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

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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 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

Israel Political Brief November 21, 2011: Avigdor Lieberman threatens to bring down government over West Bank outposts

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Lieberman threatens to bring down government over outposts

Source: JTA, 11-21-11

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened to bring down the Netanyahu government if it orders the demolition of two West Bank outposts.

Lieberman said Monday at a meeting of his Yisrael Beiteinu party that he would pull his party out of the government coalition, causing it to collapse, if the government goes ahead with the planned demolition of the Givat Assaf and Migron outposts. Both demolitions have been ordered by Israel’s Supreme Court.

Lieberman also threatened to bring down the government if the Cabinet decides to transfer withheld Palestinian tax money to the Palestinian Authority. The Security Cabinet on Sunday decided to continue to withhold about $100 million in tax payments collected on the Palestinians’ behalf.

The money was withheld originally after the Palestinians were accepted as full members of UNESCO, the United Nations scientific and cultural agency, and is continuing to be withheld over Fatah-Hamas unity talks.

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