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Labor Party leader holds secret meeting with PM’s wife

During their meeting, Labor Party leader, MK Michaeli, offered to make connections with the US Democratic Party to promote release of the hostages.

Labor Party leader holds secret meeting with PM’s wife

Argentine President thanks Israel for hostage rescue

Politicians praise hostage rescue operation, Israeli Pres. Herzog promises, 'We will continue to act in every way to return all the hostages home.'

Argentine President thanks Israel for hostage rescue

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 Party head: Something is ‘very wrong’ on the global left

MK and Labor Party chairperson interviewed this week by Politico and did not spare criticism from her colleagues in the global left.

Labor Party head: Something is ‘very wrong’ on the global left

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'

Labor chairwoman threatens to sue Otzma Yehudit Minister

Merav Michaeli threatens to sue Minister Amichai Eliyahu and his Otzma Yehudit Party after Eliyahu claimed that she embraced terrorists.

Labor chairwoman threatens to sue Otzma Yehudit Minister

'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

Labor leader charges:

'The Netanyahu government has terrorist supporters'

MK Boaz Bismuth fires back at MK Merav Michaeli: Show some respect and start denouncing terrorists.

'The Netanyahu government has terrorist supporters'

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

Gantz responds to Michaeli:

'There are no talks behind the scenes, that's a lie'

MK Hili Tropper: We see the latest polls but are not basking in them. We understand there is a demand among the people for our path.

'There are no talks behind the scenes, that's a lie'

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

Lapid:

'We accept President's proposal, Levin doesn't want compromise'

Gantz: The President's outline is not ideal, but the alternative is destructive. Liberman: We must separate religion and state.

'We accept President's proposal, Levin doesn't want compromise'

'Huwara should be burned':

Otzma Yehudit MK summoned for interrogation

Ben-Gvir: 'When Ron Huldai called for bloodshed, A-G protected him. This is why we need judicial reform.'

Otzma Yehudit MK summoned for interrogation

Labor leader describes Jews in Huwara as 'terrorists'

Labor chairwoman Merav Michaeli: The terrorists in Hawara are imbibing their legitimacy from senior members of this government.

Labor leader describes Jews in Huwara as 'terrorists'

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 leader's bill:

Prohibit MKs from traveling in government vehicles on Shabbat

Former minister says the law will be in effect as long as there is no accessible public transportation in Israel on Shabbat.

Prohibit MKs from traveling in government vehicles on Shabbat

Transgender school scandal:

You destroyed the life an an 8-year-old boy'

MK Merav Michaeli says coalition brought 'shame and dishonor to Judaism' by removing biological female from a religious boys' school.

You destroyed the life an an 8-year-old boy'

Lapid: Fire Deri or else there will be a constitutional crisis

Opposition parties demand Netanyahu fire Shas chairman following court verdict disqualifying him from serving as a minister.

Lapid: Fire Deri or else there will be a constitutional crisis

Labor Party head:

'Tonight we are going out to fight for our democracy'

Leader of the Labor Party former minister MK Merav Michaeli: "I call on the police to act responsibly and professionally"

'Tonight we are going out to fight for our democracy'

Heads of opposition parties:

'We will fight together against the government'

Heads of opposition parties announce fight against the new government, which they define as "dark and anti-democratic."

'We will fight together against the government'

Labor leader attacks proposed police reforms

Labor leader Merav Michaeli has published a scathing critique of reforms that would give politicians unprecedented power over police.

Labor leader attacks proposed police reforms

Labor leader to Pres. Herzog:

Don't give Netanyahu another 14 days

'Netanyahu seeks to deal severe blow to democratic nature of the State,' MK Merav Michaeli alleges.

Don't give Netanyahu another 14 days

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'

Moshe Gafni:

Leftists have 'pathological hatred' of religious & haredim

They claim to want haredim to integrate while maintaining their way of life, but opposition to gender separation reveals their true face.

Leftists have 'pathological hatred' of religious & haredim

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

Likud MK promises: 'Light rail train won't operate on Shabbat'

'I'm sure Yitzhak Rabin himself would not have voted Labor, Merav Michaeli destroyed Labor,' Likud's MK Miri Regev says.

Likud MK promises: 'Light rail train won't operate on Shabbat'

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'

Transportation Min.: This is where they shouted 'death to Rabin'

At rally in memory of former PM Yitzhak Rabin, Transportation Min. Merav Michaeli takes the opportunity to slam right-wing party.

Transportation Min.: This is where they shouted 'death to Rabin'

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'

Labor Party leader slams Netanyahu for travelling on Shabbat

Merav Michaeli tells Sderot conference about her plans for public transit on the weekend, alleges Netanyahu travels in limo on Shabbat.

Labor Party leader slams Netanyahu for travelling on Shabbat

Labor leader: Haredi party head is destroying haredim's future

Yitzhak Goldknopf, head of haredi UTJ party, says studying math hasn't advanced Israel's economy.

Labor leader: Haredi party head is destroying haredim's future

Religious Zionism candidate:

'Someone who bought a child on Amazon will not preach morality'

A Religious Zionism candidate is not backing down from statements made against the Transportation Minister.

'Someone who bought a child on Amazon will not preach morality'

Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area:

Shabbat light rail to begin in a year, company vows

Central Israel light rail will travel underground through haredi city of Bnei Brak on Shabbat, company says.

Shabbat light rail to begin in a year, company vows

Transportation Min.: Tel Aviv light rail will operate on Shabbat

'This is my decision, and this is how it's going to be,' Transportation Min. Michaeli says, announcing future Sabbath desecration.

Transportation Min.: Tel Aviv light rail will operate on Shabbat

Confrontation breaks out between Ayelet Shaked and Labor chief

Michaeli insists Israel must advance a deal with the Palestinians. Shaked: 'UAE doesn't care, it wants to boost cooperation regardless'

Confrontation breaks out between Ayelet Shaked and Labor chief

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

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

Transport Minister insists: Light rail service on Shabbat

According to data provided by i24NEWS, the move would save Israel a total of $5 billion, making up for 40% of the project's original cost.

Transport Minister insists: Light rail service on Shabbat

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

Merav Michaeli

Inauguration of new road excuse for a political argument

Michaeli claimed that 'Jerusalem should be a city that is not ablaze with fanaticism, hatred, violence, and war.' The mayor responded.

Inauguration of new road excuse for a political argument

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

Report: Lapid considering reserving spot for Labor, Meretz MK

Move would be designed to get 2 left-wing parties to run together in November elections to prevent 1 from not making it into the Knesset.

Report: Lapid considering reserving spot for Labor, Meretz MK

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

MK Karhi: Stop Merav Michaeli from desecrating the Shabbat

Transport Minister Michaeli’s announcement on promoting public transportation on Shabbat whipped up a storm.

MK Karhi: Stop Merav Michaeli from desecrating the Shabbat

Transportation Minister promotes Shabbat desecration

Labor party chairwoman Merav Michaeli demands PM Lapid allow public transportation in central Israel on Saturdays.

Transportation Minister promotes Shabbat desecration

Michaeli and women’s rights on buses. Mayor Bloch: What buses?

Transportation Minister to assign inspectors to join bus rides in haredi cities to combat gender segregation.  The mayor of Beit S

Michaeli and women’s rights on buses. Mayor Bloch: What buses?

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

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

Border Crossings to Jordan, Egypt, return to pre-COVID schedules

'Ministry received clear instructions: Maximum traffic for maximum people,' Transportation Min. Michaeli says.

Border Crossings to Jordan, Egypt, return to pre-COVID schedules

Israel and Turkey to sign new bilateral aviation agreement

'Aviation relations are a strategic tool for Israel’s economic development,' Transportation Min. Michaeli says.

Israel and Turkey to sign new bilateral aviation agreement

Govt unveils plans to revamp public transportation

Lots of ideas, but no fare cuts.

Govt unveils plans to revamp public transportation

Drivers burn tires during bus drivers' strike

Thousands of bus drivers protest 'failed' Transportation Min. Michaeli. 'Without drivers, there is no transportation!'

Drivers burn tires during bus drivers' strike

Bus drivers across Israel on strike on Friday

Bus drivers strike to protest Transportation Min. Michaeli's refusal to meet with them. '40% of drivers have been viciously attacked.'

Bus drivers across Israel on strike on Friday

Transportation Minister won't push buses on Shabbat - yet

Transportation Min. Michaeli insists 'possible to reach agreements' on Shabbat buses, but coalition 'isn't available' right now.

Transportation Minister won't push buses on Shabbat - yet

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?