Meretz to hold open party primaries for the first time ever

Far-left party will now allow potential MKs to be selected through open primaries, in major win for Meretz head Zehava Galon.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 7:48 PM

Feiglin's 'Zehut' party heads to the polls

Moshe Feiglin's Zehut party will hold its first-ever primaries Tuesday. Can a libertarian party gain traction in Israel?Tzvi Lev, 9/12/2017, 1:27 PM

Israel's opposition Labor seeks renewal with leadership vote

One of Labor's top candidates was Defense Minister credited with losing Second Lebanon War.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2017, 3:19 PM

Bennett: National Union should run in our primaries

Jewish Home leader asks, 'Why shouldn't Tekuma faction members run for party head?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2017, 12:58 PM

Jewish Home primaries: View the full results

How many people voted, how many votes did each candidate receive, and where did Bennett receive the highest percentage of votes?Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 5/1/2017, 2:17 PM

Bennett: Give me the strength to stand up for religious Zionism

Jewish Home leader asks party members to stand by him as party primaries get underway.Aruz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2017, 7:03 PM

Date set for Jewish Home primaries

'We invite the public to join and be a part of shaping the party that will lead Israel after the next election.'Hezki Baruch, 3/9/2017, 10:41 PM

28,000 register with Jewish Home party

28,000 people register as members of Jewish Home party to vote on Knesset list at the end of the year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2017, 3:40 PM

'Dictator' Lapid secretly cancels elections for party leadership

Lapid revealed to have covertly broken promises to hold primaries and elections for Yesh Atid chair, quietly postponing to next Knesset.Ari Yashar, 2/11/2016, 9:50 PM

70 percent of Israelis believe primaries bring corruption

Israelis show a lack of faith in the honesty of primary elections, say system could work if there were a budget cap and transparency.Netanel Katz, 2/11/2016, 1:35 PM

Israel-U.S. relations to turn a new page post elections

Former Senator Joseph Lieberman: 'No matter who is elected, the relationship will between Israel and the U.S. will get better'.Raphael Poch, 2/9/2016, 1:53 PM

In first vote, Bernie Sanders sweeps New Hampshire town primary

Dixville Notch traditionally holds the first vote in the New Hampshire primary, town votes unanimously for Sanders.Raphael Poch, 2/9/2016, 10:42 AM

Likud primaries canceled?

Registration to run for the chairman of the Likud party has closed, but there is only one candidate - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Shoshana Miskin, 1/10/2016, 4:57 PM

Netanyahu makes formal push to move up Likud primaries

In letter to Likud member, PM stresses need for 'stability,' urges members to advance primaries and help 'protect Israel.'Cynthia Blank, 12/23/2015, 4:42 PM

Comptroller's report may see corrupt MK get jail time

State Comptroller set to release report with evidence that one MK used state resources for party primaries campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2015, 10:41 AM

Amir Peretz to take on Herzog in Labor leadership race

Former defense minister says he will support chairman Yitzhak Herzog against PM Netanyahu's coalition until next Labor primaries.Cynthia Blank, 11/26/2015, 11:22 AM

State Comptroller Accuses Bennett of Misusing Campaign Funds

State Comptroller says Jewish Home head illegally used campaign contributions to help others in the party primaries.Matt Wanderman, 8/11/2015, 10:22 AM

Ex-MK Mossi Raz is #6 on Meretz List

Mossi Raz, who paid a condolence visit to the family of terrorist Ziad Abu Ein, placed in the #6 spot on the Meretz Knesset list.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 1/20/2015, 12:13 AM

Meretz Primaries: 'New Faces to Defeat the Right'

Central committee members vote for far-left Meretz's party list for 20th Knesset; expected to receive 5-6 seats in March elections.Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2015, 3:57 PM

MK Ayelet Shaked: Jewish Home Has Made History

Ayelet Shaked and 'diverse' range of other victorious Jewish Home candidates thank the public for their support during historic primaries.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 1/15/2015, 11:52 AM

What is the Make-Up of Jewish Home's Knesset List?

With 90% of votes counted, party list begins to emerge; 57% of registered party members participated in primaries.Cynthia Blank, 1/15/2015, 7:49 AM

Yechimovich: You Can Stop Donating Money Now

Former Labor leader reaches donation ceiling for primaries campaign, thanks donors for their contributions.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 1/12/2015, 4:52 PM

Jewish Home Candidates Strongly Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

In a pre-primary viral video, Jewish Home candidates asked their opinions on same-sex marriage; overwhelming majority against.Cynthia Blank, 1/8/2015, 1:40 PM

MK Chetboun Welcomes Results of Likud Primaries

"The people want a nationalist government," says Ha'am Itanu's Yoni Chetboun in response to Likud list.Ben Ariel, 1/2/2015, 5:12 AM

Yechimovich to Netanyahu: Reserve Another Spot for a Woman

Labor MK hails Likud's democratic primaries, but says more women should be given spots in the top 20.Ben Ariel, 1/2/2015, 2:15 AM

40% of Votes Counted: Who Will Win the Likud Primaries?

Polls closed 10 p.m. Wednesday with 55% of Likud members participating; as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday 40% of the votes had been counted.Cynthia Blank, 1/1/2015, 7:45 AM

Danon Concedes Defeat to Netanyahu in Likud Primaries

MK Danny Danon says PM Binyamin Netanyahu won the vote on the leadership for the Likud party, promises to work together with him.Elad Benari, 12/31/2014, 11:44 PM

MK Regev: Strong Pro-Bibi List Will Win Elections

Israel needs a strong Likud – and a strong Binyamin Netanyahu leading it, said MK Miri Regev, appealing to Likud members to vote.Yaakov Levi, 12/31/2014, 5:37 PM

Candidate Yehuda Glick Votes in Likud Primaries

Glick, Temple Mount activist and target of assassination attempt, says his 33 spot on list 'will be realistic when they hear I'm in Likud.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/31/2014, 12:48 PM

'Israel Must Take Off the Kid Gloves With the PA'

Likud Deputy Minister Akunis says world nations starting to realize Israel has no peace partner - problem is Livni still doesn't get it.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/31/2014, 12:15 PM

Likud Prepares for a Primaries Showdown

Danon speaks about his challenge on Netanyahu for Likud leadership as roughly 100,000 party members head for the ballot boxes.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 12/31/2014, 8:14 AM

Outcry After Jewish Home Candidate Promotes Land Withdrawals

Jewish Home issues unusual announcement distancing from statements of candidate who backs 'land for peace,' says Bennett does too.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/30/2014, 4:34 PM

Likud Election Official: No Reason Netanyahu Can't Run

Despite Likud comptroller disqualifying him, Netanyahu can still be the Likud's candidate for Prime Minister, says senior party official.Moshe Cohen, 12/24/2014, 5:13 PM

Jewish Home Goes on New Recruitment Campaign

Jewish Home on Tuesday announced that it was going on a major last-minute recruitment campaign.Moshe Cohen, 12/9/2014, 10:13 PM

Likud Central Committee Voting on Primaries

PM Netanyahu and MK Danny Danon decided that Likud primaries will be held on January 6.Yoni Kempinski, Gil Ronen, 11/9/2014, 9:06 PM

Jewish Home Primaries – in a Few Weeks

Arutz Sheva learned that the religious Zionist party's primaries may be held at the end of December.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 11/9/2014, 5:53 PM

Battle Over Likud Primaries: Who Will Win, Danon or Bibi?

Standoff expected between Prime Minister and MK Danny Danon, amid rumors that Netanyahu is trying to win allegiances.Hezki Baruch, 11/9/2014, 9:51 AM

Netanyahu and Danon Compromise on Likud Primaries

PM Netanyahu and MK Danon agree to bring the moving up of the primaries to a discussion at the Central Committee.Ben Ariel, 10/30/2014, 5:12 AM

Activists: Likud Trying to Keep Rightwing Names Off the List

Despite adding a second day of voting in its party primaries, the Likud still hasn't gotten it right, say activists in Judea and SamariaDavid Lev, 11/26/2012, 7:27 PM

Problems Reported in Bayit Yehudi Vote

Yeshiva students voting in Tuesday's Bayit Yehudi primaries have been turned away from polling places near where they study.David Lev, 11/6/2012, 11:13 PM

Despite Near-Riot, Yechimovich Changes Labor Rules

Labor Party head Shelly Yechimovich faced down a crowd of dissenters and convinced party members to conduct open primariesDavid Lev, 10/30/2012, 10:49 PM

Jewish Home Primaries Postponed

Primaries for the Jewish Home party are delayed in order to check voters’ information. Polls show Bennet with strong lead.Maayana Miskin, 10/5/2012, 2:45 PM

‘Jewish Home’ Plans Recruitment Drive

Jewish Home-Mafdal to recruit new members, ‘rejuvenate the party’ prior to primaries.Maayana Miskin, 3/30/2012, 10:32 AM

Americans Watchful as Netanyahu Fends Off Primary Challenge

Americans are watching closely as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu faces a challenge for party leadership in Tuesday's Likud primary.Chana Ya'ar, 1/30/2012, 5:43 PM

Ya'alon: Barak Would be a 'Troublemaker' and a Liability

Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon doesn't believe in reserving spaces for Knesset lists - especially not for Ehud Barak.David Lev, 1/5/2012, 12:17 PM

Netanyahu Decides: Likud Primaries Next Month

Netanyahu decides to hold primaries for the Likud earlier than scheduled, likely in order to maintain his strong position in the party.Elad Benari, 12/5/2011, 12:13 AM

After Labor Vote, Kadima Rivals Seek Primaries

Rivals of Kadima chair Tzipi Livni want to hold primaries soon, following MK Yechimovich’s Labor party victory.Maayana Miskin, 9/27/2011, 4:17 PM

Peretz Accuses as Yechimovich Takes the Lead

MK Amir Peretz attacks protégé, alleges dirty tactics. Yechimovich: We’re running a clean campaign.Maayana Miskin, 9/13/2011, 2:31 PM

Labor Leadership Race Headed for Second Round

Race for the leadership of the Labor party headed for a second round: none of the candidates was able to achieve 40% of the votes.Elad Benari, 9/13/2011, 1:36 AM