Bibi to Settlers: Vote Likud, or Else…
The country's front runner party apparatus is enraged with registered members who they claim are not voting Likud in the general elections. 2009 election results say otherwise.
Israel’s Election Campaign Shifts Into High Gear
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.
Channel 10 Poll: Likud-Beitenu Down to 32; Jewish Home 14; Power for Israel 2
The Channel 10 report included the fact that none of the Likud's district candidates would get in and even MK Carmel Shama could be on the chopping bloc.
Yechimovitch: I’ll Raise Taxes
According to a report on Israel Channel 10, Shelly Yechimovitch, the head of the Labor party, said that if she is appointed Minister of...
Latest Coalition Building Rumors and Threats from Israel
Nasty threats, mistreatment, rumors, and a general lack of trust define this government's coalition building attempts.
First-Time Israeli Voters Going Right
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...
What Will the Chareidim Do?
In the past, Chareidi (Ultra-Orthodox) participation in election voting has never topped more than around a third of their potential voters. Chareidim have avoided voting...
Why Bibi is Not Intimidated by Obama
What is better, a popular Israel riddled with dead Jews or an unpopular Israel filled with living ones?
Poll: Likud Shooting Back Up, Livni Sinking
Right wing and Haredi parties form a seemingly insurmountable, 71-seat block.
Clash on the Right: Eldad v. Feiglin
MK Aryeh Eldad (Strength to Israel) and Knesset candidate Moshe Feiglin (Likud) traded barbs today over ideological purity and compromise in politics.
American Voters In Israel Make Their Mark On Two Electoral Fronts
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.
Poll: Many Who Stayed Home in 2009 Will Vote Left
The reluctance is most prevalent among those who voted Likud, Israel Beitenu, and Shas.
PM Netanyahu Congratulates US President-Elect Obama
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulated re-elected President Barack Obama.
Will Congress Investigate Obama’s Attempt to Derail Bibi?
President Obama was issuing a not so subtly veiled threat to the Israeli voters.
Insiders: Amir Peretz Is Taking Over Tzipi Livni’s Movement
Couldn't happen to a nicer gal – forced to betray her loyalists, Livni will have to live with the king of intrigues.
Jewish Home Primaries Today, Vote for the Anglo
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.
Rav Ovadia’s Son Prohibits Vote for Parties Pushing 2-State Solution
In recent weeks, "Pikuach Nefesh" rabbis have sent pledges to every party leader, asking for their signatures.
The Other MKs Who Didn’t Make it into the Likud’s Top 25
In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part III in a series).
Weekly Polls: Pre-Gaza Polls Give Right 66.5 Knesset Seats
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.
What to Do when your Partner Is under Indictment and It’s 3 Weeks before...
Liberman came to his police interrogation directly from the National Hall in Jerusalem, where Likud-Beiteinu launched their the Knesset elections campaign.
Can the Likud Survive without the ‘Feinschmeckers’?
In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part II in a series).
Rabbi Piron: Shas’ Election Spot ‘Darkness Judaism’ (Video)
The spot shows a Russian born bride to receive her instant giur-conversion document by fax.
Rivlin Offers to Trade Spots With a Female Candidate
Speaker of the Knesset Rueven Rivlin (Likud) said Wednesday that he would be willing to be moved lower on the joint Likud Yisrael Beitenu...
Unexpected Results Call Makeup Of Future Israeli Coalition Into Question
JERUSALEM – With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu slate, still expected to be tapped by President Shimon Peres to form Israel’s 33rd government, its makeup will look different from the outgoing coalition.
Poll: More Israelis Against the Two-State Solution than For it
The poll comes on the heels of another set of polls which claimed that Israelis supported the two-state solution by a two-thirds margin.
New Poll: Likud-Beiteinu Downslide Continues, Bennett Steady at 15
HaBayit HaYehudi keeps its momentum going, poll finds 43% of Bennett's voters are not religious.
Israeli Poll Avg: Jewish Home and Livni Ahead, Right Holding Strong
Knesset Jeremy's average of last week's polls.
Shaked: Jewish Home Supports Civil Marriages for ‘Unweddables’
Shaked noted that her party intends to promote, in addition, a significant reform of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
There’s Nobody Here But Us Bennetts
Many forget that Netanyahu's score on his actions during the Disengagement was a floor hugging 14%.
Updated: Record High Voter Turnout So Far (8 PM)
For an Israeli election race where no one can actually say what the important issues of the race are, voter turnout has been at...