Israel’s dysfunctional Government cannot survive

June 6, 2021 by  
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An amalgam of eight leaders trading insults and denigrating each other – whilst their parties have adopted policies that are totally irreconcilable on critical issues – is not the foundation for any stable Government – especially in Israel – whose enemies will become increasingly emboldened following the announcement of a cobbled-together Israeli Government comprising very different bedfellows. Read more

Political stability

June 3, 2021 by  
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Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler has welcomed the news that Israel may have a new government. Read more

Netanyahu fails to form government

May 5, 2021 by  
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Benjamin Netanyahu has been unable to form a new government following the 28-day term allotted to him to do so. Read more

Israel reels from rockets, riots and arm-wrestles

April 27, 2021 by  
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Rockets from Gaza indiscriminately targeting Israel’s civilian population and Arab riots targeting Israel’s Jewish population in the streets of Jerusalem seem to have not moved Israel’s politicians to stop engaging in arm-wrestles in pursuit of their own personal political power. Read more

A referendum on Netanyahu

Israel is trembling with uncertainty ahead of today’s election, whose outcome nobody can predict. But, unlike previous Knesset elections, this one—the fourth in two years—is not seeing the arrival in droves of foreign journalists. Read more

Netanyahu touts achievements from record vaccinations to boosting regional ties, security

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his case for why he believes—again, or rather, still—that he is Israel’s strongest candidate to head Israel’s next government in the fourth round of elections in two years. Read more

Benny Begin joins New Hope

January 22, 2021 by  
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Former minister and senior Likud figure and son of the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Benny Begin has announced he would be joining Gideon Saar, and the New Hope Party as a candidate for the Knesset in the upcoming elections. Read more

Knesset moves towards dissolving unity government, possible new elections

December 3, 2020 by  
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The Israeli Knesset passed a preliminary bill to dissolve the government, paving the way for a fourth round of elections within the last two years. Read more

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


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

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