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  • Netanyahu, with team of rivals, puts together a government

    March 11, 2013 | 8:26 am

    He’s had to bite a few bullets to get there, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead Israel’s next government.

    Barring a last-minute surprise, Israel’s new governing coalition will be sworn in this week: a center-right grouping of Netanyahu’s right-wing...

  • Final Israeli vote: Jewish Home gains a seat to give right wing a majority

    January 24, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    The Jewish Home party gained one seat in the final results of Israeli voting, pushing the right-wing bloc to a majority in the 19th Knesset.

    Israel's Central Elections Committee released the final tally on Thursday for the elections held two days earlier after counting 217,000...

  • Plus a great undertaking: to reform the electoral system

    By Gidi Grinstein

    January 22, 2013 | 4:34 pm

    Here are a few thoughts (scroll down for my personal commitment) in the immediate aftermath of tonight’s election results per the exit polls (results may change over coming 24 hours. As you can see every MK can tilt the balance:

    -          Likud-Beitenu (Netanyahu) – 33...

  • Who is Yair Lapid? [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    January 22, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    Shmuel Rosner, Senior Political Editor of the Jewish Journal, speaks with Jewish Journal Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman about the results of the Jan. 23 Israeli election.

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  • On Election Day, Israel’s undecided voters face moment of truth

    January 22, 2013 | 8:36 am

    Israelis are almost never shy about offering their opinions, especially when it comes to politics.

    The problem is that this year, many of them aren’t sure what their opinions are.

    As Election Day approached, a large proportion of voters – 15 percent – remained undecided,...

  • The problem with Israel’s electoral system

    By Gidi Grinstein

    January 16, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Israel’s electoral system is the root cause of the disheartening polarization and superficiality on display in Israel’s current election season. Many wrongly point to the egos of our politicians as the underlying reason. In reality, powerful constitutional disincentives for...

  • Israeli left seeks to regain appeal with focus on economy

    January 16, 2013 | 8:31 am

    In decline since the peace it sought with the Palestinians unraveled into violence, Israel's Labor Party looks set to regain some lost ground in next week's election after waging an economy-focused campaign.

    Opinion polls forecast an easy victory for conservative Prime Minister...

  • Are Israelis already thinking about the next round? 11 short notes, 2 great graphs

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 6, 2013 | 8:49 am

    This is going to be short, as I'm sure you have no time for long election coverage, especially as we all know who's going to be the next PM.

    1.

    Don't waste too much of your time paying attention to a possible "united bloc" of the center-left. A. Because this is mostly spin...

  • Three notes on Israel’s themeless, excitement-free elections

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 18, 2012 | 6:40 am

    We must apologize for bombarding you with election-related news and views. Back in September-October it was all about the U.S. election, and now it's all about Israel's. Back to post-election normality around March.


    1. What are the elections about?

    Note this: We've had three...

  • 2013 election: The shameless vote

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 17, 2012 | 8:18 am

    No one ever accused former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni of any hint of corruption. She is a woman with as untainted a record for a politician as one can have. Nonetheless, you’d have to really stretch those muscles of ethical behavior to keep calling Livni a principled...

  • If it’s us vs them, it’s Bibi time

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 13, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    Mazal Tov! Today’s graph breaks a record. For the first time, the Likud- Right-Religious bloc touches the 70 mandates bar. (The exact estimates are 69.5 mandates and 50.5 mandates for the Right-Religious and the Center-Left blocs, respectively). And what’s more depressing for the...

  • The face of the Likud is the face of the Israeli public

    Menachem Lazar

    December 12, 2012 | 7:06 am

    The following is a guest blog by Menachem Lazar, the pollster for Panels Politics. Menachem is the man in charge of PP's Netanyahu Approval Index – an index that we now proudly (and gratefully) translate and include in our J Meter.  


    The drama that unfolded before viewers of...

  • Kadima crumbles, Labor emphasizes social issues and Likud still dominates

    December 6, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Two months ago, the strategy for victory was clear: To unseat Benjamin Netanyahu in elections on Jan. 22, Israel’s handful of center-left parties had to unite under one banner and choose a leader who could challenge the Israeli prime minister on issues of diplomacy and security.

    ...
  • Parties take form, but it’s still a right-religious landslide

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 7:21 am

    Today (Thursday) is D-day. It is the last day for Israelis parties to register if they are running in this election cycle. Unlike the U.S., in Israel the voters don’t register in advance. But the parties do, and by tomorrow they will no longer be able to do so. So lists have had to...

  • Livni taking seven Kadima members for her new party

    December 4, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Seven Kadima members are breaking away to join former party leader Tzipi Livni in her new Hatnuah party.

    The move was approved Monday night by the Knesset House Committee.

    The defectors will take with them to the new party more than $1 million in public election funding....

  • Tzipi Livni to run in upcoming Israeli elections at head of new party

    November 27, 2012 | 8:43 am

    Tzipi Livni has reentered Israeli politics at the head of a new left-of-center political party.

    Livni, former head of the Kadima Party, announced Monday that she would lead a new party called Hatnua, or The Movement.

    "I'm here to fight for Israel, not against anything. I'm here...

  • Four quick political comments on radicalism, elimination and resurrection

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 27, 2012 | 6:12 am

    1.

    So Tzipi Livni is back, as promised. She gave a good speech today, but has no list of candidates yet, and no real prospect of becoming prime minister. To see why, all you have to do is go back to our Israel Poll Trends that we updated yesterday. Prof Camil Fuchs explains that...

  • Craziest election developments of the week: Livni coming, Barak going

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 26, 2012 | 7:16 am

    This might be the craziest election cycle in the history of Israel. It is short, but not a week passes without shifts and changes in the political landscape – today, it was Defense Minister Ehud Barak resigning from his post to pursue new horizons. Barak is the cat with the seven...

  • Computer woes force Likud to extend hours in primary vote

    November 25, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Polls will remain open past midnight in Likud Party primary voting following computer malfunctions at several polling stations.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the chairman of the ruling Likud, made the announcement Sunday of the longer voting hours following malfunctions at...

  • Netanyahu is gaining (even before the Gaza op)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 19, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Our updated Israel Poll Trends tracker, aggregated and configured by Prof. Camil Fuchs, puts a possible Likud-right-religious political bloc (and possible coalition) at 69 mandates, compared to a center-left bloc that is at 51 mandates out of the 120 available in the Knesset. This...

  • Olmert: Likud an ‘extreme right-wing party’

    November 8, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Speaking at Columbia Law School, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the Likud an “extreme right-wing party” and suggested that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should have better relations with the White House.

    During his talk Wednesday night, Olmert went out of...

  • Poll predicts Kadima won’t make voting threshold

    November 2, 2012 | 9:17 am

    A new poll of Israeli voters indicated Kadima may not make Israel’s voting threshold of two percent in the upcoming elections.

    The poll, which the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot commissioned from the Mina Tzemach polling company and published on Friday, is based on the responses...

  • Netanyahu starts re-election bid with tough Iran talk

    October 15, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off his re-election campaign on Monday, saying Israel had new unspecified "capabilities" to act against Iran's nuclear threat, an issue he said he had placed at the heart of the global debate.

    In a combative speech to parliament,...

  • Report: Israeli politicians raise most campaign budgets abroad

    October 12, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    More than half of all donations made to Israeli politicians’ campaigns over the past two years came from overseas contributors.

    Donations to political campaigns by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during that period amounted to $311,000, with 96.8 percent coming from outside...

  • Ehud Olmert considers political comeback as early vote looms

    October 10, 2012 | 9:26 am

    Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has just received a slap-on-the-wrist sentence in a corruption case, is considering staging a political comeback in an election early next year, a former aide said on Wednesday.

    Such a move could shake up a race that opinion polls suggest...

  • Speaking of elections, how’s Bibi doing?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 2, 2012 | 11:53 am

    While Americans are worrying about the November election, Israelis might need to start worrying about their own February one: "If Benjamin Netanyahu is unable to convince members of his coalition to back his budget for the coming year, he will be forced to bring elections currently...

  • Netanyahu’s approval: Still sliding

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 22, 2012 | 11:02 am

    It has not been a good summer for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It began with something close to euphoria, as the coalition was broadened to include the Kadima Party and reach a near-record 94 ‎mandates. But the coalition did not exactly thrive: Kadima was forced out when...

  • Netanyahu’s approval rating: The decline continues

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 22, 2012 | 10:42 am

    It has not been a good summer for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It began with something close to euphoria, as the coalition was broadened to include the Kadima Party and reach a near-record 94 ‎mandates. But the coalition did not exactly thrive: Kadima was forced out when...

  • Poll trends: ‘Likud plus right bloc’ in decline over the draft

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 1, 2012 | 7:56 am

    Driving around Tel Aviv, one can see buses bearing the signs of the new ‎Kadima Party ad campaign. It’s not usual for a party to campaign when there’s ‎no election date in sight, but Kadima is indeed advertising. Its situation is so ‎bad, and its need for some gains so...

  • Netanyahu Approval tracker: The PM is in the negative zone

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 24, 2012 | 10:40 am

    With Israel’s political arena in turmoil, the Prime Minister is also suffering. For the first time since last fall, the Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval numbers are negative. For the first time since the release of soldier Gilad Shalit from captivity, more Israelis disprove of...

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