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  • Netanyahu’s Party Stops Soros Agents from Busing Arabs to Polls

    09/17/2019 4:12:40 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    BIN ^ | 9/17/19 | BIN Staff
    The Central Elections Committee issued an injunction tonight (Sunday) against the left-wing NGO Zazim‘s initiative to bus 15,000 Arab voters to voting booths on election day, ruling that the initiative is in violation of the election laws. Zazim (movement) is an NGO that is backed by the New Israel Fund (NIF) which is backed by billionaire currency manipulator George Soros. The injunction came following a petition submitted by the Likud arguing that Zazim, which is heavily funded by the US-based New Israel Fund, is violating the election the laws. In 2017, the Knesset passed the “V15” law aimed at preventing...
  • Sour Mika Brzezinski Rues Win by 'Divisive and Bombastic' Netanyahu, Spews Trump Parallels

    04/10/2019 8:12:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine if Israel's prime minister Bibi Netanyahu had been defeated in yesterday's elections. You have to think Morning Joe would have heralded the news at the very top of today's show. That's big news, when the "right side of history" prevails. Instead, they led with major-league baseball and Brexit chaos. When she eventually got around to reporting Bibi's win, a bitter Mika Brzezinski sounded like she was sucking on lemons. Mika emphasized the negative, and made unsubtle, sarcastic analogies to President Trump. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Obama Funding the Anti-Bibi Campaign

    01/29/2015 3:27:52 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 19 replies
    FrontpageMag ^ | January 29, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    The Obama administration is using taxpayer dollars to fund a radical anti-Israel group that aims to drive Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office in March parliamentary elections. And the U.S.-based group receiving the U.S. government money, OneVoice International, in turn is working with V15, an “independent grassroots movement” in Israel, according to Ha’aretz. V15’s unofficial motto is said to be “anyone but Bibi,” a reference that includes the prime minister’s nickname. OneVoice has reportedly hired Obama campaign aides such as Jeremy Bird of political consulting powerhouse 270 Strategies to take on Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Bird was national field director...
  • Anatomy of an Aftermath

    02/17/2009 7:21:41 AM PST · by chaimke · 175+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 02/17/2009 | Chaim
    Israeli elections have produced strange results, while the intention of the majority of the Israeli electorate is rather obvious, the candidate with the most votes is not the one who will be able to form a stable coalition. In fact, though there was a sharp turn to the right, the election results show the electorate being fed up by the shenanigans of both Tzippi Livni and her left wing allies, as well as Bibi Netanyahu’s heavy-handed changing of the rules after the internal party’s elections in order to kick Moshe Feiglin down to an unrealistic position, just because Bibi was...
  • Everything You Need to Know about The Israeli Election and Afterward

    02/11/2009 7:03:36 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 295+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 2/11/09 | Professor Barry Rubin
    There are in theory three possibilities but only one is real: A. Likud led right-wing government. B. Kadima led center-left government. C. A national unity government. Kadima-Likud with one or more of the following:
  • Netanyahu says Iran will not get hands on nukes

    01/31/2009 3:25:11 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 1,393+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 1/31/2009 | Aron Heller
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's leading candidate for prime minister, said Saturday that Iran "will not be armed with a nuclear weapon." In an interview with Israel's Channel 2 TV, Netanyahu said if elected prime minister his first mission will be to thwart the Iranian nuclear threat. Netanyahu, the current opposition leader and head of the hardline Likud party, called Iran the greatest danger to Israel and to all humanity. When asked if stopping Iran's nuclear ambitions included a military strike, he replied: "It includes everything that is necessary to make this statement come true."
  • [Israel: Coalition Talks--] Kadima to give Labor draft deal

    04/11/2006 10:59:12 PM PDT · by anotherview · 3 replies · 249+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12 April 2006 | Gil Hoffman
    Apr. 12, 2006 1:25 | Updated Apr. 12, 2006 5:14 Kadima to give Labor draft deal By GIL HOFFMAN Kadima representatives will present Labor's negotiating team with a rough draft for a coalition agreement on Wednesday after both sides reported progress in negotiations at Ramat Gan's Kfar Hamacabiah Hotel on Tuesday night. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Kadima ministers on Tuesday and told them that he wanted the coalition-building process completed by the end of the month. Members of Kadima's team said negotiations over the coalition guidelines would be completed by the end of the holiday, allowing for...
  • [Israel:] Acting PM Olmert: 'Elections became a referendum' (Olmert to form govt)

    04/05/2006 12:26:08 PM PDT · by anotherview · 4 replies · 289+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5 April 2006 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Apr. 5, 2006 14:39 | Updated Apr. 5, 2006 19:08 Acting PM Olmert: 'Elections became a referendum' By JPOST.COM STAFF The election vote was in fact a national referendum on the diplomatic issues that face Israel today, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday during a meeting of the Kadima Knesset faction. "Fortunately, the election campaign became, with the consent of all parties, a referendum," Olmert said. The Kadima leader estimated that coalition talks wound end by the end of April or the beginning of May. "I will make every effort to conclude coalition negotiations as soon as possible," he...
  • [Israel's] President Katsav to kick off coalition talks

    04/01/2006 11:00:52 PM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 212+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2 April 2006 | GIL HOFFMAN AND JPOST STAFF
    Apr. 2, 2006 3:02 | Updated Apr. 2, 2006 9:10 President Katsav to kick off coalition talks By GIL HOFFMAN AND JPOST STAFF President Moshe Katsav will begin holding consultations with party representatives on Sunday ahead of his decision this week on whom he should ask to form Israel's next government. The consultations will kick off at noon when Kadima representatives Haim Ramon, Avraham Hirchson, Roni Bar-On, Dalia Itzik, Avigdor Yitzhaki and Marina Solodkin visit Beit Hanassi. They will be followed by MKs from Labor, Shas, Israel Beiteinu and the Likud. Katsav will meet Monday with representatives from the National...
  • Q&A with [Jerusalem Post Editor] David Horovitz [About the Israeli Election Results]

    04/01/2006 10:54:30 PM PST · by anotherview · 7 replies · 384+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 30 March 2006 | David Horovitz
    Mar. 30, 2006 13:12 | Updated Mar. 30, 2006 13:18 Q&A with David Horovitz Susan Blatt, Portland, Oregon: Did Israelis vote Kadima because of what it is, or what it isn't? Can Kadima lead an effective government with less than a quarter of the seats? David Horovitz: It seems that many people voted for the party or leader they least disliked, rather than most admired. With Kadima, they certainly knew what they were voting for more clearly than they would have done had Sharon led the party into the elections. Sharon was insisting he had no plans for further disengagement,...
  • First 'Jericho Effect' poll: Kadima at 43 seats, Likud shows gains [to 16 seats]

    03/15/2006 11:10:30 PM PST · by anotherview · 44 replies · 665+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 16 March 2006 | Haaretz Service and Agencies
    Last update - 08:52 16/03/2006 First 'Jericho Effect' poll: Kadima at 43 seats, Likud shows gains By Haaretz Service and Agencies An opinion poll released on Thursday, the first survey conducted after the IDF?s siege of the Jericho prison and the surrender of the killers of cabinet minister Rehavam Ze'evi, showed that if elections were held now, Kadima would gain as many as 43 seats and that the Likud had passed Labor as the second-strongest party. The Army Radio poll conducted by the Geocartographia polling firm showed the Likud on the rise, adding two seats to 16. Labor, meanwhile, slipped...
  • The Promise of Kadima

    03/09/2006 12:53:31 PM PST · by anotherview · 16 replies · 458+ views
    The Guardian (U.K) ^ | 9 March 2006 | Shai Tsur
    The Promise of Kadima By Guardian Unlimited / World news 12:07pm The elections here are just under three weeks away. If the polls can be believed, Kadima, Ehud Olmert's party, will get the largest number of seats and form the next government. Since November, surveys have shown Kadima well in the lead, and it has remained there despite the seemingly incredible turns of event - from Ariel Sharon's debilitating stroke to Hamas's unexpected victory in the Palestinian elections. I, for one, am not surprised. I come from a long-time Labor family. During the '90s I supported the Oslo accords and...
  • [Israel: Ale Yarok (Green Leaf Party)] Election video: Lesbian kiss

    03/06/2006 2:41:44 PM PST · by anotherview · 18 replies · 856+ views
    Yediot Ahranot ^ | 6 March 2006 | Moran Zelikovitch
    Election video: Lesbian kiss Party supporting legalization of soft drugs hopes to revive sleepy elections campaign Moran Zelikovitch Two lesbians engaged in a passionate kiss, drug use at a pub, starving musicians, and a clean, green environment. No, this is not Amsterdam in the spring. These are Ale Yarok's (Hebrew for "Green Leaf") TV election campaign ads to be aired on Tuesday. A different kind of wedding – Ale Yarok campaign video In a press conference, the party presented its TV and radio broadcasts under the slogan: "We also have other aspirations". So what are those aspirations? Strict conservation of...
  • Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders' [for Israel]

    03/06/2006 2:28:25 PM PST · by anotherview · 8 replies · 421+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 6 March 2006 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Mar. 6, 2006 20:32 | Updated Mar. 6, 2006 20:36 Analysis: 'Short and tight defensible borders' By YAAKOV KATZIsrael's security fence. Photo: Ariel JerozolimskiAvi Dichter's announcement this week that Israel would unilaterally disengage from large sections of the West Bank if Kadima won the upcoming elections, brought to surface one of the most current crucial arguments within the IDF General Staff over the security importance of settlements in Judea and Samaria. While anticipating a second disengagement under the next government, some in the IDF were taken by surprise with Dichter's announcement that the disengagement would be a strictly "civilian affair"...
  • Religious Zionist rabbi [Yoel Bin-Nun] supports Kadima

    03/06/2006 2:22:55 PM PST · by anotherview · 16 replies · 238+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-6 March 2006 | MATTHEW WAGNER AND JPOST STAFF
    Mar. 5, 2006 20:31 | Updated Mar. 6, 2006 8:52 Religious Zionist rabbi supports Kadima By MATTHEW WAGNER AND JPOST STAFF Braving the criticism of the religious Zionist public, Rabbi Yoel Bin-Nun announced Sunday his support for Kadima. Bin-Nun, head of the religious kibbutz movement's Yeshiva at Ein Tzurim, said putting his support behind Kadima was "the most difficult decision I have ever made." Olmert and Bin-Nun also reached an understanding, according to Ha'aretz, in which Olmert pledged that the security fence would not delineate Israel's borders. In the document, the acting prime minister promised to retain Jerusalem's integrity under...
  • No Trust between Israel’s Right and Left

    02/15/2006 7:41:33 AM PST · by Ziva · 6 replies · 276+ views
    Jewish Voice and Opinion, The Jewish Press ^ | February 24, 2005 | Susan L. Rosenbluth
    No Trust between Israel’s Right and Left By Susan L. Rosenbluth, The Jewish Voice and Opinion, Englewood, NJ   Someone once joked that the Israeli chicken is made up of a Left wing and a Right wing and nothing in the middle. These days, not only is this true, it seems to be getting worse. With elections coming at the end of March, the two sides are locked in a struggle in which the lack of trust is the only common denominator. Neither the Right nor the Left accepts Kadima, which was started by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last...
  • {Israeli Elections:] New poll forecasts 52 seats for Kadima (led by Ehud Olmert)

    01/16/2006 10:27:34 PM PST · by anotherview · 17 replies · 468+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 17 January 2006 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Jan. 17, 2006 7:53 New poll forecasts 52 seats for Kadima By JPOST.COM STAFF A poll conducted among people who were certain they would vote in the next elections revealed on Tuesday that Kadima was expected to receive 52 seats in the upcoming elections. Maagar Mochot, who conducted the poll that was published in Globes, noted that the definite voters would eventually constitute only 60% of the final turnout. It was also predicted that Likud would get 21 seats, and Labor would have a representation of 12 MKs.
  • [Israeli Politics:] Mercy killing for terminally ill [Shinui] party

    01/14/2006 2:37:31 PM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 283+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 14 January 2006 | Yossi Verter
    Shinui Chair Yosef Lapid last night. Avraham Poraz and five other Shinui MKs have announced they will resign from the party. (David Bachar)Mercy killing for terminally ill party By Yossi Verter Shinui's 170-member council did a great kindness yesterday to Yosef Lapid, Avraham Poraz and the rest of Shinui's feeble and failing leadership: By their vote, they shortened the party's death and moved up the final blow the party would have received in any case on election day, March 28. The question of whether Lapid and his colleagues will completely abandon politics or set up a new party called...
  • Kadima seeks to place Sharon at top of party list (if "medically competent") [New polls]

    01/11/2006 6:54:56 AM PST · by anotherview · 11 replies · 379+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11 January 2006 | GIL HOFFMAN AND JPOST.COM
    Jan. 11, 2006 0:34 | Updated Jan. 11, 2006 15:01 Kadima seeks to place Sharon at top of party list By GIL HOFFMAN AND JPOST.COM Kadima officials began examining the feasability of placing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the top of the party's list, if he were found competent to serve from a medical standpoint. Regardless of the final decision, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will remain Kadima's candidate for prime minister in the March 28 elections. The initiative depends on Sharon's continued recovery. READ MORE ON ARIEL SHARON'S TREATMENT: * PM treated as all * Best not just for...
  • Kadima after Sharon

    01/09/2006 6:32:18 PM PST · by anotherview · 32 replies · 680+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 7 January 2006 | Elliot Jager
    Jan. 7, 2006 21:24 Kadima after Sharon By ELLIOT JAGER As these words are being written, Ariel Sharon lies in a coma in the intensive care unit of Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem. The prognosis isn't known, yet it's obvious he won't be returning to the Prime Minister's Office. His career is finished. Still, the party he founded at the end of November remains not only politically viable but essential to Israel's political well-being. Kadima already has an iconic founder, a working party platform, an organizational director (Avigdor Yitzhaki), a plethora of talented politicians and, most importantly, an overarching mission that...