News and updates about Labor

Former Meretz chairman to lead new party

Former minister Nitzan Horowitz says he intends to form a new party ahead of the next Knesset elections.

Former Meretz chairman to lead new party

For first time since war began:

Vote of no confidence falls, 18 MKs vote in favor

Labor leader, who filed the vote: 'Since October 7th, the government has involved itself in everything but recovering the hostages. We have no confidence in it.'

Vote of no confidence falls, 18 MKs vote in favor

Labor MKs to Michaeli:

'You are incapable of rehabilitating the party'

MKs from Labor party tell chairwoman Michaeli that she will not be able to save the party, which is declining in polls.

'You are incapable of rehabilitating the party'

Knesset Constitution Committee:

Parliamentary advisers suspended after interrupting vote

Advisers of Labor MKs disrupt vote on reasonableness legislation, will be suspended until the end of the summer session.

Parliamentary advisers suspended after interrupting vote

Labor leader booed during anti-government protest

Labor chair MK Michaeli is booed after taking stage at a protest against the proposed judicial reform. 'Go home, when are you resigning?'

Labor leader booed during anti-government protest

Labor petitions Supreme Court to strike down 'Ben-Gvir Law'

Left-wing lawmakers turn to Supreme Court in bid to overturn law expanding National Security Minister's powers over the police.

Labor petitions Supreme Court to strike down 'Ben-Gvir Law'

Labor MK acknowledges:

'It was a mistake not to unite with Meretz'

Outgoing MK Emilie Moatti criticizes Michaeli's decision not to unite with Meretz: I should've spoken up.

'It was a mistake not to unite with Meretz'

Labor chairwoman:

'Rabin was murdered with the cooperation of Benjamin Netanyahu'

Labor chairwoman Merav Michaeli uses particularly harsh words in criticizing Likud leader.

'Rabin was murdered with the cooperation of Benjamin Netanyahu'

Health Minister:

'Disappointed there's no merger due to Labor's stubbornness'

Health Min. Horowitz, former Meretz chair, expresses disappointment that Labor's 'stubbornness' is preventing merger ahead of elections.

'Disappointed there's no merger due to Labor's stubbornness'

Haaretz: Labor is taking a 'dangerous gamble' in refusing merger

Haaretz editorial claims Labor leader Merav Michaeli 'taking dangerous gamble with the country's future.'

Haaretz: Labor is taking a 'dangerous gamble' in refusing merger

Yesh Atid:

PM Lapid lukewarm on Labor-Meretz unity pact

No concrete incentives presented at 'emergency' meeting between party leaders.

PM Lapid lukewarm on Labor-Meretz unity pact

Last ditch effort for unity in the left

Prime Minister Lapid hosts Labor and Meretz leaders in hopes of convincing them to unite, but the meeting ends with no agreement.

Last ditch effort for unity in the left

Meretz leader:

If Lapid can't form a government, we'll recommend Gantz

Meretz chair Zehava Galon and Labor's Merav Michaeli agree to meet at PM Lapid's home on Saturday night.

If Lapid can't form a government, we'll recommend Gantz

Lapid's offer:

Reserved spots for Labor and Meretz on Yesh Atid slate

Lapid to propose to Michaeli and Galon that they run together in exchange for candidates from their parties being included on his slate.

Reserved spots for Labor and Meretz on Yesh Atid slate

Labor leader: Unity with Meretz only benefits Lapid

'Many forces are working against us, among them other parties in our bloc,' Labor leader Merav Michaeli says.

Labor leader: Unity with Meretz only benefits Lapid

Haaretz warns: Labor leader taking dangerous gamble

Haaretz editorial warns: Transportation Min. Michaeli's refusal to run with Meretz 'may end in tragedy.'

Haaretz warns: Labor leader taking dangerous gamble

Zehava Galon:

'If I'm elected, I will discuss an alliance with Labor'

Hours after announcing she will seek Meretz leadership, Zehava Galon says: I do not want people to vote for Meretz out of distress.

'If I'm elected, I will discuss an alliance with Labor'

United Arab List keeps its word - Labor less so

United Arab List, Yamina, among parties who best kept their promises to their voters.

United Arab List keeps its word - Labor less so

Meretz MK: 'Meretz and Labor have come to the end of their path'

Meretz's MK Esawi Frej says left-wing Knesset parties need to disband, form new social-democratic 'real Left' body.

Meretz MK: 'Meretz and Labor have come to the end of their path'

Labor to unite with Blue and White party?

'The moment Labor makes a decision, the ball will pass to Defense Min. Gantz and Blue and White,' Labor Sec. Gen. Hermoni says.

Labor to unite with Blue and White party?

UK Labour leader hosts official from Israeli Labor party

The move is designed to underline the contrast between Starmer's Labour and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

UK Labour leader hosts official from Israeli Labor party

Labor leader urges party members: Vote against Labor chairwoman

Labor party Sec. Gen. Hermoni protests intention by party Chairwoman to add nearly 400 new members to party's Convention.

Labor leader urges party members: Vote against Labor chairwoman

Labor leader: Young settlements harm Israel's interests

Labor party chairwoman Merav Michaeli says term 'young settlements' cover up illegal communities which don't serve the Zionist vision.

Labor leader: Young settlements harm Israel's interests

Labor MK tests positive for COVID-19

MK Emilie Moatti tests positive for COVID-19: I feel okay, I had a bit of a fever.

Labor MK tests positive for COVID-19

Five arrested after police uncover hydroponic cannabis lab

Police discover explosives, hydroponic cannabis plants, in search operation in northern Israel.

Five arrested after police uncover hydroponic cannabis lab

Meretz, Labor leaders: Update us on controversial decisions

Ministers Merav Michaeli and Nitzan Horowitz reportedly outraged that they were not updated in advance on designation of PFLP affiliates.

Meretz, Labor leaders: Update us on controversial decisions

Shas MK accuses Labor of discrimination

Shas MK Arbel has accused the Labor party of changing their appointments to exclude MKs based on background or extraction.

Shas MK accuses Labor of discrimination

UK town’s council refuses to condemn 'river to sea' chants

Former Hastings councillor, who is Jewish, slams council for refusing to deal with rising levels of anti-Semitism.

UK town’s council refuses to condemn 'river to sea' chants

Merav Michaeli: We made history

Labor's achievements: Three ministers, two cabinet members and a representative on the Judicial Appointments Committee.

Merav Michaeli: We made history

Yesh Atid, Labor, reach coalition agreement

Labor party to receive several ministries, plus seats on Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, statement says.

Yesh Atid, Labor, reach coalition agreement

Labor chair: 'Men incapable of running the country'

Labor head says men have 'failed' in managing the State of Israel, blames sexism for political turmoil.

Labor chair: 'Men incapable of running the country'

Labor leader: 'We have 61 MKs, we need to form a government'

MK Merav Michaeli, Labor chair, urges anti-Netanyahu bloc to join together to form government. 'It's not really that complicated.'

Labor leader: 'We have 61 MKs, we need to form a government'

Labor chairwoman: We will likely recommend Lapid for PM

Merav Michaeli: The citizens of Israel are tired of elections. Netanyahu's opponents scored a victory, it's time to form a government.

Labor chairwoman: We will likely recommend Lapid for PM

Labor chairwoman forgives candidate who made controversial posts

Merav Michaeli defends Ibtisam Mara'ana, who was disqualified by Central Elections Committee following anti-Israel posts on social media.

Labor chairwoman forgives candidate who made controversial posts

Labor candidate apologizes for controversial Facebook post

Labor candidate Ibtisam Mara'ana came under fire for post in which she declared she ignored Memorial Day siren.

Labor candidate apologizes for controversial Facebook post

Labor Chair Michaeli: 'Blue and White is rightly crashing'

Labor party convenes for first meeting since primaries. "We mush lead the Left and I call on Blue and White voters - come home."

Labor Chair Michaeli: 'Blue and White is rightly crashing'

Amir Peretz: I will not run for the 24th Knesset

Labor Party chairman announces he does not intend to run for the 24th Knesset: I will continue to work for the Israeli public.

Amir Peretz: I will not run for the 24th Knesset

Labor MK: Netanyahu destroyed the left-wing camp

MK Merav Michaeli: The public wants the same things we believe in, including pluralism, equality and two states.

Labor MK: Netanyahu destroyed the left-wing camp

Labor ministers to vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset

Ministers Amir Peretz and Itzik Shmuli announce they will vote in favor of the law to dissolve the Knesset on Wednesday.

Labor ministers to vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset

Labor MK demands primaries for party leadership

MK Merav Michaeli in letter to Minister Amir Peretz: You and your partner are no longer part of the Labor Party.

Labor MK demands primaries for party leadership

Sanders confirms he'd take Labor secretary in Biden White House

Bernie Sanders confirms he would like to be Labor secretary in hypothetical Biden White House.

Sanders confirms he'd take Labor secretary in Biden White House

Blue and White in talks to form alliance with Labor

Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz spoke with Labor chief Amir Peretz on possibility of forming united list if new elections are called.

Blue and White in talks to form alliance with Labor

Israel's Labor party agrees to join Netanyahu-led coalition

Labor party votes overwhelmingly to back deal to join unity government.

Israel's Labor party agrees to join Netanyahu-led coalition

Blue and White, Labor, sign coalition agreement

'We will advance true social policies, rebuild the welfare state,' Labor MKs promise.

Blue and White, Labor, sign coalition agreement

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Labor Party executive committee unanimously approves agreement which will see the party join the national unity government.

Labor executive committee approves joining government

Blue and White and Labor to become one party?

Blue and White, Labor, begin working to unite factions. Ya'alon: 'It's not too late to regret navigational error.'

Blue and White and Labor to become one party?

Peretz terminates alliance with Meretz

Labor chairman informs Meretz chairman that he will end the alliance between the parties. Tamar Zandberg on Peretz: Opportunist and a cheat.

Peretz terminates alliance with Meretz

Could Labor join Netanyahu's coalition?

Labor chairman Amir Peretz hints he is considering following in the footsteps of Benny Gantz and joining Netanyahu’s coalition.

Could Labor join Netanyahu's coalition?

Peretz blames Blue and White

Labor-Gesher-Meretz head does not intend to step down despite election failure: In critical moments, Blue and White harmed the entire camp.

Peretz blames Blue and White

Labor head: 'Netanyahu strengthens Hamas'

Labor Chair Amir Peretz stops in at Nativ HaAsarah: 'Bibi lets Hamas determine reality, height of flames, and schedule between rounds.'

Labor head: 'Netanyahu strengthens Hamas'

'Israel's social and political compass'

Leaders of Labor, Gesher and Meretz submit slate for election. Amir Peretz: The Netanyahu era is over.

'Israel's social and political compass'

Meretz approves agreement with Labor

Meretz chairman: Agreement with Labor prevents the right from winning the election.

Meretz approves agreement with Labor

Labor approves agreement with Meretz

Amir Peretz: When we approve agreement for joint run with Meretz, the dreams of another right-wing government will end.

Labor approves agreement with Meretz

Meretz's Arab MK slams joint list agreement with Labor

MK Esawi Frej, Meretz's token Arab, slams joint run for pushing him to unrealistic spot, under party's 'armor.'

Meretz's Arab MK slams joint list agreement with Labor

Labor and Meretz agree on joint run

Labor-Gesher and Meretz to run under one ballot in March election. Peretz will lead the list, followed by Orly Levy and Nitzan Horowitz.

Labor and Meretz agree on joint run

Barak: Leaving Shaffir out is a 'serious mistake'

Former Prime Minister and Defense Minister calls for Stav Shaffir to be included in Meretz-Labor alliance.

Barak: Leaving Shaffir out is a 'serious mistake'

Peretz calls for unity among all parties on the left

Labor Party chairman proposes: Blue and White, Meretz and Labor should run under one ballot, one ballot for one bloc.

Peretz calls for unity among all parties on the left

Labor-Gesher launches campaign headquarters

Amir Peretz: The left-wing camp must win 61 seats without Liberman, or we will deteriorate into a fourth election campaign.

Labor-Gesher launches campaign headquarters

PM Netanyahu:

'The Court will not fall into trap against people's will'

PM prepares for Supreme Court hearing on petition seeking to prevent him from forming next government due to indictments against him.

'The Court will not fall into trap against people's will'

Orly Levy against alliance with Meretz: We'll lose seats

Labor chairman Amir Peretz is considering uniting with Meretz, but Gesher chairwoman opposes the idea.

Orly Levy against alliance with Meretz: We'll lose seats