2021 Elections

Meretz MK: We won't support Netanyahu for president

Meretz MK: We won't support Netanyahu for president

MK Nitzan Horowitz urges leaders of 'bloc for change' to begin coalition negotiations immediately, says PM Netanyahu 'endangers' Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 3:45 PM
Bennett: Netanyahu can count us in for a right-wing government

Bennett: Netanyahu can count us in for a right-wing government

'We will do everything possible to prevent fifth elections,' Yamina chair MK Bennett says.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 2:54 PM
Report: PM Netanyahu to focus efforts on Gideon Sa'ar after giving up on Bezalel Smotrich

Report: PM Netanyahu to focus efforts on Gideon Sa'ar after giving up on Bezalel Smotrich

PM Netanyahu is convinced Religious Zionism won't join government backed by United Arab List, officials say.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 10:02 AM
Sources: 'Bennett trying to prevent formation of a right-wing government'

Sources: 'Bennett trying to prevent formation of a right-wing government'

'Not only is Naftali Bennett not helping form a government, he's trying to prevent the formation of a right-wing government,' sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 8:26 AM
Deri to Sa'ar: Let's form a right-wing government

Deri to Sa'ar: Let's form a right-wing government

Shas chairman calls on Gideon Sa'ar and Naftali Bennett to join a right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 5:15 AM
Yisrael Beytenu MK reveals offer she received from the Likud

Yisrael Beytenu MK reveals offer she received from the Likud

MK Yulia Malinovsky claims she was offered a spot on the Likud slate and a senior ministerial portfolio of her choice.Ben Ariel, Monday, 4:43 AM
Liberman: 'Bennett received a generous offer - he must not pass it up'

Liberman: 'Bennett received a generous offer - he must not pass it up'

MK Liberman urges Yamina chief MK Bennett not to miss opportunity to be first in rotation for PM: 'Netanyahu will try to eliminate him.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Saturday, 11:27 PM
Bennett: 'We'll join a right-wing government - if Smotrich joins, too'

Bennett: 'We'll join a right-wing government - if Smotrich joins, too'

Yamina's MK Bennett promises to help form right-wing government - but will work with the other side if PM Netanyahu fails, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, Saturday, 8:48 PM
'Smotrich is torpedoing Netanyahu-Bennett rapprochement'

'Smotrich is torpedoing Netanyahu-Bennett rapprochement'

Discord on the Right? Netanyahu outraged after Religious Zionist Party chief blasts Bennett ahead of Bennett's meeting with PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, Friday, 8:55 AM
Bennett and Netanyahu hold meeting 'in positive atmosphere'

Bennett and Netanyahu hold meeting 'in positive atmosphere'

Yamina chairman meets Prime Minister at his residence in Balfour, after years in which Netanyahu refrained from inviting Bennett there.Ido Ben Porat, Thursday, 11:18 PM
Hamodia daily criticizes Smotrich voters

Hamodia daily criticizes Smotrich voters

Hamodia daily criticizes haredim who voted for Religious Zionism party: 'Is MK Smotrich appropriate or willing to represent haredi Jews?'Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 10:34 AM
Minister Litzman: 'We'll only work with Netanyahu, there might not be a government'

Minister Litzman: 'We'll only work with Netanyahu, there might not be a government'

'Partnership with Liberman and Lapid is even worse than partnership with the Arab parties,' Housing Min. Litzman says.Ben Shaul, Wednesday, 5:34 PM
Danny Danon: 'Those who oppose Netanyahu will use Bennett and then toss him out'

Danny Danon: 'Those who oppose Netanyahu will use Bennett and then toss him out'

Former ambassador to the UN warns Yamina chair MK Bennett must choose a side. 'There are no shortcuts' to position of PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 2:36 PM
MK Mossi Raz: 'We won't rush to support Bennett's candidacy'

MK Mossi Raz: 'We won't rush to support Bennett's candidacy'

Meretz MK says MK Lapid is 'the most worthy' candidate for prime minister, those who don't accept Arabs will bring Israel to 5th elections.Ben Shaul, Wednesday, 2:09 PM
Likud officials: Bennett is going to back Lapid

Likud officials: Bennett is going to back Lapid

Prime Minister Netanyahu set to meet with right-wing bloc leaders today and Naftali Bennett on Thursday in bid to form government.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 12:13 PM
Will the haredi rabbis save Israel from new elections?

Will the haredi rabbis save Israel from new elections?

MK Bezalel Smotrich won't join a government supported by the United Arab List - but haredi rabbis may be able to change that.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 11:25 AM
Joint Arab List MKs at swearing-in ceremony: 'We vow to fight the Zionist Occupation'

Joint Arab List MKs at swearing-in ceremony: 'We vow to fight the Zionist Occupation'

Members of the Joint Arab List insult the State they are elected to serve at the swearing-in of the 24th Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2021, 5:08 PM
Religious Zionism MK Orit Struk: Left-wing government would be a 'national tragedy'

Religious Zionism MK Orit Struk: Left-wing government would be a 'national tragedy'

Struk prior to being sworn in as MK: 'The Arabs are stealing our Land. Bennett understands this, Sa'ar is aware and Elkin is living it.'Hezki Baruch, 4/6/2021, 4:47 PM
Arutz Sheva survey: Can an Israeli government be formed using Arab party support?

Arutz Sheva survey: Can an Israeli government be formed using Arab party support?

Can an Israeli government be formed using Arab party support?Arutz Sheva Staff , 4/6/2021, 4:46 PM
Naftali Bennett:'Israel needs a government that leans towards the right'

Naftali Bennett:'Israel needs a government that leans towards the right'

MK Naftali Bennett, Yamina chief, says he won't compromise on his ideals - even for the position of prime minister.Hezki Baruch, 4/6/2021, 4:14 PM
Report: Bennett is waiting for PM Netanyahu to fail to form coalition before joining Lapid

Report: Bennett is waiting for PM Netanyahu to fail to form coalition before joining Lapid

'Another step towards ending Netanyahu's time in power,' senior haredi official says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2021, 1:42 PM
President Rivlin grants Netanyahu mandate to form new government

President Rivlin grants Netanyahu mandate to form new government

Israel's president taps Netanyahu candidate to try to form government and serve additional term as Prime Minister.David Rosenberg, 4/6/2021, 12:10 PM
Haredi party debated whether to support PM Netanyahu unconditionally - or not

Haredi party debated whether to support PM Netanyahu unconditionally - or not

UTJ chief does not oppose working with other candidates, if PM Netanyahu fails to form a coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2021, 12:03 PM
New Hope: 'We didn't recommend anyone'

New Hope: 'We didn't recommend anyone'

New Hope's MK Elkin explains party's decision not to recommend anyone, says party spoke to both sides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2021, 10:33 AM
Poll: Lapid soars, Likud sinks if Israel goes to 5th election

Poll: Lapid soars, Likud sinks if Israel goes to 5th election

New poll shows Yesh Atid gaining ground if no candidate can form government, forcing Israel to go to unprecedented fifth election.David Rosenberg, 4/6/2021, 8:24 AM
Liberman: End Netanyahu's time in office

Liberman: End Netanyahu's time in office

Yisrael Beytenu chairman: Netanyahu is responsible for the deep political crisis.Hezki Baruch, 4/6/2021, 6:12 AM
Netanyahu, run for president

Netanyahu, run for president

Regardless of who Rivlin taps to form a gov't, the political jam will remain so long as Netanyahu is PM. It's time to let go. Opinion.Uzi Baruch, 4/5/2021, 4:33 PM
Yamina MKs endorse Bennett for Prime Minister

Yamina MKs endorse Bennett for Prime Minister

Yamina party refuses to back either Netanyahu or Lapid, instead recommending that President Rivlin grant the mandate to Naftali Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 2:59 PM
Could haredi MKs help Lapid build a government?

Could haredi MKs help Lapid build a government?

Officials close to Bennett urge UTJ to consider joining government with Yesh Atid, saying Lapid is willing to reach an accord with haredim.Hezki Baruch, 4/5/2021, 2:17 PM
Gantz: Blue and White will back Yair Lapid as PM

Gantz: Blue and White will back Yair Lapid as PM

Blue and White to recommend Yesh Atid chief for the premiership in consultations with President Rivlin. Shas nominates Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 11:41 AM
Shas chief says 'no' to anti-Netanyahu bloc

Shas chief says 'no' to anti-Netanyahu bloc

Interior Min. Deri says haredi parties will not join anything other than a Likud-led right-wing government - even if it means new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 11:18 AM
President begins consultations for granting mandate to form new government

President begins consultations for granting mandate to form new government

With no candidate holding clear majority of incoming Knesset, President Rivlin begins consultations to determine who will receive PM mandateArutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 10:36 AM
Right-wing activists: No to a government that relies on an Arab party

Right-wing activists: No to a government that relies on an Arab party

Dozens of right-wing activists demonstrate outside President's home against formation of a government with an Arab party.Hezki Baruch, 4/5/2021, 6:11 AM
Haredim to ask Rivlin: Convince Sa'ar to join right-wing government

Haredim to ask Rivlin: Convince Sa'ar to join right-wing government

Representatives of UTJ will recommend Netanyahu to Rivlin but will also demand that he persuade Sa'ar to join the pro-Netanyahu bloc.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 4:58 AM
Sa'ar: We will not support Netanyahu, we will work to form a government of change

Sa'ar: We will not support Netanyahu, we will work to form a government of change

New Hope chairman does not intend to join a government under Netanyahu. "We want to establish a reconciliation government."Ido Ben Porat, 4/5/2021, 4:14 AM
President Netanyahu?

President Netanyahu?

Likud MKs looking into possibility of pushing other candidate as PM, with Netanyahu being elected president and made immune from prosecutionDavid Rosenberg, 4/4/2021, 11:00 PM
Lapid agrees to have Bennett serve as PM first in rotational deal

Lapid agrees to have Bennett serve as PM first in rotational deal

'We're on the verge of losing the government,' say senior Likud officials, as Lapid agrees to key Yamina demand in latest overture.David Rosenberg, 4/4/2021, 10:45 PM
Report: Bennett aiming for right-wing gov't with Netanyahu, Sa'ar

Report: Bennett aiming for right-wing gov't with Netanyahu, Sa'ar

Yamina chairman reportedly looking to enlist New Hope chief Gideon Sa'ar in bid to form right-wing government led by Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 9:12 PM
PM Netanyahu's tempting offer to Naftali Bennett

PM Netanyahu's tempting offer to Naftali Bennett

New report hints at content of three-hour meeting between PM Netanyahu and Yamina chairman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2021, 11:52 PM
Poll: Most Israelis don't believe there will be a coalition

Poll: Most Israelis don't believe there will be a coalition

New poll shows 44% of Israelis believe PM Netanyahu has best chance at forming gov't, 35% believe MK Lapid should lead anti-Netanyahu bloc.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2021, 11:26 PM
Senior Likud figure threatens Religious Zionism party

Senior Likud figure threatens Religious Zionism party

MK Smotrich 'eliminated' option for PM Netanyahu to form gov't by refusing to work with United Arab List, Likud source says.Hezki Baruch, 4/3/2021, 10:46 PM
Report: Yamina leaning towards supporting PM Netanyahu

Report: Yamina leaning towards supporting PM Netanyahu

New report says Yamina chair MK Bennett is leaning towards supporting PM Netanyahu - but has not yet made a final decision.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2021, 8:32 PM
Bennett meets PM Netanyahu: 'We have one goal - to form a government'

Bennett meets PM Netanyahu: 'We have one goal - to form a government'

PM Netanyahu, Yamina chair MK Bennett, meet Friday afternoon for coalition talks. 'Goal is to form a good, stable, government - quickly.'Hezki Baruch, 4/2/2021, 1:57 PM
Ben Caspit: 'Suddenly Netanyahu is trying to be national peacemaker'

Ben Caspit: 'Suddenly Netanyahu is trying to be national peacemaker'

Maariv journalist slams PM Netanyahu, says it's 'too late' to backtrack on how he treated MKs Bennett and Sa'ar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2021, 1:02 PM
Time is on Netanyahu’s side

Time is on Netanyahu’s side

The Israeli public’s lack of preference for anyone but Bibi will prevent others from forming a government or creating a stable one. Op-edDaniel Tauber, 4/2/2021, 11:00 AM
Poll: 'Change bloc' wants Lapid to give PM position to Bennett to oust Netanyahu

Poll: 'Change bloc' wants Lapid to give PM position to Bennett to oust Netanyahu

80% of Israelis dissatisfied with election results and believe a 5th election is likely. according to new survey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2021, 10:09 PM
'Israeli society needs a functioning government'

'Israeli society needs a functioning government'

Final results of Knesset election officially delivered to President Rivlin, ahead of nomination process for prime minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2021, 11:58 AM
'Netanyahu doesn't want to be first in line to form gov't'

'Netanyahu doesn't want to be first in line to form gov't'

Senior Likud officials say Prime Minister Netanyahu wants his opponents to get first mandate to form government - expecting them to fail.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2021, 8:36 AM
Sa'ar to Lapid: I put the ego aside, now it's your turn

Sa'ar to Lapid: I put the ego aside, now it's your turn

New Hope chairman calls on Yesh Atid chairman to stop the process of collecting recommendations.Hezki Baruch, 3/31/2021, 2:04 AM
24th Knesset Election committee: No voting irregularities found

24th Knesset Election committee: No voting irregularities found

The Central Election Commission completed its monitoring of 2021 Knesset election - 2,696 polling stations inspected during operation.Hezki Baruch, 3/30/2021, 5:27 PM
Atty. Simcha Rothman: 'I hope Bennett, Sa'ar will prevent the tragedy of a 5th election'

Atty. Simcha Rothman: 'I hope Bennett, Sa'ar will prevent the tragedy of a 5th election'

Attorney Simcha Rothman, recently elected Religious Zionism MK, says personal issues among right-wing parties preventing stable government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2021, 4:05 PM
Father of slain soldier to Netanyahu: Don't sit with Joint List

Father of slain soldier to Netanyahu: Don't sit with Joint List

Father of Shir Hajaj, murdered at the age of 22, calls on PM to avoid partnering with terror supporters 'even if it serves his purpose.'Hezki Baruch, 3/30/2021, 3:38 PM
The secret negotiations channel between Shas and United Arab List

The secret negotiations channel between Shas and United Arab List

United Arab List in talks with Shas, Likud, as well as with Yesh Atid, report says. UAL chief Mansour Abbas: 'We're not ruling anyone out.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2021, 11:25 AM
End Netanyahu-hatred – start advancing Israel’s national interest instead

End Netanyahu-hatred – start advancing Israel’s national interest instead

Netanyahu has the most voter support, while he, Liberman, Sa'ar and Bennett and their voters share common major policies and views. Op-ed.David Singer, 3/30/2021, 8:00 AM
Litzman: We are with Netanyahu, there is no question at all

Litzman: We are with Netanyahu, there is no question at all

Minister of Housing and Construction stresses Agudat Yisrael's support for Netanyahu: Our goal is to establish a right-wing coalition.Hezki Baruch, 3/30/2021, 5:20 AM
Netanyahu's nightmare scenario

Netanyahu's nightmare scenario

A small possibility exists of a right-wing government being formed without the Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2021, 10:03 PM
Gantz calls on Lapid, Bennett and Sa'ar: Let's sit down

Gantz calls on Lapid, Bennett and Sa'ar: Let's sit down

Blue and White chairman calls on fellow party leaders to hold 4-way meeting to form coalition to replace Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2021, 3:48 PM