Latest Polls Show Lapid & Netanyahu Tied 60-60, Outcome Depends on Arab Turnout

The first poll following the closing of the election lists on Thursday was issued with great fanfare by Kan 11 News Saturday night, and it reveals that, 1. Nothing has changed on the ground, other than the fact that Balad, the crazy, hateful, anti-Israeli Arab list that’s been dumped from the Joint Arab List will not make the cut, remaining well below the 3.25% vote threshold, leaves their former partners with only 4 mandates; and, 2. Everything has changed on the ground because now Lapid can rely on the Joint Arab List to recommend him to the President to take a stab at cobbling a new coalition government.

Nuclear deal with Iran off the table for time being, US has indicated to Israel

A new nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is off the table and will not be signed in the foreseeable future, The Times of Israel’s sister site Zman Yisrael has learned. This is the message that was conveyed to Prime Minister Yair Lapid in his recent conversations with US President Joe Biden and other administration officials.

Israel elections: Both blocs still fail to form a coalition – poll

With 100 days left before the elections for the 25th Knesset, both the bloc supporting former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the bloc forming the current coalition are projected to fail in forming a majority government, according to a poll published by KAN News on Sunday.

Netanyahu has week to find majority, prevent Israeli elections

With the dramatic announcement on Monday evening by coalition leaders Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of their intention to dissolve Israel’s government, the nation began bracing itself for its fifth round of elections in three years. A proposed date of Oct. 25 has already been set. However, elections could still be avoided if opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu succeeds in forming a government before the Knesset is dissolved. Can he do it?

Poll: Netanyahu’s right wing bloc would win most seats if election was held now

A poll released by Israel’s Channel 12 News on Monday shows that if a general election were held now, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc would win 60 seats in the Knesset, just one seat short of the majority needed to form a coalition, Israel National News (INN) reports. Led by Netanyahu, the Likud party would have the most seats at 36, Monday’s poll found.

Israel: Arab Ra’am party to stay in governing coalition

Israel’s Likud party led by former PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday withdrew a bill to dissolve the Knesset after Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas said his Islamist independent Arab party will remain in the governing coalition, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Likud rises to 36 seats as Netanyahu bloc nears majority

Opposition Leader and former premier Benjamin Netanyahu is on the cusp of having enough support for the Likud and its allies to form a new government if new elections were held today, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Israel looks to pass budget in major test for new government

Israeli lawmakers are set to begin marathon voting on Wednesday to try and pass the first national budget in three years, a major test for the fractious coalition government that was sworn in earlier this year after four divisive elections.

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