Knesset


Poll Shows PM, Liberman Strengthening

A new poll shows that if elections were held today, the Likud led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would strengthen considerably, over its current representation in the Knesset and over…

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Herzog to Remain on as Opposition Leader

Although no longer Labor chairman, MK Yitzchak Herzog will remain head of the opposition, it was decided Wednesday. That’s because the new chairman, Avi Gabbay, is not a Knesset member.…

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Peretz Seen as Favorite in Labor Runoff

The Labor/Zionist Camp Party runoff takes place Monday, with contenders Amir Peretz and Avi Gabbay vying for the top spot. Polls close at 9 p.m., and the vote is being…

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Polls Open in Zionist Camp Primaries

Seven candidates are vying Tuesday for leadership of Zionist Camp Party, currently headed by Yitzchak Herzog, who is himself a candidate. 52,000 party members will vote throughout the day, with…

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Q&A: Could This Man Be Israel’s Next Prime Minister?

Gideon Saar’s modest Tel Aviv apartment, filled with colorful children’s toys and noisy teenagers, offers little indication that his life’s ambition is to become Israel’s prime minister one day. Once…

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Kosel Decision: The Day After

The day after the Israeli Cabinet decision to suspend the Kosel egalitarian prayer plan, the backlash was still at full blast despite efforts by the Netanyahu government to explain the…

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MK’s Proposal Could Mean Bigger Knesset

Since its inception, the Knesset has had 120 members — and when that number was first chosen, there were barely 600,000 people living in the country. Nowadays, Israel’s population has…

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