'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 are a Legion of 19 Spears' Protecting Peace Agenda

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 on Hareidim, 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 from Passing

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: Jewish Home 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

Levin Warns Coalition In Danger of Break-Up

Coalition chair announces coalition likely to be replaced soon, comes as Likud MKs plan to 'rebel' against concessions.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2014, 11:12 AM

Akunis: Coalition in Danger from Kerry Deal

Deputy Minister warns coalition govt. faces significant changes due to US pressure on Jordan Valley withdrawal.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2014, 12:05 PM

Deri: Shas Not a 'Safety Net' For Kerry Deal

Shas Chairman declares his party will not provide a 'safety net' to form a new coalition enabling peace deal, withdrawals.Ari Yashar, 1/3/2014, 9:38 AM

Steinitz: Lapid is Like Mandela's Sign Language Interpreter

Minister Yuval Steinitz slams Finance Minister Lapid, said he misled the public about the deficit.Elad Benari, 12/22/2013, 1:23 AM

Edelstein to Temporarily Head Most Important Committee

Knesset Speaker plans to appoint himself as temporary Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee due to coalition spat.Elad Benari, 12/18/2013, 2:18 AM

Report: Likud Officials Fed Up with Lapid

Senior Likud members are fed up with the behavior of Yesh Atid and are hinting that there will be changes in the coalition if this keeps up.Elad Benari, 12/16/2013, 2:15 AM

Herzog 'Not Rushing' to Join Bibi's Coalition

"If Netanyahu goes for a bold diplomatic move I'll be there to help him," says new Labor chairman.Elad Benari, 11/24/2013, 2:20 AM

Herzog Could be 'Easy Partner' for Netanyahu

Political analysts say that MK Yitzchak Herzog could be easier to convince to join the coalition than MK Shelly Yechimovich.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/22/2013, 10:33 PM

PA's New Demand: New Israeli Coalition

PA advisor insists that negotiations cannot continue unless Israel changes current coalition gov't - and demands that it does.Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2013, 12:18 PM

Yachimovich: No Rush to Join the Coalition

Labor leader says there's no point in entering the coalition over "a wave of construction in the settlements."Elad Benari, 11/10/2013, 5:45 AM

Livni: Bayit Yehudi a Threat to Israel-PA Talks

Hatnua head accuses Bayit Yehudi of threatening Israel-PA talks, asks Labor to ‘be responsible’ and take its place.Maayana Miskin, 11/3/2013, 8:20 AM

Netanyahu Warns Likud Ministers: 'Don't Split Coalition'

rime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Likud ministers to support building policies and avoid rocking the boat, lest "the ship sinks."Chana Ya'ar, 6/10/2013, 6:14 PM

Coalition Chairman: Stormy Knesset Term Ahead

MK Yariv Levin says unlike previous Knesset, the Opposition will be meaningful.Gil Ronen, 4/22/2013, 12:45 PM

Animal Farm, 2013: A Fowl Tale

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Netanyahu: Time to Work Together

It’s time to put all the differences aside and work together, Netanyahu tells the members of his new government during their first meeting.Elad Benari, 3/19/2013, 12:13 AM

Knesset Votes Government in, With 68 For, 48 Against

After nearly six weeks of negotiations and many dramatic moments, Israel has a new governmentDavid Lev, 3/18/2013, 8:35 PM

PM: There is No Jewish Future Without Israel

Binyamin Netanyahu said that his objective as Prime Minister is to “ensure the future of the Jewish people"David Lev, 3/18/2013, 4:16 PM

Lapid’s ’18 Ministers’ Demand Complicates Coalition Talks

Netanyahu tries to build coalition as Lapid limits number of ministries, Bennett limits parties’ spending.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2013, 9:55 AM

Bayit Yehudi: Hareidi Draft Agreement Incomplete

Bayit Yehudi party denied Saturday night report that it had reached an agreement with Yesh Atid party on hareidi enlistment. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/24/2013, 11:20 AM

Mesika: Livni Appointment Strategic Error, Political Folly

Mesika: To let Tzipi Livni conduct these negotiations, is like saying that a serious traffic offender can be the police chief of traffic.Arutz Sheva staff, 2/22/2013, 3:43 AM

Hamas: Netanyahu, Livni Are Both War Criminals

Hamas is not impressed by the coalition agreement signed this week by MK Tzipi Livni, leader of the centrist Hatnua party, and PM Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva, 2/21/2013, 6:29 PM

Bennett to Netanyahu: 'Not Too Late to Make Amends'

Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett calls on PM Netanyahu to patch things up with the Bayit Yehudi party before it's too late. Gil Ronen, 2/20/2013, 10:06 PM

Two-Seat Kadima May Follow Livni Into Coalition

Kadima may be the next faction to join Netanyahu's embryonic coalition after Tzipi Livni's party did so on Tuesday. Gil Ronen, 2/20/2013, 9:23 PM

Bibi and Bar Ilan

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Netanyahu: 'No to Civil War'

Prime Minister's unusual allusion to civil war regarding hareidi enlistment issue may be a positive signal to hareidim.Gil Ronen, 2/2/2013, 9:52 PM

Lieberman Hints at Lapid for Finance Minister

Lieberman spoke about the formation of a coalition government, calling Yair Lapid "a natural choice for finance minister."Annie Lubin, 1/23/2013, 8:50 PM

Report: PM Plans Leftist Coalition because of Obama

Likud insiders claim Netanyahu will foresake his "natural partners" and shift from a nationalist government to a more central one. Annie Lubin, 1/14/2013, 12:03 PM

Most Likely Outcome: a More Nationalist, Religious Coalition

With elections 2 weeks away, polls indicate next government will be tougher against Obama's pressure.Gil Ronen, 1/6/2013, 6:18 PM

Labor Head: I'll Sit with Likud Only as Prime Minister

MK Yachimovich says if she does not defeat Netanyahu, she will head opposition.Gil Ronen, 1/3/2013, 5:48 PM

Likud MK Hints Bennett Likely to be in Coalition

MK Tzipi Hotovely wants a large Likud but believes Bayit Yehudi will also be in the government.Gil Ronen, 12/25/2012, 9:46 AM

Netanyahu: I Never Ruled Out Bennett

Report: Prime Minister says his alleged anti-Bennett position is in fact spin produced by Bennett himself.Gil Ronen, 12/19/2012, 10:53 PM

Report: Netanyahu Doesn't Want Bennett in Coalition

Channel 10: Netanyahu wants a centrist government, not one with a hawkish image.Gil Ronen, 12/17/2012, 12:26 PM

Will the Right Wing Bloc Split?

Analysis: Likud-Kadima talks on hareidi army service could falter because of Arab enlistment issue.Gil Ronen, 7/10/2012, 12:30 PM

Coalition Chairman Admits Likud-Hareidi Tension

MK Ze'ev Elkin warns a rift between Likud and hareidi parties would split right wing bloc.Gil Ronen, 7/10/2012, 11:05 AM

The New Coalition: Perhaps We Deserve What We Get

How will the Kadima-Likud merger affect policy? The irony of it all is that we actually accept the fact that we have no idea. Asher Keren, 5/14/2012, 10:38 AM

Netanyahu, Mofaz Deal With Blowback from Deal

Some ministers and MKs in both the Likud and Kadima are not happy with the deal that has given PM Netanyahu a 'super coalition'David Lev, 5/10/2012, 1:57 PM

Lieberman Warns: We May Take Down the Government

Lieberman threatens to break apart Netanyahu's coalition in response to disagreements, including clash with Shas.Maayana Miskin, 2/10/2011, 1:12 AM

Likud: No More Coalition Job Shuffling

Jealous of 'Independence' faction's gains, other government partners want to reopen coalition agreements.Gil Ronen, 1/18/2011, 12:57 PM

Barak, Lieberman Straining Coalition

Defense Minister demands cabinet vote affirming Israel wants a PA state. Israel Our Home wants a vote on military conversions.Gil Ronen, 12/27/2010, 8:53 PM

Netanyahu Planning for Post-Freeze Political Assault

Obama's new 3-month building freeze is not yet approved, but Netanyahu is making contingency plans to shore up coalition if some partners quit.Hillel Fendel, 11/15/2010, 12:59 PM

Lieberman Corruption Charges Fuel Coalition Speculation

Experts say Israel Our Home may leave coalition if Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is convicted -- but not before then. Zalman Nelson , 7/16/2009, 12:39 PM