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The 75th anniversary of Israel's first elections

From the river to the sea lies the Middle East's only democracy, Israel. Blinken is wasting his time with Mahmoud Abbas. Op-ed.

The 75th anniversary of Israel's first elections

Israel's Deep State

At the top of the pyramid sit the Attorney General and the High Court, now openly stating their vested interests.  Op-ed.

Israel's Deep State

North Korea expected to cancel election

North Korea is expected to cancel planned elections in favor of a new election system.

North Korea expected to cancel election

The right side of Jewish History

Everything is “kosher” for left wing Israelis if it means holding onto their self-ordained power structure, the Israeli supreme court. Op-ed

The right side of Jewish History

BDS activist accused of antisemitism wins Ontario election

'Radical activist' associated with anti-Israel groups easily wins election to Ontario's legislature, despite Jewish groups sounding alarm.

BDS activist accused of antisemitism wins Ontario election

NDP stands by BDS candidate who called for eliminating Israel

Province's official opposition party defends 'radical activist' candidate who called for 'Palestinian state from the river to the sea.'

NDP stands by BDS candidate who called for eliminating Israel

Bennett blinked first

When two coalition MKs said they would vote against the Settlement Law and the Opposition refused to vote for it Bennett caved. Op-ed.

Bennett blinked first

Two Orthodox Jews elected to Zurich city council

Two Orthodox Jewish candidates have been elected to Zurich’s municipal council, winning seats in elections last weekend.

Two Orthodox Jews elected to Zurich city council

Trump spokeswoman presents the 'Pima County fish tail'

Spokeswoman posts analysis by Dr. Shiva of election results in Arizona showing a suspicious spike in Biden's mail-in ballot performance.

Trump spokeswoman presents the 'Pima County fish tail'

Candidate drops out of Canadian election over Holocaust tweet

NPD candidate for Nova Scotia riding apologizes for allegedly tweeting in 2019: ”Was Auschwitz a real place?”

Candidate drops out of Canadian election over Holocaust tweet

Canadian politician decries swastika vandalism of her signs

Simcoe North, Ontario candidate the latest victim of multiple instances of swastikas painted on campaign signs across Canada.

Canadian politician decries swastika vandalism of her signs

President worries government can't be formed

President Rivlin's meeting with party representatives has left him doubtful that any candidate can form a government.

President worries government can't be formed

Bennett answers Arutz Sheva reader questions

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett spends the eve of elections answering questions submitted by readers of the Arutz Sheva website.

Bennett answers Arutz Sheva reader questions

Shaked says Yamina is not planning for defeat

Ayelet Shaked tells Arutz Sheva that her party has only victory plans.

Shaked says Yamina is not planning for defeat

Sa'ar isn't ready to rule out Lapid or Bennett

New Hope chairman calls Bennett's written rejection unnecessary.

Sa'ar isn't ready to rule out Lapid or Bennett

Polling CEO: This election can't be predicted

A combination of factors has made this election defy ordinary statistical predictions.

Polling CEO: This election can't be predicted

The right way to make Israeli politicians more accountable

Israeli voters have no direct access to Knesset members and little influence on creating a truly representative democracy. Op-ed.

The right way to make Israeli politicians more accountable

Caution! The right-wing majority is misleading! Be sure to vote

Right-wing in-fighting may cancel out its huge lead among voters.Only massive rallying to vote will give us a right-wing government. Op-ed.

Caution! The right-wing majority is misleading! Be sure to vote

Smotrich: Dismantle the Civil Administration in Judea & Samaria

'Israelis living in Judea and Samaria are treated like second-class citizens,' says Religious Zionist Party head.

Smotrich: Dismantle the Civil Administration in Judea & Samaria

US Justice Thomas issues 'big' warning about US elections

"The decision to leave election law beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling." Thomas slams decision not to review two election cases.

US Justice Thomas issues 'big' warning about US elections

Arabic journalist: Ra'am could surprise us

An Arabic-language media representative discusses the recent split of the Arab parties and what it means for the upoming elections.

Arabic journalist: Ra'am could surprise us

'Netanyahu's career is on life support'

Yamina leader Bennet takes aim at Netanyahu and Sa'ar.

'Netanyahu's career is on life support'

Negotiations between Smotrich and Jewish Home continue

Despite earlier declarations, both Hagit Moshe and Bezalel Smortich are still hoping for a joint run to the Knesset

Negotiations between Smotrich and Jewish Home continue

Welfare Minister bids farewell

Welfare Minister Itzik Shmuli has decided not to run for Knesset this time.

Welfare Minister bids farewell

Huldai to Nissenkorn: I'm not quitting

HaYisraelim party chairman responds to Nissenkorn's departure from the political arena

Huldai to Nissenkorn: I'm not quitting

Jewish Home deputy: Jewish Home is back

The deputy head of the Jewish Home party says that his party is alive, well, and ready to run for Knesset.

Jewish Home deputy: Jewish Home is back

Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky: Unite all religious Zionist parties

Rabbi Kaminetzky lays out his reasons and plans for religious Zionist values in Israel's government

Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky: Unite all religious Zionist parties

Gantz considers joint run with Bennett

Benny Gantz may be considering banding together with his predecessor for the race for the 24th Knesset.

Gantz considers joint run with Bennett

MK Miki Zohar: We did our best to prevent this election

Coalition Chairman on upcoming elections: It's Blue and White's fault.

MK Miki Zohar: We did our best to prevent this election

Gantz: 'Netanyahu busy with legal case, not with public welfare'

Blue and White Chairman Minister Benny Gantz goes on offensive against Likud and PM: 'Either we keep rule of law, or we go to elections.'

Gantz: 'Netanyahu busy with legal case, not with public welfare'

Poll: Likud 27, New Hope 20, Yamina 14

Addition of MK Shasha-Biton to Gideon Sa'ar's party boosts its chances at coming election.

Poll: Likud 27, New Hope 20, Yamina 14

The cleaner who accidentally won the election

The mayor asked the cleaner to run in the election against him, but then a surprise awaited him.

The cleaner who accidentally won the election

New Laura Loomer ad raises Leftist ire

Florida's 21st District US Congress Republican candidate pulls no punches: 'Lois Frankel Is Meshuggah'

New Laura Loomer ad raises Leftist ire

'President Trump has 91% chance of being reelected in 2020'

Professor and Political Scientist Helmut Norpoth accurately predicted Trump's 2016 victory a full nine months before the election.

'President Trump has 91% chance of being reelected in 2020'

Poll gives 40 seats to Likud, 8 to Yamina

Right-leaning bloc leaps to 64 seats, while Labor Party does not pass electoral threshold. Yamina strengthens by two seats.

Poll gives 40 seats to Likud, 8 to Yamina

Three politicians can make 3000 year-old Jewish dream a reality

Three politicians can make 3000 year-old Jewish dream a reality

Likud to Yisrael Beyteinu: Got the wrong address?

Minister Levin responds to B&W demands, saying if it's serious, Yisrael Beyteinu should undertake to recommend Netanyahu to President.

Likud to Yisrael Beyteinu: Got the wrong address?

2 Days Left To Vote In World Zionist Congress Elections

U.S. area election for the World Zionist Congress ends in just two days, on March 11, 2020. Vote to make your voice heard in Israel.

2 Days Left To Vote In World Zionist Congress Elections

Bennett: 'Netanyahu needs strong party to the right'

Bennett said he was tired of religious right being used as "whipping boy," only Yamina would prevent another disengagement.

Bennett: 'Netanyahu needs strong party to the right'

Likud: 'Left trying to swindle elections'

The Likud accused the Left of using illegitimate means to influence election results.

Likud: 'Left trying to swindle elections'

Report surfaces of Gantz's misuse of army funds

A report has surfaced about Gantz's use of army funds for building 'palace' at Northern Command HQ.

Report surfaces of Gantz's misuse of army funds

Gantz blames Netanyahu for 'fake' Coronavirus news

In bizarre twist, Blue and White head, Benny Gantz blamed Netanyahu for making up news of Coronavirus spread.

Gantz blames Netanyahu for 'fake' Coronavirus news

Dozens of rabbis urge followers not to 'throw away' votes

Dozens of leading religious Zionist rabbis urge followers not to vote for parties with near-zero chance of passing electoral threshold.

Dozens of rabbis urge followers not to 'throw away' votes

Gantz campaign strategist says he's a "liability to Israel"

In a conversation with a friend, Gantz's campaign strategist is heard saying the Blue and White chairman is "incompetent" and "dangerous."

Gantz campaign strategist says he's a "liability to Israel"

Olmert predicts left coalition will get help from Joint List

Olmert predicted Gantz would form the next government with help from the Arab parties and called Netanyahu a "liar" whom he can't stand.

Olmert predicts left coalition will get help from Joint List

'Rabbi Peretz broke three agreements in one week'

Jewish Home source says Education Minister's announcing primaries for party leadership sought to thwart initiative for his immediate ouster.

'Rabbi Peretz broke three agreements in one week'

The disintegration of Israel's political structure

We have the wrong politicians: Gone are the times when politicians worked on the basis of 'my country before me'.

The disintegration of Israel's political structure

Shaked: 'I'll run in next election'

Former Justice Minister answers quote by Prime Minister that she would find herself out of politics even before upcoming elections.

Shaked: 'I'll run in next election'

Netanyahu not promoting the direct-election law

PM makes clear he is working for a broad national unity government - "the only gov't that can be established, and the one Israel needs now."

Netanyahu not promoting the direct-election law

'We will support direct elections for prime minister'

"Deri's direct election initiative, in the current situation, is correct," New Right leader says. "Work on the law has begun."

'We will support direct elections for prime minister'

Facebook under scrutiny over content regulation

How Facebook's power to dictate and censor content could eventually be more dangerous than Russia-sponsored ads to interfere in US elections

Facebook under scrutiny over content regulation

Deri: 'Absolute majority want Jewish, non-secular state'

Shas Chairman in Jerusalem: 'We met for first time for one purpose: To thank Creator for the great victory.'

Deri: 'Absolute majority want Jewish, non-secular state'

Right-wing parties blame each other for election results

Israel's right-wing are blaming each other for the poor election results, with 95 percent of votes counted.

Right-wing parties blame each other for election results

Shaked: 'Last hour to prevent Leftist government'

Yamina Chairwoman Ayelet Shaked calls on voters who have not yet voted to take advantage of last hour: 'Acquire world in one hour.'

Shaked: 'Last hour to prevent Leftist government'

Operation 'Moving Rightward' underway

Thousands of volunteers identified with the National Camp swarm streets and encourage residents to come out and vote.

Operation 'Moving Rightward' underway

How do you say 'voting percentage' in Swedish?

Nearly 200 journalists arrive from around world to cover 22nd Knesset election. GPO head: 'Elections in Israel - huge international event.'

How do you say 'voting percentage' in Swedish?

Netanyahu: 'Benny Gantz, shame on you'

PM to Gantz: 'You were proud that you endangered Golani soldiers for Palestinians; aren't you ashamed to make politics out of security?'

Netanyahu: 'Benny Gantz, shame on you'

Fellow Otzma brothers: Let us vote Yamina

If Otzma runs and does not get in, it potentially creates a situation of pikuach nefesh – danger to human life. Opinion.

Fellow Otzma brothers: Let us vote Yamina

Elections in IDF underway

Elections in IDF units began last Saturday and will continue until tomorrow at 10:00 PM when polling stations close.

Elections in IDF underway

Mandelblit: Leaking investigations - not electioneering

AG claims publishing material from Prime Minister investigations on news channels does not meet definition of campaign propaganda.

Mandelblit: Leaking investigations - not electioneering