'If there isn't a deal in 6 hours, we'll announce new elections'

'If there isn't a deal in 6 hours, we'll announce new elections'

Finance Committee to hold critical vote on budget delay at 9 pm. If Likud, Blue & White can't reach deal by 9, elections inevitable, says MKDavid Rosenberg, 8/23/2020, 5:33 PM
Likud to Blue & White: Forget 2020's budget & focus on budget for 2021

Likud to Blue & White: Forget 2020's budget & focus on budget for 2021

Likud party reportedly proposes skipping authorizing a budget for 2020 and moving forward right away to working on 2021's budget.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2020, 8:31 AM
Can calls for unity and moderation unite divided societies?

Can calls for unity and moderation unite divided societies?

The problem with Friedman-Nachalon’s prescription is that democracy is not unity and consensus, but making choices. Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 8/20/2020, 3:00 AM
Gantz: We're ready for compromises, but only based on the agreement

Gantz: We're ready for compromises, but only based on the agreement

Blue and White convenes to discuss budget crisis and the threat of elections.Hezki Baruch, 8/20/2020, 12:05 AM
Conflict between Likud and Blue and White escalates

Conflict between Likud and Blue and White escalates

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi says Netanyahu will do anything to remain prime minister, Likud says Ashkenazi is undermining Gantz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2020, 9:00 PM
Likud official: Govt. can't function like this

Likud official: Govt. can't function like this

Official close to Netanyahu says Blue and White party actively preventing government from functioning, avoids making hard decisions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2020, 6:13 PM
Likud: Blue and White is again fighting the government

Likud: Blue and White is again fighting the government

Likud attacks as vote on bill to postpone budget deadline canceled. If no budget passage or extension by Monday - elections will be called.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2020, 3:58 PM
Likud, Blue and White fail to reach deal on budget delay

Likud, Blue and White fail to reach deal on budget delay

Coalition crisis deepens as Finance Committee pushes off vote on bill to delay budget deadline after Likud, Blue & White fail to reach deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2020, 11:33 AM
Likud: Blue and White violating coalition agreements

Likud: Blue and White violating coalition agreements

Likud party warns: Blue and White abstention may lead to new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2020, 11:55 AM
Netanyahu: 'We don't need 24 hours'

Netanyahu: 'We don't need 24 hours'

Netanyahu rejects Gantz ultimatum: 'We don't need 24 hours, we don't even need 24 minutes.'Mordechai Sones, 8/10/2020, 3:58 PM
Blue and White in talks to form alliance with Labor

Blue and White in talks to form alliance with Labor

Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz spoke with Labor chief Amir Peretz on possibility of forming united list if new elections are called.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2020, 10:28 PM
Yisrael Katz: Blue and White has crossed a red line

Yisrael Katz: Blue and White has crossed a red line

Finance Minister accuses Blue and White party of causing harm to Israeli public by canceling Sunday's Cabinet meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2020, 9:34 AM
Gantz: I do not regret for a second entering the government

Gantz: I do not regret for a second entering the government

Blue and White chairman does not intend to fold on the budget: "I do not want elections - but I do not intend to back down."Ben Ariel, 8/9/2020, 5:41 AM
Finance Minister Katz: PM Binyamin Netanyahu was wrong about having two Prime Ministers

Finance Minister Katz: PM Binyamin Netanyahu was wrong about having two Prime Ministers

The Finance Minister said that coalition agreement with Blue and White was a mistake—'PM having difficult time running the country.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2020, 10:28 PM
Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Report: Gantz spoke to haredi leaders and indicated he would support the Draft Law if they pressure Netanyahu not to go to election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2020, 4:37 AM
Ashkenazi: Gantz will remain Blue and White chairman

Ashkenazi: Gantz will remain Blue and White chairman

Foreign Minister calls on Likud to resolve budget crisis: "This crisis can be resolved in one minute."Elad Benari, 8/5/2020, 5:42 AM
Support for sovereignty also within the Blue and White party

Support for sovereignty also within the Blue and White party

Sovereignty Movement leaders meet Blue and White Minister Omer Yankelevich.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2020, 7:43 PM
Likud minister: We will form an alternative government without Blue and White

Likud minister: We will form an alternative government without Blue and White

Minister Ofir Akunis: If Blue and White thwarts the passing of the budget, an alternative government will be formed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2020, 6:00 AM
Deri: We need to be flexible, the government must not be toppled

Deri: We need to be flexible, the government must not be toppled

Interior Minister calls for a compromise in crisis over the budget.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2020, 4:42 AM
Miki Zohar: Likud and Blue & White headed for divorce

Miki Zohar: Likud and Blue & White headed for divorce

Coalition Chairman Zohar: If Ganz and Netanyahu decide to break up coalition, we should try to form alternative gov't or head for elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2020, 8:16 PM
Attempt to amend Nationality Law falls flat

Attempt to amend Nationality Law falls flat

Knesset rejects MK Kamal-Mreeh's proposal to amend Nationality Law, as Blue and White, Joint Arab List, MKs avoid voting.Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 7/29/2020, 2:45 PM
The haredim's message to Gantz

The haredim's message to Gantz

Members of haredi parties reportedly urge Blue and White chairman to agree to one-year budget.Ben Ariel, 7/28/2020, 5:13 AM
Gantz: No enemy should test us

Gantz: No enemy should test us

Defense Minister says Syria and Lebanon bear responsibility for any attack from the in territory in light of security incident in north.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2020, 4:15 PM
Culture Minister: 'Two-year budget is the right thing to do'

Culture Minister: 'Two-year budget is the right thing to do'

Culture Min. Hili Tropper claims party doesn't want elections, but will continue to insist on two-year budget.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2020, 1:59 PM
Likud activist: The rift is big, there's no escaping elections

Likud activist: The rift is big, there's no escaping elections

Veteran Likud activist Arik Ziv does not recommend that Netanyahu go to elections.Hezki Baruch, 7/24/2020, 6:40 AM
'Blue and White doesn't want a budget'

'Blue and White doesn't want a budget'

Netanyahu criticizes the Blue and White party, claims the party isn't interested in passing a budget.Ben Ariel, 7/24/2020, 3:58 AM
Coalition crisis: UTJ vs Blue and White

Coalition crisis: UTJ vs Blue and White

Haredi party says it is no longer bound by coalition agreement after Blue and White party votes to ban conversion therapy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2020, 4:07 PM
Senior Likud official: Gantz leading to full lockdown

Senior Likud official: Gantz leading to full lockdown

Netanyahu accuses Gantz and his party of failing to take the necessary steps to curb coronavirus.Hezki Baruch, 7/15/2020, 5:04 AM
Blue and White will not support removal of Shasha-Biton

Blue and White will not support removal of Shasha-Biton

Blue and White party says it would be 'inappropriate' for Likud to remove chair of Knesset Coronavirus Committee over opening of gyms, poolsArutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 7:27 PM
Israeli government divided over probe into judicial conflicts of interest

Israeli government divided over probe into judicial conflicts of interest

Likud to back investigation of judges for possible conflicts of interest. Blue & White blasts probe as 'war against Israeli democracy'.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2020, 2:31 PM
A chance for [Benny] Gantz

A chance for [Benny] Gantz

What does Blue and White stand for now that its ministers serve under the man whose ouster was their only policy? How about this idea? Op-edDr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 7/3/2020, 10:55 AM
Dispute within Blue and White party ranks: Sovereignty despite opposition from Gantz?

Dispute within Blue and White party ranks: Sovereignty despite opposition from Gantz?

Testy exchange breaks out during faction meeting. Hendel: 'I'll back sovereignty with or without Gantz's consent'.Eitan Divinsky, 6/21/2020, 10:06 PM
New Blue and White MK 'in favor of sovereignty'

New Blue and White MK 'in favor of sovereignty'

Hila Shay Vazan, who becomes an MK following passage of Norwegian Law, says she is "totally right-wing." "My opinions are clear."Yehonatan Gottlieb, 6/21/2020, 10:59 AM
4 religious women to enter Knesset

4 religious women to enter Knesset

Norwegian Law allows Blue and White ministers to resign from the Knesset, paving way for 4 religious Jewish women to become MKs.Yehonatan Gottleib, 6/17/2020, 6:26 PM
Netanyahu: Blue and White's behavior in government unacceptable

Netanyahu: Blue and White's behavior in government unacceptable

Prime Minister reportedly furious at actions by Blue and White MKs since formation of unity government. 'This cannot continue.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2020, 9:04 PM
Blue and White demands Likud agree to change laws not mentioned in coalition agreement

Blue and White demands Likud agree to change laws not mentioned in coalition agreement

Blue and White may agree to change law so that Supreme Court can't force takeover by Benny Gantz - if Likud agrees to other changes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2020, 3:00 PM
Blue and White demanding changes to Norwegian Law - immediately

Blue and White demanding changes to Norwegian Law - immediately

Blue and White demands changes to Norwegian Law, while refusing to amend Basic Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2020, 1:03 PM
Likud officials: Netanyahu trying to find the timing to go to elections

Likud officials: Netanyahu trying to find the timing to go to elections

Senior officials in Likud claim the unity government will not last for much longer. Likud in response: An ugly lie.Ben Ariel, 6/15/2020, 5:42 AM
Regev to Blue and White: Open your ears

Regev to Blue and White: Open your ears

Former Culture Minister responds to criticism from Blue and White party over her tenure in the Culture Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2020, 8:44 PM
Five Blue and White ministers to step down as MKs under Norwegian Law

Five Blue and White ministers to step down as MKs under Norwegian Law

Knesset to pass Norwegian Law, allowing ministers to step down as Knesset members.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2020, 11:30 AM
Israel's first female haredi minister adds 'with God's help' to pledge of allegiance

Israel's first female haredi minister adds 'with God's help' to pledge of allegiance

Incoming Diaspora Minister received permission from the Knesset Secretary to add the two words to her pledge of allegiance.Hezki Baruch, 5/17/2020, 6:46 PM
Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz appoints first ever female haredi minister

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz appoints first ever female haredi minister

Gantz appointed MK Omer Yankelevich as the incoming Diaspora Minister, making her the first ever female Knesset minister.Michal Levy, 5/14/2020, 9:55 PM
Benny Gantz assigns Blue and White MKs ministerial porfolios

Benny Gantz assigns Blue and White MKs ministerial porfolios

A list of Blue and White MKs who've received ministerial portfolios from party chairman Benny Gantz.Hezki Baruch, 5/14/2020, 6:36 PM
Sovereignty not included in basic guidelines of new government

Sovereignty not included in basic guidelines of new government

Document includes sections on coronavirus crisis and a promise to promote settlement throughout the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 3:15 AM
Tensions in Blue and White over appointment of Gantz close associate

Tensions in Blue and White over appointment of Gantz close associate

MK Omer Yankelevitch was placed in the 23rd spot on the Blue and White slate but Gantz still intends to appoint her as a minister.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2020, 6:50 AM
Government formation bill passed into law

Government formation bill passed into law

Later today, signatures of more than 61 Knesset members will be submitted to President, who will ask Netanyahu to form government.Mordechai Sones, 5/7/2020, 11:12 AM
Netanyahu demands Communications, Sports Ministry in exchange for Health Ministry

Netanyahu demands Communications, Sports Ministry in exchange for Health Ministry

Netanyahu reportedly demanding Communications or Culture and Sports Ministry from Blue and White in exchange for Health Ministry.Elad Benari, 5/6/2020, 6:42 AM
AG to Supreme Court: 'Don't disqualify coalition agreement'

AG to Supreme Court: 'Don't disqualify coalition agreement'

AG announces following Likud/Blue & White clarification, no reason to rule coalition agreement or any of its clauses should be invalidated.Mordechai Sones, 5/5/2020, 8:21 PM
Netanyahu: I was elected by the majority, the court should not interfere

Netanyahu: I was elected by the majority, the court should not interfere

Netanyahu: The Likud got more votes than any party in the history of the country. A huge majority wants the government we are establishing.Ben Ariel, 5/5/2020, 4:30 AM
'Dirty trick': Likud buries Overrule Clause

'Dirty trick': Likud buries Overrule Clause

Blue & White and Likud succeed in removing Overrule Clause proposed by Yamina so that Likud members do not have to vote against it.Mordechai Sones, 5/4/2020, 8:35 PM
Chief Justice Hayut: 'People voted for the list and get skipped over'

Chief Justice Hayut: 'People voted for the list and get skipped over'

Supreme Court opens second day of petitions against establishing government this morning. Today's hearing to focus on coalition agreement.Mordechai Sones, 5/4/2020, 4:20 PM
Blue and White MKs to donate 20% of their salaries

Blue and White MKs to donate 20% of their salaries

Blue and White chairman to remain in his Rosh HaAyin home despite coalition agreement housing clause.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 8:07 PM
Netanyahu-Gantz power-sharing law approved in first reading

Netanyahu-Gantz power-sharing law approved in first reading

Legislation would anchor rotation agreement between Likud, Blue and White leaders in law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 3:20 PM
MK Hauser: Yesh Atid is a left-wing party

MK Hauser: Yesh Atid is a left-wing party

Derech Eretz MK: Had we known the Blue and White alliance would include Yesh Atid, we would not have joined.Ben Ariel, 4/27/2020, 4:49 AM
Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor Party executive committee unanimously approves agreement which will see the party join the national unity government.Hezki Baruch, 4/23/2020, 12:01 AM
'Netanyahu collected materials on Gantz and Ashkenazi'

'Netanyahu collected materials on Gantz and Ashkenazi'

Former PM Ehud Barak claims that Netanyahu collected information on Blue and White leaders in order to force them to join government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 6:21 AM
Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

PM speaks to Right bloc party leaders saying he will continue to uphold principles that led bloc in previous government also in current one.Mordechai Sones, 4/20/2020, 10:26 PM