Israel Political Brief September 1, 2013: Finance Minister Yair Lapid Adds Reform Judaism to ‘Jewish Identity’

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Lapid Adds Reform Judaism to ‘Jewish Identity’

Source: Arutz Sheva, 9-1-13

There was a heated debate in Cabinet on Sunday morning as Finance Minister Yair Lapid surprised the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party with a new demand: Include the Reform and Conservative Jewish movements in a government initiative for “Jewish Identity”….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief February 26, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party close to coalition deal with Jewish Home / Habayit Hayehudi Party

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Likud close to coalition deal with Jewish Home

Source: JTA, 2-26-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party said it was close to a coalition agreement with the Jewish Home party….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 24, 2013: Elections 2013: Final Israeli vote: Jewish Home gains a seat to give right wing a majority with 61 Seats

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Final Israeli vote: Jewish Home gains a seat to give right wing a majority

Source: JTA, 1-24-13

The Jewish Home party gained one seat in the final results of Israeli voting, pushing the right-wing bloc to a majority in the 19th Knesset….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 23, 2013: Elections 2013: Right bloc slips to exactly half of Israeli vote

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Right bloc slips to exactly half of Israeli vote

Source: JTA, 1-24-13

Israel’s final election results showed the right wing with exactly half of the Knesset’s 120 seats, down five from its current number….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Likud leads, but rise of Yesh Atid, Jewish Home bode bumpy road ahead for PM Benjamin Netanyahu

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Likud leads, but rise of Yesh Atid, Jewish Home bode bumpy road ahead for Netanyahu

Source: JTA, 1-22-13

The prime minister’s list fell to 31 seats in the voting from its current representation of 42, while the biggest election surprise was the ascendance of Yair Lapid’s centrist Yesh Atid party, which won 18 seats….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 28, 2012: Rightest Jewish Home Party Replaces Religious Shas from 3rd Place in polls

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Jewish Home bumps Shas from 3rd slot in polls

Source: JTA, 12-28-12

The rightist Jewish Home party replaced the religious Shas movement as Israel’s third most popular party in two election polls. 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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