Elections 2015

News for Elections 2015

Herzog Defends 'Unflattering' Film Portrayal

Herzog Defends 'Unflattering' Film Portrayal

Calling the actions of staff members 'regular' for election period, Labor leader admits "Herzog" film wasn't the most successful endeavor.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 31/05/2015 11:04
Herzog's Campaigner Admits: We Thickened His Neck

Herzog's Campaigner Admits: We Thickened His Neck

Advertising guru Reuven Adler says Herzog's cowboyish campaign photo was unretouched, except for that detail.Gil Ronen, 26/05/2015 11:56
Herzog Accuses Netanyahu of 'Buying' Last Election

Herzog Accuses Netanyahu of 'Buying' Last Election

Calling new elections imminent, Herzog says he has no need to make use Netanyahu's 'deceitful' tactics when they come.Cynthia Blank, 17/05/2015 13:16
Did Meretz Collect Illegal Campaign Funds?

Did Meretz Collect Illegal Campaign Funds?

Report claims Meretz forced workers to donate their salaries on elections day in both 2013, 2015; nationalists take action.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 05/05/2015 08:25
Shamir: Yisrael Beytenu Failed Because of Liberman

Shamir: Yisrael Beytenu Failed Because of Liberman

Agriculture Minister says that Liberman's "new strategy" is to blame for Yisrael Beytenu's winning just six seats.Ido Ben Porat, 28/04/2015 05:42
Poll: Religious Zionists Want Education Ministry

Poll: Religious Zionists Want Education Ministry

A poll shows that religious Zionist voters prefer to see Bennett as Education Minister.Yaakov Levi, 26/04/2015 20:44
Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for Us

Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for Us

Education Minister perhaps even more important than Foreign Minister, claims MK Yinon Magal as coalition coalesces.Moshe Cohen, 26/04/2015 17:11
Final Agreement Reached Between Netanyahu, Kahlon

Final Agreement Reached Between Netanyahu, Kahlon

Senior political sources say Kulanu party set to take up senior ministries, including finance and housing, in next government.Yedidya Ben-Or, 21/04/2015 20:24
Sources: Netanyahu, Kahlon Closer to Agreement

Sources: Netanyahu, Kahlon Closer to Agreement

Prime Minister and Kulanu chairman meet and reportedly make progress on coalition agreement.Elad Benari, 21/04/2015 06:12
Kulanu Ad Director: Bibi is the Devil

Kulanu Ad Director: Bibi is the Devil

Udi Pridan launches racially-charged tirade, says 'evil' Bibi should have lost like in 1999 elections, and blames Mizrahim for outcome.Cynthia Blank, 20/04/2015 16:12
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, 19/04/2015 18:30
Report: Jewish Home Seeks to Limit Bennett's Power

Report: Jewish Home Seeks to Limit Bennett's Power

Discussion of Jewish Home branch heads shows deep unrest in party following election drop, anger targeted at chairman Naftali Bennett.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 19/04/2015 10:34
Gillon: 'Occupation' to Blame for 'Ugly' Behavior

Gillon: 'Occupation' to Blame for 'Ugly' Behavior

Former Shin Bet chief dissastisfied with election results, says 'occupation' to blame for phenomenon of ugly, violent Israeli behavior.Shimon Cohen, Cynthia Blank, 19/04/2015 08:35
Herzog: I've Had No Contacts with Netanyahu

Herzog: I've Had No Contacts with Netanyahu

Labor leader continues to insist that he will not join a coalition headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 19/04/2015 06:35
Likud: Anat Waxman Belies 'Freedom of Expression'

Likud: Anat Waxman Belies 'Freedom of Expression'

Likud party fires back at actress's half-apology on Saturday, notes that arrogance and racism in the name of 'free speech' is intolerable.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 18/04/2015 22:44
Actress Apologizes for Insulting Israelis

Actress Apologizes for Insulting Israelis

Anat Waxman, who derided Likud voters as an unrefined working class, finally apologizes for rant - but insists she was not 'racist.'Orly Harari and Tova Dvorin, 18/04/2015 20:59
Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks

Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks

Jewish Home reportedly to receive Economy, Strategic Affairs, Agriculture portfolios; MK Ayelet Shaked may gain a portfolio as well.Tova Dvorin, 17/04/2015 14:10
Liberman: Hamas's Destruction on the Agenda

Liberman: Hamas's Destruction on the Agenda

Report: Yisrael Beytenu to place obliterating Hamas on their agenda as part of talks, along with reinstating Liberman as FM.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 17/04/2015 13:32
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, 17/04/2015 03:14
What Next for the Jewish Home and Naftali Bennett?

What Next for the Jewish Home and Naftali Bennett?

After a disappointing election which left Bennett fighting for his place in the gov't, can the party bounce back? One insider thinks so.Ari Soffer, 15/04/2015 16:50
Netanyahu Promised Bennett Defense Ministry

Netanyahu Promised Bennett Defense Ministry

Explosive report claims Netanyahu promised coveted position in return for support for early elections - then promptly reneged on his pledge.Ido Ben Porat, 14/04/2015 21:04
Netanyahu Offers Deri Transportation Ministry

Netanyahu Offers Deri Transportation Ministry

PM makes offer apparently meant to work out conflict between Deri and Kahlon, and seal Kulanu coalition deal.Ido Ben-Porat, 14/04/2015 18:24
Regev Laments 'Blackmail' From Small Parties

Regev Laments 'Blackmail' From Small Parties

MK Miri Regev claims small, medium parties are holding up talks, calls to change the electoral system to ensure majority is in power.Ido Ben-Porat, 14/04/2015 13:43
Shas Activists Caught on Tape Guiding Voter Fraud

Shas Activists Caught on Tape Guiding Voter Fraud

Recordings reveal how Shas activists used 'tiny scribbles' and more to cheat democracy, leaving Yachad around 11,000 votes short.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 13/04/2015 12:00
UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

All that's left is phrasing final agreement according to report, with deal to include cancellation of Enlistment Law's criminal sanctions.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 13/04/2015 09:49
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, 12/04/2015 17:15
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, 09/04/2015 08:51
Source: Likud Set to Announce Deal With Shas, UTJ

Source: Likud Set to Announce Deal With Shas, UTJ

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to announce his first coalition agreement next week, sources in the Likud said.Yaakov Levi, 08/04/2015 23:41
Kulanu to Approve Parties' Financial Demands

Kulanu to Approve Parties' Financial Demands

Likud and Kulanu reach understanding, if not final deal, in which Kulanu will have ultimate approval on all parties' budgetary demands.Cynthia Blank, 05/04/2015 10:58
Im Tirtzu: Labor Should Not Sit in Government

Im Tirtzu: Labor Should Not Sit in Government

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Im Tirtzu's Policy Director Alon Schvartzer dismisses unity government, says MKs like Stav Shaffir are anti-Jewish.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 05/04/2015 08:35
Likud: We Will Sign with Haredim First

Likud: We Will Sign with Haredim First

'Excessive' demands will prevent Kulanu from being the first party Likud signs a coalition agreement with, official says.Cynthia Blank, 02/04/2015 10:13
Marzel: We Did the Right Thing, Though We Failed

Marzel: We Did the Right Thing, Though We Failed

In exclusive interview with Arutz Sheva, Baruch Marzel talks elections, Yachad's next step, and how Netanyahu stormed to victory.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 02/04/2015 08:33
Bennett: Netanyahu Thinks We're Suckers

Bennett: Netanyahu Thinks We're Suckers

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett on Wednesday expressed his disappointment and frustration with the coalition negotiation process.Yaakov Levi, 02/04/2015 07:58
Report Fingers High-Earning 'Fat Cat' Bankers

Report Fingers High-Earning 'Fat Cat' Bankers

A report in business daily Globes concluded that the nine best paid bankers earned NIS 52.2 million ($13 million) between them in 2014.Moshe Cohen, 01/04/2015 21:19
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, 01/04/2015 20:14
Investigation into Shas Voting Fraud Takes Off

Investigation into Shas Voting Fraud Takes Off

After witnesses claimed Shas paid them for votes, the Attorney General and Israel Police have been approached to start an investigation.Tova Dvorin, 01/04/2015 16:23
Bennett: Likud Hasn't Even Started Negotiating

Bennett: Likud Hasn't Even Started Negotiating

Jewish Home party head says Netanyahu reneging on pre-election pledge that his party would be first in line to join a Likud-led coalition.Ari Soffer, 31/03/2015 20:21
From Veteran MK to Father of Two MKs

From Veteran MK to Father of Two MKs

Former deputy prime minister David Levy attends swearing-in of his daughter Orly and son Jacky, who 'continue the path.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 31/03/2015 20:17
First Session of 20th Knesset Begins

First Session of 20th Knesset Begins

President urges parties to move on from election mudslinging, calls for speedy conclusion to coalition talks.Ari Soffer, 31/03/2015 17:16
Danon Hopes to 'Serve Public as Welfare Minister'

Danon Hopes to 'Serve Public as Welfare Minister'

Likud MK tells Arutz Sheva Likud 'has a lot to prove,' hints Jewish Home should 'calm down' in coalition negotiations.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 31/03/2015 15:58
Kassam Rocket to Grace Office of New MK

Kassam Rocket to Grace Office of New MK

Freshman Yesh Atid MK Chaim Yellin selects unusual choice for office ornament 'so I don't forget where I come from and who I represent.'Ari Soffer, 31/03/2015 15:53
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
Report: Shas Bribed Citizens for Votes

Report: Shas Bribed Citizens for Votes

Multiple witnesses claim Shas paid them up to 300 NIS for votes; one activist complicit in the bribery confirms; Shas denies involvement.Tova Dvorin, 30/03/2015 17:12
Kahlon: Give Us the Tools to Make Changes

Kahlon: Give Us the Tools to Make Changes

Kulanu chairman issues veiled threat to Likud as coalition talks continue.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 30/03/2015 03:13
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, 29/03/2015 21:42
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
Yishai: Yachad is Not Going Anywhere

Yishai: Yachad is Not Going Anywhere

Despite debts and inability to pass threshold to join the Knesset, Eli Yishai promises Yachad will continue to 'grow and flourish.'Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 29/03/2015 10:06
Yechimovich: Labor is Done with Rotation Deals

Yechimovich: Labor is Done with Rotation Deals

MK Shelly Yechimovich expounds on reasons for Labor's loss and party's plans in next elections.Cynthia Blank, 29/03/2015 09:21
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
Hotovely: Bibi Will Form Nationalist Government

Hotovely: Bibi Will Form Nationalist Government

Likud MK dismisses claims that Netanyahu will form a unity government, advises voters not to believe every headline they read.Ido Ben Porat, 29/03/2015 06:05
Leftist TA Teacher in Repulsive Election Loss Post

Leftist TA Teacher in Repulsive Election Loss Post

Responding to results, teacher wishes right-wing voters that they bury their loved ones, and get 'brutally raped in synagogues.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 27/03/2015 14:56
Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition Talks

Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition Talks

Incoming Jewish Home MK says that Netanyahu keeps raising the bar for the coalition - in hopes of forming a unity government instead.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 27/03/2015 11:08
Arab List to Forego Security Committee for Finance

Arab List to Forego Security Committee for Finance

Tibi says party willing to take financial influence instead of access to defense committee, heading off serious security concerns.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 27/03/2015 08:52
Talks Stuck After Bennett-Netanyahu Meeting

Talks Stuck After Bennett-Netanyahu Meeting

Netanyahu and Jewish Home chairman meet for coalition negotiations amid tensions between the two parties.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 27/03/2015 03:16
UN Envoy: UNSC can Force 'Peace Framework'

UN Envoy: UNSC can Force 'Peace Framework'

In ironic call given freeze now in place, envoy Serry says Jewish construction 'kills possibility of peace' in his very last report.Ari Yashar, 26/03/2015 18:01
'Stop Eli Yishai Hate Before It's Too Late'

'Stop Eli Yishai Hate Before It's Too Late'

Something must be done to bring the divisions between supporters of Aryeh Deri and Eli Yishai under control, says outgoing MK Nissim Ze'ev.Yaakov Levi, 26/03/2015 11:28
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, 26/03/2015 04:44