Presidential Election

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Reuven Rivlin is Israel's Tenth President

Reuven Rivlin is Israel's Tenth President

Former Knesset speaker wins second round of votes, making him Israel's new president.Gil Ronen and Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2014 15:26
Labor Party Presidential Candidate Withdraws

Labor Party Presidential Candidate Withdraws

MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer announces he is quitting presidential race, three days ahead of vote and day after corruption investigation.Ari Yashar, 07/06/2014 20:40
Ben-Eliezer's Presidential Bid Might be Over

Ben-Eliezer's Presidential Bid Might be Over

Political officials predict that Labor MK would lose support in the wake of the investigation against him.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/06/2014 02:20
Presidential Hopeful Questioned by Police

Presidential Hopeful Questioned by Police

Presidential hopeful MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer questioned on suspicion of receiving funds illegally.Elad Benari, Canada, 06/06/2014 20:24
Hareidim Contemplating Who to Support

Hareidim Contemplating Who to Support

The Knesset’s hareidi parties are trying to decide on one candidate who they will support in the presidential vote.Elad Benari, Canada, 03/06/2014 20:42
David Levy Won't Run for President

David Levy Won't Run for President

Deadline to submit candidacies for president ends. Former foreign minister rules out candidacy due to lack of support.Elad Benari and Hezki Baruch, 28/05/2014 04:42
'I Feel that There Will Be Last-Minute Surprises'

'I Feel that There Will Be Last-Minute Surprises'

On the final day for presenting candidacies for president, Knesset Speaker expects the unexpected.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 27/05/2014 11:28
Herzog Mocks Netanyahu Over Presidential Election

Herzog Mocks Netanyahu Over Presidential Election

Opposition head jokingly suggests that Netanyahu offer the Pope to run for president.Yishai Karov and Elad Benari, 27/05/2014 04:44
Itzik Secures 10 Signatures for Presidential Bid

Itzik Secures 10 Signatures for Presidential Bid

Former Knesset Speaker waiting to see if she has Foreign Minister Liberman's backing for the post of president.Elad Benari, 23/05/2014 05:44
Netanyahu in a Bind Over Presidential Election

Netanyahu in a Bind Over Presidential Election

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu can't figure out who to support for President: Reuven Rivlin, David Levy or perhaps Dalia Itzik?Elad Benari, 22/05/2014 06:14
Lapid Rejects Postponing Presidential Election

Lapid Rejects Postponing Presidential Election

"I will oppose any initiative to postpone the presidential election," declares Finance Minister.Hezki Baruch, 14/05/2014 00:12
Sa'ar Rejects Cancellation of Presidency

Sa'ar Rejects Cancellation of Presidency

Interior Minister says he's against a plan by Netanyahu to postpone the presidential election or cancel the presidency altogether.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/05/2014 00:46
Shalom Recruiting Shas, Jewish Home

Shalom Recruiting Shas, Jewish Home

Water and Energy Minister trying to recruit MKs from Shas and the Jewish Home to support his possible presidential candidacy.Elad Benari, 18/03/2014 03:45
Peres Rejects Initiative to Extend His Term

Peres Rejects Initiative to Extend His Term

President Shimon Peres says he is determined to end his term in July, as scheduled according to the law.Elad Benari, 20/02/2014 03:14
Labor Party Endorses Ben-Eliezer for President

Labor Party Endorses Ben-Eliezer for President

Labor party officially endorses MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer as its candidate for president.Elad Benari, 18/02/2014 06:25
Itzik Collecting Signatures for Presidential Bid

Itzik Collecting Signatures for Presidential Bid

Former Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik has begun to collect signatures from MKs for her bid to be Israel's next president.Elad Benari, 17/02/2014 05:43
'Dictatorship': Lapid Picks President Votes

'Dictatorship': Lapid Picks President Votes

Report shows Lapid has forbidden his party's MKs from signing support of presidential candidate, wants to control vote for female candidate.Ari Yashar, 14/02/2014 11:22
Poll: Public Wants to Choose President

Poll: Public Wants to Choose President

72% think instead of MKs, citizens should select president; 63% don't want presidential institution cancelled.Ari Yashar, 14/02/2014 09:19
Biden Accuses Romney of 'Cold War Mindset'

Biden Accuses Romney of 'Cold War Mindset'

Biden: “…we know that to the extent [Romney has] shown any foreign policy vision it’s through the glass of a rear view mirror.”Rachel Hirshfeld, 27/04/2012 14:34