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2020 Elections

News and updates about 2020 Elections

Trump blasts Georgia phone call probe: ‘This is not the American way’

Trump denounces a Georgia DA's investigation into a call he made to the attorney general regarding the results of the 2020 election.

Trump blasts Georgia call probe: ‘This is not the American way’

ADL report slams “Trump, his allies and right wing disinfo artists”

ADL calls out “conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election" that are still "alive and well” a year after Jan 6 Capitol riot.

ADL report slams “Trump, allies and right wing disinfo artists”

Former CIA head: Trump was 'like a 6-year-old with a tantrum' after election loss

Ex-CIA director Gina Haspel is quoted in new Bob Woodward book stating her concern with Trump's behavior after he lost the 2020 election.

Ex-CIA head: Trump 'a 6-year-old with a tantrum' after election

New book: Trump “almost giddy” during Jan 6 Capitol riots

Co-author of book says that Trump was "emboldened" by his supporters storming the Capitol until the optics turned against him.

New book: Trump “almost giddy” during Jan 6 Capitol riots

Obama accuses Trump of making up a "whole bunch of hooey”

Obama accuses Trump of undermining Democracy by not conceding 2020 election in orderly manner in phone call fundraiser.

Obama accuses Trump of making up a "whole bunch of hooey”

As long as he remains in the room, no war is likely to begin

Autocrats prefer the polished, clear diplomatic and political rules which protect them, but Trump thinks out of the box and it works. Op-ed.

As long as he remains in the room, no war is likely to begin

Trump: I voted for a guy named Trump

Watch as US President Donald Trump delivers remarks after voting in Florida

Trump: I voted for a guy named Trumpplayer

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.

New poll: Yamina gains at Yesh Atid's expense

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.

'Israel may have a civil war'

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?

Is Donald Trump capable of winning the election?

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.

Joint Arab List and Yesh Atid voters want new elections

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.'

Rafi Peretz wants to resume cooperation with Bennett and Shaked

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.

Poll: Likud - 33, Yesh Atid - 17

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.

'Two-year budget is the right thing to do'

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 White

'Netanyahu is pushing for new elections'

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.

Faction of UTJ: 'This is a piggish demand'

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.

The battle in United Torah Judaism

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.

Benny Gantz gets fourth office

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.

PM Netanyahu to meet with Likud MKs

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.

'Agriculture and Religious Affairs help Religious Zionism most'

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.

How will the center-left bloc divide their portfolios?

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 government

'Benny Gantz collapsed and sold his voters'

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.'

'You don't really want us'

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.

Poll: PM snubbed Yamina for personal reasons

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.

'Netanyahu didn't have to give Justice Ministry to Blue & White'

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.

Yamina sources: 'Netanyahu is kicking us out'

Yamina official: 'Netanyahu wants us outside the government'

Source in Yamina says party demands are to 'balance out the leftism' inherent in unity government.

'Netanyahu wants us outside the government'

Likud refuses Yamina seat on Judicial Selection Committee

Likud may offer Yamina additional portfolio, but not seat on Judicial Selection Committee, report says.

Likud refuses Yamina's coalition demand

Protesters rally in Israel against Netanyahu-Gantz coalition

In Tel Aviv, 1,500 hold socially-distant gathering to protest unity government.

Protesters rally in Israel against Netanyahu-Gantz coalition

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.

Blue & White: Supreme Court must reject anti-Netanyahu petition

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.'

Lapid: 'You've crawled into Netanyau's fifth government'

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.

'Hauser and Hendel tried to foil everything the party did'

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.

Blue and White: Knesset Speaker in exchange for Health Ministry

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.

It's final: Litzman to leave Health Ministry

Blue and White, Labor, sign coalition agreement

'We will advance true social policies, rebuild the welfare state,' Labor MKs promise.

Blue and White, Labor, sign coalition agreement

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.

Status quo to be upheld on religious issues

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.

Gantz: We couldn't stand idly byplayer

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.

Leftist movement: Disqualify Netanyahu from serving as PM

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 legislation

Likud, Blue and White to restart coalition talks

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.

Bennett to Netanyahu: 'You promised Yamina wouldn't suffer'