Israel Elections

Israel Elections - The latest news on the Israeli election, including information on the candidates, analyses and features

THE BALLOT slips from the last elections are seen this week at the Israel Central Election Committee Logistics Center in Shoham.

Record in US strategists advising Israeli election

MK Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to quit, at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on April 19, 2020.

Lapid: Replacing Netanyahu more important than being PM

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu holds a press conference at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem in December.

Benjamin Netanyahu in dialogue with Lahav Harkov - live, in English

WORKERS MAKE preparations ahead of the election at the Central Elections Committee’s logistics center in Shoham last month.

Israel’s election generates no coverage, interest in US

Israeli journalist Ofira Asayag (L) and former Israeli footballer Eyal Berkovic at the annual international Municipal Innovation Conference in Tel Aviv, on February 27, 2019.

Likud petition to prohibit politicians' interviews on talk show rejected

3D-PRINTED BALLOT BOXES are seen in front of Facebook and Twitter logos.

Facebook introduces control to allow users to suppress political ads

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yair Lapid

Netanyahu drops in polls, Lapid hits 20, Bennett and Sa'ar tie in third

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla introduces US President Joe Biden as the president toured a Pfizer manufacturing plant producing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Kalamazoo, Michigan, US, February 19, 2021.

Pfizer CEO postpones Israel visit due to 'COVID-19 restrictions'

NAFTALI BENNETT: I need 15 seats, which would be the critical mass needed to be able to form a government.

Israel Elections: Can Bennett go from kingmaker to prime minister?

MK Nachman Shai

Nachman Shai refers to Israeli bureaucracy as chaotic 'Disneyland ride'

Benny Gantz

A-G refuses to clarify Gantz, Blue and White status threshold missed

YAMINA leader Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry last year.

Naftali Bennett: Netanyahu’s afraid of me

Drive-by voting in the Israeli election amid the coronavirus pandemic 2021

Israel Elections: F-35s, soybeans and politics - what the US gave Israel

By MIKE WAGENHEIM / THE MEDIA LINE
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen gesturing at a Clalit vaccination center in Zarzir, on February 9, 2021.

Coronavirus, elections committee thwart Likud campaign plans

By ARIK BENDER/MAARIV , LAHAV HARKOV
YOAZ HENDEL: Anything that doesn’t involve people’s livelihoods is less important now.

Netanyahu has track record of sexism, says New Hope candidate Yoaz Hendel

MOCK GRAVESTONES mark a protest in Tel Aviv two weeks ago calling for left-wing and centrist parties to unite ahead of the elections.

Israel Elections: Is this the decline of the Left? - analysis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yair Lapid

Israel Elections: Why Netanyahu pegged Bennett-Sa'ar-Lapid as his rival

Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett looks at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to an Israeli army base in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, November 24, 2019

Israel Elections: Poll finds small parties could decide race

Passengers in Ben-Gurion Airport amid ongoing coronavirus restrictions, Feb. 2021

Cabinet to vote on reopening airport to allow Israelis to vote

LABOR PARTY leader Merav Michaeli (center) attends a first meeting of the party with its newly-elected members, in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

High Court green lights controversial Labor candidate to run

Eli Avidar signs the Hozeh Hamedina document stating the principles of the protest group.

Israel Elections: Protest groups, parties unite behind vision for state

The departure hall at the almost empty Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on January 25, 2021.

AG asked to stop airport closure from serving Netanyahu re-election

MAHMOUD ABBAS covers his head as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recites the Motzei at their joint press conference.

Mahmoud Abbas joins Likud Knesset list for election

By BILL HOFFMAN , KHALED ABU TOR
Avigdor Liberman and Yair Lapid.

Israel Election: Lapid, Liberman talk post-election alliance

Representatives from Israel's major LGBTQ+ organizations meet with Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman, Thursday, February 25, 2021.

LGBTQ+ representatives meet with Liberman, seeking a new political home

A LARGE BILLBOARD in Jerusalem for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explains that if voters go with Naftali Bennett or Gideon Sa’ar, they’ll get Yair Lapid as prime minister.

Israel Elections: Was Netanyahu bested in Purim political masquerade?

THE KNESSET building in Jerusalem holds one of the world’s smallest legislatures.

Israel Elections: What went wrong with Israeli politics?

STATE COMPTROLLER Matanyahu Englman.

Comptroller to oversee election controversies in real time

Drive-by voting in the Israeli election amid the coronavirus pandemic 2021

Cyber interference still a concern for Israeli election officials

By URI COHEN/THE MEDIA LINE
Israel's Knesset

Israel Elections: Parties need to keep coalition options open - analysis

Merav Michaeli

Israel Elections: 'Netanyahu is strategic liability on Iran' - Michaeli

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen speaking at a Clalit vaccination center in Zarzir, on February 9, 2021.

Israel Elections: Netanyahu asks parties in his bloc for loyalty oath

YESH ATID leader Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.

1:1 with Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid - live and in English

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen speaking at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Sderot, on January 27, 2021.

Israel Elections: Did a rogue Likud MK ask the PLO to support Netanyahu?

 A voting box in the last Israeli election in 2015

Israel Elections: Israelis abroad aim to increase voter turnout

Gantz visits Eilat

Israel Elections: 130 former IDF officers call on Gantz to quit race

Gideon Sa'ar, Naftali Bennett, or Benjamin Netanyahu: Who is Israel's next prime minister?

Israel Elections: Netanyahu needs Yamina, Gantz falls below threshold

Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz is seen gesturing at the Knesset plenum amid a vote on dissolving the Knesset, on Decemeber 2, 2020.

Meretz is hoping its new campaign ad is the cat’s meow

New Hope Party leader Gideon Sa'ar and Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett.

JPost poll: Sa'ar, Bennett close gap on Netanyahu

Gideon Sa'ar

Israel Elections: Gideon Sa'ar sends olive branch to Naftali Bennett

Yamina candidate Abir Kara exchanges fist bumps with party head Naftali Bennett

Israel Elections: Yamina candidate Abir Kara is ready to step up

Illustration of  voting notes in the Israeli general elections on March 02, 2020.

Central Elections Committee votes to stop Labor candidate from running

Gideon Sa'ar

Israel Elections: Gideon Sa'ar suspends Lincoln Project advisers

Gideon Sa'ar

Israel Elections: One-on-One with Gideon Sa'ar, New Hope Chairman

Memebers of the Joint List party arrive to the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to begin talks with political parties over who should form a new government, at his residence in Jerusalem, September 22, 2019

Israel Elections: 62% of Left want Arabs in government - poll

Itamar Ben Gvir

Ben-Gvir to demand sensitive post from Netanyahu

3D printed ballot boxes are seen in front of a displayed Facebook logo in this illustration taken November 4, 2020.

How will Facebook prevent Israel's 2021 elections from interference?

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman on November 20, 2019.

Yisrael Beytenu denies being COVID-denial party

Itamar Ben Gvir

Judge rules Netanyahu, Ben Gvir able to run for office

YAMINA leader Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry last year.

Naftali Bennett is the kingmaker – can he be king? - analysis

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu visits a coronavirus vaccination facility in Nazareth earlier this month.

In Israel's largest Arab city, a Nazarene defends Netanyahu

By REUTERS
A large ad for Otzma Yehudit with the caption "Only [Party leader] Itamar Ben Gvir will save Bibi." Bibi is how many Israelis refer to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Elections: Gideon Sa'ar blasts Netanyahu for Ben-Gvir deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and MK Bezalel Smotrich

Netanyahu: Kahanist won’t be in my government

NAFTALI BENNETT – his character holds a truly promising advantage: he doesn’t hate.

Israel Elections: Poll finds Bennett will decide who is prime minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset plenum, December 12, 2020.

Israeli political 'stardom' era is behind us - analysis

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid presents his party's plan for the elderly, February 7 ,2021

Israel Elections: Yair Lapid unveils plan for helping elderly

New Hope Party leader Gideon Sa'ar and Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett.

Sa'ar, Bennett escalate attacks on each other

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai

Knesset lists close with no mergers in anti-Netanyahu camp

Members of the Joint List hold hands to celebrate the signing of their joint run, Feb. 4, 2021.

Israel Elections: Joint Arab List breaks up, leaving Mansour Abbas out

Michal Cotler-Wunsch

Israel Elections: Cotler-Wunsh not running

A large ad for Otzma Yehudit with the caption "Only [Party leader] Itamar Ben Gvir will save Bibi." Bibi is how many Israelis refer to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Elections: Political draw looms - poll

By 103FM
Itamar Ben Gvir, head of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Strength) party holds a press conference in Jerusalem on March 01, 2020.

Israel elections: Netanyahu pushes Kahanist into Knesset

Israelis are seen walking along the Jaffa Street light rail tracks in Jerusalem amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, on January 14, 2021..

Coronavirus: Gov’t fails to meet on lockdown as cases remain high

‘NAFTALI BENNETT (in the Knesset in August) has not only passion, but a plan.’

Bennett, Shaked and Sderot Mayor Davidi top Yamina list for 24th Knesset

Itzik Shmuli

Itzik Shmuli taking break from politics

NEWLY ELECTED Labor Party leader Merav Michaeli visits a polling station in Tel Aviv last month.

Israel Elections: Poll finds anti-Netanyahu bloc wins 66 seats

Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich is among the Knesset members behind a new bill to give Diaspora Jews a voice in Israeli affairs.

Omer Yankelevitch will not run in the upcoming Knesset elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett visit an army base on the Golan Heights on November 24

Israel Elections: Poll shows Netanyahu wins 61-seat coalition for first time

Ibtisam Mara'ana

Israel Elections: Labor candidate called Gaza 'ghetto,' Israel 'ugly'

A poster promoting Rabbi Gilad Kariv

Reform Rabbi Gilad Kariv in realistic fourth slot in Labor

Head of the Knesset Finance Committee, Moshe Gafni, at the vote for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request for tax refunds, June 23, 2020

Gafni to head UTJ, Litzman bumped to No. 2

Former Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 14, 2016

Israel Elections: Moshe Ya’alon drops out due to lack of support

Merav Ben-Ari with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, February 1, 2021

Former Kulanu MK Merav Ben-Ari joins Yesh Atid

Noam Party and Otzma Yehudit sign agreement to run together in Knesset elections, Jan. 2021

Popular Sderot mayor running with Bennett

MK Merav Michaeli.

Israel elections: Dozens running for four seats in Labor

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and MK Bezalel Smotrich

Israel elections: Progress reported toward merger on Right

DEPUTY KNESSET SPEAKER Mansour Abbas: I accept the democratic choices of Jewish-Israeli society, just like I ask Jewish-Israeli society to accept the choices of Arab-Israeli society.

Grindr users surprised to find profile of anti-LGBTQ+ MK Mansour Abbas

Opposition leader Yair Lapid at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference.

JPost poll: Lapid can build coalition, Netanyahu cannot

Dani Dayan (L) is seen standing with New Hope Party leader Gideon Sa'ar.

New Hope platform promises cannabis decriminalization within 100 days

LGBTQ youth protest against far right Noam party at Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem

Anti-LGBTQ+, anti-Reform Noam Party to run in March elections

MK Merav Michaeli.

Victorious Michaeli to begin merger talks with Huldai

Israel's Labor Party holds primaries ahead of the March 2021 elections.

Labor on last legs becomes laughing stock - analysis

Hila Pe'er of the Israelis Party

LGBT group head aims to be Knesset’s first open lesbian

One of the billboards put up by Balad, as part of its campaign against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saturday, January 16, 2020.

Sami Abu Shehadeh wins Balad primaries

Yitzhak Time, candidate for leader of the Labor Party

Ethiopian immigrant joins Labor leadership race

One of the billboards put up by Balad, as part of its campaign against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saturday, January 16, 2020.

Balad Party to elect leader on Saturday

A Likud party election campaign billboard depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen above a billboard depicting Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, in Petah Tikva, Israel

Israel Elections: Is it about 'Us' or 'Me'?

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett is seen speaking during the vote to dissolve the Knesset, on December 2, 2020.

Bennett's Yamina party formally splits

GIDEON SA’AR at his office at the Knesset in Jerusalem last year.

Sa'ar hires anti-Trump Republican strategists

Before the split: (From left) Blue and White leaders Gabi Ashkenazi, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Moshe Ya’alon thank supporters at party headquarters in Tel Aviv after the elections on September 18, 2019

The suicide of the Center-Left?

Gideon Sa'ar

Gideon Sa'ar: Only I can replace Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, as it disperses, sending Israel into elections in March, December 22, 2020.

Arabs gave Likud a boost - poll

‘NAFTALI BENNETT (in the Knesset in August) has not only passion, but a plan.’

The unraveling of the Right - analysis

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu makes a pre-election visit to Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehuda market in February 2020

Israel Elections: The Israeli public, the abused spouse

By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN
Chairman of the Labor party Amir Peretz seen during a press conference with Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz and party members in Tel Aviv on March 12, 2020.

Labor leader Amir Peretz announces he has no intention to run for Knesset

Druze colonel Anan Wahabi

Huldai unveils his Druze candidate

Mohammad Darawshe

New Israeli-Arab party wants to partner with Yesh Atid

MK Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to quit, at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on April 19, 2020.

Israel is having yet another election — could Netanyahu lose?

By BEN SALES/JTA
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Knesset vote on a bill that would prevent anyone under criminal indictment from serving as prime minister, November 18, 2020

Poll finds Netanyahu will not be able to form a government

By 103FM
Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz is seen gesturing at the Knesset plenum amid a vote on dissolving the Knesset, on Decemeber 2, 2020.

Meretz cancels party primary

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