Presidential elections to be held June 13

May 21, 2007 15:55


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The elections for the next president of Israel will be held on June 13 - and if there is no majority in favor of a single candidate, another vote will be held after a 15-minute break, it was decided on Monday. The Knesset presidency made the decision at the urging of Knesset House Committee Chairwoman Ruhama Avraham. According to Israel Radio, if the second round of voting does not yield the necessary majority of 61, the bottom candidate will drop out of the race, and the top two candidates will run against each other. Vice Premier Shimon Peres has not yet made his candidacy official. Labor MK Colette Avital, who has her party's endorsement, met on Monday with members of the GIL Pensioners Party.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town