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Strikes and civil disobedience

Yair Golan outlines the fight against the government

'The Democrats' Party chairman Yair Golan says the current opposition is not doing enough to take down the government.

Yair Golan outlines the fight against the government

Report:

Yair Golan to offer former minister Tzipi Livni to join his party

Labor chief Yair Golan has offered former minister Tzipi Livni the second spot on the joint Labor-Meretz list, report says.

Yair Golan to offer former minister Tzipi Livni to join his party

Yair Golan:

Ra'am is a legitimate party to be included in a future coalition

The chairman of the Labor Party, who rules out being part of a coalition with Likud, Religious Zionist Party and Otzma Yehudit, says that Ra'am will be a legitimate partner in the coalition.

Ra'am is a legitimate party to be included in a future coalition

'The Democrats'

Labor and Meretz announce a merger

Israel's left-wing parties have merged, emphasizing that this is not only a technical block. The party list will be chosen in primaries by all members of the parties and any new members.

Labor and Meretz announce a merger

Yair Golan:

'I will sit with anyone except for the messianic elements'

Labor Party leader Yair Golan in interview on CNN: I'm an Israeli patriot.I'm willing to protect the Zionist project, the Zionist dream.

'I will sit with anyone except for the messianic elements'

Poll:

Liberman and Labor gaining strength; Likud weakening

According to a new poll published by Kan News, Minister Gantz's National Unity party shows slight weakening | Meretz and Gideon Sa'ar's party do not pass the threshold

Liberman and Labor gaining strength; Likud weakening

Labor Party pipe dreams

Outlawing Yair Golan’s despicable activism and statements bordering on treason during war isn’t the best way to discredit him. He does that all on his own. Op-ed.

Labor Party pipe dreams

New Labor chairman:

'Do not report for reserve duty until the government changes'

New Labor Party chairman Yair Golan said at a recent conference that he does not understand why the public does not threaten the government with what he defined as "civil disobedience".

'Do not report for reserve duty until the government changes'

'We'll advance alliance with Meretz'

Yair Golan wins Labor Party leadership primaries

Former MK Yair Golan elected to the position of chairman of the Labor Party after running against a slate of relatively unknown candidates.

Yair Golan wins Labor Party leadership primaries

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'

Poll:

New party led by Gallant would win 9 seats

Channel 13 News poll finds that in the event that Defense Minister establishes a new party, it would win 9 seats. A Labor-Meretz union led by Yair Golan would win 8.

New party led by Gallant would win 9 seats

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

Ex Meretz MK Yair Golan:

'Haredim are a parasitic population'

B'Tsalmo organization demands criminal investigation of former MK for incitement, racism, and sedition following remarks about haredim.

'Haredim are a parasitic population'

Former Deputy Chief of Staff: 'We must pressure the government'

Yair Golan says that the main struggle for the IDF is to prevent Israel becoming a dictatorship.

Former Deputy Chief of Staff: 'We must pressure the government'

Calls for civil disobedience:

Police to examine remarks of Yair Golan and Ehud Barak

Israel Police team charged with dealing with incitement to look into comments that called for civil disobedience against the government.

Police to examine remarks of Yair Golan and Ehud Barak

Former MK and Dep. COS:

'Do things that are illegal - there's no choice'

Yair Golan, former Meretz MK & Dep. Chief of Staff, calls 'to do things that are illegal,' promises to create widescale civil disobedience.

'Do things that are illegal - there's no choice'

Shlach (Israel): Stand proud

Tzahal, the most respected institution in Israel, will one day be a holy army, and

Shlach (Israel): Stand proud

Former MK Yair Golan:

'If the haredim don't serve in the army, we won't either'

Yair Golan believes the government should change its policy and threatens: The reservists simply won't show up for duty.

'If the haredim don't serve in the army, we won't either'

Former Meretz MK:

'If use of force doesn't work, we'll use more force'

'We'll hold mass protests every day of the week. We're fighting for Israel's soul,' says Yair Golan.

'If use of force doesn't work, we'll use more force'

INTO THE FRAY:

Au Contraire

"It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change" – Alice in Wonderland.

Au Contraire

Ex-Meretz MK Yair Golan: The era of civil unrest must begin

On his Twitter account, former Member of Knesset Yair Golan called for civil disobedience: "We must paralyze the State of Israel."

Ex-Meretz MK Yair Golan: The era of civil unrest must begin

Op-ed:

Antifa is coming to Israel

Opposition to proposed judicial reform is being reduced to senseless calls for “disruption” instead of debate.Op-ed.

Antifa is coming to Israel

First publication:

Complaint filed with police against former MK Yair Golan

Attorney Nir Kalfa from Sderot files complaint against former Meretz MK who called for a wide-scale civil uprising.

Complaint filed with police against former MK Yair Golan

Anti-government protests:

Senior Meretz politician calls for 'widescale public rebellion'

"Stores will shut, roads will be blocked - it's the only way against this evil government," says Yair Golan.

Senior Meretz politician calls for 'widescale public rebellion'

AIPAC attacks J Street:

'J Street is many things, but it’s not pro-Israel'

The pro-Israel advocacy group called out the leftist group which held its annual conference Sunday hosting former MK Yair Golan and others.

'J Street is many things, but it’s not pro-Israel'

Yair Golan:

'Ben Gvir should be in prison'

The deputy minister discussed Wednesday's attack on soldiers by Jews: 'We need to form a political coalition that opposes these actions.'

'Ben Gvir should be in prison'

Ben Gvir to Yair Golan:

'Let's see you remove your immunity'

Deputy Economy Minister links Itamar Ben Gvir to attack on left-wing demonstrators in Rishon Lezion.

'Let's see you remove your immunity'

Zehava Galon wins Meretz leadership race

Zehava Galon, who chaired the Meretz Party in the past, re-elected to the post and will lead the party in the elections to the 25th Knesset.

Zehava Galon wins Meretz leadership race

Meretz holds primaries for party leadership

Meretz members vote on Knesset list, party leader, as former Meretz chief faces Zehava Galon faces off with Dep. Economy Min. Yair Golan.

Meretz holds primaries for party leadership

Galon blasts Yair Golan:

'What I forgot, Yair Golan hasn't learned yet'

Meretz leadership candidates debate each other on TV. Galon: What Golan is proposing is not Meretz.

'What I forgot, Yair Golan hasn't learned yet'

'Zionist Spirit is a right-wing party'

Communications Min. Yoaz Hendel stresses party won't join right-wing government. 'We only want a unity government.'

'Zionist Spirit is a right-wing party'

Yair Golan:

'Religious Jews happy to endanger our children for their vision'

In a radio interview, the controversial deputy minister discussed the clashes near Joseph's Tomb and the Jewish prayers at the site.

'Religious Jews happy to endanger our children for their vision'

Meretz MK eyes top spot, promises to fight 'messianic' rightists

cDep. Min. Yair Golan promises to run for head of Meretz, fight 'messianic and corrupt' right-wing.

Meretz MK eyes top spot, promises to fight 'messianic' rightists

Meretz MK calls Netanyahu a "malignant disease"

Likud demands Bennett, Lapid condemn 'wild incitement' by MK Yair Golan.

Meretz MK calls Netanyahu a "malignant disease"

Op-ed:

Why did two senior Israeli officials argue in favor of the IRGC?

It is almost impossible to summarize the breadth and extent of malevolence this one organization creates in the Middle East and beyond.Op-ed

Why did two senior Israeli officials argue in favor of the IRGC?

Meretz MK proposes banning Israeli Arabs from studying in PA

Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan proposes plan to combat terror wave, including banning Israeli Arabs from studying in PA universities.

Meretz MK proposes banning Israeli Arabs from studying in PA

Meretz Minister

'Proud to take Ra'am's interests into account on Temple Mount'

Responding to Meretz' Yair Golan, Yamina MK Orbach asks: "Are you trying to dismantle the coalition?"

'Proud to take Ra'am's interests into account on Temple Mount'

Meretz MK:

'You don't go to war over the murder of 11 Israelis'

Deputy Economy Minister: Number of people killed in attacks is what will determine whether the IDF launches a military operation.

'You don't go to war over the murder of 11 Israelis'

Meretz MK casts doubt on existence of 'extreme left'

Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan disputes Lapid's statement that there are extremists on both the left and the right.

Meretz MK casts doubt on existence of 'extreme left'

Deputy Minister:

'The right and Netanyahu are responsible for terrorism'

Deputy Economy Minister blames former Prime Minister Netanyahu and right-wing parties for Bedouin terrorism in the Negev.

'The right and Netanyahu are responsible for terrorism'

'They sent me home for voicing my opinion'

High schooler describes what happened when he voiced his opinion about Arab terrorists during a discussion with Deputy Minister Yair Golan.

'They sent me home for voicing my opinion'

Deputy Minister:

'I don't understand Yamina's arguments'

Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan wonders why Bennett and Shaked did not support committee of inquiry into submarine affair.

'I don't understand Yamina's arguments'

Meretz minister to Bedouin: Calm down, Elkin has no power

Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan tells Negev Bedouin they have a lot of representation in current government.

Meretz minister to Bedouin: Calm down, Elkin has no power

The Israeli Minister who hated the settlers

Walter Bingham calls for the dismissal of MK Yair Golan from the government due to his harsh statements against the settlers.

The Israeli Minister who hated the settlers

Minister walks back accusation settlers are 'subhuman'

Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan says he misspoke in anger when calling settlers in Homesh area 'subhuman.'

Minister walks back accusation settlers are 'subhuman'

Likud: Bennett must fire minister who called settlers 'subhuman'

Likud party says failure to remove Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan from his post shows govt. agrees with his dehumanization of settlers.

Likud: Bennett must fire minister who called settlers 'subhuman'

Cross-spectrum condemnation of Yair Golan's 'subhuman' remarks

"Prime Minister Bennett should fire Golan today," says former premier Netanyahu.

Cross-spectrum condemnation of Yair Golan's 'subhuman' remarks

Meretz minister: 'Settlers in Homesh are subhuman'

Dep. Economy Min. Yair Golan claims Jews in Homesh are 'subhuman, smash headstones, and make pogroms.' PM Bennett: 'Horrific statements.'

Meretz minister: 'Settlers in Homesh are subhuman'

Will Bennett give up the Prime Minister's plane?

MK Yair Golan of Meretz urges PM to give up the state plane that Netanyahu ordered.

Will Bennett give up the Prime Minister's plane?

Shouting match in Knesset over call to remove illegal weapons

Orit Strook calls for government to confiscate illegal weapons after days of rioting in Lod. Yair Golan: You take law into your own hands.

Shouting match in Knesset over call to remove illegal weapons

Meretz MK's conclusion on Meron tragedy: Get rid of Netanyahu

"This is why we need to get rid of Netanyahu & keep the haredim out of government," concludes MK Yair Golan.

Meretz MK's conclusion on Meron tragedy: Get rid of Netanyahu

Meretz MK to boycott Religious Zionist Party

MK Yair Golan says he intends to walk out of the Knesset plenum whenever Religious Zionist Party MKs speak.

Meretz MK to boycott Religious Zionist Party

Meretz MK Yair Golan sees 'revolting trends' again

Meretz Knesset Member lashes out on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, claiming horrid racism on the right.

Meretz MK Yair Golan sees 'revolting trends' again

Meretz MK: Ayelet Shaked is a nationalist from AliExpress

MK Yair Golan blasts MK Ayelet Shaked for opposing the transfer of vaccines to Gaza.

Meretz MK: Ayelet Shaked is a nationalist from AliExpress

Meretz MK: Vaccination campaign a success because of the left

MK Yair Golan says the credit for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign belongs to the left since it nurtured the public health system.

Meretz MK: Vaccination campaign a success because of the left

Radical left MK compares Im Tirzu to Iran

Former deputy chief of staff/current Meretz MK compares Im Tirzu, other right-wing groups to Iran.

Radical left MK compares Im Tirzu to Iran

Yair Golan establishing new left-wing party

Former deputy Chief of Staff working on new party that will include members of Blue and White, Labor and Meretz.

Yair Golan establishing new left-wing party

'Nothing wrong with being a Jew'

After removing reference to his Jewishness from Twitter account out of fear it would 'hurt minorities', MK says he's OK with being Jewish.

'Nothing wrong with being a Jew'

A corona moment of silence

A corona moment of silence

Former Deputy Chief of Staff: Include Joint List in gov't

MK Yair Golan: Coronavirus outbreak does not differentiate between Jews and Arabs.

Former Deputy Chief of Staff: Include Joint List in gov't