Israel Musings July 24, 2013: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu promises referendum on any peace agreements

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu promises referendum on any peace agreements (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces that there will be a referendum for any peace deal with the Palestinians at the weekly cabinet meeting held this week at the the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, July 21, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his plans in a Knesset press conference on Monday, July 22, 2013 that any peace agreement with the Palestinians that would be reached would have to be approved by a referendum, with the public…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 28, 2013: Knesset Finance Committee approves VAT increase

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Knesset Finance Committee approves VAT increase

Source: Jerusalem Post, 5-28-13

The Knesset Finance Committee on Monday approved Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s plan to increase the value added tax to 18%, as committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi) announced plans to seek a differentiated VAT in order to make the tax….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 15, 2013: Labor’s Shelly Yachimovich meets Benjamin Netanyahu, says will remain in opposition

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Yachimovich meets Netanyahu, says will remain in opposition

Source: The Times of Israel, 2-15-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hosted Labor Party leader Shelly Yachimovich for coalition talks at his official residence, but Yachimovich reiterated her insistence that Labor would not join a Netanyahu government….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 25, 2013: Shelly Yacimovich’s magnificent failure

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Yacimovich’s magnificent failure

Source: Haaretz, 1-25-13

Yacimovich’s magnificent failure. Shelly Yacimovich’s campaign was saturated with serious strategic errors stemming from her personality – but she’d never admit it….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Shelly Yacimovich: The smell of revolution is in the air

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Yacimovich: The smell of revolution is in the air

Source: Jerusalem Post, 1-22-13

“The smell of revolution is in the air,” Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich said Tuesday in the final hours of Election Day….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 14, 2013: Elections 2013: In Israeli elections, PM Benjamin Netanyahu and right-wing coalition seen cruising to victory

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In Israeli elections, Netanyahu and right-wing coalition seen cruising to encore

Source: JTA, 1-14-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and its coalition partner, Yisrael Beiteinu, are all but certain to top the polls in next week’s Israeli elections, again consigning the once-dominant Labor Party to the political opposition….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 6, 2012: Elections 2013: Kadima crumbles, Labor emphasizes social issues and Likud still dominates

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Kadima crumbles, Labor emphasizes social issues and Likud still dominates

Source: JTA, 12-6-12

Ahead of Israeli elections on Jan. 22, the political opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become more fragmented, and the focus of Likud’s primary rival has been more on social issues than security….READ MORE 

Israel Political Brief November 29, 2012: Labor Party members go to polls for primary

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 Party members go to polls for primary

Source: JTA, 11-29-12

Members of Israel’s Labor Party are going to the polls to elect a party Knesset list….READ MORE

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