Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Two Knesset Members from the last Knesset’s Labor party were involved in vote-buying in the party’s 2012 primaries, according to Yediot Acharonot. Labor leader Shelly Yechimovich named one of them as Amir Peretz, who ditched Labor to run with Tzipi Livni’s party in the January general elections.
She told Army Radio Tuesday that she knows that one of those being probed by police is Peretz, and the Labor party issued a statement condemning vote buying. The other suspect, currently as Labor MK, was not named.
Peretz vehemently denied the accusations, called them libel and characterized Yechimovich as a bad person.
Last week, police said they are investigating similar charges against Knesset Member Nissim Slomiansky of the Jewish Home party. Party chairman Naftali Bennett suspected him of vote-buying because of his stunning victory in the recent election even though he was not supported by Bennett.
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Hamas says the death of the killers of three Israeli teens
The IDF shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated Israeli air space, using a Patriot missile.
PA Chairman Abbas sent a message to Israeli PM Netanyahu in advance of the UN General Assembly: “End the occupation. Make peace.”
A statement issued by the Frenkel, Yifrach and Sha’ar families thanks Israel for ‘justice served.’
Three wounded Syrians were treated Tuesday at Nahariya’s Western Galilee Medical Center.
Head of the Israeli Navy Ram Rothberg attends a memorial ceremony held at sea by Israeli sailors from the navy’s newest submarine, the INS Tanin. The ceremony was in memory of the personnel of the INS Dakar, which sank 435 km. off the coast of Haifa in 1968. September 21, 2014.
Syrians on both sides of the civil war responded to Israel’s downing of a Syrian Sukhoi-24 fighter jet Tuesday morning.
PM Netanyahu: Israel fulfilled pledge to track down killers of the three yeshiva boys.
Knesset Speaker Elkin says Israel should hold Hamas terrorist bodies until IDF soldier bodies returned.
The US and allies began bombing ISIS in Syria on Monday despite warnings from Russia and Iran. Washington informed Damascus.
Released for publication: The two Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and killed Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel, and Eyal Yifrach have been killed in an overnight security operation.
After 2 days of deliberation by a jury, following a 5 week trial, and 10 years of legal battles, Jordan’s Arab Bank has been found guilty of helping Hamas financially.
ISIS urged all Muslims to kill all non-Muslims, and referred to Kerry as an ‘uncircumcised old Geezer.’
The cease-fire does not mean Hamas can’t prepare to end it.
Add BDS to the long list of those who never will forgive Obama.
The exact location is secret because of safety concerns. How long before the PA claims it is theirs?
Israel welcomed 24,801 new immigrants this past year. Another 6-8 million did not make it – yet.
Benign neglect could be setting up Jews in eastern Jerusalem for “Gush Katif No. 2”
A good Jewish boy has a Bar Mitzvah at 13. A good Muslim fanatic joins the ISIS.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/knesset-member-peretz-suspected-of-vote-buying/2013/03/05/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: