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Bennett pushing to receive mandate to form government

Bennett pushing to receive mandate to form government

Yamina chief working to win over New Hope, United Arab List to back his bid to become prime minister. Will Rivlin choose Bennett over Lapid?Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 07:52
President expected to give Lapid mandate to form government

President expected to give Lapid mandate to form government

President Rivlin likely to nominate Opposition Leader for premiership after Netanyahu's mandate to form government expires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 08:13
Bennett and Lapid disagree: Who will get the mandate?

Bennett and Lapid disagree: Who will get the mandate?

With 2 days before Netanyahu's mandate to form government expires, Yesh Atid fears Bennett could use mandate to work with Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 08:06
Lapid agrees to Bennett's, Sa'ar's demands

Lapid agrees to Bennett's, Sa'ar's demands

Yesh Atid leader agrees to have 24 ministers in 'change' government, giving Yamina and New Hope more ministries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 22:50
Bennett and Sa'ar set terms for unity government with Lapid

Bennett and Sa'ar set terms for unity government with Lapid

Yamina and New Hope negotiating teams lay down their demands during talks with Yesh Atid as plans drawn up for alternative government.Hezki Baruch, 29/04/2021 18:46
Yamina, Yesh Atid, New Hope hold joint coalition talks

Yamina, Yesh Atid, New Hope hold joint coalition talks

Negotiating teams from Yesh Atid, Yamina, New Hope in talks since Thursday morning in attempt to lay foundation for alternative government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 17:07
Sources: 'Ayelet Shaked trying to prevent coalition headed by Naftali Bennett & Yair Lapid

Sources: 'Ayelet Shaked trying to prevent coalition headed by Naftali Bennett & Yair Lapid

Yamina's MK Ayelet Shaked making it difficult for 'bloc for change' to form coalition, source within bloc says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 10:11
Lapid, Bennett seek to finalize distribution of ministerial portfolios by Saturday night

Lapid, Bennett seek to finalize distribution of ministerial portfolios by Saturday night

Yesh Atid chairman and Yamina chairman meet with members of "bloc of change" and formulate up-to-date list of demands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 04:05
Report: Internal disagreement in Yamina

Report: Internal disagreement in Yamina

Senior members of "bloc of change": Bennett fears that two members of Yamina will not support government led by Bennett and Lapid.Ben Ariel, 28/04/2021 02:06
First agreement between Bennett-Lapid-Liberman

First agreement between Bennett-Lapid-Liberman

Under agreement, issues of religion and state to be determined in accordance with spirit of Tzohar rabbinical organizationArutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 20:54
Lapid: Israel needs a unity government - with parties from the Right, Left, and Center

Lapid: Israel needs a unity government - with parties from the Right, Left, and Center

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid makes overture to right-wing parties, urging them to join unity government to unseat Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 18:23
Yair Lapid misses Holocaust memorial ceremonies - to go on vacation

Yair Lapid misses Holocaust memorial ceremonies - to go on vacation

MK Lapid flies to US for vacation - on eve of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day. 'He's coming back for Independence Day.'Hezki Baruch, 08/04/2021 12:44
Lapid: I proposed Bennett be prime minister first

Lapid: I proposed Bennett be prime minister first

Yesh Atid leader says he is willing to let Bennett be PM first in rotation agreement to remove "dangerous" Netanyahu from power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/04/2021 20:43
Could haredi MKs help Lapid build a government?

Could haredi MKs help Lapid build a government?

Officials close to Bennett urge UTJ to consider joining government with Yesh Atid, saying Lapid is willing to reach an accord with haredim.Hezki Baruch, 05/04/2021 14:17
Gantz: Blue and White will back Yair Lapid as PM

Gantz: Blue and White will back Yair Lapid as PM

Blue and White to recommend Yesh Atid chief for the premiership in consultations with President Rivlin. Shas nominates Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/04/2021 11:41
Lapid agrees to have Bennett serve as PM first in rotational deal

Lapid agrees to have Bennett serve as PM first in rotational deal

'We're on the verge of losing the government,' say senior Likud officials, as Lapid agrees to key Yamina demand in latest overture.David Rosenberg, 04/04/2021 22:45
Report: Bennett offered Premiership by right and left

Report: Bennett offered Premiership by right and left

Yamina chairman meets Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid for first time since election. Netanyahu offers rotation deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/04/2021 07:51
Bennett will not recommend Lapid

Bennett will not recommend Lapid

Yamina chairman will likely recommend himself to be PM in meeting with President Rivlin next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2021 21:30
Bennett, Netanyahu to meet tomorrow

Bennett, Netanyahu to meet tomorrow

Bennett and Lapid to meet Saturday night to discuss formation of government following last week's elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2021 16:20
Poll: 'Change bloc' wants Lapid to give PM position to Bennett to oust Netanyahu

Poll: 'Change bloc' wants Lapid to give PM position to Bennett to oust Netanyahu

80% of Israelis dissatisfied with election results and believe a 5th election is likely. according to new survey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2021 22:09
Sa'ar to Lapid: I put the ego aside, now it's your turn

Sa'ar to Lapid: I put the ego aside, now it's your turn

New Hope chairman calls on Yesh Atid chairman to stop the process of collecting recommendations.Hezki Baruch, 31/03/2021 02:04
Gantz calls on Lapid, Bennett and Sa'ar: Let's sit down

Gantz calls on Lapid, Bennett and Sa'ar: Let's sit down

Blue and White chairman calls on fellow party leaders to hold 4-way meeting to form coalition to replace Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/03/2021 15:48
New Hope: 'Lapid's attempt to form government is doing damage'

New Hope: 'Lapid's attempt to form government is doing damage'

'No option to form government without Naftali Bennett being first in rotation for prime minister,' New Hope sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/03/2021 10:43
'Lapid wants a hard Left government backed by Arab parties'

'Lapid wants a hard Left government backed by Arab parties'

Yamina officials say Yair Lapid is not interested in 'reconciliation coalition', but instead wants to build far-left government.Hezki Baruch, 28/03/2021 22:08
Arab faction leader meets with Lapid, issues demands for gov't

Arab faction leader meets with Lapid, issues demands for gov't

United Arab List chief meets with Lapid, demanding legalization of illegal Bedouin towns, freezing of law to combat illegal construction.Hezki Baruch, 28/03/2021 19:57
Report: Bloc opposing Netanyahu planning 'government of healing'

Report: Bloc opposing Netanyahu planning 'government of healing'

The "national healing" government will be headed by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/03/2021 00:23
Lapid: There won’t be a government based on the votes of the racists and homophobes

Lapid: There won’t be a government based on the votes of the racists and homophobes

Yesh Atid chairman: At the moment, Netanyahu doesn’t have 61 seats but the change bloc does.Elad Benari, 24/03/2021 00:58
Lapid: Likud government will be racist, homophobic, and dangerous

Lapid: Likud government will be racist, homophobic, and dangerous

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid warns that if Netanyahu is reelected, government will 'take your money and give it to people who don't work.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/03/2021 10:32
Last-minute promises - Naftali Bennett's promise not to sit in Lapid-led government true?

Last-minute promises - Naftali Bennett's promise not to sit in Lapid-led government true?

After a year of Corona, anti-Netanyahu demonstrations, and broken promises from all sides, Israeli voters ready to return to the polls.ILTV, 22/03/2021 22:24
Bennett: I will not lend a hand to a government headed by Lapid

Bennett: I will not lend a hand to a government headed by Lapid

Yamina chairman signs a document in which he commits not to sit in a government under Yair Lapid.Elad Benari, 22/03/2021 01:12
Bennett to Arutz Sheva: I won't help Lapid form a government

Bennett to Arutz Sheva: I won't help Lapid form a government

Yamina chairman dismisses Likud claim he intends to form a government with the Left. 'I won't help Lapid even in a rotation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2021 13:40
Yair Lapid to PM Netanyahu: 'Come to a debate tonight'

Yair Lapid to PM Netanyahu: 'Come to a debate tonight'

'The Israeli public deserves a debate, they deserve answers,' MK Lapid says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/03/2021 18:58
Labor chairwoman: If a small party falls - it'll be Lapid's fault

Labor chairwoman: If a small party falls - it'll be Lapid's fault

Labor Party chairwoman Merav Michaeli: Gantz is interested in a fifth election, there is no reason to vote for him.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/03/2021 23:54
Bennett to Netanyahu: I do not work for you, I will not make Lapid Prime Minister

Bennett to Netanyahu: I do not work for you, I will not make Lapid Prime Minister

Yamina chairman responds to Netanyahu's video in which Netanyahu asked Bennett to commit not to form a government with Yair Lapid.Ido Ben Porat, 18/03/2021 23:36
PM Netanyahu: 'It's either us - or a failing government'

PM Netanyahu: 'It's either us - or a failing government'

PM Netanyahu urges Likud voters: 'I ask each and every one of you to bring three Likud members to the voting booth. It's us - or Lapid.'Ido Ben Porat, 18/03/2021 14:21
Yair Lapid: 'We're an iron wall against Netanyahu'

Yair Lapid: 'We're an iron wall against Netanyahu'

'Netanyahu government is a non-Zionist government, in which Likud is completely subservient,' Yesh Atid chair claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 11:25
Report: Lapid held secret meeting with Ra'am leader

Report: Lapid held secret meeting with Ra'am leader

The chairman of Yesh Atid met the chairman of Ra'am about five weeks ago, according to Channel 12 News.Ben Ariel, 17/03/2021 04:08
Netanyahu, Lapid to hold pre-election debate?

Netanyahu, Lapid to hold pre-election debate?

PM agrees to Yesh Atid leader's demand to hold a debate ahead of next week's election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2021 18:06
'We need Meretz to cross the threshold'

'We need Meretz to cross the threshold'

Yesh Atid chief says Netanyahu critics need to back 'large governing party', but encourages some voters to back Meretz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2021 14:48
Gantz criticizes Lapid: Not the way a leader should behave

Gantz criticizes Lapid: Not the way a leader should behave

Blue and White chairman: Lapid is attacking the members of his own bloc. That's not how the leader of the bloc should behave.Elad Benari, 16/03/2021 06:41
Chabad against Yair Lapid?

Chabad against Yair Lapid?

High Council of Chabad Rabbis recounts Yair Lapid's threats to the movement but warns followers against taking political stance.Michal Levy, 15/03/2021 22:58
Yesh Atid MK: We don't work for Netanyahu

Yesh Atid MK: We don't work for Netanyahu

MK Meir Cohen blasts Netanyahu: He will not dictate to us what we say and what we do not say.103FM, 11/03/2021 05:16
Moshe Ya'alon backs Yair Lapid's run for prime minister: 'He is worthy'

Moshe Ya'alon backs Yair Lapid's run for prime minister: 'He is worthy'

In first since Knesset dissolution, Telem leader Moshe Ya'alon announces support for a candidate.Hezki Baruch, 10/03/2021 14:22
Sa'ar: Bibi, what are you afraid of? Come to a debate

Sa'ar: Bibi, what are you afraid of? Come to a debate

New Hope chairman calls on Prime Minister to debate him ahead of the elections.Yonatan Gottlieb, 10/03/2021 00:07
'Lapid tore the mask off the bluff'

'Lapid tore the mask off the bluff'

Religious Zionist Party responds after Yesh Atid chairman says that he may permit another party to head an alternative government.Hezki Baruch, 09/03/2021 00:08
Senior officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked us not to rule out Lapid

Senior officials in haredi parties: Sa'ar asked us not to rule out Lapid

Report: Shas and United Torah Judaism in disagreement on whether to consider joining government with Sa'ar and Bennett.Ben Ariel, 08/03/2021 05:14
Netanyahu launches election campaign: Has anyone seen Lapid?

Netanyahu launches election campaign: Has anyone seen Lapid?

Prime Minister attacks Yesh Atid chairman at opening of Likud's election campaign: Lapid is hiding.Hezki Baruch, 04/03/2021 05:05
Bennett: I will not transfer power to the left

Bennett: I will not transfer power to the left

Yamina chairman: I have no problem with Lapid being in a government headed by the national camp. I do not disqualify Sa'ar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/02/2021 06:06
Lapid: Smotrich is a terror supporter

Lapid: Smotrich is a terror supporter

Yesh Atid chief calls Religious Zionist Party chairman 'terror supporter'. Smotrich fires back: 'You should be embarrassed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2021 14:30
Holding Yair Lapid up to Chabad for comparison

Holding Yair Lapid up to Chabad for comparison

Right now, Chabad is reaching across Texas, where temperatures are below freezing and people are without electricity. Where is Lapid? Op-ed.Ra'anan Elozory, 20/02/2021 19:30
Yair Lapid: 'I am not persecuting anyone - especially not Chabad'

Yair Lapid: 'I am not persecuting anyone - especially not Chabad'

MK Lapid responds to report that he threatened Chabad, says he won't persecute anyone - especially not 'good friends' from Chabad.Hezki Baruch, 19/02/2021 14:10
Naftali Bennett: 'I'm eternally grateful to Chabad, Chabad is always there for us'

Naftali Bennett: 'I'm eternally grateful to Chabad, Chabad is always there for us'

MK Naftali Bennett slams MK Yair Lapid's 'embarrassing' threat to Chabad leader: 'Would he dare say such a thing to Meretz voters?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2021 12:12
Yair Lapid's threat to Chabad-Lubavitch

Yair Lapid's threat to Chabad-Lubavitch

Ahead of elections, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid calls up Chabad-Lubavitch leader to issue serious threat to movement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2021 09:53
Sa'ar position on sovereignty depends on coalition partners

Sa'ar position on sovereignty depends on coalition partners

New Hope head: 'If I'm partner with parties whose position on permanent settlement differs from mine, I won't agree to concessions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/02/2021 17:50
Yesh Atid unveils Knesset candidate list

Yesh Atid unveils Knesset candidate list

Yair Lapid's party is ready to submit its candidates for the 24th KnessetArutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2021 13:05
Lapid: We must not make statements that anger the new US administration

Lapid: We must not make statements that anger the new US administration

Yesh Atid chairman at INSS conference: If I'm elected PM, there will be no more 18 ministers, no more Alternate Prime Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/01/2021 02:12
Lapid: No talks with Gantz

Lapid: No talks with Gantz

Yesh Atid chairman says he is open to running together with Gantz, but no talks have occurred yet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/01/2021 09:02