Left speaks out against left

Leftists claim escalation in the north is a conspiracy by Netanyahu. Meretz chairwoman, of all people, condemns.Chaim Lev, 2/11/2018, 3:41 AM

Abbas to Meretz head: The Oslo Accords are dead

PA chairman tells Zehava Galon the PA will demand a new mediator for peace talks following Trump's Jerusalem recognition.Elad Benari, 1/28/2018, 5:53 AM

Tamar Zandberg to run for Meretz leadership

Meretz MK plans to run for leadership, says party's future should not depend on how many seats Labor receives.Hezki Baruch, 1/11/2018, 1:05 PM

Meretz to hold open party primaries for the first time ever

Far-left party will now allow potential MKs to be selected through open primaries, in major win for Meretz head Zehava Galon.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 7:48 PM

Leftist politicians blast Gabbay

Politicians from the left criticize Zionist Union chairman, who said that the left has forgotten what it means to be Jewish.Elad Benari, 11/14/2017, 12:06 AM

Meretz removes 'Zionism' from its platform

Left-wing party says it intentionally dropped the word 'Zionism,' as party with Jews and Arabs by definition cannot be Zionist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2017, 12:23 PM

Meretz MK to quit Knesset

MK Zehava Galon quits Knesset, says she wants to concentrate on reinvigorating Meretz, turning it into a home for all left-wing voters.Hezki Baruch, 10/18/2017, 2:12 PM

Galon survives attempt to unseat her

Most Meretz members vote to shorten Galon's term, but fail to come up with the required majority.Elad Benari, 9/18/2017, 2:07 AM

'I call on everyone to act responsibly and prevent elections'

Education Minister Bennett calls on coalition members to prevent new elections which would 'harm Israel's economy.'Uzi Baruch, 3/18/2017, 10:41 PM

Likud MK: What would happen if we boycotted an Arab product?

Interior Affairs Committee head supports ban on entry of BDS activists, slams leftist MK for boycotting Judea and Samaria.Benny Tucker, 3/8/2017, 7:37 AM

Government to add 52 million NIS to yeshiva budget

Government adds money for growing yeshivas, Meretz MK blames government for 'burning' secular money.Ben Shaul, 3/5/2017, 10:03 AM

MK Zehava Galon: Rabbi Karim's affidavit is a 'victory'

Meretz MK Zehava Galon sees Rabbi Eyal Karim's affidavit as a victory for her petition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2016, 9:39 PM

Proposed law for 'financial violence'

Minister Gila Gamliel endorses bill which would enable people to sue family members for 'financial violence' against them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2016, 2:40 PM

MKs demand discussion of Barak's comments

MKs demand that former Prime Minister be summoned to explain his comments that Netanyahu caused serious harm to Israel's security.Elad Benari, 8/19/2016, 6:16 AM

Committee votes to recognize Armenian genocide

MK Zehava Galon pushes for official governement recognition after her committee passed a proposal to recognize the alleged WWI genocide.Rachel Kaplan, 8/2/2016, 6:04 PM

Meretz head attacks PM for praising coexistence

PM calls to preserve coexistence in capital; Galon slams him for abandoning security and demands dividing the capital as the 'solution.'Ari Yashar, 6/1/2016, 2:52 PM

An open letter to Bernie Sanders from the Israeli left

It would be a shame to let Bernie's talents go to waste on foreign soil.Former MK Yaakov Katz, 4/9/2016, 8:35 PM

'Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers'

Tempers flare in Knesset over mikveh bill. Religious Services Minister: 'Judaism isn't theater.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/16/2016, 10:52 PM

MK Galon in rare attack on Arab MKs

Meretz head says Arab MKs’ support for Hezbollah is ‘a moral low point,’ causing some to declare a ‘flying pig’ moment.Gil Ronen, 3/8/2016, 6:16 AM

Foreign Agents bill progresses in Knesset

Amendment to NGO bill significantly expands disclosure requirements for organizations funded by foreign government.Hezki Baruch, 2/17/2016, 6:01 PM

Law on 'infiltrators' passes first reading

Knesset gives first approval to reducing illegal immigrants' time in holding facilities from 20 months to 12.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2016, 7:57 AM

Zehava Galon vows to convert to Islam, go to Gaza?

Immediate outpouring of likes surpasses Meretz head's conditions to Zionist rapper for her leaving Israel for good - was it real?Ari Yashar, 1/25/2016, 8:45 PM

Im Tirzu video won't be probed for 'incitement'

Deputy A-G throws out case against Im Tirzu clip, asserting no criminal investigation needed as video doesn't incite to violence.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 1/24/2016, 3:00 PM

Liberman: Tell the truth - this is pure treason

Avigdor Liberman on left-wing organizations: "traitors." Zehava Galon responds: "It's absurd you're not in prison."Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2016, 6:41 PM

Mystery: Who 'murdered' nine more women?

Police say eight women were murdered by their partners in 2015. Why did MK Galon double the number and how is this connected to terrorism?Gil Ronen, 1/5/2016, 1:08 PM

New civics textbook approved, Galon goes livid

Education Ministry gives final approval to new text for school system; leftist MK slams 'war declaration against pluralism, secularism.'Uzi Baruch, 12/22/2015, 6:20 PM

Galon: Lapid responsible if leftists attacked

Meretz head Galon slams Yesh Atid's Lapid for slamming Breaking the Silence, says it could lead to bloodshed soon.Uzi Baruch, 12/20/2015, 12:19 PM

Meretz trying to block video exposing EU 'agents'

MK Galon calls Im Tirtzu's 'foreign agents' video 'warped and dangerous,' tells followers to complain to Facebook.Gil Ronen, 12/15/2015, 4:11 PM

Shaked speaks: 'Court not immune from criticism'

After week of silence, Justice Minister addresses Supreme Court's decision to delay demolitions of terrorists' homes.Cynthia Blank, 10/28/2015, 8:50 PM

Galon: destroying terrorists' homes 'ineffective'

Far-left leader upholds controversial High Court decision to postpone deterrence measure, claims terrorists are protected under judiciary.Tova Dvorin, 10/23/2015, 10:43 AM

Leftist MK Accuses PM of Whitewashing Hitler

Meretz head Zehava Galon skewers PM's claim that Mufti convinced Hitler to annihilate the Jews, when he only meant to expel them.Gil Ronen, 10/21/2015, 8:16 AM

Lapid: 'Something Rotten' on the Left

Yesh Atid chairman slams leftist politicians as 'disconnected' for trying to 'justify Palestinian actions at all costs.'Netanel Katz, 10/18/2015, 2:17 PM

Galon Removed from Knesset After Insulting MK Gal

Meretz chairwoman refers to MK Sharon Gal as "messed up", is removed from plenum.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 7/14/2015, 3:46 AM

The Left Versus... The Left

Meretz chairman Zehava Galon refuses to participate with Zionist Union, Yesh Atid after latter two skip critical vote.Hezki Baruch, 6/24/2015, 5:32 PM

Galon: Netanyahu Spews Empty Words

Meretz chair argues Netanyahu has no interest in peace deal with Palestinians, calls his remarks about striving for peace 'hollow.'Cynthia Blank, 5/17/2015, 8:38 AM

Knesset Storm as Leftists, Nationalists Clash

MK Sharon Gal removed by ushers for shouting down Meretz MKs as 'traitors, criminals' for reading out leftist NGO's 'IDF war crimes' claims.Ari Soffer, 5/12/2015, 8:20 PM

Galon: Enough Sexist Comments Against Shaked

Meretz chairwoman denounces recent sexist remarks against Jewish Home MK, promises to stand alongside her on such issues.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2015, 3:45 AM

MK Galon: New Gov't Sabotaging Future Accord

Agreement with Jewish Home to make Judea and Samaria communities kosher will 'deepen Israel's isolation,' she warns.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 5/8/2015, 2:45 PM

Galon: Netanyahu is Extreme Right's Lackey

Meretz chairwoman accuses Prime Minister of both bowing down to parties looking to limit High Court's power and 'undermining democracy.'Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 4/27/2015, 9:22 PM

Galon: Bennett as Education Min. is 'Dangerous'

Meretz head warns against appointing Bennett as Education Minister, threatens to "drive him crazy".Ido Ben Porat, 4/27/2015, 4:12 AM

'Money-Loving' Peres Criticized Over Bank Contract

MKs from both left and right criticize report that former President will promote Bank Hapoalim for $30,000 a month.Elad Benari, 4/21/2015, 5:45 AM

Galon Returns to Politics After One Day Retirement

After it appears Meretz has jumped up to five mandates, Chair Zehava Galon announced she will return after stepping down Wednesday.Cynthia Blank, 3/19/2015, 10:50 AM

Galon's Replacement Calls to Retract Resignation

'A difficult morning for the left,' admits MK Zandberg, urging Meretz head to take back her resignation after party just gets four seats.Reut Hadar, Ari Yashar, 3/18/2015, 2:28 PM

Galon Resigns, Won't Run for Meretz Chair Again

MK Zehava Galon: 'This is a very difficult moment for me. Meretz needs to search its soul.'Gil Ronen, 3/18/2015, 10:46 AM

Zehava Galon Set to Resign from Knesset

Meretz chair will leave Knesset after poor showing in election, allowing Tamar Zandberg to reenter.Gil Ronen, 3/18/2015, 7:18 AM

Galon: I'd Make a Great Education Minister

Meretz chairwoman tells voters she thinks she would be a good choice to serve as Education Minister in the next government.Reut Hadar, 3/6/2015, 2:45 AM

Far-Left Meretz Party Scared of Being Left Out

Party worried as Labor-Hatnua union steals its thunder in targeting Netanyahu, dropping polls hint at possible threshold blockage.Ari Yashar, 2/20/2015, 12:49 PM

Left Fires Back at Netanyahu

“Israel's problem is not governance but rather the governor,” say Herzog and Livni after Netanyahu slams the left during a campaign rally.Elad Benari, 1/6/2015, 12:12 AM

Meretz Head Calls Bibi ‘a Dybbuk’

MK Zehava Galon employs demonic term, says these elections must be the last ones in which Netanyahu contends.Gil Ronen, 12/13/2014, 6:59 PM

Fitch Downgrades Israel's Outlook

Fitch downgrades the outlook for Israel's sovereign long-term foreign currency issuer default rating from Positive to Stable.Ben Ariel, 11/23/2014, 5:01 AM

Netanyahu Asks 'All the Left' to Join Government

PM's invitation to opposition to join his government draws criticism from across the political spectrum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2014, 2:12 AM

Gal-On: Jewish State Law Harms Israeli Arabs

Meretz Chairman claims waves of anti-Semitic incitement and calls for a Palestinian state do not threaten Jewish existence in Israel.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/16/2014, 2:58 PM

Leftists Outraged at New Construction Plan

"Netanyahu is working for the settlers", says Meretz chairwoman amid reports that Netanyahu will approve new homes in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 10/27/2014, 3:16 AM

Will Lapid's Sabbath Desecration End Coalition?

A coalition has already broken apart in a similar gaffe to Lapid's Shabbat press conference; MKs warning action may be taken.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/20/2014, 10:51 PM

Meretz Blames 'Settlements' for Hamas Rockets

MK Shaked blasts MK Galon after the latter says Netanyahu is 'sacrificing residents of the south' to avoid 'peace talks.'Gil Ronen, 8/24/2014, 5:46 PM

Liberman: 'Even Far-Leftists Would Topple Hamas'

Foreign minister echoes growing criticism of PM allowing Hamas to 'take the initiative', calls for decisive action ahead of Cabinet meeting.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 8/20/2014, 11:33 AM

Far-Left Rally Call for Netanyahu to Step Down

Several thousand gather in Tel Aviv to oppose IDF war effort; Meretz party head calls for Netanyahu to step down over 'deep failure.'Ari Yashar, 8/16/2014, 10:18 PM