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Report: Bennett agrees to a government with Lapid

Report: Bennett agrees to a government with Lapid

An official announcement on the matter is due as early as Saturday night or no later than Sunday.Elad Benari, Canada, 28/05/2021 20:28
Rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli responds to his detractors

Rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli responds to his detractors

Chikli is unapologetic for his refusal to join fellow party members in a coalition that includes Meretz or the Joint List.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 15:05
Report: Is this the unity government?

Report: Is this the unity government?

Proposal would divide government into 3 blocs, right, center, and left, with 8 ministries per bloc.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/04/2021 19:02
Bennett: I've begun efforts to form a unity government

Bennett: I've begun efforts to form a unity government

Likud fires back after Bennett says he has begun efforts to form a national unity government: Bennett wants to be PM at all costs.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/04/2021 20:28
Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky: Unite all religious Zionist parties

Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky: Unite all religious Zionist parties

Rabbi Kaminetzky lays out his reasons and plans for religious Zionist values in Israel's governmentShlomo Witty, 27/01/2021 13:20
Appointment of chief commissioner of police postponed yet again

Appointment of chief commissioner of police postponed yet again

Israel hasn't had a permanent chief of police for almost two years, and no end in sight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2020 09:06
What did the Likud offer to Blue and White?

What did the Likud offer to Blue and White?

Report: Netanyahu's party passed an offer to Gantz's party, implying that government could continue to function under certain conditions.Ben Ariel, 24/11/2020 04:02
Is COVID-19 the only thing holding Israel’s government together?

Is COVID-19 the only thing holding Israel’s government together?

Another general election no longer sounds like the worst possible scenario. Not when you look at the alternatives. Op-ed.Mati Tuchfeld, 04/10/2020 13:57
Netanyahu to Likud MKs: Act like we're heading to an election

Netanyahu to Likud MKs: Act like we're heading to an election

PM to convene crucial meeting this weekend on whether to disband unity gov't, while reportedly telling Likud reps to get into election mode.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2020 22:26
Communication Minister Yoaz Hendel calls election discourse 'despicable'

Communication Minister Yoaz Hendel calls election discourse 'despicable'

MK Hendel expresses support for Blue and White position: 'Apart from political need, I don't understand insistence on annual budget.'Mordechai Sones, 30/07/2020 10:19
Gantz forgoes official residence

Gantz forgoes official residence

Defense Minister announces he is waiving a series of benefits he is entitled to by virtue of his role as Alternate Prime Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2020 00:01
World leaders welcome Israel's new government

World leaders welcome Israel's new government

PM Netanyahu and alternate PM Gantz receive greetings over new government from Europe, the US and even India.Nitsan Keidar, 18/05/2020 00:10
Unity gov't to be sworn in this evening

Unity gov't to be sworn in this evening

Yesterday, coalition agreements were signed with the Shas, UTJ, and Gesher parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2020 08:54
UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

UTJ, Shas sign coalition agreements

UTJ receives from the Likud a second Deputy Minister, in addition to the positions it held in the previous government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2020 00:21
Bennett and Netanyahu to meet at Prime Minister's Office

Bennett and Netanyahu to meet at Prime Minister's Office

PM and Yamina leader to continue talks for bringing Yamina into the new unity government.Hezki Baruch, 13/05/2020 16:02
Tensions in Blue and White over appointment of Gantz close associate

Tensions in Blue and White over appointment of Gantz close associate

MK Omer Yankelevitch was placed in the 23rd spot on the Blue and White slate but Gantz still intends to appoint her as a minister.Ben Ariel, 11/05/2020 06:50
Unity government to be sworn in next Wednesday

Unity government to be sworn in next Wednesday

Netanyahu and Gantz agree that the new government will be sworn in on Wednesday of next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2020 04:35
Most Israelis support unity government

Most Israelis support unity government

Poll: Most Israelis support Netanyahu-Gantz unity government, but think Gantz made too many concessions.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/04/2020 23:47
Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor Party executive committee unanimously approves agreement which will see the party join the national unity government.Hezki Baruch, 23/04/2020 00:01
Netanyahu, Yamina leaders to meet Wednesday evening at 7 pm

Netanyahu, Yamina leaders to meet Wednesday evening at 7 pm

PM will try to convince Yamina leaders to join unity gov't with Blue and White. Yamina will make clear that they don't intend to split up.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2020 15:36
Gantz: We couldn't stand idly by

Gantz: We couldn't stand idly by

Blue and White chairman explains reasoning behind unity government: Better to defeat coronavirus than win on social media.Ben Ariel, 22/04/2020 00:09
'Illegal PA construction will continue running rampant'

'Illegal PA construction will continue running rampant'

Regavim movement appeals to PM before he signs agreement, demanding one minister be tasked with preserving Area C.Mordechai Sones, 21/04/2020 15:21
Hamas: We're not afraid of the unity government

Hamas: We're not afraid of the unity government

Senior Hamas official: The Israeli entity is an enemy of the Palestinian people and the greatest threat to the region.Dalit Halevi, 21/04/2020 06:39
PLO official blasts new Israeli government

PLO official blasts new Israeli government

Saeb Erekat says Netanyahu-Gantz government is a threat to peace, security and stability in the Middle East.Elad Benari, 21/04/2020 02:13
Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

Right bloc principles to be maintained in unity government

PM speaks to Right bloc party leaders saying he will continue to uphold principles that led bloc in previous government also in current one.Mordechai Sones, 20/04/2020 22:26
Left angry: 'Corrupt dirty-deal'

Left angry: 'Corrupt dirty-deal'

Left-wing parties parties respond to unity government; MK Odeh: Gantz has legitimized annexation, racism, and corruption.'Mordechai Sones, 20/04/2020 20:25
'If elections are forced on us, we'll go with our heads held high'

'If elections are forced on us, we'll go with our heads held high'

Blue and White chairman accuses Netanyahu of aiming to take Israel to its fourth election in just over a year.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 17/04/2020 21:43
Gantz and Netanyahu to meet again after holiday

Gantz and Netanyahu to meet again after holiday

Following six-hour meeting, Netanyahu and Gantz agree to continue talks on a unity government after conclusion of Passover.Elad Benari, Canada, 14/04/2020 20:10
Peretz terminates alliance with Meretz

Peretz terminates alliance with Meretz

Labor chairman informs Meretz chairman that he will end the alliance between the parties. Tamar Zandberg on Peretz: Opportunist and a cheat.Hezki Baruch, 05/04/2020 04:38
Is Israel on its way to a fourth election?

Is Israel on its way to a fourth election?

Benny Gantz, although backed by only the remnants of his Blue and Whtie Party, is making demands that would leave right wing ministers sans key positions. Barry Shaw, 01/04/2020 22:07
First Ethiopian born minister in the Israeli government?

First Ethiopian born minister in the Israeli government?

MK Penina Tamanu Shata in interview after leaving Yesh Atid: 'It isn't same party I joined in 2013; Gantz made very courageous decision.'Hezki Baruch, 31/03/2020 21:57
Yamina open letter to Netanyahu demands clarifications

Yamina open letter to Netanyahu demands clarifications

Six Yamina members send letter to Prime Minister, saying he 'sold all the Right's important values,' demand clarification. The full letter:Mordechai Sones, 30/03/2020 17:10
US Jewish leaders welcome progress in Israel's coalition talks

US Jewish leaders welcome progress in Israel's coalition talks

Heads of Conference of Presidents: The Jewish State needs a stable government in place now more than ever.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2020 06:46
Compromise to allow continued government negotiations fails

Compromise to allow continued government negotiations fails

Likud and Blue and White discuss possibility Benny Gantz himself be appointed Knesset Speaker to continue talks between the two parties.Mordechai Sones, 26/03/2020 14:44
Gantz and Netanyahu speak, emergency government on the way?

Gantz and Netanyahu speak, emergency government on the way?

PM, Blue and White chairman speak on phone following President Rivlin’s call for unity, order parties’ negotiating teams to meet.Hezki Baruch, 25/03/2020 23:23
I pray that we never forget Gantz's, Ya'alon's and Ashkenazi's perfidy

I pray that we never forget Gantz's, Ya'alon's and Ashkenazi's perfidy

They have committed perfidy and for a split second of quick math, the Center-Left 46 seems to be 61. That “61” will last even less time than did Roger Maris’s 61-home run record of 1961 but they only want it long enough to oust Netanyahu.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 23/03/2020 04:01
Officials: Blue and White in agreement on most issues

Officials: Blue and White in agreement on most issues

Officials in Likud and Blue and White: Main dispute in talks on emergency government resolved. Ball is now in the court of Lapid and Gantz.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/03/2020 23:32
Gantz promises chaos and confusion in Israel for next six weeks

Gantz promises chaos and confusion in Israel for next six weeks

Gantz and his Netanyahu-hating coalition partners are ready to cosy up to and embrace 15 Joint List Knesset members who revile them, Netanyahu and the Jewish State. David Singer, 17/03/2020 14:37
Gantz to Netanyahu: When you're serious - we'll talk

Gantz to Netanyahu: When you're serious - we'll talk

Blue and White rejects PM's proposals for unity gov't or emergency gov't. "Don't manipulate the citizens of Israel."Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2020 14:37
Former Deputy Chief of Staff: Include Joint List in government

Former Deputy Chief of Staff: Include Joint List in government

MK Yair Golan: Coronavirus outbreak does not differentiate between Jews and Arabs.Ben Ariel, 13/03/2020 06:14
Gantz agrees to discuss formation of unity government

Gantz agrees to discuss formation of unity government

Blue and White leader expresses openness to unity government to fight against coronavirus with Netanyahu.Gary Willig, 12/03/2020 21:59
Netanyahu to Gantz: Let's meet tonight

Netanyahu to Gantz: Let's meet tonight

PM Netanyahu meets President Rivlin, calls for Blue and White to join him in national unity government to combat coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/03/2020 21:50
Interior Minister Deri calls to establish national emergency government

Interior Minister Deri calls to establish national emergency government

Interior Minister asks: 'How can Gantz be allowed to handle this war? He wouldn't know the first thing to do.'Mordechai Sones, 12/03/2020 11:45
MK Ayelet Shaked: 'Sign of moral bankruptcy' to form minority gv't with Arab support

MK Ayelet Shaked: 'Sign of moral bankruptcy' to form minority gv't with Arab support

MK and former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked describes various scenarios for unity government: 'Politicians need to come to their senses.'Arutz Sheva staff, 10/03/2020 12:27
Poll: Right-wing bloc strengthens slightly

Poll: Right-wing bloc strengthens slightly

Survey finds majority of Israelis on both sides of political aisle want Blue and White, Likud to form unity government following election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/02/2020 17:30
Netanyahu and Gantz could complete in 2020 what began in 1920

Netanyahu and Gantz could complete in 2020 what began in 1920

It would be a national disgrace and betrayal of Jews worldwide if Israel’s political parties allowed their differences and personal rivalries to stymie the opportunity to finalize the area of the Jewish National Home with Trump in office. David Singer, 10/12/2019 18:26
Gantz: Netanyahu has become a burden on Likud members

Gantz: Netanyahu has become a burden on Likud members

Blue and White chairman: The State of Israel needs a unifying leader who respects law enforcement agencies and does not attack them.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/11/2019 22:03
Edelstein meets with Deri

Edelstein meets with Deri

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein meets with Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri in attempt to prevent third elections.Mordechai Sones, 28/11/2019 13:56
These are the disputes between Likud and Blue and White

These are the disputes between Likud and Blue and White

Likud and Blue and White disagree on several issues, preventing the sides from moving forward with unity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2019 00:04
Dichter: Blue and White's demand is 'arrogant'

Dichter: Blue and White's demand is 'arrogant'

Deputy Defense Minister blasts Blue and White for conditioning unity on replacing Prime Minister Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 27/11/2019 06:22
Gantz and Netanyahu meet, no progress made

Gantz and Netanyahu meet, no progress made

Gantz and Prime Minister Netanyahu hold crucial meeting 25 hours before expiry of Gantz's mandate to form a government.Elad Benari, 20/11/2019 00:24
MK Sa'ar: Challenges of national security justify national unity

MK Sa'ar: Challenges of national security justify national unity

Member of Foreign Affairs and Defense Cmte addresses escalation, asserting that situation requires establishment of broad unity gov't.Hezki Baruch, 13/11/2019 22:56
Haredi MK: There won't be a government in the near future

Haredi MK: There won't be a government in the near future

MK Uri Maklev pessimistic about unity government being formed so long as Gantz has the mandate to form a government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2019 05:40
Rabin’s policies can help break Gantz-Netanyahu deadlock

Rabin’s policies can help break Gantz-Netanyahu deadlock

If Gantz would only adopt Rabin's clear policy negating a Palestinian Arab state in Judea and Samaria, Israel could have a real unity government. David Singer, 08/11/2019 15:55
'Unity government is dead - Israel headed for another election'

'Unity government is dead - Israel headed for another election'

Senior political source says gap between Blue and White and Likud, particularly over issue of PM's legal situation, is unbridgeable.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/11/2019 08:53
Bennett requests unity from Gantz and Netanyahu

Bennett requests unity from Gantz and Netanyahu

New Right Party head speaks at memorial event for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, implores Netanyahu and Gantz who attended to form unity government.Mordechai Sones, 04/11/2019 16:40
Smotrich: The bloc is stable

Smotrich: The bloc is stable

Transportation Minister warns: Dismantling the right-wing bloc will create a dangerous left-wing government.Nitsan Keidar, 04/11/2019 04:31