News and updates about Likud

Likud poll:

Amir Ohana gains support, Gilad Erdan near the top

Poll of Likud party voters shows Defense Min. Yoav Gallant losing support, as returning ambassador Gilad Erdan takes his place.

Amir Ohana gains support, Gilad Erdan near the top

Nir Barkat to Netanyahu:

'I will oppose the Draft Law along with other MKs'

Minister Nir Barkat says he informed Prime Minister Netanyahu that he and other Likud MKs would oppose the Draft Law in its currently proposed format.

'I will oppose the Draft Law along with other MKs'

After the controversy

MK Vaturi apologizes: 'No one is an arm of Hamas'

Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Nissim Vaturi apologized for earlier statements calling anti-government protesters 'an arm of Hamas.'

MK Vaturi apologizes: 'No one is an arm of Hamas'

Likud MK:

‘The protesters are an arm of Hamas’

Likud MK, Nissim Vaturi, compared the anti-government protesters to Hamas terrorists: ‘There is the arm of the damned terrorists and the arm of the protesters.’

‘The protesters are an arm of Hamas’

Poll:

Likud voters want Yossi Cohen to lead if Netanyahu steps down

On the other side of the political map, respondents to the poll believe that the bloc of parties that will face Netanyahu in the next elections should be led by Benny Gantz or Naftali Bennett.

Likud voters want Yossi Cohen to lead if Netanyahu steps down

Poll:

Liberman and Labor gaining strength; Likud weakening

According to a new poll published by Kan News, Minister Gantz's National Unity party shows slight weakening | Meretz and Gideon Sa'ar's party do not pass the threshold

Liberman and Labor gaining strength; Likud weakening

Danny Danon may be appointed as ambassador to the UN

Gilad Erdan will finish his role as the ambassador to the UN this summer, and it is becoming clear that his replacement will be senior Likud MK Danny Danon.

Danny Danon may be appointed as ambassador to the UN

Likud MKs demand:

'Netanyahu, don't give up control of Rafah Crossing'

12 Likud ministers and MKs write to PM criticizing plan to turn over control of the Rafah Crossing to local Gazans. 'There is no victory without control.'

'Netanyahu, don't give up control of Rafah Crossing'

Minister Miki Zohar:

'Military control of Gaza will result in hundreds of casualties'

Culture and Sports Minister urges fellow Likud lawmakers to think twice before calling for Israeli military control of the Gaza Strip after the war.

'Military control of Gaza will result in hundreds of casualties'

Shouting match in Likud meeting

Fellow members of the Likud denounced Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for not doing his job correctly.

Shouting match in Likud meeting

Ahead of hostage release deal

Likud members demand Netanyahu hold a discussion

Seven members of Knesset from the Likud write letter to Netanyahu in which they demand that he hold a discussion in preparation for a hostage release deal.

Likud members demand Netanyahu hold a discussion

Likud MK:

'Include Sa'ar in War Cabinet'

MK Amit Halevi expresses support for the inclusion of Minister Gideon Sa'ar in the War Cabinet: Lapid and Liberman should also have been in the government.

'Include Sa'ar in War Cabinet'

Gallant to critics:

'Sorry to disappoint, I'm staying in Likud'

Defense Minister responds to criticism of his support for Gantz on the Draft Law issue, calls on politicians to 'learn from the soldiers' and stop attacking each other.

'Sorry to disappoint, I'm staying in Likud'

'He's harming the talks'

Lapid criticizes government, Likud fires back

Opposition leader Yair Lapid blasts government following reports that Israel did not present a proposal for release of the hostages in Cairo.

Lapid criticizes government, Likud fires back

Likud MK:

'Hamas should come crawling back to us for a deal'

MK Eliyahu Revivo says that the negotiations with Hamas thus far have not been aggressive enough.

'Hamas should come crawling back to us for a deal'

Threatening letters left at homes of Likud MKs

The letters included the full names and personal details of multiple coalition members including the names of children, identification numbers, names of siblings and spouses, and detailed addresses.

Threatening letters left at homes of Likud MKs

Likud's tempting offer for Yesh Atid

A senior Likud minister offered to give up the Ministry of Justice to enable Yair Lapid to join the coalition. Chairman of Yesh Atid: 'I will join if Smotrich and Ben Gvir are out.'

Likud's tempting offer for Yesh Atid

Likud MK:

'Add Liberman to the government now'

MK Osher Shkalim says he is in favor of adding Yisrael Beytenu chairman to the government and the War Cabinet due to the emergency situation.

'Add Liberman to the government now'

Likud MK:

'Our goals in Gaza are too vague, we need a plan'

MK Moshe Saada says the government has not created a sufficiently detailed set of goals to truly be victorious in Gaza.

'Our goals in Gaza are too vague, we need a plan'

Report:

Yesh Atid offered Ben-Gvir's ministry

Likud officials reportedly offer senior positions to Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beytenu parties in exchange for joining a unity government. Likud denies reports.

Yesh Atid offered Ben-Gvir's ministry

Poll:

Parties led by Bennett, Yossi Cohen change the map

Parties led by former Prime Minister and former Mossad chief would win 16 seats combined.

Parties led by Bennett, Yossi Cohen change the map

Gallant hints he won't approve IDF's Oct. 7 c'tee

Defense Minister attends Likud faction meeting, comments on transition to the new phase in the fighting in Gaza: The transition between the stages is aimed at creating a common language between the military and political levels.

Gallant hints he won't approve IDF's Oct. 7 c'tee

Sa'ar to activists:

'We're not going back to the Likud, period'

Minister Gideon Sa'ar speaks to New Hope Party activists, comments on possibility that he will join the Likud Party after the war.

'We're not going back to the Likud, period'

Danon to Netanyahu:

'Withdrawal of forces sends bad message to Sinwar'

At Likud faction meeting, MK Danon says Israel risks undoing gains in war by bowing to US pressure, Minister Akunis says PA won't rule Gaza.

'Withdrawal of forces sends bad message to Sinwar'

Moshe Feiglin leaves Likud:

'Netanyahu brought a strategic disaster'

In scathing letter sent to Likud CEO, Moshe Feiglin accuses Netanyahu of "bringing strategic disaster onto the State of Israel."

'Netanyahu brought a strategic disaster'

Likud MK to US news website:

'Establishing a Palestinian state would be rewarding Hamas'

In op-ed for The Hill, MK Dan Illouz explains why Israel must resist international pressure to establish a Palestinian state.

'Establishing a Palestinian state would be rewarding Hamas'

MK Nissim Vaturi: Bring Gideon Sa'ar back to Likud

Likud MK Nissim Vaturi: Unity government should be expanded and include Liberman - but not Lapid.

MK Nissim Vaturi: Bring Gideon Sa'ar back to Likud

Report:

Barkat intends to challenge Netanyahu for Likud leadership

Economy Minister tells Likud activists he intends to run for the leadership of the party.

Barkat intends to challenge Netanyahu for Likud leadership

Report:

MKs from the Likud plan to oust Netanyahu

MKs from the Likud have reportedly formulated a plan to oust Netanyahu and form a new government, but the chances of that happening are low.

MKs from the Likud plan to oust Netanyahu

Liberman demands to be a part of war cabinet

Yisrael Beytenu says no agreement yet on joining the emergency government, insists Liberman play a major role in decision-making.

Liberman demands to be a part of war cabinet

First wartime poll:

Gantz rises to 43 seats, Likud falls to 19

Right-wing coalition falls to 42 seats, opposition rises to 78 seats as voters react to Hamas massacre.

Gantz rises to 43 seats, Likud falls to 19

Levin causes controversy with municipal candidate endorsement

Justice Minister draws criticism after praising the Likud candidate for the Herzliya mayoral race.

Levin causes controversy with municipal candidate endorsement

Poll:

Netanyahu, Gantz neck and neck, left has majority

New survey find National Unity party weakening, but other left-wing parties strengthen, giving the opposition a majority.

Netanyahu, Gantz neck and neck, left has majority

Likud activists:

'Ayelet Shaked said she'd consider running with Likud'

Number of Likud mayors and other party activists call on former Minister to join the ranks of the ruling party.

'Ayelet Shaked said she'd consider running with Likud'

Likud clarifies:

Netanyahu has not scrapped the judicial reform

The Likud corrected the Prime Minister’s statement that during a meeting with Elon Musk, he called Levin's original proposal 'bad'

Netanyahu has not scrapped the judicial reform

Likud MK:

'Brothers in Arms is slandering Israel'

Likud MK Hanoch Milwidsky denounced the anti-reform protest organization as the next generation of Breaking the Silence.

'Brothers in Arms is slandering Israel'

Likud to Supreme Court:

'Striking down Basic Laws crosses a red line'

Party warns justices striking down Reasonableness Standard law would 'remove sovereignty from the people.

'Striking down Basic Laws crosses a red line'

Ra'anana:

Confrontation between Likud activists and anti-reform activists

Left-wing protesters interrupt Likud conference and violently calsh with party activists as Minister Galit Distel Atbaryan enters the hall.

Confrontation between Likud activists and anti-reform activists

'Outrageous statement':

Netanyahu condemns Likud MK Gotliv

MK Tally Gotliv under fire over tweet in which she wrote "the Shin Bet and the IDF are working with the terrorists and the prisoners."

Netanyahu condemns Likud MK Gotliv

Likud:

'Barak incites assassination of PM, where are investigators?'

Former PM shares video comparing Netanyahu to Hitler after stating he will be called on to lead the nation after bodies float in the river.

'Barak incites assassination of PM, where are investigators?'

Likud warns against holding new elections

Party officials cite polls showing right-wing camp at lowest point in advising other parties not to bring down govt. over Supreme Court.

Likud warns against holding new elections

Likud MK on unity government: 'The right way forward'

MK Moshe Saada of the Likud said that he supports additional parties joining the coalition: 'Those who wish to join are welcome.'

Likud MK on unity government: 'The right way forward'

Poll:

Likud voters believe government should focus on cost of living

Only 10% of Likud voters believe the judicial reform is the most important issue at stake.

Likud voters believe government should focus on cost of living

Likud source:

We'll advance Draft Law so haredim won't join National Unity

Likud source responds to haredi parties' threat to leave coalition: 'Draft Law will be advanced at the start of the winter session.'

We'll advance Draft Law so haredim won't join National Unity

Likud MK charges:

'Gantz and Lapid are afraid of the anarchists'

MK Avichay Buaron attacks the leaders of the opposition, says they are acting irresponsibly on judicial reform.

'Gantz and Lapid are afraid of the anarchists'

Likud:

Police complaint against attorney who called PM 'Iranian spy'

Ruling party accuses former Supreme Court candidate of incitement, demands action from law enforcement.

Police complaint against attorney who called PM 'Iranian spy'

Poll:

National Unity party strengthens, coalition weakens

Public divided over prospect of formation of unity government.

National Unity party strengthens, coalition weakens

Likud officials:

'The protests caused more damages than the BDS movement'

Likud officials respond to criticism that Netanyahu only gives interviews to international media outlets.

'The protests caused more damages than the BDS movement'

Likud warns:

'The court has always respected the Basic Laws until now'

Ruling party responds to historic 15-justice Supreme Court hearing on Basic Law reducing court's ability to apply Reasonableness Standard.

'The court has always respected the Basic Laws until now'

Yesh Atid MK to INN:

'I will never sit with Netanyahu, he is an arch criminal'

MK Ram Ben Barak on reasonableness cause: Anyone who cancels the reasonableness cause is someone who plans to do unreasonable things.

'I will never sit with Netanyahu, he is an arch criminal'

Likud MK to INN:

'Agreements? The opposition should behave responsibly'

MK Ariel Kallner says most Likud members are interested in agreements regarding the reform, and the opposition must take the next step.

'Agreements? The opposition should behave responsibly'

Rebellion in Likud?

Edelstein: Don't count on my vote

Likud MK Yuli Edelstein admits to "falling asleep at the wheel", says future legislation on judicial reform should be coordinated with him.

Edelstein: Don't count on my vote

Senior Likud sources:

We mustn't allow Justice Min. to continue unilateral legislation

'No reason Judicial Selection Committee can't meet to make decisions regarding the Magistrates, District, courts,' Science Min. Akunis says.

We mustn't allow Justice Min. to continue unilateral legislation

Likud MK withdraws bill reducing AG's powers

MK Eli Dallal is canceling his bill 'in a genuine spirit of trying to find compromise.'

Likud MK withdraws bill reducing AG's powers

Likud MK to INN:

'It is the left who is leading the profane and thuggish conduct'

MK Tally Gotliv welcomes approval of law reducing reasonableness standard: It teaches about governance.

'It is the left who is leading the profane and thuggish conduct'

Benny Begin on the attack:

'Likud has become a predatory and destructive party'

Former Likud MK blasts his former party following approval of bill limiting the reasonableness standard.

'Likud has become a predatory and destructive party'

Likud MK:

'We need to lead a process that reunites the people of Israel'

MK Hanoch Milwidsky speaks to INN about the need to continue the legislation of the judicial reform.

'We need to lead a process that reunites the people of Israel'

Likud condemns & removes activist who used Holocaust reference

Netanyahu ousts Likud party activist for telling protesters he wishes ‘another 6 million would burn.’

Likud condemns & removes activist who used Holocaust reference

43% of Likud voters: Unity is more important than legal reform

A survey by the Israel Democracy Institute indicates that only 23% of the respondents took part in protests against the legal reform.

43% of Likud voters: Unity is more important than legal reform

Poll:

National Unity has one more seat than Likud

43% oppose changes to the reasonableness clause, compared to 31% who support the move.

National Unity has one more seat than Likud