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Supreme Court deliberates on Knesset ban against Labor candidate

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 banDavid Rosenberg, 24/02/2021 10:52
Revealed: Controversial Labor candidate voted for Joint List in the past

Revealed: 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2021 06:07
Labor Party candidate banned from Knesset election

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.Hezki Baruch, 17/02/2021 10:56
Labor candidate apologizes for controversial Facebook post

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/02/2021 05:06
What would Ben Gurion and Golda Meir say to Merav Michaeli?

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.Shalom Pollack, 09/02/2021 19:32
'I hope religious Zionism will find a home in the Labor Party'

'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.Hezki Baruch, 05/02/2021 04:43
Labor chooses Knesset slate

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.Hezki Baruch, 02/02/2021 00:01
Efrat resident seeks Labor Party seat to return party to roots

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.Mordechai Sones, 28/01/2021 12:52
Merav Michaeli: Labor's gone along with the Right for too long

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.'i24NEWS, 27/01/2021 11:58
Amir Peretz leaves Labor but will remain in government

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.Elad Benari, 27/01/2021 03:14
'My goal was to get the Labor Party on its feet'

'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.Ben Ariel, 26/01/2021 06:38
Labor Party to elect new chairperson on Sunday

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.Hezki Baruch, 24/01/2021 06:47
Ehud Barak: 'I won't run in the Labor Party'

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.Mordechai Sones, 18/01/2021 22:02
Labor board asks Barak to run for the party leadership

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.Elad Benari, 15/01/2021 05:43
Labor party to hold primaries days before finalizing list

Labor party to hold primaries days before finalizing list

A Supreme Court ruling has sent the Labor Party to primaries only days before they must submit their final list.Shlomo Witty, 14/01/2021 18:01
Ofer Shelah: I will not run in the Labor party 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/01/2021 06:44
Merav Michaeli to run for Labor Party leadership

Merav Michaeli to run for Labor Party leadership

Court overrules decision by Minister Amir Peretz to cancel Labor Party primaries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/01/2021 14:59
Victory for Amir Peretz

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.Hezki Baruch, 30/11/2020 04:30
Amir Peretz expected to join Netanyahu-Gantz government

Amir Peretz expected to join Netanyahu-Gantz government

Labor MKs expected to join unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/03/2020 22:58
Report: Labor to form joint left-wing list with Meretz

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.David Rosenberg, 12/01/2020 18:48
Report: PM Netanyahu expected to request parliamentary immunity

Report: PM Netanyahu expected 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2019 00:06
Ehud Barak, symbol of leftist hollowness

Ehud Barak, symbol of leftist hollowness

Barak's tenure as prime minister was fraught with failures, but putting down the Arab citizens' short-lived rebellion was not one of them. So why is he apologizing for it? Giulio Meotti, 14/08/2019 21:02
Amir Peretz: No chance of running with Meretz or Ehud 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2019 11:07
Shelly Yachimovich resigns from politics

Shelly Yachimovich resigns from politics

Labor MK announces she will not run for next Knesset. 'This is prolonged personal process and private decision.'Mordechai Sones, 16/07/2019 18:39
Amir Peretz wins Labor primaries

Amir Peretz wins Labor primaries

Former Labor party leader to head the party again in September elections after winning primaries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/07/2019 22:47
Labor to choose new leader in nationwide primary vote

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.David Rosenberg, 02/07/2019 08:46
 The cultural transformation in Israeli politics

The cultural transformation in Israeli politics

A "New Majority" emerged in Israel in the 1970s essentially composed of three constituencies that shaped election results, but did not manage to rule.Dr. Mordechai Nisan, 23/06/2019 09:02
Labor's Amir Peretz eyes alliances to take right-wing seats

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/06/2019 11:03
Labor chief Avi Gabbay drops out of primary race

Labor chief Avi Gabbay drops out of primary race

Day after key ally Tal Russo announces retirement from politics, Labor party chairman Avi Gabbay drops out of leadership race.David Rosenberg, 11/06/2019 11:08
MK Tal Russo, second on Labor list, quits politics

MK Tal Russo, second on Labor list, quits politics

IDF General (Res) and MK Tal Russo, a close ally of Labor chief Avi Gabbay, announces retirement from politics.David Rosenberg, 10/06/2019 11:52
MK Shafir announces she will run for Labor leader

MK Shafir announces she will run for Labor leader

MK Stav Shafir officially announces she will be running for the leadership of the Labor Party ahead of September elections.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/06/2019 00:44
Labor: Primaries will be open to all party members

Labor: Primaries will be open to all party members

Labor party leadership seeks to preserve Knesset list used in April elections, to hold primaries if plan is not approved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/06/2019 16:16
Gabbay: Labor will not save Netanyahu

Gabbay: Labor will not save Netanyahu

Labor leader rejects Likud offer of Finance Ministry, abandonment of immunity laws in effort to prevent new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2019 21:07
Chaim Ramon: The Labor party's role in history is over

Chaim Ramon: The Labor party's role in history is over

Can the left's crisis be fixed? Is there a chance that the Labor party will return to its status as a ruling party?Shimon Cohen, 14/04/2019 19:16
Herzog: Blue and White may be the new Labor party

Herzog: Blue and White may be the new Labor party

Jewish Agency leader says Labor party's historic role in development of Israel has come to an end.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2019 16:04
Labor accuses Blue and White of being 'right-wing'

Labor accuses Blue and White of being 'right-wing'

Labor party accuses Blue and White party of having the same ideology of the Likud party, seeking to continue Netanyahu's policies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2019 16:49
'Shabbat bus' to continue? It depends who you ask

'Shabbat bus' to continue? It depends who you ask

Labor party says judge ruled in favor of buses on the Shabbat, while Shas says the opposite.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2019 21:22
Will IDF general be disqualified from Labor slate?

Will IDF general be disqualified from Labor slate?

Central Elections Committee says Major General Tal Russo may not have completed cooling-off period.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/02/2019 06:40
'Shabbat bus' drives ahead - for a fee

'Shabbat bus' drives ahead - for a fee

Labor party keeps 'Shabbat bus' service, but cancels plan to offer it free of charge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2019 18:39
Shmuli, Shafir and Yechimovich head Labor list

Shmuli, Shafir and Yechimovich head Labor list

Itzik Shmuli, Stav Shafir, Shelly Yechimovich and Amir Peretz elected to top spots in Labor primaries. Eitan Cabel in the 15th spot.Hezki Baruch, 11/02/2019 23:28
Labor panicking; Alliance with Meretz coming?

Labor panicking; Alliance with Meretz coming?

Senior Labor officials ask Gabbay to work towards an alliance with Meretz in light of poor poll numbers.Elad Benari, 08/02/2019 02:40
'Paving the way for the next Yigal Amir'

'Paving the way for the next Yigal Amir'

Major (Res.) Yaya Fink accuses Shaked and national-religious rabbis of paving way for the 'next Yigal Amir'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2019 19:22
Victory for Gabbay at Labor Central Committee

Victory for Gabbay at Labor Central Committee

Labor Party Central Committee approves Gabbay's proposal to reserve spots on Knesset list for candidates of his choice.Yoni Kempinski, 11/01/2019 02:38
Labor MK: My polygraph proves Gabbay lied

Labor MK: My polygraph proves Gabbay lied

Labor MK Eitan Cabel accuses party leader Avi Gabbay of threatening to destroy party, failure of leadership.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/01/2019 20:31
Gabbay reserves 3 spots for women on Labor's Knesset list

Gabbay reserves 3 spots for women on Labor's Knesset list

Labor party to vote on list for upcoming elections on Thursday as party approves reservation of certain slots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2019 17:07
A female haredi MK - in Labor Party?

A female haredi MK - in Labor Party?

Activist who founded all-female party in haredi town to run in Labor Party's primaries in bid for Knesset seat.David Rosenberg, 03/01/2019 19:39
Labor MK: We'd dump 'dictator' Gabbay if we could

Labor MK: We'd dump 'dictator' Gabbay if we could

Following dissolution of Zionist Union, Labor MKs rip party chairman Avi Gabbay, accusing him of behaving 'like a dictator'.David Rosenberg, 02/01/2019 09:59
Ex-Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to join Labor?

Ex-Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to join Labor?

Sources close to Labor chief Avi Gabbay say Labor is examining possibility of joint run with Moshe Yaalon's new faction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/01/2019 08:20
Knesset approves dissolving of Zionist Union

Knesset approves dissolving of Zionist Union

Knesset House Committee approves split of Zionist Union back into Labor and Hatnuah parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/01/2019 20:02
The strange demand of the Labor Secretary General

The strange demand of the Labor Secretary General

Labor Party secretary calls on PM to apologize for part in demonstrations preceding Rabin assassination, ties demand to PM's 69th birthday.Mordechai Sones, 21/10/2018 14:04
Labor chief: If I go down, I'm taking the rest of you with me

Labor chief: If I go down, I'm taking the rest of you with me

As polls show Labor losing more than half its seats, faction members slam party chief Avi Gabbay. 'He wants to get just 10 seats.'David Rosenberg, 07/09/2018 11:41
Labor party blames 'right-wing settlers' for Rabin's death

Labor party blames 'right-wing settlers' for Rabin's death

Video accuses 'settlers' of trying to create country 'where women are property, gays are persecuted, blacks are sent to their deaths'.Tzvi Lev, 23/08/2018 19:11
Anti-Semitism and Brexit drive Britain downhill

Anti-Semitism and Brexit drive Britain downhill

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's double talk.Walter Bingham, 10/08/2018 18:55
Meretz: Change Israel's anthem to Socialist Internationale

Meretz: Change Israel's anthem to Socialist Internationale

After remaining in pro-BDS Socialist International, Meretz proposes change to Nationality Law to abandon Hatikva.Mordechai Sones, 15/07/2018 17:55
Labor withdraws from international socialist organization

Labor withdraws from international socialist organization

Israeli Labor party refuses to remain in Socialist International after group adopts BDS resolution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/07/2018 22:13
Liberman: Labor party's natural place with Arab parties, Meretz

Liberman: Labor party's natural place with Arab parties, Meretz

Defense Minister says it is to be expected that Labor would vote against draft law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/07/2018 16:35
Labor vows to vote down haredi draft law

Labor vows to vote down haredi draft law

Avi Gabbay says his party will oppose any law which does not 'share the burden' of military service equally.David Rosenberg, 18/06/2018 14:59