Meretz and Labor should have both thought of this a month ago, when they had a chance to merge their slates and run on one list
Israel Election 2021
Rinawie Zoabi said in an interview in Arabic that she would abstain on a bill banning conversion therapy, but later backtracked in Hebrew, promising to support any law advancing LGBT rights
Central Elections Committee budgets over $60 million for special coronavirus arrangements on Election Day, including transportation for patients and converting buses into polling stations
Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz defends remarks on International Criminal Court probe, tells Haaretz his party won't quit the election race and that he's willing to team up with rightist parties to replace Netanyahu
Yamina chairman Bennett has thus far stayed mum on whether he would join a Netanyahu government. That's part of a plan that just might win him the premiership
After a massive demonstration in Umm al-Fahm against police violence and for personal security, Israel's politicians – Arab and Jewish alike – must contain the rage and not fan the flames
Protesters were fined for not keeping distance, but received tickets for failing to obey police orders to disperse: 'The police knew that the ticket wasn't legal and that they would lose in court'
Netanyahu was counting on his COVID-19 vaccination strategy to lead the March 23 election campaign. But the message did not sink in; it even raised hackles and is going to be shelved
‘I was asked not to abandon my post,’ says the Labor lawmaker, who has not publicly recanted from his original decision to immediately step down
Netanyahu can't hold back the reopening of the economy, but must slow the pace. And his promise for Seder night with the family will be hard to keep
If Netanyahu doesn't get a clear victory, his main rivals will bite the bullet and work together to ensure a stable government comes out if Israel's fourth election in two years
Election Overdose podcast, episode 10, two and a half weeks to go: What can still change in the polling trends and will the High Court ruling on conversion have an effect on voting?
Ultra-Orthodox party leader Moshe Gafni defends controversial election campaign video, says 'I won't be in a coalition with people who will stab Judaism in the back'
Last week, Israeli scientists warned Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla that Netanyahu may exploit his visit for his election campaign
After Purim COVID Restrictions, Israeli ultra-Orthodox Party Threatens to Stop Cooperation With Police
United Torah Judaism says it will reconsider its position on government coronavirus restrictions, in the wake of an hours-long freeze of bus and train service to Jerusalem meant to curb large Purim gatherings
Facebook takes down video as Israel's election campaign turns vile in wake of top court's ruling on Jewish conversions
A Channel 12 poll shows the left-wing party, along with the United Arab List, failing to cross the electoral threshold, while a Channel 13 poll shows them barely scraping by
His message has changed from ‘go get vaccinated’ to ‘the vaccines won’t provide enough protection’ as he presents himself as Israel’s only savior from the coronavirus pandemic
Funds are to be allocated immediately for police station construction, but Arab politicians labeled Netanyahu's plan an election gimmick, noting that most of it is to be implemented only after March
Anyone listening to Netanyahu in recent months would think he’d developed the COVID-19 vaccine and administered all the shots himself. Pfizer’s CEO can still keep his company out of Netanyahu's election campaign
The ceremony could only be described as a campaign appearance designed to appeal to Transportation Minister Miri Regev's electorate, but Israel Roads Company says the 'important benchmark' justifies her 'visit'
‘I’m not intervening in this at all, neither promoting it nor blocking it,’ the prime minister insists after a lawmaker from his Likud party said he plans to table legislation
When the prime minister’s plans go awry and the polls don’t brighten, he opts for dustups with interviewers and silly gestures that delight his base
Election panel previously granted far-right party's demand to disqualify Ibtisam Mara’ana, claiming past comments called for Israel’s destruction
Rabbi Gilad Kariv is well positioned to finally become a member of the Knesset after several near-misses. Personal attacks by Haredi lawmakers don’t unnerve him, but the nonresponse from other parties does
Though the country’s borders are supposed to be ‘hermetically sealed,’ a TV news report alleges that ultra-Orthodox citizens can more easily obtain special permission to fly back from abroad ahead of the March 23 election
Lapid’s candidacy for premiership takes blow from his former ‘brother’ Bennett ■ The Knesset's Kahanist guest of honor points his finger at a female Arab Labor candidate in a grotesque display fitting of the Purim adloyada
The Channel 13 News poll predicts pro-Netanyahu bloc to win 45 seats, and the anti-Netanyahu bloc to win 60 seats, one short of a Knesset majority. 'People don’t want to go back to an unstable government,' the premier says in a rare interview
Election Overdose, episode 9: The new Israeli right-wing, what are the chances Gantz drops out, who pledged allegiance to Bibi and who's preparing a voting fraud conspiracy theory for the day after?
The attorney general is looking into the legality of the plan, which Netanyahu decided on without cabinet approval
Of all political players, Yamina head Naftali Bennet is in the best position ahead of Israel's election. But there's a price
A governmental plan set to go into effect next week slashes the number of Israelis allowed to return from abroad from 2,000 a day to 200
Public opinion polls indicate turnout in the March vote could recede below 60 percent of eligible Israeli Arab voters, amid growing disappointment at Arab-majority parties' infighting and lack of influence
Ibtisam Mara’ana was disqualified last week by the Central Election Committee ■ The court will likely quash the decision
Despite his humiliating public shaming by his former IDF colleagues, the man who would be prime minister could still be the kingmaker after March 23
Bennett says that he is willing to join a coalition that includes the Yesh Atid leader, but that he will not be part of a 'left-wing' government led by him
Defense Minister Gantz, who is also the alternate prime minister, may quit the race or fail to pass the electoral threshold. That may allow Netanyahu to dismiss him and Kahol Lavan ministers from the transitional government
The poll, released exactly one month ahead of the scheduled date of the election, gave Netanyahu's Likud party 28 seats, making it the largest
With the airport shut due to COVID, Israelis in the United States are finding it difficult to get back to Tel Aviv – even if they have an election to run in next month
Albert Bourla, Pfizer's CEO, has yet to respond, showing no signs of planning to change the date of his visit
The next phase of Prime Minister Netanyahu's corruption trial will only start on April 5, and the court will meet three times a week
Opposition leader Lapid, speaking at a Brookings Institution conference, accuses Netanyahu of turning Israel into a partisan issue. Another Netanyahu challenger, Sa'ar, says on Iran talks: 'We can't compromise our security'
Former Prime Minister Barak, ex-national security adviser among 130 signatories to full-page ad calling on Gantz to drop out of election race amid concerns Kahol Lavan doesn't have enough votes to make it into parliament
On the right, only one party might not make it over the electoral threshold. On the left, four. Meanwhile, Gantz's Kahol Lavan is running a three-pronged campaign
Controversial video posted by Netanyahu ally Itamar Ben-Gvir shows election opponents conspiring to annul the country's Jewish character