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Will U.S. Jewish Groups Pivot Left If Herzog Wins?

With Labor leader doing well in the polls, mainstream organizations may have to reassess messaging.

12/17/2014
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Washington — Come early next year, there might be yet another world capital that opposes Israeli settlement expansion and sees Benjamin Netanyahu as principally responsible for Israel’s isolation: Jerusalem.

The possible election of Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog. Getty Images

British Parliament Passes Nonbinding Motion Recognizing Palestine

10/14/2014
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The British Parliament overwhelmingly voted for a nonbinding motion to recognize the state of Palestine.

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.

Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wilf?

Forget the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Turns out a Knesset member merits her own special boycott — not because she’s Israeli, but because she’s intermarried.

Ehud Barak Splits From Labor Party to Form New Movement

01/17/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has split from the Labor party, which he serves as chairman, to form a new party.

Four other Labor lawmakers joined Barak on Monday: Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon; Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai; Deputy Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Orit Noked; and freshman Knesset member Einat Wilf.

The new party is expected to be called Atzmaut, or Independence. "We are creating a faction, a movement and eventually a party that will be centrist, Zionist and democratic," Barak told reporters Monday.

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