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News and updates about Meretz

Meretz minister's partner to run for party chair

Uri Zaki, prominent Meretz activist, to run in party primaries. 'We must widen our circles of support.'

Meretz minister's partner to run for party chair

Matan Kahana seeks re-appointment as minister

Deputy Religious Services Minister seeks support from coalition members for his reappointment as minister.

Matan Kahana seeks re-appointment as minister

Zehava Galon: If I'm elected, I will discuss with Michaeli an alliance with Labor

Hours after announcing she will seek Meretz leadership, Zehava Galon says: I do not want people to vote for Meretz out of distress.

'If I'm elected, I will discuss an alliance with Labor'

Former Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On announces return to politics

Zehava Gal-On to run for Meretz leadership again after polls show party making it into the Knesset under her, but failing without her.

Former Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On announces return to politics

Minister Nachman Shai: Meretz is to the left of us, there won't be an alliance

Labor Minister: We see stability and continuity in the party, we at peace with ourselves.

'Meretz is to the left of us, there won't be an alliance'

Zehava Galon to announce return to politics

Former Meretz chairwoman expected to announce that she will run for the party leadership against Yair Golan.

Zehava Galon to announce return to politics

Meretz minister won't run in upcoming elections

Tamar Zandberg announces she will take a break from politics, following party head's decision not to run for top spot.

Meretz minister won't run in upcoming elections

Is former Meretz chairwoman planning a comeback?

Zehava Galon leaning towards a return to politics and running for Meretz leadership. A final decision will be made next week.

Is former Meretz chairwoman planning a comeback?

Meretz chief quits party leadership race

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz won't run for additional term as chairman of the Meretz party, leaving Yair Golan as the sole candidate.

Meretz chief quits party leadership race

Meretz leader: Biden visit must advance peace progress

"Prime Minister's conversation with Abbas testifies to possibility of change," says Horowitz.

Meretz leader: Biden visit must advance peace progress

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 minister quits politics, calls on party leader to step down

MK Esawi Frej says he will take a break from politics, calls on retired MK Zehava Galon to return and lead his party.

Meretz min. quits politics, calls on party leader to step down

Meretz Chairman: My party is not at fault for breakdown of government

'The ones who pushed for this are a number of Yamina MKs,' Health Min. Horowitz accuses.

My party is not at fault for breakdown of gov't

Meretz chairman: We're considering declaring Zoabi a 'rebel MK'

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz blasts MK Rinawie Zoabi and accuses her of Meretz's declining popularity in the polls.

'We're considering declaring Zoabi a rebel MK'

Meretz deserter presents demands for keeping coalition

Meretz MK Zoabi has presented a formal list of demands for leaving the coalition instead of threatening its stability.

Meretz deserter presents demands for keeping coalition

Meretz Minister: It's not over till it's over

Minister Esawi Frej criticizes MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi: She is unable to withstand the pressures.

'It's not over till it's over'

Meretz MK: 'Meretz and Labor have come to the end of their path'

Meretz's MK Esawi Frej says left-wing Knesset parties need to disband, form new social-democratic 'real Left' body.

Meretz MK: 'Meretz and Labor have come to the end of their path'

Meretz rebel infuriates party: I'm not backing down

"I'll vote against the government when the Judea & Samaria bill comes up next time," vows Rinawie Zoabi.

Meretz rebel infuriates party: I'm not backing down

Sa'ar: Meretz and Ra'am are not part of the coalition right now

Justice Minister vows to bring Judea and Samaria law for another vote after it was defeated yesterday.

Sa'ar: Meretz and Ra'am are not part of the coalition right now

Meretz MK fumes: Decision not to oppose 'flag bill' intended to bring down government

MK Mossi Raz slams bill to ban flying Palestinian Authority flags in Israeli-funded institutions.

Decision not to oppose 'flag bill' intended to bring down gov't

Rogue Meretz MK to rejoin coalition

Yair Lapid negotiates return of rogue Meretz MK to the coalition, offering her concessions in exchange.

Rogue Meretz MK to rejoin coalition

'The Israeli flag should be proudly flown everywhere'

Meretz ministers protest approval of Jerusalem Day Flag March in its usual route.

'The Israeli flag should be proudly flown everywhere'

Poll: Netanyahu bloc at 60 seats, Meretz out

New poll finds if elections were held today, Religious Zionism party would grow, Meretz wouldn't make it into the Knesset.

Poll: Netanyahu bloc at 60 seats, Meretz out

Government source: Crisis with rebel Meretz MK is over

Coalition expects to reach agreements with Meretz's Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, who resigned coalition earlier this week.

Crisis with rebel Meretz MK is over

Meretz MK in closed talks: I do not want to lead Israel to an election

MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi reportedly seeks achievements for Arab society in return for supporting the government.

'I do not want to lead Israel to an election'

Meretz MK: We will not topple the government

MK Mossi Raz acknowledges he was surprised by the decision of fellow Meretz member Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi to resign from the coalition.

'We will not topple the government'

Netanyahu knew Meretz MK was leaving coalition before Bennett

MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi's resignation gives the opposition an absolute majority.

Netanyahu knew Meretz MK was leaving coalition before Bennett

Meretz MK resigns from coalition, giving Opposition a majority

MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi announces plans to leave the Bennett government, resign appointment as consul-general to Shanghai.

Meretz MK resigns from coalition, giving Opposition a majority

Former coalition chair: Meretz's agenda is that we don't need a Jewish state

'When Secular Forum doesn't succeed by means of democracy, because it's a minority, it turns to the Supreme Court,' MK Idit Silman says.

Meretz's agenda is that we don't need a Jewish state

Meretz MK to Israel National News: Eliminating terrorists increases terrorism

MK Mossi Raz prefers the current government even though it is too right-wing for his liking.

'Eliminating terrorists increases terrorism'player

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

The Meretz MK who supports connecting Jewish settlements to electricity

'We are in favor of connecting everyone to electricity,' Meretz MK Ali Salalha says.

The Meretz MK who supports connecting settlements to electricity

Why would a Jew support payments to Arab terrorists?

An MK supporting financial rewards for terrorists and their families is not a matter of freedom of opinion. It crosses a line. Op-ed.

Why would a Jew support payments to Arab terrorists?

Meretz MK Yair Golan: You don't start a military campaign 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 minister: These terror attacks are against all of us

Regional Cooperation Minister Esawi Frej to i24NEWS: We will win this war.

'These terror attacks are against all of us'player

Deputy Minister Yair Golan: 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'

Jerusalem: New lobby to fight budgets for religious public

'Does it bother you when a secular preschool closes and a haredi preschool opens?' Ad run by Jerusalem municipal reps. advertises new lobby.

Jerusalem: New lobby to fight budgets for religious public

Meretz Minister: The Citizenship Law should not exist at all

Minister Esawi Frej: The Citizenship Law does not benefit the state and it should not exist.

'The Citizenship Law should not exist at all'

Meretz Minister acknowledges: Land in Sheikh Jarrah belonged to Jews

Minister Esawi Frej: There are 3 million Palestinians in the West Bank and 2.2 million residents in Gaza.

'Land in Sheikh Jarrah belonged to Jews'

New Meretz MK compared Bennett and Netanyahu to Nazis

Kati Piasecki, who will soon enter the Knesset, has made controversial statements in the past.

New Meretz MK compared Bennett, Netanyahu to Nazis