Coalition talks with United Right stall as gov't deadline nears

Talks between United Right and Likud stall in final week of coalition negotiations. 'We're like unwanted stepchildren.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 11:14 AM

Gantz to Netanyahu: 'Stop the Immunity Law'

Blue and White Chair calls on PM to halt enacting Immunity Law, says struggle would take place 'in every possible arena.'Mordechai Sones, Monday, 4:24 PM

'Liberman and Smotrich will have to compromise'

With less than 10 days left to build government, Dep. FM Tzipi Hotovely speaks to Arutz Sheva about stalled coalition negotiations.Shimon Cohen, Sunday, 7:11 PM

'I voted for the Disengagement in coordination with Netanyahu'

Former Likud minister Limor Livnat argues on Twitter with Netanyahu's former adviser. "I am preserving the Likud's values."Hezki Baruch, Sunday, 6:10 AM

The 'New Likudniks' support Gideon Sa'ar and Michal Shir

'The liberal forces in the Likud are raising their heads,' New Likud members say.Ido ben Porat, Sunday, 12:06 AM

Levin: Immunity issue is not part of coalition agreements

Chairman of Likud's coalition negotiating team seeks to dispel rumors that law granting immunity to Netanyahu is part of coalition talks.Elad Benari, Canada, Friday, 9:21 PM

Another Likud MK against the Immunity Law

MK Michal Shir writes on her Twitter account on Friday that 'I support Netanyahu but I think personal legislation is wrong and unnecessary.'Hezki Baruch, Friday, 2:55 PM

Yisrael Beytenu: We await answers from the Likud

Liberman's party says it will not compromise on tougher security policy and passing Draft Law.Hezki Baruch, Friday, 6:40 AM

Amsalem to Sa'ar: Shame on you

Likud MK David Amsalem blasts fellow Likud MK Gideon Sa'ar because of Saar's opposition to the immunity law.Hezki Baruch, Friday, 5:13 AM

'Immunity Law will harm Likud and Netanyahu'

'It's not for nothing that the leftist media doesn't stop embracing Gideon Sa'ar. He never misses an opportunity to undermine Netanyahu.'Hezki Baruch, 5/16/2019, 10:01 PM

Elkin: There's chance we'll be dragged to elections

'If United Right continues with high demands, we'll be dragged to elections in six months with similar results,' Elkin notes.Mordechai Sones, 5/16/2019, 9:13 AM

Liberman: 'We won't recommend Gantz in any case'

Yisrael Beyteinu Chairman in closed meeting: Even if PM fails to form coalition, party will not recommend Gantz in his place.Mordechai Sones, 5/13/2019, 10:19 PM

MK Hendel: Likud and religious Zionism fumbling along way

MK Yoaz Hendel criticized right-wing MKs in first Knesset speech: 'Exile mentality is escape from responsibility.'Mordechai Sones, 5/13/2019, 9:59 PM

Lapid to Likud: 'Don't be cowards, be leaders'

MK message to Likud officials: 'History will remember MKs who supported Immunity Law as we remember those who supported disengagement.'Hezki Baruch, 5/13/2019, 4:17 PM

Justice officials warn court reform will 'end Israeli democracy'

Senior justice officials blast Likud plans to curtail judiciary, warning Israel 'is on the verge of losing its democracy'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 11:55 AM

Could Ayelet Shaked be headed to the Likud?

During the Passover holiday, Ayelet Shaked met with Natan Eshel, a member of the Likud's negotiation team.Sara Rubenstein, 5/12/2019, 9:04 PM

Haredi MK: No chance of leaving Blue and White

MK Omer Yankelevich denies reports Likud has sought to bring her over from the Blue and White party, says she believes in Gantz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2019, 6:12 PM

Likud trying to recruit Blue and White's haredi MK?

Negotiators from Likud reportedly attempting to woo freshman MK away from Blue and White, paving way for government without Liberman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2019, 9:41 AM

New MK's first bill: Application of sovereignty

New MK Michal Shir submits bill for application of Israeli sovereignty in recognized communities in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley.Hezki Baruch, 5/1/2019, 5:01 AM

Netanyahu: 'We are in the midst of forming a government'

PM Netanyahu says he may need to ask for an extension, promises to speak personally with each minister and MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 8:41 PM

Sovereignty part of coalition agreement

According to reports, agreement between United Right and Likud would include annexation of at least part of Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 4/30/2019, 5:46 AM

What are Liberman's demands? Not just the Defense portfolio

The main issue that hinders the inclusion of Yisrael Beytenu is the Draft Law, and the solution seems to be the Override Clause.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2019, 12:19 AM

Deputy Health Minister Litzman: 'Health above all'

'We will insist on the health clauses no less than religious clauses,' Litzman's supporters say.Chaim Lev, 4/28/2019, 10:41 PM

'A strong partnership between Shas and Likud'

The coalition teams of the Likud and Shas parties meet in the Knesset.Chesky Baruch, 4/28/2019, 6:36 PM

Ben-Gvir on the Judicial Selection Committee?

United Right's Ben-Gvir doesn't rule out being in coalition, but Likud suggests he be appointed to selection cmte if he is in opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2019, 11:39 AM

Kahlon's demands for uniting with the Likud

Netanyahu and Kahlon are expected to meet on Thursday to hammer out a final agreement for Kulanu's merger with the Likud.Hezki Baruch, 4/24/2019, 12:13 AM

Report: Yisrael Beytenu in talks for merger with Likud

Is Yisrael Beytenu on the verge of joining with the Likud? Likud leaders say talks progressing - but will hinge on Liberman's demands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2019, 10:38 PM

No agreement on haredi draft

First round of coalition talks between Likud and Yisrael Beytenu conclude this morning. No agreements reached regarding draft of haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2019, 2:48 PM

Likud's offer to compensate Smotrich

Likud party seeks to keep justice ministry, offer Smotrich housing ministry, control of Settlement Division instead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2019, 10:17 AM

Shaked's Likudniks

Elyashiv Amitzur, a former close assistant to Shaked, admits that he's been campaigning for her to join the Likud on his own initiative.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2019, 11:33 AM

PM: Unafraid of threats and undeterred by media

Likud holds victory celebration in Jerusalem and toast for party activists. WatchMordechai Sones, 4/16/2019, 10:27 PM

Final election results: UTJ - 8 seats, Likud - 35

UTJ strengthens by 1 seat at the expense of LIkud, which gets 35 seats like Blue and White.Hezki Baruch, 4/16/2019, 2:59 PM

Likud loses seat - as haredi faction rises to 8

Haredi MKs back Netanyahu as PM, as vote count update shows United Torah Judaism netting 8th seat - at the expense of Likud's 36th seat.David Rosenberg, 4/15/2019, 12:42 PM

TODAY: Free Live Online Post Elections Analysis/Q&A

This Sunday a live online event will be held analyzing the election results and how it will affect the next government coalition.Sharona Eshet-Kohen, 4/14/2019, 3:58 PM

Could Shaked join the Likud?

Report: Outgoing Justice Minister could join Likud now that the New Right failed to pass the electoral threshold.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/13/2019, 12:33 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Restoring Jewish Sovereignty

Intensive investment must be made in civil society frameworks that can not only draw the idea of extended Israeli sovereignty into the main-stream discourse as a legitimate political objective, but as one that can dominate that discourse. Dr. Martin Sherman, 4/12/2019, 2:30 PM

'A historic victory for Netanyahu'

MK Amir Ohana blasts Blue and White leaders: They called the prime minister a traitor and that continues even after the elections.Benny Tocker, 4/12/2019, 5:11 AM

It's official: New Right will not be in the Knesset

Central Elections Committee publishes final results of the 2019 elections. Likud has 36 seats, followed by Blue and White with 35.Elad Benari, 4/11/2019, 11:55 PM

Report: Kahlon will return to the Likud party

Kahlon will continue to hold the Finance Ministry portfolio and will receive another portfolio as well in the new government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2019, 9:29 PM

Likud rises to 36, UTJ falls to 7

Following count of special votes, Likud appears poised to gain one mandate, rising to 36, while UTJ falls by one seat to 7.David Rosenberg, 4/11/2019, 4:25 PM

Likud official: We are going for a full term

Official in ruling party says Likud is planning a right-wing government and is already in advanced contacts with its coalition partners.Hezki Baruch, 4/11/2019, 2:44 AM

Trump notices Trump flag at Netanyahu victory celebration

US president flattered by Trump flag waved at celebration of Likud victory.Gary Willig, 4/10/2019, 6:47 PM

'I’m surprised by the happiness in Blue and White'

Senior Likud member Nir Barkat welcomes elections results: The public would like to see Netanyahu continue to lead Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 4/10/2019, 2:07 AM

Erdan: Gantz cannot establish a coalition

Likud Minister takes a jab at Gantz: Some give speeches, some are already discussing the next coalition.Elad Benari, 4/10/2019, 1:37 AM

Exit poll: Right-wing bloc wins 66 seats

Channel 13 exit poll shows Likud tied with Blue and White, News 12 poll shows Blue and White with 4-seat lead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2019, 10:43 PM

Netanyahu convenes emergency meeting

Netanyahu cancels participation in Ashdod campaign to hold emergency session due to low voter turnout in traditional party strongholds.Mordechai Sones, 4/9/2019, 5:41 PM

As Israel goes to the polls on Tuesday

The crazy three-month campaign and what to expect.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 4/8/2019, 6:47 AM

Will leftist group succeed in boosting Bedouin election turnout?

Likud files petition to block left-wing group's plans to bus Bedouin Arabs in southern Israel to voting stations to boost turnout.Ido Ben Porat, 4/7/2019, 10:22 PM

TODAY: Free Live Online Elections Info Session

On April 7, Bet El Institutions will host a free live election info session, explaining the multiparty system, party platforms, and analysisSharona Eshet-Kohen, 4/7/2019, 8:00 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu is lying, I'm against the nuclear deal

Blue and White leader blasts Netanyahu: He takes a quarter of a word that someone said and turns it into one big lie.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/6/2019, 1:15 AM

Blue and White petition against Likud rejected

Central Elections Committee Chairman determines there is no proof that the Likud was behind fake profiles on social media.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/5/2019, 11:42 PM

Final polls: Right-Religious bloc 66, Left-Arab bloc 54

Gantz-Lapid list holds 3-seat edge over Likud days before election - but right-wing bloc beats left-wing bloc by 12 mandates, 66 to 54.David Rosenberg, 4/5/2019, 3:51 PM

Poll: Blue and White opens up 5-seat lead over Likud

In final day of polling before next week's election, right-wing bloc still leading, but Left-Arab bloc gaining ground.David Rosenberg, 4/5/2019, 8:52 AM

Poll: Likud leads with 31 seats, Blue and White - 30

Blue and White would be in second place with 30 seats, and the Labor Party and Hadash-Ta'al would tie for third place with eight seats each.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2019, 10:39 PM

Right-wing leaders won't attend Likud's pre-election rally

Netanyahu due to speak at a rally in Jerusalem next week. The leaders of the New Right and Union of Right-Wing Parties won't attend.Ben Ariel, 4/4/2019, 5:04 AM

The Right could lose power, warns ex-minister ahead of elections

'If Likud doesn't have strong turnout, we may not be able to form next government,' warns ex-minister Gideon Saar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2019, 1:42 PM

Head of Elections Committee: Investigate Likud

Judge Hanan Melcer says police must investigate actions of organization which acted on behalf of the Likud.Ben Ariel, 4/3/2019, 1:08 AM