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Elections Committee apologizes for slandering 'Im Tirtzu'

As part of settlement after lawsuit by Im Tirtzu, Elections Committee acknowledges inaccurate statements against the movement.

Elections Committee apologizes for slandering 'Im Tirtzu'

MK Revivo pulls bill to change Central Elections Committee

According to the bill, the committee head would be appointed by the committee and Knesset Speaker and will not be a Supreme Court judge.

MK Revivo pulls bill to change Central Elections Committee

Bill to change Central Election Committee splits coalition

According to the bill, the committee head will be appointed by the committee and Knesset Speaker and will not be a Supreme Court judge.

Bill to change Central Election Committee splits coalition

'Elections Committee preventing us from doing our duty'

Likud says Director General of the Central Elections Committee prevented it from supervising counting of so-called "double envelopes".

'Elections Committee preventing us from doing our duty'

Arab Balad party barred from running in Knesset elections

Balad expected to appeal to Supreme Court after Central Elections Committee votes to disqualify it from running.

Arab Balad party barred from running in Knesset elections

Elections Committee to discuss Balad disqualification

Parties from the right-wing bloc won't attend discussion in Central Elections Committee on disqualifying the Ra'am Party.

Elections Committee to discuss Balad disqualification

Amichai Chikli disqualified from running with Likud

Following petition by Meretz, Chairman of Central Elections Committee disqualifies Amichai Chikli. Likud: We will appeal to Supreme Court.

Amichai Chikli disqualified from running with Likud

Gantz ordered to remove photos taken with soldiers

Chairman of Central Elections Commission accepts Likud appeal, orders Gantz to remove photos from his private social media accounts.

Gantz ordered to remove photos taken with soldiers

Watch Election Committee open coronavirus isolation ballot boxes

Central Election Committee begins entering names listed on double envelopes. Watch polling booths for quarantined voters.

Watch Election Committee open coronavirus isolation ballot boxes

Preparing to vote amid coronavirus outbreak

Health Ministry Director General meets Central Election Committee to examine how to allow voters under quarantine to exercise their right.

Preparing to vote amid coronavirus outbreak

'Terror-supporting MK belongs in jail, not in the Knesset'

MKs from Yamina, Likud, Yisrael Beytenu praise Elections Commiittee decision, say terror-supporting MK should sit in jail, represent Hamas.

'Terror-supporting MK belongs in jail, not in the Knesset'

'We have no equipment, the warehouses are empty'

Election Commission Director on possibility of new election: 'We won't be able to hold elections in a month.'

'We have no equipment, the warehouses are empty'

Liberman blasts 'Camera Law'

Yisrael Beytenu demands changes be made to 'Camera Law', which Likud has pushed to block voter fraud in coming election.

Liberman blasts 'Camera Law'

Elections Committee: Marzel, Gopstein can run

Lapid blames Labor party representative's absence for failure of election committee to vote to ban Otzma Yehudit from running in elections.

Elections Committee: Marzel, Gopstein can run

Otzma Yehudit cleared to compete in Knesset election

Central Elections Committee rejects petition to ban Otzma Yehudit from running in 15-15 vote, delays vote on candidates Marzel and Gopstein.

Otzma Yehudit cleared to compete in Knesset election

Central Elections Committee: New Right distress understandable

Elections Committee publishes unusual announcement attacking New Right party publications on 'serious fraud' in 8% of polling stations.

Central Elections Committee: New Right distress understandable

New Right left outside Knesset

Elections Committee announces no significant flaws in reexamination of protocols from all national polling stations; New Right disputes.

New Right left outside Knesset

Elections Cmte slams New Right claims

Central Elections Committee says New Right party 'misrepresenting' irregularities in vote counting in bid to make it into the Knesset.

Elections Cmte slams New Right claims

Election Committee to release results by midnight

Chairman of Central Elections Committee says no hacking of elections occurred.

Election Committee to release results by midnight

Head of Elections Committee: Investigate Likud

Judge Hanan Melcer says police must investigate actions of organization which acted on behalf of the Likud.

Head of Elections Committee: Investigate Likud

Gantz: 'Netanyahu's conducting psychological terror'

'Friends, Netanyahu's going to lose, Netanyahu's stressed; he knows better than anyone he'll lose elections," Gantz said.

Gantz: 'Netanyahu's conducting psychological terror'

A-G: Reject Ben-Ari and Ben-Gvir's appeal

Attorney General says Otzma Yehudit members' appeal against approval of Hadash-Ta'al to run in the elections should be rejected.

A-G: Reject Ben-Ari and Ben-Gvir's appeal

Hadash's Jewish candidate disqualified from running for Knesset

Central Elections Committee disqualifies Ofer Cassif from running in April election.

Hadash's Jewish candidate disqualified from running for Knesset

Balad disqualified from running for the Knesset

Central Elections Committee accepts petition of Likud and Otzma Yehudit, disqualifies Balad from running for the 21st Knesset.

Balad disqualified from running for the Knesset

Otzma Yehudit leader allowed to run for Knesset

Elections committee narrowly dismisses petition against candidacy of Michael Ben-Ari, clearing way for Knesset run.

Otzma Yehudit leader allowed to run for Knesset

Petition against 'Likud TV' rejected

Central Elections Committee chairman rejects outright petition against Likud's Facebook television channel.

Petition against 'Likud TV' rejected

Will IDF general be disqualified from Labor slate?

Central Elections Committee says Major General Tal Russo may not have completed cooling-off period.

Will IDF general be disqualified from Labor slate?

Bill to bar Supreme Court from deciding who can run for Knesset

New law aims to prevent Supreme Court from overturning decisions by election committee on who may or may not run for Knesset.

Bill to bar Supreme Court from deciding who can run for Knesset

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.

Did Meretz Collect Illegal Campaign Funds?

Yachad Claims 'Election Fraud', Demands Investigation

Yachad-Ha'am Itanu, which did not pass the Knesset threshold, claims elections were rife with fraud, demands an investigation.

Yachad Claims 'Election Fraud', Demands Investigation

'Almost Final' Results Published by Elections Committee

Likud takes final victory with 30 mandates against Zionist Union's 24; final results to be published by Elections Committee on March 25.

'Almost Final' Results Published by Elections Committee

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.

Analyst Upset That Election Results Defied Polls

Netanyahu to Joubran: No One Will Silence Me

PM responds furiously to Elections Committee head, after he bans broadcasting Netanyahu's last-minute speech.

Netanyahu to Joubran: No One Will Silence Me

Petitions Filed Against 'Vote Shas and Go to Heaven' Campaign

Fliers featuring Chief Rabbi, lists of names for 'blessings' subject to scrutiny; Shas penalized for one ad campaign.

Petitions Filed Against 'Vote Shas and Go to Heaven' Campaign

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.'

Behind the Ballot Boxes

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.

Likud Admits Misconduct in Kahlon Recording

Likud 'Misled' Public With Old Clip of Kahlon Supporting Likud

Central Elections Committee places temporary ban on Likud clip featuring Kahlon proclaiming support for Netanyahu in 2013 elections.

Likud 'Misled' Public With Old Clip of Kahlon Supporting Likud

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.

Yachad Fined NIS 4,000 for Campaign Violations

Elections Committee Rejects Likud Petition Against V15

Elections Committee Chair Salim Joubran rejects Likud's petition, says behavior raises question of 'why it was even filed in first place.'

Elections Committee Rejects Likud Petition Against V15

Overturned: Hanin Zoabi, Baruch Marzel May Run for 20th Knesset

Supreme Court accepts both appeals from two MKs banned due to 'racism' charges; outrage at Zoabi's reinstatement.

Overturned: Hanin Zoabi, Baruch Marzel May Run for 20th Knesset

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.

Zoabi Appeals to Supreme Court Over Elections Ban

PM's Congress Speech to be Censored for Electioneering

Central Elections Committee ruled PM's Congress speech be broadcast with five minute delay so editors can remove 'electioneering' remarks.

PM's Congress Speech to be Censored for Electioneering

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.

Hamas: Zoabi Ban a 'Badge of Honor'

'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.

'The Left is Afraid of Me'

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?

Elections Committee Disqualifies Baruch Marzel

Central Elections Committee Votes to Ban MK Hanin Zoabi

Vote passes 27-6, after radical Arab MK claims she's being targeted 'for being a Palestinian.'

Central Elections Committee Votes to Ban MK Hanin Zoabi

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.

Likud Candidate: Zoabi 'Needs' to be in the Knesset

Labor-Hatnua 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.

Labor-Hatnua Will Support Zoabi, Marzel Disqualifications

Report: A-G to Support 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.

Report: A-G to Support Letting MK Zoabi Run for Knesset

Supreme Court: 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.

Supreme Court: Why Does Ban Against Charlie Hebdo Still Stand?

Top Arab 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.

Top Arab Labor Candidate Has 'No Problem' with Zoabi

V15: We Were Not Sent By 'Foreign Agents' to Unseat Netanyahu

The Victory in 2015 group is not representative of anyone except themselves, it told the Central Elections Committee Thursday.

V15: We Were Not Sent By 'Foreign Agents' to Unseat Netanyahu

Yisrael Beytenu to Appeal Election Committee's Ruling

Yisrael Beytenu will appeal to Supreme Court against Central Election Committee's ruling to bar party's distribution of Charlie Hebdo issue.

Yisrael Beytenu to Appeal Election Committee's Ruling

Liberman: 'No Article Justifies Bloodshed'

Election Committee upholds petition from MK Ahmed Tibi against distributing Charlie Hebdo; Liberman vows to stop 'terrorism' from within.

Liberman: 'No Article Justifies Bloodshed'

Petition Filed Against Avigdor Liberman, Baruch Marzel

Arab MK demands that Yisrael Beytenu chairman, Otzma Yehudit representative be barred from 20th Knesset elections.

Petition Filed Against Avigdor Liberman, Baruch Marzel

Committee Slams R. Ronski 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.

Committee Slams R. Ronski for Elections Video

Petition to Disqualify 'Israel's Enemy' Zoabi from Knesset

MK Alex Miller submitted petition Thursday, calling for CEC to disqualify radical MK Hanin Zoabi from running in March elections.

Petition to Disqualify 'Israel's Enemy' Zoabi from Knesset

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.'

Labor Group: Jewish Home 'Pretending' to be Jewish

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.

Petition to Block Joint Arab List from Knesset

Court Appeal to Stop Labor-Hatnua Running 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.

Court Appeal to Stop Labor-Hatnua Running as 'The Zionist Camp'