Israel Musings January 11, 2013: Polls show Israelis are skeptical of a peace deal and Kerry but trust Netanyahu

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Polls show Israelis are skeptical of a peace deal and Kerry but trust Netanyahu

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Four polls were released this past week in Israel demonstrate how unpopular the Israeli-Palestinians peace talks and United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s involvement is to the Israeli public. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2014….READ MORE
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Israel Political Brief February 6, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu stronger after elections

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Netanyahu stronger after elections

Source: Ynetnews, 2-6-13

Despite the fact that the leftist-liberal media in Israel and the world were salivating over a “weakened” and “rebuked” Netanyahu, in reality he will remain Israel’s prime minister and will lead a right-tilted government….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 11, 2013: Elections 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu maintains comfortable lead in pre-election polls

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Netanyahu maintains comfortable lead in pre-election polls

Source: JTA, 1-11-13

Three Israeli election polls predicted a comfortable victory for Israel’s Likud Beiteinu party in upcoming elections….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 8, 2013: Elections 2013: For PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Being Favored to Win Carries Its Own Risks

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

For Netanyahu, Being Favored to Win Carries Its Own Risks

Source: NYT, 1-8-13

The presumption that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will win another term has led many of his supporters to flirt with smaller parties that cater to special interests….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 30, 2012: Early elections likely for Israel

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Early elections likely for Israel

Source: JTA, 4-30-12

Israeli elections are likely to come a year earlier than scheduled.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has asked his advisers to look into holding new national elections in August or September, according to Ynet. October, right after the High Holidays, also is a possibility, according to reports.

There has been no official announcement of early elections.

The reasons for early elections include Netanyahu’s desire to consolidate his position ahead of U.S. elections in November, as well as the looming coalition crisis over the Tal Law, which gives military deferments for full-time yeshiva students.

Polls have shown that Netanyahu’s Likud Party would gain more seats in early elections.

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