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ISRAEL VOTES 2019

ISRAEL  VOTES 2019

News and updates about ISRAEL VOTES 2019

'Gideon Sa'ar is the right man in the right place'

Knesset members who support Gideon Sa'ar's candidacy explain what led them to understand that the Netanyahu era has ended.

'Gideon Sa'ar is the right man in the right place'player

Elections are here again: Will a coalition be formed this time?

Josh Hasten talks about the reverberating question: Why Israel needs another election campaign and whether it will make a real change.

Elections are here again: Will a coalition be formed this time?player

'Blue and White has signed a deal with the haredim'

MK Liberman slams alleged deal between Blue and White, haredim. 'This is the same party that promised its voters a secular unity gov't.'

'Blue and White has signed a deal with the haredim'

Liberman: 'The story of the blocs is over'

Yisrael Beytenu chair says Israel's third elections will bring a decision - as did the UK's.

Liberman: 'The story of the blocs is over'

Bennett: New Right will run independently

DM Bennett says party will run alone, promises to be 'national party' for 'the entire nation.'

Bennett: New Right will run independently

Likud minister: 'Netanyahu is the right person to lead Israel'

Min. Yoav Galant praises PM Netanyahu, says indictment irrelevant until trial ends.

Likud minister: 'Netanyahu is the right person to lead Israel'

Poll: Blue and White - 35, Likud - 33

New poll shows blocs would remain identical, despite Blue and White gaining two seats more than Likud.

Poll: Blue and White - 35, Likud - 33

'I'll support Netanyahu if I don't win the primaries'

Rival Likud candidate challenging Netanyahu says he'll lead party to victory, but promises to remain loyal even if he loses leadership race.

'I'll support Netanyahu if I don't win the primaries'

'Sa'ar is capable of bringing new voters to Likud'

Likud's MK Kisch says every MK has right to immunity, right-wing bloc grows with MK Sa'ar at its head.

'Sa'ar is capable of bringing new voters to Likud'

Blue & White turns down Likud's compromise offer

Blue & White rejects Likud offer to break up 55-MK rightist bloc in exchange for unity gov't, says Likud compromise only allows negotiation.

Blue & White turns down Likud's compromise offer

"Liberman a one-man bloc preventing formation of new gov't"

Who likes the 'eternal caretaker government which never ends?' This is who you should vote for.

"Liberman a one-man bloc preventing formation of new gov't"

Labor leader: We're holding elections because of one man only

MK Amir Peretz says elections are due to MK Liberman's 'racist hatred of Arabs and haredim.'

Labor leader: We're holding elections because of one man only

'I hope Liberman comes to his senses and prevents elections'

Min. Regev praises Petah Tikva conference, expresses hope that Yisrael Beytenu will join right-wing coalition and prevent elections.

'I hope Liberman comes to his senses and prevents elections'

Date for new elections announced

'We won't begin process of dissolving Knesset until Wednesday, so that party heads can try to prevent new elections,' Knesset speaker says.

Date for new elections announced

Liberman: 'No matter what I do, someone will be unhappy'

MK Liberman says voters from right and left complain about his decisions: 'Someone will always be unhappy with what we do.'

Liberman: 'No matter what I do, someone will be unhappy'

'Blue and White are acting like amateurs'

Former Kadima minister Haim Ramon criticizes Blue and White for 'amateurism,' says they 'failed twice,' 'need to separate.'

'Blue and White are acting like amateurs'

Former Labor leader: Gantz won't manage to replace Netanyahu

Avi Gabbay warns against new elections, urges MK Gantz to form unity government with Likud.

Former Labor leader: Gantz won't manage to replace Netanyahu

Knesset Speaker: 'Only unity government will prevent elections'

Yuli Edelstein urges unity gov't led by PM Netanyahu, MK Gantz, as 'only option' to prevent new elections.

Knesset Speaker: 'Only unity government will prevent elections'

'The two large parties have decided they prefer new elections'

MK Liberman, chair of the Yisrael Beytenu party, says PM Netanyahu, MK Gantz, think they'll come out victorious if new elections are held.

'The two large parties have decided they prefer new elections'

Netanyahu: 'Let the people decide between myself and Gantz'

PM Netanyahu urges direct elections. 'Blue and White says they know what the nation wants, so I'm in favor of letting the nation decide.'

Netanyahu: 'Let the people decide between myself and Gantz'

Bennett: 'New elections will cause us to miss opportunities'

DM Bennett calls on 'all responsible public servants' to form coalition by deadline, as Likud MK announces support for bid by MK Sa'ar.

Bennett: 'New elections will cause us to miss opportunities'

Initiative on the Left: Get 61 MKs to support Knesset Speaker

Labor's MK Barlev says he hopes Yuli Edelstein will make 'correct choice' and agree to try to form coalition if tapped by Pres. Rivlin.

Initiative on the Left: Get 61 MKs to support Knesset Speaker

'Netanyahu is turning every stone to promote elections'

Blue and White chairman: Netanyahu offered nothing that would prevent unnecessary elections.

'Netanyahu is turning every stone to promote elections'

Likud calls on Yisrael Beytenu, Labor, to join coalition

As municipal leaders call on MK Liberman to join coalition, Likud's Min. Katz turns to Yitzhak Rabin's successors.

Likud calls on Yisrael Beytenu, Labor, to join coalition

Liberman: We're going to elections

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says he does not intend to join a narrow government, is convinced that a unity government is no longer an option.

Liberman: We're going to elections

'It seems you want to go crazy'

Pres. Rivlin tells party leaders: 'Go crazy, but why drag the whole country with you?'

'It seems you want to go crazy'

Gantz: 'Netanyahu won't budge from his position'

Blue and White chairman claims refusal to negotiate is due to PM Netanyahu's 'refusal to budge.'

Gantz: 'Netanyahu won't budge from his position'

'Time for all Religious Zionist parties to unite'

MK Yogev calls on Religious Zionist parties across the spectrum to unite, emphasizes that 'none of them alone have electoral security.'

'Time for all Religious Zionist parties to unite'

Will a Messiah prevent an election?

Who can prevent the elections in Israel, which a large majority of the public thinks are unnecessary and will change nothing anyway?

Will a Messiah prevent an election?player

'Right-wing government is in danger, we need Likud primaries'

Yossi Dagan, Samaria leader, urges Likud primaries, ays MK Sa'ar is 'moral and worthy' candidate.

'Right-wing government is in danger, we need Likud primaries'

Likud minister: 'Netanyahu won't request immunity'

Economy Min. Cohen says PM Netanyahu believes he is innocent, won't request immunity.

Likud minister: 'Netanyahu won't request immunity'

'No unity government unless Gantz takes first turn as PM'

Blue and White refuses to continue meetings with Likud, citing lack of 'real progress.'

'No unity government unless Gantz takes first turn as PM'

Gantz: 'I will give Netanyahu a position befitting his status'

MK Gantz says he's willing to form a unity government - but only if he serves as PM for its first two years.

Gantz: 'I will give Netanyahu a position befitting his status'

Netanyahu: We have a historic opportunity

PM discusses call with Donald Trump on plans to apply sovereignty to Jordan Valley. 'Things we could have only dreamed of are happening.'

Netanyahu: We have a historic opportunity

Likud minister: 'Rare opportunity we must not miss'

Min. Elkin, Likud negotiator, says PM Netanyahu insisting on being first in rotation deal in order to apply sovereignty to Jordan Valley.

Likud minister: 'Rare opportunity we must not miss'

Blue and White no longer trying to gather support for coalition

Blue and White no longer working to get MK Gantz second chance at forming government, report says.

Blue and White no longer trying to gather support for coalition

'No reason Blue and White should be first in rotation deal'

'Even if there are elections, PM Netanyahu will continue in position for another half a year,' MK Shaked says.

'No reason Blue and White should be first in rotation deal'

Likud, Blue and White, work to gather support to form government

PM Netanyahu, MK Gantz, working to gather 61 signatures to request another chance at forming coalition.

Likud, Blue and White, work to gather support to form government

Knesset Speaker makes last-ditch attempt at unity government

Yuli Edelstein plans meetings with MK Liberman, UTJ leaders.

Knesset Speaker makes last-ditch attempt at unity government

Gantz: 'We're looking for options to form a unity government'

Blue and White leader meets local leaders in the Galilee.

Gantz: 'We're looking for options to form a unity government'