Histadrut Chairman Demands Unity Government

Head of Israel's workers' union argues unity government is only way to deal with challenges facing and division within Jewish state.Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 8:47 AM

PA Unity Govt. Ministers Say Hamas Held them Hostage in Hotel

Further signs of disunity as ministers says Hamas blocked them from working on salary war in Gaza visit; 'crisis bigger than unity govt.'Ari Yashar, 4/22/2015, 9:20 AM

Herzog: I've Had No Contacts with Netanyahu

Labor leader continues to insist that he will not join a coalition headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 4/19/2015, 6:35 AM

Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

President Rivlin reportedly working behind the scenes towards a government with Likud and the "Zionist Union".Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/17/2015, 3:14 AM

Likud Minister Denies Report Bibi, Herzog Met Secretly

Gilad Erdan says as far as he knows, the meeting did not occur, but warns if negotiations drag on, coalition with Labor could result.Gil Ronen, 4/14/2015, 11:51 AM

Shalom Stresses: Likud Will Form a Government on Time

With pressure mounting for a coalition, Likud minister Silvan Shalom says unity government is on table if Labor agrees to basic guidelines.Cynthia Blank, 4/12/2015, 11:00 AM

Jewish Home: Netanyahu Still Giving Us 'Runaround'

A source in Jewish Home says it appears that Likud wants a government with its “natural allies” - but not with Jewish Home.Moshe Cohen, 4/9/2015, 8:51 AM

'Unity Government? The Matzah Must be Getting to Your Head!'

Despite media speculation, Labor MK Eitan Cabel vehemently denies any contact between Likud and Labor during coalition negotiations.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/6/2015, 4:46 PM

Im Tirtzu: 'Post-Zionist' Labor MKs Do Not Belong in Government

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Im Tirtzu's Policy Director Alon Schvartzer dismisses unity government, says MKs like Stav Shaffir are anti-Jewish.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 4/5/2015, 8:35 AM

State of the Unity: PA-Hamas, One Year Later

On April 1, 2014, the PA broke the Oslo Accords by applying to UN agencies. In one year, nothing - and everything - has changed.Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2015, 6:44 PM

Likud to Jewish Home: Foreign Minister Reserved for Liberman

Channel 10 reports that Likud has informed Jewish Home negotiators their hands are tied when it comes to foreign affairs portfolio.Cynthia Blank, 3/30/2015, 5:23 PM

Source: PM Could Seek Unity Government

A source in the Likud said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was strongly considering asking Yitzchak Herzog to join his coalition.Yaakov Levi, 3/29/2015, 9:42 PM

Herzog Vehemently Denies Unity Government Rumors

Calling Bennett 'whiny,' Zionist Union head Herzog says no truth to comments Netanyahu will pass Jewish Home over for unity government.Cynthia Blank, 3/26/2015, 12:31 PM

Bennett: We Will Sit in Opposition If We Have To

Bennett tells supporters that if Netanyahu forms unity government with Zionist Union, Jewish Home will work hard from the opposition.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 3/26/2015, 10:52 AM

Abbas Tells Arab MKs he Wants Labor in the Coalition

In meeting kept secret from press, PA head says he wants to see Israeli unity government to advance 'peace talks.'Ari Yashar, 3/25/2015, 4:18 PM

Netanyahu Playing Both Sides of the Game?

Rumors surface Monday that Netanyahu has not given up on idea of unity government with Zionist Union; Jewish Home feels it's being played.Cynthia Blank, 3/23/2015, 10:10 PM

Right Still Fears Netanyahu Will Form Unity Government

MK Shaked announces Jewish Home's opposition to unity government, hopes Netanyahu doesn't 'make a joke' of the Right.Natanel Katz, Cynthia Blank, 3/23/2015, 3:45 PM

Is Netanyahu Trying to Form Unity Government Behind the Scenes?

Likud adamantly rejects Channel Ten report that Netanyahu sent associate Natan Eshel to prod Herzog about possibility of unity government.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Herzog: We're Not Joining Likud Government

Yitzhak Herzog on Wednesday made it clear that he wold not join a unity government with Prime Minister Netanyahu.Yaakov Levi, 3/18/2015, 5:31 PM

Will Rivlin Insist on Unity Government?

President reportedly tells political officials he plans to work towards a Likud-Labor unity government.Hezki Baruch, 3/18/2015, 6:13 AM

Netanyahu to Bennett: Relax, There Will be No Unity Government

Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks to assure Jewish Home chairman that he will not form a unity government with the “Zionist Union”.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 3/17/2015, 1:13 AM

Why Bibi Will (Probably) Lead a Unity Government

Professor says that right bloc more viable, but Netanyahu may need to reach out to Labor anyway to save his spot as Likud head.Gedalyah Reback, 3/16/2015, 7:37 AM

Likud Worried, May Cooperate With Left After Elections

Sources close to PM Netanyahu say the Likud has not ruled out a unity government and rotation deal with Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog.Cynthia Blank, 3/12/2015, 8:00 AM

Labor MKs Refuse Possibility of Unity Government

A number of Labor MKs have outright refused to sit in government with Binyamin Netanyahu, other have begun organizing protests.Cynthia Blank, 3/2/2015, 8:27 AM

Yechimovich: Bibi's First Call After 2013 Elections Was to Me

Former Labor leader Shelly Yechimovich argues Netanyahu really is planning a 'unity gov't' with her party.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 3/1/2015, 12:24 PM

Haredi Party Opposes Likud-Labor Unity Government

UTJ warns unity government would harm haredi ability to influence, says it won't support a leftist government.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 2/23/2015, 11:48 AM

Hamas Blames Abbas for Gaza Siege, Threatens 'Popular Explosion'

After reactivating Hamas parliament, Hamas MP demands unity govt. hold promised elections, blames Abbas for Gaza's problems.Ari Yashar, 1/16/2015, 10:25 AM

Hamas 'Totally Opposed' to PA Statehood Bid

Hamas spokesperson blasts Abbas for plans to refile draft resolution to UN Security Council as 'political foolishness.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 5:44 PM

Abbas Presents 'Plan of Attack' for Palestinian State

Details of Abbas's speech to the Arab League reveal full-fledged scheme to bypass Oslo Accords and declare Palestinian state.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 11:54 AM

Netanyahu Asks 'All the Left' to Join Unity 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

Fatah Homes in Gaza Bombed Ahead of Arafat Rally

Senior Fatah members' homes were bombed overnight, leading unity PM Hamdallah to cancel visit; Hamas denies involvement.Tova Dvorin, 11/7/2014, 11:52 AM

Abbas: 'We Are Not Calling for an Intifada'

'If we wanted an intifada, we would have called for one during Protective Edge,' PA Chairman says, in latest attempt to clean up his image.Tova Dvorin, 10/29/2014, 8:12 PM

Gaza Wage War Partially Quelled; 24,000 Civil Servants Paid

Civil servants paid, but military and security personnel still waits, in latest bid to dispel tensions in precarious 'unity government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2014, 8:01 PM

Hamas Official Declares Intifada in Jerusalem

Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar says PA forces 'suppress intifada against Israeli aggression,' calls Jerusalem violence 'the solution.'Tova Dvorin, 10/25/2014, 10:19 PM

Hamas: More War Unless Int'l Community Pressures Israel

Gaza spokesman warns international community that it will 'explode' if 'Israeli siege' not lifted.Tova Dvorin, 10/12/2014, 9:22 AM

Western Diplomat Reveals Gaza Facing 'Donor Fatigue'

International aid conference touted in the press - but has global community become wiser to Hamas's numbers game?Tova Dvorin, 10/10/2014, 2:17 PM

Gaza Demands $4 Billion From World to Rebuild After Terror War

PA unity government asks for over eight times more than UN called for - aside from $4.5 billion to fund itself.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2014, 6:33 PM

Hamas, Fatah Renew 'Unity Government' Despite Tensions

'Comprehensive agreement' reached between Hamas and Fatah over Gaza rulership. But will it last?Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2014, 8:18 PM

PA: 'Nothing in Place' to Reconcile Fracturing Hamas Unity Pact

Unity PM says each faction is responsible for its own problems, hours after Hamas declares it is looking for 'alternatives.'Tova Dvorin, 9/19/2014, 10:32 AM

Hamas Seeking 'Alternatives' to PA Unity Government

Senior terrorist claims Fatah pact 'only meant to last six months,' admits current deal 'is a failure.'Tova Dvorin, 9/19/2014, 8:31 AM

PA Officials: Hamas Preventing Abbas from Governing in Gaza

Sources claim Hamas refusing PA supervision, despite unity government agreement and understanding reached after ceasefire.Tova Dvorin, Chicago, 8/29/2014, 7:49 PM

Meshaal, Abbas to Meet in Qatar Despite Hamas Coup Attempt

PA, Hamas leaders to meet in Doha over Gaza ceasefire, as questions remain over whether the unity government will last.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2014, 12:15 PM

MKs Call Foiled Hamas Coup a 'Warning Sign' for Unity Government

Nationalist MKs attack leftists over attempted Hamas coup, after remarks early in the unity pact claimed PA would keep Hamas in line.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 8/18/2014, 7:44 PM

PLO: US Backs Hamas in Ceasefire Talks

PA officials accuse John Kerry of plot to 'get rid of the PLO,' back Muslim Brotherhood through Hamas; Abbas said to be 'furious'.Tova Dvorin, 7/30/2014, 6:42 PM

Report: Hamas Losing Palestinian Arab Support in Gaza

Washington Institute study indicates Gazans 'hate Hamas with a passion' and want to see Fatah re-elected.Tova Dvorin, 7/27/2014, 10:31 AM

Livni Surprises: No Cease-Fire with Hamas

Justice Minister Livni voices surprisingly strong statement for deterrence, IDF operation in Gaza, says it is a time to eliminate terror.Tova Dvorin, 7/24/2014, 1:59 PM

President Shimon Peres Insists Hamas, Fatah Separate

Peres ignores Hamas-Fatah unity pact in Peace Conference remarks, claims that Palestinian Authority wants peace.Ornit Atzar and Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2014, 1:47 PM

Peres Advocates Talks, Cease Fire Despite Attacks

President calls to fight Hamas after rocket fire escalates, but holds out for peace talks with PA as riots rage - and even a ceasefire.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 7/6/2014, 2:50 PM

Abbas Pleads with Hamas to Stop Rocket Fire

Mahmoud Abbas asks Khaled Meshaal 'not to give Israel an excuse' to launch a Gaza op.; Meshaal holds out for PA to end wage disputes.Yedidia Ben-Or, 7/6/2014, 10:40 AM

Hamas Workers Strike Against Lack of Unity Government Pay

Employees of terror group shut down all services in Gaza for a day to demand backlogged salaries from unity government.Ari Yashar, 6/26/2014, 4:02 PM

Abbas Backtracks on Hamas Criticism, Calls for Unity Elections

After saying Hamas kidnappers 'want to destroy PA,' Abbas changes position and tells unity PM to prepare for elections.Ari Yashar, 6/20/2014, 7:36 AM

Dissatisfaction, Fear Grow in Gaza as IDF Crackdown Continues

Gazans fearing IDF invasion stockpile supplies as Hamas members grumble over wages. Could an uprising await?Tova Dvorin, 6/18/2014, 5:44 PM

Tony Blair Attempts to Reason with Hamas Over Abduction

'The only way this is going to work is if all violence stops,' Quartet envoy states, in meeting with Netanyahu.Tova Dvorin, 6/17/2014, 6:01 PM

Report: PA to Break Hamas-Fatah Unity Pact Over Abduction

Source claims that PLO has frozen salaries of some 40 Hamas government officials over kidnapping, as Fatah shifts blame to Hamas.Tova Dvorin, 6/17/2014, 2:24 PM

'Moral Duty' for World to Retract Support for Unity Pact

Hamas's involvement in the kidnapping of three yeshiva students precedent for a withdrawal of international support, Akunis says.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/16/2014, 2:10 PM

Ignoring Threats of Impeachment, Livni Meets with PA Officials

PA sources say Justice Minister has not only met with 'unity' government representatives this week, but has continued contact.Tova Dvorin, 6/13/2014, 11:12 AM

88 Senators to Obama: Reconsider Aid to PA

In a letter to Obama, an overwhelming majority of Senators point out the presence of terrorist group Hamas in new PA government.Elad Benari, 6/13/2014, 6:13 AM