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Former MK Yael Dayan dies at 85

Dayan, daughter of former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan, had been dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in recent years.

Former MK Yael Dayan dies at 85

Yair Golan presents: 'The Democrats'

Yair Golan, who is running for the Labor Party leadership, is calling for a broad leftist political framework including Labor and Meretz parties, protest movements, and other activists.

Yair Golan presents: 'The Democrats'

Former MK Yair Golan to run for Labor leader

Former Meretz MK confirms he will run in the primaries for the leadership of the Labor Party in May.

Former MK Yair Golan to run for Labor leader

Poll:

Likud pulls ahead of National Unity party again

New poll shows Likud taking lead back from National Unity party, becoming largest party, but opposition would form the coalition.

Likud pulls ahead of National Unity party again

Israel’s protest movement; an identity crisis

The danger of the anti-government protest movement is that it has introduced a form of paganism into its political goals. Op-ed.

Israel’s protest movement; an identity crisis

'Radicalizing the discourse':

Opposition sources criticize Labor leader Michaeli

Opposition sources blast conduct of Labor Party chairwoman Merav Michaeli, claim that she is driving centrist voters away.

Opposition sources criticize Labor leader Michaeli

MK Efrat Rayten to run for Labor Party leadership

MK Rayten says in TV interview: I will put myself up as a candidate in the next elections for the leadership of the party.

MK Efrat Rayten to run for Labor Party leadership

Labor party MK supports Israeli sovereignty over Jordan Valley

Former Minister Avraham Katz-Oz says sovereignty in the Jordan Valley should be advanced as soon as possible.

Labor party MK supports Israeli sovereignty over Jordan Valley

Labor party withdraws from judicial reform negotiations

To date, only the Yesh Atid and National Unity parties have actually conducted any negotiations with the coalition.

Labor party withdraws from judicial reform negotiations

Labor chief: We shouldn't automatically back govt. after rockets

MK Merav Michaeli criticizes Lapid, Gantz for their statements of unity following rocket barrages from Lebanon and Gaza.

Labor chief: We shouldn't automatically back govt. after rockets

Op-ed:

The price of Likud not running serious presidential candidates

Now we have a guy who literally was the head of the Left-wing Labor Party for years and years, now posing as a political neutral. Op-ed.

 The price of Likud not running serious presidential candidates

Labor party files police complaint against PM Netanyahu

The labor party filed a complaint after the Prime Minister said he wants to give his cabinet a fist to strike anti-government protesters.

Labor party files police complaint against PM Netanyahu

Labor party:

Govt's Judea and Samaria regulations endanger Israel's security

Party vows to oppose "messianic" measures to normalize life in Judea and Samaria.

Govt's Judea and Samaria regulations endanger Israel's security

Michaeli: Netanyahu sold out the country

Labor party chairwoman accuses PM-designate of giving in to extremists to get out of his trial.

Michaeli: Netanyahu sold out the country

Labor chairwoman:

'Straight line connects violence in Hebron to stabbing in Holon'

MK Merav Michaeli says appointment of Otzma Yehudit, Religious Zionism, and Noam leaders n new government to blame for recent violence.

'Straight line connects violence in Hebron to stabbing in Holon'

Report:

Labor Party chief faces revolt after election debacle

Senior Labor officials working to oust Minister Merav Michaeli as party chair, reportedly with strong support from within Labor.

Labor Party chief faces revolt after election debacle

Minister Shai: Labor should have been more right-wing

Diaspora Affairs Minister says his party should have seen that the Israeli electorate was moving to the right, not focused on LGBT, feminism

Minister Shai: Labor should have been more right-wing

Labor MK acknowledges: We, too, failed

MK Efrat Rayten admits the left's failure in the election is not only on Lapid but won't call on party chairwoman to resign.

Labor MK acknowledges: We, too, failed

Merav Michaeli blames Lapid:

'He eliminated Meretz'

Labor leader reacts to election results by blaming Yesh Atid, says she does not regret not uniting with Meretz.

'He eliminated Meretz'

Labor activists file complaint against Otzma Yehudit billboard

Labor activists call sign which contains pictures of Arab politicians and the phrase 'May our adversaries be removed' 'racist and violent'

Labor activists file complaint against Otzma Yehudit billboard

Minister Merav Michaeli:

'Lapid is hysterical, he's harming the bloc'

Labor chairwoman rules out the idea of the Labor Party running on a joint ticket with Meretz.

'Lapid is hysterical, he's harming the bloc'

Merav Michaeli refused

Lapid's offer to Meretz and Labor

Lapid proposed one reserved spot for each party on the Yesh Atid slate - and ministerial positions like a party with 10 seats.

Lapid's offer to Meretz and Labor

Hundreds of voters registered for both Meretz and Labor

Of those with double memberships: prominent Labor activists who held key positions in the party

Hundreds of voters registered for both Meretz and Labor

Bennett to Barlev:

'I will always appreciate you'

Alternate Prime Minister offers words of support for Minister Omer Barlev who was relegated to a low spot on Labor Party slate.

'I will always appreciate you'

Labor Party leader:

'We are going into these elections strong and strengthened'

Minister Merav Michaeli speaks after Labor primaries: Our team is committed to our State of Israel.

'We are going into these elections strong and strengthened'

This is the Labor party list for 2022 elections

Labor party releases the results of its primary ahead of the upcoming elections for the 25 Knesset with Merav Michaeli at the top.

This is the Labor party list for 2022 elections

Labor Party primaries:

Dozens of candidates compete for individual seats

About 40,000 party members will each choose 5-7 candidates from among 33 running. The final list will show parity between men and women.

Dozens of candidates compete for individual seats

Minister Nachman Shai:

'Meretz is to the left of us, there won't be an alliance'

Labor Minister: We see stability and continuity in the party, we at peace with ourselves.

'Meretz is to the left of us, there won't be an alliance'

Merav Michaeli re-elected as Labor Party chief

Incumbent leader receives over 80% of the vote in Labor party primaries. Turnout 43%.

Merav Michaeli re-elected as Labor Party chief

Labor party primaries to be held tomorrow

36,000 eligible voters can vote in primaries for the Labor party ahead of the November Knesset elections.

Labor party primaries to be held tomorrow

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?

Consensus on Jordan Valley? Depends who in Labor you ask

MK Emilie Moatti says there is consensus on the Jordan Valley, while party leader Merav Michaeli says she will oppose construction there.

Consensus on Jordan Valley? Depends who in Labor you ask

Labor leader talks to Swedish Foreign Minister

The leader of the Labor party talked to the Swedish foreign minister, stressing the importance of women's empowerment.

Labor leader talks to Swedish Foreign Minister

'Labor stands with social-democratic parties around the world'

Labor party chairperson Merav Michaeli visits American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

'Labor stands with social-democratic parties around the world'

Labor to JNF: Don't buy land in Judea and Samaria

Labor party chairwoman Merav Michaeli writes letter to Jewish National Fund warning organization not to adopt new policy.

Labor to JNF: Don't buy land in Judea and Samaria

'If a small party falls - it'll be Lapid's fault'

Labor Party chairwoman Merav Michaeli: Gantz is interested in a fifth election, there is no reason to vote for him.

'If a small party falls - it'll be Lapid's fault'

Merav Michaeli: Labor's the only party on the Left with values

Although the Labor party may be on the verge of extinction, new party head Merav Michaeli calls it 'the choice of the future.'

Merav Michaeli: Labor's the only party on the Left with values

Supreme Court deliberates on Knesset ban against Labor candidate

'I never called for annihilation of Israeli city', says Labor candidate, but says she 'made mistake' in interview, asks court to reverse ban

Supreme Court deliberates on Knesset ban against Labor candidate

Controversial Labor candidate voted for Joint List in the past

Ibtisam Mara'ana voted for the predominantly Arab Joint List party in the March 2020 elections.

Controversial Labor candidate voted for Joint List in the past

Labor Party candidate banned from Knesset election

Central Election Committee backs Otzma Yehudit petition to bar Ibtisam Mara'ana from running on Labor's Knesset slate.

Labor Party candidate banned from Knesset election

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

What would Ben Gurion and Golda Meir say to Merav Michaeli?

The Labor party has suddenly risen from barely 4 seats to 7 in the polls. Would its legendary leaders approve of how that occurred? Op-ed.

What would Ben Gurion  and Golda Meir say to Merav Michaeli?

'I hope religious Zionism will find a home in the Labor Party'

Labor candidate Emilie Moatti tells Arutz Sheva: In the past, there was collaboration between National Religious Party and the Labor Party.

'I hope religious Zionism will find a home in the Labor Party'

Labor chooses Knesset slate

Former MK Omer Bar-Lev will be placed in the second spot, followed by journalist Emilie Moatti and Gilad Kariv of the Reform movement.

Labor chooses Knesset slate

Efrat resident seeks Labor Party seat to return party to roots

Nava Katz seeks to 'bring back vitality and old-school Zionism back to Labor Party', and be voice of Anglos in Knesset.

Efrat resident seeks Labor Party seat to return party to roots

Merav Michaeli: Labor's gone along with the Right for too long

New Labor chief says her party needs to return to 'the Labor of old' - 'whose policies were correct but need an update.'

Merav Michaeli: Labor's gone along with the Right for too long

Amir Peretz leaves Labor but will remain in government

Peretz informs new Labor leader Merav Michaeli that he will be terminating his membership in the Labor Party but will continue as minister.

Amir Peretz leaves Labor but will remain in government

'My goal was to get the Labor Party on its feet'

Newly elected Labor chairwoman Merav Michaeli doesn't rule out alliances ahead of the election.

'My goal was to get the Labor Party on its feet'

Labor Party to elect new chairperson on Sunday

Seven candidates will stand for election. Voting will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Labor Party to elect new chairperson on Sunday

Ehud Barak: 'I won't run in the Labor Party'

Former prime minister issues statement that the conditions needed for his return to political life have not come to fruition.

Ehud Barak: 'I won't run in the Labor Party'

Labor board asks Barak to run for the party leadership

Former PM is expected to make a decision over the weekend on whether he will run for the Labor Party leadership.

Labor board asks Barak to run for the party leadership

Supreme Court sends Labor to primaries

A Supreme Court ruling has sent the Labor Party to primaries only days before they must submit their final list.

Supreme Court sends Labor to primaries

Ofer Shelah: I will not run in the Labor party primaries

Former MK who recently left Yesh Atid rules out running in Labor primaries: They are in a constant mess.

Ofer Shelah: I will not run in the Labor party primaries

Merav Michaeli to run for Labor Party leadership

Court overrules decision by Minister Amir Peretz to cancel Labor Party primaries.

Merav Michaeli to run for Labor Party leadership

Victory for Amir Peretz

Labor Party Central Committee authorizes Peretz to negotiate with Blue and White on a joint election run. There will be no primaries.

Victory for Amir Peretz

Amir Peretz expected to join Netanyahu-Gantz government

Labor MKs expected to join unity government.

Amir Peretz expected to join Netanyahu-Gantz government

Report: Labor to form joint left-wing list with Meretz

Sources close to head of Labor party say the faction is preparing for joint run with the far-left Meretz party, despite Gesher's objections.

Report: Labor to form joint left-wing list with Meretz

Report: PM to request parliamentary immunity

PM Netanyahu will submit request for immunity in the coming days, report says. Likud: PM Netanyahu hasn't decided to request immunity.

Report: PM to request parliamentary immunity

Ehud Barak, symbol of leftist hollowness

Ehud Barak, symbol of leftist hollowness

Amir Peretz: No chance of running with Meretz or Ehud Barak

Labor party chairman says joint list with far-left parties would alienate other voters.

Amir Peretz: No chance of running with Meretz or Ehud Barak