Todos los partidos y candidatos son iguales ante la ley en Israel, pero aparentemente unos son más iguales que otros.
The newly-formed alliance between Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, Kahol Lavan, would overtake Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud if a general election was held today, polls conducted by Channel 12, 13 and Israel's public broadcaster, Kan, showed on Thursday evening.
Israel's Central Elections Committee ruled on Friday it was illegal for the Labor Party to operate public buses on Saturdays, amid ongoing debate in Israel over public services on Shabbat.
Jerusalén, 6 feb (EFE).- El primer ministro israelí Benjamín Netanyahu encabeza automáticamente la lista electoral de su partido Likud para las elecciones del 9 de abril, que hoy quedó conformada tras las primarias celebradas este martes y que han situado a sus rivales entre los más votados.
El primer ministro israelí, Benyamin Netanyahu, ha urgido este lunes a los países europeos reconocer a Al-Quds (Jerusalén) como la capital israelí.
Netanyahu, durante una rueda de prensa conjunta con la jefa de la Diplomacia de la Unión Europea (UE), Federica Mogherini, ha urgido a los países europeos “reconocer la realidad” y reconocer a Al-Quds como la capital del régimen de Israel, algo que, ha insistido, facilita un acuerdo de paz.
The Knesset on Monday passed the first reading of a controversial NGO transparency bill which seeks to force groups to declare foreign funding.
The draft legislation passed with 50 lawmakers voting in favor and 43 against.
The Likud’s election committee decided Thursday to endorse a decision by the party’s internal court to cancel the February 23 leadership race and declare Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the uncontested winner.
The decision ended a legal dispute over whether to hold a single candidate Likud primary once it emerged that Netanyahu was running unchallenged.
Committee chairman, former Haifa District Court judge Menahem Neeman, said Netanyahu would be the party’s candidate for prime minister in the next election and no leadership contest could be held beforehand.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took action on Sunday to encourage changes in the electoral system and to enable absentee balloting in Israel for the first time.
Netanyahu has supported absentee balloting for 20 years. He appointed Tourism Minister Yariv Levin to head two coalition task forces, one of which would lay the groundwork for absentee balloting and the other for other electoral reforms.
The Knesset late Monday approved the second and third readings of a bill which effectively postpones a previous law mandating ultra-Orthodox conscription into the IDF.
The new law was voted in by a count of 49 in favor and 36 opposed.
Likud MKs Sharren Haskel and Yoav Kisch did not take part in the vote.
MK Merav Ben-Ari (Kulanu) also skipped the vote, but made sure to find an opposition MK to offset her absence.
If former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz ran for prime minister, more Israelis would support him than current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a Chanel 2 poll broadcast Saturday.
The poll conducted by Dr. Mina Tzemach and Mano Geva pitted Netanyahu against various candidates for prime minister, and only Gantz surpassed him, with 44 percent choosing him rather than 32% for Netanyahu.
JTA — In April 2014, nearly 60 percent of Israel’s 1.7 million Arab citizens said they felt “part of the state and its problems.” The 11 months that followed saw the nationalistically motivated murders of four teenagers — three Jewish and one Arab — a two-month war in the Gaza Strip, a wave of terror in Jerusalem and a tense election campaign.
By March 2015, the month of the election, only 28 percent of Arab-Israelis felt part of the country and its problems.
Ultra-Orthodox lawmakers threatened a coalition crisis Wednesday over comments made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the previous day, in which he expressed support for the Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism in Israel.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation will not vote Sunday on a controversial bill that would enshrine Israel’s status as the Jewish state, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the measure off the agenda.
The bill, which has come up for debate in various forms over the last few years, will instead be discussed by a special committee comprising Knesset members from the various coalition parties, Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party said in a statement.
New legislation by MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Union) may create an awkward situation for the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday, as it calls to implement the ideas in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2009 Bar-Ilan speech, calling for a two-state solution with a demilitarized Palestinian state.
Sunday’s vote on the bill to implement the principles of the Bar-Ilan speech is the first time the speech will be brought to a vote in the Knesset or cabinet. The bill is unlikely to be approved by the ministers.