Sa'ar says national unity government is 'still on the table'
Netanyahu denies further reports that he was seeking a national unity government with the Zionist Union.
... Pubdate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:50:41 GMT
Israeli parties prepare legislative demands for Netanyahu's new coalition
Nearly all of the parties that recommended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the president plan to ask that the coalition agree to pass certain laws.
... Pubdate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:20:09 GMT
With full term possible, Netanyahu may outlast Ben-Gurion (and Obama)
If a miracle happens and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completes his entire next term in office, the next election would be held on November 5, 2019.
... Pubdate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:59:49 GMT
Arab sector turnout for recent elections reached 63.5%, polling data shows
In 2013, the Arab parties together received 349,000 votes compared to 444,000 in this election, an increase of 27.3%.
... Pubdate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:40:01 GMT
Joubran: Polls have to include parties that don’t pass threshold
The ruling came in response to a petition by the Green Leaf party.
... Pubdate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:35:35 GMT
Bayit Yehudi, Shas may reach agreement for sharing authority over Religious Services
The ministry was for a long time under Shas control, and since 1998 has rarely been out of the party’s authority.
... Pubdate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:28:55 GMT
Rivlin hears preferences of Knesset’s smaller factions
Rivlin told the Meretz faction that even though it is the smallest and has known its up and downs, it is an inalienable asset to Israeli politics.
... Pubdate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:14:09 GMT
Some 800,000 Israelis to give back to the community on ‘Good Deeds Day’
Good deeds day is a day that connects people of all ages, cultures and religions.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:27:06 GMT
Interim Knesset Speaker Peretz hopes to nix Passover recess
Knesset Speaker finds it unacceptable to go on break right after elections, seeks to change schedule.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:32:30 GMT
Rivlin to task Netanyahu with forming coalition after PM wins 67 recommendations
Kulanu and Yisrael Beytenu back Netanyahu as PM on Monday, securing his place atop new government.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:31:14 GMT
Analysis: Waiting for a Democratic pushback
The president views Netanyahu as a force disrupting what he sees as a chance for a lasting legacy – a deal to remove Iran’s nuclear threat.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 02:51:46 GMT
Group of disheartened voters call to punish periphery for election results
A new Facebook page called Lo Latet ('Do Not Give') urges to no longer donate to underprivileged municipalities that voted in favor of Likud.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:13:06 GMT
Joint List head vows to fight for Arabs’ rights
Ayman Odeh to fight to remove gaps on social and civil issues.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:02:27 GMT
Joint Arab List to file complaint against Netanyahu with Attorney General
“What does he prefer, that we throw stones instead of placing slips in the ballot box," Arab MK asks.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:46:05 GMT
Gafni says Finance Committee non-negotiable for UTJ
Haredi parties will likely seek to roll back some of the cuts made by last government's budget.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:53:15 GMT
Rivlin criticizes Netanyahu's election day comments about Arab voters
"The prime minister cannot be someone who chooses to use election tactics to incite against an entire population and to undermine their very citizenship," Joint Arab List leader says.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:16:09 GMT
Likud denies Zionist Union claim that Netanyahu sought unity government
Prime minister would not reach out to Herzog because of "deep ideological differences," Likud claims.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:33:03 GMT
On first day of consultations with Rivlin, parties give Netanyahu 51 nominations
President eager to see the appointment of a new government as quickly as possible; Netanyahu has 51 recommendations to Herzog's 24.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:42:11 GMT
Labor confirms Netanyahu sought unity government
Rivlin to start marathon talks with factions, Herzog calls on prime minister to ‘heal the rift he caused’ with comments on high Arab voter turnout.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:13:40 GMT
More settlers voted for Bayit Yehudi, data shows
Naftali Bennett’s party edges past Likud but lead narrows from previous election.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 03:51:57 GMT
MKs to take Knesset prep course at IDC
The four-part course teaches new MKs about the relationship between the Knesset and the cabinet, the press, regulatory bodies and more.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:35:23 GMT
Rivlin begins marathon consultations with party representatives to form coalition
President eager to see the appointment of a new government as quickly as possible and is not wasting any time, especially with Passover fast-approaching.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:37:35 GMT
US Congress speaker Boehner to visit Israel this month
Exact date of visit has yet to be fixed, but will happen before end of March, diplomats say.
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:19:37 GMT
Herzog, Livni blame their loss on racism
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog also blames the loss on statements made against right-wing and Orthodox Israelis by artist Yair Gerbuz and playwright Joshua Sobol.
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:06:29 GMT
Syrian rebel groups congratulate Netanyahu on his election victory
“We extend to you and the great leadership of the Israeli people our warmest congratulations and blessings in the democratic wedding witnessed by the State of Israel.”
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:24:34 GMT
Netanyahu to Fox: Comments over Arab voters need to be taken in context
The four-time prime minister of Israel clarified what he meant when he said on election day that Arab Israelis were turning up "in droves" to vote.
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:41:21 GMT
Likud warns coalition partners against greed
Netanyahu has already begun the process of forming his next government.
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:01:34 GMT
Final Knesset tally bumps female MKs up to 29
Newcomers include Oren Hazan, Nava Boker and Jackie Levy; Sole Ethiopian- Israeli MK will be Abraham Naguise.
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:52:33 GMT
As FinMin, Kahlon may face standoff against Netanyahu, coalition partners, BoI
While Kahlon has not come out against funding settlements per se, members of his party have said that the process should be more transparent.
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:11:40 GMT
Election aftermath: With eyes wide open
The country knows well that another Netanyahu government means tension with Obama and the world; That it nevertheless opted for this choice says much about how Israelis grasp their own reality.
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:32:33 GMT
Electoral strides in the Haredi and Arab sectors come at a cost, internal division and suspicion
The haredim are expected to be in the coalition and Arabs have increased their electoral strength, but will these successes help or hinder their integration?
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:24:41 GMT
The Prime Minister's strategists reveal how they seized the election from the jaws of defeat
“We decided that if we create a situation where people have to decide who they want as prime minister, people will prefer Netanyahu over Herzog.”
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:07:11 GMT
Diminished Bayit Yehudi members look to future
One of the founders of the party said that the party’s electoral showing was “foreseeable.”
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:01:47 GMT
Yisrael Beytenu picks up 6th Knesset seat for veteran Druse MK
Since becoming a politician, Hanad Amar has launched a national Druse youth after-school program.
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:32:14 GMT