Yair Golan

Zehava Galon wins Meretz primary election, Horowitz drops out of Knesset

Galon beats Golan in Meretz leadership race, Raz and Rozin jump into top three, pushing him down to fifth place, and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz crashes out of the Knesset.

Israel Elections: Future of Meretz hangs in the balance - analysis

Zehava Galon and Yair Golan, the two Meretz leadership candidates, represent two sharply different visions for the future of the party.

Zehava Galon, Yair Golan spar over defining Meretz as Zionist

Following statements from Zehava Galon last week regarding Zionism and Meretz, her fellow leadership candidate Yair Golan took to Facebook to criticize her.

Zehava Galon announces candidacy for Meretz primaries

The former Meretz head stressed that this was "not an easy decision."

Nitzan Horowitz to step down as Meretz head

The health minister's decision to not run for the Meretz chairmanship currently leaves Yair Golan as the sole candidate.

Yair Golan

Yair Golan, former IDF general, says he will run for Meretz chairmanship

"I will run in order to build a proud, strong, Zionist Left, that fights for Israel's character and future," Golan said.

Golan calls right-wing high school student a threat to Israel's security

The student's comments were made during a discussion between grade 12 students and Golan on Zionism and religion.

Bennett cries blood libel after Golan says Homesh settlers are subhuman

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett slammed Golan - a member of his coalition - and said that the residents of Judea and Samaria were the modern day pioneers of Israel. 

90 Knesset members send petition to Ben & Jerry's opposing boycott

The letter was signed by five Labor MKs, six Blue and White MKs and Yair Golan of Meretz. No Arabs signed it, but Druze MKs did.

28/07/2021
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