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Netanyahu declared Likud leader for seventh term

15 Ene 2016
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

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.

Netanyahu to push for absentee balloting, other electoral reforms

30 Nov 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

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.

Israeli parliament approves law exempting ultra-Orthodox from army service

24 Nov 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

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.

More Israelis prefer Gantz than Netanyahu as PM, poll finds

21 Nov 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

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.

How a year of war and terror changed Arab Israelis’ views

13 Nov 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Times of Israel

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.

Government shelves controversial ‘Jewish state bill’

26 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Times of 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.

Opposition bill to force ministers to vote on Bar-Ilan Speech

16 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

Lahav Harkov.-

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.

Analysis: Arab-Israeli MKs of Joint List opting for conflict instead of cooperation

14 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

The Joint List, which spent much energy campaigning in Hebrew during the last election using words such as ‘democracy’ and ‘equality,’ has failed to clearly condemn the surge in terrorism, instead blaming the Israeli government and the “occupation.”

Ayman Odeh, who heads the Arab-Jewish communist Hadash Party and who identifies as secular, has failed to live up to his election campaign rhetoric, in which he frequently quoted Martin Luther King.

Opposition parties not joining coalition despite terror

12 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition will not be expanded beyond its 61 MKs, despite the terror raging across the country, the heads of opposition factions indicated in the Knesset Monday night.

There were hopes in the Likud that the terrorist attacks could be used as a catalyst to widen the razor-thin majority the coalition has in the parliament.

Netanyahu even invited the Zionist Union to enter the government at a press conference last Thursday.

Knesset to begin with Norwegian bill largely unimplemented

10 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

The Oslo peace process is not the only export from Norway to Israel that is facing tough times ahead of Monday’s return of the Knesset from its extended summer and holiday recess.

So is the so-called Mini-Norwegian Law, which allows ministers and deputy ministers to quit the Knesset and enable the next candidate on their party’s list to enter, but permits the ministers to return to the legislature if they quit the cabinet.

Report: Former IDF chief of staff Gantz can run for prime minister

09 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

Former IDF chief of staff Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz can legally enter politics and challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the premiership, despite a law requiring a three-year cooling-off period for former senior security officials, according to a report Thursday in The Jerusalem Post’s Hebrew sister publication Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua.

The law, which was passed in 2007, has prevented IDF chiefs of staff and other generals from going straight from the army to the Knesset like many of their predecessors.

Herzog, Lapid to duel for opposition leadership on Jerusalem streets

08 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

Zionist Union chairman Isaac Herzog and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid will take their battle over the leadership of the opposition to the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday morning where they plan to hold rival press conferences minutes apart on the same bloodied street.

Herzog and Lapid both want to paint themselves as the main alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They both have become increasingly critical of the prime minister.

Netanyahu threatens to change up coalition over security critique

07 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to change the makeup of his governing coalition if right-wing ministers continue to attack his handling of the current wave of Palestinian terrorism, sources close to him said on Tuesday.

Channel 2 reported that Netanyahu told Bayit Yehudi leaders Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked during Monday night’s closed-door security cabinet meeting that if they criticize him like Bennett did during Operation Protective Edge, the composition of his coalition would be changed.

Insight: A political guide to ‘after the holidays’

07 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

The succot have come down. The mahzorim have been put away. The refrigerator is full of leftovers. And starting Wednesday, the children will finally start going to school each and every weekday morning.

Yes, the period known in Israel as aharei hahagim – after the holidays – has arrived.

It is common in Israel to postpone any project, any big decision, any serious work really until “after the holidays,” which ahead of Rosh Hashana seems so far off in the future.

After all, it is at least eleven chicken meals away.

Terrorist attacks cause tension inside Netanyahu's coalition

06 Oct 2015
Israel
Fuente: 
The Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become increasingly frustrated with how right-wing ministers in Bayit Yehudi and Likud have reacted to the wave of terrorist attacks, Netanyahu's associates said Monday night.

They said the claims that the IDF was not being given the proper support was "an infuriating lie" and that ministers have been issuing proposals to the press that are already being implemented by security forces under the prime minister and defense minister's directives.

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