Israel Musings August 1, 2013: Israeli Knesset passes first reading of controversial governance bill

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Israeli Knesset passes first reading of controversial governance bill

By Bonnie K. Goodman

During a busy last day before their summer recess on July 31, 2013, Israel’s Knesset passed the first reading of the controversial Governance Bill, which most notably will raise the electoral threshold from two percent to four percent…READ MORE

Israel Musings August 1, 2013: Israeli Knesset passes first reading of referendum bill key to peace deal

ISRAEL MUSINGS

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Israeli Knesset passes first reading of referendum bill key to peace deal (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Wanting to finish their summer legislative agenda Israel’s Knesset worked into the morning of August 1, 2013 to pass the first reading of the referendum bill. The debate over the bill became heated between Jewish and Arab members…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 1, 2013: Poll: Slight Boost for Likud, Bayit Yehudi

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

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Poll: Slight Boost for Likud, Bayit Yehudi

 
Likud, Bayit Yehudi enjoy slight boost in popularity following Israel-PA talks – even as most say Abbas doesn’t want peace.
 

Likud members

Likud members
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A poll taken following the resumption of diplomatic talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority has found that the Likud-Beytenu party is enjoying a slight boost in popularity – despite the fact that most Likud supporters say PA Chairman Abbas does not truly want peace.

If elections were held today, Likud Beytenu would receive 33 seats instead of its current 31, according to the survey, which was conducted by Rafi Smith on behalf of Globes….READ MORE

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