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  • Yossi Sarid, liberal Israeli politician and pundit, dies at 75

    December 4, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    Yossi Sarid, an Israeli commentator and former cabinet minister who was the country's most acid-tongued dove, died on Friday of a heart attack, aged 75, the broadcaster where he worked said.

    At Army Radio, Sarid used his morning show, "The Last Word", to rail eruditely against...

  • Sarah Silverman tweets support for Israel’s Meretz party

    March 11, 2015 | 10:58 am

    American comedian Sarah Silverman called on Israeli voters to cast their ballots for the left-wing Meretz party.

    Silverman tweeted her appeal early Wednesday.

    “ISRAEL! If you are a Meretz supporter you NEED to VOTE MARCH 17. Every vote counts. If you don’t vote, you can’t...

  • Israeli AG: Broadcasting Netanyahu’s speech to Congress not election propaganda

    February 11, 2015 | 11:35 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress can be broadcast in Israel without violating election propaganda laws, the country’s attorney general said.

    Yehuda Weinstein made the ruling on Wednesday when he rejected a petition filed by the left-wing Meretz party asking...

  • Knesset members join Women of the Wall at rosh chodesh services

    March 12, 2013 | 7:54 am

    Three female members of Knesset joined the Women of the Wall for their monthly prayer service at the Western Wall.

    No arrests were made during the prayer service Tuesday morning marking the new Jewish month of Nissan, the first time in at least a year that no arrests were made...

  • Meretz leader petitions court to force Lieberman resignation

    December 14, 2012 | 9:24 am

    The leader of Israel's Meretz Party petitioned the country’s Supreme Court to order the resignation of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman following his indictment on fraud.

    Liberman “seriously undermines the confidence of the public and his voters” by refusing to resign after his...

  • ‘Netanyahu should consider apologizing to Obama’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 4, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Nitzan Horowitz is a member of Knesset for the Meretz party. He joined the Knesset in 2009, after a two-decade career as a journalist. The first in a special series of conversations with Israeli politicians in the run-up to the elections in January. 

    What is the main topic or...

  • Netanyahu expected to win in elections unlikely to change Israel’s left-right balance

    October 10, 2012 | 9:15 am

    It wasn’t the call for early elections that was unusual about this week’s announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel will move up its next election to early 2013, from its scheduled slot in October 2013.

    After all, only a few governments have served a...

  • Rightist lawmaker sues against settlement boycott

    July 18, 2011 | 10:29 am

    A right-wing Israeli lawmaker has filed a complaint against the leftist Meretz Party for sponsoring a boycott against settlement products.

    Aryeh Eldad of the National Union Party filed a police complaint against Meretz, which on Sunday called for the labeling of products made in...