Likud

Knesset Approves 33rd Government Of Israel

03/18/2013

Israel's Knesset approved the country's 33rd government.

The lawmakers approved the new government on Monday by a vote of 68 to 48, with four absent.

Flag flies over the Knesset.

Israeli Election Analysis: Bibi, Lapid And Bennet As The Nucleus

01/25/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

The final results of Tuesday's vote in Israel show that the big losers are not (as some would have it) the pollsters who had expected 32 seats to Likud-Beitenu, but Binyamin Netanyahu - the apparent winner and natural candidate for prime minister - and his team that gleaned 31 seats. Bibi's fall from 42 to 31 seats amazed almost as much as the dazzling rise of Yair Lapid from none to 19.

Republicans And Democrats, Israeli Style

01/10/2013

When Bill Clinton was President of the United States, many in Israel thought he would most fit to be their Prime Minister. In 2012 we watched the high involvement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Republican presidential campaign, and for a moment it looked like he would be a more suitable candidate than Mitt Romney.

Israel's Leadership Vacuum

12/18/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Israel’s political system is dragging the country ever closer to complete paralysis, leaving critical national issues unresolved and threatening fateful consequences.

Bibi Taking A Hard Right?

By merging with Lieberman, Netanyahu challenges left and casts lot with right.

11/01/2012
JTA

Tel Aviv — Political pundits have long debated who is the real Benjamin Netanyahu.

Bibi and Avigdor Lieberman

Olmert Takes On Netanyahu, Restive New York Audience

Former prime minister calls for caution on Iran and more respect for Obama at Jerusalem Post conference here.

04/30/2012
Editor And Publisher

There was a time when “Israeli politics stopped at the Mediterranean,” Danny Ayalon, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, told the large crowd Sunday morning at the first annual Jerusalem Post conference in New York.

Celebrate Israel In Its Entirety

04/26/2012
Special To The Jewish Week Online

For me, like for most Israelis, the two weeks between the end of Passover and Yom Haatzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day, are a time of year in which big concepts materialize in one’s daily life - our emergence as a people in the Exodus, the memory of the horrors of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, the remembrance, on Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day), of the Fallen, through the celebration of the founding of the State of Israel.

Knesset Hearings on J Street Up Ante in Debate About ‘Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace’ Lobby

03/15/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Is turnabout fair play when Israel examines the critics who would examine its actions?

Groups on the Jewish left expressed outrage last week after the Knesset subcommittee on public diplomacy voted to convene hearings on J Street, the Washington-based lobby that calls itself “pro-Israel, pro-peace.”

The hearing is set to take place next week, and J Street director Jeremy Ben-Ami and Davidi Gilo, an American Israeli who is a major funder of the group, have agreed to testify.

From Sharon To Shinui

01/31/2003
Associate Editor

On election night Israel was no longer the 51st state, but it was New York that became an Israeli district all its own.
American Friends of Likud welcomed Ariel Sharonís re-election with balloons, campaign posters and a victory address from the prime minister, even if the party was on the East Side of Manhattan. Well into Tuesday night, several hundred American Likudniks heard from commentators and politicians long distance via phone and television hookups, as a steady stream of Likud leaders, from Sharon to Benjamin Netanyahu to Ehud Olmert said hello to New York.

Confident Of A Comeback

01/13/2006
Staff Writer
The sudden illness of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a political giant whose acumen in recent years has eclipsed all other leaders, has given Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party a chance to emerge from the shadows. "It resurrects Likud," said Dr. Joseph Frager, an activist and Likud supporter. "It's clearly going to strengthen Likud." Frager and others interviewed here stressed that they wish Sharon a speedy recovery and never wanted for Likud to become a contender in the March 28 election this way.
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