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At this stage, it’s not clear whether the four parties comprising the Joint List – Hadash, United Arab List, Ta’al and Balad – would again run together in the next election.
Meirav Michaeli is set to run, challenged by advertising executive Gil Beilin and possibly by Itzik Shmuli.
A significant number of city council members have moved from Jerusalem City Hall at Safra Square to the Knesset, some even becoming cabinet ministers.
With the hearing moved back to February 8, does the court intend to start calling witnesses in March, maybe even the week of elections?
"There is no sufficient suspicion of criminal offenses against specific domestic persons," a spokesperson for the Bochum Public Prosecution Office said.
Any loss in Case 2000 could also affect Case 4000, since part of the strength of the two cases is to show a pattern.
Dayan shares Sa'ar's Argentine background
Izhar Shay not quitting was revenge for Blue and White taking Cotler-Wunsh from Telem
Huldai blasts Lapid, Sa'ar, and Netanyahu.
Bennett's visit and his statement marked the few times he has spoken out on behalf on the settlement movement since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Justice Alex Stein wrote that Huldai "must refrain from exercising executive power in a manner that purports to dictate values and instill in citizens his personal ideology."
Two polls show different trends on center-left - one with Huldai and Gantz still in play, another with Gantz below the threshold and Lapid picking up votes.
American democracy is less envied now in Israel
Free speech and the freedom to protest are critical oxygen to democracy.
"I know that I am stepping into a complicated situation politically."
One hundred activists placed so far
Questions started to resurface late Tuesday about whether the impending stricter third lockdown would cause further delays.
Wants to hold balance of power but won't join Netanyahu-led government
IDI representatives call for policy allowing extra funding for parties making efforts to uphold gender equality
Next week’s hearing would feature Netanyahu in-person appearance and was also expected to be when the Jerusalem District Court would set dates in February for starting to hear witnesses, the heart of the trial.
Harvard, Oxford and South African educated candidate to replace her in Knesset.
Can Gantz be the scapegoat for a 30-year issue?
University of Washington professor will be on his list
National Union leader Bezalel Smotrich called upon Bayit Yehudi to merge with his party before it elects a new leader.
Three new parties ready to run.
Rinawie Zoabi to Netanyahu after he wooed Arab voters: "Arabs aren't stupid"
Six weeks ago, Labor’s convention decided by a 66% to 33% vote to cancel its primaries for the party’s chairmanship and Knesset candidates.
POLITICAL AFFAIRS: That public persona of being a good guy – an honest straight shooter – is what catapulted him just over two years ago to political prominence.
Nissenkorn: His concessions were crazy
Blue and White down to 9 party members from 37
The US under President Donald Trump left the Iran deal in 2018, in favor of a “maximum pressure” sanctions regime against the ayatollahs’ regime.
Earlier, the municipality ruled that there would no longer be an automatic haredi representative on each board.
The year began with an easily avoidable election campaign full of mudslinging and ended with another easily avoidable election campaign full of mudslinging.
Yisrael Beytenu will also demand the Internal Security portfolio for MK Eli Avidar and the Health portfolio for Prof. Leonid Eidelman, a former head of the World Medical Organization.
Huldai’s party will be a Jewish, Zionist left-wing party.
Many great hopes of the bloc have come and gone.
Whoever Netanyahu drafts for his reserved slots has now heard the message of what he is looking for loud and clear from the floating of Dermer's name.
Huldai said several key public figures would join him. His associates promised that "it will be interesting."
Being labeled a "deserter" would mean she could not take party funding with her to Gideon Sa'ar's New Hope Party.
The new MKs replaced Ze'ev Elkin, Michal Shir and Sharren Haskel, who quit the Knesset to join the New Hope Party of prime ministerial candidate Gideon Sa'ar.
A vote to regulate the outposts passed an initial reading in the Knesset.
If Bennett won’t stand on principle for West Bank annexation, who will?
Ashkenazi, Nissenkorn excluded from faction meeting
Since 1996, Israel has on average had a new election every 2.3 years compared to other countries with a gap of three or more.
"You destroyed the Likud party and brought into it an atmosphere of a platform for serving you," Elkin said.
"At the moment of truth, when we needed him most, he simply wasn't there," Bennett said of Netanyahu.
Leaders blame each other as Knesset will automatically disperse.
Central Elections Committee official Orly Adas was in favor of trusting patients to vote, while head of public health Dr. Sharon Alroy Preis called it "inconceivable."
Two big differences from the previous elections will set the tone for the rhetoric we are going to hear over the next few months.
Shortly after the vote, Likud MK Michal Shir announced that she would be joining Gideon Sa'ar's New Hope party in light of the election.
Shir said she was proud to vote to end a dysfunctional government.
A dysfunctional government dominated by two parties or the realization that the rhetoric of the campaign will once again further divide an already badly divided nation?
Likud, Blue and White delay budget deadline, automatic Knesset dispersal
Gideon Sa'ar's New Hope party vows to pass 8-year limit for PM - Netanyahu has been in office for over 14 years
Nothing is for sure, but some of these compromises – even if some of the parties involved might have good intentions – could lead to major long-term harm.
Portuguese Foreign Minister Santos Silva is due to visit Jerusalem on Monday and Ramallah on Tuesday to advance Israeli-Portuguese relations.
Gideon Sa’ar registers new party under the name “New Hope” on Thursday.
POLITICAL AFFAIRS: The rise of Gideon Sa’ar threw Netanyahu off course, but will he make a last-minute deal with Benny Gantz to prevent an early election?
Sa’ar has stated that he would not join a Netanyahu led government.
Jumping from one party to another doesn’t add to the public’s respect in its politicians, because when it is done repeatedly it smacks of opportunism, not standing up for principles.
Vote on dissolving Knesset, elections likely delayed till next week.
Benny Gantz has frequently been accused of being indecisive and to willing to bend to the circumstances dictated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Likud is seeking to stymie party funding and social media transparency stipulations in dissolution bill, wait for automatic dissolution of Knesset on Dec. 23 when budget deadline expires
Part of the Arrangements Law, dictates how health care providers and hospitals secure payments • suggested mental health, “payment-per-bed" reforms spark anger
Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit urged Netanyahu and Gantz over the weekend to make key appointments, including a new state prosecutor and police chief.
Lapid's spokesmen declined to comment.
Eisenkot is seen as the only potential game changer who remains on the sidelines.
POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Likud renegade Gideon Sa’ar’s new party could be a long-term flash in the pan but a short-term kingmaker.
Right-wing politicians and settler leaders are pushing to advance the issue now prior to US President Donald Trump’s departure from the White House in January.
The Attorney-General's Office asked for the court to demand that the appointment be made by the end of the month.
Poll finds Sa’ar-Yamina bond would beat Likud by six seats.
The Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties expressed anger at Sa'ar, who was prevented from voting late by Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin.
A ruling granting citizenship to individuals who converted through non-Orthodox movements in Israel would generate fierce opposition from the ultra-Orthodox parties and rabbinic leadership
"Being right-wing does not mean being a Bibi-ist, it means values," Hendel said.
Elections Committee rules out election in less than 90 days.
Sa'ar leaves Likud, warning party serves Netanyahu's criminal trial
Likud compared Sa'ar with those who left Likud to challenge Netanyahu and lost, but there are many former Likud members who are now focusing on defeating the prime minister.
Gantz: Elections to be cheap, fast and clean as possible
The judge was expected to continue serving until 2025.
Survey finds Netanyahu’s approach to Abbas is appreciated.
Yair Lapid: Center-Left must unite to beat Netanyahu.
Gantz: Hanukkah miracle needed to prevent early elections
"Nothing has been settled yet. The decision on whether to enter politics and with whom will be only when the Election Day is set."
POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Between now and then, there will be endless speculation about how the coalition could still be saved.
DIPLOMACY: There is one seemingly timeless issue that will dominate this campaign as it has the last three: Benjamin Netanyahu.
State attorney called on the court to move forward with the trial in February as scheduled.
Mouthing words, but then acting in a different matter altogether, does not gain the public’s confidence.
Netanyahu and Gantz and their parties’ ministers will remain together in the government. The tension between the two leaders will continue.
The Shas faction bashed Benny Gantz, accusing him of burning bridges on the way to an election.
It is a dilemma with bad options for Gantz. Supporting Knesset dispersal means following Lapid's lead, going against dispersal means caving in to Netanyahu.
Main court issues split-the-difference ruling on evidence in dispute
Gantz reportedly still considering giving in to the prime minister's demands.
Netanyahu's party accused Bennett of returning to the brief political bond he had with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid when they both entered the Knesset in 2013.
Due in part to infighting in the Joint List, polls broadcast on Tuesday night predicted that it would fall from its current 15 seats to 11 or 12 in the next election.
Katz's offer is seen as a way to call Gantz's bluff and shift the blame to Blue and White if early elections are initiated.