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.

Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu Join Forces

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.

Former FM Liberman Officially Indicted

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.

Some Likud MKs Explain Their Positions to Voters – in English

On Tuesday night, around 100 English speaking Likud members and supporters got to hear MK Tzipi Hotoveli, MK Gila Gamliel and Jerusalem City Council...

There’s Nobody Here But Us Bennetts

Many forget that Netanyahu's score on his actions during the Disengagement was a floor hugging 14%.

Mud Flies As Israeli Election Nears

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.

Permission to Attack: The Likud-Beitenu’s Ad Last Night

It cannot be claimed it is fair for one party to attack another, but not for the other to attack back...

Rabbi Piron: Shas’ Election Spot ‘Darkness Judaism’ (Video)

The spot shows a Russian born bride to receive her instant giur-conversion document by fax.

Undecided Voters Hold Key To Margin Of Bibi’s Presumed Victory

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.

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.

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.

MKs Eldad, Ben-Ari Launch ‘Power to Israel’ Party, MK Ariel Warns of Damage to...

Eldad described a vacuum on the right, and a need for an ideological right-wing that will say things "that have been forgotten."

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

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

Yesha Chairman to Campaign for Netanyahu

'This was an excellent government for the settlements,' Dani Dayan said.

The Russian and the Charmer

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.

Weekly Israeli Poll Avg: Likud on Top with 28 Seats

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, Formerly of Labor, Embraces Tzipi

Amir Peretz, former Histadrut union chief and former Defense Minister, is now a former member of the Avoda (Labor) party. He is moving over...

Which Prime Minister Built the Most Homes in the Settlements?

Rhetoric aside, real data can answer the question as to who built the most in the Settlements.

Latest Israel Election Polls

The following poll result were reported on the Knesset TV Channel, after the Cease Fire announcement.

Likud-Beteinu Closes First Partner (updated)

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...

Video Chuckle: Israel’s Labor Party Central Committee

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.

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.

Bennett Questions If Bibi is Planning Another Expulsion (+ Videos)

Naftali Bennett goes on the offensive, questioning whether Netanyahu is planing another Expulsion/Disengagement based on his statements.

Netanyahu Wants Shas In, But without Deri

Netanyahu and Yishai have been discussing 'the day after' the January 22 elections.

The Dani Dayan Pro-Likud Clip

Yesha Council Chairman Dani Dayan appears in a pro-Likud video clip.

Likud-Beytenu To Pay Fine to HaBayit HaYehudi

Likud-Beytenu punished for bad behavior, while inadvertently helping HaBayit HaYehudi again.

Jewish Home Fined $20,000, Power for Israel Ads Restored

Rubinstein made clear that candidate lists running for election may not trifle with injunctions issued by the Chairman of the Central Election Commission.

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