Bennett Threatens to Stop Coalition Talks

Bennett Threatens to Stop Coalition Talks

Jewish Home chairman says his party will end coalition negotiations if Shas is given the Religious Affairs Ministry.Elad Benari, 4/20/2015, 12:12 AM
Shas MK: Govt Will be Formed, Despite Misgivings

Shas MK: Govt Will be Formed, Despite Misgivings

Shas MK Yaakov Margi is very optimistic that things will work out with all of the Likud's “natural partners."Moshe Cohen, 4/19/2015, 6:30 PM
Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

President Rivlin reportedly working behind the scenes towards a government with Likud and the "Zionist Union".Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 4/17/2015, 3:14 AM
Unity Government Would Be 'Biggest Fraud Ever'

Unity Government Would Be 'Biggest Fraud Ever'

MK Shaked says she doesn't believe Netanyahu intends to break his promise to voters so blatantly as to invite Labor into coalition.Gil Ronen, 4/14/2015, 2:24 PM
Sources: Things Coming Together for Govt. Deal

Sources: Things Coming Together for Govt. Deal

Prime Minister and Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu met with Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon for some three hours Sunday. An agreement may be near.Moshe Cohen, 4/13/2015, 1:16 AM
With Two Weeks Left, Hard Going in Coalition Talks

With Two Weeks Left, Hard Going in Coalition Talks

MK Yariv Levin says Jewish Home and Liberman are wrong when they claim Likud is 'leaving them for last.'Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 4/12/2015, 6:11 PM
Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Costs

Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Costs

The government hasn't been formed yet, but already rival parties are accusing each other of “ruining” their policies.Yaakov Levi, 4/12/2015, 5:15 PM
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, 4/12/2015, 8:36 AM
Bennett: Don't Tread on Me, Bibi

Bennett: Don't Tread on Me, Bibi

Likud and Jewish Home continue to arm-wrestle: Likud threatens to prefer Labor, Bennett threatens to opt for Opposition.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 4/9/2015, 4:23 PM
Jewish Home: Netanyahu Still Giving Us 'Runaround'

Jewish Home: Netanyahu Still Giving Us 'Runaround'

A source in Jewish Home says it appears that Likud wants a government with its “natural allies” - but not with Jewish Home.Moshe Cohen, 4/9/2015, 8:51 AM
Jewish Home Presents List of Demands to Likud

Jewish Home Presents List of Demands to Likud

Jewish Home demands ability to restructure judges nominating committee and limit power of liberal-leaning High Court.Cynthia Blank, 4/6/2015, 11:49 PM
Personal Interests Dominate Coalition Negotiations

Personal Interests Dominate Coalition Negotiations

Personality-driven politics have taken over Israel, says Gideon Rahat, and they are doing so at the expense of idealism and ideology.Gedalyah Reback, 4/2/2015, 4:42 AM
Kahlon Raises 'Price,' Now Demands 3 Ministries

Kahlon Raises 'Price,' Now Demands 3 Ministries

Moshe Kahlon is demanding some of the top government portfolios as his price for joining Binyamin Netanyahu's new government.Yaakov Levi, 4/1/2015, 8:14 PM
Source: PM Could Seek Unity Government

Source: PM Could Seek Unity Government

A source in the Likud said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was strongly considering asking Yitzchak Herzog to join his coalition.Yaakov Levi, 3/29/2015, 9:42 PM
Kahlon Cancels on Netanyahu

Kahlon Cancels on Netanyahu

Potential coalition partner Moshe Kahlon canceled a meeting he was supposed to have with the Prime Minister on coalition negotiations.Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 7:47 AM
Kahlon: No One Has Negotiated with Us

Kahlon: No One Has Negotiated with Us

Kulanu leader pours cold water on reports that he has already been guaranteed the position of Finance Minister in the next government.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 3/26/2015, 4:44 AM
Uri Ariel: We Want Education Ministry

Uri Ariel: We Want Education Ministry

MK Uri Ariel says that Jewish Home plans to ask for the Education portfolio in the new government.Moshe Cohen, 3/26/2015, 1:14 AM
Jewish Home, Shas At War Over Ministries?

Jewish Home, Shas At War Over Ministries?

Tension builds between potential coalition partners as Shas asks to free Religious Affairs Ministry from Jewish Home 'imprisonment.'Moshe Cohen , 3/25/2015, 9:16 PM
Source: PM to Give Haredi Parties What They Want

Source: PM to Give Haredi Parties What They Want

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with haredi parties UTJ and Shas, indicating ministry allotment that may harm religious Zionist interests.Yaakov Levi, 3/25/2015, 5:43 PM
MK: Netanyahu Sure Does Owe Jewish Home

MK: Netanyahu Sure Does Owe Jewish Home

Did Binyamin Netanyahu deserve the votes of Jewish Home supporters? Not necessarily, says MK Nissan Slomiansky.Moshe Cohen , 3/25/2015, 4:55 PM
Likud MK: We Don't 'Owe' Jewish Home Anything

Likud MK: We Don't 'Owe' Jewish Home Anything

Jewish Home should not overstate its contribution to the victory of the right in this year's elections, says MK Yariv Levin.Yaakov Levi, 3/25/2015, 3:48 PM
'Enough Blackmail', MK Regev Tells Other Parties

'Enough Blackmail', MK Regev Tells Other Parties

MK Miri Regev says that parties holding coalition negotiations with the Likud shouldn't make excessive demands.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 3/23/2015, 5:15 AM
Kahlon: Don't Listen to the Reporters

Kahlon: Don't Listen to the Reporters

Kulanu chairman denies reports he gave up his demand to head Knesset's Finance Committee in favor of United Torah Judaism.Elad Benari, 3/23/2015, 3:43 AM
Bennett: We Intend to Steer, Not Sit On Back Bench

Bennett: We Intend to Steer, Not Sit On Back Bench

Jewish Home head Naftali Bennett is sure that the party will have a “positive impact on the next government, even with fewer seats.Yaakov Levi, 3/19/2015, 1:18 PM
Levin: We Now Have a Mandate, And a Responsibility

Levin: We Now Have a Mandate, And a Responsibility

MK Yariv Levin said that the elections finally gave the Likud a clear mandate to rule Israel in the way the party felt it should be ruled.Yaakov Levi, 3/19/2015, 9:51 AM
Pelosi: The Israelis Have Made Their Choice

Pelosi: The Israelis Have Made Their Choice

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi 'respects' Israel's electoral choices, expects peace talks with Palestinians to resume soon.Yaakov Levi, 3/19/2015, 9:05 AM
Hotovely: We 'Trolled' For Jewish Home Votes

Hotovely: We 'Trolled' For Jewish Home Votes

The 2015 elections were “a great moment for Religious Zionism,” MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday.Yaakov Levi, 3/18/2015, 7:24 PM
Report: Liberman Seeks Defense Portfolio

Report: Liberman Seeks Defense Portfolio

Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman is reportedly set to demand a high price for his joining Netanyahu's new coalition.Moshe Cohen, 3/18/2015, 6:17 PM
Almagor: Terrorist Death Penalty As Part of Deals

Almagor: Terrorist Death Penalty As Part of Deals

The Almagor terror victims group called on Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu to demand a law for the death penalty for terrorists.Yaakov Levi, 3/18/2015, 4:20 PM
Right, Meretz Concerned Over Arab List Strength

Right, Meretz Concerned Over Arab List Strength

Leaders of the Joint List are canvassing homes in Arab towns, driving voters to the polls in order to garner support for the party.Yaakov Levi, 3/17/2015, 12:55 PM
Deri Denies Claim He Will Sit in Leftist Gov't

Deri Denies Claim He Will Sit in Leftist Gov't

Speaking to Army Radio, Shas head Aryeh Deri says under no circumstances will his party join a “leftist” government under Herzog.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 3/12/2015, 9:46 AM
Labor Maintains Edge in Latest Election Poll

Labor Maintains Edge in Latest Election Poll

Latest election poll from Haaretz sees Labor-Hatnua once again in the lead, with 24 mandates - three above rival Likud.Moshe Cohen, 3/12/2015, 9:31 AM
Likud Officials: Kahlon Could Choose Herzog

Likud Officials: Kahlon Could Choose Herzog

Moshe Kahlon says he will join any government in which he is finance minister, but Likud officials fear this may mean a Herzog government.Moshe Cohen, 3/12/2015, 8:45 AM
Students Urge Religious Political Leaders: Unite

Students Urge Religious Political Leaders: Unite

Students in Israeli Religious Zionist high schools are demanding that the four religious parties running in this election unite.Moshe Cohen, 2/25/2015, 10:55 PM