Smotrich and Bennett notwithstanding, it may yet come down to a fifth round at the polls.
Dahlan’s faction issued a statement of condemnation and placed the responsibility for the safety of all candidates on Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas and his security apparatus.
There is no joy in Likudville these days with Bibi at the bat.
“I’m ready to go all-in on this mission and bring New York back from the brink and return it to glory,” said the congressman from Long Island.
"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, …let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds."
Bennett has seen the murky relationship between Netanyahu and his previous main partner, Benny Gantz, who was made irrelevant by the PM.
"I cannot see a way to form a coalition. After four election campaigns, democracy has exhausted itself."
The resignation is further proof of the reports that Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid has struck a deal with Bennett for a coalition government.
Yair Lapid said in a meeting behind-closed-doors that there was progress in his talks with Yemina chairman Naftali Bennett.
Abu Mazen is supposedly looking for a way to cancel the elections.
Say what you will about Bezalel Smotrich, the man is a great dreamer. And this time around, the math is in his favor.
The very party that received artificial respiration from the prime minister refuses to return the favor because he relies on an Islamic party.
“We will certainly have disagreements; but we owe to ourselves the right and opportunity to be allowed to recognize one another.”
The radical change in Netanyahu's strategy happened after President Rivlin said he would give the mandate to form a government to the candidate most likely to succeed.
"It’s no secret that we’ve had differences . . . but we’ve known how to get over them and work together for the benefit of Israel’s citizens."
The terrorist currently serving five life sentences in Israeli prison could pose a serious threat to the Palestinian Authority leader’s hold on power in Ramallah.
“For 30 years, we’ve tried the path of isolationism, and it hasn’t gotten us anywhere. It’s time for a change,” says a senior member of the Arab-Israeli party.
According to some media outlets in Israel, the Lapid camp is ready to offer Bennett a rotation deal, according to which he would serve as prime minister for the first year.
Official results will be published on Friday morning, just a few hours before the start of the Passover holiday weekend.
“I’ve been doing this for more than eight years and every time I help someone, it is a gift."
He is suggesting that the only way to correct this borderline criminal neglect of crucial national issues, is to support the man who is most emphatically responsible for them.
Journalist Ben Caspit said "the scandalous leaks from Fuchs's direction that this is an evening of a dramatic decision is a form of vote-suppression."
Will Ahmad Tibi's secular party, Taal, follow suit should it recognize that cooperation in exchange for compensation is what their voters want?
Senior Likud figure Tsahi Hanegbi openly called to rely on Ra'am.
In 2018, Bennett explained to reporters at a press conference in Tel Aviv—not Jerusalem—that Netanyahu’s contempt for religious Zionism had reached an intolerable peak.
Netanyahu reached the necessary 61 mandates with allied right-wing parties, as long as Yamina joins in.
Exit poll results in real time...
Apathy has grown in the face of repeated trips to the polls; this time around makes it the fourth Israeli national election in two years.
The 6,578,084 eligible voters can arrive at 12,127 ballots across the country and cast their vote for one of the 39 parties running for the Knesset.
If we could find a function that superimposes the previous election results over the new results, we could run the same transformation for the rest of the votes to get a reasonable approximation of the overall results.