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The anti-Zionist party decided to join forces with minorities within Israel's Jewish population.
The Tzomet party dropped out of the March 2nd on Sunday after reaching a deal with the Likud to endorse Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party.
"If you want the support of the Right – act like you are the leader of the Right.”
Liberman surprises, says he’s prepared to sit with Meretz in coalition
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In past elections, Liberman had ruled out Meretz and said its leaders belonged in the Palestinian parliament in Ramallah.
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Blue and White, Likud sign with allies in their blocs.
Does the US peace deal have a chance now that hopes of annexation before the March 2 election have been dashed?
The Supreme Court also overruled the disqualification of the Fair Trial Party of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin's wife, Larissa Trembovler Amir.
Despite his reputation for bringing American-style politics to Israel, Netanyahu has refrained from holding formal debates against political opponents since 1996.
Come election years, the “ethnic genie” always manages to jump from the back seat into the front.
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Gantz returns to the campaign trail after returning from Washington, DC, where he met with US President Donald Trump.
The White House demand that Netanyahu wait until after the March 2nd Israeli election, has placed him in the position of choosing between Washington and his right-wing voters.
"Should the plague reach Israel, we will have to deal with it without an NEA head," Blue and White MK Zvi Hauser told the Knesset House Committee.
Analysis: Netanyahu had built up excitement throughout his political base in Israel that he was going to receive US authorization to annex Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
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Bennett: Find an identity not based on hatred, just not Bibi
In addition, 53% of respondents said that indicted Netanyahu can’t be prime minister
MK Heba Yazbak was disqualified because of statements supporting terrorism and terrorists, while Labor faction chairman Itzik Shmuli the only purpose of the Free Trial party was to free Yigal Amir.
Religious Zionism was never in a position to lead the Zionist enterprise, though it was part of it since 1902
More than 35,000 Facebook employees are currently tasked with ensuring the safety and security of users on the platform, including overseeing the strategy of protecting election integrity.
Settlers and right-wing politicians who battled to retain any of the settlements under Israeli sovereignty are now expecting to see a plan that would give them most, if not all of them.
Yamina party leader says however that party will never support establishment of Palestinian state.
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"Bayit Yehudi is the Neturei Karta of the religious-Zionist community," said Blue and White MK Elazar Stern.
Netanyahu immediately challenged Gantz to prove his commitment to what would be a highly controversial step by calling on him to immediately implement the annexation through the Knesset.
A meeting has been called by Bayit Yehudi MK Moti Yogev and former MK and deputy defense minister Eli Ben-Dahan for party members to discuss ways to “renew and rehabilitate” Bayit Yehudi.
Netanyahu announced on Thursday that he was formally joining the Likud's petition to the High Court against Knesset legal adviser Eyal Yinon's ruling allowing the House Committee to be formed.
Andrey Kozhinov replaces him on list.
Says she wants retrial for her husband
Less than 24 hours after saying that New Right was running alone as a liberal, right-wing party, Bennett hails unity of entire spectrum of religious-Zionist world; Otzma and Bayit Yehudi are defiant.
Israeli politics now is not about personalities or ideologies, but rather about one singular personality – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
After more than 60 parties took forms to register for the April election and 42 for the September race, this time, the number this week was only 30.
"Cobi is an example of the wild incitement against the ultra-Orthodox public in recent months, which has led to schism and fragmentation," Ben-Gvir said. "Minister Elkin did well... to end his term."
Bayit Yehudi and National Union still in negotiations for joint run.
Shaffir left out, alleges 'political assassination'
‘They knew from the start that they took it down, they knew it was not on purpose, but they lied on purpose’
Left-wing activists around the world want me to stay, she tells ‘Post’
Peretz will present his proposal to Blue and White leader Benny Gantz ahead of a Blue and White faction meeting on Wednesday.
The chief rabbi went on to defend himself, insisting that he had already said but would repeat that the majority of immigrants from the former Soviet Union were Jewish
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What truly matters for Netanyahu is not what he does that is similar to Trump but what the US president has that he lacks.
The prime minister was responding to a petition by around 70 hi-tech officials requesting that the court decide his eligibility to form a government before the upcoming March 2 elections.
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"I asked for you trust and your votes in order to bring about the vision that the people of Israel expect," Sa'ar said.
The weather across the country is expected to result in a low turnout in the race
With their new pitch for religious moderation, Bennett and New Right and look to have those voters in their sights.
Lapid tells right-wing voters to trust Blue and White on security issues, says ’We won’t bring back Oslo, do another disengagement or stop fighting Iran.'
These demands have come from Bayit Yehudi deputy mayors, municipal council members and local party branch chiefs who have denounced what they describe as an assault on the party’s institutions.
Obtaining an endorsement from the two political free agents would give a huge boost to either candidate.
“Even Netanyahu has made countless overtures to [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas," Sa'ar stated.
Blue and White will win 35 seats and the Likud Party will win 31 seats if Netanyahu continues to lead the Likud, a new poll has shown.
In an extensive interview given to Ynet, Blue and White Party second-in-command Yair Lapid gave his opinion on a variety of issues facing the Israeli political system.
The institute that conducted the survey also noted that there has been a drop in the percentage of convinced voters for the upcoming March 2020 election.
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Middle Israel: A broad government is needed in order to do things in two fields that Netanyahu never touched during his long years in power: religion and state, constitutional reform.
Netanyahu has become a domestic issue, and one that deeply divides the country.
MKs waste no time in starting to campaign for the third time in a year, and it promises to be vicious. The question is if anyone will listen.
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz said on Tuesday night that negotiations could begin if Netanyahu would just reiterate the same commitments he made ahead of the past two elections.
Netanyahu and Gantz blame one another for failure to negotiate unity coalition.
The challenger for the Likud leadership slams Benjamin Netanyahu for broken promises in Jordan Valley.
Avichai Mandelblit has already made it clear that he is not interested in personally being that hand that forces Netanyahu out of office.
Gantz and Lapid ran as joint candidates for prime minister in the April and September elections.
"I am leaving the White House after a fascinating meeting with Special Envoy Berkowitz," Lion tweeted. "All we can say for now is - thank you, President Trump."
Yisrael Beytenu revealed on Wednesday that the party supports forming a technocratic government to prevent a third round of elections.
There have been calls across the political spectrum in the Knesset to limit the race in third elections to only 30 days.
The central committee meeting was set for Thursday, but Netanyahu has asked to delay it because of his trip to Lisbon to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
According to the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu will leave on Wednesday, and return the next day.
Every time Netanyahu does something, what's being discussed is primarily whether all of that was just an effort by Netanyahu to save his political skin.
Shaffir suggested that the merged party be called the Israeli Democratic Party
Lapid calls compromise plan "a fraud"
If there were only ghosts on Gantz’s side, perhaps it would not be too hard to form a government, but there is also a political ghost for Netanyahu
Netanyahu already compromised by dropping his insistence on serving as prime minister the first two years in a unity government to one.
Liberman added that he did not want to enter into a debate between Netanyahu and Blue and White about who would serve first in any rotation.
"It is quite clear that Blue and White and Likud will not be able to sit together in a government, because we do not have trust or mutual appreciation" or "an ideological match," MK Miki Zohar said.
This is the first statement Edelstein issued since Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit announced Netanyahu's indictment.
Yisrael Beytenu opposes immunity for Netanyahu.
"For years, campaigns of libel have been led against me. None of it scares me. I sleep well at night and I know my family and I will have to go through a lot of slander."
By Likud’s bylaws, such a primary would only be held if approved by Netanyahu, who has already been chosen as the party’s candidate for prime minister in the current Knesset.
Blames Netanyahu and Gantz equally, turned down rotation as prime minister.
The president's comments came during a speech at a memorial event for the first president of Israel, Dr. Chaim Weizmann.
"The more Jews and Arabs hate each other—the more he earns," the parliamentarian said. "His only hope is our despair."
“This is a fateful moment in Israel’s history," Netanyahu said at the meeting in the Knesset. "It could be that in the next 48 hours, we will have a government that depends on terror supporters.”
Netanyahu’s recent statements attacking the Joint List are dangerous and could lead to the murder of one of the party’s leaders, Tibi told the 'Post' on Sunday.
There are low expectations for a political breakthrough on the formation of a national unity government by next Wednesday, when Gantz’s mandate ends.
Liberman accuses Netanyahu of "begging Egypt to help us surrender."
Acting Justice Minister Amir Ohana (still in office at press time) has openly accused the state prosecution of manufacturing criminal probes against him.
“On a moral and ethical level, and on a practical level, you cannot lead a government if and when an indictment is submitted against you,” Gantz said to Netanyahu.
Even if Bennett is just temporarily filling the role, there hasn’t been a full-time defense minister since Yisrael Beitenu chairman Avigdor Liberman quit in November 2018.
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