Herzog: Netanyahu is tired, he's got nothing left to offer

Opposition leader claims PM Netanyahu's coalition won't last and predicts 2016 will be an election year.Hezki Baruch, 1/3/2016, 4:44 AM

Report: Netanyahu offered Yesh Atid to join coalition

United Torah Judaism livid over offer, views Lapid joining as 'red line.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2015, 3:15 PM

PM tells Bennett: Zionist Union won't replace you

Talk of Zionist Union entering Netanyahu's government has increased, but it won't be at the expense of Jewish Home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2015, 12:13 AM

Zionist Union MKs publicly call on Herzog to join coalition

MK Eitan Broshi becomes first Zionist Union MK to urge Herzog to join Netanyahu's coalition.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/20/2015, 10:27 PM

PM hopes to prevent rebellion, will meet with party heads

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to meet with heads of his coalition partner parties as early as Thursday, a report said.Moshe Cohen, 11/12/2015, 10:10 AM

Herzog is 'eyeing the coalition', say opponents

Labor Central Committee approves 450 new delegates. Herzog's rivals: He's planning to join the coalition.Haim Lev, 11/9/2015, 4:46 AM

Expert: Netanyahu likes leftist coalition partners

Professor Avi Diskin from Hebrew U isn't surprised that Netanyahu reached out to Lapid, but predicts coalition won't change anytime soon.Benny Toker, 11/4/2015, 5:46 AM

Lapid claims: We were offered Jewish Home's portfolios

Jewish Home officials accuse Netanyahu of betraying voters on the right, after Lapid claims he was offered ministries held by Jewish Home.Hezki Baruch, 11/1/2015, 1:45 AM

Bennett: Government Guidelines Say No Palestinian State

Jewish Home chairman says that if Herzog wants to join the coalition, he will have to accept the coalition’s guidelines.Orli Harari, 10/11/2015, 5:04 AM

Herzog: Netanyahu Should Resign

Opposition leader says Netanyahu failed to provide security and should step down. Likud officials: Herzog is an embarrassment.Elad Benari, 10/8/2015, 3:14 AM

Report: Netanyahu Suggests 'Phasing' Bennett Out of Coalition

Maariv columnist claims Prime Minister offered Labor leader defense, foreign affairs and justice portfolios to join coalition for 4 years.Ido Ben Porat, 9/13/2015, 11:45 AM

Knesset Approves First Reading of 2015-2016 Budget

Knesset approves first reading of the Budget Law for 2015-2016. Opposition angry due to absence of PM and Finance Minister.Hezki Baruch, 9/2/2015, 11:42 PM

'If Beit El Falls, the Government Must Fall'

Tourism coordinator of town decries forces coming to demolish 'like thieves in the night,' calls on MKs to 'put the government down.'Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2015, 5:32 PM

Ministers Demand Answers Over Beit El Demolitions

Several MKs warn that the overnight raid by the IDF on homes still undergoing validation could threaten the coalition.Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2015, 11:41 AM

Cabinet Advances Law Allowing Ministers to Resign as MKs

Justice Minister's bill, modeled after Norwegian Law, lets minister resign from Knesset, enabling coalition parties to bring in new MKs.Cynthia Blank, 7/19/2015, 2:15 PM

Netanyahu and Herzog Agree on United Front with Regards to Iran

PM Netanyahu meets opposition chairman Herzog, says it is important to show the world a united front on Iran issue.Elad Benari, 7/15/2015, 4:16 AM

Edelstein: Coalition 'Could Change Soon,' Maybe for the Better?

Prime Minister Netanyahu worked hard to put together his coalition - but it is likely to change, said Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Moshe Cohen, 7/13/2015, 8:25 PM

Bennett to Liberman: Stop the Nonsense, Join the Coalition

Jewish Home chairman urges Yisrael Beytenu head to “stop the nonsense” and join the coalition.Hezki Baruch, 6/10/2015, 6:15 AM

Report: Netanyahu Offered Lapid the Foreign Ministry

Unnamed sources tell Channel 2 that PM Netanyahu offered Yair Lapid to join his coalition and become Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 5/29/2015, 3:15 AM

MK Ilatov: The Coalition is Paralyzing the Knesset

Blaming delaying tactics for lack of forming Knesset committees, Ilatov requests Edelstein get coalition members in line.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 6:57 PM

Herzog: Israelis Deserve Better than Netanyahu's Circus

Attacking Netanyahu's 'game of musical chairs' as he sets up gov't, Herzog calls on Kahlon and other coalition members to fight back.Ornit Etzer, Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 4:06 PM

Expert: Netanyahu's Narrow Government Has Good Chance to Last

Despite 'empty threats' from opposition to topple government, even narrow coalition, with cohesion, could last its full term.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 5/21/2015, 9:58 AM

Hanegbi: This Government Can't Last Four Years

Likud MK Tzahi Hangebi calls on Liberman to return to coalition, says government can only last if it is broadened in next two months.Cynthia Blank, 5/17/2015, 12:06 PM

Knesset Approves New Coalition, Ministers Sworn In

Knesset approves Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition by a vote of 61 to 59.Elad Benari, 5/15/2015, 12:25 AM

Questions Remain Regarding Ministerial Portfolios for Likud

Netanyahu says Katz will remain Transportation Minister but questions remain regarding other members of the Likud.Elad Benari, 5/14/2015, 3:14 AM

Last Minute Opposition Jabs Before Expansion Vote

Both Herzog and Liberman accuse Netanyahu's coalition members of putting their own egos before needs of Israeli people.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/13/2015, 11:46 AM

Litzman: Anyone Can Join the Coalition - Except Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK welcomes expansion of government to more than 61 MKs, unless it's Yesh Atid that joins.Haim Lev and Elad Benari, 5/13/2015, 4:13 AM

Lapid: Zionist Union Would Make the Haredim the Same Offer

Yesh Atid chairman blasts the Zionist Union for failing to criticize the make-up of Netanyahu's new coalition.Elad Benari, 5/10/2015, 5:42 AM

Lapid Livid Over Enlarging of Cabinet, Threatens Legal Action

Likud announces Knesset vote on enlarging the cabinet from 18 ministries to 20, evoking threats from Yesh Atid.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/8/2015, 8:30 PM

Herzog: Bibi Should Give the Mandate Back to the President

Zionist Union chairman insists he's not joining the coalition, says Netanyahu should give back the mandate he was given to form a gov't.Yedidya Ben Or, 5/8/2015, 4:12 AM

Herzog: I've Had No Contacts with Netanyahu

Labor leader continues to insist that he will not join a coalition headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 4/19/2015, 6:35 AM

Report: Netanyahu to Ask Rivlin for Coalition Extension

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to ask for more time to build coalition amid rumors of a possible unity government.Hezki Baruch, 4/18/2015, 9:22 PM

Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks After Impasse

Jewish Home reportedly to receive Economy, Strategic Affairs, Agriculture portfolios; MK Ayelet Shaked may gain a portfolio as well.Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 2:10 PM

Liberman to Place Hamas's Destruction as Coalition Condition

Report: Yisrael Beytenu to place obliterating Hamas on their agenda as part of talks, along with reinstating Liberman as FM.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 1:32 PM

Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

President Rivlin reportedly working behind the scenes towards a government with Likud and the "Zionist Union".Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/17/2015, 3:14 AM

Netanyahu Offers Aryeh 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

Regev Laments 'Blackmail' From Small Parties in Coalition Talks

MK Miri Regev claims small, medium parties are holding up talks, calls to change the electoral system to ensure majority is in power.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/14/2015, 1:43 PM

UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

All that's left is phrasing final agreement according to report, with deal to include cancellation of Enlistment Law's criminal sanctions.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 4/13/2015, 9:49 AM

Yinon Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition Talks

Incoming Jewish Home MK says that Netanyahu keeps raising the bar for the coalition - in hopes of forming a unity government instead.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 3/27/2015, 11:08 AM

Netanyahu to Meet with Haredi Parties for Coalition Talks

Rumors abound that Netanyahu could give UTJ chairman Yaakov Litzman Health Ministry, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri Interior Ministry.Haim Lev, 3/25/2015, 1:56 PM

MK Ayelet Shaked Accuses Likud of Reneging on Coalition Promises

Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked claims Netanyahu's promises to give the party precedence are 'not happening.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/25/2015, 9:36 AM

Bennett, Netanyahu Meet for First Time Since Elections

First meeting to discuss preliminary plans to form a coalition; Bennett expected to ask for Defense, Foreign Affairs Ministries.Hezki Baruch, 3/23/2015, 6:42 PM

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

Lapid to Netanyahu: Choose Anyone But Deri as Minister

Former Finance Minister begs Netanyahu not to choose Deri for Interior Minister, cites Shas chairman's jail stint for corruption.Benny Moshe, 3/21/2015, 9:35 PM

Yechimovich: Labor Needs a Reboot

Former Labor chairman Shelly Yechimovich calls on Labor MKs to unite and rethink party's worldview after loss.Hezki Baruch, 3/21/2015, 9:15 PM

Jewish Home MK Denies Reports of Internal Strife

MK Bezalel Smotrich blames media 'fantasies' for reports of Tekuma coup from within Jewish Home after major elections loss.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 3/20/2015, 10:25 AM

Rivlin to Begin Coalition Negotiations Sunday

President Reuven Rivlin to approach various party leaders days after elections; Netanyahu expected to be given task of forming coalition.Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2015, 10:23 PM

Akunis: Jewish Home is Likud's 'Sister Party'

Outgoing Deputy Minister and MK hails 'wonderful' elections results, says Likud has a natural partner in the Religious Zionist sector.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 3/18/2015, 7:55 PM

Yesh Atid Sees Haredi Rollback on Policies

Spokesman Yair Zavid says what Shas and UTJ want would cripple Haredi sector.Gedalyah Reback, 3/18/2015, 3:31 PM

Bennett: Only 'Big Jewish Home' Can Keep Netanyahu 'Honest'

Binyamin Netanyahu talks a good 'right-wing game,' but he needs to be 'watched,' said Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett.Yaakov Levi, 3/17/2015, 11:54 AM

Lapid Warns Against Herzog-Haredi Alliance

Lapid slams 'corrupt political interest groups' behind haredi parties, claims only a strong Yesh Atid can prevent Herzog-haredi government.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 11:32 AM

The Center-Left Bloc is an Illusion

Expert on Israeli public opinion sees a center-left government being just as unstable as a national unity government.Gedalyah Reback, 3/16/2015, 10:42 PM

Herzog: 'I Am Ready to Be Prime Minister'

Labor leader answers - and evades - tough questions just before elections. On the agenda: building freezes and diplomatic approach to Iran.Tova Dvorin, 3/15/2015, 2:37 PM

Report: Top ISIS Commanders Killed in Air Strike

A report said that a coalition airstrike against ISIS targets in areas they control has killed a “large number” of the its top commanders.Yaakov Levi, 2/26/2015, 9:09 AM

MK Litzman: Lapid Needs to do 'Penance,' by Sitting in Oppostion

If Yair Lapid is sorry for what he has done to the haredi public, said MK Yaakov Litzman, let him prove it by staying out of the government.Moshe Cohen, 2/26/2015, 8:35 AM

Poll: Likud and Labor Tie, But Left Bloc Stronger

A 24-seat tie for Likud and Labor may not be enough to prevent the left from forming a stronger coalition, poll reveals.Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2015, 5:09 PM

Akunis: 'Labor Will Not Be Invited to the Next Government'

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis says Labor is too far-left to be considered for a potential coalition; guarantees Jewish Home will be included.Hezki Baruch, 2/14/2015, 6:42 PM