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Israel’s Political Map As Confusing As Ever

22 Kislev 5773 – December 5, 2012
JERUSALEM – While it is almost certain that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will form the next Israeli coalition government, the country’s confusing electoral system has created another medley of instant political parties headed by a variety of media celebrities and scorned politicians.

PLO Sources: Fayyad Not Resigning, Proposing New Government

16 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has not offered his resignation, but has presented instead a plan to the PLO leadership to form a more inclusive...

Will the New Israel Fund Also Fight Anti-Jewish Incitement?

10 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
The New Israel Fund recently announced that it “is undertaking a comprehensive survey to identify those most involved in inciting racism and violence.” Incitement to violence and intolerance is a particularly troubling problem plaguing Israeli society today. This problem is all the more severe when the incitement comes from respected public figures and political leaders. But will the New Israel Fund will also include anti-Jewish incitement coming from the Israeli Left?

Israel’s Election Campaign Shifts Into High Gear

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
JERUSALEM – With the 18th Israeli Knesset dispersed and new national elections set for January 22, 2013, Israel’s various political factions began preparing for what is expected to be a brutal campaign to elect a new 120-seat parliament. Following the elections President Shimon Peres will ask a newly elected MK, presumably from the largest faction, to form the next government.

70 days Later – Mofaz, Kadima, Quit Netanyahu’s Government over Haredi...

28 Tammuz 5772 – July 17, 2012
Following the collapse of negotiations over a new conscription law, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz decided to quit Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier once again with only 66 MKs. Mofaz told a Kadima faction emergency session: "It is with great sorrow that I say that there is no escape from taking a decision on quitting the government." Mofaz explained: "I went in on a principle, and when that failed, we must quit."

Mofaz to Netanyahu: You Must Accept Haredi Conscription

14 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
A few hours after a report by MK Plesner's committee on "equal share in burden" was made public Wednesday morning, coalition partner Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz convened members of his faction to say that he expects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the committee's recommendations within a few days days. "The decision before us is a crucial decision for Israel," he stressed.

National Union Recess Tour

27 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
The National Union went on the road this week, despite the Knesset's recess. Faction members visited Naot Kedumim and pledged to increase awareness of the Biblical landscape reserve. They also visited Ateret, where they were shocked to see a new access road being built by Arabs in Area C, an area under Israeli civilian and military control.

Kadima Calls Faction Meeting Amid Rumors of a Split in the...

25 Adar 5772 – March 19, 2012
Dalia Itzik, Kadima's Knesset Faction Chairwoman and the last faction member yet to announce who she will support in the upcoming primary between Livni and Shaul Mofaz, has been linked to discussions with Mofaz's campaign over the weekend.

Letters To The Editor

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Angry In The HeartlandI realize this will be offensive to some of your readers. As a Christian, I must say it for those Jews...

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