The Kashrut of Israeli politics

May 6, 2021 by  
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Fifty years ago this year, I first joined the Zionist Council of NSW as a youth movement representative and in all of these years, I have never written an article or opinion piece about kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) or more particularly, kosher certification. Until now. Read more

Yitzhak Shamir’s granddaughter joins “New Hope”

January 3, 2021 by  
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The granddaughter of former Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Shamir has joins the “New Hope” party ahead of this year’s 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

In a class of his own

August 28, 2019 by  
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We are seeing a rerun of the April 2019 Israeli elections but with one big difference, this time round we will have a government formed. Read more

In the next election, let Israel win!

July 30, 2019 by  
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For many years, a key element in the Israeli psyche has been missing. Gone is the passion, not for our land, not for our state, but for our leadership. For both those in power and those in the opposition, enthusiasm has waned considerably. Read more

Can Gantz unseat Netanyahu?

February 4, 2019 by  
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Political parties in Israel have recently kicked off their campaigns ahead of the April 2019 elections, a time in which public tension is rising rapidly and which appears to be becoming increasingly contentious. Read more

Is Israel ready for a change at the top?

The wait is over for Israelis to finally hear from the man pundits think is most likely to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

Polls predict victory for Likud in 2019

December 26, 2018 by  
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In the upcoming general elections, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud Party would receive between 27 and 30 seats in the next Knesset, making it the largest party yet again, a sum of recent polls indicate.

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Netanyahu likely to remain prime minister

March 18, 2015 by  
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Israeli television exit polls on Tuesday night showed that while the country’s national election remains too close to call, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party defied the projections of pre-election polling and would likely extend his current six-year run as prime minister. Read more

Live Israeli election coverage on J-Wire

March 12, 2015 by  
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J-Wire  will present Shalom Hartman Institute President Donniel Hartman and iEngage Project Fellow and prizewinning author Yossi Klein Halevi in a live Election Day webinar program from Jerusalem on March 17. Read more

It’s all about Bibi…writes Ron Weiser

March 8, 2015 by  
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The most amazing thing about the coming Israeli election is that with so much going on in the region and with so many internal issues needing attention, when it comes to policy issues this is a Seinfeld election – an election about nothing – a policy free zone. Read more

The Israeli Elections: The first vote is cast!

March 6, 2015 by  
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Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand Yosef Livne has cast the first vote in the 2015 Israeli elections due to be held on March 17. Read more

Lapid on the front foot

December 4, 2014 by  
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Israeli party Yesh Atid’s chairman Yair Lapid has taken his first shot at incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has called for an election in March. Read more