Counting Votes: Why Small Parties are Worried

How Israel counts its votes, and why small parties fear high turnout will leave them outside Knesset.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 9:58 PM

Reverse Russian Roulette

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Poll: Strong Parties Drop, Small Parties Rise

The latest pre-elections poll finds Likud, Labor and Jewish Home losing votes as Yesh Atid, Meretz and Otzma Leyisrael rise. Maayana Miskin, 12/25/2012, 9:23 PM

Hareidi MK: Kadima Incitement Could End in Murder

Hareidi MK worries that a new Kadima party slogan comparing soldiers, Torah scholars will end in violence. Maayana Miskin, 12/25/2012, 8:43 PM

Poll Shows Younger Voters Back Jewish Home

The renewed Jewish Home party, running with the National Union, draws younger voters, many of them secular, a new poll shows. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/19/2012, 8:56 AM

Deri to Netanyahu: Show Us the Budget Cuts

Shas’ Aryeh Deri urges Netanyahu to reveal planned spending cuts before elections so voters can have a say. Maayana Miskin, 12/19/2012, 4:44 AM

Poll Predicts Bayit Yehudi Will be Third Largest Party

If elections were held today, Naftali Bennett's party will win 12 seats and be the Knesset's third largest party, finds Channel 2 poll.Elad Benari, 12/19/2012, 1:12 AM

Nationalist Camp Split: Good for the Right

MK Aryeh Eldad explains why the breakaway party Otzma L'Yisrael is good for the Israeli right.Maayana Miskin, 12/18/2012, 6:53 PM

New Poll Shows Likud-Beyteinu Still Far Ahead, Kadima Near Dead

A new poll shows that if elections were held now, the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu list would gain 39 seats, far ahead of competitorsDavid Lev, 12/13/2012, 3:49 PM

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

Video: MK Eldad Says Send Infiltrators Back where They Came From

The new Otzma party headed by MK Aryeh Eldad wants a law requiring all illegal infiltrators to be “sent back where they came from.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/11/2012, 1:41 PM

Poll Shows Opposition Ripping Itself to Pieces

The ultra left-wing Haaretz newspaper has given up on defeating Netanyahu. “Game Over. Center-left is a fragmented mess.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 12/10/2012, 11:28 AM

Expulsion-Backer Livni: Bibi Strengthens Hamas

Tzipi Livni, who backed the expulsion of Jews from Gaza in 2005, now blames Netanyahu for negotiating with Hamas. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/9/2012, 1:15 PM

Peretz: Livni Party Won't Join Netanyahu Government

Tzipi Livni’s new party will not be a part of a government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, says new member Amir Peretz.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/7/2012, 10:03 PM

Breakdown of Left ‘Embarrassing to Watch’

Likud MK ‘embarrassed’ by breakdown, Labor newcomer unconcerned.Maayana Miskin, 12/7/2012, 11:44 AM

Political Left Down to 34 Seats

A new poll shows the left wing failing to win voter support while religious parties grow.Maayana Miskin, 12/7/2012, 10:38 AM

Yechimovich and Livni Trade Barbs Over Peretz

Labor chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich says the public is "overwhelmed by the moral low" in Peretz's defection to Livni.Elad Benari, 12/7/2012, 3:19 AM

Former IDF General Given 4th Spot on Livni List

Gen. (Res.) Elazar Stern has been placed in the number 4 spot on the Livni party's Knesset list. Elad Benari, 12/7/2012, 1:14 AM

Dying Kadima Party to Finish Selecting Knesset List

MKs Bar-On, Plesner, Hasson and Itzik expected to follow Mofaz on Kadima list, though Bar-On may retire from politics.Elad Benari, 12/5/2012, 4:12 AM

Yisrael Beytenu: Who's In, Who's Out?

Son of former Prime Minister placed in #2 spot on Yisrael Beytenu's Knesset list. Several MKs pushed out.Elad Benari, 12/5/2012, 1:15 AM

UTJ Finalizes Knesset List

On the eve of the deadline for political parties to present their lists to the Knesset, United Torah Jewry finalized its list of candidatesDavid Lev, 12/4/2012, 4:28 PM

Outspoken MK Michaeli Won't Run for 'Personal Reasons'

Yisrael Beytenu MK who threw water on Arab MK, raising Lieberman's ire, announces she won't run in the elections.Elad Benari, 12/4/2012, 3:13 AM

Merger Between Jewish Home, Tekuma Approved

The central conference of the Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party approves the agreement that merges the party with Tekuma.Elad Benari, 12/3/2012, 11:30 PM

Former Labor Chairman to Run with Livni

Former Labor chairman Amram Mitzna to announce on Sunday that he is running with Tzipi Livni as her number two.Elad Benari, 12/2/2012, 2:48 AM

Labor's #5 Called for Refusal to Serve in Military

Merav Michaeli called on mothers not to send their sons to serve in the IDF. She also sees danger in double beds.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2012, 8:10 PM

Labor List Criticized as ‘Extreme Left’

The Labor list is already being criticized from the right and center as “extreme,” poor challenger to Netanyahu.Maayana Miskin, 11/30/2012, 1:23 PM

Jewish Home, Tekuma Merge

The two religious-Zionist parties agreed to run in a joint list, and chose the first 15 names.Gil Ronen, 11/29/2012, 10:24 PM

Livni's 'Divide and Lose' Strategy a Gift for Netanyahu

Tzipi Livni has unwittingly carried out a “divide and lose” strategy that allows Netanyahu to easily conquer the left, a new poll shows. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/28/2012, 10:25 AM

Seven MKs to Leave Kadima, Join Livni

Seven MKs join Livni’s new party despite leftist anger, accusations of “ego politics.”Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2012, 8:35 PM

Report: Amnon Yitzchak to Head New Party, Will Run in Election

To the panoply of religious parties in Israel, add a new one to be headed by Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak.David Lev, 11/27/2012, 6:14 AM

Analysis: Barak Exits the Left’s House of Cards

Ehud Barak is not stupid. He sees the handwriting on the wall and it reads “nationalist.” The left’s house of cards is collapsing.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/26/2012, 10:44 PM

Barak Quits Politics

Defense Minister Ehud Barak is quitting politics. In a dramatic announcement, he claimed successes as Defense Minister. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/26/2012, 11:14 AM

Computer Election Day Bugs Give Likud Black Eye

Netanyahu urges Likud members to go to the polls to nominate Likud MKs, but colossal foul-ups leave long lines of frustrated Likudniks.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/25/2012, 1:55 PM

Olmert to Livni: Let's Run Together

Tzipi Livni is expected to meet Sunday with former PM Ehud Olmert and discuss with him the possibility of their running together.Elad Benari, 11/25/2012, 4:17 AM

Poll: Bibi, Lieberman Still Ahead

The Pillar of Defense operation and subsequent ceasefire with Hamas did not hurt Bibi in the polls.Maayana Miskin, 11/23/2012, 11:47 AM

Poll: Nationalist Camp Gains Strength

Israel’s nationalist parties could win 66 seats in the next election, new poll finds.Elad Benari, 11/21/2012, 5:43 AM

National Union Elects Knesset List

Members of the Tekuma Central Committee choose the party’s list for the upcoming Knesset elections. MK Uri Ariel will head the list.Elad Benari, 11/19/2012, 1:17 AM

Noam Shalit Stomps on 'Bad' Government that Freed His Son

A fight broke out on Facebook this week when Attorney Yossi Fuchs criticized Noam Shalit. 'He should be grateful.'Maayana Miskin, 11/14/2012, 1:38 PM

Olmert Will Return and be Prime Minister, Says His Friend

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will announce his return to politics within days, the mayor of the city of Akko predicts.Elad Benari, 11/13/2012, 6:14 AM

Meretz's Current MKs Top List for Knesset

After primaries, currently serving MKs Galon, Gilon and Horowitz top Meretz's list for the next Knesset.Elad Benari, 11/12/2012, 1:12 AM

Bennett in Post-Election Interview: Onward to Unity

Naftali Bennett shares his goals for religious-Zionist politics, including his social platform and the candidates he most supports.Maayana Miskin, 11/9/2012, 3:37 PM

Mofaz: Expect Political Map to Change

Opposition head hints at center-left union.Maayana Miskin, 11/9/2012, 11:00 AM

Report: Olmert will Run Despite Appeal

Despite the prosecution’s appeal in his case, it appears as though former PM Ehud Olmert is planning to run in January’s election.Elad Benari, 11/8/2012, 5:43 AM

New Kadima Campaign Focuses on Netanyahu-Obama

Kadima launches second part of its election campaign, says "Bibi is getting us in trouble. Also with the U.S."Elad Benari, 11/8/2012, 4:46 AM

Labor Looking for an Ex-General, Again

Maj. Gen. (res.) Uri Sagi drops out, leaving the Labor party without a military man in its list.Gil Ronen, 11/7/2012, 5:40 PM

Likud Leader: Israel Must not Bend for Obama

Israel will not bend for Obama despite his re-election victory, says Likud MK Danny Danon. National Union: A victory for Israeli left.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/7/2012, 9:51 AM

Voting Day in Israel – for Nationalist Party Leader

Americans are not the only ones voting Tuesday. In Israel, 54,000 party members can vote for the leader of the Jewish Home party. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/6/2012, 8:21 AM

Kahlon's Private Poll Gives Him 20 Seats

Minister Moshe Kahlon to decide whether to form a new party based on the results of a special poll ordered by his associates.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/2/2012, 10:07 PM

Rabbi Ben-Dahan: Time to Repeal Oslo

Rabbi Ben-Dahan: It’s time to put an end to Oslo, annex Judea and Samaria. Maayana Miskin, 11/2/2012, 1:12 PM

Kahlon Meets Netanyahu's Envoy

Minister Moshe Kahlon meets Netanyahu's close friend Natan Eshel, ahead of his final decision on forming a new party.Elad Benari, 11/2/2012, 3:17 AM

Olmert and Livni Call for Government Change

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni meet, say that “a government change” in Israel is necessary.Elad Benari, 11/1/2012, 6:44 AM

Netanyahu Believes Cachlon Will Stay with Likud

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dismisses reports that minister Moshe Cachlon is considering forming his own party.Elad Benari, 11/1/2012, 4:15 AM

'Joint List Could Bring 50 Seats'

Israel’s former U.S. ambassador believes the joint Knesset list between the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu could bring as many as 50 seats.Elad Benari, 10/31/2012, 1:43 AM

Hareidi Parties May Go Left

Hareidi-religious parties Shas and Yahadut Hatorah say they may not ally with the right after the next elections.Maayana Miskin, 10/31/2012, 12:14 AM

Ketzaleh Bets His Seat on Zionist Vote

In what may be a Knesset first, MK Katz asks his party to move him from first place to seventh.Maayana Miskin, 10/30/2012, 9:26 PM

Third Contender Challenges Orlev, Bennet

We have no photo of Yehuda Cohen, the new challenger in Jewish Home primary race, because that is how he wants it.Maayana Miskin, 10/30/2012, 7:56 PM

MKs: Unity Brings Us Closer to U.S. 2-Party System

MKs from the Likud party welcome the approval of the party's joint election list with Yisrael Beytenu.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 10/30/2012, 6:15 AM