MK Aryeh Eldad (Strength to Israel) and Knesset candidate Moshe Feiglin (Likud) traded barbs today over ideological purity and compromise in politics.
In a move that took everyone by surprise, including their own party members, Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party and the Likud have joined forces ahead of the upcoming elections and will be running as a joint list.
Upset over the ousting of MK Michael Ben Ari
Israeli former Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman was formally indicted on Sunday on charges of breach of trust and fraud, and could also be charged with moral turpitude.
On Tuesday night, around 100 English speaking Likud members and supporters got to hear MK Tzipi Hotoveli, MK Gila Gamliel and Jerusalem City Council...
Many forget that Netanyahu's score on his actions during the Disengagement was a floor hugging 14%.
JERUSALEM – With one month to go before Israelis cast their ballots, religious and nationalist parties have engaged in highly negative campaigns against each other, claiming that only their party will be able to pressure the next prime minister into promoting their domestic, economic and religious agendas. According to all polls, those parties are likely to be the basis of the next governing coalition – expected to be led by incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
It cannot be claimed it is fair for one party to attack another, but not for the other to attack back...
Is the Likud in danger?
The spot shows a Russian born bride to receive her instant giur-conversion document by fax.
JERUSALEM – While it appears likely that incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will head Israel’s next government, there are growing indications that his future coalition government could look substantially different from the current one.
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.
Couldn't happen to a nicer gal – forced to betray her loyalists, Livni will have to live with the king of intrigues.
Eldad described a vacuum on the right, and a need for an ideological right-wing that will say things "that have been forgotten."
Danon came fifth in the primaries, which often means a ministerial position.
'This was an excellent government for the settlements,' Dani Dayan said.
Both men are, above all else, pragmatic. They will defy logic and critics to shake up the political spectrum. Bibi has done it several times. A few months ago, polls guaranteed him a sure win if he called early elections. The announcements were made; dates were discussed and then, in the dead of night, he made a deal to unite with Kadima. No surprise to anyone, that deal fell apart rather quickly and Israel is once again on the path to elections.
Jeremy Saltan's combined weekly poll average from Oct 14-20 shows the Likud with 28 seats, down from the prior week's average of 29 seats, Kadima remains at 6, and Yisrael Beitenu is down to just about 13 seats.
Amir Peretz, former Histadrut union chief and former Defense Minister, is now a former member of the Avoda (Labor) party. He is moving over...
Rhetoric aside, real data can answer the question as to who built the most in the Settlements.
The following poll result were reported on the Knesset TV Channel, after the Cease Fire announcement.
It only took a month, but Likud-Beteinu finally managed to close a deal with its first coalition partner, Tzipi Livni's HaTnua party. Livni will reportedly...
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.
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.
Naftali Bennett goes on the offensive, questioning whether Netanyahu is planing another Expulsion/Disengagement based on his statements.
Netanyahu and Yishai have been discussing 'the day after' the January 22 elections.
Bennett turns the tables on a political ambush.
Yesha Council Chairman Dani Dayan appears in a pro-Likud video clip.
Likud-Beytenu punished for bad behavior, while inadvertently helping HaBayit HaYehudi again.
Rubinstein made clear that candidate lists running for election may not trifle with injunctions issued by the Chairman of the Central Election Commission.