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Jealousy, betrayal, civil war

Jealousy, betrayal, civil war

A look back at King Saul's dispute with David over the Israelite kingdom. Unfortunately so far, history is not repeating itself. Op-ed.Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Hirsch  , 02/05/2021 12:40
Report: 'Change camp' agrees on distribution of ministerial portfolios

Report: 'Change camp' agrees on distribution of ministerial portfolios

In recent weeks, agreements have been formed regarding the appointment of ministers in the government of the "bloc of change".Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 06:48
MK Yaakov Litzman: Coalition partnership with Lapid & Liberman? Only in Fantasy Land

MK Yaakov Litzman: Coalition partnership with Lapid & Liberman? Only in Fantasy Land

UTJ head ruled out coalition gov't alongside Yesh Atid & Yisrael Beytenu, claimed Netanyahu realized partnership with Smotrich was mistake.Hezki Baruch, 20/04/2021 18:00
Gantz: Because of Hendel and Hauser, I'm not PM

Gantz: Because of Hendel and Hauser, I'm not PM

Gantz criticizes his party members, Lapid stopped a unity government whilst Handel and Hauser stopped a minority government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2019 22:21
'One person is preventing a unity government - Yair Lapid'

'One person is preventing a unity government - Yair Lapid'

Likud MK blames Blue and White for the impasse in coalition talks.Hezki Baruch, 05/11/2019 05:02
Meeting between Likud, Blue and White commences

Meeting between Likud, Blue and White commences

Negotiating teams of the 2 parties meet for first time since mandate given to Benny Gantz. Gantz and Netanyahu meet tonight.Hezki Baruch, 27/10/2019 14:31
'Do not lend a hand to leftist government'

'Do not lend a hand to leftist government'

Heads of factions that recommended Netanyahu as PM unanimously decide that a right-wing government should be set up without delay.Hezki Baruch, 23/05/2019 23:15
Levin: Immunity issue is not part of coalition agreements

Levin: Immunity issue is not part of coalition agreements

Chairman of Likud's coalition negotiating team seeks to dispel rumors that law granting immunity to Netanyahu is part of coalition talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/05/2019 21:21
Yisrael Beytenu: We await answers from the Likud

Yisrael Beytenu: We await answers from the Likud

Liberman's party says it will not compromise on tougher security policy and passing Draft Law.Hezki Baruch, 17/05/2019 06:40
Kahlon's demands

Kahlon's demands

Kulanu chairman demanding Finance Ministry again, conditions entry into the government on no tax increases.Ben Ariel, 13/05/2019 03:33
'If recruitment issue remains unsolved we go to elections'

'If recruitment issue remains unsolved we go to elections'

In view of increase in strength to 8 seats, UTJ representatives make clear if Draft Law not resolved, they will lead to repeated elections.Mordechai Sones, 16/04/2019 20:52
Liberman's conditions for joining government

Liberman's conditions for joining government

Yisrael Beytenu chairman reportedly demands defense ministry, passing of original Draft Law as conditions to joining Netanyahu's coalition.Elad Benari, Canada, 13/04/2019 01:27
Report: Netanyahu offered Foreign Ministry to Livni

Report: Netanyahu offered Foreign Ministry to Livni

TV report says Livni turned down offer from Netanyahu to be appointed Foreign Minister. PMO: No offer was made to Livni.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/06/2017 01:46
Herzog: There will be no unity government

Herzog: There will be no unity government

Opposition leader declares at Rabin memorial he will no longer hold any coalition talks with Netanyahu. Elkin: Good riddance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/11/2016 01:47
PMO denies Netanyahu agreed to construction freeze

PMO denies Netanyahu agreed to construction freeze

Prime Minister's Office categorically denies reports that Netanyahu agreed to a quiet construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/10/2016 17:51
Yechimovich: I will fight joining the coalition

Yechimovich: I will fight joining the coalition

MK Shelly Yechimovich says she would fight "with all her might" a move to join Netanyahu's coalition.Chaim Lev, 09/10/2016 05:05
'Netanyahu is using us to restrain Bennett'

'Netanyahu is using us to restrain Bennett'

MK Yossi Yonah (Zionist Union) told Arutz Sheva that there are no negotiations to enter the governmentShimon Cohen, 05/10/2016 16:25
Is Herzog on the way to the coalition?

Is Herzog on the way to the coalition?

Likud source denies reports that Netanyahu asked heads of coalition parties to opine about the possibility of Zionist Union joining.Hezki Baruch, 28/09/2016 04:46
Hanegbi to Herzog: Join the government

Hanegbi to Herzog: Join the government

Likud Minister calls on opposition leader to join the coalition, says there are no significant gaps between the Likud and the Zionist Union.Hezki Baruch, 31/08/2016 05:14
Netanyahu and Herzog resume coalition talks?

Netanyahu and Herzog resume coalition talks?

Channel 2 News reports Prime Minister and opposition leader met this week to discuss a unity government. Both sides deny.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/08/2016 00:59
Netanyahu accepts Litzman's compromise

Netanyahu accepts Litzman's compromise

Netanyahu accepts Health Minister's compromise in the coalition crisis with Jewish Home, which will in turn support expansion of coalition.Hezki Baruch, 30/05/2016 00:59
Will Bennett be fired?

Will Bennett be fired?

Political officials reportedly working on convincing Jewish Home to back Liberman's appointment as Defense Minister.Uzi Baruch, 27/05/2016 06:14
Bennett won't back down on Security Cabinet demand

Bennett won't back down on Security Cabinet demand

Jewish Home chairman determined to ensure Cabinet members updated on IDF affairs after experiences during Protective Edge.Uzi Baruch, 24/05/2016 21:46
Liberman won't enter govt until at least next week

Liberman won't enter govt until at least next week

With 24-hour Knesset review needed to approve coalition deal, Lag Ba'Omer break makes deal this week highly unlikely.Hezki Baruch, 24/05/2016 18:51
Likud-Yisrael Beytenu coalition talks resume

Likud-Yisrael Beytenu coalition talks resume

Coalition talks between the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu parties resumed after Liberman said earlier they reached a “dead end”.Chaim Lev, 24/05/2016 00:16
'Door is closed' for Zionist Union to join gov't

'Door is closed' for Zionist Union to join gov't

Opposition leader rejects offer from Netanyahu to reconsider joining coalition, says PM chose 'extremist' government.Hezki Baruch, 23/05/2016 09:22
'The gov't can finally do what we promised'

'The gov't can finally do what we promised'

Likud minister close to coalition talks says Yisrael Beytenu joining gov't to bring long-term stability, actualize nationalist government.Nitsan Keidar, 22/05/2016 12:21
Yisrael Beytenu in gov't won't impact PA talks

Yisrael Beytenu in gov't won't impact PA talks

In cabinet meeting, Netanyahu says he's still willing to engage in diplomatic process with Palestinians, with help of 'regional actors.'Ari Soffer, 22/05/2016 12:10
Blair engineered Herzog-Netanyahu unity talks?

Blair engineered Herzog-Netanyahu unity talks?

Former British PM and Quartet envoy reportedly led the failed move to add the Zionist Union to the coalition.Ben Ariel, 19/05/2016 06:15
Sources: Ya'alon wasn't offered Foreign Ministry

Sources: Ya'alon wasn't offered Foreign Ministry

Sources close to Ya'alon reject reports he was never offered the role of Foreign Minister if Liberman joins the coalition.Elad Benari, 19/05/2016 04:46
Ariel: Coalition Expansion 'Very Theoretical'

Ariel: Coalition Expansion 'Very Theoretical'

Outgoing Housing Minister explains why a budget must be set before parties join - and what the government's direction may be.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 13/05/2015 16:05
Poll: Most Israelis Unhappy with Coalition Results

Poll: Most Israelis Unhappy with Coalition Results

Many Israelis displeased with Netanyahu capitulating to haredi parties' demands; surprising confidence in Kahlon as finance minister.Tova Dvorin, 12/05/2015 15:21
Stormy Debate Over Cabinet Expansion

Stormy Debate Over Cabinet Expansion

MKs exchange proposals, sarcasm in overnight debate; bill to expand government passes for second and third readings.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 12/05/2015 09:25
MK Eichler Says He's 'Not Bound' By Coalition Deal

MK Eichler Says He's 'Not Bound' By Coalition Deal

UTJ MK threatens to rebel if not granted chairmanship of Knesset committee; sources tell Arutz Sheva he never signed coalition deal.Haim Lev and Ari Soffer, 11/05/2015 10:20
'Lapid Never Objected to Cabinet Before'

'Lapid Never Objected to Cabinet Before'

Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin notes that Yair Lapid's appeal follows a government with even more ministers, quips Lapid's math must be poor.Tova Dvorin, 11/05/2015 08:09
A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition

A-G Expected to Challenge Coalition

Likud's deals with UTJ, Jewish Home violated Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein's guidelines for coalition talks, news site claims.Tova Dvorin, 10/05/2015 10:31
ADL Congratulates Netanyahu on Coalition

ADL Congratulates Netanyahu on Coalition

ADL directors commend Netanyahu on success despite 'lively and unpredictable' democratic process.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2015 22:54
Report: Liberman Offered Defense Ministry

Report: Liberman Offered Defense Ministry

Former FM reportedly offered Ya'alon's post to lure Yisrael Beytenu back into government; Liberman apparently turned the role down.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 09/05/2015 20:39
Slomiansky: Too Bad We Had to Do it the Hard Way

Slomiansky: Too Bad We Had to Do it the Hard Way

Jewish Home MK welcomes coalition agreement but says he regrets the process.Benny Toker, 08/05/2015 06:14
UN Chief to Look for 'Realistic Options' for Peace

UN Chief to Look for 'Realistic Options' for Peace

Ban Ki-moon says he will investigate whether resumption of peace talks is possible after new government is sworn in.Elad Benari, 08/05/2015 03:15
PA Upset over Shape of New Israeli Government

PA Upset over Shape of New Israeli Government

Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erakat laments formation of nationalist-religious government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2015 11:17
Former Shas MK: Government Will be Short-Lived

Former Shas MK: Government Will be Short-Lived

Former MK Nissim Ze’ev predicts there will be too much friction in Netanyahu's new government for it to last long.Benny Toker, 07/05/2015 06:14
Herzog: This is a 'Government of National Failure'

Herzog: This is a 'Government of National Failure'

Zionist Union, Yesh Atid denounce Netanyahu's new coalition, promise to fight it.Elad Benari, 07/05/2015 03:16
Netanyahu: 61 is Good, and 61 Plus is Even Better

Netanyahu: 61 is Good, and 61 Plus is Even Better

Netanyahu, Bennett welcome agreement that will enable the establishment of a coalition with 61 MKs.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 06/05/2015 23:39
Likud, Jewish Home Sign Coalition Deal

Likud, Jewish Home Sign Coalition Deal

Deal struck two hours before deadline, sources say. Netanyahu gives in on Justice Ministry, but keeps Foreign Ministry.Tova Dvorin, 06/05/2015 22:49
Bennett Demands: Justice Ministry or Opposition

Bennett Demands: Justice Ministry or Opposition

Bennett in last minute demand that Shaked be made justice minister; Likud sources say 'lust for portfolios canceling right-wing govt.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 05/05/2015 20:22
Rabbi Riskin: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.

Rabbi Riskin: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.

Efrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2015 15:46
United Torah Judaism Supports Unity Government

United Torah Judaism Supports Unity Government

Haredi party, like Shas, believes Labor joining coalition will help stabilize government, further social causes.Tova Dvorin, 05/05/2015 15:01
Regev to Bennett: Stop Playing Games

Regev to Bennett: Stop Playing Games

Likud MK calls on Jewish Home to join the government immediately, threatens small parties would suffer in return to polls.Tova Dvorin, 05/05/2015 13:55
Report: PM Refuses to Give Jewish Home FM

Report: PM Refuses to Give Jewish Home FM

Likud sources say Bennett offered Justice Ministry instead; all talks have ground to a halt.Tova Dvorin, 05/05/2015 11:06
Jewish Home Outraged Over Agreement with Shas

Jewish Home Outraged Over Agreement with Shas

Jewish Home, upset that Religious Affairs Ministry was given to Shas, plans to demand another ministry as "compensation".Hezki Baruch and Ido Ben Porat, 05/05/2015 03:15
Liberman Predicts Elections by 2016

Liberman Predicts Elections by 2016

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says a coalition made up of 61 MKs will be short-lived, insists it's Likud's fault that he chose not to join.Elad Benari, 05/05/2015 01:14
Report: Jewish Home to Demand Foreign Ministry

Report: Jewish Home to Demand Foreign Ministry

After Yisrael Beytenu backs out of talks, Jewish Home reportedly weighing demanding the Foreign Ministry ahead of deadline.Tova Dvorin and Cynthia Blank, 04/05/2015 22:58
Shas, Likud Sign Coalition Agreement

Shas, Likud Sign Coalition Agreement

Under agreement, Deri to be appointed Economy Minister; Shas to receive two Ministries and several deputy positions.Tova Dvorin, 04/05/2015 21:47
MKs Welcome, Reject Liberman's Coalition Statement

MKs Welcome, Reject Liberman's Coalition Statement

Reactions range from fury to encouragement as MKs weigh the possibilities of a government without Yisrael Beytenu.Tova Dvorin, 04/05/2015 19:33
Analysis: Avigdor Liberman's Political Gambit

Analysis: Avigdor Liberman's Political Gambit

By announcing he won't join the coalition, Liberman is throwing down the gauntlet to Likud and Jewish Home - but it's a risky move.Ari Soffer, 04/05/2015 18:18
Liberman Won't Join Netanyahu Government

Liberman Won't Join Netanyahu Government

Yisrael Beytenu to remain in Opposition, Liberman to resign as Foreign Minister. Could it torpedo the coalition?Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 04/05/2015 15:35