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'Ben-Gvir & Smotrich are running the country' says Elkin

"Not long ago, Netanyahu was scared to be photographed with Ben-Gvir."

'Ben-Gvir & Smotrich are running the country' says Elkin

Senior Likud members accuse: 'Yariv Levin setting the stage for the post-Netanyahu era'

Veteran party members scrap over remaining senior ministries.

'Yariv Levin setting the stage for the post-Netanyahu era'

Report: Shas to sign coalition agreement with Likud today

Following agreement with Otzma Yehudit party, Shas & Noam parties believed to be next to sign.

Report: Shas to sign coalition agreement with Likud today

Ayelet Shaked to media: Stop scaremongering

"No reason to panic at Override Clause or gender-based separation," says outgoing Interior Minister.

Ayelet Shaked to media: Stop scaremongering

Matan Kahana to Lapid: Banning gender-based separation is secular coercion

Response to PM Lapid who scoffed: 'It's not Iran here.'

Banning gender-based separation is secular coercion

MK Orit Strock: 'Netanyahu is delegitimizing us'

"Prior to elections, Netanyahu said nothing about not wanting Smotrich in Defense Ministry."

'Netanyahu is delegitimizing us'

UTJ, Religious Zionism demand: Anchor gender-based separation in law as not discriminatory

Demand follows years of attempts by judiciary, feminist groups to ban such separation even at cultural events for religious audiences.

Anchor gender-based separation in law as not discriminatory

Gilad Erdan to resign as ambassador to United States

According to previous government's coalition agreement, Erdan would have been replaced by Benny Gantz's pick for the position.

Gilad Erdan to resign as ambassador to United States

Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin: 'Ben Gvir won't be in coalition'

Levin supports Religious Zionist Party-Otzma Yehudit agreement, clarifying however that Ben Gvir will not be part of Likud coalition.

Knesset Speaker: 'Ben Gvir won't be in coalition'

Knesset begins voting on coalition deal

If Knesset doesn't endorse Netanyahu for prime minister by Thursday night, Israel faces another election.

Knesset begins voting on coalition deal

Netanyahu's last-minute compromise rejected

Likud says deals reached with coalition-minimum of 60 MKs, as it makes final attempt to reach compromise on Draft Law.

Netanyahu's last-minute compromise rejected

NTO THE FRAY: Bennett and Bibi’s election error?

NTO THE FRAY: Bennett and Bibi’s election error?

Yisrael Beytenu to Likud: Push death penalty for terrorists

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says cornerstone of party's coalition agreement is legislation that terrorists be put to death.

Yisrael Beytenu to Likud: Push death penalty for terrorists

Government approves increased yeshiva funding

The yeshiva budget will return to its pre-2013 level, set before Lapid became Finance Minister in previous government.

Government approves increased yeshiva funding

What did Liberman concede on in joining coalition?

Coalition agreement details show that aside from folding on death penalty law, Liberman made a key concession on being a minister.

What did Liberman give up on in joining the coalition?

Netanyahu, Liberman accounce coalition deal

Netanyahu and Liberman sign coalition deal, bury the hatchet after past mudslinging; PM calls on Herzog to join 'true unity government.'

Liberman vows 'responsible policies' as coalition deal announcedplayer

Liberman, Netanyahu finalize coalition agreement

Yisrael Beytenu chairman headed towards the Defense Ministry, after an agreement is reached on pensions for immigrants.

Liberman, Netanyahu finalize coalition agreement

Bennett demands Netanyahu fix cabinet flaws

As part of coalition agreement, Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett demands changes to Security Cabinet.

Bennett demands Netanyahu fix Security Cabinet flaws

Ayelet Shaked and the Myth that Jews Stick Together

Ayelet Shaked and the Myth that Jews Stick Together

'Our Hands Are Firmly on the Steering Wheel'

Party's Central Committee session at Nehalim ratifies coalition agreement, including ministerial jobs.

Bennett: 'Our Hands Are Firmly on the Steering Wheel'

Tekuma Threatens Bennett over Shaked Appointment

Tekuma faction in the Jewish Home says it'll split off if Uri Ariel isn't given the Justice Ministry instead of Shaked.

Tekuma Threatens Bennett over Shaked Appointment

Lapid: Bibi 'Selling Out Israel' to Haredim

Yesh Atid head slams Likud's 'moral bankruptcy' for canceling criminal sanctions against draft refusers, restoring child stipends.

Lapid: Bibi 'Selling Out Israel' to Haredim

First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and Likud

Haredi party UTJ becomes the first to seal negotiations as Netanyahu's coalition government starts to take form.

First Coalition Deal Signed Between UTJ and Likud

'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'

Senior Jewish Home source estimates White House pressure is causing delay in signing coalition agreements.

'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'

Moses: With Kahlon its 'Tools' But Us 'Blackmail'

MK Menachem Moses speaks out about near finished coalition deal between UTJ, Likud, shoos away naysayers.

Moses: With Kahlon its 'Tools' But Us 'Blackmail'

What the Election Polls Told Us

What the Election Polls Told Us

Will Arab Party Make Herzog PM?

Likud campaign staffer warns left-center coalition with Arab support can form a minority government. Jewish Home staffer disagrees.

Will Arab Party Make Herzog PM?

Yechimovich Won't Rule Out Coalition with Likud

In a television appearance, Labor MK Shelly Yechimovich says she "won't rule out" forming a coalition with Netanyahu or Liberman.

Yechimovich Won't Rule Out Coalition with Likud

Israel's Domestic Coalition Politics and Foreign Policy

Israel's Domestic Coalition Politics and Foreign Policy

Yesh Atid Threatens to Bolt Coalition

Marathon ministerial discussion breaks up in disagreement over criminal sanctions against hareidim who do not enlist.

Yesh Atid Threatens to Bolt Coalition

Livni's Diplomatic Powers 'Fictional'

Maariv: under terms of coalition agreement, Livni cannot make diplomatic moves without prior knowledge, consent from Netanyahu.

Livni's Diplomatic Powers Fictional, Says Likud Source

Bennett: We Are 100% Behind Netanyahu

Bayit Yehudi chairman: The campaign is behind us, the negotiations are behind us, and we'll all stand behind Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Bennett: We Are 100% Behind Netanyahuplayer

Hareidi Enlistment Proposal Worries Activists

Pro-enlistment activists worry that Yesh Atid’s agreement on hareidi-religious army recruitment will have no real effect.

Hareidi Enlistment Proposal Worries Activists

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of Government

Obama Welcomes New Israeli Government

President Barack Obama says he "looks forward to working closely with the prime minister and the new government."

Obama Welcomes New Israeli Government

Bennett: We Are Obligated to All Israelis

Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett emphasizes that his party would be committed to all sectors of Israel society in the new government.

Bennett: We Are Obligated to All Israelis

Netanyahu Presents Coalition to Peres

"We stand before a decisive year in security, the economy and attempts to advance peace."

Netanyahu Presents Coalition to Peres

Livni Blasts Bayit Yehudi

New Justice Minister: "I hope that on the diplomatic subjects, Lapid won't adopt Bennett's views."

Livni Blasts Bayit Yehudi

Coalition Agreements - Who Got What?

Yesh Atid receives 5 ministers, a deputy minister and 3 committees. Bayit Yehudi gets 3 ministers, 2 deputy ministers, and 1 committee.

Coalition Agreements - Who Got What?

Lapid: Not Afraid to Make Unpopular Decisions

Incoming Finance Minister clarifies: My job is not to be popular, but to lead.

Lapid: Not Afraid to Make Unpopular Decisions