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 “israelrepresent.org”.

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