Kahlon won't return to Likud, Sa'ar welcome

Finance Minister argues his centrist Kulanu party has a clear place on the political map and 'guarantees' he won't run with Likud.Haim Lev, 1/4/2016, 7:28 PM

Kahlon denies discussing merge with Likud

Finance Minister denies Kulanu is mulling a merge with the Likud, says the Likud's ideology is different than Kulanu's.Haim Lev, 12/27/2015, 2:07 AM

Environment Min. slams controversial gas deal

Defying state attorney, Gabai tells Finance Committee deal is flawed, laments: 'Israel not the same state we used to be.'Hezki Baruch, 12/2/2015, 12:17 PM

New Kosher Law to Shore Up 'Holes' in Supervision

A new law that would significantly restrict the definition of 'kosher' at food establishments was approved for legislation Sunday.Moshe Cohen, 7/19/2015, 7:16 PM

Kosher Food Labels Cooking Up a Coalition Crisis

Fight between Shas and Kulanu could turn into the first major coalition crisis for Binyamin Netanyahu's relatively new government.Moshe Cohen, 6/28/2015, 6:27 PM

Kulanu Blasted over 'Obsequious' Apology to US

Moshe Kahlon is guilty of weakening Israel's ability to stand up for itself on the international scene, Attorney Yoram Sheftel argues.Benny Toker, 6/19/2015, 2:56 PM

Kahlon Distances Kulanu from Oren's Remarks on US

Kulanu leader and Finance Minister pens letter urging US that former ambassador's revelations 'do not represent' the party.Tova Dvorin, 6/17/2015, 9:37 PM

Sources: Netanyahu May Offer Herzog Rotation Deal

Just hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced, Likud sources said he was looking for new coalition partners.Yaakov Levi, 5/7/2015, 7:54 AM

Ad Man Sorry for Calling Bibi 'The Devil'

Udi Pridan, who worked for Kulanu, apologizes for post-election tirade about Mizrahi 'inferiority complex.'Gil Ronen, 5/1/2015, 11:17 AM

Netanyahu, Deri Set to Meet: Deal Imminent?

After deals were closed with UTJ and Kulanu, Shas appears to be next to sign onto Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 2:59 PM

Kulanu: Keep Your Hands Off High Court

Kulanu will not tolerate any attempts to harm the current standing of the High Court, a top party official said.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 9:16 AM

Deri, Bennett Feuding Over Religion Ministry

With UTJ and Kulanu on board, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turns his attention to finishing off deals with Shas and Jewish Home.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 7:54 AM

Tekuma: Judea and Samaria Construction 'Red Line'

If Bibi does not commit to massive building in Judea-Samaria, Jewish Home should not join the government, says MK Ariel's faction.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2015, 5:09 PM

Agreement Reached Between Likud and Kulanu

Likud and Kahlon’s party reach agreements in ongoing coalition negotiations. Final agreement expected to be signed Wednesday.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/29/2015, 12:21 AM

Final Agreement Reached Between Netanyahu, Kahlon

Senior political sources say Kulanu party set to take up senior ministries, including finance and housing, in next government.Yedidya Ben-Or, 4/21/2015, 8:24 PM

Likud Dismisses Kulanu Ad Man's 'Devil' Remarks

Advertising director Udi Pridan called Netanyahu 'Satan'. Likud: he joins Waxman, Garbuz and Kimhi.Gil Ronen, 4/21/2015, 12:56 PM

Kulanu Veto on SC Reform: Will Bennett 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

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

Kulanu Ad Director: Bibi is the Devil

Udi Pridan launches racially-charged tirade, says 'evil' Bibi should have lost like in 1999 elections, and blames Mizrahim for outcome.Cynthia Blank, 4/20/2015, 4:12 PM

Netanyahu Offers Deri Transportation Ministry

PM makes offer apparently meant to work out conflict between Deri and Kahlon, and seal Kulanu coalition deal.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/14/2015, 6:24 PM

How Can PM Finalize Government?

Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu all close to a final deal with Likud - leaving Netanyahu with two main options to concretize his fourth government.Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 10:32 PM

Sources: Things Coming Together for Govt. Deal

Prime Minister and Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu met with Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon for some three hours Sunday. An agreement may be near.Moshe Cohen, 4/13/2015, 1:16 AM

Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Costs

The government hasn't been formed yet, but already rival parties are accusing each other of “ruining” their policies.Yaakov Levi, 4/12/2015, 5:15 PM

Kulanu to Approve Parties' Financial Demands

Likud and Kulanu reach understanding, if not final deal, in which Kulanu will have ultimate approval on all parties' budgetary demands.Cynthia Blank, 4/5/2015, 10:58 AM

Michael Oren: PA in the ICC a 'Strategic Threat'

The PA plans to use its berth “as a strategic threat against Israel, in the form of international boycotts and sanctions," said Oren.Moshe Cohen, 4/2/2015, 11:28 AM

Likud: We Will Sign with Haredim First

'Excessive' demands will prevent Kulanu from being the first party Likud signs a coalition agreement with, official says.Cynthia Blank, 4/2/2015, 10:13 AM

Kahlon Raises 'Price,' Now Demands 3 Ministries

Moshe Kahlon is demanding some of the top government portfolios as his price for joining Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.Yaakov Levi, 4/1/2015, 8:14 PM

Kahlon: Give Us the Tools to Make Changes

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

Kahlon Cancels on Netanyahu

Potential coalition partner Moshe Kahlon canceled a meeting he was supposed to have with the Prime Minister on coalition negotiations.Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 7:47 AM

Moshe Kahlon, Israel's Next Finance Minister

Netanyahu meets Kulanu chairperson and promises him the post he asked for, a day before Rivlin announces the next prime minister.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 3/24/2015, 8:42 PM

Kahlon: Don't Listen to the Reporters

Kulanu chairman denies reports he gave up his demand to head Knesset's Finance Committee in favor of United Torah Judaism.Elad Benari, 3/23/2015, 3:43 AM

Herzog Approaches Kahlon for Coalition Coup

Labor's Yitzhak Herzog has not exactly declared defeat, officials confirm - and has approached Kulanu in bid to swing coalition leftward.Orly Harari, Tova Dvorin, 3/22/2015, 10:17 AM

Kahlon: None of Us Were Born in the Government

Kulanu leader hints to Netanyahu that he won't automatically join his coalition and will insist on his social platform.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/20/2015, 10:53 PM

Kahlon Calls for Unity After Elections

After exit polls gave him 9 to 10 seats, Kulanu leader calls for unity in order to help the weaker sectors.Ben Ariel, 3/18/2015, 5:16 AM

'We Are Here to Fight for the State of Israel'

Centrist politicians Lapid and Kahlon come out to vote Tuesday, with Lapid focusing on Israel's future and Kahlon on his political past.Cynthia Blank, 3/17/2015, 11:03 AM

Likud Admits Misconduct in Kahlon Recording

Likud admits it faked a tape of Moshe Kahlon showing support for Netanyahu, may be open to criminal investigation from Elections Committee.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/17/2015, 10:15 AM

MK Chetboun: A Vote for Kahlon is Vote for Oslo 3

MK Yoni Chetboun said that he was 'puzzled' by voters who claim to be on the right, but plan to vote for Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu list.Moshe Cohen, 3/15/2015, 6:00 PM

Kahlon Attacks Bennett Over Housing Prices

Kahlon claims Bennett isn't a 'real' nationalist, criticizes him over 'lack of action' on housing crisis.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/13/2015, 1:02 PM

A 'Centrist' Prime Minister? Probably Not in 2015

Expert says left-right dichotomy in Israel is exaggerated, but there is not enough of a 'gravity center' to form a centrist bloc.Gedalyah Reback, 3/12/2015, 7:10 PM

Yesh Atid MK Attacks: Kahlon Did Nothing

Battle for center continues as Yesh Atid and Kulanu candidates attack each other's chairmen for doing 'nothing' in ministerial posts.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 3/12/2015, 1:38 PM

Likud Officials: Kahlon Could Choose Herzog

Moshe Kahlon says he will join any government in which he is finance minister, but Likud officials fear this may mean a Herzog government.Moshe Cohen, 3/12/2015, 8:45 AM

Kahlon: We Don't Have an Agreement with Anyone

Kulanu party chairman declares he will not consider which party has more seats when choosing who to recommend as PM.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 3/11/2015, 5:42 AM

Poll Gives Labor 3 Mandate Edge, Centrist Backing

Labor 24, Likud 21 as Yesh Atid surges to 14. Majority of Yesh Atid and Kulanu voters want Herzog as prime minitser.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2015, 4:01 PM

Kahlon Surprisingly Liberal on Non-Economic Issues

Kulanu party chairman aligns with Yesh Atid, in the end, on public transport on Shabbat, civil marriage, and the haredi draft.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2015, 5:24 PM

Katz to Kahlon: I Knew Begin, and You're No Begin

In a new video, Moshe Kahlon evokes the spirit of legendary Likud leader Menachem Begin - in vain, says Minister Yisrael Katz.Yaakov Levi , 3/2/2015, 12:15 AM

Kulanu: Teachers, Students Pay the Price for Piron

Kulanu candidtae Dr. Yifat Sasha-Biton slams Shai Piron's handling of the Education Ministry, claims he's all talk and no reform.Avi Haim and Tova Dvorin , 2/27/2015, 12:52 PM

Kahlon: Lapid Provided Zero Solutions

Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon attacks Yair Lapid for housing crisis, calls his tenure as Finance Minister 'risky gamble we're all paying for.'Cynthia Blank, 2/23/2015, 5:58 PM

Kulanu: Lapid Responsible for Housing Crisis

Battle of the 'centrists': Lapid blames PM for crisis, thwarting Yesh Atid's attempts to fix it. Kulanu: Lapid isn't taking responsibility.Cynthia Blank, 2/22/2015, 1:50 PM

'I Could Have Defeated Hamas In Half the Time'

Top-ranking Kulanu candidate Yoav Galant accuses Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Netanyahu of 'neglecting' Israel's security.Shimon Cohen, 2/22/2015, 9:39 AM

Kahlon Refuses to Meet with Herzog or Netanyahu

Kulanu Chairman Moshe Kahlon has refused to meet with either Likud or Labor's as elections approach and competition intensifies.Cynthia Blank, 2/19/2015, 1:03 PM

Likud Emerges as Clear Front-Runner in New Poll

A new poll shows that recent trends indicating a strengthening of the Likud and a weakening of Jewish Home are continuing.Moshe Cohen, 2/15/2015, 8:54 PM

Kirschenbaum Exposes Plot to Unseat Netanyahu

Former Deputy Interior Minister claims Yisrael Beytenu, Yesh Atid and Kulanu planned to form a united bloc against Netanyahu.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 2/13/2015, 3:14 AM

'Israel's Problems Aren't Solved in Congress'

Kulanu chairman pushes social, financial agenda over all other issues - even Iran - in latest campaign speech.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 2/8/2015, 2:54 PM

Polls: Public Support for 'Center' Parties Falling

Public support waning for Kahlon, Liberman, polls reveal; jury out on whether Likud or Labor will be top.Tova Dvorin, 2/6/2015, 8:50 AM

Students Get to Meet 'Selected' Party Chiefs

Chosen parties include Kulanu, despite no current MKs, and Meretz (6 MKs) – while United Torah Judaism, with 7 MKs, not invited.Hillel Fendel, 2/6/2015, 7:05 AM

Poll: Israelis Trust Kahlon with Financial Issues

More Israelis prefer Kahlon as Finance Minister, responsible for housing crisis solutions over Lapid, Netanyahu, or Bennett.Yishai Karov, 2/4/2015, 9:03 PM

Top Kulanu Candidate: Settlements an 'Error'

#2 candidate on Kulanu list advocates evicting Judea-Samaria residents who live outside major settlement blocs, for 'Zionist' reasons.Tova Dvorin, 2/3/2015, 11:22 AM