2021 Elections

News for 2021 Elections

Nir Orbach: 'If UAL MKs have any sense, they won't visit terrorists in prison'

Nir Orbach: 'If UAL MKs have any sense, they won't visit terrorists in prison'

Yamina MK clarifies: United Arab List not intending to focus on nationalist issues at the moment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2021 11:59
Survey: Just 11% believe incoming government will last through its term

Survey: Just 11% believe incoming government will last through its term

New poll shows 61% believe PM-to-be Naftali Bennett joined 'bloc for change' due to personal ambitions, 43% say gov't will be short-lived.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/06/2021 23:53
Yesh Atid and New Hope publish planned government roles

Yesh Atid and New Hope publish planned government roles

Two of the incoming parties in the new government have announced their proposed roles for MKs.Shlomo Witty, 12/06/2021 23:07
Hagit Moshe, Jewish Home chair, turns down offer of ministry

Hagit Moshe, Jewish Home chair, turns down offer of ministry

Yamina party says Jewish Home chair uninterested in becoming a minister, despite accepting offer in pre-election agreement.Hezki Baruch, 12/06/2021 22:53
Jake Tapper: Biden administration will see Naftali Bennett as opportunity to 'start fresh'

Jake Tapper: Biden administration will see Naftali Bennett as opportunity to 'start fresh'

'Biden opportunity will treat this as opportunity to start fresh,' CNN's Jake Tapper estimates in podcast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/06/2021 22:26
Poll: Most Likud voters want former Mossad chief to replace PM Netanyahu

Poll: Most Likud voters want former Mossad chief to replace PM Netanyahu

Over a quarter of Likud voters believe former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen is best candidate to replace PM Netanyahu, new poll shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/06/2021 21:55
Formation of new government completed

Formation of new government completed

Yamina and Yesh Atid parties sign coalition agreement, all agreements submitted to the Knesset Secretariat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 14:34
Budget for Judea and Samaria infrastructure won't be touched

Budget for Judea and Samaria infrastructure won't be touched

Following MK Michaeli's promise of limited budget for Judea, Samaria, infrastructure, right-wing parties secure continuation of status quo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 13:53
Min. Aryeh Deri: 'Netanyahu and I made a mistake in dissolving the Knesset'

Min. Aryeh Deri: 'Netanyahu and I made a mistake in dissolving the Knesset'

'Mistake to dissolve Knesset, I will help whoever my replacement happens to be,' promises outgoing Interior Min. Deri.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2021 13:14
MK Idit Silman: 'Likud offered me the Health Ministry and a spot on their list'

MK Idit Silman: 'Likud offered me the Health Ministry and a spot on their list'

'One of the parents at school turned to my son and told him, 'Your mother is the devil, may she burn in hell,'' MK Idit Silman reveals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2021 09:33
MK David Bitan: 'It's not a disaster to sit in the opposition'

MK David Bitan: 'It's not a disaster to sit in the opposition'

'No need for primaries now, it costs a lot of money. There's no question Netanyahu leads the opposition,' Likud's MK Bitan says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2021 14:32
Pressure on New Hope: 'Civil Administration can't stop Arab takeover of Area C'

Pressure on New Hope: 'Civil Administration can't stop Arab takeover of Area C'

Activists pen letter to New Hope MKs, urging them not to compromise on coalition demand, insist new administration be under their authority.Ido Ben Porat, 09/06/2021 11:01
MK Merav Ben Ari concerned over whether government will pass

MK Merav Ben Ari concerned over whether government will pass

'We still have a PM who is not wiling to give up and let go,' says Yesh Atid's MK Ben Ari.103FM, 09/06/2021 09:56
Haredi newspaper: 'Decrees of destruction by hostile gov't'

Haredi newspaper: 'Decrees of destruction by hostile gov't'

Haredi newspapers slam coalition agreements, claim new government harmful to religion, status quo.Ben Shaul, 08/06/2021 17:09
Shas rabbis call for prayers to annul 'government of wickedness'

Shas rabbis call for prayers to annul 'government of wickedness'

Shas rabbis call for prayers and supplications after 'those who hate G-d' 'joined together to form government of wickedness.'Ben Shaul, 08/06/2021 15:39
Joint Arab List to break apart over coalition vote?

Joint Arab List to break apart over coalition vote?

If Ta'al faction supports new government as others oppose it, Joint Arab List may break apart, sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 14:48
Smotrich: Bennett will be a puppet of the Left

Smotrich: Bennett will be a puppet of the Left

'Naftali Bennett will be prime minister in name and in ego, but a complete puppet of the Left,' Religious Zionism chair MK Smotrich says.Hezki Baruch, 08/06/2021 12:55
Bennett-Lapid government to be sworn in next Sunday

Bennett-Lapid government to be sworn in next Sunday

Knesset Speaker sets date for inauguration of new government. MK Nir Orbach vows to back gov't, ensuring it a majority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 11:37
Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

Coalition agreements include changes to religious status quo in Israel, aim to legislate Draft Law initially approved in 2018.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 09:55
MK Waleed Taha: Israel contaminates Al Aqsa Mosque

MK Waleed Taha: Israel contaminates Al Aqsa Mosque

MK Taha, of the United Arab List, accuses Israel of 'contaminating' Al Aqsa Mosque, 'aggression' in Jerusalem and Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 09:21
Regavim: Coalition agreements abandon the Negev

Regavim: Coalition agreements abandon the Negev

Coalition agreement whitewashes illegal construction, hands government to United Arab List, Regavim organization says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 08:15
Proposal: PM Netanyahu to take a break from public life

Proposal: PM Netanyahu to take a break from public life

New proposal would remove PM Netanyahu from politics, place MK Gideon Sa'ar in Prime Minister's Office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2021 18:50
Shas MK: 'We will make life miserable for the government'

Shas MK: 'We will make life miserable for the government'

'This is a paralyzed government, there's nothing they'll manage to push forward together,' MK Malkieli says.Ben Shaul, 07/06/2021 13:23
The coalition deal guaranteeing Lapid will get his turn as PM

The coalition deal guaranteeing Lapid will get his turn as PM

After Likud - Blue and White government collapsed over budget battle, Yamina and Yesh Atid work out clause ensuring Lapid will serve as PM.David Rosenberg, 07/06/2021 10:49
Ze'ev Elkin: 'I am part of the New Hope party'

Ze'ev Elkin: 'I am part of the New Hope party'

New Hope's MK Elkin denies reports that he plans to bring down incoming government. 'I'm part of the New Hope party, committed to its path.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2021 15:47
Yamina MK Nir Orbach's rabbi: He should vote against Lapid-Bennett government

Yamina MK Nir Orbach's rabbi: He should vote against Lapid-Bennett government

Rabbi Shaneh stressed, however, that Orbach should not feel bound by his opinion - his decision will be his own.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2021 15:38
MK Mansour Abbas: 'I held talks with PM Netanyahu yesterday'

MK Mansour Abbas: 'I held talks with PM Netanyahu yesterday'

'I held negotiations with both sides, there was an open relationship and we spoke about everything,' United Arab List chief MK Abbas says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2021 11:47
Yamina MK Nir Orbach breaks with party to oppose replacing Knesset Speaker

Yamina MK Nir Orbach breaks with party to oppose replacing Knesset Speaker

Decision means 'bloc for change' no longer has majority for replacing current Likud Speaker.Hezki Baruch, 03/06/2021 11:08
MK Chikli: Yamina handed the Crime Minister movement its victory

MK Chikli: Yamina handed the Crime Minister movement its victory

'It's not true that 'everything was tried' to form a right-wing gov't,' alleges Yamina MK who will vote 'against' Lapid-Bennett coalition.Yoni Kempinski, 03/06/2021 09:13
UAL agreement: Most illegal Bedouin villages to be recognized by government

UAL agreement: Most illegal Bedouin villages to be recognized by government

United Arab List's coalition agreement with Yesh Atid: Over 52b poured into plans for Arab sector, no enforcement of construction laws.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2021 08:56
Yamina refuses coalition demands made by United Arab List

Yamina refuses coalition demands made by United Arab List

As part of coalition talks, United Arab List demands cancellation of law allowing improved enforcement of construction laws. Yamina refuses.Hezki Baruch , 02/06/2021 15:50
Smotrich tried to convince two Blue and White MKs to join right-wing government

Smotrich tried to convince two Blue and White MKs to join right-wing government

MK Smotrich, Religious Zionism chair, offered senior ministry, membership on top Cabinet, to Blue & White MKs willing to desert, join gov't.Hezki Baruch, 02/06/2021 09:32
Mansour Abbas demands: No pro-LGBT laws

Mansour Abbas demands: No pro-LGBT laws

Ahead of deadline to form government, United Arab List demands center-left parties compromise on LGBT issues as condition for support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2021 09:03
MK Eichler: 'The one who wanted to put us in garbage dumps will be Finance Minister?'

MK Eichler: 'The one who wanted to put us in garbage dumps will be Finance Minister?'

MK Eichler criticizes appointment of Yisrael Beytenu's MK Liberman as Finance Minister. 'He said he'd take us to the garbage dumps.'Ben Shaul, 01/06/2021 16:29
Haim Ramon: 'Is PM Netanyahu more important than the Torah?'

Haim Ramon: 'Is PM Netanyahu more important than the Torah?'

Former Justice Min. Ramon criticizes haredi parties, asks why they do not demand PM Netanyahu step down.Michal Levi, 01/06/2021 14:50
Lapid holds joint meeting with Bennett, Shaked, Sa'ar, Liberman

Lapid holds joint meeting with Bennett, Shaked, Sa'ar, Liberman

Leaders of four opposition parties meet ahead of establishment of unity government led by Bennett and Lapid.David Rosenberg, 01/06/2021 14:30
Haredi leaders: 'Obligation to do everything to prevent center-left government'

Haredi leaders: 'Obligation to do everything to prevent center-left government'

Haredi Councils of Torah Sages urge Yamina to backtrack on unity government, warns center-left aims to 'persecute religion.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/06/2021 12:22
MK Miki Zohar criticizes 'strange government'

MK Miki Zohar criticizes 'strange government'

'Strange government will endanger the security of the State of Israel,' Likud's MK Zohar says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/06/2021 11:17
Likud: 'Lapid must keep to the same conditions expected from Netanyahu'

Likud: 'Lapid must keep to the same conditions expected from Netanyahu'

'Under Basic Law, only MK Lapid can serve first as prime minister,' Likud party notes in statement to legal advisers.Hezki Baruch, 01/06/2021 10:39
Will the Joint Arab List oppose the new government?

Will the Joint Arab List oppose the new government?

Senior Joint Arab List official says party divided on whether to support unity government led by MKs Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/06/2021 09:46
MK Zandberg proposes banning Jewish outreach aimed at minors

MK Zandberg proposes banning Jewish outreach aimed at minors

MK Tamar Zandberg proposes bill banning Jewish outreach activities for children, compares outreach to Christian missionary activity.Michal Levi, 31/05/2021 16:30
Ehud Barak: Bennett has courageously jumped into the pool

Ehud Barak: Bennett has courageously jumped into the pool

Former PM Ehud Barak congratulates Yamina party on decision to join center-left government, claims PM Netanyahu is 'still dangerous.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2021 15:10
PM Netanyahu's tempting offer to Ayelet Shaked

PM Netanyahu's tempting offer to Ayelet Shaked

'Ayelet Shaked has worked more than anyone else to form a right-wing government,' spokesperson says.Hezki Baruch, 31/05/2021 14:12
Benny Gantz: 'We didn't learn from Rabin's assassination'

Benny Gantz: 'We didn't learn from Rabin's assassination'

'Fact that public officials are threatened shows we haven't learned lesson from Rabin assassination,' Defense Minister Gantz says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2021 13:46
Bennett's decision is 'a disaster,' Prof. Yisrael Aumann says

Bennett's decision is 'a disaster,' Prof. Yisrael Aumann says

Prof. Yisrael Aumann, Israeli mathematician and Nobel Prize winner, says Yamina decision to join up with Lapid 'warping' democracy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2021 13:05
MK Abir Kara: 'Smotrich has expressed willingness to sit with Meretz'

MK Abir Kara: 'Smotrich has expressed willingness to sit with Meretz'

Yamina MK Kara slams Religious Zionism chief for 'campaigns filled with hate,' says PM Netanyahu is 'world champion in breaking promises.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2021 10:19
Smotrich: Vote Bennett and you get Lapid

Smotrich: Vote Bennett and you get Lapid

"The ability of Naftali Bennett to lie in front of the cameras is simply awe-inspiring," says MK Bezalel Smotrich.Hezki Baruch, 30/05/2021 23:00
Yamina MK Chikli to New Hope head Sa'ar: How sad that your ego trumps your ideology

Yamina MK Chikli to New Hope head Sa'ar: How sad that your ego trumps your ideology

Yamina MK blasts New Hope head for refusal to join right-wing government.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 30/05/2021 16:11
Watch: Would a 'change' unity government be legitimate?

Watch: Would a 'change' unity government be legitimate?

Panelists debate on i24NEWS whether a government formed with Lapid and Bennett would be 'legitimate.'i24NEWS, 30/05/2021 14:59
Bennett expected to announce decision to join Lapid-led coalition within two days

Bennett expected to announce decision to join Lapid-led coalition within two days

Yamina's MKs Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked have finalized decision to prevent fifth elections, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2021 00:26
Survey: Most New Hope, Yamina, voters oppose 'government of change'

Survey: Most New Hope, Yamina, voters oppose 'government of change'

Survey shows 60% of New Hope voters, over 70% of Yamina voters, oppose government reliant on Arab party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2021 23:19
This is what a 'government of change' will look like

This is what a 'government of change' will look like

Yamina is expected to announce its decision to join the 'bloc of change' in forming Likud-less government. Here's what that might look like.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2021 22:05
Yesh Atid, Labor, reach coalition agreement

Yesh Atid, Labor, reach coalition agreement

Labor party to receive several ministries, plus seats on Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, statement says.Hezki Baruch, 28/05/2021 16:39
Likud: 'Bennett received everything he wanted - but is charging towards a leftist gov't'

Likud: 'Bennett received everything he wanted - but is charging towards a leftist gov't'

Likud sources say party reached final agreement with Yamina, giving its chair MK Bennett everything he demanded.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2021 14:24
Ayelet Shaked 'willing to sacrifice political career'

Ayelet Shaked 'willing to sacrifice political career'

Opposition to 'government of change' has dropped, Yamina source says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2021 10:40
MK Mickey Levy: 'Agreements with Yamina possible in less than 24 hours'

MK Mickey Levy: 'Agreements with Yamina possible in less than 24 hours'

Yesh Atid MK Levy says he's 'very optimistic,' new government is ready and waiting on only Yamina.103FM, 27/05/2021 14:28
Smotrich: Gafni is one of the most hated politicians

Smotrich: Gafni is one of the most hated politicians

UTJ head blames Smotrich for thwarting right-wing government, and Smotrich hits back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2021 11:57