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Elections 2019

News and updates about Elections 2019

Sa'ar as Likud chairman? New Right gains

Survey 103FM: If Gideon Sa'ar heads the Likud, the New Right will win 12 seats, Shas - 11 and UTJ - 9.

Sa'ar as Likud chairman? New Right gains

Shaked: 'I'm doing everything I can to prevent 3rd elections'

MK Ayelet Shaked at the Jerusalem Post Conference: 'I'm working to instill common sense in our politicians to prevent elections.'

Shaked: 'I'm doing everything I can to prevent 3rd elections'player

Poll: Majority against a Palestinian state

Peace Index poll asks hundreds of Israelis what they think of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Poll: Majority against a Palestinian state

Bennett will be appointed as Minister of Defense

Netanyahu and Bennett meet, agree on Likud-New Right joint faction

Bennett will be appointed as Minister of Defense

Israel inches closer to 3rd election - How did we get here?

A brief overview of Israel's recent elections and the ongoing political deadlock.

Israel inches closer to 3rd election - How did we get here?

'The Right won't be decimated in a third election'

Prof. Asher Cohen opposes third elections, but doesn't share estimates that it would topple the Right.

'The Right won't be decimated in a third election'

Netanyahu's new proposal to Benny Gantz

The proposal includes a complete freeze on new religious legislation and a formal agreement for haredi MKs to sit with Lapid.

Netanyahu's new proposal to Benny Gantz

'Third election will damage Israeli democracy'

'I think that everyone understands that further elections are a very bad thing and there needs to be a broad unity government.'

'Third election will damage Israeli democracy'

Poll: Gideon Sa'ar top contender to replace Netanyahu

The poll also showed no broad public support for a unity government headed by the Prime Minister

Poll: Gideon Sa'ar top contender to replace Netanyahu

Israel Prize winner Miriam Peretz calls for unity

'The public is fed up with offensive discourse and division,' Peretz says. 'We deserve a government to consolidate and unite us.'

Israel Prize winner Miriam Peretz calls for unity

Netanyahu may return mandate to form gov't to Rivlin on Sunday

The Likud and Blue & White negotiation teams are meeting on Sunday morning. If no progress is made, PM Netanyahu may return mandate.

Netanyahu may return mandate to form gov't to Rivlin on Sunday

Benny Gantz to PM: Let's negotiate - without party blocs

Blue & White chairman Gantz says he is ready to negotiate with Likud on a national unity gov't but without the right-wing bloc.

Benny Gantz to PM: Let's negotiate - without party blocs

Is Gantz leading in PM endorsement count - or is Netanyahu?

Blue & White are hoping to disqualify Balad's votes for Gantz for PM, in which case Likud will be forced to try to form coalition first.

Is Gantz leading in PM endorsement count - or is Netanyahu?

Yisrael Beytenu refrains from recommending Gantz or Netanyahu

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman says that he will force Blue and White and Likud to form a unity gov't only with his party.

Yisrael Beytenu refrains from recommending Gantz or Netanyahu

'Terror supporters in the government? Gantz should be ashamed'

Bereaved families protest outside the President's Residence after the Arab Joint List recommends Gantz for PM.

'Terror supporters in the government? Gantz should be ashamed'player

President Rivlin: 'The people want a stable unity government'

Rivlin says that the only way to form a stable government is to have the two large parties join forces.

President Rivlin: 'The people want a stable unity government'player

Deri: 'Shas will continue to back Netanyahu - period'

'It wasn't us that tried to eliminate any trace of Judaism. We'll do everything in order to preserve the Jewish character of the state.'

Deri: 'Shas will continue to back Netanyahu - period'

Recommendations for PM to begin, Blue & White first in line

Party leaders will meet with President Reuven Rivlin to recommend PM beginning at 5 p.m. Smaller parties to meet on Monday.

Recommendations for PM to begin, Blue & White first in line

Final voter turnout: 69.4 percent

Voter turnout of 69.4 percent represents an increase of about 1.5 percent compared to the turnout in the previous election in April.

Final voter turnout: 69.4 percent

Indictment in Knesset election fraud case

The Haifa District Attorney's Office is prosecuting Mohammed Diab of the city of Tamra for election fraud.

Indictment in Knesset election fraud case

'I'm pained by anti-haredi rhetoric'

President Reuven Rivlin: 'I chose to act in the words of the prophet Amos: 'He who is wise will remain silent at that time.''

'I'm pained by anti-haredi rhetoric'

'Election observers will delay haredi voters'

MK Eichler expresses concern that anti-haredi activists will deliberately delay the voting process at haredi voting stations.

'Election observers will delay haredi voters'

When Blue & White chief Benny Gantz compared himself to Moses

Gantz has gained notoriety for his multiple gaffes during speeches and interviews over the course of the Blue and White election campaigns.

When Blue & White chief Benny Gantz compared himself to Moses

Bennett: Gantz isn't fit to be Prime Minister

Naftali Bennett says that Benny Gantz said in 2014 that there was no need to worry about the terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel.

Bennett: Gantz isn't fit to be Prime Minister

Netanyahu calls for emergency meeting with Election Chairman

A Maariv report says that Likud complaints of voter fraud in the Arab sector were not properly examined.

Netanyahu calls for emergency meeting with Election Chairman

Yair Lapid: 'It's time for Netanyahu to leave the stage'

Blue & White leader Lapid says that what stood out from the incident in Ashdod was the sentence: 'It's time for the PM to leave the stage.'

Yair Lapid: 'It's time for Netanyahu to leave the stage'

The steep price of another Election Day

The day off given to workers on Election Day costs Israeli economy billions of shekels - this year, the cost is doubled by repeat elections.

The steep price of another Election Day

Israeli emissaries cast their votes around the world

Some drove for miles and even traveled by plane to exercise their right to vote in far-flung places across the world.

Israeli emissaries cast their votes around the world

Netanyahu: Gantz and Lapid want to steal the election

Without voter fraud in last election, Arab party would have been left out of the Knesset, and New Right would have made it in, says PM.

Netanyahu: Gantz and Lapid want to steal the election

Lapid: 'Camera Law' is just a racist distraction

'The submissive rhinos are just following the orders of that extremely corrupt person,' says Democratic Union.

Lapid: 'Camera Law' is just a racist distraction

Poll: Right and left neck and neck

Right-wing bloc's lead over left-wing, Arab bloc falls to one seat in latest poll. Neither side has enough support to form a coalition.

Poll: Right and left neck and neck

'Stav Shaffir ignores questions, talks incessantly'

'From all the politicians I've met, this was without a doubt the strangest [interview] I've done,' says Kan journalist.

'Stav Shaffir ignores questions, talks incessantly'

Poll: 32 seats for Likud, 10 for Yamina

Yisrael Beyteinu and Yamina both received 10 seats in the poll, followed by Shas with 8, UTJ - 7, Democratic Camp - 7 and Labor - 5.

Poll: 32 seats for Likud, 10 for Yamina

'When I hear Yair Lapid, I feel hurt on a personal level'

A haredi member of the Election Committee speaks up: 'Lapid uses racist, anti-Semitic language. I walk down the street, people curse at me.'

'When I hear Yair Lapid, I feel hurt on a personal level'player

103FM Poll: Likud - 32, Blue and White - 30

The Joint Arab list wins 11 seats. The United Right Party, headed by Ayelet Shaked, holds 10 seats.

103FM Poll: Likud - 32, Blue and White - 30

Liberman: My wife and daughter are completely religious

Yisrael Beytenu chairman claims that he's not against religious people. 'I live in a mixed comm. - haredim, religious and secular.'

Liberman: My wife and daughter are completely religious

Likud minister's husband resigns from anti-haredi party

Chovev Damari, husband of the Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel claims that Kobi refused to remove his name from the list.

Likud minister's husband resigns from anti-haredi party

Did Likud try to use new right-wing party to block merger?

According to a Channel 13 News report, Noam rejected the proposal. Likud denies the report.

Did Likud try to use new right-wing party to block merger?

Arutz Sheva poll: Likud 31, Blue and White 28

According to poll, neither left nor right able to form coalition without Yisrael Beytenu party.

Arutz Sheva poll: Likud 31, Blue and White 28

'They're terrorizing me, it's all spin'

'There's no claim against me for any offense,' Ehud Barak says about his dealings with Jeffrey Epstein, recently indicted for sex offenses.

'They're terrorizing me, it's all spin'