New Government in Place, Lapid Gave Up Foreign Office

The new government will be much smaller than the last one.

Jewish Home Rabbi: We Are Not Against Haredim, We Are Against Shas

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu blames MK Aryeh Deri for sawing mistrust among the Orthodox parties.

Pollard Petition Supporting Feiglin Obama Speech Boycott

"I call on all my colleagues, the Knesset Members, to join me and to leave the Knesset plenum deserted during the speech."

Deal to Keep Foreign Minister Post for Lieberman Upheld as Legal

The attorney general returns to Netanyahu a piece of the coalition puzzle and approves a deal reserving the Foreign Ministry post for Lieberman. Lapid will have to settle for something else, at least for now.

Bibi Seeks Coalition Deal Prior To Obama Visit

JERUSALEM – Faced with the grim prospect of President Obama canceling his March 20 visit to Israel due to government instability, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racing to meet a March 16 extended deadline granted by President Shimon Peres to cobble together a stable coalition government.

UTJ Calls for New Elections

The Hareidi party, UTJ, proposed a bill in the Knesset calling for new elections to be held within 90 days.The bill, drafted by MK...

Blockbuster Probe Could Wreck Coalition

Netanyahu’s ground gets shakier every day. He promised to hold the Foreign Ministry for Lieberman during criminal proceedings. The Attorney General now orders a probe of the legality of the deal.

Knesset Member Peretz Suspected of Vote-Buying

Two Knesset Members from the last Knesset’s Labor party were involved in vote-buying in the party’s 2012 primaries, according to Yediot Acharonot. Labor leader...

The Temple Mount Closed Down following Feiglin’s Visit

Jerusalem police sources said that MK Feiglin asked to enter one of the mosques that are closed to Jewish visitors.

Challenging Israel, Hamas Takes PA Border Crossing Station

Some 400 truckloads of goods are expected to arrive this morning at the crossing.

Failed Right Wing Party’s Solution to Israel’s Woes: Another Party

Michael Ben-Ari has provided great copy for the media since he was a National Union MK. His new party to counter the “leftist” Jewish Home lost out. Now he knows what Israel needs – another party.

Israel TV: Obama Won’t Visit Israel without New Coalition Gov’t

No coalition? No ticket on Air Force One. Israel television says that if Netanyahu cannot form a government by the final March 16 deadline, Obama will tear up his March 20 ticket.

No Sexual Misconduct by Gideon Sa’ar

Someone when to great lengths to forge a letter to try to force out Gideon Sa'ar.

Bibi, Bennett, Yair Talks Breakthrough: Shas Gets Boot

Likud and Jewish Home circles say they've reached an understanding Haredi recruitment at age 21, Shas will not get Interior and Housing Portfolios.

51% Want Lapid, Bennett, Livni, Mofaz in Government, No Haredim

44% said they prefer their party to compromise on principles to join Netanyahu's coalition.

Bennett: Likud Wants Us Out, We’re Sticking with Lapid

Jewish Home has begun to promote principles previously associated almost exclusively with Yair Lapid's agenda.

Mofaz Wanted Defense

Mofaz asked for the Defense Ministry during coalition talks.

Shock Knesset Poll: Lapid Runaway Victor in New Elections

Netanyahu wheels and deals, Livni sacrifices herself on the altar of a Cabinet post, Shas plays cute and the public is fed up. A new poll shows that if elections were held today, Lapid would win.

Coalition Carnival of Spins Turning into Purim Fest

Talks on a new government coalition have turned into spin after spin and bluff after bluff, with “everyone on first” and no one at...

The Mysteriously Missing Religious Alliance

Who's to blame for there being no religious bloc in the negotiations with the Likud?

Shas and UTJ to Join Coalition by Week’s End

Shas and UTJ claim that they're joining the coalition. The question now is, who will be the last party to join?

Likud-Beteinu Closes First Partner (updated)

It only took a month, but Likud-Beteinu finally managed to close a deal with its first coalition partner, Tzipi Livni's HaTnua party.Livni will reportedly...

Lapid: ‘Who, Me? Topple Netanyahu? Of course Not’

Future (Yesh Atid) party chairman Yair Lapid, who recently said he will be Prime Minister one day, has assured Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu he...

Latest Coalition Building Rumors and Threats from Israel

Nasty threats, mistreatment, rumors, and a general lack of trust define this government's coalition building attempts.

MKs, Australia, Challenging Israel on ‘Prisoner X,’ Black Prisons

MK Gal'on: Liberman should be reminded that we are not in Putin's parliament…

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