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Labor Party Results In, Herzog Out

Another Labor party chairman is rejected after just one term.

Naftali Bennett Asking Party’s ‘American Members’ for ‘Power to Continue Working Very, Very Hard’

Bennett, who has been persistently unavailable for an interview with The Jewish Press Online since before the 2013 elections, plain forgot about the many English speaking Habayit Hayehudi members who do not hail from the US.

Clinton Losing Ground to Sanders in New Hampshire and Iowa

Hillary has become a magnet for bad news, but it will take a lot more to beat her.

UPDATED: Netanyahu Stays On Top, and Other Initial Likud Winners

Following a partial count, these are the winners in the Likud Primaries

NYC Mayoral Candidates Heavily Courting Orthodox Jewish Voters

Approximately 25 percent of the New York City electorate is Jewish, and a growing number are Orthodox.

Will the Likud Remain Democratic?

The institution of party primaries in Israel needs to be expanded not shrunk, so that the government will be under the supervision of the people from which it derives power and the moral authority to govern.

No More Likud Primaries

Bibi want to block democracy within the Likud.

In Clever Nod to Right Wing Voters Bennett Says He’d Refuse Order to Uproot...

The real bonus to Bennett and his party came from the Likud party, which has been hemorrhaging votes in the polls to the Beit Yehudi list.

Understanding Israel’s ‘Deal System’

While the Israeli media wrongly claimed that the Likud had made an extreme shift to the right in recent primaries, some commentators were correcting in observing the existence of a deal-system. (Part IV in a series about the Likud primaries).

Likud’s First Lady: Adopt Levy Report, Expand Construction

Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely celebrated her victory in the Likud primaries.

Likud’s Pro-Settlements Shooting Star Hints He Wants Housing Ministry

Danon came fifth in the primaries, which often means a ministerial position.

Results in from Labor Primaries

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

Likud Primaries on Sunday

The Likud party is holding primaries on Sunday. The race is going to be a closely watched, as both candidates and voters look to see...

Whose Watchdogs Are They?

It is morning and my car glides down the mountains of the Shomron into the smog of greater Tel Aviv. Another crazy day of running in the primaries is about to begin. My cell phone rings. A young, determined voice is on the other end.

Likud Set to Approve Primary Elections Scheme, Barak Excluded

The method of the primaries for the Likud's Knesset list was drafted by the Likud's Constitutional Committee last night and is set to be approved by the party's Central Committee this evening in Ganei HaTa'aruchah in Tel Aviv. The scheme does not include the reserving of secure spots on the list - spots within the number of seats Likud is certain to win - for candidates chosen by Prime Minister and Party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu. It was rumored that Netanyahu wanted such spots for Defense Minister Ehud Barak and possibly other members of Barak's Independence faction which broke off from Labor.

Two Rivals Unite to Push Likud MK List to the Right of Netanyahu (updated)

At an election event held in the backyard of Moshe Feiglin in Karnei Shomron, a new alliance has been announced.

Drama in the ‘Jewish Home’ Party

In less than three months time the Jewish Home Party, formerly known as the National Religious Party (NRP), will be holding its first ever internal primaries.

An Interview with Ayelet Shaked, Secular Candidate for HaBayit HaYehudi

The co-founder and former chairman of the MyIsrael (Yisrael Sheli) national movement, the recipient of the 2012 Abramowitz Israeli Prize for Media Criticism and a close associate of Naftali Bennett – the two worked together in the office of Benjamin Netanyahu prior to the 2009 elections – Shaked is raising some eyebrows due to the fact that she, unlike Bennett, is a secular candidate for HaBayit Hayehudi -a traditionally religious party.

Adelson Gives Romney PAC $10 Million

According to the Wall Street Journal, chairman and chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who fueled Newt Gingrich’s presidential bid,...

Ron Paul Halts Campaign, Keeps Delegates

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has effectively given up his presidential campaign but will not give up his delegates to Mitt Romney. Paul, a Texas Republican,...

Religious Zionists Seeking Reunification Amid Pressures of Blitz Elections

National Union Chairman MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh) says the Jewish Home and National Union factions will announce, officially and together, "that we'll be running jointly in the next election." At a time when polls are showing the Religious Zionist camp losing at least one seat in the coming election, reunification couldn't come too soon. But the road back may not be simple.

Santorum Continues to Challenge Romney for Republican Nomination, Wins Two More States

Thus far, Romney has received the votes of 494 Republican delegates to Santorum's 251, while Gingrich trails far behind with 131. A candidate needs 1,144 delegates to win the Republican nomination.

National Religious Factions Split over Primaries

In response to National Religious Party Chairman MK Zevulun Orlev's call for consolidated primaries of the two current factions of what used to be...

Why I Am Running For Head Of Likud

There we, Manhigut Yehudit’s strategy team, sat for our first strategy meeting ahead of the upcoming primaries. “According to Likud law, primaries for the party chairmanship will be held in about a year,” I said, “and we have to prepare now.”

McCain: Kerry Revisited?

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the early front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, had a potential John Connally/Mike Dukakis/John Kerry moment earlier this month, and hardly anyone seems to have noticed.

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