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ISRAEL VOTES 2019

ISRAEL  VOTES 2019

News and updates about ISRAEL VOTES 2019

Likud, Blue and White, work to gather support to form government

PM Netanyahu, MK Gantz, working to gather 61 signatures to request another chance at forming coalition.

Likud, Blue and White, work to gather support to form government

Knesset Speaker makes last-ditch attempt at unity government

Yuli Edelstein plans meetings with MK Liberman, UTJ leaders.

Knesset Speaker makes last-ditch attempt at unity government

Gantz: 'We're looking for options to form a unity government'

Blue and White leader meets local leaders in the Galilee.

Gantz: 'We're looking for options to form a unity government'

'No unity government with Netanyahu'

Senior Blue and White official says party has 'no faith in Netanyahu, not even for a single day.'

'No unity government with Netanyahu'

Netanyahu's options

Netanyahu's options

Poll: Jewish Home-National Union fails to enter Knesset

New poll shows right-religious bloc with slight gain in power, despite Blue and White's lead.

Poll: Jewish Home-National Union fails to enter Knesset

Likud bill would clear way for new elections - in just 45 days

MK Zohar proposes holding elections within 45 days, Elections Committee says it's not possible.

Likud bill would clear way for new elections - in just 45 days

Interior Minister: I turn to the Benjamins - Netanyahu and Gantz

Min. Deri urges PM Netanyahu, MK Gantz: 'Sit in a room and do everything to prevent elections.'

Interior Minister: I turn to the Benjamins - Netanyahu and Gantz

Liberman: 'Netanyahu is forming a coalition with Hamas'

MK Liberman claims PM Netanyahu is 'coordinating with Hamas,' warns Hamas will soon be another Hezbollah.

Liberman: 'Netanyahu is forming a coalition with Hamas'

Sa'ar: 'If I were Netanyahu, I would resign'

Likud MK demands PM Netanyahu resign to solve political deadlock.

Sa'ar: 'If I were Netanyahu, I would resign'

Culture Min.: Spain held four rounds of elections

No big deal to hold third elections, public needs to make a decision, Min. Regev says.

Culture Min.: Spain held four rounds of elections

Gantz: 'Likud leaders, this is the time to speak up'

Blue and White leader blames PM Netanyahu for political deadlock, incitement, offers to lead unity government.

Gantz: 'Likud leaders, this is the time to speak up'

Sa'ar: Netanyahu won't succeed in forming a government

Likud's MK Sa'ar calls for Likud primaries, is criticized for showing 'zero loyalty' to PM Netanyahu.

Sa'ar: Netanyahu won't succeed in forming a government

New poll shows New Right would win six seats

Most Israelis believe Netanyahu cannot continue as PM, but 35% believe he can.

New poll shows New Right would win six seats

Israelis ask: Anything but additional elections

Is there still a chance for a unity government or the right-wing coalition? Gil Hoffman discusses what can prevent another election.

Israelis ask: Anything but additional electionsplayer

Liberman: 'We want a national unity government'

Yisrael Beytenu chair says any government other than a unity government 'will have a hard time functioning.'

Liberman: 'We want a national unity government'

Agreements between Liberman and Gantz revealed

Blue and White, Yisrael Beytenu, set to sign coalition agreement including list of laws opposed by haredi parties.

Agreements between Liberman and Gantz revealed

'Gantz wants to be prime minister - at any cost'

Senior officials close to MK Gantz say he's 'not a pushover,' isn't afraid of relying on Arab parties for support.

'Gantz wants to be prime minister - at any cost'

Likud MK: 'Haredi draft law isn't as dangerous as was claimed'

MK Zohar says Draft Law 'isn't dangerous,' both Yisrael Beytenu and haredim will need to compromise to form right-wing government.

Likud MK: 'Haredi draft law isn't as dangerous as was claimed'

Could 'deal of the century' break Israeli coalition deadlock?

Could 'deal of the century' break Israeli coalition deadlock?

'Liberman started to hold open and serious talks with us'

MK Miki Zohar says there's 'progress' in talks between PM Netanyahu and MK Liberman, Blue and White isn't interested in unity government.

'Liberman started to hold open and serious talks with us'

Likud minister: 'Integrate Arab candidates and MKs into Likud'

Min, Erdan says operation to collect illegal weapons more successful than before, urges integration of Arab candidates into Likud party.

Likud minister: 'Integrate Arab candidates and MKs into Likud'

Liberman gives green light to minority government

Yisrael Beytenu chair okays minority gov't supported by Arab parties as ultimatum to PM Netanyahu - but will he join it if PM won't cave?

Liberman gives green light to minority government

Shaked: 'We're quickly heading towards a 3rd round of elections'

MK Shaked warns Israel may be in for new elections, says she supports Defense Min. Bennett's appointment to his post.

Shaked: 'We're quickly heading towards a 3rd round of elections'

Gantz makes last-ditch effort to form a government

Blue and White leader asks leaders of right-religious bloc to 'free' Likud from obligations to the bloc.

Gantz makes last-ditch effort to form a government

Netanyahu calls emergency Likud meeting

PM Netanyahu says he knows 'with certainty' that MK Gantz's party has agreed to form 'dangerous' minority gov't supported by Arabs.

Netanyahu calls emergency Likud meeting

Blue and White leader won't serve under Netanyahu

In a unity government, Blue and White MK Ya'alon won't serve under PM Netanyahu.

Blue and White leader won't serve under Netanyahu

Poll: 40% of Israelis prefer broad government

New poll shows PM Netanyahu would win direct elections, Israelis want unity government.

Poll: 40% of Israelis prefer broad government

Netanyahu and Gantz closing in on agreement?

Three of Blue and White's four leaders may be willing to compromise to form unity government, report says.

Netanyahu and Gantz closing in on agreement?

Liberman: 'Toss a coin' when an argument comes up in Knesset

MK Liberman calls on Likud, Blue and White, to form a government and 'toss a coin' if there's something they can't agree on.

Liberman: 'Toss a coin' when an argument comes up in Knesset

Gantz: 'We're willing to weigh compromises'

Blue and White leader says he's willing to compromise - but only if it fits his party's worldview.

Gantz: 'We're willing to weigh compromises'

'Disqualifying someone just because they're haredi is wrong'

Min. Gila Gamliel says Bennett's appointment as DM may have been a 'solution,' refusing to sit with MKs since they're haredi 'unacceptable.'

'Disqualifying someone just because they're haredi is wrong'

Poll: 44% of Blue and White voters oppose government with Arabs

Nearly 60% of respondents oppose minority government supported by Joint Arab List - including 44% of Blue and White voters.

Poll: 44% of Blue and White voters oppose government with Arabs

Smotrich: 'Liberman prefers Arabs to religious Jews'

'Liberman will sit with the Arabs so he doesn't have to sit with religious Jews,' Min. Smotrich says.

Smotrich: 'Liberman prefers Arabs to religious Jews'

Liberman: Anyone who refuses to compromise will lose our support

Yisrael Beytenu chair: If Likud or Blue and White won't compromise on key demands, we'll throw support behind those willing to compromise.

Liberman: Anyone who refuses to compromise will lose our support

Rabin’s policies can help break Gantz-Netanyahu deadlock

Rabin’s policies can help break Gantz-Netanyahu deadlock

The Lord of the Manor and his dog

The Lord of the Manor and his  dog

Survey shows: There will be new elections

New survey shows just over half of Israelis believe there will be new elections, while only about a third prefer elections to unity gov't.

Survey shows: There will be new elections

The 'garbage time' of Israeli politics

Political commentator Gil Hoffman wonders why Israel should go to elections, if there is no real difference between Gantz and Netanyahu.

The 'garbage time' of Israeli politics

Poll: Just 39% of Israelis blame PM for no unity government

Nearly a third of Israelis blame MK Liberman for failure to form government, risk of new elections, while 19% blame MK Gantz, poll shows.

Poll: Just 39% of Israelis blame PM for no unity government