Gantz promises chaos and confusion in Israel for next six weeks

March 18, 2020 by  
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Benny Gantz’s decision to do a deal with the Joint List to influence President Rivlin into giving Gantz first bite at forming Israel’s next Government is reprehensible, unconscionable and against Israel’s national interest. Read more

Netanyahu rival Gantz to get first chance to form a government

March 17, 2020 by  
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Despite the coronavirus pandemic firmly on most Israelis’ minds, the country’s political mayhem continued to unfold on Sunday as party leaders met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for consultations in the wake of the March 2 election. Read more

Unrestrained hatred endangering our democracy

March 10, 2020 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confounded his adversaries and proved that he may be the world’s most consummate politician. Read more

Netanyahu’s overwhelming victory and Gantz’s parliamentary putsch

March 6, 2020 by  
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Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents claim that the results of the three elections the country has held over the past 12 months have been essentially unchanged, with the embattled prime minister and his right-wing bloc repeatedly proving unable to muster a parliamentary majority. Read more

Netanyahu builds momentum in final days of third campaign

March 1, 2020 by  
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After 11 years of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, many Israelis have claimed that they are tired of Benjamin Netanyahu. Or are they? Read more

Voter apathy threatens reunion of Judea and Samaria with Israel

February 24, 2020 by  
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Crunch time has come for approximately 6.5 million Jews and Arabs to vote on Israel regaining immediate sovereignty in parts of the Jewish People’s biblical and ancient heartland in Judea and Samaria – 3000 years after its loss. Read more

…and now it’s Australia’s turn

February 19, 2020 by  
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Israel’s ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer has cast his vote for the upcoming elections on March . Read more

Netanyahu goes into Judea and Samaria where Gantz fears to tread

February 19, 2020 by  
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The formation of a joint America-Israel committee to map out the areas of Judea and Samaria within which Israel’s sovereignty will be recognized by America  – has presented Israeli voters with a real choice between the policies of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz at the upcoming elections on 2 March. Read more

Gantz faces moment of truth after meeting Trump

January 28, 2020 by  
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Blue and White Party leader – Benny Gantz – could well see his dream of becoming Israel’s next Prime Minister on 2 March implode after meeting with President Trump at the White House this coming week. Read more

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

Feintooner

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

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