Israel’s next election must focus on Judea and Samaria – not Bibi

January 8, 2020 by  
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Israel’s next election due on 2 March 2020 must focus on the future of Judea and Samaria – not the future of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi). Read more

Israel now needs miracle to set secure and recognized boundaries

December 18, 2019 by  
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History will not kindly recall Israel’s power-hungry politicians who have forced a third election within twelve months on Israeli voters at a direct cost of another US$135 million. Read more

Ahead of third elections, Rivlin appeals to the public ‘not to lose faith in the democratic system’

December 13, 2019 by  
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As Israel prepares for its third elections within a year, President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday appealed to the public not to lose faith in Israel’s democratic system, despite its apparent flaws. Read more

Israeli party leaders lament stalling of movement towards government coalition

November 17, 2019 by  
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With a tenuous ceasefire taking hold across southern Israel, politics has again returned to centre stage. Read more

Netanyahu offers Bennett defence ministry job

November 10, 2019 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday offered New Right Party leader Naftali Bennett the spot of the country’s defence minister in a move perceived as a way to stop Bennet from joining a coalition led by the rival Blue and White Party. Read more

Vote recount could possibly end Israel’s electoral morass

October 20, 2019 by  
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Israel’s President Rivlin is due to make a decision on October 24 on whether to extend for another 14 days the mandate he granted to Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israel’s next Government. Read more

Rivlin tasks Netanyahu with forming government, again

September 26, 2019 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin has tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the next government. Read more

Official election results: Likud gains another seat

September 26, 2019 by  
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The Central Election Committee (CEC) on Tuesday night announced that the election results changed slightly following their investigation into election fraud at several ballots. Under the amended results, the Likud gained its 32ed seat at the expense of United Torah Judaism (UTJ), which will have seven seats in the upcoming Knesset. Read more


September 23, 2019 by  
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This week’s cartoon….Juggling the Jugular go-getters Read more

In a deadlocked election, the real winners are Israeli Arabs

September 20, 2019 by  
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If nothing else, one clear result of Israel’s frustrating general election gives the lie to the claim that Israeli Arabs were being intimidated from casting their vote. Read more

Early election votes by Israeli diplomats, emissaries abroad show drop in turnout

September 8, 2019 by  
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Early voting for Israeli diplomats and emissaries around the world in Israel’s second round of elections this year ended on Friday with a low turnout compared to the results in April. Read more

The Curious Case of Israel’s Invisible Election

September 6, 2019 by  
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With the great election redo of 2019 less than two weeks away Israelis across the political spectrum are meeting up in living rooms, pubs and coffee shops around the country to discuss the great issues of the day…not. Read more

The first vote cast

September 5, 2019 by  
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Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand has cast the first vote of the upcoming elections due to be held on September 17. Read more

Could Israel’s religious parties surge in next round of elections?

August 29, 2019 by  
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As the Sept. 17 elections draw here, a flurry of activity among the various political parties continues to be a game-changer. Israel is holding a second round after the April 9 elections because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government, mainly due to Knesset member Avigdor Lieberman’s refusal to sit in a government with the ultra-Orthodox parties. Now, those same parties may prove the sleeper of the election and might provide Netanyahu with the 61 mandates he needs to succeed. Read more

Knesset is projected to have smallest number of parties ever to be elected – is the electoral threshold improving governance?

August 4, 2019 by  
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The upcoming Knesset is projected to have the smallest number of parties ever to be elected to the Israeli parliament, the latest polls show. Read more

Two new Israeli contenders enter political fray before fall elections

June 25, 2019 by  
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Israel’s repeat election on Sept. 17 might not be a literal do-over of April 9, as two new parties may be entering the fray. Read more

The right still rules in Israel. Will it continue?

Is Benjamin Netanyahu’s dominance of Israeli politics the product of a consensus he helped build, or is he merely a convenient beneficiary of forces that were beyond his control? Read more

Considering the national interest in the forthcoming elections

March 27, 2019 by  
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Despite the high-pitched abuse being exchanged between the principal contenders, Likud and Blue and White, paradoxically this election highlights the unity of the nation. Read more

Multi choice mayhem

March 1, 2019 by  
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Registration for Israel’s election has closed and voters now have the task of making an informed choice from a bewildering array of no less than a record forty-six political parties. Read more

Banning parties in Israel and the true test of democracy

February 27, 2019 by  
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If the parties of the left had their way prior to last week, it would have spared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a lot of the trouble he got into over the deal to merge two right-wing parties. Read more

Israeli-Arab parties try to hold on to votes after breakup of Joint List

February 27, 2019 by  
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The coalition of four Arab Parties known as the Joint List was disbanded because of political infighting and rivalries, and now will run as two separate two-Party blocs, which could damage their prospects for the coming election among the Israeli-Arab public. Read more

Israel elections should send clear message to Trump, PLO, EU and UN

February 27, 2019 by  
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Israeli voters at the forthcoming elections on 9 April should be given the opportunity to send President Trump, the PLO, EU and UN a clear message on what they want to see happening in Judea Samaria and East Jerusalem (West Bank) and Gaza – the last 5% of the territory comprised in the Mandate for Palestine where sovereignty remains unresolved between Jews and Arabs (“disputed territories”). Read more

Election fever & other ailments

December 28, 2018 by  
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Israel is currently experiencing an outbreak of measles as a result of irresponsible parents not vaccinating their children against this childhood disease…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Coalition partners vote to dissolve Knesset; early elections slated for April 9

December 25, 2018 by  
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The governing partners of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition voted unanimously on Monday to dissolve the Knesset. Read more

Web site for the Israeli elections

February 27, 2015 by  
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In the lead-up to the 2015 Israeli Elections, The Australasian Union of Jewish Students  has launched an informative website “”.

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