2021 Elections (Page 2)

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MK Zandberg: 'We'll join any agreement Yesh Atid makes'

MK Zandberg: 'We'll join any agreement Yesh Atid makes'

'No government can be formed without representatives of the Arab population,' Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg says.103FM, 26/05/2021 10:40
Yesh Atid finalizes agreement with Meretz

Yesh Atid finalizes agreement with Meretz

Yesh Atid, Meretz, finalize coalition agreements ahead of deadline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2021 08:04
Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 22, Religious Zionism 8

Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 22, Religious Zionism 8

Netanyahu's lead over Yair Lapid falls to just 4 points in latest poll, with Israelis evenly divided between 'change' gov't, new elections.David Rosenberg, 23/05/2021 22:39
Yesh Atid to resume coalition talks

Yesh Atid to resume coalition talks

Lapid has 10 days left before his mandate expires.Hezki Baruch, 23/05/2021 20:09
Gaza operation influenced by failure to form government?

Gaza operation influenced by failure to form government?

Likud source claims PM Netanyahu is using Gaza operation to keep MK Lapid from forming government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2021 10:14
Report: Lapid looking to block Netanyahu from running for PM

Report: Lapid looking to block Netanyahu from running for PM

Opposition Leader reportedly planning series of laws to prevent Netanyahu from being tapped for premiership if Israel goes to fifth electionDavid Rosenberg, 19/05/2021 11:47
Israel headed for direct elections?

Israel headed for direct elections?

If fifth elections are held, MK Bennett has promised that they will be only for the position of PM, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2021 10:21
Bennett to Al-Jazeera: 'We'll hunt down every Hamas commander, every post, until we win'

Bennett to Al-Jazeera: 'We'll hunt down every Hamas commander, every post, until we win'

MK Naftali Bennett, Yamina chairman, speaks to Al Jazeera about the rocket fire and retaliatory strikes on Gaza, and about Israeli politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2021 13:04
'It all depends on Abbas' say members of 'bloc for change'

'It all depends on Abbas' say members of 'bloc for change'

Despite the violence, Lapid and his supporters continue efforts to build 'unity government' - even with the United Arab List.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2021 10:53
Gideon Sa'ar meets Israel's President Reuven Rivlin

Gideon Sa'ar meets Israel's President Reuven Rivlin

MK Sa'ar, New Hope chief, requests meeting with Pres. Rivlin to discuss recent developments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2021 15:04
Progress in coalition talks by the 'bloc for change'

Progress in coalition talks by the 'bloc for change'

Parties in anti-Netanyahu bloc made significant progress in coalition negotiations, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2021 14:51
Mansour Abbas: 'No choice but to return to coalition negotiations'

Mansour Abbas: 'No choice but to return to coalition negotiations'

MK Abbas, chair of United Arab List, calls to resume negotiations after Gaza war ends.Hezki Baruch, 12/05/2021 10:51
'Replacing Bibi more important than all other considerations'- 'Change government' likely

'Replacing Bibi more important than all other considerations'- 'Change government' likely

The 'change bloc' prefers replacing Netanyahu now and giving up on ideological issues than waiting for the next election.ILTV, 10/05/2021 22:02
MK Eichler presents new bill to prevent dissolution of Knesset

MK Eichler presents new bill to prevent dissolution of Knesset

MK Yisrael Eichler proposes bill to allow Knesset to remain functioning, including passing legislation, even if new government isn't formed.Ben Shaul, 10/05/2021 17:37
Breakthrough in negotiations with left-wing party

Breakthrough in negotiations with left-wing party

Compromise reached on issue of Education Ministry, agreement may be signed within a day, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2021 14:11
Likud MKs: 'We didn't try to form a government with the United Arab List'

Likud MKs: 'We didn't try to form a government with the United Arab List'

'Netanyahu never thought, planned, or wanted to form a gov't based on abstention of Mansour Abbas,' Likud's MK Shlomo Karhi claims.Ido Ben Porat, 10/05/2021 11:26
Likud MK calls Naftali Bennett a 'mega-defector' - he stole 250,000 votes from the Right

Likud MK calls Naftali Bennett a 'mega-defector' - he stole 250,000 votes from the Right

"They're trashing all their policy positions in order to get the premiership and senior positions."Rafael Levy, 09/05/2021 20:03
Is a report alleging Naftali Bennett has agreed to a construction freeze just fake news?

Is a report alleging Naftali Bennett has agreed to a construction freeze just fake news?

Report alleges: "We won't build & won't evacuate either." Religious Zionism: "In other words, a freeze."Yehonatan Gottlieb, 09/05/2021 18:45
Are Bennett & Lapid planning to appoint Shai Nitzan as Attorney-General?

Are Bennett & Lapid planning to appoint Shai Nitzan as Attorney-General?

Likud MK Zohar accuses Naftali Bennett of "embarking on a clearance sale in order to become PM."Ido Ben Porat, 09/05/2021 17:47
Change bloc renews coalition talks: 'New gov't by next week'

Change bloc renews coalition talks: 'New gov't by next week'

Gantz expected to remain Defense Minister in new government, with Avidgor Liberman becoming Finance Minister, Lapid to be Foreign Minister.David Rosenberg, 09/05/2021 15:55
These are the United Arab List's coalition demands

These are the United Arab List's coalition demands

United Arab List's demands for aiding creation of government include no harm to family, religious, values; solution for illegal settlements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/05/2021 21:43
Right-wing party leaders meet with PM, MK Smotrich absent despite invitation to attend

Right-wing party leaders meet with PM, MK Smotrich absent despite invitation to attend

Joint statement issued calls on Yamina to keep its promise to voters not to join government with left-wing bloc.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 15:14
Rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli responds to his detractors

Rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli responds to his detractors

Chikli is unapologetic for his refusal to join fellow party members in a coalition that includes Meretz or the Joint List.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 15:05
Watch Rabbi David Stav to Arutz Sheva: 'Every coalition is based on compromises'

Watch Rabbi David Stav to Arutz Sheva: 'Every coalition is based on compromises'

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar chairman, speaks with Arutz Sheva about the election stalemate and the job of rabbis.Yoni Kempinski, 06/05/2021 14:55
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