Gideon Sa'ar will not be appointed a minister

Long-time Netanyahu rival in Likud to be kept out of the new government despite high position on Likud list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2020, 9:30 AM

Smotrich blasts new government: This is exactly what we ran away from

Outgoing Transportation Minister criticizes invention of new ministries in new government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2020, 6:22 AM

Regev to serve as Transportation Minister and later as Foreign Minister

Regev to serve as Minister of Transportation and move to Foreign Ministry once rotation agreement goes into effect.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2020, 3:37 AM

Dichter: Netanyahu's move will cause an 8.0 earthquake on the Dichter scale

Deputy Defense Minister blasts Netanyahu for not offering him a ministerial position.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2020, 12:06 AM

Yamina MKs to Right-leaning bloc: 'Sovereignty's been erased'

Yamina communiqué: 'Demand PM include sovereignty, settlement in gvmt pre-inauguration bylaws, otherwise it's a Bibi-led Leftist gvmt.'Mordechai Sones, 5/14/2020, 1:43 PM

Likud claims 'Bennett's time is over'

Acerbic Likud attack on Yamina Chairman Bennett: 'Had Bennett received Health Ministry, he'd have called it the Right's dream government.'Mordechai Sones, 5/14/2020, 11:04 AM

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

UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

UTJ receives from the Likud a second Deputy Minister, in addition to the positions it held in the previous government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2020, 12:21 AM

Deputy Education Minister: The Likud must work to add Yamina to the coalition

MK Meir Porush: Yamina showed loyalty to Netanyahu, the Likud must do everything to ensure it is in the coalition.Ben Shaul, 5/13/2020, 5:24 AM

Will the right-wing head for the opposition with the Arabs?

Who is right? PM Netanyahu and his partnership with the left, or Yamina, and their threat not to sit in this type of government?Israel News Talk Radio, 5/13/2020, 4:00 AM

Official: Yariv Levin will be appointed Knesset Speaker

Likud approves nomination of Tourism Minister as Knesset Speaker. Prime Minister Netanyahu wishes him success.Elad Benari, 5/12/2020, 11:30 PM

Bennett to PM Netanyahu: 'You don't really want us'

Negotiations between DM Bennett and PM Netanyahu explode after Netanyahu refuses 'to offer anything new.' Netanyahu: 'We won't budge.'Hezki Baruch, 5/12/2020, 12:08 PM

The Likud's proposal to Rabbi Rafi Peretz

Netanyahu reportedly proposed to Rabbi Peretz that he split Yamina and be appointed a Deputy Minister. Rabbi Peretz refused.Ben Ariel, 5/12/2020, 3:28 AM

Yamina demands 2 ministries with 'real impact'

Yamina party denies reports it is demanding 3 ministries. Likud denies PM is trying to split Yamina.Kobi Finkler, 5/11/2020, 10:51 PM

Likud submits 'final offer' to Yamina

Likud reportedly submits "final offer" for Yamina to be part of the coalition. Yamina: We have not received any proposal.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/9/2020, 12:27 AM

Which ministerial portfolios remain available for the Likud?

The unity government leaves a small number of ministerial roles for Likud members, including those who have been loyal to the PM.Elad Benari, 5/8/2020, 2:59 AM

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 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: 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

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

Sa'ar: Supreme Court has no respect for the legislature

Likud MK: The judiciary should only intervene in legislation in rare cases - but it has become routine.Ben Ariel, 5/1/2020, 2:32 AM

Tzipi Hotovely: Supreme Court presents biggest threat to Israeli democracy

Diaspora Minister warned that if Supreme Court judges intervened in the Likud - Blue and White unity government agreement, Israel would be dNitzan Keidar, 4/30/2020, 7:40 PM

'Next election will be about court overreach if it disqualifies Netanyahu'

Likud official warns High ahead of hearings on Netanyahu's fitness to form government it could cause new round of elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 6:21 PM

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

United Torah Judaism: We got everything we wanted

PM, Likud hold discussion with UTJ representatives. 'The easiest coalition negotiations we ever had.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 8:10 PM

Report: Likud, Blue and White achieve breakthrough in unity government negotiations

Likud and Blue and White nearing agreement for formation of unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 10:20 AM

Gantz says 'significant progress' made in unity government negotiations with Likud

Gantz said that as far as he was concerned, there is nothing standing in the way of an agreement in the coming day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 12:09 AM

Liberman: I will not join Netanyahu's government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman criticizes contacts between Likud and Blue and White.Elad Benari, 4/17/2020, 4:46 AM

Benny Gantz threatens PM Binyamin Netanyahu with anti-corruption legislature

Gantz said that if there was no progress till Monday, he would allow legislation barring Netanyahu from running for office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2020, 6:41 PM

President's Residence: 'Prime Minister Netanyahu has no chance of forming a government'

President Rivlin's spokesman denied Netanyahu the possibility of forming a coalition alleging he did not have sufficient Knesset support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2020, 3:49 PM

Yamina: Netanyahu dismantled the right-wing bloc, used it and tossed it aside

Officials in Yamina blast PM over his meeting with Gantz.Hezki Baruch, 4/13/2020, 11:53 PM

Last-ditch efforts to establish emergency government

Likud, Blue and White negotiating teams meet in attempt to agree on terms for unity government before Benny Gantz's mandate expires.Mordechai Sones, 4/13/2020, 7:55 PM

Gantz and Ashkenazi's threat

Blue and White leaders make clear to Likud: If no agreement by Monday night, the legislation against Netanyahu will be advanced.Elad Benari, 4/13/2020, 5:19 AM

Likud: We agreed to give Blue and White the Justice Ministry

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin says Blue and White withdrew from agreement despite Likud agreeing to give them Justice portfolio.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2020, 6:02 PM

Likud demands president give mandate to form government to Netanyahu

Ministers Katz and Levin write letter to President Rivlin protesting his decision to return mandate to Knesset and not give it to Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2020, 3:32 PM

Netanyahu, Gantz, agree to resume talks

PM Netanyahu calls MK Benny Gantz to wish him a happy Passover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2020, 4:10 PM

Unity talks suspended

Blue and White says Likud seeks to renegotiate judicial issues after the sides had already reached an agreement on them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 8:15 PM

Report: These are the understandings between Likud, Blue and White

Under proposed agreement, the application of sovereignty would be promoted within 2.5 months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2020, 6:00 PM

Likud and Blue and White disagree on sovereignty, appointment of judges

Despite positive meeting between Netanyahu and Gantz, the coalition negotiations are stuck.Elad Benari, 4/6/2020, 6:17 AM

Support 'The Home of Unapologetic Zionism'

Likud UK promotes Aliyah as well as the defense of Israel and Jews around the world.Cooperation with World Likud, 4/5/2020, 4:08 PM

Netanyahu and Gantz meet, make progress in coalition talks

Likud and Blue and White say meeting between PM and Gantz was held in a good atmosphere and understandings were reached.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/3/2020, 8:15 PM

Gantz: I won't badmouth Bogie and Yair despite what I know

Blue and White chairman explains why he went for unity government: Minority government wasn't an option; I didn't want a fourth election.Ben Ariel, 4/2/2020, 5:57 AM

Negotiations stalled, Gantz threatens

Blue and White accuses Netanyahu of stalling until Gantz has to return mandate to form government, threatens to legally bar Netanyahu as PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2020, 4:03 PM

Yamina officials: 'Netanyahu stabbed us in the back'

Senior officials in the Yamina party accused Netanyahu of turning his back on them after getting support for the duration of his campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 7:38 PM

This is what unity government would look like

With reports of a unity gov't agreement drawing closer, here's a look at what the probable coalition would look like.Eitan Divinsky, 3/26/2020, 5:07 PM

Compromise to allow continued government negotiations fails

Likud and Blue and White discuss possibility Benny Gantz himself be appointed Knesset Speaker to continue talks between the two parties.Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2020, 2:44 PM

Former Soviet émigré calls Liberman's party 'Orwellian'

'On behalf of anyone who lost property and in my case half his family to live in Israel as a Jew and free woman - Israel is not your home.'Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2020, 10:39 AM

Will Blue and White MK be appointed Justice Minister?

Report: PM Netanyahu agreed to concede the Justice portfolio to Blue and White. The agreed upon candidate is MK Yehiel Tropper.Ben Ariel, 3/26/2020, 6:34 AM

Minority government off the table

Benny Gantz realized that he does not have enough votes to form a government with the Arab parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 6:41 AM

Likud submits police complaint on election fraud

Likud MK Dr. Shlomo Karhi: 'We today filed police complaint on forgery in elections; Court accepted request to extend appeal date.'Mordechai Sones, 3/24/2020, 7:47 PM

Democracy is in danger because of the Likud?

Who are the media and Blue and White trying to fool? Do they really think voters are that stupid? Emanuel Shilo, 'Besheva' Editor in Chief, 3/23/2020, 7:27 PM

Lapid: The Likud will not succeed in dismantling us

MK Yair Lapid in TV interview: By the end of Benny's mandate, we will be able to form a government.Michal Levy, 3/23/2020, 6:09 AM

Ofir Akunis: Blue and White's behavior is wrong and destructive

Likud Minister wonders why Blue and White is behaving irresponsibly and refusing to join a unity government.Nitsan Keidar, 3/23/2020, 4:37 AM

Right-wing bloc to boycott Knesset debates

Parties in right-wing bloc to boycott Monday's Knesset discussions and votes in protest against Blue and White's behavior.Ben Shaul, 3/23/2020, 2:46 AM

Netanyahu says agreement reached with Blue and White

The PM said the Likud had agreed on a rotation gov't with Blue and White, Lapid stood in the way of signing.Eitan Divinsky, 3/21/2020, 11:15 PM

Officials: Blue and White in agreement on most issues

Officials in Likud and Blue and White: Main dispute in talks on emergency government resolved. Ball is now in the court of Lapid and Gantz.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/20/2020, 11:32 PM

Edelstein: 'we're in a time of crisis, enough petty politics'

Speaker of Knesset warned of the dangers inherent in the Likud and Blue and White struggle over the establishment of Knesset committees.Nitzan Keidar, 3/19/2020, 6:03 PM