Shas Levels its Demands to Return to Coalition Talks

Deri tells press conference he won't return to talks with Likud without at 0% VAT on basic goods and a 'social toolbox,' after UTJ deal.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 8:10 PM

First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and Likud

Haredi party UTJ becomes the first to seal negotiations as Netanyahu's coalition government starts to take form.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 5:55 PM

Jewish Home Anger: If Bibi Doesn't Want Us, Let's Turn to Buji

After cutting off talks with PM, Jewish Home MKs vent their fury at Likud for 'taking us for granted'; 'We're not in Likud's back pocket'.Ari Soffer and Hezki Baruch, 4/28/2015, 5:24 PM

Did Deri Just Threaten to Abandon Bibi for Buji?

Claiming he has not received a conclusive ministry offer from Netanyahu, Shas head Aryeh Deri says he's weighing his next steps.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 11:42 AM

Kulanu Veto on Court Reform: Will Jewish Home Fight Back?

Conditions set by Kahlon's party mean that judicial junta will continue to rule from the courtrooms. Will Bennett dig in his heels?Gil Ronen, 4/21/2015, 8:16 AM

Sources: Netanyahu, Kahlon Closer to Agreement

Prime Minister and Kulanu chairman meet and reportedly make progress on coalition agreement.Elad Benari, 4/21/2015, 6:12 AM

Netanyahu Faces Uphill Battle to Form Coalition

Likud presents two initiatives Kulanu opposes and conflict continues over religious affairs post, leaving Netanyahu with mess on his hands.Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 10:58 PM

Deputy Mayors Demand Bennett Provide Senior Portfolios

Jewish Home's Forum of Deputy Mayors support Bennett's ultimatum to Likud, but also demand the religion, education, and foreign portfolios.Hezi Ezra, Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 4:41 PM

Bennett May Receive Intelligence Portfolio

Netanyahu looks ready to present Rivlin with rough outline of government as he seeks two-week extension to form a coalition.Gil Ronen, Shimon Cohen, 4/19/2015, 8:39 AM

Report: Likud and United Torah Judaism Deal On the Rocks

UTJ source tells Arutz Sheva that Likud has retracted prior agreements to repeal criminal sanctions from Enlistment Law.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 4/19/2015, 7:46 AM

Report: Netanyahu to Ask Rivlin for Coalition Extension

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to ask for more time to build coalition amid rumors of a possible unity government.Hezki Baruch, 4/18/2015, 9:22 PM

Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks After Impasse

Jewish Home reportedly to receive Economy, Strategic Affairs, Agriculture portfolios; MK Ayelet Shaked may gain a portfolio as well.Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 2:10 PM

How You can Influence Policy Guidelines for the New Coalition

A good look at the challenges facing the new government. David Bedein, 4/14/2015, 3:15 PM

Bennett: Some Progress Made in Talks with Likud

Jewish Home chair says while headway has been made on some issues, more negotiations are needed over construction and Jewish State Law.Shimon Cohen, Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 9:19 PM

Petition Inside Likud: Avoid Coalition with Labor at Any Cost

Dozens of central Likud activists demand Netanyahu sign 'dignified' deal with Jewish Home and avoid 'unity' coalition with Left.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 4/12/2015, 8:00 PM

Likud, Jewish Home Mull Dethroning Leftist 'Junta'

Coalition talks between the parties include bill making it difficult for foreign countries to donate to NGOs, influence Israeli politics.Gil Ronen, 4/7/2015, 10:38 AM

Likud, Jewish Home Teams to Meet Today, Discuss Portfolios

Likud floats idea of giving Jewish Home Education and Agriculture ministries, as well as control of settlement budgets.Gil Ronen, 4/6/2015, 9:43 AM

Jewish Home: Either the Foreign Ministry or Opposition

Bennett demands the foreign ministry, and a senior source says the party chairman is 'not afraid of the Opposition.'Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen, 4/2/2015, 6:36 PM

Kahlon: Give Us the Tools to Make Changes - Or We Won't be There

Kulanu chairman issues veiled threat to Likud as coalition talks continue.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 3/30/2015, 3:13 AM

Hotovely: Netanyahu Will Form a Nationalist Government

Likud MK dismisses claims that Netanyahu will form a unity government, advises voters not to believe every headline they read.Ido Ben Porat, 3/29/2015, 6:05 AM

Yinon Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition Talks

Incoming Jewish Home MK says that Netanyahu keeps raising the bar for the coalition - in hopes of forming a unity government instead.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 3/27/2015, 11:08 AM

Sources Say Talks Are Stuck After Bennett-Netanyahu Meeting

Netanyahu and Jewish Home chairman meet for coalition negotiations amid tensions between the two parties.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 3/27/2015, 3:16 AM

Yisrael Beytenu Taps Netanyahu for Fourth Term

Clear majority of 67 MKs have now recommended Netanyahu. Meanwhile, Likud warns nationalist parties they'd better tone down their demands.Gil Ronen, 3/23/2015, 2:16 PM

Kahlon Recommends Bibi, Who Now Has a Majority

With Kulanu's 10 MKs, Netanyahu has a 61-seat majority. If Liberman joins, too, he'll have 67.Gil Ronen, 3/23/2015, 11:24 AM

So Far: 51 MKs Tap Bibi, 24 Pick Herzog

President Rivlin's meetings with Shas and UTJ have ended. Both parties recommended Netanyahu. UTJ: 'we won't sit with Lapid. He beat us up.'Gil Ronen, Moshe Cohen, 3/22/2015, 5:33 PM

Netanyahu Works Out Last Minute Coalition Deadlock

Compromise reached between Yuval Steinitz and Silvan Shalom, both of whom requested the Water and Energy Ministry.Elad Benari, 3/18/2013, 2:42 AM

Bayit Yehudi: What They Got in Coalition Deal

Bayit Yehudi party head Naftali Bennett finalized the appointments party members will receive in the government. David Lev, 3/17/2013, 7:39 PM

Netanyahu Presents Coalition to Peres

"We stand before a decisive year in security, the economy and attempts to advance peace."Gil Ronen, 3/16/2013, 10:05 PM

Netanyahu: We have a New Government

Prime Minister writes citizens: "Thank you for awarding me the privilege of serving you as Prime Minister for the 3rd time."Gil Ronen, 3/15/2013, 5:07 PM

Bennett and Lapid Agree to Give Up Vice PM Title

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid have reportedly agreed to give up the title of Vice Prime Minister, paving the way for a new government.Elad Benari, 3/15/2013, 6:46 AM

Likud Negotiator Denies Sarah is behind Deadlock

Attorney Shimron "shocked" by claims that Sarah Netanyahu is behind Likud's reneging on promise.Gil Ronen, 3/14/2013, 6:15 PM

Report: Sarah Still Trying to Keep Bennett Out of Govt.

The deal that will form a government is being held up by Sarah Netanyahu, who is still trying to keep Naftali Bennett out, reports saidDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 2:42 PM

UTJ: New Government 'Hateful, Evil, Corrupt, Disloyal,' etc.

URJ MKs slammed the new government, heaped invective on its members, and expressed wishes for its rapid demiseDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 12:15 PM

Bayit Yehudi Presents: The 'New Deal' on Yeshiva Student Drafts

The new coalition deal on equitable IDF service enhances the status of yeshiva students and the yeshiva world, Bayit Yehudi saidDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 10:45 AM

Who's Who in the New Government

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will preside over a government of 22 ministers, including him - the smallest government in decades.David Lev, 3/14/2013, 8:32 AM

Netanyahu to Present His New Government

The agreements between the Likud, Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid are expected to be placed on the Knesset table before the end of the day.Elad Benari, 3/14/2013, 6:40 AM

Likud Members: Bibi Sold Us Out

Netanyahu has been left with slim ministerial pickings for the members of his own Likud party - and they are not happy about it.Elad Benari, 3/14/2013, 5:15 AM

Opposition Parties Predict Short Life for New Government

MK Deri: “See you at the elections, it will not be a long time from now.”Elad Benari, 3/14/2013, 2:13 AM

Coalition Deal Seen as Great Achievement for Religious Zionism

The coalition agreement that will send Israel's 33rd government on its way is to be signed Wednesday night, sources saidDavid Lev, 3/13/2013, 8:16 PM

Report: Uri Ariel to Receive Israel Lands Administration

Bennett will be Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, says Bayit Yehudi source.Gil Ronen, 3/13/2013, 7:54 PM

Yesh Atid to Receive Education Ministry – Report

According to latest updates, Netanyahu has agreed to appoint Rabbi Shai Piron Education MinisterGil Ronen, 3/13/2013, 7:14 PM

Bennett Off to Meet Netanyahu after Meeting Lapid

"All hell is breaking loose – Lapid's game of chicken has gone wrong," says Bayit Yehudi source.Gil Ronen, 3/13/2013, 5:13 PM

Coalition Talks Deadlocked, Likud Warns Yesh Atid

With coalition talks stalled between Likud-Beytenu and Yesh Atid, PM Binyamin Netanyahu warns Yair Lapid that time has run out.Chana Ya'ar , 3/13/2013, 3:55 PM

Fury over ‘Blatant UN Interference’ in Coalition Talks

Anger as UN envoy publicly voices displeasure over Netanyahu’s reported choice for Housing Minister.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2013, 12:20 PM

PM Considering Yuval Steinitz for Knesset Speaker

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is considering entering current Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz in the race for Speaker of the Knesset. Chana Ya'ar, 3/13/2013, 8:45 AM

Coalition Talks: Rabbi Ben-Dahan to Head Religious Services

Bayit Yehudi to head three ministries, not four, but will get appoint a deputy minister to Ministry of Religious Services.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2013, 8:21 AM

Report: Netanyahu Meets Shas's Yishai

Frustrated over stalled coalition talks with Yesh Atid , Netanyahu reportedly met with Shas leader MK Eli Yishai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2013, 6:14 AM

Report: PM Has 'Had It' With Lapid's 'Inflexbility'

With time running out, Binyamin Netanyahu expressed his frustration with what sources called the “inflexibility” of Yesh Atid's Yair Lapid.David Lev, 3/12/2013, 10:41 PM

Coalition Agreement: Up Knesset Threshold to 4%

Likud, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi argue final coalition issue, agree to raise Knesset threshold. Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 9:58 PM

Bayit Yehudi Seeks to Head Finance Committee

Coalition talks hit a snag as Likud, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi all seek to head the Finance Committee. Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 7:40 PM

Report: Coalition Deal on Verge of Being Signed

Reports said that the coalition agreement that will form Israel's next government is complete and may be signed Monday nightDavid Lev, 3/11/2013, 8:17 PM

Rabbis to Bennett: Forgive and Forget Hareidi Insults

Several prominent Religious Zionist rabbis urged Bayit Yehudi to ensure that hareidi parties are included in the government now being formedDavid Lev, 3/11/2013, 7:07 PM

Coalition Agreement #1: Downsize Gov't to 21 Ministers

Coalition negotiators for Likud Beytenu, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi are still talking but have managed to hammer out a starting framework.Chana Ya'ar, 3/11/2013, 2:49 PM

MK Ariel: We're Still Waiting for an Answer on Livni

The Bayit Yehudi is still waiting for clarifications from the Likud regarding its coalition agreement with Livni’s party, says MK Uri Ariel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2013, 3:44 AM

Coalition Talks Continue into the Night

Progress was made on the issue of hareidi enlistment during the Netanyahu-Lapid-Bennett meeting. Negotiators to continue talking.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2013, 1:45 AM

Netanyahu, Lapid & Bennett in Nighttime Meeting

Prime Minister reportedly trying to bridge gap between Bennett, Lapid on yeshiva students' enlistment.Gil Ronen, 3/10/2013, 9:46 PM

Deri: Today They Ban Hareidim, Tomorrow They'll Ban Arabs

Netanyahu bears ultimate responsibility for keeping hareidi political parties out of the government, Shas MK Deri wrote.David Lev, 3/10/2013, 9:34 PM