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Rivlin Turns to Bible for Lesson on Democracy, Political Culture

“There is nothing more Jewish than pointed disagreement. And there is nothing more democratic than pointed disagreement. It is possible, important and perhaps even crucial to discuss and to insist on a culture of disagreement."

Reports: Tzipi Livni No More

Tzipi Livni could teach Hillary Clinton a thing or two about carpetbagging.

Smotrich: Time Running Out, Union with Habayit Hayehudi Must Take Place ASAP

Smotrich sees a significant dispute between the two parties concerning inviting Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel of the Jewish Power party into the partnership.

Shas Party Tells Court: Women Can Be Members, Run for Office

The party is not obligated to appoint any female candidate to its electoral list, but the door is opened to the possibility.

Record at a Glance: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Supports Israel’s Security, Fights Against Anti-Semitism

In January 2017, Klobuchar was a co-sponsor of a Senate resolution to rebuke U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334.

Former Labor Knesset Speaker: Let Labor Die in Peace

"Labor is like a pet that was run over on the highway."

Elizabeth Warren Victory Spells Return to Obama Mid-East Policies, Especially with Gantz as PM

The Democratic party of 2019 is radically different from the same party only ten years ago, and eons away from the party in the 1970s and '80s.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Haunted by David Duke’s Endorsements

In January 2017, Gabbard met with President Bashar al-Assad in what she said was an unplanned meeting during a trip to Syria and Lebanon.

Habayit Hayehudi Picks former IDF Chief Rabbi as New Leader

During his military service, Rabbi Peretz criticized the expulsion of thousands of Jewish homesteaders from the Gaza Strip.

Report: Bibi Weighing Union with Bennett, Shaked

Bennett, along with Ayelet Shaked, were among those Bibi threw to the dogs, after they had run the campaign that brought him back to power after 10 years in exile.

Roseanne Buddies with Miri Regev in Old City Streets

Anyone out there wants to start a petition? Draft Roseanne to the Knesset?

Likud Blocks Sharon’s Son’s Primaries Run, Cites Role in Gush Katif Transfer

Sharon, together with his father, left the Likud for the Kadima party when most Likud members refused to deport Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip.

Report: Habayit Hayehudi Contemplated Suicide

Party CEO Nir Auerbach became Persona non grata to some members when it turned out he had been in on the Bennett-Shaked parlor trick.

Netanyahu Attacks Mandelblit Directly over ‘Questionable Timing’ of TV Interview

The AG allegedly told his circle: "The talking points come directly from above, the prime minister is dragging the entire country down with him, it's sad and it will hurt all of us."

Smotrich: Bennett and Shaked Left ‘Atomic Mess’ in Habayit Hayehudi

"They abandoned the religious Zionist party at the last-minute, and now in Habayit Hayehudi there is a war of everyone against everyone else, its all empty, and void, and waste."

Gantz: I Risked Israeli Soldiers’ Lives to Save Gaza Strip Arabs

"We did not harm civilians, but we endangered Golani soldiers."

Report: Netanyahu Fears Losing Religious Zionist Voters

On the question of who should lead the New Right party, 57% said they wanted Ayelet Shaked, compared with 43% who chose Naftali Bennett.

Elections Set for April 9, So What About Benny Gantz?

At the polls he has been sinking in direct correlation to allowing his run to gain a realistic substance.

Haredi Parties Could Pay a High Price for Failure to Cooperate on IDF Draft...

Yesh Atid chairman MK Yair Lapid said on Monday: "After the elections, a government headed by myself will pass the draft law without tricky combinations."

New Poll Suggests Netanyahu Should Fear Newcomer Benny Gantz

60% of the public are dissatisfied with the performance of Benjamin Netanyahu as defense minister and Moshe Kahlon as finance minister.

Reports: Northern Shield Was in Background of Liberman’s Resignation, Bennett’s Ultimatum, Pompeo Meeting

Liberman, who was eager to make good on his public announcements about getting even with Gaza, felt that Netanyahu was making him look bad, manipulating his position to make it untenable.

Extreme Left Pushing Retake of Israel’s Government Using US Democrats’ Model

"Voters are receptive to progressive agendas, even if they don’t identify as such."

J Street Dealt Setbacks in Competitive Midterm Races

The political action committee of the left-wing Israel group J Street batted just under 43 percent on Tuesday night, as most of their endorsed candidates in competitive races wound up losing their bid.

Report: Bennett to Support Secular Mayoral Candidate Against Liberman’s Pick

The split within the Haredi factions in last Tuesday's vote also makes it possible for several Haredi city council-members elect to endorse Berkovitch next round.

Analysis: Only Moshe Leon Can Form Jerusalem Council Coalition

Jerusalem Faction, the radical Haredi slate (2) will support the secular Berkowitz.

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