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Rabbi Druckman: It's pure libel

Rabbi Haim Druckman applauds the strengthening religious establishment, in light of the media storm surrounding IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal KarimRachel Kaplan, 7/13/2016, 2:10 PM

Meretz condemns liberation of Jerusalem

Far-left party calls for end to 'occupation' of Jerusalem, condemns Jerusalem Day while wishing Muslims 'Happy Ramadan.'David Rosenberg, 6/6/2016, 5:51 PM

Meretz uniting with Arab anti-Zionists?

Members of left-wing Meretz party march with Joint List activists, declare new 'Democratic Camp' to fight government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2016, 12:36 PM

Meretz removes call to boycott Kosher restaurant

Following public outrage, left-wing political party removes call to boycott of kosher restaurant from its facebook page.Haim Lev, 1/31/2016, 11:02 AM

Council member calls to boycott kosher restaurant

Member of Ra'anana city council calls for boycott against restaurant that now keeps kosher, closes on Shabbat.Orli Harari, 1/30/2016, 11:37 PM

TAU allows Breaking the Silence, bans Likud

In surprising move, Tel Aviv University permits Breaking the Silence, Meretz event, but refuses permission for Likud, Im Tirtzu protest.Matt Wanderman, 1/14/2016, 3:01 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

Business Owners: BDS to Harm Palestinians Most

Thousands of Palestinians will be left jobless due to 'settlement labeling' bill. Meretz: business owners' protest is a 'terrorist act.'Tova Dvorin, 6/16/2015, 9:00 AM

Prisoner Force-Feeding Bill Passes First Hurdle

The government authorized for legislation a bill that would allow prisons to force-feed security prisoners who go on a hunger strike.Moshe Cohen, 6/14/2015, 5:14 PM

Meretz Judea-Samaria Bill 'Will Only Harm Arabs'

Efrat mayor slams Meretz bill to label Judea-Samaria products, warns of economic disaster for Arabs and 'boomerang.'Ari Yashar, 6/10/2015, 11:34 AM

Danon Blasts Bill to Label 'Settlement' Products

Science Minister vows to fight proposed legislation that would have Israel place labels on products from Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 6/9/2015, 6:14 AM

Netanyahu Slams Meretz 'Settlement Labeling' Bill

Enemy within? PM 'surprised' that despite unified effort to defend against global boycotts, leftist party trying to push BDS bill in Israel.Hezki Baruch, 6/8/2015, 6:25 PM

Zionist Union Warns: Opposition Lacks Cohesion

Zionist Union sources say divide between Yisrael Beytenu and Joint Arab List may be too deep for opposition to make any real traction.Cynthia Blank, 5/17/2015, 2:54 PM

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

Did Meretz Collect Illegal Campaign Funds?

Report claims Meretz forced workers to donate their salaries on elections day in both 2013, 2015; nationalists take action.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 8:25 AM

Lawsuits on Leftist 'Settlement Boycott' Groups

Legal Forum for Israel says after High Court ruling requiring boycotters to compensate, it is preparing legal fusillade.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/17/2015, 11:51 AM

Meretz MK Moves to Ban MKs from Driving on Shabbat

MK Tamar Zandberg says bill proposal is response to Transport Minister Yisrael Katz's prevention of public transport on Shabbat.Tova Dvorin, 4/13/2015, 6:04 PM

Katz: Leftist Clamoring for Shabbat Buses

There will be no public transportation on Shabbat, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 4/8/2015, 5:20 PM

Meretz Website Hijacked by Pro-Palestinian Hackers

Targeting 'Zionisme' and 'israhell,' pro-Palestinian hacker AnonGhost attacks website of left-wing Meretz party on Saturday night.Nir Har Zahav, Cynthia Blank, 4/5/2015, 7:51 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

Latest Count: Likud at Thirty, Meretz Gains One

Counting votes has almost finished and the the Central Elections Committee will release final results by Thursday afternoon.Moshe Cohen, 3/19/2015, 8:02 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

Right, Meretz Concerned Over Arab List Strength

Leaders of the Joint List are canvassing homes in Arab towns, driving voters to the polls in order to garner support for the party.Yaakov Levi, 3/17/2015, 12:55 PM

Meretz MK: Without Us, Herzog Won't Have Coalition

MK Tamar Zandberg says that a vote for the "Zionist Union" instead of Meretz goes toward a right-wing government.Hezki Baruch and Ben Ariel, 3/16/2015, 4:12 AM

Litzman Says 'Yes' to Meretz but 'No' to Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK will not rule out joining a Labor-led coalition, but says Lapid should "sit in the opposition for one term."Haim Lev, 3/13/2015, 4:13 AM

30,000 Flood Leftist Pre-Elections Rally

Meretz, Labor reps attend; former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan: under Netanyahu, Israel was 'stuck.'Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2015, 9:20 PM

Meretz, Labor Sign Surplus Vote Agreement

Extra votes could see additional seats for the Left - and save Meretz from falling off the map.Tova Dvorin, 3/6/2015, 12:12 PM

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

Meretz Hits New Lows in Latest Elections Polls

Yachad-Ha'am Itanu pulls ahead of the far-left as Meretz is now barely passing the threshold.Tova Dvorin, 2/27/2015, 9:02 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

Meretz MK: I Loved Orbach Dearly

Meretz MK Ilan Gilon says goodbye to Minister Uri Orbach, a close friend of his despite the political differences between them.Reut Hadar and Elad Benari, 2/17/2015, 5:44 AM

Meretz Slams Livni, Calls Her 'Closet Rightist'

As polls continue to show Meretz weakening, the party has decided to attack its fellow travelers on the left.Moshe Cohen, 2/11/2015, 10:16 PM

CEC Rejects Petition Against Yisrael Beytenu

Central Elections Committee chairman is uncomfortable with the party's platform - to move Israeli Arabs to the PA - but it is still legal.Hezki Baruch, 2/11/2015, 7:23 PM

Poll: Public Thinks Newscasters Radical Leftists

News presenters have unique position to shape public opinion - but what are their opinions? According to public: far left and radical left.Ari Yashar, 2/10/2015, 4:38 PM

Yesh Atid Shows Leftist Colors

Former Science Minister Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri said Monday that Yesh Atid would sit in a coalition with far-left Meretz.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 2/9/2015, 9:49 PM

Students Get to Meet 'Selected' Party Chiefs

Chosen parties include Kulanu, despite no current MKs, and Meretz (6 MKs) – while United Torah Judaism, with 7 MKs, not invited.Hillel Fendel, 2/6/2015, 7:05 AM

Meretz Billboard Barred from Bnei Brak

Meretz banner barred from display outside Ayalon Mall, on border of Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak, because it features a woman - Tzipi Livni.Cynthia Blank, 2/2/2015, 6:02 PM

Mossi Raz is #6 on Meretz List

Mossi Raz, who paid a condolence visit to the family of terrorist Ziad Abu Ein, placed in the #6 spot on the Meretz Knesset list.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 1/20/2015, 12:13 AM

Meretz Primaries: 'New Faces to Defeat the Right'

Central committee members vote for far-left Meretz's party list for 20th Knesset; expected to receive 5-6 seats in March elections.Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2015, 3:57 PM

Liberman: 'No Chance' We'll Sit with Meretz

Foreign Minister throws cold water on Herzog's chances of forming a coalition.Elad Benari, 1/18/2015, 1:52 AM

Lapid: a Liar, Hypocrite, or Simply Irresponsible?

Meretz Chairwoman Zehava Gal-On goes on the warpath against Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, accusing him of lying and irresponsibility.Ido Ben Porat, 1/4/2015, 12:28 PM

Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz Bows Out

MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) announced Wednesday that he was quitting politics, joining other MKs who have announced the same in recent days.Yaakov Levi, 12/31/2014, 7:10 PM

Ex-Meretz MK in Condolence Visit for Ziad Abu Ein

Meretz ex-MK and candidate, ex-Peace Now leader Mossi Raz visits terrorist turned PA minister's home, vows 'end of occupation.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 12/16/2014, 9:22 PM

Video: Meretz MK Vows Victory, Takes a Tumble

MK Issawi Freij promises plenum government will be overturned March 17, but then overturns himself.Gil Ronen, 12/9/2014, 7:44 AM

Embattled Ex-Leftist Vents Fury in Knesset Debate

Sheffi Paz was a member of Meretz for 40 years. 'Now I won't go near you hypocrites,' she says in Knesset debate. Find out why.Gil Ronen, 10/7/2014, 8:49 PM

PA is 'Interested in Renewing Peace Talks'

Senior PLO official tells leftists demand for '1967 borders' and Hamas unity not up for negotiation, threatens 'price for absence of peace.'Ari Yashar, 5/8/2014, 9:50 PM

Shulamit Aloni - Not Just a Civil Rights Advocate

Former Minister of Education passes on, her legacy is the radical left Meretz party. Lee Kaplan, Head of Stop the ISM, 2/9/2014, 8:48 AM

Leftist Leader Shulamit Aloni Passes Away at 86

Meretz Chairman and former Education Minister Shulamit Aloni passes away; funeral in Kfar Shmaryahu Sunday.Tova Dvorin, 1/24/2014, 8:56 AM

Hareidi Party Allies with Meretz: ‘Not Right-Wing’

Response to Bennett-Lapid? Hareidi party forms strong ties with the secularist, left-wing Meretz faction.Maayana Miskin, 8/23/2013, 10:42 AM

Labor MK Repudiates Anti-Hareidi Campaign

Labor party secretary Hilik Bar speaks out against ‘Stop Hareidization’ campaign in Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 8/21/2013, 1:45 AM

Jerusalem Approves 942 New Jewish Homes?

Meretz councilor says new homes have been approved in Gilo, which some leftists see as a “settlement.”Gil Ronen, 8/13/2013, 10:13 AM

Poll: Slight Boost for Likud, Bayit Yehudi

Likud, Bayit Yehudi enjoy slight boost in popularity following Israel-PA talks - even as most say Abbas doesn't want peace.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 11:15 PM

MKs Show Their Anger with Silence

Unusual silence in Knesset as MKs express their upset with Governance Bill.Maayana Miskin, 7/31/2013, 11:26 PM

‘Governance Bill’ Passes after Heated Debate

Vote follows passionate debate. MK charges, ‘This isn't a law to strengthen governance - it's a law to strengthen racism.'Maayana Miskin, 7/31/2013, 10:24 PM

MKs from Left, Right Unite Against Police Violence

Rare agreement across the political spectrum that police violence must end.Maayana Miskin, 7/3/2013, 10:02 AM

Meretz Head: Benefits for Soldiers? Racism

MK Gal-On rejects proposal to reward military or civilian service, terms it ‘racist’ against Arabs.Maayana Miskin, 6/16/2013, 12:12 PM