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Deri shouts at Netanyahu as coalition negotiations drag on

Shas party furious after being forced to make even more concessions to allow other parties to reach agreements with Likud.

Deri shouts at Netanyahu as coalition negotiations drag on

This is the main disagreement between Religious Zionism and Likud

While Smotrich demands control of Civil Administration, Netanyahu worries policies will cause diplomatic conflicts with US, EU, report says.

This is the main disagreement between Religious Zionism & Likud

Likud MK: 'Our partners understand there's no choice but to form a government'

'The direction is positive, we want to complete the negotiations this week, ' Likud MK Miki Zohar says.

'Our partners understand there's no choice but to form a gov't'

Haredi party demands metro in Bnei Brak

United Torah Judaism demands subway run through Bnei Brak, insists that status quo for Sabbath observance be maintained.

Haredi party demands metro in Bnei Brak

MK Rabbi Eliyahu to INN: 'We will go back to controlling the Temple Mount'

Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu demands to take strong action against activists who hinder the IDF and strives to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem

'We will go back to controlling the Temple Mount'

MK Strock: 'The Negev and Galilee Ministry can't help the young settlements'

According to Strock, 'The residents of the young settlements are worried that this is just a car without a motor'

'Negev and Galilee Ministry can't help the young settlements'

Haredi MK: 'Likud not treating us as partners'

MK Meir Porush accuses Likud party of dragging its feet, not treating United Torah Judaism as partners.

Haredi MK: 'Likud not treating us as partners'

'Divide and conquer?' Haredi MK fumes

United Torah Judaism's MK Moshe Gafni fumes as Likud schedules separate meeting with Gafni's partner, MK Yitzhak Goldknopf.

'Divide and conquer?' Haredi MK fumes

Hanegbi: There will be enough ministries, positions for Likud members

Former Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi tells current party MKs not to worry about number of prominent ministries being given to other parties.

'There will be enough ministries, positions for Likud members'

Normalizing young settlements: The agreement between Likud and Otzma Yehudit

Sources involved in coalition negotiations detail the agreements between Likud and Otzma Yehudit on the issue of young settlements.

The agreement between Likud and Otzma Yehudit

Report: Netanyahu attempted to split Religious Zionism

Adviser to PM-designate Netanyahu offered Religious Zionism MK to serve as minister - in exchange for breaking off from party, report says.

Report: Netanyahu attempted to split Religious Zionism

Poll: Public approves of Ben Gvir's ministerial appointment

Things look different, however, for Aryeh Deri, Bezalel Smotrich and Miri Regev.

Public approves of Ben Gvir's ministerial appointment

Netanyahu and Deri aim to sign coalition agreement - Wednesday night

PM-designate Netanyahu and Shas chief Deri meet, aiming to sign coalition agreement on Wednesday night.

Netanyahu and Deri aim for coalition agreement Wednesday night

Likud releases coalition demands

Partial list of Likud demands includes raising soldiers' salaries, strengthening Knesset, and supporting settlements.

Likud releases coalition demands

Likud's Amir Ohana may become Foreign Minister, in place of Ron Dermer

Likud MK Ron Dermer no longer considered a candidate for Foreign Minister, MK Amir Ohana likely to take position instead, reports say.

Amir Ohana may become Foreign Minister, in place of Ron Dermer

Rabbi Eliyahu: 'There are haredi rabbis who I would not want to see as Chief Rabbi'

'First parameter for a chief rabbi is fear of Heaven,' Otzma Yehudit's Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu says.

'There are haredi rabbis who I don't want to see as Chief Rabbi'

Former ambassador: Mistake to give three ministries to one person

MK Danny Danon warns against granting Shas chief more than one ministry for himself. 'Not proper, from an operational standpoint.'

Former ambassador: Mistake to give 3 ministries to one person

MK Bitan is pessimistic: I know Smotrich - there will be problems every week

Likud MK disappointed with the conduct of the coalition negotiations.

'I know Smotrich - there will be problems every week'

Likud MK insists: Top portfolios must remain within Likud

MK Shlomo Karhi insists Finance, Defense, and Foreign ministries remain within the Likud.

Likud MK insists: Top portfolios must remain within Likud

Religious Zionism to Likud: 'We'll form a government together'

MK Bezalel Smotrich joins conference alongside Likud representatives, tells them that 'a good government will be formed in the coming days.'

Religious Zionism to Likud: 'We'll form a government together'

Otzma Yehudit MK: 'The crisis is real - if we need to, we'll be in the opposition'

MK Tzvika Fogel explains why party stopped negotiations with Likud, says it will keep its promises to the voters, or sit in the opposition.

'The crisis is real - if we need to, we'll be in the opposition'

Shas MK: 'Don't worry, Aryeh Deri will be a senior minister'

'New government must make real reforms to entire judicial system,' Shas MK Michael Malkieli stresses.

Shas MK: 'Don't worry, Aryeh Deri will be a senior minister'

Smotrich willing to forgo Defense Ministry - on one condition

Religious Zionism chief agrees to forgo Defense Ministry - but only if he receives responsibility for management of Judea & Samaria affairs.

Smotrich willing to forgo Defense Ministry - on one condition

Smotrich: 'We will keep to our demands, they can't turn us into an enemy'

Netanyahu supporters are attacking the Religious Zionism chair for standing by his demand to be Defense Minister in the next government.

'We will keep to our demands, they can't turn us into an enemy'

Likud offers Foreign Ministry to Smotrich

Netanyahu hopes to persuade Smotrich to drop demand for Defense or Finance portfolio.

Likud offers Foreign Ministry to Smotrich

Netanyahu offers compensation package to Smotrich

Netanyahu sends Religious Zionism's Smotrich offer of 'compensation package' in exchange for agreement to forgo Finance, Defense ministries.

Netanyahu offers compensation package to Smotrich

Ben-Gvir to Netanyahu: Appoint Smotrich to position of Defense Minister

MK Ben-Gvir calls for MK Smotrich to be given Defense Ministry, says move will allow right-wing policies. 'His demand is legitimate.'

Appoint Smotrich to position of Defense Minister

This is the compromise deal Netanyahu and Deri offered

It is not yet clear if Prime Minister-designate Netanyahu will succeed in forming a government by the middle of next week.

This is the compromise deal Netanyahu and Deri offered

Coalition talk compromise: Interior and Religious Affairs to Deri; Finance to Smotrich

Shas is expected to give up its hold on Finance Ministry, but in return, Religious Zionism will have to give up Religious Affairs Ministry.

Interior and Religious Affairs to Deri; Finance to Smotrich

Netanyahu sets deadline for forming government

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu sets middle of next week as deadline for swearing in new government.

Netanyahu sets deadline for forming government

Haredi MK: If Religious Zionism isn't in - neither is UTJ

Senior source in United Torah Judaism clarifies: If MK Smotrich isn't in the coalition, neither are we; victory belongs to the entire bloc.

Haredi MK: If Religious Zionism isn't in - neither is UTJ

Death penalty for terrorists? Likud, Otzma Yehudit, still in disagreement

Likud resistant to demand to legislate death penalty for terrorists holding Israeli citizenship.

Likud, Otzma Yehudit, still in disagreement

Netanyahu to Smotrich: Because of me you united with Ben-Gvir and have 14 seats

Details of contentious meeting between PM-designate, Religious Zionism party revealed. Smotrich: Because of me Silman left the coalition.

Because of me you united with Ben-Gvir and have 14 seats

Coalition negotiations remain deadlocked over defense, finance portfolios

PM-designate meets Shas chairman Deri for 20 minutes. 'A little patience, and with G-d's help we will establish a right-wing government.'

Coalition negotiations remain deadlocked over portfolios

Shas MK: Aryeh Deri could be a successful Defense Minister

Shas MK Uriel Busso says he believes party chief Aryeh Deri will be Finance Minister, but says he could succeed with 'any portfolio.'

Shas MK: Aryeh Deri could be a successful Defense Minister

Netanyahu to Smotrich: Choose any ministry - other than Defense or Finance

No progress in coalition talks between Prime Minister-designate Netanyahu and MK Smotrich - despite meeting between them.

Choose any ministry - other than Defense or Finance

Gantz to remain Defense Minister?

Defense Min. Benny Gantz may be offered to join coalition in exchange for remaining in his position, sources say.

Gantz to remain Defense Minister?

Shas chief's wife says husband won't take Defense Ministry

Yaffa Deri, wife of Shas chief Aryeh Deri, says her husband wants to help weaker sectors. 'From his perspective, he's in the Finance Min.'

Shas chief's wife says husband won't take Defense Ministry

Likud MK on Defense Ministry: 'Netanyahu won't be extorted'

'Likud will have a large number of portfolios, we insist on at least two of the three senior portfolios,' MK Miki Zohar says.

Likud MK on Defense Ministry: 'Netanyahu won't be extorted'

Haredi newspaper: 'Smotrich has no more than 7 MKs behind him'

Yated Ne'eman slams Religious Zionism chief MK Bezalel Smotrich for demanding Defense Ministry with 'no more than 7 MKs behind him.'

Haredi newspaper: 'Smotrich has no more than 7 MKs behind him'