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

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

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

Israel Political Brief October 26, 2012: Yisrael Beiteinu: Merger with Likud will not make Avigdor Lieberman Prime Minister

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Yisrael Beiteinu: Merger with Likud won’t make Lieberman PM

Source: JTA, 10-26-12

Yisrael Beiteinu has denied reports that party leader Avigdor Lieberman would become prime minister under a secret pact with Likud….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief October 25, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman to merge Likud & Yisrael Beiteinu party lists for election

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Netanyahu, Lieberman to merge party lists for election

Source: JTA, 10-25-12

The Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu parties will run in the upcoming Israeli elections on one list, ensuring that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forms the next government….READ MORE

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