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The differences between Israel’s 2020 and 2021 elections

The differences between Israel’s 2020 and 2021 elections

Polls show that the election is Netanyahu’s to win or lose, although one should always expect the unexpected in Israeli politics. Op-ed.Alex Traiman, 18/03/2021 12:00
 The Israeli Election and the leading parties' economic plans.

The Israeli Election and the leading parties' economic plans.

What is missing from the chatterbox TV news programs is the vitally important plans of each party for the future of Israel's economy. Op-edBarry Shaw, 16/03/2021 13:41
  Google must change offensive translation of Israeli Election results

Google must change offensive translation of Israeli Election results

Translating from one language into another is not an easy task, but Google's Israel election results report last time was pathetic. Opinion.David Singer, 15/03/2021 06:42
Bennett, Sa’ar and Israel’s legal tyrants

Bennett, Sa’ar and Israel’s legal tyrants

Bennett and Sa'ar hope the att'y general will stop the leader they cannot best at the polls. If he does,elections will be irrelevant.Op-edCaroline Glick, 14/03/2021 17:02
Out of the depths of winter - a society of fear

Out of the depths of winter - a society of fear

This pandemic has created is a society of fear, even from those methods that can relieve the fear, along with apathy to the elections. Op-edRabbi Berel Wein, 04/03/2021 15:40
Poll: Likud continues to rise, New Hope falls

Poll: Likud continues to rise, New Hope falls

Alliance between National Union, Jewish Home fails to clear threshold as Netanyahu continues to regain ground.David Rosenberg, 31/01/2021 22:31
Telem scoops up Shai, Hebrew University Professor

Telem scoops up Shai, Hebrew University Professor

Two new faces have announced their intent to join Ya'alon's Telem party.Shlomo Witty, 10/01/2021 19:23
Netanyahu urges Peretz not to leave the Right

Netanyahu urges Peretz not to leave the Right

PM Netanyahu sits down with MK Peretz to insist he remain with a right-wing party.Shlomo Witty, 04/01/2021 21:44
MK Osnat Mark refuses to apologize for language used against MK Michal Shir

MK Osnat Mark refuses to apologize for language used against MK Michal Shir

"There is no one more treacherous than she - she's welcome to leave, after playing this stinking trick."Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2020 12:03
Shas deputy minister Yoav Ben-Tzur: No one gains from holding elections now

Shas deputy minister Yoav Ben-Tzur: No one gains from holding elections now

Dep. Interior Minister insists that elections can still be averted "if people come to their senses."Hezki Baruch, 20/12/2020 16:49
'A bad coalition is better than elections'

'A bad coalition is better than elections'

Edelstein believes vaccine campaign will be launched within week, and that government problems can be solved, even in current composition.Nitzan Kedar, 14/12/2020 19:51
'Why the election panic? Why now?'

'Why the election panic? Why now?'

Israeli politics continue with instability. Is there a real reason to dismantle the government and go to elections?Israel News Talk Radio, 08/12/2020 00:44
Benny Gantz: Elections would be a disaster for the country

Benny Gantz: Elections would be a disaster for the country

"Netanyahu has wasted the past six months; I don't believe anything he says anymore."Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2020 23:09
Former Jewish Home MK Motti Yogev: The public no longer trusts us

Former Jewish Home MK Motti Yogev: The public no longer trusts us

"If Jewish Home holds primaries, I'll stand for party leader."Nitzan Keidar, 06/12/2020 19:58
Meretz: Unthinkable to join a coalition headed by Naftali Bennett

Meretz: Unthinkable to join a coalition headed by Naftali Bennett

"Why would we want to replace Netanyahu with someone even more right-wing?"Rafael Levy, 06/12/2020 15:53
Arab MK admits: 'There's no one who can replace Netanyahu'

Arab MK admits: 'There's no one who can replace Netanyahu'

MK Mansour Abbas points out that seven previous attempts to unseat PM have failed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2020 07:55
Yamina MK: Will Netanyahu agree to join Bennett's coalition?

Yamina MK: Will Netanyahu agree to join Bennett's coalition?

As Yamina closes in on Likud in polls, party predicts Netanyahu's demise.Hezki Baruch, 02/12/2020 15:09
Shas 'furious' with Gantz for voting to dissolve Knesset

Shas 'furious' with Gantz for voting to dissolve Knesset

"Gantz doesn't even want elections, but party members want to bring him down & replace him."Hezki Baruch, 02/12/2020 15:05
Joint List to vote in favor of Knesset dissolution

Joint List to vote in favor of Knesset dissolution

"Netanyahu-Gantz government is a disaster for the country"Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/12/2020 13:49
Attacks on Gantz in Likud: 'Rock-bottom'

Attacks on Gantz in Likud: 'Rock-bottom'

MK Zohar: 'While Likud works only for public in dealing with coronavirus crisis, Blue and White work only for Benny Gantz to be PM.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2020 20:55
Blue & White MK: We'll support Gantz in whatever he decides

Blue & White MK: We'll support Gantz in whatever he decides

Gantz to decide today or tomorrow whether to support bill to dissolve Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2020 12:45
MKs Hauser, Hendel of Derech Eretz party to vote against Blue & White 'Equality' laws

MKs Hauser, Hendel of Derech Eretz party to vote against Blue & White 'Equality' laws

Elections on the horizon as unity government splinters still further.Hezki Baruch, 01/12/2020 11:50
Netanyahu: 'We'll vote against elections, for unity'

Netanyahu: 'We'll vote against elections, for unity'

Netanyahu declares his party will oppose bill to dissolve Knesset: 'Israelis need government that works not for politics, but for them.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2020 15:37
'In 48 hours we'll vote to disperse Knesset'

'In 48 hours we'll vote to disperse Knesset'

Opposition head: 'If Blue and White do right thing, in 48 hours this government will be on its way home and Israel will be on new path.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2020 15:19
Appointment of chief commissioner of police postponed yet again

Appointment of chief commissioner of police postponed yet again

Israel hasn't had a permanent chief of police for almost two years, and no end in sight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2020 09:06
Caught on hot mike, Likud MKs fear the coming elections

Caught on hot mike, Likud MKs fear the coming elections

The cameras were turned off but the microphones continued recording.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2020 16:15
Should the US consider adopting Israel’s ‘low tech’ election model?

Should the US consider adopting Israel’s ‘low tech’ election model?

Amid the post-election chaos, the time is ripe to consider switching the US to a 'low tech' approach to voting. Op-ed.Gary Schiff, 23/11/2020 20:00
A wake-up call for democracy

A wake-up call for democracy

The type of instability the US is experiencing after Election Day is afflicting and crippling democracies the world over. Op-ed.Oded Revivi, 22/11/2020 04:00
'Yamina is a government alternative, Bennett should be next Prime Minister'

'Yamina is a government alternative, Bennett should be next Prime Minister'

Shaked was asked what government positions she aims for after election: 'Justice, Finance, Education are very important right now.'Ido ben Porat, 16/11/2020 16:11
Proposal to change how elections are held

Proposal to change how elections are held

MKs Gideon Sa'ar and Yifat Shasha-Biton submit bill to have half of the Knesset be chosen through regional elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2020 16:47
'Elections are bad, but the current government is worse' says MK Smotrich

'Elections are bad, but the current government is worse' says MK Smotrich

"There's nothing worse than a government that doesn't serve its citizens," says Yamina MK.Yoni Kempinski, 13/10/2020 09:30
Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai plans on running for Knesset

Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai plans on running for Knesset

Huldai: I'll agree to being #2 on any party's slate, if that's what it takes to remove the right wing from power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2020 22:00
'Am I sure to recommend Netanyahu? Absolutely not'

'Am I sure to recommend Netanyahu? Absolutely not'

Yamina Chairman sharply attacks government and its leader: 'Government is terrible on all fronts - it should be cast to the winds.'Mordechai Sones, 27/07/2020 22:36
Polish opposition challenges presidential vote result

Polish opposition challenges presidential vote result

Supporters of opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski lodge appeal with Supreme Court, asking to declare election invalid.Dario Thuburn, AFP, 17/07/2020 15:14
David Bitan: 'Likud reached a new low'

David Bitan: 'Likud reached a new low'

Likud MK David Bitan sharply attacks Prime Minister Netanyahu and Coalition Chairman Miki Zohar.Mordechai Sones, 16/07/2020 11:09
Minister Aryeh Deri: 'We cannot hold fourth elections'

Minister Aryeh Deri: 'We cannot hold fourth elections'

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri warns: 'Public will not forgive us if we call fourth elections during such a serious crisis.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2020 15:00
New poll shows Likud gaining strength as Blue and White collapses

New poll shows Likud gaining strength as Blue and White collapses

New poll shows Blue and White slipping to fourth-largest party following new elections.103FM, 03/07/2020 10:49
Elections? Decision to be made in coming weeks

Elections? Decision to be made in coming weeks

Sources close to Prime Minister: 'If elections aren't decided in near future, they won't happen at all.'Mordechai Sones, 02/07/2020 09:34
Poland: Will the leading presidential hopeful agree to Holocaust restitution?

Poland: Will the leading presidential hopeful agree to Holocaust restitution?

Rafal Trzaskowski may ‘satisfy Jewish claims’ for Holocaust restitution, Polish state TV warns.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/06/2020 08:20
Survey: Likud: 40 seats; Yamina: 8

Survey: Likud: 40 seats; Yamina: 8

Right-leaning/haredi bloc gets 64 seats, Left/Arab bloc 47 seats. Jewish Home Party does not pass electoral threshold.Mordechai Sones, 08/06/2020 21:37
'Raise voting percentages in southern Tel Aviv'

'Raise voting percentages in southern Tel Aviv'

Former Minister Ayelet Shaked tours southern Tel Aviv polls with activists Shafi Paz and Doron Avrahami: 'Voting percentage must increase.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/03/2020 15:42
Netanyahu: Sovereignty 'within weeks' of re-election

Netanyahu: Sovereignty 'within weeks' of re-election

Ahead of elections tomorrow, PM outlines his "four major immediate missions."AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2020 11:09
A new reality - is it time to move to Israel?

A new reality - is it time to move to Israel?

Is it yet time to come home? Where are you...ayeka? Chaya Gross, 27/02/2020 13:00
Netanyahu questions Gantz's ability to lead

Netanyahu questions Gantz's ability to lead

Netanyahu attacked political rival Gantz for latter's inexperience and inability to withstand diplomatic pressure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/02/2020 20:53
In dramatic turnaround, poll shows Likud winning most seats

In dramatic turnaround, poll shows Likud winning most seats

A Channel 12 poll shows the Likud leading the Blue and White Party for the first time since a third round of elections was announced.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/2020 20:53
'Voting Otzma Yehudit will lead to establishment of left-wing government

'Voting Otzma Yehudit will lead to establishment of left-wing government

A statement by UTJ endorsed Rabbi Yitzhak Ginzburg's attack on Otzma Yehudit.Eitan Divinsky, 23/02/2020 00:12
Diplomats commence voting in elections

Diplomats commence voting in elections

More than 5,200 people will vote in elections to 23rd Knesset tomorrow at 96 Israeli delegations worldwide.Mordechai Sones, 17/02/2020 18:16
Election must focus on Judea and Samaria – not Netanyahu

Election must focus on Judea and Samaria – not Netanyahu

For far too long Israelis have been at loggerheads with each other as to the extension of Israeli sovereignty into Judea and Samaria. The opportunity to resolve this political logjam during Donald Trump’s Presidency must not be lost. David Singer, 12/01/2020 11:59
PM examines joint run of all right-wing parties

PM examines joint run of all right-wing parties

PM Netanyahu examines possibility of joint run between Likud, other right-wing parties to prevent loss of seats due to electoral threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2020 17:20
Israel now needs a miracle to set secure boundaries

Israel now needs a miracle to set secure boundaries

November 18th marks the day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that the US did not regard Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria as being inconsistent with international law. Israel went to elections instead of acting on that miracle. David Singer, 25/12/2019 10:00
'Netanyahu saved judiciary from Overrule Clause'

'Netanyahu saved judiciary from Overrule Clause'

Culture Minister says Prime Minister halted changes in justice system: 'We all see what's happening today in prosecutor's office and police'Mordechai Sones, 17/12/2019 16:00
Bill to dissolve Knesset introduced

Bill to dissolve Knesset introduced

Bill would dissolve the 22nd Knesset, allow for new elections to be held on March 2 after failure to form government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2019 17:48
Third election likely to be held on March 3

Third election likely to be held on March 3

Netanyahu speaks with leaders of right-wing bloc, decides that elections will likely take place on March 3.Hezki Baruch, 08/12/2019 01:09
Netanyahu calls for direct elections

Netanyahu calls for direct elections

PM calls for direct elections for prime minister to avoid having to hold another round of Knesset elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/12/2019 20:28
National Union pushes Rightist unity ahead of new elections

National Union pushes Rightist unity ahead of new elections

National Union prepares for 2020 elections, will launch campaign to unite religious Zionist parties.Mordechai Sones, 05/12/2019 11:18
Elections: Here we go again?

Elections: Here we go again?

The President is going to inform the Speaker of the Knesset that he has no candidate to form a governmentArutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2019 23:01
'In three weeks, government of withdrawals will arise'

'In three weeks, government of withdrawals will arise'

Science Minister prepares for Left-wing minority government, argues Likud could provide strong response from opposition as well. InterviewShimon Cohen, 11/11/2019 20:35