2020 Elections

News for 2020 Elections

Trump: I voted for a guy named Trump

Trump: I voted for a guy named Trump

Watch as US President Donald Trump delivers remarks after voting in FloridaArutz Sheva, 24/10/2020 18:55
New poll: Yamina gains Knesset seats at Yesh Atid's expense

New poll: Yamina gains Knesset seats at Yesh Atid's expense

New poll shows Yamina passing Yesh Atitd, as Yesh Atid gains 15 seats with Yair Lapid at its head, and 13 if headed by Ofer Shelah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2020 21:50
Benny Gantz: 'Israel may have a civil war'

Benny Gantz: 'Israel may have a civil war'

'If new elections are held, it'll be because Netanyahu needs it for personal reasons,' Defense Min. Gantz claims.Hezki Baruch, 23/08/2020 00:12
Is Donald Trump capable of winning the election?

Is Donald Trump capable of winning the election?

Israel has had a window of opportunity to advance important issues with the Trump administration. Will all this continue after November?Jay Shapiro, 19/08/2020 02:48
New report shows highest support for elections among Yesh Atid and Joint Arab List voters

New report shows highest support for elections among Yesh Atid and Joint Arab List voters

Israel Democracy Institute releases new report showing 56% of Israelis support PM Netanyahu's security policies, 60% oppose new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2020 16:41
Rafi Peretz wants to resume cooperation with Yamina's Bennett and Shaked

Rafi Peretz wants to resume cooperation with Yamina's Bennett and Shaked

'We need to put things behind us, hold primaries,' Jewish Home's Rabbi Rafi Peretz says. 'I'm sure they'll understand.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2020 09:45
New poll: Likud leads with 33 Knesset seats, Yesh Atid follows with 17

New poll: Likud leads with 33 Knesset seats, Yesh Atid follows with 17

New poll shows Likud leading, Blue and White only fourth-largest party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2020 07:55
Culture Minister: 'Two-year budget is the right thing to do'

Culture Minister: 'Two-year budget is the right thing to do'

Culture Min. Hili Tropper claims party doesn't want elections, but will continue to insist on two-year budget.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2020 13:59
Senior Official: 'Netanyahu is pushing for new elections'

Senior Official: 'Netanyahu is pushing for new elections'

Likud officials confirm that PM is eyeing fourth round of elections some time this fall if no budget deal can be reached with Blue and WhiteDavid Rosenberg, 27/07/2020 10:34
Agudat Yisrael faction claims Degel Hatorah's demands are 'piggish,' contrary to agreement

Agudat Yisrael faction claims Degel Hatorah's demands are 'piggish,' contrary to agreement

Factions of haredi UTJ party argue over division of responsibilities, Norwegian Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2020 15:06
The internal battle in the United Torah Judaism

The internal battle in the United Torah Judaism

The Knesset's UTJ party is grappling with who should step down, and who should take charge of Knesset committee.Hezki Baruch, 18/05/2020 16:00
Benny Gantz gets fourth office - in the Prime Minister's Office

Benny Gantz gets fourth office - in the Prime Minister's Office

MK Gantz to open new office on Sunday, to the tune of millions of shekels. 'Necessary to run half a government,' sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2020 23:53
PM Netanyahu to meet with Likud MKs ahead of government's swearing-in

PM Netanyahu to meet with Likud MKs ahead of government's swearing-in

PM Netanyahu meets with Likud MKs in attempt to finalize government appointments ahead of Sunday's swearing-in ceremony.Hezki Baruch, 16/05/2020 21:57
Miki Zohar: 'Agriculture and Religious Affairs help Religious Zionism most'

Miki Zohar: 'Agriculture and Religious Affairs help Religious Zionism most'

Likud's MK Zohar says PM Netanyahu didn't 'throw out' Religious Zionism, insists internal disagreements caused Yamina to choose opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 14:20
How will the center-left bloc divide their portfolios?

How will the center-left bloc divide their portfolios?

New report details how Blue & White likely to divide portfolios - and a Blue & White MK may be the first-ever female Ethiopian minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 09:31
Ofer Shelah: 'Benny Gantz collapsed and sold his voters'

Ofer Shelah: 'Benny Gantz collapsed and sold his voters'

Yesh Atid-Telem MK Ofer Shelah slams incoming government, says Blue and White 'compromised on every value and principle' to join government103FM, 13/05/2020 00:42
Bennett to PM Netanyahu: 'You don't really want us'

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, 12/05/2020 12:08
Poll: Israelis believe PM Netanyahu snubbed Yamina for personal reasons

Poll: Israelis believe PM Netanyahu snubbed Yamina for personal reasons

New poll shows majority of Israelis, half of right-wing voters, believe PM Netanyahu's behavior towards Yamina due to personal reasons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2020 12:41
Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue and White'

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue and White'

Transportation Min. Smotrich explains why his party didn't join coalition, denies claims that internal disagreements led to refusal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2020 11:04
Yamina sources: 'Netanyahu is kicking us out'

Yamina sources: 'Netanyahu is kicking us out'

Yamina rejects offer to head Knesset committee as Likud hopes party will issue final decision on joining coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2020 22:51
Yamina official: 'Netanyahu wants us outside the government'

Yamina official: 'Netanyahu wants us outside the government'

Source in Yamina says party demands are to 'balance out the leftism' inherent in unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/05/2020 08:32
Likud refuses Yamina seat on Judicial Selection Committee

Likud refuses Yamina seat on Judicial Selection Committee

Likud may offer Yamina additional portfolio, but not seat on Judicial Selection Committee, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2020 11:12
Protesters rally in Israel against Netanyahu-Gantz coalition

Protesters rally in Israel against Netanyahu-Gantz coalition

In Tel Aviv, 1,500 hold socially-distant gathering to protest unity government.AFP, 03/05/2020 00:14
Likud, Blue and White, press Supreme Court to reject anti-Netanyahu petition

Likud, Blue and White, press Supreme Court to reject anti-Netanyahu petition

Likud, Blue and White, demand Supreme Court reject petition opposing unity government and PM Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 28/04/2020 14:57
Lapid to Blue and White: 'You've crawled into Netanyau's fifth government'

Lapid to Blue and White: 'You've crawled into Netanyau's fifth government'

Yesh Atid's MK Yair Lapid slams Blue and White for signing an agreement with PM Netanyahu. 'You said he was a con man.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2020 14:44
Yesh Atid MK: 'Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel tried to foil everything Blue and White did'

Yesh Atid MK: 'Zvi Hauser and Yoaz Hendel tried to foil everything Blue and White did'

Yesh Atid's new chairman, Ofer Shelah, slams MKs Zvi Hauser, Yoaz Hendel, for not being loyal to joint Blue and White list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2020 11:41
Blue and White: Reinstating Knesset Speaker in exchange for Health Ministry

Blue and White: Reinstating Knesset Speaker in exchange for Health Ministry

Blue and White offers: Yuli Edelstein can return to position as Knesset speaker, if we receive Health Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/04/2020 09:37
It's final: Long-serving Health Minister Litzman to leave his position

It's final: Long-serving Health Minister Litzman to leave his position

Health Min. Litzman tells PM Netanyahu that he will leave his post after new government is formed.Hezki Baruch, 25/04/2020 21:59
Blue and White, Labor, sign coalition agreement

Blue and White, Labor, sign coalition agreement

'We will advance true social policies, rebuild the welfare state,' Labor MKs promise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/04/2020 11:38
Following coalition deal, status quo to be upheld on religious issues

Following coalition deal, status quo to be upheld on religious issues

Changes to status quo on religious issues won't happen now and will require agreement of all coalition partners, UTJ's MK Yakov Asher says.Michal Levi, 22/04/2020 15:48
Gantz: We couldn't stand idly by

Gantz: We couldn't stand idly by

Blue and White chairman explains reasoning behind unity government: Better to defeat coronavirus than win on social media.Ben Ariel, 22/04/2020 00:09
Movement for Quality Government: Disqualify Netanyahu from serving as PM

Movement for Quality Government: Disqualify Netanyahu from serving as PM

In third attempt, leftist movement appeals to Supreme Court, demanding they disqualify Netanyahu from continuing to serve as prime minister.Orly Harari, 21/04/2020 08:41
Coalition negotiations to resume Sunday amid threats to pass anti-Netanyahu legislation

Coalition negotiations to resume Sunday amid threats to pass anti-Netanyahu legislation

Coalition negotiations between Likud, Blue and White to resume Sunday - one day before lawmakers expected to push anti-Netanyahu legislationArutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2020 08:50
Bennett to Netanyahu: 'You promised Yamina wouldn't suffer in unity negotiations'

Bennett to Netanyahu: 'You promised Yamina wouldn't suffer in unity negotiations'

DM Naftali Bennett says PM Netanyahu isn't treating his party like partners, will sit in opposition if Netanyahu doesn't keep promises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2020 11:02
President Rivlin tasks Knesset to 'prevent a fourth round of elections'

President Rivlin tasks Knesset to 'prevent a fourth round of elections'

President Rivlin informed Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz that he is entrusting the Knesset with the task of forming a governmentArutz Sheva, 16/04/2020 09:01
Does the political ego come before the health of Israeli citizens?

Does the political ego come before the health of Israeli citizens?

It's our politicians who are slaves to their careers and forget the welfare and health of the nation.Walter Bingham, 14/04/2020 18:30
Negotiations on Judicial Selection Committee: The last hurdle before a coalition?

Negotiations on Judicial Selection Committee: The last hurdle before a coalition?

Likud insists right-wing have three representatives in committee, while Blue and White insists on representation for opposition as well.Ido Ben Porat, 14/04/2020 11:24
Netanyahu and Gantz meet for coalition negotiations

Netanyahu and Gantz meet for coalition negotiations

'Significant progress' made in coalition talks between Likud, Blue and White, sides say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2020 10:42
Left-wingers demonstrate outside home of MK Gabi Ashkenazi

Left-wingers demonstrate outside home of MK Gabi Ashkenazi

Protesters demand Ashkenazi cease negotiations with Netanyahu to form unity government.Arutz Sheva staff, 13/04/2020 12:14
Netanyahu to insist on sovereignty?

Netanyahu to insist on sovereignty?

Conflicting reports regarding whether PM Netanyahu will compromise on judicial appointments, sovereignty.Hezki Baruch, 13/04/2020 09:21
Likud demands president give mandate to form government to Netanyahu

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, 12/04/2020 15:32
Gantz requests extension for unity government negotiations

Gantz requests extension for unity government negotiations

Knesset Speaker and Blue and White Chairman MK Benny Gantz asks President Rivlin to extend his mandate to form a government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2020 23:20
Likud and Blue and White to request Rivlin extend deadline for coalition negotiations?

Likud and Blue and White to request Rivlin extend deadline for coalition negotiations?

Likud, Blue and White, may request Pres. Rivlin extend deadline for negotiations by 14 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/04/2020 14:28
Economy Minister: Do not give up on sovereignty, Judiciary

Economy Minister: Do not give up on sovereignty, Judiciary

Likud MK said Israel's economy would take less time to recuperate thanks to stringent gov't health measures.Nitzan Keidar, 08/04/2020 17:01
Poll: 65% of Israelis approve of Bennett's management of coronavirus outbreak

Poll: 65% of Israelis approve of Bennett's management of coronavirus outbreak

New poll shows Israelis of all sectors approve of how Defense Min. Bennett is handling coronavirus crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2020 13:14
Poll: 42 seats for Likud, 18 for Blue and White

Poll: 42 seats for Likud, 18 for Blue and White

New poll gives right-wing bloc 64 seats, Labor disappears from the political map.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2020 07:45
PM Netanyahu meets with Blue & White head Gantz, no details released

PM Netanyahu meets with Blue & White head Gantz, no details released

Reports of progress conflict with reports of red lines both parties refuse to crossHezki Baruch, 06/04/2020 15:58
Blue and White and Labor decide on dialogue to unite factions

Blue and White and Labor decide on dialogue to unite factions

Blue and White, Labor, begin working to unite factions. Ya'alon: 'It's not too late to regret navigational error.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2020 15:21
'Blue & White using mafia-style threats' against Likud, says MK Miki Zohar

'Blue & White using mafia-style threats' against Likud, says MK Miki Zohar

Reports of ultimatum to Netanyahu: Agree to our proposals or we advance legislation against you.Arutz Sheva staff, 06/04/2020 14:54
Yamina: Changing system for appointment of judges is 'red line' in coalition negotiations

Yamina: Changing system for appointment of judges is 'red line' in coalition negotiations

Yamina expresses support for Likud's refusal to cave on reigning in judicial activism, says giving up on the issue is 'red line.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2020 13:04
Likud and Blue & White parties exchange final drafts for coalition agreement

Likud and Blue & White parties exchange final drafts for coalition agreement

'Our final offers' - both parties insist they will make no further concessions.Arutz Sheva staff, 06/04/2020 12:19
MK Yoav Kisch: 'Future generations will not forgive us for backing down on sovereignty'

MK Yoav Kisch: 'Future generations will not forgive us for backing down on sovereignty'

MK Yoav Kisch insists that unity government must commit to applying sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, Jordan ValleyNitsan Keidar, 06/04/2020 10:11
Senior Gantz adviser: Foreign, Defense, Justice ministries will go to the left

Senior Gantz adviser: Foreign, Defense, Justice ministries will go to the left

Top ministries will go to Blue and White, says one of Gantz's senior advisers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/04/2020 22:42
Likud source hints: Yamina's threats constitute real danger to sovereignty

Likud source hints: Yamina's threats constitute real danger to sovereignty

Likud source blasts Yamina for insisting on three ministries for its six MKs, says threats place process of applying sovereignty in danger.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/04/2020 14:01
'We'll only join a coalition if it preserves what's important to us'

'We'll only join a coalition if it preserves what's important to us'

MK Hili Tropper says Blue and White won't join a unity government at any price, but Israel needs emergency government, not new elections.103FM, 01/04/2020 13:37
Yossi Dagan: Netanyahu promised to apply sovereignty - he must keep his promise

Yossi Dagan: Netanyahu promised to apply sovereignty - he must keep his promise

Head of Samaria Regional Council reminds PM of his campaign promise, which brought out the right-wing vote.Arutz Sheva staff, 01/04/2020 11:12
Coronavirus, coalition and constitutional crisis

Coronavirus, coalition and constitutional crisis

Canada’s former Ambassador to Israel talks about the coronavirus crisis and how the political mess affects the fight against the virus.Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, 01/04/2020 01:38