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News and updates about primaries

Despite anti-Israel protest votes: Biden wins Wisconsin primaries

Anti-Israel protest campaign beats out goal in Wisconsin Democratic primary with more than 47,000 ‘uninstructed’ votes.

Despite anti-Israel protest votes: Biden wins Wisconsin primaries

House Democrats endorse Squad member Jamaal Bowman

House Democratic leaders endorse anti-Israel candidate Jamaal Bowman, days after Jewish Dems’ group backs his challenger.

House Democrats endorse Squad member Jamaal Bowman

Yesh Atid primaries:

Lapid re-elected as chairman, but not by a wide margin

Lapid wins the support of 52.5% of those with the right to vote in the primaries for the party leadership, but his opponent, MK Ram Ben Barak, scores significant achievement by garnering 47.5% of the votes.

Lapid re-elected as chairman, but not by a wide margin

Jewish Democratic group throws support behind George Latimer

Jewish Democratic Council of America endorses Jamaal Bowman’s primary challenger.

Jewish Democratic group throws support behind George Latimer

Republican primaries:

Trump defeats Haley in North Dakota

The contest in North Dakota is the last before Super Tuesday, when 15 states will hold their primaries.

Trump defeats Haley in North Dakota

And they're off!

Right now we are currently on track for a second Trump term after a four-year delay by the most inept, bumbling, unprofessional administration in American history, one which will soon turn against Israel to get the leftist vote. Op-ed.

And they're off!

Trump shows strong lead going into primaries

The former President enjoys nearly 30% more support in polls over his nearest competitor for the Republican nomination.

Trump shows strong lead going into primaries

'Ideological gaps':

Gantz criticized within the National Unity Party

MKs in National Unity Party want to promote primaries but encounter opposition from party chairman Benny Gantz.

Gantz criticized within the National Unity Party

Lapid: Primaries for my position, not for party list

Yesh Atid's leader declares that there will be primaries only for leading the party, not to replace MKs.

Lapid: Primaries for my position, not for party list

Republican candidate wears Israeli flag pin at debate

Former governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, has been a vocal supporter of Israel. He visited the country four times while he was governor.

Republican candidate wears Israeli flag pin at debate

Gantz proposes new election system

Under the new system, voters would not only choose the party but also be able to influence its list of MKs in the Knesset.

Gantz proposes new election system

Use your power now in New York for coming elections

Primary votes count and efforts to get to know candidates are essential. Op-ed.

Use your power now in New York for coming elections

Danny Dannon to INN:

'Nikki Haley is a friend of the Jewish people and Israel'

The Fmr. Israeli UN ambassador talks about Haley's work to support Israel on the world stage: 'She will always be an ambassador for Israel.'

'Nikki Haley is a friend of the Jewish people and Israel'

Jewish group praises pro-Israel wins in NY Dem primaries

American Jewish Congress hails victories of pro-Israel candidates, which ensures NY delegation will remain pro-Israel.

Jewish group praises pro-Israel wins in NY Dem primaries

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

Will AIPAC help oust a member of the 'Squad'?

AIPAC broke spending records this campaign cycle — so why did it stay out of Ilhan Omar’s tight race?

Will AIPAC help oust a member of the 'Squad'?

This is the Likud's list for the November Knesset elections

Likud releases results of its primaries, list of 39 candidates for the Knesset.

This is the Likud's list for the November Knesset elections

Likud primaries: Initial results place Yariv Levin in the lead

Druze MK Ayoob Kara loses popularity as former Israel Hayom editor Boaz Bismuth makes it into next Knesset.

Likud primaries: Initial results place Yariv Levin in the lead

Likud counting votes in party primaries

As of 6:30, about 12% of the votes had been counted. The final results will be published later this morning.

Likud counting votes in party primaries

Senator whose grandfather died in Holocaust wins Vermont primary

Becca Balint, Vermont state senator whose grandfather died in Holocaust, wins congressional primary.

Senator whose grandfather died in Holocaust wins Vermont primary

Minnesota: Ilhan Omar narrowly wins Democratic primary

Ilhan Omar, one of the most anti-Israel voices in Congress, ekes out primary victory in Minnesota.

Minnesota: Ilhan Omar narrowly wins Democratic primary

Likud holds primaries as its 140,000 members head to the polls

Likud opens 110 polling stations, allowing around 140,000 party members to decide who will represent the party in the next Knesset.

Likud holds primaries as its 140,000 members head to the polls

Elizabeth Holtzman: 'I have a record of effectiveness'

Once a trailblazer, Jewish candidate Liz Holtzman, 80, hopes to make a comeback in Congress.

Elizabeth Holtzman: 'I have a record of effectiveness'

ADL tracks far left and far right US primary candidates

Anti-Defamation League study finds 25 percent of right right candidates won primaries while far left anti-Israel candidates mostly lost.

ADL tracks far left and far right US primary candidates

Religious Zionism candidate:

'Goal is to realize vision of strengthening communities'

Rabbi David Fine, chairman and founder of Barkai Rabbis Organization, announces his candidacy for Religious Zionism party primaries.

'Goal is to realize vision of strengthening communities'

Detroit:

AIPAC marks second defeat as pro-Israel candidate loses primary

Self-funded House candidate beats AIPAC-backed opponent in Detroit as pro-Israel lobby marks rare primary loss.

AIPAC marks second defeat as pro-Israel candidate loses primary

Republican who cited Nazi official to prevail in Arizona

Blake Masters, Republican who once cited a Nazi official, among far-right candidates to prevail in Arizona primaries.

Republican who cited Nazi official to prevail in Arizona

Michigan:

Non-Jewish but pro-Israel candidate ousts Jewish candidate

Jewish political dynasty ends as Rep. Haley Stevens ousts Rep. Andy Levin in Michigan Democratic primary.

Non-Jewish but pro-Israel candidate ousts Jewish candidate

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Democratic group apologizes for TikTok attacking 'Zionists

Michigan Dem group apologizes for ‘offensive’ TikTok attacking ‘Zionists’ on the eve of closely-watched House primary.

Democratic group apologizes for TikTok attacking 'Zionists

Michigan: Pro-Israel and Jewish candidates face off

AIPAC giving major force in Michigan House primary that could end Jewish Democratic political dynasty.

Michigan: Pro-Israel and Jewish candidates face off

Donna Edwards loses Maryland primary to Glenn Ivey

Donna Edwards loses Maryland primary following $6M pro-Israel spending bonanza.

Donna Edwards loses Maryland primary to Glenn Ivey

Likud party won't hold primaries

Likud party cancels primaries after only one person - former PM Benjamin Netanyahu - submits candidacy for top spot.

Likud party won't hold primaries

Op-ed:

How are Trump-endorsed candidates actually doing this spring?

The scorecard for Trump in high-profile races is mediocre at best once you go dig below the surface.Opinion.

How are Trump-endorsed candidates actually doing this spring?

Candidates backed by pro-Israel PACs win primaries in NC

Moderate Democrats backed by the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby win hotly contested Democratic primaries.

Candidates backed by pro-Israel PACs win primaries in NC

Year of the primary

The Jewish vote is important. We must take action now, votng for the best candidate for American Jewish and Israeli needs. Opinion.

Year of the primary

Yair Lapid re-elected chair in party primaries

Foreign Minister Lapid re-elected to chair Yesh Atid party, after running as sole contender in party primaries.

Yair Lapid re-elected chair in party primaries

US Primaries 2021: Something is in the air

Jewish voters didn't care about ads and endorsements, they cared about income, safety and support for Israel and Worldwide Jewry. Op-ed.

US Primaries 2021: Something is in the air

Former Shabak director: I intend to run for prime minister

Likud MK Avi Dichter, a former Shabak chief, says he plans to run for Likud leadership and later prime minister.

Former Shabak director: I intend to run for prime minister

Arab MK: We will sweep our cities clean of Zionist parties

The newly elected head of Balad opened his tenure with a number of controversial opinions on Twitter.

Arab MK: We will sweep our cities clean of Zionist parties

Hagit Moshe: I'll demand either Education or Religion Ministry

Jewish Home's new leader has already set her sights - before negotiating to be part of the government at all."

Hagit Moshe: I'll demand either Education or Religion Ministry

Will there be primaries in the Likud?

Likud's internal court orders party's Constitution Committee to convene by Wednesday to prepare for compilation of Knesset slate.

Will there be primaries in the Likud?

Jewish Home: Primaries for chairman and party list

'If Knesset dissolves December 23, there'll be primaries. If there's compromise, we'll begin process of renewing party.'

Jewish Home: Primaries for chairman and party list

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

Danon demands Likud primaries

World Likud Chairman Danny Danon to Prime Minister: 'Attempt to cancel Likud primaries again is undemocratic attempt to harm movement.'

Danon demands Likud primaries

5 NY races where Jews should vote, volunteer, donate and speak

The June 23rd primary losses showed that Jews had invested millions of dollars only to find themselves homeless. That must change. Op-ed.

5 NY races where Jews should vote, volunteer, donate and speak

Is being Jewish now detrimental in American politics?

My NY primaries opponent wrote "One issue, Jewish" about me on his social media, as if that was bad. I wear that label with pride. Op-ed.

Is being Jewish now detrimental in American politics?

Open Letter to Mr. Jamaal Bowman, Dem. Congresssional candidate

A letter from the rabbi of a major Westchester synagogue to the Dem. primaries candidate for his district as early voting begins. Op-ed.

Open Letter to Mr. Jamaal Bowman, Dem. Congresssional candidate

Don’t let the NY Jewish voice drown in NY Primaries on June 23rd

While we are getting ready for Shavuot, reopening New York and our Synagogues, the most important time for Jews to speak up Is now. Op-ed.

Don’t let the NY Jewish voice drown in NY Primaries on June 23rd

Coronavirus and the Jewish Vote in the US

Coronavirus and the Jewish Vote in the US

Democracy is in danger because of the Likud?

Democracy is in danger because of the Likud?

Who voted for PM Netanyahu, and who voted for Gideon Sa'ar?

Likud party publishes stats detailing which cities supported PM Netanyahu, MK Sa'ar, in party primaries.

Who voted for PM Netanyahu, and who voted for Gideon Sa'ar?

Netanyahu wins primaries

'We'll continue to lead Israel to unprecedented achievements'

PM defeats Gideon Sa'ar by a large margin and will head the Likud in the elections for the 23rd Knesset.

'We'll continue to lead Israel to unprecedented achievements'

116,000 Likud members to choose between Netanyahu and Sa'ar

Polling stations in Likud leadership primaries will open at 9:00 a.m. Voting will end at 11:00 p.m.

116,000 Likud members to choose between Netanyahu and Sa'ar

Likud court cancels primaries for Knesset slate

Likud party's internal court accepts petitions against the holding of the primaries for the party’s Knesset slate.

Likud court cancels primaries for Knesset slate

Netanyahu seeks to cancel primaries for Likud's Knesset slate

The Likud's chief legal adviser filed an appeal to the Likud court to revoke primaries for the party's list.

Netanyahu seeks to cancel primaries for Likud's Knesset slate

Gideon Sa'ar: We can and should make a change

MK Gideon Sa'ar speaks in Ramat Gan and then Afula in bid to win over Netanyahu in Likud primaries on Thursday.

Gideon Sa'ar: We can and should make a change

Likud court: Primaries for list must be maintained

In doing so, tribunal accepts that decision to revoke primaries for Knesset list was passed by Likud in largely unsatisfactory manner.

Likud court: Primaries for list must be maintained

Only half favor impeachment. Only?

Only half favor impeachment. Only?

No fear of Religious Zionist primaries: Let the people decide

No fear of Religious Zionist primaries: Let the people decide

Counter-petition in Jewish Home for primaries and opening ranks

Jewish Home Party activists sign Central Committee members on counter-resolution to Chairman Peretz position, calls for primaries.

Counter-petition in Jewish Home for primaries and opening ranks