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Insulted? Likud's Bitan resigns from Election Committee

The long-time Netanyahu ally was relegated to 17th on the Likud party list after a failed primaries run.

Insulted? Likud's Bitan resigns from Election Committee

Likud MK: Barkat is whining like a child, the Likud is angry with Shaked

MK David Bitan: No one is conspiring against Nir Barkat, he should stop whining like a little child.

'Barkat is whining like a child, the Likud is angry with Shaked'

MK David Bitan: Netanyahu is loved by the right, do you think Edelstein can beat him?

Likud MK: The Netanyahu family no longer vetoes Shaked but she won't defect.

'Netanyahu is loved by the right'

'Netanyahu family has reconciled with Ayelet Shaked' says Likud MK David Bitan

"Ayelet has no future in the Likud (for now) but we need to cooperate to make progress."

'Netanyahu family has reconciled with Ayelet Shaked'

'We'll get 61 seats next time - you can quote me on that'

Senior Likud lawmaker dismisses polling showing Netanyahu bloc stuck at 59 seats. 'This government will fall and we will top 61 seats.'

'We'll get 61 seats next time - you can quote me on that'

Likud MK: Netanyahu said he wants Shaked in the Likud

Netanyahu pushing for Shaked's inclusion on next Likud slate - but senior party officials are pushing back, says MK David Bitan.

Likud MK: Netanyahu said he wants Shaked in the Likud

Likud MK: There are negotiations with at least one MK in the coalition

MK Miki Zohar says opposition is in talks with one MK and aims to lead to the dissolution of the Bennett-Lapid government.

'There are talks with at least one MK in the coalition'

Likud MK David Bitan tests positive for COVID-19 a second time

In December of 2020, Bitan was hospitalized in serious condition after contracting COVID-19.

MK David Bitan tests positive for COVID-19 a second time

Miri Regev: Yisrael Katz, stop the rumors

MK Miri Regev responds to report that MK Yisrael Katz is working on forming a new government under his leadership.

Miri Regev: Yisrael Katz, stop the rumors

Likud MK: 'Government will fall in six months'

Likud MK David Bitan says current government won't last, option to form government with DM Benny Gantz still on the table.

Likud MK: 'Government will fall in six months'

New caucus will connect between Knesset and the Diaspora

Jewish Agency launches new Knesset caucus, Caucus for the Jewish People, that will promote cooperation between Knesset and the Jewish world.

New caucus will connect between Knesset and the Diasporaplayer

Likud MK: Dissolving government with Gantz was a mistake

MK David Bitan says both Likud and Blue and White erred in fighting during previous government,

Likud MK: Dissolving government with Gantz was a mistake

Knesset Speaker: No more food or drink allowed in plenum

Knesset Speaker bans food and drink in plenum hall, says it 'harms public image.'

Knesset Speaker: No more food or drink allowed in plenum

Knesset Speaker suspends David Bitan from chairing discussions

Ethics Committee to discuss the conduct of MKs Bitan, Smotrich and Kisch after they were documented misleading the Knesset Secretary.

Knesset Speaker suspends David Bitan from chairing discussions

MK David Bitan: 'It's not a disaster to sit in the opposition'

'No need for primaries now, it costs a lot of money. There's no question Netanyahu leads the opposition,' Likud's MK Bitan says.

Likud MK: 'It's not a disaster to sit in the opposition'

Likud MK calls Naftali Bennett a 'mega-defector' - he stole 250,000 votes from the Right

"They're trashing all their policy positions in order to get the premiership and senior positions."

'Bennett is a mega-defector; he stole 250,000 right-wing votes'

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 leader

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

Hospitalized Likud MK David Bitan recovers from COVID

Lawmaker transferred to rehabilitation ward following recovery from coronavirus.

Hospitalized Likud MK David Bitan recovers from COVID

Condition of MK David Bitan takes turn for the worse

Likud MK being treated for coronavirus at Sheba hospital is transferred to ICU, following deterioration in his condition.

Condition of MK David Bitan takes turn for the worse

Significant improvement in MK Bitan's condition

Hospital, family of MK David Bitan announce he has been taken off heart-lung machine after 2 weeks in critical condition with COVID-19.

Significant improvement in MK Bitan's condition

MK Bitan's condition continues to be critical

On medical staff recommendation, MK David Bitan continues to be connected to ventilator and communicates with surroundings.

MK Bitan's condition continues to be critical

MK Bitan's wife: He is moved by all the wishes

Hagit Bitan, wife of Likud MK who is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, optimistic over his chances of recovery.

MK Bitan's wife: He is moved by all the wishes

Likud MK David Bitan placed on life support

Likud lawmaker infected with the coronavirus placed on life support following serious deterioration in his condition.

Likud MK David Bitan placed on life support

MK Bitan in intensive care with breathing difficulties

MK David Bitan (Likud) arrived on Saturday night at Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer, he was tested positive for coronavirus last week

MK Bitan in intensive care with breathing difficulties

Report: Likud MK put 30 people in quarantine

Epidemiological investigators claiming that MK David Bitan met with people even after contracting COVID-19.

Report: Likud MK put 30 people in quarantine

Likud MK tests positive for COVID-19

MK David Bitan says he feels good and is experiencing only mild symptoms. His adviser was also found to be positive for coronavirus.

Likud MK tests positive for COVID-19

David Bitan: 'Likud reached a new low'

Likud MK David Bitan sharply attacks Prime Minister Netanyahu and Coalition Chairman Miki Zohar.

David Bitan: 'Likud reached a new low'

MK David Bitan: 'Gantz is holding up; he surprises me'

MK David Bitan talks about many Likud pressures on to apply sovereignty and the functioning of the unity government.

MK David Bitan: 'Gantz is holding up; he surprises me'

Tzipi Hotovely named as new Diaspora Minister

Netanyahu announces a number of ministerial appointments. Hotovely is the first Religous Zionist woman to be appointed as a minister.

Tzipi Hotovely to become Diaspora Minister

Netanyahu opposes initiative to cancel Likud primaries

'The Likud is a democratic movement and its members will decide who will lead it. Prime Minister Netanyahu is confident that he will win.'

Netanyahu opposes initiative to cancel Likud primaries

'Lapid is torpedoing any chance of a unity government'

Likud lawmaker believes unity government likely to form - despite Yair Lapid's alleged efforts to derail a compromise deal.

'Lapid is torpedoing any chance of a unity government'

'Netanyahu will not ask for extension'

MK Bitan: Blue and White want new elections because they think they will do better after indictment against Netanyahu.

'Netanyahu will not ask for extension'

MK Bitan: Netanyahu should return the mandate tonight already

'Blue and White doesn’t want to negotiate because it wants elections,' Likud MK says.

MK Bitan: Netanyahu should return the mandate tonight already

'Primaries a waste: No one can challenge Netanyahu'

MK David Bitan says PM suggested move to hold Likud primaries based on 'bad advice.'

'Primaries a waste: No one can challenge Netanyahu'

'There won't be a third election'

Election committee certifies results of last week's Knesset election. 'There was attempt to delegitimize election,' says election chief.

'There won't be a third election'player

Proposal: PM Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, should rotate premiership

Likud's MK BItan suggests rotational power-sharing arrangement that may allow unity government, but contradicts election promises.

Proposal: PM Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, should rotate premiership

Era of the fax officially ends

Law requiring public bodies to accept emails instead of faxes goes into effect.

Era of the fax officially ends

'If the right doesn't unite, we'll lose seven seats'

Likud's MK Bitan says the right-wing bloc needs two smaller parties to pass the threshold. Unity? 'Blue and White has to accept Netanyahu.'

'If the right doesn't unite, we'll lose seven seats'

'Bennett didn't give anything up - he didn't have anything'

Likud's MK Bitan says claims of what people 'gave up' need to be taken in proportion. 'You can't give up what you don't have.'

'Bennett didn't give anything up - he didn't have anything'

'In this election, Shaked won't run with Likud'

Likud MK David Bitan, one of main proponents for bringing Shaked into Likud, says PM's decision not to make the step is final.

'In this election, Shaked won't run with Likud'