2021 Elections (Page 2)

Merav Michaeli: 'We have 61 MKs, we need to form a government'

Merav Michaeli: 'We have 61 MKs, we need to form a government'

MK Merav Michaeli, Labor chair, urges anti-Netanyahu bloc to join together to form government. 'It's not really that complicated.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2021, 1:03 PM
Source: Likud in talks with United Arab List

Source: Likud in talks with United Arab List

Source in United Arab List reports party is in talks with Likud, as Yesh Atid chief works to garner highest number of supporters possible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2021, 11:51 AM
New Hope: 'Lapid's attempt to form government is doing damage'

New Hope: 'Lapid's attempt to form government is doing damage'

'No option to form government without Naftali Bennett being first in rotation for prime minister,' New Hope sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2021, 10:43 AM
Likud sources: 'Sa'ar can have any senior position he asks for'

Likud sources: 'Sa'ar can have any senior position he asks for'

'Rare opportunity to form stable right-wing nationalist government, like we always hoped for,' Likud official says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2021, 9:33 AM
'Lapid wants a hard Left government backed by Arab parties'

'Lapid wants a hard Left government backed by Arab parties'

Yamina officials say Yair Lapid is not interested in 'reconciliation coalition', but instead wants to build far-left government.Hezki Baruch, 3/28/2021, 10:08 PM
Arab faction leader meets with Lapid, issues demands for gov't

Arab faction leader meets with Lapid, issues demands for gov't

United Arab List chief meets with Lapid, demanding legalization of illegal Bedouin towns, freezing of law to combat illegal construction.Hezki Baruch, 3/28/2021, 7:57 PM
Report: Bloc opposing Netanyahu planning 'government of healing'

Report: Bloc opposing Netanyahu planning 'government of healing'

The "national healing" government will be headed by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/27/2021, 12:23 AM
Labor chairwoman: We will likely recommend Lapid for PM

Labor chairwoman: We will likely recommend Lapid for PM

Merav Michaeli: The citizens of Israel are tired of elections. Netanyahu's opponents scored a victory, it's time to form a government.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/26/2021, 10:56 PM
Netanyahu to Sa'ar: Join my government, and I'll step down after a year

Netanyahu to Sa'ar: Join my government, and I'll step down after a year

Netanyahu reportedly proposed to New Hope chairman that he join his government and assume the role of PM after one year.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/26/2021, 9:11 PM
Bennett meets faction leaders: Time to rescue Israel from the chaos

Bennett meets faction leaders: Time to rescue Israel from the chaos

Yamina chairman holds preliminary round of talks with all the leaders of the Zionist parties.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/26/2021, 8:15 PM
'The time has come to step aside and let Israel move forward'

'The time has come to step aside and let Israel move forward'

After Netanyahu denied 61 seats needed to form government, New Hope chief calls on PM to resign and enable Israel to end political deadlockDavid Rosenberg, 3/26/2021, 12:57 PM
Report: Netanyahu looking to build coalition with Ahmed Tibi

Report: Netanyahu looking to build coalition with Ahmed Tibi

Netanyahu confidant reportedly met with 2 Joint Arab List MKs, offering them government positions in exchange for supporting government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2021, 11:45 AM
The Likud takes aim at Bennett and Sa'ar

The Likud takes aim at Bennett and Sa'ar

Likud looks to block formation of alternative government and is reportedly planning massive campaign 'aggressively' targeting Bennett, Sa'arArutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2021, 9:16 AM
MK Shasha-Biton: I was offered to be Education Minister, don't waste your time

MK Shasha-Biton: I was offered to be Education Minister, don't waste your time

New Hope's no. 2 clarifies: We are aiming for a government with Zionist parties that believe in a Jewish and democratic state.Ben Ariel, 3/26/2021, 6:38 AM
Blue and White MK proposes outline to prevent Netanyahu from forming government

Blue and White MK proposes outline to prevent Netanyahu from forming government

Former Minister Izhar Shay's proposal will allow for the formation of a government with right-wing and left-wing parties.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2021, 6:04 AM
Likud: 'Bloc of change' will bring laws from Iran to the Knesset

Likud: 'Bloc of change' will bring laws from Iran to the Knesset

Likud blasts the left's intention to submit a bill that would prevent a person with criminal indictments from serving as Prime Minister.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2021, 5:05 AM
Haredi parties tell Netanyahu to work with Mansour Abbas

Haredi parties tell Netanyahu to work with Mansour Abbas

Leaders of haredi parties say they would support minority government with outside support of United Arab List if no way to get 61 seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2021, 10:08 PM
Likud angry as 300,000 voters stay home

Likud angry as 300,000 voters stay home

Anger directed at MK Shlomo Karhi, deputy chairman of the Likud election committee, over election results.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2021, 9:42 PM
Election final results: 59 seats for Netanyahu, Bennett coalition

Election final results: 59 seats for Netanyahu, Bennett coalition

Yair Lapid meets Labor leader Merav Michaeli to discuss options for building coalition to unseat Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2021, 7:48 PM
Netanyahu bloc does not have enough votes to form government

Netanyahu bloc does not have enough votes to form government

Counting of double envelope ballots concludes with Netanyahu bloc still at only 59 seats even with Yamina joining them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2021, 3:52 PM
In fourth consecutive campaign, Netanyahu secures largest-ever electoral lead

In fourth consecutive campaign, Netanyahu secures largest-ever electoral lead

Long-serving prime minister thanked citizens, tweeting: “You gave a huge victory for the right and the Likud under my leadership.” Op-ed.Alex Traiman, 3/25/2021, 11:00 AM
Hamas, Islamic Jihad: Israeli election won't change nature of the conflict

Hamas, Islamic Jihad: Israeli election won't change nature of the conflict

Senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials say that the election results in Israel reflect the process of radicalization of Israeli society.Dalit Halevi, 3/25/2021, 6:07 AM
Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

United Torah Judaism angry at Prime Minister who they say intervened in favor of Smotrich at their expense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2021, 4:02 AM
Likud fears anti-Netanyahu bloc will make Mansour Abbas Knesset speaker

Likud fears anti-Netanyahu bloc will make Mansour Abbas Knesset speaker

Associates of PM Netanyahu say he does not rule out working together with United Arab List.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 10:49 PM
MK Bitan: Working with Mansour Abbas won't hurt us

MK Bitan: Working with Mansour Abbas won't hurt us

Likud MK David Bitan says party must be prepared to compromise to prevent a fifth round of elections, including with United Arab List leaderArutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 8:53 PM
Israel''s election results: Guide to the perplexed

Israel''s election results: Guide to the perplexed

Daniel Pinner, 3/24/2021, 8:00 PM
Bennett: We'll wait for final results and act responsibly

Bennett: We'll wait for final results and act responsibly

Yamina chairman tells party members he will decide on how to proceed after final votes are tallied.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 7:16 PM
Report: Netanyahu looking to form minority govt. with Mansour Abbas

Report: Netanyahu looking to form minority govt. with Mansour Abbas

PM looking at ways to avoid 5th election, including minority government with support of United Arab List and bringing over New Hope MKs.Hezki Baruch, 3/24/2021, 4:44 PM
The Israeli Election system is a form of political madness

The Israeli Election system is a form of political madness

Can something be done to prevent the maddening indecisive Israeli election outcomes? Op-ed.Barry Shaw, 3/24/2021, 4:15 PM
MK Moshe Gafni: 'We'll demand equal budget for hareid yeshivas'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'We'll demand equal budget for hareid yeshivas'

UTJ chief MK Gafni promises: 'There will be no discrimination' in budget for haredi yeshivas.Ben Shaul, 3/24/2021, 3:02 PM
Will Likud form a government with United Arab List?

Will Likud form a government with United Arab List?

Fierce debate within the Likud over whether to open coalition negotiations with Mansour Abbas' United Arab List.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 2:16 PM
Time for PM Netanyahu to leave the Likud party, make way for right-wing coalition?

Time for PM Netanyahu to leave the Likud party, make way for right-wing coalition?

A political expert offers 3 options amid another deadlocked election, but will Netanyahu choose one of them?i24NEWS, 3/24/2021, 1:26 PM
Ze'ev Elkin: We won't join Netanyahu-led government

Ze'ev Elkin: We won't join Netanyahu-led government

Former Likud MK says New Hope won't help Netanyahu form government. 'We'll keep our promise to our voters.'Hezki Baruch, 3/24/2021, 12:27 PM
How many people voted Likud in Bnei Brak?

How many people voted Likud in Bnei Brak?

Religious Zionism party third most popular among voters in haredi cities, data shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 12:01 PM
5th election round in the makings? Anti-Netanyahu camp with possible 61 Knesset seats

5th election round in the makings? Anti-Netanyahu camp with possible 61 Knesset seats

As most of the parties celebrated through the night, election results appear inconclusive and a 5th election looms in sight.i24NEWS, 3/24/2021, 11:28 AM
The Sovereignty Youth’s get-out-the-vote operation for the Right

The Sovereignty Youth’s get-out-the-vote operation for the Right

Dozens of Sovereignty Youth worked in a special headquarter in Oz veGaon to encourage voters to turn out for all the right-wing partiesArutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 11:26 AM
MK Shlomo Karhi: 'Israel's citizens need a democracy'

MK Shlomo Karhi: 'Israel's citizens need a democracy'

Likud 'absolutely' won't attempt to stop PM Netanyahu's trial. 'We are the ones protecting democracy,' says Likud's MK Karhi.103FM, 3/24/2021, 11:04 AM
Coalition Whip: Bennett will join our government

Coalition Whip: Bennett will join our government

'We must do everything - and I mean everything - to form a government, says Likud MK Miki Zohar after right-wing loses majority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 10:24 AM
Rightist bloc falls below 60 seats as Arab list clears threshold

Rightist bloc falls below 60 seats as Arab list clears threshold

With 87.5% of the vote counted, United Arab List now projected to clear threshold - denying right-wing bloc a majority.David Rosenberg, 3/24/2021, 9:21 AM
Post election tribute to Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook zts"l

Post election tribute to Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook zts"l

As votes are counted, recall Rav Tzvi Yehuda's words: 'The building of Eretz Yisrael is accomplished by every segment of the Nation.' Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 3/24/2021, 9:08 AM
2021 Election: Vote counting continues

2021 Election: Vote counting continues

With 79% of votes counted so far: Netanyahu bloc has 63 seats with Yamina, anti-Netanyahu bloc with 57.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 8:13 AM
Deputy Health Minister to Arutz Sheva: The Arab public said 'no' to the Joint List

Deputy Health Minister to Arutz Sheva: The Arab public said 'no' to the Joint List

Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch says election results are an achievement for the Likud and the right.Yoni Kempinski, 3/24/2021, 6:03 AM
Gantz: I was a warrior and will remain a warrior

Gantz: I was a warrior and will remain a warrior

Blue and White chairman responds to exit polls: I will reach out to anyone who can offer a replacement for Netanyahu.Ben Ariel, 3/24/2021, 5:09 AM
Smotrich: We have won a very great unity

Smotrich: We have won a very great unity

Smotrich after exit polls predict 6-7 seats for his party: We hope that the true results will bring a majority for the national camp.Yonatan Gottlieb, 3/24/2021, 4:36 AM
Meretz chairman: We will do everything to prevent an extremist right-wing government

Meretz chairman: We will do everything to prevent an extremist right-wing government

Nitzan Horowitz: We will do everything to prevent Netanyahu from forming an extreme, right-wing government with fascist elements.Ben Ariel, 3/24/2021, 4:04 AM
Netanyahu: We brought a tremendous achievement, we must not go to a fifth election

Netanyahu: We brought a tremendous achievement, we must not go to a fifth election

Netanyahu in post-election speech: I suggest to all Knesset members who believe in the principles of the right not to disqualify us.Elad Benari, 3/24/2021, 2:31 AM
MK Nir Barkat: There’s only one candidate for Prime Minister and that is Netanyahu

MK Nir Barkat: There’s only one candidate for Prime Minister and that is Netanyahu

Likud MK to Arutz Sheva: All the members of the right of center should join a government led by Netanyahu.Yoni Kempinski, 3/24/2021, 1:45 AM
Channel 12 exit poll: Netanyahu-Bennett bloc has 59 seats

Channel 12 exit poll: Netanyahu-Bennett bloc has 59 seats

According to exit poll conducted for Channel 12 News, the bloc of parties supporting Netanyahu, together with Yamina, has 59 seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 1:18 AM
Lapid: There won’t be a government based on the votes of the racists and homophobes

Lapid: There won’t be a government based on the votes of the racists and homophobes

Yesh Atid chairman: At the moment, Netanyahu doesn’t have 61 seats but the change bloc does.Elad Benari, 3/24/2021, 12:58 AM
Voter turnout plummets to lowest level in years

Voter turnout plummets to lowest level in years

Arab voting rate falls, fueling broader decline in turnout rate, which fell to lowest level since 2013.David Rosenberg, 3/24/2021, 12:36 AM
Bennett: I will promote the values of the right in any government

Bennett: I will promote the values of the right in any government

Yamina chairman: I promise one thing - any government that is formed will take care of all the citizens.Hezki Baruch, 3/24/2021, 12:13 AM
Sa'ar: We'll keep our promise - we won't join Netanyahu gov't

Sa'ar: We'll keep our promise - we won't join Netanyahu gov't

New Hope chief rules out joining government led by Netanyahu, says poor electoral showing 'is all for the best'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2021, 12:11 AM
Gantz looks to unite anti-Netanyahu bloc

Gantz looks to unite anti-Netanyahu bloc

Defense Minister vows to 'unite pro-change bloc', hints at possible fifth round of elecitons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2021, 11:45 PM
Netanyahu: A huge victory for the right and for the Likud

Netanyahu: A huge victory for the right and for the Likud

Netanyahu responds to exit polls: It is clear that a large majority of Israeli citizens want a strong and stable right-wing government.Elad Benari, 3/23/2021, 11:42 PM
'Exit polls? The real results will show us passing threshold'

'Exit polls? The real results will show us passing threshold'

'Arab voting surged in last 2 hours of election, those are our voters.' United Arab List chief confident his party will pass threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2021, 11:32 PM
Netanyahu congratulates Smotrich on his party's achievement

Netanyahu congratulates Smotrich on his party's achievement

The Prime Minister also spoke with Shas chairman Aryeh Deri following the publication of the exit polls.Hezki Baruch, 3/23/2021, 11:16 PM
Yamina chairman Bennett after election polls released: I'll do what's right for Israel

Yamina chairman Bennett after election polls released: I'll do what's right for Israel

Bennett says he'll do the right thing for Israel no matter how much influence he has in the next government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2021, 10:46 PM