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Political drama: United Arab List thwarts Likud proposal

Political drama: United Arab List thwarts Likud proposal

Netanyahu's opponents to control key committee despite Yamina agreement to support Likud proposal for its composition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2021 19:03
Likud, Yamina reach agreement on Arrangements Committee

Likud, Yamina reach agreement on Arrangements Committee

At last minute, Yamina agrees to support Likud proposal for committee arrangement, in return for one of the Likud's seats on the committee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2021 18:42
Yamina to decide fate of anti-Netanyahu legislation

Yamina to decide fate of anti-Netanyahu legislation

Likud, left-wing bloc at odds over makeup of Knesset Arrangements Committee, which will decide fate of bills to ban Netanyahu from being PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 11:39
Frost and Donkeys in the Knesset

Frost and Donkeys in the Knesset

On the use and misuse of literature in Israeli parliamentary debate.Shai Afsai, 11/04/2021 15:00
Rivlin swears in new Knesset: The people expect you all to show leadership

Rivlin swears in new Knesset: The people expect you all to show leadership

President Reuven Rivlin swears in the 24th Knesset for its first session.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2021 16:44
Poll: Lapid soars, Likud sinks if Israel goes to 5th election

Poll: Lapid soars, Likud sinks if Israel goes to 5th election

New poll shows Yesh Atid gaining ground if no candidate can form government, forcing Israel to go to unprecedented fifth election.David Rosenberg, 06/04/2021 08:24
President worries government can't be formed

President worries government can't be formed

President Rivlin's meeting with party representatives has left him doubtful that any candidate can form a government.Shlomo Witty, 05/04/2021 16:59
Knesset approves electronic bracelets for returnees from abroad

Knesset approves electronic bracelets for returnees from abroad

Bill stipulates that one returning from abroad will be fitted with electronic bracelet to ensure he doesn't leave isolation premises.Tal Polon, 17/03/2021 21:44
Poll: Religious Zionist Party rises to 6 seats, ties with Labor

Poll: Religious Zionist Party rises to 6 seats, ties with Labor

Right-wing bloc falls short of majority in latest poll, with three small left-wing - Arab bloc parties barely crossing electoral threshold.David Rosenberg, 14/03/2021 21:58
Poll: Overwhelming majority of Israelis would limit PM's term

Poll: Overwhelming majority of Israelis would limit PM's term

Israel Hayom/i24NEWS poll: 52% of Israelis believe Knesset should determine legislature - not Supreme Court, PM's term should be limited.i24NEWS, 11/03/2021 21:15
Former MK Hendel: every value today is a war

Former MK Hendel: every value today is a war

The Deputy Minister of Education says that Israel is fighting for its ideas more than ever before.Hezki Baruch, 11/03/2021 17:59
Poll: In a first, Yamina surpasses New Hope as 3rd largest party

Poll: In a first, Yamina surpasses New Hope as 3rd largest party

Meretz again fails to cross electoral threshold, as right-wing bloc secures 62-seat majority according to new poll.David Rosenberg, 04/03/2021 17:47
Poll: 'Never Bibi' bloc reaches 62-seat majority

Poll: 'Never Bibi' bloc reaches 62-seat majority

Likud continues to fall in latest poll as Yesh Atid surges, giving anti-Netanyahu coalition majority in next Knesset - even without Yamina.David Rosenberg, 01/03/2021 08:47
MK Shata: Political deals are not Catholic weddings

MK Shata: Political deals are not Catholic weddings

Blue and White MK attacks Yesh Atid for conformist policiesArutz Sheva, 25/02/2021 18:01
Health Ministry may share information on unvaccinated Israelis with local authorities

Health Ministry may share information on unvaccinated Israelis with local authorities

Bill allowing Health Ministry to share information on those unvaccinated against coronavirus passes second and third Knesset readings.Hezki Baruch, 24/02/2021 15:29
Poll: Religious Zionism, Blue & White, Meretz barely cross threshold

Poll: Religious Zionism, Blue & White, Meretz barely cross threshold

Left-wing bloc gains ground in latest poll, denying rightist bloc a majority. Three parties in danger of falling being left out of Knesset.David Rosenberg, 24/02/2021 13:14
Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 18, Yamina 11

Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 18, Yamina 11

Religious Zionist Party falls to 4 seats, barely clearly electoral threshold, as 'Never Bibi' bloc receives majority in latest poll.David Rosenberg, 24/02/2021 07:49
Knesset backs bill allowing transfer of personal information based on vaccine status

Knesset backs bill allowing transfer of personal information based on vaccine status

New bill which aims to 'enable local authorities to help Health Ministry encourage people to get vaccinated' passes first reading.David Rosenberg, 22/02/2021 14:46
Poll: Right-wing rises to 62 seats

Poll: Right-wing rises to 62 seats

Religious Zionist Party gains momentum, rising to 5 seats, helping to push right-wing bloc up to 62 seats. Blue and White falls to 0 seats.David Rosenberg, 15/02/2021 11:00
Poll: Right-wing and anti-Bibi blocs tied

Poll: Right-wing and anti-Bibi blocs tied

Arab parties set to fall to lowest level in 20 years, poll shows, while Yesh Atid surges.David Rosenberg, 08/02/2021 09:33
Poll: Likud continues to rise as Meretz fails to cross threshold

Poll: Likud continues to rise as Meretz fails to cross threshold

Religious Zionist Party gets 4 seats in latest poll, while Meretz drops to 0. Right-wing bloc hits 61-seat majority needed for government.David Rosenberg, 07/02/2021 19:20
South Tel Aviv activists endorse Religious Zionist Party

South Tel Aviv activists endorse Religious Zionist Party

Activists against illegal immigration to Tel Aviv say that the only choice for them is the Religious Zionist Party of Bezalel Smotrich.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2021 15:53
Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 16, Religious Zionist Party 4

Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 16, Religious Zionist Party 4

First poll released after closing of party registration shows Smotrich's alliance with Ben-Gvir yields four seats - even without Jewish HomeDavid Rosenberg, 05/02/2021 08:30
Fines raised for flouting guidelines

Fines raised for flouting guidelines

The Knesset has drastically increased the fines for those opening in defiance of the lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 20:17
MK Bitan of Likud returns to Knesset

MK Bitan of Likud returns to Knesset

Knesset colleagues are excited to see their fellow MK has beaten COVID-19Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 18:51
Meet the anti-vaxxer, COVID skeptic party

Meet the anti-vaxxer, COVID skeptic party

Dr. Aryeh Avni says that he wants to be Minister of Health, claims he could have saved all those who died of COVID-19Hezki Baruch, 03/02/2021 15:34
Poll: Blue and White, Religious Zionist Party below threshold

Poll: Blue and White, Religious Zionist Party below threshold

New poll shows Benny Gantz left out of next Knesset - along with Bezalel Smotrich and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.David Rosenberg, 03/02/2021 14:07
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
Knesset votes to increase lockdown fines ahead of extension

Knesset votes to increase lockdown fines ahead of extension

Government to deliberate on lockdown extension after Knesset votes to increase fines. Knesset Speaker blasts Benny Gantz over ultimatum.Hezki Baruch, 31/01/2021 17:03
Gantz demands immediate passage of 'Fines Law'

Gantz demands immediate passage of 'Fines Law'

Gantz in letter to PM: If law fails to be passed, lockdown will have limited effect that doesn't justify its existence.Hezki Baruch, 28/01/2021 16:56
Will anti-vaxxer COVID-skeptics join Knesset?

Will anti-vaxxer COVID-skeptics join Knesset?

Dr. Aryeh Avni, a vaccine opponent, founds 'Rapeh - Only Health' party, which seeks to remake the Health Ministry,Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 18:32
Knesset approves bill doubling fines for lockdown violations

Knesset approves bill doubling fines for lockdown violations

Gantz: I don't call for equal enforcement because I am against haredim, but because I am for them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 16:00
Poll: Likud 31, Yesh Atid 16, Religious Zionist Party 4

Poll: Likud 31, Yesh Atid 16, Religious Zionist Party 4

32% of Israelis want Netanyahu to continue as PM, 21% prefer New Hope's Gideon Sa'ar, new poll shows.David Rosenberg, 25/01/2021 10:04
Poll: Likud rises to 32 as Yesh Atid soars to 18

Poll: Likud rises to 32 as Yesh Atid soars to 18

New left-wing alliances could pose serious threat to Netanyahu, new poll shows, with Labor crossing electoral threshold once again.David Rosenberg, 24/01/2021 22:05
Poll: Likud 31, Yamina 11, Religious Zionism Party - 0

Poll: Likud 31, Yamina 11, Religious Zionism Party - 0

After splitting off from Yamina, Smotrich's new party fails to cross threshold in poll, while Likud continues to regain its strength.David Rosenberg, 22/01/2021 08:45
Democracy doesn't mean what B'Tselem thinks it means

Democracy doesn't mean what B'Tselem thinks it means

B’Tselem should try to have the Israeli public elect those who subscribe to its beliefs to the Knesset. That is democratic. Op-ed.Eytan Meir, 21/01/2021 07:00
Jewish Home chairwoman answers a range of questions on her first day

Jewish Home chairwoman answers a range of questions on her first day

Hagit Moshe talks about party alliances, the road to the Knesset, and the Prime Minister's alleged intervention in her party's primaries.Uzi Baruch, 20/01/2021 14:49
Poll: 'Never Bibi' bloc nets absolute majority in Knesset

Poll: 'Never Bibi' bloc nets absolute majority in Knesset

Smotrich's Religious Zionist Party crosses threshold with 4 seats in latest poll, as Yamina sinks to lowest level since JuneDavid Rosenberg, 19/01/2021 10:19
The Knesset bids farewell to Ambassador David Friedman

The Knesset bids farewell to Ambassador David Friedman

'Our most important accomplishment was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital,' says Friedman. 'It strengthened US around the world.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2021 11:53
Poll: 'Never Netanyahu' bloc wins 60 seats, denying PM majority

Poll: 'Never Netanyahu' bloc wins 60 seats, denying PM majority

Religious Zionism party led by Bezalel Smotrich receives 4 seats in latest poll, while Yamina wins 14 as rightist bloc hits 60 seats.David Rosenberg, 11/01/2021 08:48
Poll: Likud 28, New Hope 18, Yamina 13

Poll: Likud 28, New Hope 18, Yamina 13

Blue and White barely crosses threshold in latest poll, as Likud falls and New Hope gains ground.David Rosenberg, 08/01/2021 10:02
MK Rafi Peretz will not lead Jewish Home in upcoming elections

MK Rafi Peretz will not lead Jewish Home in upcoming elections

Jewish Home leader Peretz has released a statement saying that he will be leaving the political arena.Shlomo Witty, 05/01/2021 16:24
Poll: Likud 29 seats - Blue and White 0

Poll: Likud 29 seats - Blue and White 0

Likud regains lost seats in latest poll, as Blue and White is poised to disappear from the Knesset.David Rosenberg, 01/01/2021 08:00
Poll: Likud 27, left-wing union 25

Poll: Likud 27, left-wing union 25

Half of Israelis back imposing tougher lockdown, while half oppose further restrictions, new poll shows.David Rosenberg, 30/12/2020 11:24
Poll: Blue and White barely crossing electoral threshold

Poll: Blue and White barely crossing electoral threshold

New Hope surges to 21 seats as the Likud falls to 26, giving anti-Netanyahu bloc a 61 seat majority - even without Meretz or Joint Arab ListDavid Rosenberg, 25/12/2020 11:53
Poll: 'Never Netanyahu' bloc gets majority in the Knesset

Poll: 'Never Netanyahu' bloc gets majority in the Knesset

New poll shows parties who refuse to sit with Netanyahu would win a majority of seats. But can they form a government of their own?David Rosenberg, 23/12/2020 12:53
23rd Knesset dissolved, Israel going to elections

23rd Knesset dissolved, Israel going to elections

Knesset's term comes to an end after 2020 budget was not approved. In accordance with the law, election will be held in about 90 days.Hezki Baruch, 22/12/2020 23:59
Poll: Likud 29, New Hope 20, Yamina 14

Poll: Likud 29, New Hope 20, Yamina 14

Just one in three Israelis wants current government to remain in power and avoid new elections, new poll finds.David Rosenberg, 22/12/2020 09:11
Knesset to dissolve within 24 hours

Knesset to dissolve within 24 hours

Knesset fails to pass first reading of bill that would have postponed deadline for approval of the budget.Hezki Baruch, 22/12/2020 01:07
Deal averting government collapse to go up for vote Monday

Deal averting government collapse to go up for vote Monday

Knesset to vote Monday on deal between Blue and White, Likud to avoid snap elections, give more time to reach budget compromise.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 21/12/2020 13:55
Poll: Likud's lead over New Hope falls to single digits

Poll: Likud's lead over New Hope falls to single digits

Israelis not rushing to take new coronavirus vaccines, new poll shows. Netanyahu remains favorite candidate for premiership.David Rosenberg, 20/12/2020 22:56
Poll: Likud 29, New Hope 19, Yamina 13

Poll: Likud 29, New Hope 19, Yamina 13

Netanyahu the top candidate for prime minister, followed by Gideon Sa'ar, with Bennett and Lapid tied for third place.David Rosenberg, 18/12/2020 09:06
Dissolution of Knesset: Tuesday night

Dissolution of Knesset: Tuesday night

Knesset issues clarification that if no state budget is passed by midnight next Tuesday the legislature will dissolve.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2020 16:25
MK Tehila Friedman: Israel should consult with Diaspora Jewry

MK Tehila Friedman: Israel should consult with Diaspora Jewry

Blue and White MK speaks about her new legislation which calls for the government to consult with Diaspora Jewry on issues that impact them.Yoni Kempinski, 15/12/2020 23:56
Likud blocking Knesset vote to force new elections

Likud blocking Knesset vote to force new elections

Likud uses procedural measures to prevent bill dissolving the Knesset from being brought to a vote. But will it stop early elections?David Rosenberg, 14/12/2020 13:00
MK Friedman: We will not give up on Jewish Diaspora

MK Friedman: We will not give up on Jewish Diaspora

Watch: MK Tehila Friedman (Blue and White) spoke during a special Knesset session on strengthening connections with Jewish DiasporaMK Tehila Friedman, 14/12/2020 10:38
Poll: Likud 28, Sa'ar 20, Yamina 12

Poll: Likud 28, Sa'ar 20, Yamina 12

Yamina plummets by 10 seats in latest poll, with Bennett falling to 4th place as most popular candidate for PM, behind Sa'ar and Lapid.David Rosenberg, 11/12/2020 12:30