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Party Registration Closed, and the Pollsters are Busy

Posted on: December 7th, 2012

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Party registration for running in the Israeli elections to Knesset finally closed, and the pollsters are busy.

Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin
 

Rivlin: Knesset Must Regulate Politicians’ Ability to Switch Parties

Posted on: December 6th, 2012

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Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin (Likud) criticized the practice of switching between parties by various Members of Knesset and Knesset candidates , calling on the next Knesset to regulate such behavior, Israel’s Channel 10 website reported. “We need to ask ourselves what is transpiring in our political culture,” Rivlin said. “To my regret, what […]

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Amir Peretz, Formerly of Labor, Embraces Tzipi

Posted on: December 6th, 2012

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Amir Peretz, former Histadrut union chief and former Defense Minister, is now a former member of the Avoda (Labor) party. He is moving over to the Movement (HaTnuah) party of Tzipi Livni (former head of Kadima, and former Foreign Minister). Also moving over to Livni’s party is former general Elazar Stern. Stern announced on the […]

 

Rivlin Offers to Trade Spots With a Female Candidate

Posted on: December 6th, 2012

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Speaker of the Knesset Rueven Rivlin (Likud) said Wednesday that he would be willing to be moved lower on the joint Likud Yisrael Beitenu (“Likud-Beitenu”) list in order to ensure that a female candidate were included in the list’s top ten candidates, Ma’ariv reported. Rivlin is number 10 on the joint list.  The first female […]

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Clash on the Right: Eldad v. Feiglin

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

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MK Aryeh Eldad (Strength to Israel) and Knesset candidate Moshe Feiglin (Likud) traded barbs today over ideological purity and compromise in politics.

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Yechimovitch: I’ll Raise Taxes

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

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According to a report on Israel Channel 10, Shelly Yechimovitch, the head of the Labor party, said that if she is appointed Minister of Finance, she would increase healthcare taxes, legislate an inheritance tax, and increase the corporate tax rate.

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First-Time Israeli Voters Going Right

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

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This item in Hebrew from Israel’s Channel 2/Mako informs us that: 49% of all first time voters define themselves as right-wing. 20% as center but right-leaning. 5% as left and 9% as center but left-leaning. How are those stats? Visit My Right Word.

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Results in from Labor Primaries

Posted on: November 30th, 2012

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Labor party primary results are in, and Shelly Yechimovitch did not come out a winner.

 

Labor Primaries on Thursday – and Shelly’s Blacklist

Posted on: November 28th, 2012

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The Labor party, headed up by Shelly Yechimovitch, will be holding primaries on Thursday. Nana10 reports that senior staffers in Yechimovitch’s office have set up white lists and black lists of who they want in the Knesset and who they don’t want to see at all. Among those that Yechimovitch reportedly does not want running […]

 

Latest Israel Election Polls

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012

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The following poll result were reported on the Knesset TV Channel, after the Cease Fire announcement.

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Weekly Polls: Pre-Gaza Polls Give Right 66.5 Knesset Seats

Posted on: November 19th, 2012

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The average of 2 polls published last week, Channel 2 and Jerusalem Post. The Post poll was conducted November 12-13 and the Channel 2 poll was published November 14.

Zipi Hotovely campaign ad: "Against the entire left"
 

Likud Primaries: How to Vote?

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

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So far, the only candidates that I am 100% certain about are from the list from Mattot Arim.

Uri Orbach voting in the primary to select the leading Jewish Home party candidates.
 

Jewish Home Party Primary Results In; ‘Anglo’ Jeremy Gimpel Comes in 9th

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

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All but Smoliansky are allies of Naftali Bennett who trounced MK Zvulon Orlev to become the new chairman of the party last week.

 

Some Likud MKs Explain Their Positions to Voters – in English

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

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On Tuesday night, around 100 English speaking Likud members and supporters got to hear MK Tzipi Hotoveli, MK Gila Gamliel and Jerusalem City Council member Yair Gabai address some of the major issues of the day, in English. The event, which was held at the Ramada Hotel in Jerusalem, and lasted over two hours, was […]

Michael Ben Ari (R) and Aryeh Eldad under their campaign slogan "No Duties – No Rights," introduced their new party "Power to Israel" at a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
 

MKs Eldad, Ben-Ari Launch ‘Power to Israel’ Party, MK Ariel Warns of Damage to the Right

Posted on: November 13th, 2012

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Eldad described a vacuum on the right, and a need for an ideological right-wing that will say things "that have been forgotten."

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Jewish Home Primaries Today, Vote for the Anglo

Posted on: November 13th, 2012

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We may be in different parties, but Jeremy Gimpel is representative of the English-speaking community in Israel. His message represents the selfless Zionist commitment of the community in the political sphere. My hope is that all Anglos who are members of the Jewish Home should make sure they turn up at the polling station and support Jeremy Gimpel and help him get into the Knesset.

 

American Voters In Israel Make Their Mark On Two Electoral Fronts

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – More than 100,000 American voters in Israel cast their ballots for a presidential candidate, with nearly 80,000 of them having submitted a ballot provided by iVoteIsrael, a local non-profit organization that spent the past few months aggressively encouraging American expatriates living in Israel to register and vote. The remaining registered voters cast their ballots via the absentee route.

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PM Netanyahu Congratulates US President-Elect Obama

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulated re-elected President Barack Obama.

 

Likud Beitenu’s Political Juggernaut

Posted on: November 1st, 2012

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TEL AVIV – Political pundits have long debated who is the real Benjamin Netanyahu. Is he a pragmatist handcuffed by his right-wing support base and fealty to his late father’s nationalist vision? Is he a true right-wing ideologue whose apparent concessions to Israeli-Palestinian peace are but feints?

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Video Chuckle: Israel’s Labor Party Central Committee

Posted on: November 1st, 2012

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Israel's political party conventions make the Knesset seem polite and tame. At the Likud Central Committee convention the other day, the vote for PM Netanyahu's proposal for the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu to run together in the upcoming election was conducted by a "show of hands" popular vote. Not the best way to hold a vote.

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