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23.10.2014
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Netanyahu looks to balance Lapid, haredim in new coalition
The work of coalition building is underway, as Netanyahu meets with Yair Lapid and calls the heads of Habayit Hayehudi, Labor, Meretz, and Hatnuah Shas open to idea of sitting with Lapid: "He is a good man; he doesn't eat haredim," says Deri.
 
Dan Margalit | Netanyahu and Lapid first, others after
If Netanyahu and Lapid can agree on the major issues: drafting haredim, peace process, budget they can bring others on board later.
Dr. Gabi Avital | Solidarity, brothers
Rather than gloat over his victory, Lapid should adopt a moderating approach.
 
Yossi Beilin | Grandfather Yosef's Zionist dream
I am ready to work for the sake of the homeland: I want to be useful to both my countrymen and nation.
Dore Gold | The North African threat to Europe
Western analysts just do not understand the blind hatred of the West as a whole among all the jihadist organizations associated with al-Qaida.
Mati Tuchfeld | Money, power, or both?
Lapid has to choose between becoming finance minister or foreign minister.
Yoram Ettinger | Israel is still a red state
The election underlined once again Israels hawkish majority.
Gonen Ginat | Israel's siesta vote
It is no coincidence that so many of us go to the beach on Election Day, we are record-breaking escapists.
Is there a future?
It's now clear that the polls were wrong: Yair Lapid took many votes away from Likud and dramatically eroded the ruling party's presence in the next Knesset Lapid proved that he understands better than anyone what really matters to the Israeli public.
Isi Leibler | Daunting challenges facing Netanyahu
There is agreement that we face unprecedented global pressures and that this is a critical moment in our history.
For a quiet soldier, a war fought increasingly in the shadows
Besides fateful security challenges that await him, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz is also staring down the barrel of a new socially minded government that will have to cut the defense budget.
The house of the holy
The next Knesset will have more religious members than ever before a third of the MKs elected this week are observant but they probably couldn't agree on a single issue.
The haredi hangover
Shas managed to hold onto its electoral strength, United Torah Judaism showed how a campaign of fear can mobilize constituents Over the coming weeks and in the ensuing four years, they will try to prevent the sweep of events, but won't control it.
The pollsters' margin of error
The high number of undecided voters in the 2013 election made the pollsters' job nearly impossible, but no one expected a fiasco on the scale of what occurred on Tuesday night.
Joy in the Jewish home
Despite election results that were lower than the 15 Knesset seats predicted by polls, Habayit Hayehudi members were jubilant Some of the Knesset's more controversial new members were embraced and everyone was so proud of the campaign.
Dror Eydar | Why this was a victory for Netanyahu
The desire for a new agenda, based on social and economic issues rather than the peace process, has emerged as the winning, and unifying, ticket. Netanyahu, Lapid, Bennett and even Yachimovich realized that Those who insisted on a private agenda crashed
Shin Bet says it foiled 100 terror attacks in 2012
Ten Israelis killed in terrorist attacks in 2012, compared to 22 the previous year Number of Jewish attacks against Palestinians decreases, but involvement of teens in these attacks increases.
Erdan: We have 61 seats even without Yair Lapid
"It would be odd if one who talks incessantly about internal issues and improving the status of the middle class was suddenly offered the Foreign Ministry portfolio," says environmental protection minister.
How did Israel's soldiers and diplomats vote?
Among the double-envelope voters, the majority of whom were soldiers, Likud-Beytenu got the largest number of votes (52,526), followed by Yesh Atid (over 35,000), Habayit Hayehudi (over 32,000), Labor (about 22,000) and Shas (over 15,000).
Kerry says he hopes to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks
Incoming U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "My prayer is that perhaps this can be a moment where we can renew some kind of effort to get the parties into a discussion" Kerry warns Palestinians against taking Israel to ICC.
Peres: Too early to tell how new government will behave
"I must behave and keep quiet, which is very difficult," President Peres jokes ahead of official coalition talks Defense Minister Ehud Barak says voters sent message to government: "We want a share of what happens."
Gaza teens graduate from Hamas military school
Program is aimed at fostering new leaders in the struggle against Israel "This is the generation that will bring victory to its people and will liberate their land," Hamas prime minister says.
Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld shortlisted for Man Booker prize
The award, an offshoot of Britain's better-known Man Booker novel-of-the-year prize, is awarded for a lifetime's work Previous winners of the 60,000 ($95,000) award include Canada's Alice Munro, Nigeria's Chinua Achebe and Philip Roth of the U.S.
Abbas seeks meeting with Lapid
Palestinians think Israeli election results could provide chance to break the stalemate in the peace process Abbas surprised by strong showing of Israel's center-left parties Incoming Yesh Atid MK: We will insist on immediate restart of peace talks.