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Weekly Roundup | Final Party Lists

Last week saw the deadline for parties to submit their candidacy and lists of candidates for the upcoming elections. 30 parties are running in the election. Labor-Gesher and Meretz announced a join run, the party still includes Yair Golan and the Democratic Choice party which was founded recently by former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Labor […]

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Weekly Roundup | January 12

Last week saw several parties meet to discuss potential mergers and joint lists. The deadline for parties to register their Knesset lists is this coming Wednesday – 15th January. Benny Gantz met with Amir Peretz as Labor-Gesher was seeking to join Blue and White for the upcoming election, Gantz has ruled out a merger with […]

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Weekly Roundup | January 5

Last week Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formally asked for immunity in all three of the cases he is charged with, the committee that would normally make the decision whether or not to grant the immunity currently does not exist as there is no permanent government. The Knesset itself will decide whether to grant immunity to […]

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Weekly Roundup | Likud Primary Results

Last week Likud held a leadership primary. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu beat Likud MK Gidon Sa’ar to remain the party’s leader and Prime Ministerial candidate in the third round of elections, Netanyahu received 72.5% of the vote while Gidon Sa’ar received 27.5%. After the results were announced Sa’ar thanked his supporters and voters and committed […]

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Weekly Roundup | Election Prep Round Three

Last week saw parties begin preparations for the next election, like in the second round of elections, the race is expected to start off slowly and pick up the pace in the last few weeks. Currently, parties are working on their lists and deciding on any changes. Parties select their lists differently depending on their […]

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Weekly Roundup | A Third Round Of Elections

Last week the Knesset failed to present a candidate for Prime Minister to the President triggering a third round of elections. The Knesset voted to hold the election on Monday, March 2nd. Election day is scheduled to be a day off (shabbaton) for workers however the business sector is lobbying for the day to be […]

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Weekly Roundup | December 8

Last week again saw little progress as MK’s tried to prevent another election. They have until 11.59 on Wednesday night to present a candidate to be tasked with forming the government. Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu once again met as have their negotiating teams. Likud has said that Netanyahu offered creative solutions to ensure that […]

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Weekly Roundup | December 1

Last week Benjamín Netanyahu agreed to hold a party leadership party primary in six weeks. This primary will take place after the Knessets mandate to appoint a Prime Ministerial candidate will expire.   Likud MK Gidon Sa’ar who plans on challenging Netanyahu in this primary called the Prime Minister out for not having the primary […]

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Weekly Roundup | November 24

Last week Benny Gantz returned the mandate to form a government to the President. The Knesset is now in a 21-day grace period where any MK can attempt to get the mandate by garnering the written support of the majority of MKs. The Attorney General announced that he is indicting Prime Minister  Benjamin Netanyahu for […]

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Weekly Roundup | November 17

Last week saw no progress in coalition negotiations, Benny Gantz has until Wednesday to form a government before the mandate is given to the Knesset. Likud and Blue and White continue to blame each other for the current political deadlock. Netanyahu has warned that Gantz is seeking to form a minority government supported by the […]