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Rabbi Zalman Melamed: We're Behind You, Naftali

Rabbi Zalman Melamed: We're Behind You, Naftali

Head of Beit El Yeshiva Rabbi Zalman Melamed tells Bennett not to back down in last-minute demand for justice ministry.Uzi Baruch, 06/05/2015 10:48
Clock Ticking on Coalition Talks

Clock Ticking on Coalition Talks

As deadline looms, Likud's major problem is finding a solution to Religious Affairs debate as well as keeping Yisrael Beytenu in line.Shimon Cohen, 03/05/2015 09:24
Histadrut Chairman Demands Unity Government

Histadrut Chairman Demands Unity Government

Head of Israel's workers' union argues unity government is only way to deal with challenges facing and division within Jewish state.Cynthia Blank, 26/04/2015 08:47
How Can PM Finalize Government?

How Can PM Finalize Government?

Shas, UTJ, and Kulanu all close to a final deal with Likud - leaving Netanyahu with two main options to concretize his fourth government.Cynthia Blank, 13/04/2015 22:32
Shalom: Likud Will Form a Government on Time

Shalom: Likud Will Form a Government on Time

With pressure mounting for a coalition, Likud minister Silvan Shalom says unity government is on table if Labor agrees to basic guidelines.Cynthia Blank, 12/04/2015 11:00
Liberman: Bibi Biding Time for Unity Government

Liberman: Bibi Biding Time for Unity Government

Yisrael Beytenu chair accuses Netanyahu of biding time during coalition talks to then later go and form unity government with the Left.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 12/04/2015 09:29
Scrambling Likud Resumes Coalition Talks

Scrambling Likud Resumes Coalition Talks

18 days after receiving the mandate to form a government, Likud hopes to finally concretize deals with both United Torah Judaism and Shas.Cynthia Blank, 12/04/2015 08:36
Likud: We Will Take 12 Portfolios in Next Gov't

Likud: We Will Take 12 Portfolios in Next Gov't

If next government has only 18 ministers, Likud warns Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu, Ayelet Shaked and Sofa Lanver will not be ministers.Cynthia Blank, 30/03/2015 22:56
Catfight Over Knesset Law Likely to be Canceled

Catfight Over Knesset Law Likely to be Canceled

MKs Yael German (Yesh Atid) and Gila Gamliel (Likud) go head to head on repercussions of haredi draft law likely to be repealed.Cynthia Blank, 30/03/2015 19:52
Likud and UTJ May Have Deal Before Passover

Likud and UTJ May Have Deal Before Passover

With several positions secured, and Likud likely to agree to UTJ's demands, haredi party looks poised to be first to finalize deal.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blan, 29/03/2015 14:51
Magal: PM Stopped Being 'Heroic' After Elections

Magal: PM Stopped Being 'Heroic' After Elections

Jewish Home MK-elect Yinon Magal continues to assert Netanyahu offered his party nothing in the forthcoming government.Cynthia Blank, 29/03/2015 07:56
Herzog Denies Unity Government Rumors

Herzog Denies Unity Government Rumors

Calling Bennett 'whiny,' Zionist Union head Herzog says no truth to comments Netanyahu will pass Jewish Home over for unity government.Cynthia Blank, 26/03/2015 12:31
Bennett: We Will Sit in Opposition If We Have To

Bennett: We Will Sit in Opposition If We Have To

Bennett tells supporters that if Netanyahu forms unity government with Zionist Union, Jewish Home will work hard from the opposition.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 26/03/2015 10:52
Education Portfolio Sparks Pre-Coalition Battle

Education Portfolio Sparks Pre-Coalition Battle

In-fighting in Likud between MKs Gamliel and Hotovely for position of Education Minister, while Jewish Home's Shaked also joining the mix.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 23/03/2015 17:18
Rivlin All But Announces Labor to Go to Opposition

Rivlin All But Announces Labor to Go to Opposition

During consultation with Zionist Union, Rivlin hints that should the party choose to serve in opposition, it'll be a 'complex challenge.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 22/03/2015 14:16
Likud Unequivocally Recommends Netanyahu for PM

Likud Unequivocally Recommends Netanyahu for PM

As consultations with President Rivlin begin, MK Zeev Elkin, speaking for Likud, recommends Binyamin Netanyahu form the next government.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 22/03/2015 11:57
Likud Angered by Other Parties' Demands

Likud Angered by Other Parties' Demands

Minister Silvan Shalom argues Sunday senior portfolios should remain with Likud, says potential coalition partners need to be more modest.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 22/03/2015 10:17
Meetings with Party Leaders Begin Sunday

Meetings with Party Leaders Begin Sunday

Parties will begin meeting Sunday with President Reuven Rivlin to recommend their choice of Israel's next prime minister.Cynthia Blank, 22/03/2015 07:57
Litzman: UTJ Not Necessarily Committed to Right

Litzman: UTJ Not Necessarily Committed to Right

MK Yaakov Litzman claims United Torah Judaism would join government led by Herzog, and will sit with any party - except Yesh Atid.Shimon Cohen, Cynthia Blank, 15/03/2015 08:35
Deri: 'Arrogant' Lapid Wants to Rehabilitate Me?

Deri: 'Arrogant' Lapid Wants to Rehabilitate Me?

Shas Chairman says he prefers to recommend Netanyahu for prime minister, and will not sit in coalition with Yesh Atid and Joint Arab List.Cynthia Blank, 08/03/2015 10:02
Israelis Think Netanyahu Will Form Next Government

Israelis Think Netanyahu Will Form Next Government

New survey finds that 52% of respondents believe PM will also form next government, compared to 25% who think Herzog will be given the task.Cynthia Blank, 08/03/2015 08:35
Bennett Claims: Likud Wants Herzog, Not Us

Bennett Claims: Likud Wants Herzog, Not Us

After Ya'alon claims unity government possible, Bennett warns right-wing voters Likud is planning an about-face - Likud issues a rebuttal.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 05/03/2015 13:22
Lapid 'Doesn't Regret' Slamming Deri During Debate

Lapid 'Doesn't Regret' Slamming Deri During Debate

Yair Lapid talks about Yesh Atid's campaign as well as his controversial remarks to Deri during elections debate.Cynthia Blank, 05/03/2015 10:06
Lapid Won't Join Gov't that Repealed Haredi Draft

Lapid Won't Join Gov't that Repealed Haredi Draft

Yesh Atid head comes out swinging against PM Netanyahu and Labor head Herzog, accusing them of trying to win favor with haredi parties.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 01/03/2015 15:16
Deri: We Have a Preference for Netanyahu

Deri: We Have a Preference for Netanyahu

Shas Chairman acknowledges his public wants Netanyahu as PM, but said he will only join coalition that agrees to Shas' social demands.Cynthia Blank, 23/02/2015 23:00
Lapid 'Won't Play' Coalition Game Before Elections

Lapid 'Won't Play' Coalition Game Before Elections

Yesh Atid Chairman doesn't want Netanyahu as Prime Minister, but won't rule out sitting in a second coalition with Likud.Cynthia Blank, 23/02/2015 16:45
Bennett: We Need 16 Mandates to Be in Coalition

Bennett: We Need 16 Mandates to Be in Coalition

Jewish Home chair warns without 15 or 16 mandates, his party may not be in the coalition and a Palestinian state will be established.Cynthia Blank, 22/02/2015 07:48
Herzog: Netanyahu is Breaking Israel Apart

Herzog: Netanyahu is Breaking Israel Apart

Labor-Hatnua head accuses PM of diverting attention from main issues, says he will be the one to form a coalition after elections.Cynthia Blank, 16/02/2015 16:31
Survey: PM Shouldn't Have Interfered in Prize

Survey: PM Shouldn't Have Interfered in Prize

New survey shows public thinks Netanyahu should have stayed out of Israel Prize selection process, but will likely form the next gov't.Cynthia Blank, 15/02/2015 11:45
Ex-Labor Head Doubts Elections Are Coming Soon

Ex-Labor Head Doubts Elections Are Coming Soon

MK Yechimovich says only Jewish Home is getting stronger in the polls, so no one else wants elections.Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen, 15/11/2014 18:21
Israeli Democracy

Israeli Democracy

It is no wonder that so many citizens feel powerless to affect government actions, such as preventing the freeing terrorists or capitulation to Obama-Abbas.Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 15/08/2013 14:08
Yesh Atid to Receive Education Ministry – Report

Yesh Atid to Receive Education Ministry – Report

According to latest updates, Netanyahu has agreed to appoint Rabbi Shai Piron Education MinisterGil Ronen, 13/03/2013 19:14
Bennett Off to Meet Netanyahu after Meeting Lapid

Bennett Off to Meet Netanyahu after Meeting Lapid

"All hell is breaking loose – Lapid's game of chicken has gone wrong," says Bayit Yehudi source.Gil Ronen, 13/03/2013 17:13