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Analyst Upset That Election Results Defied Polls

TV pioneer Uzi Peled called for an 'investigation' into the election results because they did not match the TV projections.Moshe Cohen, 3/18/2015, 5:09 PM

Netanyahu to Joubran: No One Will Silence Me

PM responds furiously to Elections Committee head, after he bans broadcasting Netanyahu's last-minute speech.Ari Yashar, 3/17/2015, 7:00 PM

Petitions over 'Vote Shas - Go to Heaven' Campaign

Fliers featuring Chief Rabbi, lists of names for 'blessings' subject to scrutiny; Shas penalized for one ad campaign.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 2:49 PM

Behind the Ballot Boxes

Central Elections Committee director explains the voting process. 'We do everything to ensure the vote reflects the will of the voters.'Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 10:53 AM

Likud Admits Misconduct in Kahlon Recording

Likud admits it faked a tape of Moshe Kahlon showing support for Netanyahu, may be open to criminal investigation from Elections Committee.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/17/2015, 10:15 AM

Likud 'Misled' Public With Old Clip of Kahlon

Central Elections Committee places temporary ban on Likud clip featuring Kahlon proclaiming support for Netanyahu in 2013 elections.Yishai Karov, Cynthia Blank, 3/16/2015, 10:58 PM

Yachad Fined NIS 4,000 for Campaign Violations

The Central Elections Committee fined Eli Yishai's Yachad party NIS 4,000 for displaying images of a 12 year old child in an elections ad.Yaakov Levi , 3/5/2015, 4:34 PM

Elections Committee Rejects Likud's V15 Petition

Elections Committee Chair Salim Joubran rejects Likud's petition, says behavior raises question of 'why it was even filed in first place.'Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 2/22/2015, 3:01 PM

Overturned: Zoabi, Marzel May Run for 20th Knesset

Supreme Court accepts both appeals from two MKs banned due to 'racism' charges; outrage at Zoabi's reinstatement.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2015, 4:35 PM

Zoabi Appeals to Supreme Court Over Elections Ban

MK Hanin Zoabi appeals against disqualification in Supreme Court, cries 'racism'; lawyer confident previous charges will be dropped.Tova Dvorin, 2/17/2015, 12:57 PM

PM's Congress Speech to be Censored

Central Elections Committee ruled PM's Congress speech be broadcast with five minute delay so editors can remove 'electioneering' remarks.Ornit Etzer, Cynthia Blank, 2/16/2015, 4:17 PM

Hamas: Zoabi Ban a 'Badge of Honor'

Hamas brands the decision to ban Hanin Zoabi from running as "racist", but also says it's a badge of honor to the extremist MK.Elad Benari, 2/13/2015, 4:45 AM

'The Left is Afraid of Me'

Baruch Marzel calls Elections Committee vote to disqualify him 'height of hypocrisy' as leftists vote against him, but for pro-Hamas Zoabi.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/12/2015, 6:19 PM

Elections Committee Disqualifies Baruch Marzel

After banning pro-Hamas MK Zoabi, committee votes to block Otzma Yehudit candidate over 'racism' - will High Court overrule it?Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/12/2015, 3:59 PM

Elections Committee Votes to Ban Zoabi

Vote passes 27-6, after radical Arab MK claims she's being targeted 'for being a Palestinian.'Yaakov Levi , 2/12/2015, 1:20 PM

Likud Candidate: Zoabi Needs to be in the Knesset

Anat Berko, appointed by Netanyahu to Likud, says that despite disagreeing with her, democracy means Hanin Zoabi needs to be in Knesset.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 2/12/2015, 12:58 PM

Labor Will Support Zoabi, Marzel Disqualifications

Despite days of back and forth on whether to support disqualification of radical MK Hanin Zoabi, Labor-Hatnua votes to disqualify.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 2/12/2015, 10:23 AM

A-G 'Supports Letting MK Zoabi Run for Knesset'

Barring of Zoabi is to be discussed Thursday, but Weinstein reportedly plans to ask for statement to defend radical Arab MK.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 8:27 AM

'Why Does Ban Against Charlie Hebdo Still Stand?'

Supreme Court orders Ahmed Tibi, Salim Joubran, and Attorney General to explain why injunction against Yisrael Beytenu still in place.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 2/9/2015, 5:19 PM

Top Labor Candidate Has 'No Problem' with Zoabi

Veteran journalist Zuhair Bahlul, #17 on Labor list, was apparently unaware that Labor had expressed support for Zoabi ban.Nir Har-Zahav, Tova Dvorin, 2/6/2015, 9:43 AM

V15: We Are Not Sponsored By 'Foreign Agents'

The Victory in 2015 group is not representative of anyone except themselves, it told the Central Elections Committee Thursday.Moshe Cohen , 2/5/2015, 12:39 PM

Yisrael Beytenu to Appeal 'Surrender to Terror'

Yisrael Beytenu will appeal to Supreme Court against Central Election Committee's ruling to bar party's distribution of Charlie Hebdo issue.Cynthia Blank, 2/5/2015, 10:08 AM

Liberman: 'No Article Justifies Bloodshed'

Election Committee upholds petition from MK Ahmed Tibi against distributing Charlie Hebdo; Liberman vows to stop 'terrorism' from within.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2015, 10:42 PM

Petition Against Avigdor Liberman, Baruch Marzel

Arab MK demands that Yisrael Beytenu chairman, Otzma Yehudit representative be barred from 20th Knesset elections.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2015, 4:26 PM

Committee Slams R. Ronsky for Elections Video

An order preventing the use of images that could be taken to imply the endorsement of the IDF of any candidate was issued Sunday.Yaakov Levi, 2/2/2015, 2:14 AM

Petition to Disqualify Hanin Zoabi from Knesset

MK Alex Miller submitted petition Thursday, calling for CEC to disqualify radical MK Hanin Zoabi from running in March elections.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/29/2015, 11:27 AM

Labor Group: Jewish Home 'Pretending' to be Jewish

Labor supporters petitioned Israeli election officials to bar Jewish Home from calling itself that, because it doesn't 'act Jewish.'Moshe Cohen, 1/25/2015, 1:37 PM

Petition to Block Joint Arab List from Knesset

Yisrael Beytenu to file petition against joint Arab party list on grounds of Balad MKs supporting known terror organizations.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/24/2015, 6:36 PM

'Don't Let Labor-Hatnua Run as The Zionist Camp'

Jewish Home candidate Ronen Shoval says 'anti-Zionist' statements by party members make the name 'Zionist Camp' misleading to the public.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/22/2015, 12:45 PM

Top Judge: Stop About Arab Vote Fraud

Voter fraud in Arab communities is rampant, said the head of Israel's Election Committee. Something must be done to stop it, he said.David Lev, 2/20/2013, 2:42 AM

Elections Official: People are Confused

Senior elections official reports new record of undecided voters. ‘People are unsure while entering the polling station.’ Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 8:36 PM

Bayit Yehudi Fined Over Netanyahu-Bennett Ad

72,000 shekel fine imposed on Jewish Home over its failure to remove ad that shows Netanyahu side-by-side with Bennett.Elad Benari, 1/21/2013, 3:44 AM

Likud's Complaint Against Jewish Home Ads Accepted

Central Elections Committee accepts Likud complaint against Jewish Home ad that shows Netanyahu and Bennett side-by-side.Elad Benari, 1/18/2013, 5:44 AM

Shas Agrees to Pull Controversial Ad

After originally defending its controversial TV ad, Shas agrees to pull it "for the sake of peace".Elad Benari, 1/10/2013, 6:25 AM

Shas Extends Broadcast of Controversial Ad

Shas: The ad, "did not say one bad word about anyone...A country which fights assimilation abroad cannot allow assimilation from within."Annie Lubin, 1/9/2013, 4:49 PM

Attorney General Against Disqualifying Zoabi

Requests to disqualify MK Hanin Zoabi "do not indicate a sufficiently critical mass of evidence," says Attorney General Weinstein.Elad Benari, 12/18/2012, 2:18 AM

Activists Call to Bar Hareidi Parties from Knesset

Feminists ask the Elections Committee to ban hareidi parties over their all-male Knesset lists. Maayana Miskin, 12/14/2012, 10:38 AM

New Photos of Zoabi with Marmara Terrorists

MK Danon says new pictures of MK Hanin Zoabi with Turkish terrorists could be her downfall. Maayana Miskin, 12/14/2012, 9:31 AM

Ben-Ari's Campaign Invalidated for 'Racism'

Central Election Committee chairman says Power to Israel's campaign in Arabic insults the Arab population in Israel.Elad Benari, 12/13/2012, 4:42 AM

MKs Seeking to Disqualify Zoabi May Have Majority

Most members of the Central Election Committee are expected to back a motion by MK Ofir Akunis to disqualify Arab MK Hanin Zoabi.Elad Benari, 12/10/2012, 3:15 AM