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Bennett to Blue&White: Meshuggeners, Get Off your Perch

"The government will be run in rotation. Netanyahu first. Then Gantz. Why? Because Gantz must have a training period."

Senators Across the Aisle Draft Anti-Turkey Sanctions

Graham believes there would be more than enough votes to override a presidential veto: "Who the hell supports Erdogan over the Kurds?"

Shaked Refusing to Sign Commitment to Back Netanyahu in Knesset PM Pick, Haredim Agree

A senior Yamina official rejected Netanyahu's request, telling Srugim, quite crudely, "We are not his chumps."

Edelstein: PM Agrees to Go on Leave of Absence in Case of Indictment

"Netanyahu agreed to go out on leave of absence in order to make forming a government possible. It's more than a simple show of leadership,” Edelstein pointed out.

Netanyahu Meeting Rightwing Bloc following Gantz’s Withdrawal from Negotiations

The Likud said in response that they were "amazed at the decision by Blue&White to blow up the negotiations and cancel the meetings."

Likud Enters Negotiations Friday with 55-Seat Rightwing Bloc Intact

If Netanyahu comes in with 55 seats, he shouldn't really have to offer a rotation at the helm, seeing as Gantz only has 44 backers.

Poll: 50% Want Netanyahu Leading First in Rotation Government, 37% Prefer Gantz

49% said they thought a Blue&White minority government, with Labor, the Democratic Camp and outside support from the Joint Arab List would be an illegitimate government.

Blue&White Conditions Unity Government on Bibi Dumping Rightwing Bloc

For Lapid, a rotation government would kill his own rotation deal with Benny Gantz (Lapid, who never graduated from high school, is not great with simple fractions).

Shaked Warns Netanyahu Not to Betray Religious Zionists

Yamina has seven Knesset seats, making it more a charity case than a threat in Netanyahu's plans.

Trump Facing Most Serious Threat to his Presidency

If this were a drinking game where the reader downed a shot each time we mentioned (who happens to be Jewish), the reader would be thoroughly inebriated by now.

Columbia U Catching Flak for Inviting Anti-Semitic PM Who Insists Jews Rule World by...

Mohamad wrote in his book “The Makay Dilemma” (1970): “The Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively.”

Netanyahu, Gantz, at Least Trying to Project Hope, Rivlin Not Assigning Either

Should Netanyahu not give up on any of his partners in the 55-MK bloc on the right, and Gantz also remains loyal to his own natural partners – their unity government would reach 99 MKs.

Gush Katif Brutal Policeman Niso Shaham to Do Time for Sex Abuse, Fraud, Breach...

In July 2007, Shaham was appointed deputy commander of the Jerusalem District, after the High Court of Justice had rejected a petition against his appointment. Yes, your defenders of democracy in action...

Only 10 Arab MKs Recommended Gantz

Blue&White told the Joint Arab List they reject their demands to repeal the Nationality Law, and the law that boosts enforcement of measures against illegal construction in the Arab sector.

Lauder Urging Sanders’ Campaign to Dump Sarsour

Sarsour shared a platform with and praised Rasmea Odeh – a Palestinian-Arab terrorist responsible for murdering Jewish students.

Report: Liberman Won’t Recommend Anyone to Rivlin

Liberman posted on his Facebook page that there was no agreement between himself and Blue&White chairman Benny Gantz, and that his party knows how to get by in both the coalition and the opposition.

Blue&White Prefers Haredim, Arabs, Over Liberman

Gantz would have to come up with a solution that won't involve a Lapid faction walkout and still make it worthwhile for the Haredim to join.

Joint Arab List Recommending Gantz to President as Next PM

Sources in the Joint Arab List said on Saturday that a formal decision on the recommendation would only be made Sunday.

Gantz and Blue & White Reject Netanyahus’ Offer for Unity

Netanyahu expressed surprise that Gantz refused to even meet him for talks.

Shaked: Netanyahu Bloc Not a Done Deal; Rightwing Leaders: Bibi Wants Third Elections

Netanyahu reportedly said voter turnout in Likud strongholds and in the settlements was low, and in a third election voter turnout in those locations would be higher.

5 Ways to Break the Bibi-Gantz Stalemate

There are no simple solutions to Israel's tight deadlock, other than Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman waking up from his 4-month drunk and saying, "I did what?"

Stalemate (Update: 2:00 PM)

The rightwing bloc is larger, but doesn't have the requisite 61 seats.

Second Time Around: Initial Exit Polls Give Blue&White Slight Edge, But No Coalition for...

Otzma Yehudit does not cross the vote threshold in any of the major polls.

Stronger than Expected Early Vote Spells Disaster for Small Parties

The small parties generally attract a fixed number of voters, and their weight will decline the larger the overall vote.

Women’s March Leaders Sarsour, Mallory, Bland, Dumped Over Anti-Semitism

The three resignations came following accusations that Mallory and another early organizer of the march on Washington, Carmen Perez-Jordan, had made anti-Semitic remarks.

Civil Administration Using Regulation Act to Spare Illegal Arab Homes Slated for Demolition

"This is a definite case of government by civil servants," Regavim said.

Elections Committee Nixes Leftist NGO Initiative to Bus 15,000 Arab Voters

Im Tirtzu's legal division hailed the ruling as "a great victory for Israeli democracy."

Report: Likud Members Deny Plan to Dismiss Netanyahu If Rightwing Bloc Falls Short of...

MK Gideon Sa'ar (Likud), considered Netanyahu's heir apparent, said "attempts to stick a wedge into the Likud leadership will not succeed."

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