Tzipi Livni

Herzog: I Won’t Join A National Unity Gov’t


Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog said he will lead the opposition rather than join a national unity government with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party.

On Election Day, Arab Vote In The Spotlight

'Arab voters are going to the polling stations in droves,' Bibi warns.

Staff Writer

With a close race predicted in Israel’s national elections today, and incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing defeat, the vote of Israeli Arabs is expected to play a crucial role in the final result.

Israelis line up to cast their vote in Ramle. Getty Images

Netanyahu: No Palestinian State On My Watch


Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview that as long as he is Israel’s prime minister, a Palestinian state will not be established.

The interview was published Monday on the Israeli news website NRG, a day before Israelis head to the polls, as Netanyahu attempts to shore up right-wing support.

Bibi's Scare Tactics

As polls show him falling further behind in the final days before elections for the 20th Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strategy is one of increasing desperation.  His theme " if you can't convince em, scare em" was strikingly clear in an interview in Friday's Jerusalem Post.

Israel's Election: Arabs Up, Meretz Out?

Jewish Week Online Columnist

When the Israeli elections are held on March 17, neither Prime Minister Netanyahu nor his chief opponent, Labor party chair Isaac Herzog, will be on the ballot. Israelis vote for lists of candidates running for office, not individuals. Some small parties create joint lists to ensure that they get the minimum number of votes necessary to make it into the Knesset.

Filmmaker Lilly Rivlin and activist Harold Shapiro sport the Meretz t-shirts, with actor Theo Bikel. Courtesy of Ralph Seliger

Adelson Early Winner In Israeli Elections

Casino billionaire and Bibi buddy Sheldon Adelson is an early winner in Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to call a snap election. 

By firing Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Netanyahu removed an outspoken opponent of some of his pet legislative goals. She blocked legislation that he supported codifying Israel's status as the Jewish nation state, and she supported a bill he wanted defeated because it would ban the free giveaway of newspapers.

U.S. Calls On Israel To Reverse Land Appropriation


Jerusalem — The United States called on Israel to cancel the government appropriation of West Bank land in the Etzion bloc, while Israeli ministers praised and panned the decision.

Palestinian Prisoners Hold Solidarity Hunger Strike On Nakba Day


Several hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israel went on a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners who have refused food for three weeks.

Livni: Radical settlers may prevent peace deal


Israel’s justice minister and chief negotiator with the Palestinians, Tzipi Livni, said the peace process may fail because of radical settlers.

Livni to J Street: Back Two States, Defend Israeli Army


Tzipi Livni, the top Israeli peace negotiator, made an impassioned case for peace with the Palestinians and for supporting Israel’s army in remarks to J Street’s national policy conference.

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