 3/21/2014, 1:25 PM

MK Orbach: Jewish Home a 'Real' Party

Jewish Home played crucial role in developing the three important laws passed by the Knesset this week, says MK Uri Orbach.David Lev, 3/13/2014, 3:25 PM

Stormy Week in Knesset as Controversial Bills Loom

Hareidi enlistment, land concession referendum bill and increased voter threshold all on the table - to opposition's fury.Maayana Miskin, 3/9/2014, 11:18 AM

'A Building Freeze is a Redundant, Deluded Idea'

Minister of Housing Uri Ariel says US needs to 'stop and think' about its failures throughout Middle East before pressuring Israel.Tova Dvorin , 2/19/2014, 8:09 PM

'The Kerry Plan? Don't Worry about It'

Netanyahu confidant MK Tzahi Hanegbi declares to Arutz Sheva that there is no need to be concerned about the US 'framework for peace.'Tova Dvorin, 2/17/2014, 9:58 PM

Lapid: 'We're a Legion of 19 Spears' for Peace

Finance Minister Yair Lapid insists in speech to American leaders that peace deal is the key to economic, political, and internal stability.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin , 2/17/2014, 8:24 PM

MK Maklev Presents: 'The Best' of the Coalition

Hareidi MK Uri Maklev says a divided coalition cannot function, presents a selection of quotes to prove his point.Elad Benari, 2/11/2014, 5:42 AM

Lapid: No Criminal Sanctions, No Coalition

Lapid says new enlistment law will pass, demands it include punishment. On peace talks, 'after evictions we'll all be different people.'Ari Yashar, 2/8/2014, 9:09 PM

Report: Netanyahu Promised to Stop US Framework

Prime Minister allegedly promised Jewish Home that the US's interference in negotiations would be curtailed.Tova Dvorin, 2/7/2014, 8:42 AM

Bennett: We Could Leave Coalition Over Kerry Plan

Bennett rejects coalition 'soap opera,' says will leave coalition if peace deal doesn't meet his party's values.Ari Yashar, 2/4/2014, 3:03 PM

Poll Reversal: Likud Beytenu Up, Jewish Home Down

Likud Beytenu up to 36, Jewish Home drops to 11 according to poll; conflicts with findings of a poll earlier in the week.Ari Yashar, 1/31/2014, 11:21 AM

'Bennett's Dismissal Letter Was Ready to be Sent'

Officials close to PM Netanyahu satisfied that the ultimatum to Bennett worked “faster than they could have imagined”.Elad Benari, 1/30/2014, 1:15 AM