Shaked: 'Best if Liberman joins a right-wing government'

Yamina leader Ayelet Shaked says she's not interested in ministerial appointments but in forming gov't, joining Likud 'not on the agenda.'Haim Lev, 10/7/2019, 2:30 PM

Discussion on Yamina split delayed indefinitely

'Technical reasons' delay Yamina's move to split into its separate factions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2019, 2:23 PM

Netanyahu and Liberman must stop Israel’s third election in a year

Liberman has publicly and arrogantly laid out his demands for joining  the Right-Wing bloc headed by Netanyahu. It is his and the prime minister's responsiblity to reach an agreement. David Singer, 10/5/2019, 9:18 PM

Liberman: 'A state of national emergency'

MK Liberman urges unity government, invokes memory of those who fell in Yom Kippur War.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2019, 8:47 PM

The political stalemate continues: Who will take responsibility?

Jay Shapiro examines attempts to form a government and fears that in the meantime, the next elections are on the horizon.Jay Shapiro, 10/4/2019, 5:45 PM

Yisrael Beytenu sets deadline for coalition progress

MK Liberman says party will offer its own solution to Likud, Blue and White, if deadlock doesn't break by next Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2019, 4:58 PM

Netanyahu and right-wing parties agree to continue pact

Right-religious bloc meets after Blue and White cancels negotiations meeting. Likud minister: MK Lapid responsible for negotiations failure.Hezki Baruch, 10/2/2019, 2:47 PM

'UTJ is just 68 votes short of extra seat'

Elections Committee releases protocols from final vote tally. Could UTJ appeal seat allocation?Michal Levy, 10/2/2019, 1:18 PM

Only 8% of Yamina voters happy with election results

Arab voters more satisfied with election results than Jewish voters, neither Jews nor Arabs want Joint Arab List in government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2019, 11:20 AM

Shaked: The opposition is also an option

Yamina chairwoman: If I have to sit in the opposition, I will fight from there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2019, 5:31 AM

Poll: Israelis against a third election

Majority of Israelis are against a third election campaign, new Channel 12 News finds.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/27/2019, 8:41 PM

BDS (Bibi-derangement syndrome) & the myth of Israel theocracy

From the rabid rants of the myriad of “Bibiphobes”, the uninformed observer would be led to believe that Netanyahu is to blame for every misfortune and every malfeasance on the face of the globe… Dr. Martin Sherman, 9/27/2019, 5:48 PM

Who can form a coalition in Israel?

Israel recently had a second round of elections. Is it on the way to another election?Jay Shapiro, 9/27/2019, 5:47 PM

Israeli politics has come to a standstill

PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz appear to be mainly busy trying to delay, not advance, the establishment of a new government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2019, 4:54 PM

Blue and White: We won't agree to Likud's terms

As Likud team pushes unity, Blue and White team rejects unified 55-MK bloc, PM Netanyahu as premier.Hezki Baruch, 9/27/2019, 2:44 PM

Likud minister: 'We want a unity government - that's our goal'

Likud negotiators urge unity government, express hope for 'goodwill' on part of Blue and White team.Hezki Baruch, 9/27/2019, 11:04 AM

Survey: Less than a third of Israelis want secular unity gov't

Most Israelis do not support a third round of elections or MK Liberman's refusal to work with religious parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2019, 8:35 AM

Labor MK urges Gantz: Don't give in to Netanyahu

MK Merav Michaeli says Blue and White chairman should wait for the opportunity to form a coalition on his own terms.Elad Benari, 9/27/2019, 4:59 AM

The betrayal of Benjamin Netanyahu

In Israel, the political discourse has become a vulgar and personal crusade to destroy the political legacy of one of Israel’s greatest leaders, The Ethiopian community is an example of how this could be done. Ron Jager, 9/26/2019, 9:18 PM

Do-over election, Israeli Arabs win big

Dan Diker views the emergence of the Arab Joint List, less the Balad party, the beginning of an historic shift for Israeli Arab leaders.Israel News Talk Radio, 9/26/2019, 6:01 AM

Gantz rules out joining gov't led by Netanyahu

"Blue and White led by me will not agree to sit in a government with a leader against whom stands a severe indictment," Gantz says.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2019, 10:46 PM

Rivlin taps Netanyahu to form coalition

President grants mandate to form ruling coalition to Likud Chair, PM Binyamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu: Unity government is order of the day.Tal Polon, 9/25/2019, 8:31 PM

Rivlin: Election law should be updated

President receives official results for elections to 22nd Knesset. "Important that everyone feels elections are fair and transparent."Hezki Baruch, 9/25/2019, 7:20 PM

President Rivlin to name candidate to form gov't tonight

President to give Netanyahu or Gantz chance to form government after receiving final election results.AFP, 9/25/2019, 6:14 PM

'There won't be a third election'

Election committee certifies results of last week's Knesset election. 'There was attempt to delegitimize election,' says election chief.Hezki Baruch, 9/25/2019, 2:37 PM

Bennett: We won't abandon Smotrich and the haredim

Yamina leader Naftali says Blue and White needs to accept that 'it also did not win,' promises to remain loyal to agreement with haredim.Shimon Cohen, 9/25/2019, 2:36 PM

Rivlin expected to tap PM Netanyahu to form government

Absent significant breakthrough in negotiations between Likud, Blue and White, Rivlin to request PM Netanyahu form next gov't, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2019, 12:13 PM

Shas rabbi calls for religious parties to join Gantz-led gov't

Rabbi Tzion Boaron says 'no difference' between left and right, calls on religious parties to join center-left coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2019, 9:48 AM

Blue and White officials struggle to come to agreement

MK Lapid refuses to sit in Netanyahu government, reports say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2019, 8:34 AM

Report: Gantz not ruling out joining Netanyahu's coalition

Likud officials say Benny Gantz does not rule out being in Netanyahu's coalition as part of a rotation in the post of PM.Ben Ariel, 9/25/2019, 5:37 AM

Does Kabbalah have an answer for politics?

Can Kabbalah teach us a lesson on life and its meaning?Israel News Talk Radio, 9/25/2019, 3:51 AM

What do the elections have to do with the Messiah?

What do the elections in Israel have to do with the coming of the Messiah?Israel News Talk Radio, 9/25/2019, 1:40 AM

Likud wins additional Knesset seat

Central Elections Committee updates election results, announces Likud won 32 seats at the expense of United Torah Judaism, which has 7.Elad Benari, 9/25/2019, 12:50 AM

Is the Netanyahu era nearing its end?

Gil Hoffman estimates that coalition negotiations will take a long time. Doomed for December?The Land Of Israel Network, 9/24/2019, 11:41 PM

The myth that Israelis did not vote for a right-wing government

The latest example in Israel of Fake News and the Big Lie is the myth being spread that Israelis voted on September 17 for a “national unity government."Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 9/24/2019, 6:59 PM

Liberman: We're not coordinating with any other party

Yisrael Beytenu MK meets with Blue and White rep. after meeting with Likud's Min. Elkin, party chairman says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2019, 3:33 PM

'We believe in right-wing unity'

Yamina chairwoman addresses coalition negotiations between Likud, Blue and White. "We trust the PM to fulfill his commitment."Ido Ben Porat, 9/24/2019, 3:01 PM

Likud: We will represent the entire right-wing bloc in talks

Likud pushes back on claims by Blue and White officials that Netanyahu plans to abandon right-wing allies in talks for unity government.Hezki Baruch, 9/24/2019, 12:03 PM

Lessons Israel does not need from America

An insatiable appetite for revenge against Trump and Netanyahu is no way to run either country. Jack Engelhard, 9/24/2019, 11:03 AM

The head-scratching Israeli election

Can a broad unity government be agreed upon in Israel? Or is the next election already underway?The Land Of Israel Network, 9/24/2019, 1:46 AM

Proposal: PM Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, should rotate premiership

Likud's MK BItan suggests rotational power-sharing arrangement that may allow unity government, but contradicts election promises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2019, 2:10 PM

Netanyahu edges out Gantz in nominations for PM

Pres. Rivlin accepts Balad faction's request not to recommend anyone, giving PM Netanyahu the larger bloc of recommendations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2019, 1:00 PM

"Blue and White's schemes are hurting the president"

MK Bitan slams Blue and White for trying to manipulate Pres. Rivlin, says Benny Gantz needs to sit with PM Netanyahu and talk.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2019, 10:27 AM

Rivlin to continue consultations with elected parties

Rivlin to hold second day of consultations with parties elected to the 22nd Knesset. Each party will recommend a candidate for PM.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2019, 6:36 AM

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

On Tuesday a live online event will be held analyzing the election results and how it will affect the next government coalition.Sharona Cohen, 9/22/2019, 6:40 PM

Jews or Israelis - Who will form the next government?

Have the Blue and White Israelis forgotten that they live in what is known as The Jewish State? Is it the Arab parties on whom they intend to rely? Shalom Pollack, 9/22/2019, 6:39 PM

Large parties to give Rivlin their recommendations today

Yisrael Beytenu, Joint List remain mysteries as parties prepare to make their chooses for prime minister following last week's elections.Gary Willig, 9/22/2019, 8:11 AM

Livni welcomes result of elections

Former MK welcomes election results: Something good has happened in this election and it can be embraced.Hezki Baruch, 9/22/2019, 5:43 AM

Blue & White to Joint List: Will repeal law on illegal building

In exchange for recommending Gantz for PM, Blue and White promises Arab Joint List to repeal Kaminitz Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2019, 12:06 AM

Netanyahu's end? A Shakespearian tragedy

Do we have the makings of a Shakespearian tragedy or will there be a twist in the tale? Barry Shaw, 9/21/2019, 10:48 PM

Rivlin to meet with PM Netanyahu, Benny Gantz

Pres. Rivlin will hold meeting in attempt to understand whether unity government is possible, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2019, 10:10 PM

INTO THE FRAY: A strange thing happened on the way to the voting booth

Arguably, Netanyahu’s gravest strategic miscalculation was not to call elections in May 2016 rather than capitulate to Liberman’s demand to be given the Defense portfolio.Dr. Martin Sherman, 9/21/2019, 9:50 PM

Joint Arab List: 'We certainly won't join a coalition'

MK Aida Touma-Suleiman says her party worked hard to unseat PM Netanyahu, but doesn't 'automatically' support Blue and White's Benny Gantz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2019, 9:28 PM

Jewish Home activists back Shaked: 'Merger proved itself'

Jewish Home activists say that if not for Ayelet Shaked, 'there would have been no vestige left of a right-wing religious party.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2019, 9:24 PM

Will Arab 'Joint List' give Gantz full support?

Joint Arab List weighs whether to recommend Blue and White's Benny Gantz for prime minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2019, 8:14 PM

Surprising election: The spin of the voting percentage

Jay Shapiro claims that after warning us of low voter turnout, the public flocked to the polls and strengthened the left.Jay Shapiro, 9/20/2019, 6:09 PM

Confused by Israel's changed political landscape?

A summing up of israel's elections shows the future as open to various possibilities, all of them unlikely - but who knows?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 9/20/2019, 5:15 PM