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Peretz: I haven't yet decided on union with Meretz

Labor chairman says he will days within 10 days whether to form an alliance with Meretz ahead of the March 2 election.

Peretz: I haven't yet decided on union with Meretz

Report: Blue and White to offer Levy-Abekasis a spot on its list

Blue and White contemplating offering Gesher chairwoman a spot on its slate in exchange for an alliance between Labor and Meretz.

Report: Blue and White to offer Levy-Abekasis a spot on its list

Labor allows Peretz to reserve spots on slate

Labor Party Central Committee approves move allowing chairman to reserve spots on its Knesset slate for candidates of his choice.

Labor allows Peretz to reserve spots on slate

'Whoever wants to replace Netanyahu, needs a large Labor-Gesher'

MKs from Labor-Gesher visit the Megiddo Regional Council.

'Whoever wants to replace Netanyahu, needs a large Labor-Gesher'

Peretz: Hevron construction will undermine stability

Labor-Gesher chairman argues that the Defense Minister has much more important things to focus on than Hevron.

Peretz: Hevron construction will undermine stabilityplayer

Amir Peretz: Israel is stagnating because of one man

Labor-Gesher leaders demand PM step down while under indictment. MK Orly Levi Abekasis: Presumption of innocence different for politicians.

Amir Peretz: Israel is stagnating because of one man

Amir Peretz: I have legal team to declare Netanyahu unfit

Labor chairman Peretz says that he prepared a legal team to petition the Supreme Court to rule the PM as unfit for office.

Amir Peretz: I have legal team to declare Netanyahu unfit

'A blatant and shameful act worthy of every condemnation'

Blue and White, Labor-Gesher leaders come under fire for taking advantage of Rabin memorial to attack Netanyahu.

'A blatant and shameful act worthy of every condemnation'

Peretz: Stop talking to Hamas and start talking with Abbas

Labor Party chairman calls for diplomatic solution to the situation in Gaza.

Peretz: Stop talking to Hamas and start talking with Abbas

Labor angry at organizers of Rabin memorial

Labor secretary-general blasts organizers of rally in memory of Rabin for not inviting Amir Peretz to speak.

Labor angry at organizers of Rabin memorial

Netanyahu's tempting offer to Amir Peretz

Netanyahu's associates reportedly offered Labor-Gesher chairman the Finance Ministry and a host of other things. Peretz refused all offers.

Netanyahu's tempting offer to Amir Peretz

Labor to Netanyahu: Don't waste your time, we won't sit with you

Labor-Gesher Chairman Peretz declares he won't sit in Netanyahu-led coalition. "You have nothing with which to entice us."

Labor to Netanyahu: Don't waste your time, we won't sit with you

Amir Peretz: Yair Netanyahu is more dangerous than Yigal Amir

Labor-Gesher chairman asserts that PM Netanyahu stands behind his son's tweet against Yitzhak Rabin.

Amir Peretz: Yair Netanyahu is more dangerous than Yigal Amir

Labor chairman shaves his mustache

Organizations for the deaf and hard of hearing complained that they couldn't read Peretz's lips and Peretz shaved after 47 years.

Labor chairman shaves his mustache

Amir Peretz: Blue and White will fall apart after the elections

Labor chairman reveals he planned to run for president, but changed his plans in light of the elections.

Amir Peretz: Blue and White will fall apart after the elections

'Peretz shouldn't be allowed to turn Israel into Venezuela'

Former Minister Naftali Bennett fierce attack on Labor-Gesher economic plan: 'Good intentions sometimes lead to disasters.'

'Peretz shouldn't be allowed to turn Israel into Venezuela'

Labor leader won't 'boycott' Netanyahu

MK Amir Peretz says he won't boycott Likud or PM Netanyahu, won't sit with charged or indicted PM.

Labor leader won't 'boycott' Netanyahu

Liberman: Labor chair and Netanyahu have a deal

Yisrael Beytenu chair: 'Obviously there is a price for this deal, obviously the price is Amir Peretz’s presidency.'

Liberman: Labor chair and Netanyahu have a deal

Report: Peretz not ruling out merge with Meretz and Barak

Despite his statements otherwise, Labor chairman is reportedly still considering a merger with the Democratic Union.

Report: Peretz not ruling out merge with Meretz and Barak

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

Amir Peretz in talks with former Shin Bet chief

Amir Peretz in talks with Yuval Diskin, known for his criticism of Netanyahu, to join Labor-Gesher alliance.

Amir Peretz in talks with former Shin Bet chief

Labor leader: We won't sit with Netanyahu

Amir Peretz says joint list is 'house of unconditional love,' promises not to support 'laws of immunity and racism.'

Labor leader: We won't sit with Netanyahu

Labor, Meretz preparing for joint run

Leaders of Labor and Meretz meet in bid to create joint left-wing ticket. Will Ehud Barak's new Democratic Israel join?

Labor, Meretz preparing for joint run

Labor, Meretz, heads discuss 'challenges of democratic camp'

Labor's MK Peretz speaks with Meretz chair Nitzan Horowitz about how to replace PM Netanyahu, promises to keep in touch.

Labor, Meretz, heads discuss 'challenges of democratic camp'

Amir Peretz: I'll bring 5 more seats to left-wing bloc

Labor chairman Peretz says that he'll add 2 seats from the Arab/Druze sectors and 3 from those who voted for Orly Levy and Kahlon.

Amir Peretz: I'll bring 5 more seats to left-wing bloc

Peretz: We will cancel the 'racist' Nationality Law

Labor Party chairman vows to repeal law stating that Israel is the Jewish people's nation state.

Peretz: We will cancel the 'racist' Nationality Law

MK Amir Peretz: I'm a leftist, I'm not hiding it

Chairman of the Labor Party Amir Peretz says that Labor won't sit in a government headed by Netanyahu

MK Amir Peretz: I'm a leftist, I'm not hiding it

Amir Peretz: Only enlarging the bloc will create a chance

New Labor chairman promises to work towards alliances in the leftist camp in order to defeat the nationalist camp in the upcoming elections.

Amir Peretz: Only enlarging the bloc will create a chance

Peretz skips victory celebration

Labor chairman-elect Amir Peretz decides not hold celebration of his victory in wake of protest Ethiopian Israeli community.

Peretz skips victory celebration

Can the Labor Party become a significant factor in politics?

After the failure of the previous elections, Amir Peretz was elected leader of the party. Will he be able to reconstruct the great days?

Can the Labor Party become a significant factor in politics?player

Amir Peretz wins Labor primaries

Former Labor party leader to head the party again in September elections after winning primaries.

Amir Peretz wins Labor primaries

Labor to choose new leader in nationwide primary vote

65,000 Labor party members to head to the polls Tuesday to choose new party chair, after incumbent Avi Gabbay dropped out of race.

Labor to choose new leader in nationwide primary vote

Amir Peretz: If I lead Labor, Netanyahu won't be prime minister

MK Amir Peretz is preparing for Labor's primaries on Tuesday, hoping to be chosen as the party's leader.

Amir Peretz: If I lead Labor, Netanyahu won't be prime minister

Labor's Amir Peretz eyes alliances to take right-wing seats

Ex-Defense Minister vows to create Labor into ideological alternative to Israeli Right, plans alliances to attract right-wing voters.

Labor's Amir Peretz eyes alliances to take right-wing seats

Amir Peretz to run for Labor chairman

Amir Peretz to run for post of chairman of the Labor party whether primaries or elections using another method are held.

Amir Peretz to run for Labor chairman

Amir Peretz announces he has beaten cancer

Veteran Labor lawmaker says he successfully beat the disease in 2017.

Amir Peretz announces he has beaten cancer

'A wise and creative officer'

Platitudes rain down after Aviv Kochavi chosen to replace Gadi Eizenkot as IDF Chief of Staff.

'A wise and creative officer'

'One of the more heroic battles in Israel'

Former Defense Minister Amir Peretz demands that the government work to bring back the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.

'One of the more heroic battles in Israel'player

'There were also many murderers among us'

Austrian parliament chairman visits Knesset wearing skullcap, admits his countrymen were 'not only victims of the Nazis'.

'There were also many murderers among us'

'Iran understands its lies have been exposed'

MKs from across political spectrum hail historic intelligence achievement after PM's speech, call on world to act on Iran's nuclear program.

'Iran understands its lies have been exposed'