Israel Political Brief December 25, 2012: Benjamin Netanyahu Launches Reelection Bid

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Netanyahu Launches Reelection Bid

Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, 12-25-12

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has officially launched his reelection campaign, saying he is the candidate best prepared to protect Israel from threats posed by the nuclear program of rival Iran….READ MORE

Israel Brief December 25, 2012: Haifa rabbinate forbids New Year’s Eve parties

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Haifa rabbinate forbids New Year’s Eve parties

Source: JTA, 12-25-12

The Haifa rabbinate has warned local hotels and event halls that they could lose their kashrut supervision if they hold New Year’s Eve parties on their premises….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 25, 2012: Jerusalem building committee approves 1,200 apartments in Gilo

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Jerusalem building committee approves 1,200 apartments in Gilo

Source: JTA, 12-25-12

A Jerusalem building committee has approved the construction of more than 1,200 apartments in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 25, 2012: New poll shows Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu losing altitude

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New poll shows Israel’s leader losing altitude

Source: AP, 12-25-12

Netanyahu Netanyahu, who appeared to be cruising to victory a few weeks ago, suddenly appears vulnerable as national elections approach.(Photo: Gali Tibbon, AP)

Story Highlights

  • Poll shows Netanyahu poised for an election victory but losing support
  • The poll shows a continued surge by the Jewish Home Party
  • Jewish Home Party leader, Naftali Bennett, stirred up a storm last week

A new poll shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu poised for an election victory but losing support to a rival who opposes Palestinian statehood.

The Dialog poll gave 35 of parliament’s 120 seats to Netanyahu’s Likud Beiteinu list, indicating he’ll head the next government after the Jan. 22 vote. That’s down from 39 in the previous Dialog survey….READ MORE

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