Search Results for : Isaac Herzog

19 Jul

Herzog: Israeli Politicians Inciting Hatred, Racism

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog warned, recently, of “growing hatred and racism” being incited by right-wing politicians in the state of Israel. “We are on the verge of an uprising of hatred, racism, darkness and upcoming killings and assassination based on the overwhelming internal hatred here,” Herzog said during a […]

03 Feb

Herzog Presents ‘Separation Plan’ to Kerry

Leader of Israel’s opposition and head of the Zionist Union party, Isaac Herzog met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, on Wednesday, presenting him with his recent ‘separation plan’, and urging the US to “promote confidence building steps in the Middle East.”During the meeting in Rome, Herzog […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

03 Mar

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?

Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper Haaretz. He is also an editorial board member of Haaretz. Between 1978 and 1982 Levy served in the Shimon Peres office when Peres was the leader of the Labor Party. TRNN […]

09 Nov

Knesset Authorizes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters from Israel

A bill preventing supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel was authorized on Monday,  for its first reading in the Israeli parliament, according to Israeli media. Ma’an News Agency reports that, according to the Jerusalem Post, the interior committee of the  Israeli parliament (Knesset) approved […]

12 Jul

Knesset Approves Controversial NGO Law

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset has approved a controversial law forcing NGOs to declare the funds they receive from foreign state entities, with opposition saying the legislation will lead to the growth of “fascism.” The law was approved with 57 votes to 48 on Tuesday, according to Press TV/Al […]

15 Jan

Israel Summons Swedish Ambassador

The Israeli government has summoned Swedish ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström’s call for a probe into Israeli “extrajudicial executions” of Palestinians.According to Israeli news outlet Ynet News, on Wednesday this week, Mr. Nesser was urgently summoned to the offices of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign […]

24 Dec

Former Shin Bet Chief Backs ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 24, 2015 6:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency has publicly backed a group of former soldiers under fire for whistle blowing on alleged abuses by the Israeli army. Former Shin Bet head Major General Ami Ayalon and retired senior police official Elik Ron published an advert, in Haaretz, supporting […]

24 Oct

This Week in Palestine Week 43 2015

October 24, 2015 3:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for October 17, to the 23, 2015. This week 15 Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks targeting Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu launched this […]

06 Sep

Netanyahu: Israel Not To Be ‘Submerged’ by Syrian Refugees

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday, he would not allow Israel to be ‘submerged’ by refugees after calls for Israel to take in those fleeing Syria’s war.Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu also announced the start of construction of a fence along Israel’s border with Jordan, according […]

21 Jul

Israel, Iran and the Next War

The actual reasons behind Israel’s opposition to the Iran deal, and what they mean for the region.7/20/15 | Eli Aminov | Alternative Information Center The celebration of last week’s agreement with Iran in Vienna, Tehran and Washington inspired grief and sorrow amongst the Zionist leadership. Condemnation of the agreement, its […]

09 Jul

Netanyahu Coalition Loses Parliament Vote, First Time Ever

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition lost a parliamentary vote Wednesday for the first time since taking office with a knife-edge majority in May.The vote, on a technical issue regarding jurisdiction of state bailiffs, did not directly challenge the government’s survival but highlighted the challenge of governance with the […]

11 Mar

Israeli Elections: 6 Things You Should Know

The legislative elections will be held in Israel on March 17th. The voters will renew the 120 members of the Knesset, the unicameral parliament. Since the first elections in the country, held in 1949, no party has ever had the absolute majority of seats in parliament.Six things you should know […]

16 Feb

Netanyahu Campaign Ad Compares Leftist Victory To “ISIS Triumph” in Israel

February 16, 2015 1:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a video, as part of his campaign ads, showing a scenario in which a victory of leftists in Israel is a triumph for the so called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’ (ISIS), known by their Arabic acronym Da’esh. The […]

01 Dec

Netanyahu’s Popularity Drops, According to Recent Poll

December 1, 2014 5:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The latest poll of Israeli public opinion showed that the current Prime Minister’s popularity has dropped to 38%, compared with 77% towards the beginning of the recent aggression on the Gaza Strip, this past summer.According to the poll, conducted by the Hiwar Center for Haaretz Israeli newspaper and published Sunday […]

15 Sep

Israeli Intelligence Responds to Conscientous Objectors

September 15, 2014 5:58 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Veterans of the elite Israeli intelligence unit ‘8200’ rallied to its own defense, Sunday, following a recent public denunciation by 43 of their former fellow teammates.According to AFP, Unit 8200 carries out electronic communications monitoring and surveillance, similar to work performed by the US National Security Agency and GCHQ, of […]

30 Nov

Death Threats Continue Against Peace Now In Israel

November 30, 2011 2:01 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Peace Now Organisation reported that one of its activists recently received a death threat via text message as she was picking up her children from school. The incident is part of several attacks targeting Peace Now activists, homes and offices.Lee of Peace Now stated that the message reads […]

17 Jan

Barak To Split Party, Form A New Parliamentary Bloc

January 17, 2011 8:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, intends to quit the already weakened Labor Party to form a new parliamentary bloc that would run under his command.Israeli Paper, Yedioth Aharonoth, reported Monday that Barak, who heads the Labor party, along with four other Labor Knesset members, asked the House Committee of the […]

09 Nov

AFP: One in Four Israelis Living in Poverty, Mostly Arabs

November 9, 2010 10:47 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

One in every four Israelis lives below the poverty line due to economic misfortunes like layoff and payment reductions, AFP reported on Monday. The study ‘Poverty Indices and Social Gaps’, compiled by Israel’s Insurance Institute, reveals that 1.7 million of Israelis are considered to be poor. The overall figure includes […]

11 Oct

Israel To Require ‘loyalty Oath’ For Non-jews Seeking Citizenship

October 11, 2010 9:25 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Cabinet passed a law Sunday requiring all non-Jewish applicants for citizenship to take a ‘loyalty oath’ confirming their support for Israel’s ‘Jewish character’ as a state. A number of prominent lawmakers, including former candidate for Prime Minister, Tzipi Livni, have come out against the controversial law, saying that […]

17 Jul

Analysts: Three captured soldiers have become pawns in Israeli plan to tighten control in Mid-East

July 17, 2006 2:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s effort to free three captured soldiers (one in Gaza, two in Lebanon) has become a broad campaign to alter the strategic balance of the Middle East, reported Washington Post political analysts on Sunday, arguing that this is an enormous gamble for the new Israeli […]

24 Apr

The republic of Elad

On a Sunday, during the intermediate days of Pesach, Jerusalem was quite empty. Maybe the sudden rain kept the tourists away. In the city center, next to the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall, one could easily find a parking space, which is usually just about impossible. But to the east, in Silwan, […]

05 Apr

Labor, Kadima said to have decided on portfolios

April 5, 2006 6:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Source at the Israeli Labor Party reported on Tuesday that talks between the Labor party head Amir Peretz and Kadima head Ehud Olmert had reached an agreement on the new government portfolios. The source stated that Peretz would take the defense ministry, the portfolio of the education ministry will be […]

26 Nov

Israel: `“Political considerations are preventing the evacuation of illegal outposts`

Israel officially announced that there are “political considerations”, including the upcoming elections, which are barring the evacuation of illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank, including outposts installed on lands owned by Palestinians. Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported on Thursday that this official statement was made by the Israeli prosecution […]

26 Nov

Israel: `“Political considerations are preventing the evacuation of illegal outposts`

Israel officially announced that there are “political considerations”, including the upcoming elections, which are barring the evacuation of illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank, including outposts installed on lands owned by Palestinians. Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported on Thursday that this official statement was made by the Israeli prosecution […]

17 May

Every Minute Counts

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who visited the Nitzanim area with Housing Minister Isaac Herzog Tuesday, instructed various government officials to accelerate the work. ‘You must work immediately and quickly,’ Sharon said. ‘Every minute counts. Start working with all your strength.’ Meanwhile, Gush Katif settlers are demanding that the government […]

29 Apr

This Week in Palestine – April Week 4

Download MP3  (7.38 MB) | Listen to Real Audio   (08:03 sec) For the period of 22 – 28 April 2005 This week in Palestine – a service of the International Middle East Media Center, – for the week of Friday, April 22 to Thursday April 28, 2005. As Israelis celebrated […]

26 Apr

Plans to Expand Ma’aleh Adumim advanced

Contrary to Israeli housing minister Isaac Herzog’s assuraces, the Israeli Housing Ministry is continuing to work on expanding the West Bank settlement of Ma’alee Adumim towards Jerusalem. The labor housing minister has said that building in the area, dubbed E-1, is not included in the ministry’s plan for 2005. Herzog’s […]

09 Jan

Sharon Presented Coalition Deal to Knesset

January 9, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon submitted Sunday the coalition agreement joining the Likud, Labor and United Torah Judaism parties to the Knesset, Israel Radio reported. However, Likud rebels said that they will continue with efforts to scupper the new cabinet until the last minute. If the 13 Likud MK rebels […]

27 Nov

Omri Sharon, PA Officials to Meet in U.K.

November 27, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli MK Omri Sharon (Likud) will lead a group of Israeli officials in talks with PA officials set to take place in the U.K. next week, British newspaper the Telegraph Palestinian national security advisor Jibril Rajoub and Sharon will both take part in a ‘seminar’ in Oxford Shire County. According […]

17 Feb

More Money for Settlements

The Financial Committee of the Israeli Knesset, Monday, approved theMore Money for Settlements IMEMC Staff & Agencies The Financial Committee of the Israeli Knesset, Monday, approved the transfer of around 95 Million Shekels for settlements in East Jerusalem. 51M of the sum, which were supposed to be allocated for homeless […]

08 Dec

Sinn Fein Leader Banned from Visiting Gaza by Israel

December 8, 2014 2:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The Irish Journal, on Friday, reported that Israel has denied leading Irish politician Gerry Adams permission to enter Gaza. According to the PNN, Adams, president of the Catholic Sinn Fein party, is currently on a three-day tour of Israel and Palestine. He had reportedly been invited to visit Gaza by […]