Israel Elections

Israel Elections - The latest news from the Israeli election campaigns.The competing members of the Knesset, candidates, analysis and comentaries

Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz
‘Israel is bigger than Bibi and me’
PM Benjamin Netanyahu with leaders of the right-wing bloc, Nov. 2019
Likud continues to lose support, Yesh Atid on the rise - poll
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting on June 28, 2020.
Netanyahu losing ground, as Bennett and Lapid rise in the polls
An Israeli flag is seen on the first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets, as it lands at Ben Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv
The Travel Advisor: A lifeline to keep El Al going
Defense Minister Benny Gantz talks to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi walks by at a cabinet meeting on June 7
Behind you, Bibi!
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at the swearing in of the Knesset
Where is Gantz’s alternate prime minister residence?
BENNY GANTZ, head of the Blue and White party.
Gantz to set up vice PM office in addition to Defense Ministry
Right-wing protesters demonstrate opposite the Supreme Court on May 3
A coalition or a fourth election?
By MARK WEISS
ATTORNEY-GENERAL Avichai Mandelblit faces a decision that not only will determine his career, but also the trajectory of the state.
Coalition deal keeps Amir Ohana’s state attorney in place
An empty Knesset Plenum
TIMELINE: What to expect after Knesset is tasked to form a gov't
AYMAN ODEH, leader of the Joint List – he holds a key to the castle, one that only Benny Gantz could use
Joint List condemns Gantz's actions, says he has no 'political backbone'
By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Emtanis Shihadeh of UAL-Balad
Why did Balad change its mind about Benny Gantz? – analysis
An empty Knesset Plenum
The 23rd Knesset, the new and the old
By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
A woman votes at a Jerusalem polling station on March 2
Healing our ailing Knesset
By SHLOMO MAITAL
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara vote at a Jerusalem polling station on March 2
Third election leaves an ominous impasse
By MARK WEISS
LIKUD SUPPORTERS celebrate the election results Monday night in Tel Aviv.
Likud starts preparing for fourth election
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and MK Yair Lapid
Yair Lapid: Arabs needed only once for minority government
LIKUD ELECTION ballots are seen on the floor at party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Monday night.
CEC endorses final election results, some Likudniks abstain
President Reuven Rivlin voting for the 23rd Knesset on Monday
Reuven Rivlin to receive final election results Tuesday
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman
Liberman’s long shot, a Netanyahu ouster and a centrist secular government
IKUD HEADQUARTERS on Monday night, getting ready to celebrate ahead of the exit polls.
An inside look at Netanyahu’s roller-coaster, topsy-turvy week
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu failed to restore the 61-lawmaker majority he won in 2015 and lost in 2019.
In Israel's third elections, nobody won and everybody lost
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's election at his Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel March 3, 2020
Likud demands recount after final results published
A medic in a protective suit votes in a special polling station set up by Israel's election committee so Israelis under home-quarantine, such as those who have recently travelled back to Israel from coronavirus hot spots can vote in Israel's national election, in Ashkelon, Israel March 2, 2020
Voters quarantined for coronavirus favor Blue and White - initial results
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett tour Mount Avital in the Golan Heights
Why did so many religious-Zionist voters choose Bibi not Bennett?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures after speaking to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's election at his Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel March 3, 2020
Netanyahu: Gantz trying to steal the election
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures after speaking to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's election at his Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel March 3, 2020
As the election results come in, what did the people say? – analysis
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he delivers a statement during his visit at the Health Ministry national hotline, in Kiryat Malachi, Israel March 1, 2020
Netanyahu’s victory is an indictment of his indictment - Analysis
Amir Peretz (R) and Orly Levy Abecassis (L)
Meet the potential defectors Netanyahu wants on the Right
Leader of Joint List party, Ayman Odeh casts his ballot together with his sons at a polling station as Israelis vote in a national election in Haifa, Israel March 2, 2020
Did election racism transform Israeli Arabs into a political powerhouse?
PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN gestures to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the President’s Residence on Wednesday.
Rivlin prepares to begin consultations on forming government
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with right bloc leaders
Rivlin, Netanyahu set to clash over mandate to form government
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz
Gantz's shortcomings fails to defeat Likud, Netanyahu’s flair superior
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu win won't significantly delay trial, if it will delay it at all
A medic in a protective suit votes in a special polling station set up by Israel's election committee so Israelis under home-quarantine, such as those who have recently travelled back to Israel from coronavirus hot spots can vote in Israel's national election, in Ashkelon, Israel March 2, 2020
Election officials refuse to count 'coronavirus votes'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrates at the Likud victory rally on March 3, 2020.
Netanyahu calls win biggest victory of his life
Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, attends an election campaign event, in Kfar Ahim, Israel, September 16, 2019
Gantz does not concede despite exit polls
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks during the AIPAC convention at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2020.
State Department will help US businesses threatened by UNHRC blacklist
THE KNESSET – lawmakers have different ways of expressing their frustration over the coalition crisis
Say hello to the 23rd Knesset!
A supporter reacts as results of the exit polls are shown at Benny Gantz's Blue and White party headquarters, following Israel's national election, in Tel Aviv, Israel March 2
Gloom and despair at Blue and White event following election failure
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he delivers a statement during his visit at the Health Ministry national hotline, in Kiryat Malachi, Israel March 1, 2020
Time to go from promises to compromises - analysis
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
King Bibi Netanyahu, the magician – analysis
Likud supporters celebrate as the exit polls for Israel's March 2, 2020 elections are announced
Supporters sense victory at Likud headquarters
Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman and his wife Ella cast their vote in Nokdim
Liberman says 'no fourth election,' remains kingmaker by slim margin
Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, speaks during an election campaign rally in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel, February 25, 2020.
Benny Gantz: I will continue to fight for our voters, activists
Amir Perezt voted in Sderot on Monday, together with his wife Ahlama Peretz
Labor-Gesher-Meretz set to try to bolster Gantz’s hand
People vote in Jerusalem on election day, March 2, 2020.
Pollsters say exit polls 'surprising' and 'unexpected'
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Did Bennett teach Netanyahu a lesson this week?
Naftali Bennett: Yamina will stay united
Israel goes to the polls, March 2, 2020.
Netanyahu's bloc to stay at 58 seats
Interior Minister Arye Deri at a Shas campaign rally
Haredi parties deploy rabbis, coronavirus amulets to boost voter turnout
Woman with bags in shopping mall
Election Day shopping up by over 10% compared to September elections
AYMAN ODEH, leader of the Joint List, gestures as he hands out pamphlets during an an election campaign event in Tira.
Joint List urges Arabs not to boycott elections, aims to win 16 seats
People vote in Jerusalem on election day, March 2, 2020.
Third time's charm? Israelis take to voting booths to avoid fourth elex
People vote in Jerusalem on election day, March 2, 2020.
Multiple parties from left to right accused of voter fraud
Shas charm promising to protect against the coronavirus.
Shas fined for giving out charms to protect from coronavirus
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's election at his Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv on March 3, 2020.
Benjamin Netanyahu defeats Gantz, but is still short a majority
Google Doodle featuring the Israeli elections
New Google doodle in honor of Israel's third election
MK Heba Yazbak of UAL-Balad
Joint List's Heba Yazbak: Joint list is against racism
President Reuven Rivlin voting for the 23rd Knesset on Monday
Reuven Rivlin on election day, 'I feel a sense of deep shame'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara voting for the 23rd Knesset on Monday
Netanyahu at the voting booth: Go vote, don't fear coronavirus
Israel Health Minister's deputy, Yaakov Ltzman, casts his ballot at a voting station in Jerusalem, during the Knesset Elections, on March 02, 2020.
Health Minister Litzman: Go out and vote without fear of the coronavirus
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and his wife vote on Monday
Benny Gantz: I hope that today marks the start of a healing process
Itamar Ben Gvir, head of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Strength) party holds a press conference in Jerusalem on March 01, 2020.
Fake letters distributed claiming Otzma Yehudit dropped from elections
Amir Perezt voted in Sderot on Monday, together with his wife Ahlama Peretz
Amir Peretz: The moment has come, it's time to vote for your truth
Yamina party chairwoman Ayelet Shaked casts her vote at a voting station in Tel Aviv, during the Knesset Elections, on March 02, 2020.
Ayelet Shaked votes, prays for the end of the political stalemate
Shas party chairman and Interior Affairs Minister, Aryeh Deri, casts his ballot at a voting station in Jerusalem, during the Knesset Elections, on Marc 02, 2020.
Shas leader Aryeh Deri prays over Rabbi Ovadia's grave for elections
The Kochavi family, under quarantine until Thursday, goes to vote at a coronavirus voting booth in the Knesset elections on March 2
Over 70% of 'coronavirus voters' cast their ballots in special stations
Time to decide who to vote for again
Electoral commission member from Likud indicted for falsifying results
By LEON SVERDLOV
Illustration of voting notes in the Israeli general elections on March 02, 2020
Elections 2020: 65.5% of Israelis vote, highest since 1999
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking with Ma'aleh Adumim mayor Benny Kashriel
Will annexation be the key to a Netanyahu victory? – analysis
Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel November 22, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security, strong in Economy
Will the fighting end after the elections? - analysis
Speaking via satellite feed from Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses AIPAC in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019
AIPAC attendees weigh in on Israel's elections
Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, attends an election campaign event, in Kfar Ahim, Israel, September 16, 2019
Netanyahu caught in lie about taping Gantz adviser
Benny Gantz, head of Blue and White party, greets a child after giving a statement to the media in Ramat Gan, Israel March 1, 2020
Israel elections: Politicians spew hatred, but people want peace and love
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he delivers a statement during his visit at the Health Ministry national hotline, in Kiryat Malachi, Israel March 1, 2020
Could voter data manipulation return Netanyahu to power?
Former MK Stav Shaffir votes on Monday
Shaffir sends her backers bittersweet message
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry on February 25, 2020.
Yamina relies on sectoral unity to prevent losing votes to other parties
An Israeli-Arab father casts a ballot together with his children, as Israelis vote in a parliamentary election, at a polling station in Umm al-Fahm, Israel April 9, 2019
Joint List MK: Donald Trump is motivating Arabs to vote
Israel elections:time to vote.
Palestinians don't expect 'real changes' after Israel's elections
Benny Gantz, head of Blue and White party, looks on as he gives a statement to the media in Ramat Gan, Israel March 1, 2020
Blue and White's mission to oust Netanyahu failing to draw soft-right vote
Avigdor Liberman
Yisrael Beytenu pledges no 4th elections, plan to form gov't remains hazy
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at a press conference
Gantz vows to form national reconciliation council
Israeli Defense Minister joins IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi for large-scale drill in the north.
Israel's enemies are not waiting until a prime minister is chosen
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz addresses supporters, Tel Aviv, February 29, 2020
Blue and White mix message of hope with outrage in final message to voters
Democratic Union leader Nitzan Horowitz
Nitzan Horowitz: Blue and White MKs may defect to Likud after election
By LEON SVERDLOV
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman is seen speaking at the 'Maariv' Conference.
Liberman: Netanyahu told Jordan he wouldn't annex Jordan Valley
By ARIK BENDER/MAARIV
Facebook symbol
Facebook removes fake accounts designed to keep Arab Israelis from voting
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Posters for the Joint List, Labor, Likud, and Blue and White parties outside of the polling station at Gabrieli Carmel School in Tel Aviv
Amid political gridlock, Israel’s Arab citizens see opportunities
By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
Ballots for the 2019 elections
Israelis abroad struggle over whether to fly home for 3rd election
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks past a Likud election campaign poster depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem February 25, 2020
‘Stability voters’ shift to Likud as turnout set to decide race - analysis
CAMPAIGN POSTERS in Jerusalem – have we seen them before?
Is Israel on track to the fourth election?
Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz (R)
Polls find Netanyahu edging toward 61-seat blocking majority
Ice cream cone (illustrative)
Jerusalem Municipality offers free ice cream on Election Day
Traffic moves past a Blue and White party election campaign poster, depicting party leader Benny Gantz, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Tel Aviv, Israel February 18, 2020
Poll finds 30% of Israelis expect fourth election
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman is seen speaking at the 'Maariv' Conference.
Liberman: We will form a govt without Netanyahu, Deri, Litzman and Gafni
The heads of Hadash, Ta'al and Ra'am parties agree to create a joint Arab List, July 27, 2019
85% of Arab students support Joint List after mock debate in Kfar Qasim
By HANNAH HEPNER
‘ISRAEL’S INABILITY to form a government, after two consecutive elections, appears to be related to this paradigmatic shift in politics.’
How many Israelis are eligible to vote in the upcoming election?
Israeli delegates in Hong Kong vote in March 2020 elections
Twenty polling stations fitted to let Israelis with coronavirus vote
An Israeli-Arab father casts a ballot together with his children, as Israelis vote in a parliamentary election, at a polling station in Umm al-Fahm, Israel April 9, 2019
Rising Arab voter turnout could help Blue and White – analysis
By ZEV STUB
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu climbs out of the 'Rahav,' the fifth submarine in the navy's fleet, in 2017
Blue and White asks AG for another Netanyahu probe
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