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Coalition Negotiations

News and updates about Coalition Negotiations

Lapid agrees to Bennett's, Sa'ar's demands

Yesh Atid leader agrees to have 24 ministers in 'change' government, giving Yamina and New Hope more ministries.

Lapid agrees to Bennett's, Sa'ar's demands

Blue and White demands Likud agree to change laws not mentioned in coalition agreement

Blue and White may agree to change law so that Supreme Court can't force takeover by Benny Gantz - if Likud agrees to other changes.

Blue & White demands changes to laws not in coalition agreement

Yisrael Beytenu MK: 'With five Knesset seats, they offered us three ministerial positions'

MK Eli Avidar says Yisrael Beytenu chair MK Avigdor Liberman could have been 'minister of whatever he wanted.'

'With five Knesset seats, they offered us three portfolios'

Bennett to PM Netanyahu: 'You don't really want us'

Negotiations between DM Bennett and PM Netanyahu explode after Netanyahu refuses 'to offer anything new.' Netanyahu: 'We won't budge.'

'You don't really want us'

Gantz optimistic a unity government will be formed

Blue and White chairman publishes update on coalition negotiations: The picture painted in the media is not necessarily accurate.

Gantz optimistic a unity government will be formed

Netanyahu meets with Gantz

Prime Minister meets with Blue and White chief in bid to overcome deadlock. Both sides agree to continue talks.

Netanyahu meets with Gantz

'We will do everything to prevent a dangerous government'

PM addresses formation of right-wing bloc for coalition negotiations. '2 options: A gov't led by me, or one that relies on Arab parties.'

'We will do everything to prevent a dangerous government'

Liberman demands haredi parties' portfolios

Yisrael Beytenu candidate for Health Minister is a world-famous Israeli doctor.

Liberman demands haredi parties' portfolios

Likud MK: Don't vote for the smaller parties

MK Zohar says he's 'disappointed and frustrated,' says Knesset dissolution prevents minority from attempting to rule majority.

Likud MK: Don't vote for the smaller parties

Hotovely: Liberman needs to come to his senses

Likud's Tzipi Hotovely says Israel needs two large parties instead of small 'blackmailing' parties, best is if Liberman compromises.

Hotovely: Liberman needs to come to his senses

Liberman: 'Would-be coalition is not a right-wing government'

Yisrael Beytenu chair says party will support dissolving Knesset, will keep current list if new elections are called.

Liberman: 'Would-be coalition is not a right-wing government'

Shas minister: Israel doesn't need new elections

Interior Minister Deri tours Mevo Modi'im, visiting burned homes, promises special staff will work to aid residents.

Shas minister: Israel doesn't need new elections

'Netanyahu waited until the eleventh hour to solve problems'

Yisrael Beytenu's Oded Forer says his party wants right-wing government - but with 'clear lines.'

'Netanyahu waited until the eleventh hour to solve problems'

Haredi parties won't support September elections

September elections will disrupt yeshiva learning period, haredi parties claim.

Haredi parties won't support September elections

Accept our offer - or go to elections

Yisrael Beytenu leader says haredi parties can abstain from voting on Draft Law, but other parties must support it - or hold new elections.

Accept our offer - or go to elections

Haredi party: Liberman isn't telling the truth

UTJ leaders claim Yisrael Beytenu chair wants to bring down right-wing government, deny wanting 'state of Jewish law.'

Haredi party: Liberman isn't telling the truth

Liberman: We'll only recommend Netanyahu

Yisrael Beytenu won't support any candidate other than PM Netanyahu. Likud: We only ask that he join a right-wing government.

Liberman: We'll only recommend Netanyahu

Rabbi Peretz: We will do everything to form government

Jewish Home chairman says draft law is the issue holding up coalition negotiations.

Rabbi Peretz: We will do everything to form government

Smotrich: We'll form right-wing gov't next week

National Union leader optimistic coalition agreement will be finalized in the coming days.

Smotrich: We'll form right-wing gov't next week

United Right demands separate Religious Zionist units in IDF

United Right urges coalition to rethink combat positions for female soldiers, demands strictly-gender separate units for religious soldiers.

United Right demands separate Religious Zionist units in IDF

Liberman to Lapid: When I need your advice, I'll call you

MK Avigdor Liberman responds to Blue and White leader Yair Lapid's push 'not to cave' to PM Netanyahu in coalition agreements.

Liberman to Lapid: When I need your advice, I'll call you

Hotovely: Netanyahu can't be replaced so easily

'Public chose who they wanted, PM Netanyahu can't be replaced so easily,' Likud's Tzipi Hotovely says.

Hotovely: Netanyahu can't be replaced so easily

Litzman: We are not afraid of new elections

Deputy Health Minister says coalition talks are still ongoing and main issues have not yet been resolved.

Litzman: We are not afraid of new elections

Likud, Shas, agree on portfolios

Likud offers Shas Planning Administration in exchange for Housing Ministry, report says.

Likud, Shas, agree on portfolios

Liberman: Haredim trying to use force and bully us

Yisrael Beytenu chairman slams haredi parties' demand to ban sale of tickets for Biblical zoo on Shabbat, holidays.

Liberman: Haredim trying to use force and bully us

Smotrich: We'll make sure government is genuinely right-wing

National Union leader says coalition negotiations affected by 'disagreements' on issues of religion and land of Israel

Smotrich: We'll make sure government is genuinely right-wing

Netanyahu decries 'impossible' coalition demands

PM says parties demanding positions for all of their MKs, programs that would require a budget the size of America's.

Netanyahu decries 'impossible' coalition demands

Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

UTJ faction demands party back down from demands for positions for each MK, focus on problems facing haredi community.

Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

Liberman: Haredi parties chose to disparage and threaten

Yisrael Beytenu chairman responds to haredi accusations, says those looking to point fingers should 'look in the mirror.'

Liberman: Haredi parties chose to disparage and threaten

'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

MK Eichler says Yisrael Beytenu chairman should concentrate on his voters' needs, stop 'involving himself' in haredi community's lives.

'The only thing preventing new government is Liberman'

President grants Netanyahu extra time to form government

Rivlin agrees to request by Netanyahu, granting PM two extra weeks to negotiate coalition deals with partners.

President grants Netanyahu extra time to form government

New coalition plans major limitations on Supreme Court power

Likud, United Right, document includes banning Supreme Court from overturning laws, Attorney General from tying Knesset members' hands.

New coalition plans major limitations on Supreme Court power

Yisrael Beytenu: Tax organizations' foreign funding

Yisrael Beytenu party promises to reduce foreign governments' influence on internal politics, hurt foreign-funded organizations harming IDF.

Yisrael Beytenu: Tax organizations' foreign funding

Liberman: 'Good atmosphere' at meeting with PM Netanyahu

Yisrael Beytenu promises not to discuss portfolios until 'basic issues' are worked out.

Liberman: 'Good atmosphere' at meeting with PM Netanyahu

Netanyahu: 'We are in the midst of forming a government'

PM Netanyahu says he may need to ask for an extension, promises to speak personally with each minister and MK.

Netanyahu: 'We are in the midst of forming a government'

Yisrael Beytenu: Our job is to curb haredi extremism

MK Liberman promises not to join coalition aiming to keep Jewish law, says party's job is to prevent harm to status quo.

Yisrael Beytenu: Our job is to curb haredi extremism

MK Smotrich inherits outgoing Justice Minister's office

United Right MK Bezalel Smotrich receives office of outgoing Justice Minister Shaked.

MK Smotrich inherits outgoing Justice Minister's office

United Right: No compromise on Justice, Education ministries

MK Rabbi Rafi Peretz promises to bring 'huge blessing' to State of Israel, says party won't compromise on Education and Justice ministries.

United Right: No compromise on Justice, Education ministries

Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Coalition?

Did haredi parties mislead Yitzhak Herzog about their intention to form a coalition with them? Zionist Union leader isn't sure.

Did Haredi Parties Mislead Herzog on Left-Wing Government?

Shas Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi Housing

Shas has succeeded in 'rolling back the clock' on many of the 'edicts' from the previous government, its coalition agreement shows.

Shas Coalition Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi Housing