Mofaz Wanted Defense

Mofaz asked for the Defense Ministry during coalition talks.

Understanding Israel’s ‘Deal System’

While the Israeli media wrongly claimed that the Likud had made an extreme shift to the right in recent primaries, some commentators were correcting in observing the existence of a deal-system. (Part IV in a series about the Likud primaries).

Liberman Meets with Bennett

While Netanyahu reportedly has his hands full with Yair Lapid's coalition demands, Avigdor Liberman met with Naftali Bennett today to discuss Bennett's joining the...

Undecided Voters Hold Key To Margin Of Bibi’s Presumed Victory

JERUSALEM – While it appears likely that incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will head Israel’s next government, there are growing indications that his future coalition government could look substantially different from the current one.

Former FM Liberman Officially Indicted

Israeli former Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman was formally indicted on Sunday on charges of breach of trust and fraud, and could also be charged with moral turpitude.

Jewish Home Maintaining its Power after Bennett’s ‘Refusal’ Comment, But Coalition Spot Not Likely

Among the voters at large, 23% said their respect for Bennett went down, 17% said it went up, 50% said it didn't change, and 10% were not sure.

Bennett to Get Finance Ministry

Netanyahu challenged them, but Bennett and Lapid apparently worked it out.

Why I am Voting Likud

The Likud has achieved much over the last four years for settlements and the nation, and aside from his silly insistence on the two-state solution, Netanyahu has been a pretty good Prime Minister.

Iranian Press TV: Bennett and Sarah Netanyahu Were Army Buddies

Iranian Press TV have picked up this story and delivered it with a straight face.

First-Time Israeli Voters Going Right

This item in Hebrew from Israel's Channel 2/Mako informs us that: 49% of all first time voters define themselves as right-wing. 20% as center but right-leaning. 5% as...

Run Zoabi, Run

You might recall the famous case of MK Azmi Bishara, not coincidentally, also from the Balad party.

The Likud’s Alleged Rightward Shift

In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part I in a series).

Weekly Israeli Poll Avg: Likud on Top with 28 Seats

Jeremy Saltan's combined weekly poll average from Oct 14-20 shows the Likud with 28 seats, down from the prior week's average of 29 seats, Kadima remains at 6, and Yisrael Beitenu is down to just about 13 seats.

Bennett Joking at Bibi’s Wife’s Expense (Video)

During the interview Bennett refused to answer what ministry he would like to head.

Netanyahu Finally Called Bennett

Two days after the elections ended, PM Netanyahu finally decided to call HaBayit HaYehudi (Jewish Home) head Naftali Bennett. The two did not set a...

Which Prime Minister Built the Most Homes in the Settlements?

Rhetoric aside, real data can answer the question as to who built the most in the Settlements.

Jewish Home Party Primary Results In; ‘Anglo’ Jeremy Gimpel Comes in 9th

All but Smoliansky are allies of Naftali Bennett who trounced MK Zvulon Orlev to become the new chairman of the party last week.

Jewish Home Primaries Today, Vote for the Anglo

We may be in different parties, but Jeremy Gimpel is representative of the English-speaking community in Israel. His message represents the selfless Zionist commitment of the community in the political sphere. My hope is that all Anglos who are members of the Jewish Home should make sure they turn up at the polling station and support Jeremy Gimpel and help him get into the Knesset.

Right/Religious Growing Stronger as Counting Continues

Update: There was a slight surge for the religious/right during the middle of the counting, but in the end it didn't pan out. As the...

Bibi and Bennett Meet

Following a 5 year estrangement, Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu finally met in Tel Aviv. The meeting, held in the...

Yesha Chairman to Campaign for Netanyahu

'This was an excellent government for the settlements,' Dani Dayan said.

Netanyahu Wants Shas In, But without Deri

Netanyahu and Yishai have been discussing 'the day after' the January 22 elections.

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming Government

Tasked with the job of forming the next coalition government, Netanyahu sets out his goals for this term.

Poll: Likud Shooting Back Up, Livni Sinking

Right wing and Haredi parties form a seemingly insurmountable, 71-seat block.

Activists Left Oz Etzion after the Shabbat Clashes

Yesterday the activists clashed with security forces and prevented the evacuation of the Oz Zion residents.

Will Congress Investigate Obama’s Attempt to Derail Bibi?

President Obama was issuing a not so subtly veiled threat to the Israeli voters.

Weekly Poll Average: Right Leading with 67.5 Seats

The right of center parties continue to maintain their lead, albeit by a slightly smaller margin in eight polls released December 9-15.

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