2021 Elections

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Joint List head Ahmad Tibi refuses to condemn deadly terror attack at Tapuah junction

Joint List head Ahmad Tibi refuses to condemn deadly terror attack at Tapuah junction

Tibi dodges question, replies that 'the occupation is the source of all evil.' Is this your coalition partner, Yair Lapid?Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 11:23
Right-wing party leaders to meet with PM today - without Yamina head Naftali Bennett

Right-wing party leaders to meet with PM today - without Yamina head Naftali Bennett

Netanyahu reportedly wants right-wing leaders to promise not to negotiate with 'bloc of change.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 10:08
Netanyahu: Bennett seeks a dangerous left-wing government

Netanyahu: Bennett seeks a dangerous left-wing government

PM accuses Yamina party of betraying the right and their promises in seeking government with Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 20:51
New Hope to Pres. Rivlin: Yair Lapid should form next government

New Hope to Pres. Rivlin: Yair Lapid should form next government

In a letter to Pres. Rivlin, New Hope party recommends Yesh Atid chief be tapped to form next government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 13:46
Bezalel Smotrich to Ayelet Shaked: 'Now it's your turn'

Bezalel Smotrich to Ayelet Shaked: 'Now it's your turn'

MK Smotrich, chair of Religious Zionism, urges Yamina's number two to oppose government with center-left parties. 'Prove you have ethics.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 12:11
Report: Netanyahu demands responsibility for relations with world powers

Report: Netanyahu demands responsibility for relations with world powers

PM Netanyahu demanding that he remain responsible for Israel's relations with US, Russia, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 10:01
MK Mansour Abbas: 'I agreed to meet with Rabbi Druckman - I did not ask'

MK Mansour Abbas: 'I agreed to meet with Rabbi Druckman - I did not ask'

MK Mansour Abbas, head of the United Arab List, says he agreed to meet with leading rabbi. 'We're not terror supporters.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 08:56
Poll: Yamina strengthens, Likud weakens

Poll: Yamina strengthens, Likud weakens

New polls shows if elections were held today Likud would lose 2 seats while Yesh Atid and Yamina would gain 4 each.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 21:14
Yamina to support direct elections for PM

Yamina to support direct elections for PM

Yamina party to support fast-tracking bill to hold direct election for PM as alternative to fifth elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 17:04
Rabbi Elyakim Levanon: 'Netanyahu should resign his position'

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon: 'Netanyahu should resign his position'

Rabbi Levanon 'won't rule out any options, but the best and most correct is for PM Netanyahu to resign his position and become Foreign Min.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 13:27
Meretz head, Nitzan Horowitz: We can have functioning government within days

Meretz head, Nitzan Horowitz: We can have functioning government within days

Meretz party head Nitzan Horowitz said coalition impasse could be solved in days and called for Lapid to be handed mandate to form gov't.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 15:56
Sa'ar rules out sitting on Netanyahu-led government, blasts handling of Meron disaster

Sa'ar rules out sitting on Netanyahu-led government, blasts handling of Meron disaster

New Hope chairman chastized the government's handling of Meron disaster, calling for indepenent investigation into tragedy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 15:37
Report: Rivlin won't hold further consultations

Report: Rivlin won't hold further consultations

Israeli Pres. Rivlin will not hold consultations regarding who to ask to form a government, source says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 14:14
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Give a minority government a chance

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Give a minority government a chance

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, rabbi of Tzfat, urges minority government with support of United Arab List. 'We need to give it a chance.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 11:06
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
Ayelet Shaked: In a few days, things will be more clear

Ayelet Shaked: In a few days, things will be more clear

MK Ayelet Shaked urges prayers for injured in Meron disaster, says party is working to form 'good and stable government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/05/2021 23:12
Mike Huckabee: Praying my friends Naftali Bennett and Gideon Sa'ar join PM Netanyahu

Mike Huckabee: Praying my friends Naftali Bennett and Gideon Sa'ar join PM Netanyahu

Former Gov. of Arkansas tweets support for right-wing government, urges Yamina, New Hope, to join Likud-led coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 13:10
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
Report: New Hope and Yamina to merge

Report: New Hope and Yamina to merge

MKs Gideon Sa'ar, Naftali Bennett, in talks to merge their parties, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 08:24
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: 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
Survey: Over 25% of Chabad voters regret supporting Smotrich

Survey: Over 25% of Chabad voters regret supporting Smotrich

Survey on Chabad website shows over a quarter of those who voted for Religious Zionism regret their choice.Ben Shaul, 28/04/2021 15:53
MK Maklev: 'Obvious that Bennett reached agreement with the Left'

MK Maklev: 'Obvious that Bennett reached agreement with the Left'

'We won't sit in a government with partners who want to throw us into the garbage dump,' UTJ's MK Uri Maklev says.Michal Levi, 28/04/2021 14:16
MK Esawi Frej slams MK Naftali Bennett: 'He doesn't have the guts to be PM'

MK Esawi Frej slams MK Naftali Bennett: 'He doesn't have the guts to be PM'

Meretz party's MK Frej says MK Bennett 'doesn't have the courage' to be PM, government of change will bring 'painful compromises.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/04/2021 09:57
Rivlin likely to give mandate to Bennett or Lapid

Rivlin likely to give mandate to Bennett or Lapid

President reportedly leaning towards giving mandate to Bennett or Lapid if PM fails to build gov't, rather than sending mandate to Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/04/2021 07:48
Haredi MK claims Religious Zionist colleague 'destroying Torah world'

Haredi MK claims Religious Zionist colleague 'destroying Torah world'

MK Yisrael Eichler slams MK Bezalel Smotrich for refusing to sit with United Arab List, says Smotrich 'wants to destroy Torah world.'Ben Shaul, 27/04/2021 17:16
'Merav Michaeli will play central and influential role in the government'

'Merav Michaeli will play central and influential role in the government'

Labor party holding negotiations with Yesh Atid, will demand at least one important ministry, communications adviser said.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2021 12:11
New poll: Likud - 30, Yesh Atid - 19

New poll: Likud - 30, Yesh Atid - 19

New poll shows Likud, Yesh Atid, as only parties with two-digit numbers of seats.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/04/2021 21:29
Poll: Who would benefit from new elections?

Poll: Who would benefit from new elections?

Majority of Likud voters say Netanyahu should step aside, let other Likud member form government if his mandate runs out with no coalition.David Rosenberg, 23/04/2021 10:58
Dep. Min. Meir Porush: 'I have no complaints against Bezalel Smotrich'

Dep. Min. Meir Porush: 'I have no complaints against Bezalel Smotrich'

Dep. Ed. Min. Porush says Religious Zionism made 'a commitment to voters' not to join Arab-supported gov't. 'I have no complaints.'Ben Shaul, 22/04/2021 16:54
Yamina won't support anti-Netanyahu bill

Yamina won't support anti-Netanyahu bill

Yamina officials clarify: Party won't support anti-Netanyahu legislation, because it is 'personal.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 11:09
Likud coalition talks with Yamina reach impasse

Likud coalition talks with Yamina reach impasse

'Bennett is heading towards a left-wing government,' Likud accuses, as negotiations with Yamina break down.Hezki Baruch, 21/04/2021 15:06
President Rivlin expected to hand mandate directly to Knesset

President Rivlin expected to hand mandate directly to Knesset

With 2 weeks left for Netanyahu to form government, expectations grow that President won't nominate second candidate if PM fails.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2021 08:58
Head of Arab-Israeli party: Netanyahu can't be trusted

Head of Arab-Israeli party: Netanyahu can't be trusted

Head of the Arab-Israeli party that failed to pass threshold warns against siding with Netanyahu, says PM has repeatedly betrayed allies.Dalit Halevi, 20/04/2021 22:37
Prime Minister Netanyahu appeals to MK Bezalel Smotrich: Help prevent 5th elections

Prime Minister Netanyahu appeals to MK Bezalel Smotrich: Help prevent 5th elections

Netanyahu asked Religious Zionism party chairman Bezalel Smotrich to support his bid for direct elections for Prime Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2021 22:10
MK Yinon Azoulay: 'We won't work with Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid'

MK Yinon Azoulay: 'We won't work with Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid'

'In politics anything is possible, we may not be in the next government,' Shas MK Azoulay says.103FM, 20/04/2021 13:09
Key Netanyahu rival rejects plan for direct elections

Key Netanyahu rival rejects plan for direct elections

New Hope chief rejects plan to hold special elections for prime minister. 'You can't change the rules in the middle of the game.'Hezki Baruch, 19/04/2021 15:09
Netanyahu pushing bill for direct election of Prime Minister

Netanyahu pushing bill for direct election of Prime Minister

PM adopts Bennett's plan to return to direct elections for premier to end political deadlock. Bill could be submitted as early as this week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 20:16
Political expert: Smotrich has 'burned' Netanyahu

Political expert: Smotrich has 'burned' Netanyahu

Journalist Gil Hoffman says Religious Zionism's Bezalel Smotrich may be the only one interested in another round of elections.i24NEWS, 18/04/2021 12:59
The Likud's 'Bennett Bill'

The Likud's 'Bennett Bill'

Likud offered Yamina legislative protection against being fired from government, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2021 22:40
PM Netanyahu to Gideon Sa'ar: 'The Likud is your home, you were raised here'

PM Netanyahu to Gideon Sa'ar: 'The Likud is your home, you were raised here'

PM Netanyahu calls on New Hope chief to join right-wing nationalist gov't: 'Now isn't the time to form a leftist government.'Hezki Baruch, 16/04/2021 15:24
Sovereignty Movement to New Hope: Come back to the rightist bloc

Sovereignty Movement to New Hope: Come back to the rightist bloc

Pro-sovereignty activists urged Ze'ev Elkin and other New Hope leaders to help form right-wing government.Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, 14/04/2021 11:51
'PM can't build government with defectors from other parties'

'PM can't build government with defectors from other parties'

Likud, Yamina focusing their efforts on convincing Smotrich to drop his opposition to building coalition with support of Islamist party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2021 09:22
Netanyahu offering Yamina all ministries held by Blue & White

Netanyahu offering Yamina all ministries held by Blue & White

PM meets with Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem Tuesday afternoon, while Yamina and Likud negotiating teams meet for coalition talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 12:25
Netanyahu, Bennett to hold third meeting

Netanyahu, Bennett to hold third meeting

Yamina chief to meet with Prime Minister Tuesday in bid to reach deal for formation of right-wing government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 08:52
Likud, Yamina negotiating teams met in secret

Likud, Yamina negotiating teams met in secret

Netanyahu and Bennett keeping in close contact over last few days, with coalition negotiations beginning in secret on Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 22:27
Meretz MK: We won't support Netanyahu for president

Meretz MK: We won't support Netanyahu for president

MK Nitzan Horowitz urges leaders of 'bloc for change' to begin coalition negotiations immediately, says PM Netanyahu 'endangers' Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 15:45
Bennett: Netanyahu can count us in for a right-wing government

Bennett: Netanyahu can count us in for a right-wing government

'We will do everything possible to prevent fifth elections,' Yamina chair MK Bennett says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 14:54
Report: PM Netanyahu to focus efforts on Gideon Sa'ar after giving up on Bezalel Smotrich

Report: PM Netanyahu to focus efforts on Gideon Sa'ar after giving up on Bezalel Smotrich

PM Netanyahu is convinced Religious Zionism won't join government backed by United Arab List, officials say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 10:02
Sources: 'Bennett trying to prevent formation of a right-wing government'

Sources: 'Bennett trying to prevent formation of a right-wing government'

'Not only is Naftali Bennett not helping form a government, he's trying to prevent the formation of a right-wing government,' sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 08:26
Deri to Sa'ar: Let's form a right-wing government

Deri to Sa'ar: Let's form a right-wing government

Shas chairman calls on Gideon Sa'ar and Naftali Bennett to join a right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 05:15
Yisrael Beytenu MK reveals offer she received from the Likud

Yisrael Beytenu MK reveals offer she received from the Likud

MK Yulia Malinovsky claims she was offered a spot on the Likud slate and a senior ministerial portfolio of her choice.Ben Ariel, 12/04/2021 04:43
Liberman: 'Bennett received a generous offer - he must not pass it up'

Liberman: 'Bennett received a generous offer - he must not pass it up'

MK Liberman urges Yamina chief MK Bennett not to miss opportunity to be first in rotation for PM: 'Netanyahu will try to eliminate him.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/04/2021 23:27
Bennett: 'We'll join a right-wing government - if Smotrich joins, too'

Bennett: 'We'll join a right-wing government - if Smotrich joins, too'

Yamina's MK Bennett promises to help form right-wing government - but will work with the other side if PM Netanyahu fails, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/04/2021 20:48
'Smotrich is torpedoing Netanyahu-Bennett rapprochement'

'Smotrich is torpedoing Netanyahu-Bennett rapprochement'

Discord on the Right? Netanyahu outraged after Religious Zionist Party chief blasts Bennett ahead of Bennett's meeting with PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/04/2021 08:55
Bennett and Netanyahu hold meeting 'in positive atmosphere'

Bennett and Netanyahu hold meeting 'in positive atmosphere'

Yamina chairman meets Prime Minister at his residence in Balfour, after years in which Netanyahu refrained from inviting Bennett there.Ido Ben Porat, 08/04/2021 23:18
Hamodia daily criticizes Smotrich voters

Hamodia daily criticizes Smotrich voters

Hamodia daily criticizes haredim who voted for Religious Zionism party: 'Is MK Smotrich appropriate or willing to represent haredi Jews?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 10:34