Meretz's solution: 'Go after the settlers'

Meretz leader MK Tamar Zandberg responds to bill forbidding documentation of IDF soldiers on duty by attacking 'settelers.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2018, 5:01 PM

Uproar in the Knesset: 'Liar, beast'

Meretz MK screams at Internal Security Minister during Knesset deliberations. 'Your job is to fight crime, not the Arab public.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2018, 4:01 PM

Meretz to boycott opening of US embassy in J'lem

Party head Tamar Zandberg says her faction will not attend next week's festive opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2018, 5:17 PM

Honduras president drops out of Israel Independence Day event

Following calls by left-wing lawmaker to withdraw invitation, Honduras president cancels planned participation in torch-lighting ceremony.JTA, 4/9/2018, 10:51 PM

Meretz leader: Cancel visit by Honduras president

Tamar Zandberg calls on Culture Minister to cancel invitation to Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez to light Independence Day torch.JTA, 4/8/2018, 10:59 PM

Meretz seeks to pass infiltrators deal as law

Left-wing Knesset faction seeks to force government to implement deal with UN cancelled by PM Netanyahu through Knesset bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2018, 8:46 PM

Zandberg apologizes for working with right-wing PR whiz

New Meretz head apologizes for working with right-wing spin doctor but slams critics for 'exaggerating incident beyond its proportions'.Tzvi Lev, 3/25/2018, 5:36 PM

Zandberg hits back at critics over use of right-wing spin doctor

New Meretz head goes on interview blitz after report reveals she used right-wing PR guru Moshe Klughaft during primaries.Tzvi Lev, 3/25/2018, 9:41 AM

New Meretz leader's 'secret' adviser exposed

Political strategist Moshe Klughaft admits he advised MK Tamar Zandberg in the race for the leadership of Meretz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2018, 5:25 AM

Zandberg wins Meretz primaries: We're the majority

MK Tamar Zandberg will lead leftist party in the upcoming elections, after winning 71% of the votes in the party primary.Hezki Baruch, 3/22/2018, 11:38 PM

Meretz members head to the polls

Tamar Zandberg and Avi Buskila face off in race to determine future leadership of the far-left party.Tzvi Lev, 3/22/2018, 3:18 PM

Opposition seeks dissolution of Knesset

Yesh Atid, Zionist Union, and Meretz demand vote to dissolve government, hold early elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2018, 9:42 PM

MK Rozin endorses Tamar Zandberg in Meretz leadership race

Tamar Zandberg bid to become head of the left-wing party boosted after receiving endorsement from MK Michal Rozin.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 4:48 PM

Meretz chief drops out of party primary

Zahava Gal-On and MK Ilan Gilon announce they will not run for Meretz Party leadership. 'Meretz voters interested in new leadership.'Mordechai Sones, 2/28/2018, 2:31 PM

'Meretz is an anti-Zionist party'

Likud MK bashes far-left party for traveling to Rwanda in attempt to scuttle Israel's plans to deport African migrants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2018, 5:56 PM

Meretz MK says he is willing to be part of Jewish Home-led gov't

'I'm willing to sit in any governmant that agrees on splitting the wealth and splitting the land.'Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 11:20 AM

Peace Now CEO resigns in bid for Meretz director position

Peace Now CEO Avi Buskila resigns, is expected to announce his candidacy for Meretz party. 'Uri Ariel is the epitome of evil.'Tzvi Lev, 1/14/2018, 6:16 PM

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

'Lapid is Meretz wrapped in an Israeli flag'

Education Minister rips Yesh Atid chief's opposition to Israeli sovereignty over Judea, Samaria. 'He's Meretz wrapped in an Israeli flag.'David Rosenberg, 1/1/2018, 5:02 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

Left-wing bloc gains majority in latest Knesset poll

For the first time since 2015 election, feft-wing, Arab bloc wins majority in Knesset poll. Shas remains dangerously close to threshold.David Rosenberg, 11/3/2017, 9:13 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

Senior Meretz official charged with raping minor

Meretz party acknowledges that senior official indicted for sex crimes against 13-year-old, says official has been suspended pending trial.David Rosenberg, 9/27/2017, 7:52 AM

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

Report: Meretz party considering breakup

Far-left party weighing possible dissolution of joint list, separation into two separate left-wing factions.David Rosenberg, 9/12/2017, 11:03 AM

Meretz meets with Abbas in Ramallah

PA chairman on resumption of negotiations: 'I met with Trump's emissaries to Middle East about 20 times since beginning of his term.'Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2017, 6:24 PM

Radio station fined over Azariya attorney's comments

Yoram Sheftel's history of making inflammatory statements led a regulatory board to fine radio station that hosts his show.Tzvi Lev, 8/3/2017, 3:49 PM

Bernie Sanders: The 'occupation' must end

Former Democratic presidential hopeful laments '50 years of Israel's occupation' in video conference with left-wing Israeli party.JTA, 6/4/2017, 7:53 PM

Army order halts Peace Now march on Baladim farm

Meretz MK tweets army order preventing provocation; 'law-and-order champions' leave buses and proceed on foot; developing.Mordechai Sones, 4/28/2017, 1:26 PM

Meretz chief's ugly blood libel against 'the settlers'

Head of far-left Meretz party accuses Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria of perpetrating 'pogroms' against Arabs, IDF soldiers.Hezki Baruch, 4/28/2017, 11:51 AM

Meretz accuses right-wing rapper of 'incitement to violence'

'The Israeli left is ammunition in our enemies' hands,' says rightist rapper after far-left party files police report.David Rosenberg, 4/20/2017, 4:44 PM

Leftists to attempt Likud takeover

Group including extreme left-wingers plans joining Likud to influence party and insert left-leaning candidates.Yoel Domb, 2/13/2017, 10:40 PM

Meretz chief: Netanyahu gov't is acting like a bully

Leftist MK warns Israel 'will pay a heavy price' for annexation of Maale Adumim, construction in Judea and Samaria.Hezki Baruch, 1/23/2017, 9:12 AM

Yesh Atid MK: We won't sit with Meretz

Yesh Atid MK Meir Cohen says his party won't divide Jerusalem or sit with far-left Meretz party.Orly Harari, 1/14/2017, 11:24 PM

Abbas warns against moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

PA chairman says there will be “serious implications” if Trump moves American embassy to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 1/4/2017, 6:07 AM

Rabbi Karim to be sworn in as IDF chief Rabbi Thursday

Rabbi Eyal Karim will be sworn in as the new Chief Rabbi of the IDF this coming Thursday, the petition against him was withdrawn.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 11/28/2016, 4:08 PM

Meretz chief: Rabin's murder saved Netanyahu's political career

'Netanyahu didn't pull the trigger,' says Gal-On, 'but he stirred the demons that led to the murder.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2016, 9:03 AM

The far-left comes to Amona

Representatives of Peace Now and Meretz tour the Binyamin community of Amona, which they claim is 'stolen land.'Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2016, 12:45 PM

Which MKs are promoting individual liberty and free markets?

Liberty Index ranks the Knesset parties and MKs, revealing who is protecting personal liberty from government intrusion - and who is not.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2016, 1:17 PM

Historic low: Zionist union collapses to single digits in poll

Opposition party would lose two thirds of this strength in elections, drop from 24 to just 8 seats, lowest level for Labor in history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2016, 1:14 PM

'You only protest when it comes to helping haredim'

The opposition raged over a new bill that allots 1,040 shekels a month to needy Torah students with families.Haim Lev, 8/3/2016, 11:44 AM

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, blasts Jerusalem Day

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

Far-left Meretz party 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 restaurant that became kosher

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

Tel Aviv University 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 Yisrael Beytenu MK

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

Left-Wing Parties Turn on Each Other Over Knesset Vote

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 Warn: BDS Bill to Harm Palestinians the 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, Despite Critics

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 Label Bill 'Will Only Harm Palestinians'

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 Meretz 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 Decries 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

Watch: 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