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Elections 2015

Elections 2015

News and updates about Elections 2015

Why the murky election results do not necessarily leave no options

For Netanyahu to agree to head a minority government would have been a non-starter after the prior three elections Maybe now? Op-ed

Why the murky election results do not leave no options

Netanyahu's rise in the polls since the 2015 elections

Netanyahu's rise in the polls since the 2015 elections

Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Coalition?

Did haredi parties mislead Yitzhak Herzog about their intention to form a coalition with them? Zionist Union leader isn't sure.

Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Left-Wing Government?

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.

Herzog Defends 'Unflattering' Documentary Portrayal

Herzog's Campaigner Admits: We Thickened His Neck

Advertising guru Reuven Adler says Herzog's cowboyish campaign photo was unretouched, except for that detail.

Herzog's Campaigner Admits: 'We Thickened His Neck'

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.

Herzog Accuses Netanyahu of 'Buying' Last Election

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.

Did Meretz Collect Illegal Campaign Funds?

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.

Shamir Hints: Yisrael Beytenu Failed Because of Liberman

Poll: Religious Zionists Want Education Ministry

A poll shows that religious Zionist voters prefer to see Bennett as Education Minister.

Poll: Religious Zionists Want Jewish Home to Take Education

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.

Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for Us, for Israel

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.

Report: Final Agreement Reached Between Netanyahu, Kahlon

Sources: Netanyahu, Kahlon Closer to Agreement

Prime Minister and Kulanu chairman meet and reportedly make progress on coalition agreement.

Sources: Netanyahu, Kahlon Closer to Agreement

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.

'Bibi is the Devil' According to Kulanu's Advertising Director

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."

Shas MK: Government Will be Formed, Despite Misgivings

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.

Report: Jewish Home Seeks to Limit Bennett's Power

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.

Gillon: 'Occupation' Responsible for 'Ugly' Israeli Behavior

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.

Herzog: I've Had No Contacts with Netanyahu

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.

Likud: Anat Waxman Curses the Value of 'Freedom of Expression'

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.'

Actress Apologizes for Insulting Israelis in Anti-Bibi Rant

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.

Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks After Impasse

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.

Liberman to Place Hamas's Destruction as Coalition Condition

Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

President Rivlin reportedly working behind the scenes towards a government with Likud and the "Zionist Union".

Report: Rivlin Working Towards Unity Government

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.

What Next for the Jewish Home and Naftali Bennett?

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.

Expose: Netanyahu Promised Bennett Defense Ministry

Netanyahu Offers Deri Transportation Ministry

PM makes offer apparently meant to work out conflict between Deri and Kahlon, and seal Kulanu coalition deal.

Netanyahu Offers Aryeh Deri Transportation Ministry

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.

Regev Laments 'Blackmail' From Small Parties in Coalition Talks

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.

Shas Activists Caught on Tape Guiding Voter Fraud

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.

UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

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.

Kulanu MK Complains 'Up Front' About Haredi Parties' Spending

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.

Jewish Home: Netanyahu Still Giving Us 'Runaround'

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.

Source: Likud Ready to Announce Deal With Shas, UTJ

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.

Kulanu to Approve Coalition Partners' Financial Demands

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.

Im Tirtzu: 'Post-Zionist' Labor MKs Do Not Belong in Government

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.

Likud: If Kulanu Drags its Feet, We Will Sign with Haredim First

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.

Marzel: We Did the Right Thing Even Though We Failed

Bennett: Netanyahu Thinks We're Suckers

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett on Wednesday expressed his disappointment and frustration with the coalition negotiation process.

Bennett: Netanyahu Thinks We're Suckers

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.

Report Fingers High-Earning 'Fat Cat' Bankers

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.

Kahlon Raises 'Price,' Now Demands 3 Ministries

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.

Investigation into Shas Voting Fraud Takes Off

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.

Bennett: Netanyahu Hasn't Even Started Negotiating With Usplayer