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News and updates about Knesset Elections

Knesset agrees to vote on dissolution bill for fall elections

After extended wrangling, Knesset agrees to vote on bill to schedule early elections for the fall.

Knesset agrees to vote on dissolution bill

Shaked, Gafni in talks to form right-wing government

Last-minute efforts underway to prevent vote tomorrow to dissolve Knesset, hold new elections. Sa'ar continues to refuse to sit with Likud.

Shaked, Gafni in talks to form right-wing government

Should Israelis abroad vote in Knesset elections? - New debates in light of Corona

A long-time debate has resurfaced following additional difficulties during the COVID lockdown.

Should Israelis abroad vote in Knesset elections? player

Arab voters show growing interest in the 24th Knesset

A new study shows that Arab voters are getting steadily more involved in the 24th Knesset elections.

Nearly two seats-worth of Arab votes going to the Likud

Rappeh party candidate: We're making incredible ground despite complete censorship

Ilana Rachel Daniel of the Rappeh party discusses current events in Israel.

Rappeh party candidate: We're making ground despite censorshipplayer

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.

Poll: In a first, Yamina surpasses New Hope

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.

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

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?

Likud blocking Knesset vote to force new elections

Report: Likud preparing for new elections

Likud officials say tensions building within the party as early elections seem increasingly likely. MKs preparing for primary election.

Report: Likud preparing for new elections

'This is the beginning of the end our government'

Senior coalition member says government's recent difficulties in functioning with narrow majority signal end is near for coalition.

'This is the beginning of the end our government'

'Netanyahu's coalition is unstable, snap elections are coming'

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon says current government unlikely to survive past this week's 'Cultural Loyalty Law' vote.

'Netanyahu's coalition is unstable, snap elections are coming'

Kulanu: New elections are inevitable

Chairman of Kulanu's Knesset delegation says government no longer functioning, must be dissolved and new elections held.

Kulanu: New elections are inevitable

'Trump's peace plan will be shelved if Israel goes to elections'

Official reports that Jerusalem has urged Washington to hold off on releasing Mideast peace plan if new elections held.

'Trump's peace plan will be shelved if Israel goes to elections'

'Government can solve haredi draft dilemma'

Knesset Speaker dismisses suggestions government likely to split over haredi draft law, says there is no reason to hold early elections.

'Government can solve haredi draft dilemma'

Report: Netanyahu to go to early elections in February 2019

Officials close to PM say early elections to take place next February or March as polls show Likud winning additional term.

Report: Netanyahu to go to early elections in February 2019

Likud rises to 35 seats in latest poll

Prime Minister Netanyahu's Likud leads nearest competitor by more than 2-1 according to latest poll.

Likud rises to 35 seats in latest poll

Netanyahu: No early elections

'I want to continue with this coalition until almost the end of its term,' says PM, rejecting talk of early elections.

Netanyahu: No early elections

Have demographics doomed the Israeli left?

Did immigration and high Orthodox birthrate doom Israel’s left to perpetual opposition status? Analysis.

Have demographics doomed the Israeli left?

Poll: Likud 28, Yesh Atid 22

Poll taken following police recommendation to indict Prime Minister shows coalition stable, retaining majority with Likud as largest party.

Poll: Likud 28, Yesh Atid 22

Eli Yishai to run again for Knesset on Yahad list

Ex-Interior Minister and former Shas chief Eli Yishai says new Yahad party, which narrowly missed minimum threshold in 2015, to run again.

Eli Yishai to run again for Knesset on Yahad list

Zionist union collapses to lowest level in poll

Opposition party would lose two thirds of this strength in elections, drop from 24 to just 8 seats, lowest level for Labor in history.

Historic low: Zionist union collapses to single digits in poll

Ballot boxes in yeshivas?

Unlikely allies team up as Yesh Atid and UTJ MKs join together to push voting in universities, yeshivas.

Ballot boxes in yeshivas?

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett as PM

MK Amir Peretz submits bill to revert to direct prime ministerial elections - specifically to prevent 'extremist' Bennett from becoming PM.

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett from Becoming PM

Ben-Ari Not Worried About Threshold Law

Former MK warns upcoming law meant to silence ideological parties, says Otzma Leyisrael will continue and won't lose its values.

Ben-Ari Not Worried About Threshold Law

Livni Set to Announce She is Running

Tzipi Livni will announce she is running for the Knesset – splitting the leftist vote even more than it is now.

Livni Set to Announce She is Running