It's the fact that the former kingmakers have lost their way
Interior Minister Arye Deri sets date for long-delayed polls for two regional councils.
Ousted Shas leader cautions that plan to create non-orthodox prayer plaza at Western Wall will provide opportunity for weddings of intermarried couples to be performed there.
For former parliamentarians like Nitzan Horowitz, the offers keep rolling in. And besides, ones livelihood comes from heaven, as Eli Yishai puts it.
Over 174,000 Israelis cast their votes for parties that didn't pass the electoral threshold.
Surprises were inevitable in this year's election - but nobody could have predicted to what extent. Israelis awoke the morning after the election either feeling as if an overnight miracle had occurred - or as if their worst nightmare had come true.
Elections are all about expectation management, and both Bibi and Bougie can claim a victory.
In your desperate effort to form a coalition, remember Diaspora Jews and don't allow the Haredim to roll back religious reforms.
Livni gives up power-sharing deal with Herzog; Habayit Hayehudi fears it may be dipping into single digits; Meretz chief says Herzog won't be PM if her party doesn't pass electoral threshold; Netanyahu: Zionist Union will turn East J'lem into Hamastan B.
It's a battle for survival for left-wing Meretz, right-wing Yisrael Beitanu and far-right Yahad. Will they make the cut?