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Elections 2015

Elections 2015

News and updates about Elections 2015

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.'

'Changing of the Guard': From Veteran MK to Father of Two MKsplayer

First Session of 20th Knesset Begins

President urges parties to move on from election mudslinging, calls for speedy conclusion to coalition talks.

Rivlin Opens Knesset Calling for Unity; Arab MKs Boycott Anthemplayer

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.

Danny Danon Hopes to 'Serve the Public as Welfare Minister'

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.'

MK Brings Rocket to His Office 'To Remind Me Where I Come From'player

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.

Likud: We Will Take 12 Portfolios in Next Government

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.

Report: Shas Bribed Citizens for Votes

Kahlon: Give Us the Tools to Make Changes

Kulanu chairman issues veiled threat to Likud as coalition talks continue.

Kahlon: Give Us the Tools to Make Changes - Or We Won't be There

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.

Source: PM Could Seek Unity Government

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.

Likud and UTJ May Have Coalition Deal Before Passover

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.'

Yishai: Yachad is Not Going Anywhere

Yechimovich: Labor is Done with Rotation Deals

MK Shelly Yechimovich expounds on reasons for Labor's loss and party's plans in next elections.

Yechimovich: Labor is Done with Rotation Deals

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.

Magal: PM Stopped Being 'Heroic' When Elections Ended

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.

Hotovely: Netanyahu Will Form a Nationalist Government

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.'

Leftist Tel Aviv Teacher in 'Disgusting' Election Loss Post

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.

Yinon Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition Talks

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.

Arab List Willing to Forego Sensitive Security Committee

Talks Stuck After Bennett-Netanyahu Meeting

Netanyahu and Jewish Home chairman meet for coalition negotiations amid tensions between the two parties.

Sources Say Talks Are Stuck After Bennett-Netanyahu Meeting

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.

UN Envoy Says Security Council can Force 'Peace Framework'

'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.

Former Shas MK: Stop Eli Yishai Hate Before It's Too Late

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.

Kahlon on Finance Ministry: No One Has Negotiated with Us

Bibi Planning to Keep Jewish Home in Opposition

Source familiar with coalition talks reveals: Bibi is planning to form a unity government with Labor and leave Jewish Home out.

Source: Netanyahu Planning to Keep Jewish Home in the Opposition

Rabbi Lau: Don't Harm Judaism Like Last Govt.

Chief rabbi congratulates Netanyahu, urges him to form government to 'unify people, honor tradition' unlike the outgoing coalition.

Chief Rabbi Lau to Netanyahu: Don't Harm Judaism Like Last Govt.

Jewish Home, Shas At War Over Ministries?

Tension builds between potential coalition partners as Shas asks to free Religious Affairs Ministry from Jewish Home 'imprisonment.'

Jewish Home, Shas At War Over Ministries?

Rivlin Lets Netanyahu Form a Coalition Government

President grants Netanyahu official victory shortly after getting final election results.

Rivlin Picks Netanyahu to Form a Coalition Government

Source: PM to Give Haredi Parties What They Want

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with haredi parties UTJ and Shas, indicating ministry allotment that may harm religious Zionist interests.

Netanyahu Reportedly to Give Haredi Parties What They Want

MK: Netanyahu Sure Does Owe Jewish Home

Did Binyamin Netanyahu deserve the votes of Jewish Home supporters? Not necessarily, says MK Nissan Slomiansky.

MK Slomiansky: Netanyahu Owes Jewish Home Big Time

Abbas Tells Arab MKs he Wants Labor in Coalition

In meeting kept secret from press, PA head says he wants to see Israeli unity government to advance 'peace talks.'

Abbas Tells Arab MKs he Wants Labor in the Coalition

Likud MK: We Don't 'Owe' Jewish Home Anything

Jewish Home should not overstate its contribution to the victory of the right in this year's elections, says MK Yariv Levin.

Likud MK: We Don't 'Owe' Jewish Home Anything

PM to Meet with Haredi Parties for Coalition Talks

Rumors abound that Netanyahu could give UTJ chairman Yaakov Litzman Health Ministry, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri Interior Ministry.

Netanyahu to Meet with Haredi Parties for Coalition Talks

3 Arrested Over Attack at Yachad Rally

One adult, two minors arrested on suspicions of launching Molotov cocktails at a Yachad rally outside of former MK Eli Yishai's home.

Three Arrested Over Molotov Cocktail Attack at Yachad Rally

Shaked Accuses Likud of Reneging on Coalition

Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked claims Netanyahu's promises to give the party precedence are 'not happening.'

MK Ayelet Shaked Accuses Likud of Reneging on Coalition Promises

MK to Arab List: Start Representing the People

MK Ayoub Kara calls on Joint List to stop attacking Netanyahu, associating with PA and start actually helping Israeli Arabs.

Likud Druze MK to Arab List: Start Representing the People

Abbas Meets Delegation from Joint Arab List

PA chairman congratulates Joint Arab List for winning 13 seats in last week's Knesset elections.

Abbas Meets Delegation of MK Elects from Joint Arab List

Firebomb Hurled at Yachad Support Rally

Anonymous attacker throws firebomb at Yishai supporters outside his Jerusalem home; Yishai: 'they stole election, democracy is gone.'

Firebomb Hurled at Yachad Support Rally at Yishai's Home

Moshe Kahlon, Israel's Next Finance Minister

Netanyahu meets Kulanu chairperson and promises him the post he asked for, a day before Rivlin announces the next prime minister.

Moshe Kahlon, Israel's Next Finance Minister

Rivlin to Announce New Prime Minister Wednesday

Reuven Rivlin looks set to formally announce Binyamin Netanyahu as PM, after a majority of 67 MKs back him to lead coalition government.

President Rivlin to Announce New Prime Minister Tomorrow Evening

Religious Parties Told to Pass Anti-Missionary Law

Yad L'Achim demands religious parties fight rising tide of missionary activity, noting its bill on the subject has been in limbo for years.

Religious Parties Pressed to Pass Anti-Missionary Law

Ballots Invalidated at Kfar Kassem Voting Stations

Investigations into Arab voter fraud has real-time ramifications 1 week after elections, with hundreds of votes stricken from the results.

Ballots Invalidated at Two Kfar Kassem Voting Stations

Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilan Shohat Resigns

Shohat to return to post as mayor of Tzfat; he will be replaced by MK Robert Ilatov.

Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilan Shohat Resigns

ZOA President: Israelis Made the Right Choice

While it is unfair that Israelis have to base their votes on security, President Morton Klein says they made the right choice.

ZOA President: Israelis Made the Right Choice