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02 Jan
3:11

Netanyahu Re-elected as Leader of Likud Party

January 2, 2015 3:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was elected to another term as leader of the ruling Likud party ahead of a snap election, his group said Thursday.According to Ma’an News Agency, Netanyahu is seeking a third straight stint in office, and a fourth in total. He has been in power since […]

17 Feb
11:29

Right-wing Likud Party attempts to disqualify Arab Candidates from Upcoming Israeli Election

February 17, 2006 11:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Likud Party, in a petition submitted Friday to the Israeli elections board, is attempting to disqualify the United Arab List candidates from the March elections in Israel, saying that the Arab List supports establishing an Islamic state in Israel — a claim which Arab List leaders vehemently deny. Ahmed […]

20 Sep
7:56

Sharon says he will not leave Likud party

September 20, 2005 7:56 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, dismissed speculations regarding plans to leave the Likud party and form a new one if he loses the primary elections. “I will not leave the Likud party”, Sharon said, “In spite of those who want my resignation, I will remain”. The statements of Sharon came […]

16 Feb
4:28

Meretz Party Demands Investigation Into Likud Campaign Video

February 16, 2015 4:28 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Meretz Party in Israel demanded the Legal Counsel of the Israeli government to investigate a video issued by the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claiming the Israeli leftist parties would lead to ISIS ruling Jerusalem. Meretz said the video is a direct incitement against the left […]

28 Oct
8:09

Likud Members Form Israeli ‘Tea Party’

October 28, 2010 8:09 PM IMEMC News Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

On Sunday, the group will hold a rally at the Zionist Organization of America House in Tel Aviv, under the banner ‘Say No to Obama.’ Their objective is to push for the end of the peace process and protest for the settlement freeze.On Wednesday, Likud activists announced the creation of […]

02 Dec
3:12

Haaretz poll: `“Kadima party to gain 37 seats, Likud drops to 9`

December 2, 2005 3:12 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli online daily Haaretz conducted a poll on Tuesday, revealing that the Kadima party, formed by Sharon will harvest 37 seats at the Knesset, while the Likud party would get less that 10, the Labor party remained holding still at 26 seats. The results were published by Haaretz on […]

15 Apr
12:23

Adalah Calls for Criminal Probe into Likud’s Planting of Hidden Cameras in Israeli Polling Stations

Activists from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party wore some 1,200 hidden cameras at polling stations in Arab towns across the country during Israel’s national election on Tuesday. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter to senior Israeli legal officials on Thursday, […]

01 Jan
10:29

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

06 Mar
1:32

Likud Ad Draws Comparison Between Israeli Workers And Hamas Fighters

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the election headquarters of the Likud Party of Benjamin Netanyahu removed on Thursday at night a video ad that compared workers of the Israel’s Ports and Broadcasting Authority to Hamas fighters.The video was initially meant to show how the strict security measures, taken by […]

20 Feb
9:24

Shas Religious Jewish Party Tries To Appeal To Arab Voters In Upcoming Election

February 20, 2015 9:24 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Shas ultra-orthodox Jewish Party, headed by Aryeh Deri, started a campaign addressing the Arab citizens of Israel in an attempt to gain their votes in the upcoming general election, by using the fact that Arabs and Haredi Jews are largely marginalized in Israeli politics.The party is now carrying slogans […]

25 Mar
8:22

Israeli Labor Party Suggests Settlement Freeze

The Israeli Labor Party has presented a proposal to the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, providing the replacement of the fourth patch of Palestinian prisoners release with settlement freeze. Both MKs Ahilalk Bar and Omaeir Bar introduced the suggestionon on behalf of the party, demanding the imposition of settlement freeze during […]

03 Jan
6:06

Likud Officials Call On Government To “Annex C Area” In West Bank

Israeli sources reported that two senior officials of the Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, called on the government to “officially annex C area” of the occupied West Bank, where Israel’s major illegal settlement blocks and settlements are located, in order to officially regard the area as part […]

17 Oct
7:24

Fundamentalist MK To File Appeal Against Participation Of Arab Party In Elections

October 17, 2012 7:24 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Member of Knesset (MK) David Rotem, member of the fundamentalist Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) party, headed by Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, intends to file an appeal to the Central Elections Committee demanding it to prevent the National Democratic Assembly (Balad) Arab party from participating in the upcoming […]

08 May
11:36

Kadima To Join Coalition With Likud

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who also heads the Likud Party, has reached an agreement with Shaul Mofaz, head of the Kadima opposition party, to form a new national unity government.The move is intended to avoid the early election that according to news yesterday was likely to have been held […]

01 Feb
4:27

Netanyahu Wins Party Elections

February 1, 2012 4:27 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, won the Likud Party elections with 75% of the total votes. Party elections were held Tuesday, shortly after the Netanyahu led government approved further incentives for Israelis encouraging them to live in settlements in the occupied territories. His re-election to the party leadership was achieved […]

09 Nov
7:09

Likud Wants Tougher Restriction On Arab, Leftist Organizations

November 9, 2011 7:09 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Likud Party, headed by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, filed a draft for a new law that calls for enforcing more restrictions on foreign funding to Arab organizations and leftists groups in the country.Yet, drafts for extremist laws, limiting the freedom of Arabs in the country, sanctioning leftist Israeli […]

26 Jul
11:20

Likud MK Calls For More Settlements In the West Bank, Jerusalem, The Negev

Tzipi Hotovely, Israeli member of Knesset of the Likud party headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called on the Israeli government to escalate the construction and expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in occupied East Jerusalem and the occupied Negev. Her statements came during a meeting for […]

19 Jan
8:46

Barak Announced His New-Born Party, Independence

January 19, 2011 8:46 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

After publicly announcing his resignation from the Labor Party, Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, announced on Monday the birth of a new party, running under his command, called “Independence Party”. The Labor party, once strong and competing neck-to-neck, with large Israeli parties such as the Likud, suffered a sharp blow […]

17 Jan
8:49

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 […]

16 Dec
8:47

In A Letter Send To Turkish PM; Likud MK Says Israel Should Have Killed All Marmara Passengers

December 16, 2010 8:47 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported Wednesday that Israeli Member of Knesset of the Likud Party, Dani Dannon, sent a sarcastic letter to Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, telling him that Israeli soldiers should have killed all of the passengers of the Marmara Ship that was heading to Gaza to deliver humanitarian […]

29 Nov
11:08

Golan Leaders Disown Likud MK Ayyoub Qarra

November 29, 2010 11:08 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

During a meeting led by dozens of Druze figures in the occupied Golan Heights, social and religious leaders and residents declared that they disown Member of Knesset Ayyoub Qarra of the Likud Party, and that al-Qarra will not be welcomed or acknowledged by anyone.They said that al-Qarra is a collaborator […]

26 Jun
9:12

Likud Approves Resumption Of Settlement Activities

June 26, 2010 9:12 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Likud Party, headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, decided Thursday evening to resume settlement activities in the occupied territories directly after the declared settlement “freeze” expires on September 26.Some 2,500 senior Likud party leaders and members held a party convention on Thursday evening and issued a statement confirming […]

20 Jan
12:03

Likud Officials Head To Turkey To Discuss Shalit Deal

The Walla Hebrew Language Israeli Website, reported that Likud party members of Knesset, headed by Ayyoub Qarra, headed on Tuesday morning to Turkey to hold talks with Ankara officials on the efforts to secure a deal to release Gilad Shalit.Jewish religious leaders and officials of the Likud party of Israel’s […]

24 Dec
9:34

Six Kadima Legislators To Defect From Party

December 24, 2009 9:34 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Television, Channel 1, reported on Wednesday at night that six Knesset members of the Kdaima Party, headed opposition leader by Tzipi Livni, signed their initials on an agreement with Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to defect from Kadima and join government coalition. Netanyahu is currently the head of the […]

12 Dec
2:25

Likud MK: “Settlement Construction to Continue Regardless of Freeze”

December 12, 2009 2:25 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Minister of the Likud Party, Benny Begin, stated that constructions in Israeli settlements will resume regardless of the temporary settlement freeze decision, and added that the 10-month freeze of settlement activities will witness increasing the number of settlers by the thousands.Begin said that at least 10,000 Jewish settlers will […]

29 Nov
6:22

Likud Fundamentalists Protest Netanyahu, Obama

November 29, 2009 6:22 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Some 200 Likud party members protested on Saturday evening against the decision of Likud leader, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to temporarily freeze settlement activities in the occupied territories. They also protested the US President, Barack Obama, for ‘pressuring’ Israel into freeze settlement construction. The protest was led fundamental settler […]

05 Mar
1:42

Israeli Kadima party using ancient ‘Red Mosque’ in Safad as party headquarters

March 5, 2006 1:42 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

The Kadima ruling party has joined a long list of Israeli official and popular institutions that have taken mosques inside Israel, many left empty after the Palestinian population was expelled in 1948, and used them for other purposes. Mosques inside Israel have been used as nightclubs, political offices, even as […]

28 Jan
12:12

Israeli Kadima Party gains support in latest polls

January 28, 2006 12:12 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

In the latest poll of Israeli voters by Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the Kadima party appears set to win 44 mandates in March’s election.  34% of young people (18 – 35) polled supported Likud chariman Netanyahu, with a similar percentage supporting acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. This poll indicates a stronger […]

28 Jan
12:06

Israeli Kadima Party gains support in latest polls

January 28, 2006 12:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

In the latest poll of Israeli voters by Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the Kadima party appears set to win 44 mandates in March’s election.  34% of young people (18 – 35) polled supported Likud chariman Netanyahu, with a similar percentage supporting acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. This poll indicates a stronger […]

20 Jan
5:54

Poll: ‘Labor, Likud gain more seats as Kadima declines’

January 20, 2006 5:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli newspaper Haaretz and Israeli TV Channel 10 conducted, on Wednesday evening, a poll which revealed that the Labor Party in Israel is gaining seats at the expense of Kadima and Shinui. The poll was conducted by Professor Camil Fuchs of Tel Aviv University for the Dialog Company. It surveyed […]

14 Jan
4:07

Shalom quits the Israeli government, ends Likud presence

January 14, 2006 4:07 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Following a conciliatory meeting with Likud party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom resigned from the government Friday. Netanyahu had asked, on Thursday, Likud ministers to resign in protest to government policies and to prepare the party list for the Knesset.    Also, the Israel Radio reported that […]

12 Jan
4:40

Likud ministers expected to resign from government on Thursday

January 12, 2006 4:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Likud ministers are expected to submit their resignations from the coalition government on Thursday, Israeli V Channel 2 reported, on Wednesday. Channel Two reported that Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu had officially issued the resignation order.   Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that the resignation was planned to be carried out […]

03 Jan
3:33

Netanyahu says Likud ministers will resign Sunday

January 3, 2006 3:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Likud chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu announced, earlier on Tuesday, that the remaining four Likud ministers in the cabinet will resign from the government at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. Netanyahu has been working in order to convince all Likud ministers to resign from the government since his election as a […]

30 Dec
4:00

Israeli Poll: `“Likud up, Labor down`

According to the Mina Tzemach poll, published Friday morning by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the Likud party headed by Benjamin Netanyahu is narrowing the gap with Kadima part headed by Sharon, while the Labor party, headed by Peretz is dropping down. Sharon’s Kadima party maintains its stability while the […]

20 Dec
10:32

Netanyahu: `“I will clear out negative elements in Likud`

December 20, 2005 10:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The newly elected chairman of the Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Tuesday that will he will strive for unity among party ranks, and vowed to clear out what he described as the “negative and criminal elements which have penetrated the Likud”. Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that Netanyahu is […]

12 Dec
2:16

Mofaz joins Kadima party

December 12, 2005 2:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz, announced on Sunday that he is quitting the Likud and joining the Kadima party, which was formed recently by the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. Sharon said on Sunday that Mofaz informed him of his decision yesterday, adding that he “was pleased with this decision”. […]

08 Dec
4:09

Habegbi leaves the Likud

December 8, 2005 4:09 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Likud chairman, Tzachi Hanegbi, left the Likud party in order to join the Kadima party, which was formed by the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, who split from the Likud. Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that the departure of Habegbi has stunned several members of the Likud party and created […]

30 Nov
3:34

Shalom: `“I can save the Likud from its crisis`

November 30, 2005 3:34 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom, told the Israeli Radio on Wednesday morning that the Likud party is in crisis, and vowed to save it from its current situation and to “return it to its former glory”. Shalom also warned that the Benjamin Netanyahu, who is running for Likud leadership, and […]

27 Nov
9:38

Size of Sharon’s new party at the Knesset near Labor

November 27, 2005 9:38 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The new party of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, which he called (Kadima), has so far attracted 14 members of the Knesset from the Likud, in addition to one member of the One Nation party, and one Labor party member of the Knesset. Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported on […]

22 Nov
5:34

Shalom announces candidacy for Likud chairmanship

November 22, 2005 5:34 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom declared, on Tuesday, that he would compete for the Likud chairmanship and for Prime Minister, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. Shalom said at a press conference announcing his candidacy for the Likud, that he decided to contend for the Likud Chairmanship “and win” adding that […]

21 Nov
5:38

14 Likud Mk’s join Sharon

November 21, 2005 5:38 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

14 Likud members of Knesset joined Sharon, on Monday evening, and became members of his new party which he called “The National Responsibility”. Israeli political analysts said that he managed to recruit one-third of the Likud MK’s to his new party.   Sharon headed the first meeting of the National […]

18 Nov
12:35

Poll: `“Sharon in a new party can achieve 28 seats at the Knesset`

November 18, 2005 12:35 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

A survey commissioned by the Israeli Newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, revealed that if the elections are held now in Israel, Sharon can collect 28 seats at the Knesset if he form the new party. Yedioth Ahronoth reported that according to the poll, should Sharon decide to leave the ruling party, the […]

08 Nov
9:41

Sharon’s aides: `“Likud is splitting in two`

November 8, 2005 9:41 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Aides to the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, after his defeat in a Knesset vote by the opposition of “rebels” of his own Likud party, said that the Likud is now effectively split into two divisions; the first headed by Sharon while the second is led by Likud rebels. A […]

26 Sep
9:22

Likud votes in favor of Sharon

September 26, 2005 9:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The Likud Central Committee voted on Monday evening, in favor of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, by voting against holding early primaries for the Likud. Tzahi Hanegbi, Likud Central Committee Chairman, announced the results on Tuesday shortly after midnight, and declared that 1329 members supported early vote, while 1433 […]

25 Sep
4:58

Likud meets to discuss early vote

September 25, 2005 4:58 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Members of the Central Committee at the Likud party met on Sunday evening in Tel Aviv to discuss a proposal to advance the date of Likud leadership primaries. The committee will vote on this issue on Monday. The voting is considered as favoring Benjamin Netanyahu, Sharon’s rival.  Earlier on Sunday, […]

29 Aug
7:48

Mofaz to compete for Likud Primary if Sharon does not

August 29, 2005 7:48 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz considers running for the Likud Primaries if the Israeli Prime Minister, chair of the party Ariel Sharon resigns or decides not to run. Mofaz made his decision after consulting with many of his aides, who began raising funds for his campaign from businessmen and […]

25 Aug
7:33

Top aides to Sharon: `“Form a new party, and run the Knesset elections`

August 25, 2005 7:33 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Top aides of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, believe that he should quit the Likud party and form a new one to participate in the upcoming Knesset elections. Sharon recently held talks with his top aides and other Israeli figures political figures to discuss this issue.  Sharon’s advisors, who […]

10 Aug
9:01

Poll: Netanyahu gets 47%, Sharon 32%, in Likud leader race

Former Israeli Minister of Finance Benjamin Netanyahu would win over Prime Minister Ariel Sharon by a margin of 47 to 32 percent if primary elections for the Likud party leadership were held today, according to a poll of Likud members sponsored by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Israeli sources said public […]

09 Aug
1:59

Israeli committee cancels 45,000 application forms to Labor Party due to fraud

An Israeli investigating committee on Tuesday declared 45,000 applications to join the Labor Party invalid on the grounds of fraud. In a press conference at Labor’s headquarters in Tel Aviv, the party announced that the committee, headed by Judge Sarah Freesh, had checked all of the 91,000 new application forms and decided to […]

25 Jul
8:48

Sharon slams London Mayor, Likud rebels

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon slammed London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, for stating that members of the Likud and Hamas were “two sides of the same coin”, Sharon also slammed Likud rebels charging that they are attempting to topple his government. The statements of Sharon came while he was speaking to […]

21 Jul
5:46

London Mayor compares Likud to Hamas

London Mayor Ken Livingstone at a conferens said that Israel is responsible for “crimes against humanity” and compared the ruling Likud party to Hamas. ”The Likud and Hamas members are two sides of the same coin”, Mayor Livingstone said. “They need each other in order to attract support.”    He […]

01 Jun
12:49

400 Likud Supporters declare Defection to Labor

In a strange move, hundreds of former Likud supporters attend showed up at a rally at the Labor party headquarters in Tel Aviv n Tuesday.The rally was in support of the Histadrut’s (Labor Union) head and candidate for Labor Party chairman Amir Peretz. The 400 former Likud supporters signed forms […]

16 May
5:46

Peres: `“Labor party is still alive and growing`

Shimon Peres, the acting Labor party leader said on Sunday that his party reported recently 120.000 new members. The statements of Peres came during his speech at the party headquarters in Hatikva, in Tel Aviv.  ‘New candidates for the party membership handed sing-up form on Sunday’, the Israeli Ynetnews reported. […]

01 Apr
9:29

Poll: Likud would lose considerably in early elections

A Yodot Ahranot public opinion poll carried out on Friday shows that Likud party would lose considerably if elections are carried out this week.   The poll shows that Likud would drop from the currently held 40 Knesset seats to 33, Shinui would lose two of its 15 seats, Mifdal […]

29 Mar
10:39

Sharon meets Likud rebels

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met with Likud rebels on Tuesday in an attempt to avoid a rift within the party after the Knesset overwhelmingly rejected the referendum bill. Coalition chairman Gidon Sa’ar said Tuesday that the rebels will not leave the Likud, despite the deep divisions between them and […]

11 Mar
1:42

Disparate Sharon appeals to Likud wives to help muster budget support

Desperate Sharon appeals to Likud wives to use influence on spouses to vote in favor of the state budget in the Knesset. As the Knesset voting closes up, the list of demands for more money is piling up. Speaking to Likud wives at a gathering in Tel Aviv to mark […]

04 Mar
1:22

Likud approves a resolution urging referendum

The Likud Central Committee approved a resolution Thursday urging the party’s MKs to work for enacting legislation to allow a referendum on the disengagement plan. The resolution was passed with an overwhelming majority, but the meeting marked the lowest attendance, 800 out of the 3000 convention members only. The decision […]

02 Mar
1:53

Sharon agrees to let Likud vote on referendum proposal

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told Likud Central Committee chairman Tzachi Hanegbi on Tuesday that he would agree to let Likud members to work toward requiring a referendum on the disengagement plan. If a referendum is approved by the party’ central committee, it would not be legally binding to the […]

08 Feb
4:47

Extreme-right faction fails to win seats in Likud secretariat

February 8, 2005 4:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Likud secretariat election ended with a major failure for the far-right Jewish Leadership faction, as Moshe Feiglin’sm the main candidate failed to win representation, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday. However, majority of the candidates recommended by Agriculture minister Yisrael Katz have won place in the secretariat, the most important governing […]

07 Feb
7:03

Worries in Likud of Right-Wing take over

February 7, 2005 7:03 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Some Likud ministers said they are concerned that right-wingers might take over the party, ahead of Monday’s elections for members of the Likud secretariat, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. Minsiters Limor Livnat and Tzipi Livni, in a joint statement published on Sunday, voiced ‘concern about another step to accumulate […]

24 Jan
11:09

Petition to Expel `“Jewish Leadership Group` From Likud

January 24, 2005 11:09 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Likud party Director-General Arik Barami announced Monday that he intends to ask the party’s internal court to expel Moshe Feiglin and his movement, the Jewish Leadership group, from Likud.   The Jewish leadership group has distributed a manifesto, saying that nonviolent civil disobedience and refusal is the only way […]

13 Jan
4:30

Likud ` Shas coalition talks are progressing

January 13, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The ultra-orthodox Shas Party is considering joining the government in a coalition with Likud and Labor without receiving any ministerial portfolios, Israeli sources reported on Thursday. In exchange, Shas is demanding NIS 1 Billion to be added to the 2005 state budget for welfare and religious services, as well as […]

05 Jan
4:30

UTJ spiritual leader says party can join PM’s coalition

January 5, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

United Torah Judaism spiritual leader Rabbi Shalom Elyashiv decided Wednesday that the ultra-Orthodox party would join Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s new coalition. According to the rabbi decision, UTJ will join the cabinet for a trail period of three months without assuming any governmental position, if Sharon fulfills his promise […]

03 Jan
4:30

Sharon : Likud rebels, ‘Radical Rabbis’ May Foil Unity Cabinet

January 3, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told the New York Times on Monday that his own Likud party rebels together with ‘radical rabbis’ have applied pressure on an ultra-Orthodox party that could prevent the establishment of a unity government with Labor. It is the first time that Sharon expressed concerns over […]

21 Dec
2:41

Labor Approves Coalition Deal with Likud

December 21, 2004 2:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Labor Party Central Committee on Tuesday approved the coalition deal with the Likud Party. The coalition agreement is expected to be signed in few days. Labor central committee also discussed how the party will select its ministers for the new government. Knesset Passes Bill Allowing Labor to Join Cabinet […]

31 Oct
3:30

Cracks in Likud Rebel Camp

October 31, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Education Minister Limor Livnat is to meet with Sharon Sunday morning and is expected to withdraw her resignation ultimatum. Livnat together with Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in the ‘rebellion’ of Likud MKs prior to the Knesset vote on disengagement. Both issued a 14 day resignation ultimatum if […]

26 Oct
3:30

Likud is More Controversial than Disengagement

October 26, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The credit goes to people like Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that the Likud, an extreme right wing party, managed to dominate the center of the political life in Israel for so many years. A thorough look at the disengagement plan shows that it includes all the elements that the […]

26 Aug
3:30

Labor Blames Sharon, Likud for Failure of Coalition Talks

August 26, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

A compromise proposal mentioning hat coalition talks were “no longer continuing” and blaming Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the Likud, was passed in the Labor Bureau on Wednesday. The compromise ended a week long crisis after Party leader Shimon Peres refused to accept 10 labor MKs demand to dismantle […]

25 Aug
3:30

Labor Leaders Seeking a Compromise to Preserve Party Unity

August 25, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Labor party MK Benjamin Ben-Eliezer would try Wednesday morning to persuade party leader Shimon Peres to accept a compromise with Labor rebels to ensure party unity. Criticisms against Peres mounted after he refused to dismantle the coalition talks team and presented himself as the party candidate for the Prime […]

23 Aug
3:30

Likud MK Calls for Sharon-Netanyahu Rotation to Prevent a Likud Split

August 23, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Likud Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must run together in the next elections to prevent a split in the Likud. ‘The two must agree to run together as Nos. 1 and 2 with a rotation in the middle of […]

18 Aug
3:30

Likud Convention & Sharon’s Sour Options

In the past, Sharon stood on the Likud hardliners’ side opposing attempts by former Prime ministers to pass any compromise that includes any territorial compromises; today Sharon is expected to drink from the same bitter glass he, in the past, poured for others. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will present […]

17 Aug
3:30

Likud Officials Seeking a Compromise Ahead of Convention

August 17, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Some Likud officials are seeking a compromise that allows delegates in the Likud convention to support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, but setting conditions for a unity government with labor, Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Tuesday. “We must concentrate our efforts now in finding common ground that would allow an agreed-upon resolution,” […]

16 Aug
3:30

Likud’s Inner War Heated Ahead of Wednesday Convention

August 16, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon aids accused Sunday that Likud Rebels are only attempting to humiliate the prime minister, calling the Likud convention members not to support a proposal against including labor in the government. The Likud central committee will convene Wednesday in Tel-Aviv upon the request of Likud rebels, […]

11 Aug
3:30

Sharon Calls Likud Members to Oppose the Opposition

August 11, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Following the Likud’s internal court decision to convene the party central committee to discuss labor joining the cabinet, Israeli Prime minister Ariel Sharon began a campaign to convince delegates to oppose the call by Likud “rebels” for a vote on the issue. The Likud central committee, which is due to […]

06 Jun
3:30

Likud Compromise Reached; Shinui Ministers Walked Out

the dismissal of Ministers Avigdor Lieberman and Benjamin (Benny)IMEMC & Agencies, June 6, 2004 Despite a High Court proposal to defer the talks to Tuesday, after the dismissal of Ministers Avigdor Lieberman and Benjamin (Benny) Elon takes effect, the Israeli Cabinet began debating the revised disengagement plan Sunday afternoon. Their […]

03 Jun
3:30

Likud Key Ministers to meet with Livni for further discussions

plan to be held between Senior Likud ministers Benjamin Netanyahu,IMEMC Staff & Agencies, June 3, 2004 A meeting for further discussions on the compromised disengagement plan to be held between Senior Likud ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, Limor Livnat, and Silvan Shalom and Immigration Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni Thursday, on her compromise […]

03 Jun
3:30

Likud Key Ministers to meet with Livni for further discussions

A meeting for further discussions on the compromised disengagement plan to be held between Senior Likud ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, Limor Livnat, and Silvan Shalom and Immigration Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni Thursday, on her compromise proposal for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan. Israeli political sources said, Sharon needs to secure […]

02 Jun
3:30

Likud ministers to meet to discuss Livni’s compromise

held between the Likud Party ministers who oppose the Israeli PrimeIMEMC Staff & Agencies, June 2, 2004 Israeli Online newspaper Haaretz reported that a meeting will be held between the Likud Party ministers who oppose the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan and the Immigrants Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni […]

02 Jun
3:30

Likud ministers to meet to discuss Livni’s compromise

Israeli Online newspaper Haaretz reported that a meeting will be held between the Likud Party ministers who oppose the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan and the Immigrants Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni to discuss her proposed compromise plan. Livni’s proposal, which was welcomed by Sharon, suggests that the government […]

23 May
3:30

Efforts to Form a New Right Wing Russian Party

IMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 23, 2004Efforts to Form a New Right Wing Russian Party IMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 23, 2004 Israeli Likud Minister Natan Sharansky and National Union party Transportation Minister Avigdor Lieberman are working to form a new right wing Russian party. Lieberman called for forming such […]

30 Apr
3:30

Poll’s Indicate; Likud Members Likely to Turn Backs to Sharon

showed that 36% only of Likud voters would vote in favor of IsraeliGhassan Andoni, Saed Bannourah & Agencies, April 30, 2004 A poll conducted Thursday on behalf of Israeli newspaper Haaretz showed that 36% only of Likud voters would vote in favor of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan, […]

27 Apr
3:30

Independence Day Turned Into a Likud Political Debate

between supporters and opponents of disengagement. Knesset SpeakerIMEMC & Agencies, April 27, 2004 The Ceremony of Israeli Independence Day turned into a context between supporters and opponents of disengagement. Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) dedicated Monday the torch he lit at the ceremony to pioneer settlers, including those in the […]

16 Apr
3:30

Omri Sharon: If Likud vote Against, PM might resign

Thursday that if the disengagement plan is not approved in theIMEMC & Agencies, April 16, 2004 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s son, MK Omri Sharon, warned Thursday that if the disengagement plan is not approved in the upcoming Likud referendum, slated for May 2, his father might quit his post. […]

11 Apr
3:30

Likud Referendum on April 29

Likud referendum over the disengagement plan on April 29,IMEMc & Agencies, April 11, 2004 The Likud party’s central election committee decided Sunday to hold Likud referendum over the disengagement plan on April 29, immediately after Independence Day. According to governmental source, the cabinet will vote on the plan on Sunday, […]

10 Apr
3:30

Likud MK Petition Court against Referendum Timing

institution against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s request toIMEMC & Agencies, April 10, 2004 Likud MK Gilad Erdan on Friday petitioned the party’s judicial institution against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s request to hold the referendum on disengagement plan by the end of April. Sharon has formally asked the Likud […]

06 Apr
3:30

Likud War around Disengagement Already Started

plan will launch a lobbying campaign in favor and against it in anIMEMC & Agencies, April 6, 2004 Likud ministers and MKs who oppose and support the disengagement plan will launch a lobbying campaign in favor and against it in an attempt to influence the 200,000 Likud members. Industry and […]

31 Mar
3:30

Likud Convention Approves a Referendum on Gaza Withdrawal

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to hold a referendum in amongIMEMC & Agencies, March 31, 2004 The Likud convention approved, Tuesday evening the suggestion by the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to hold a referendum in among the Likud Part members on the unilateral disengagement plan intended by Sharon. The […]

21 Feb
4:30

Likud Conference to Convene Against the Will of PM

February 21, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Likud Conference will convene March 30th.IMEMC & Agencies, February 21, 2004 Israeli Internal Security Minister Tsahi Hanegbi confirmed that the Likud Conference will convene March 30th. Internal Likud party sources said that even with repeated attempts from the side of the Prime Minister Ariel Sharon supporters to postpone the meeting, […]

04 Feb
4:30

Sharon’s Plan Could End Likud’s Ruling Legacy

February 4, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

interview with Haaretz, declared his intentions to remove all JewishGhassan Andoni-IMEMC-Analysis, February 4, 2004 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon created uproar as he, in an interview with Haaretz, declared his intentions to remove all Jewish settlements out of the Gaza Strip within a period of one to two years. On […]

17 Oct
3:30

Likud to Lose Ground in Coming Local Elections

October 17, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

would lose ground in many of the large and medium size cities in theIMEMC Staff & Agencies, October 17, 2003 Surveys conducted by both Labor and Likud parties show that Likud would lose ground in many of the large and medium size cities in the municipal elections slated for October […]

23 Sep
3:30

Likud, Labor Leaders Agree That Sharon’s Comments Were not an

September 23, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Likud officials said Monday that they do not think that ArielInvitation to Labor to Join Government IMEMC & Agencies, September 23, 2003 13:02 Likud officials said Monday that they do not think that Ariel Sharon’s remarks at Shimon Peres’ birthday gala were a call for the Labor party to join […]

09 Jun
3:30

Addressing a stormy Likud convention on Sunday, Sharon: Most

“The people have spoken and brought us victory. They choseof the nation supports my peace efforts. Ghassan Andoni, IMEMC, June 9, 2003 “The people have spoken and brought us victory. They chose this path” Sharon told his party activists. Sharon told his party activists amid boos that at one point […]

27 May
12:56

Israeli Law Being Considered For All West Bank Settlements

The imposition of Israeli law on West Bank settlements became the winning card for a forming Israeli government, after the recent Knesset elections between Likud and other right-wing parties, the Palestinian Liberation Organization and National Bureau for Defending Land reported. The office explained, in a statement on Saturday, that settler […]

24 Apr
9:36

Army Injures 27 Palestinians, Including A New Born Baby, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the eastern area of Nablus city, after accompanying dozens of illegal colonialist settlers into Joseph’s Tomb, and fired at Palestinian protesters, wounding at least 27, including a new born baby. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus said its medics provided treatment […]

13 Apr
8:06

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Israel’s election resulted in a tie for seats in the Knesset, between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White alliance, the center-left party led by Benny Gantz. The likely outcome is a coalition government formed by Likud and other far-right parties, and a fifth term for Netanyahu, as […]

11 Apr
4:14

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Set to Serve Fifth Term As Prime Minister

April 11, 2019 4:14 AM Walid Falasha Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The polls for the 2019 Israeli elections closed on Wednesday evening with a very close finish between the two main candidates for Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Late Wednesday night, Gantz conceded to Netanyahu – although now the Likud bloc led by Netanyahu must form a government before […]

10 Apr
1:43

PCHR: “Hardest Choice for Detainees in the Israeli Prisons: “Hunger Strike Started”

On Monday, 08 April 2019, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement in the Israeli Prisons declared the start of a hunger strike after the negotiations failed and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused the detainees’ legitimate demands, which constitute the most basic legal rights guaranteed under international laws and standards. According to […]

03 Mar
5:27

Israel’s Termination of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron

by Belal Shobaki for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently discontinued the Temporary International Presence in Hebron, or TIPH, which had monitored human rights in the city for more than two decades. “We will not allow the continuation of an international force that acts against us,” Netanyahu said. In […]

Yehuda Glick (archive image from Al Ray)
28 Feb
5:43

Glick and Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of illegal Israeli settlers, headed by Member of the Knesset for the extremist Likud party, America-born rabbi Yehuda Glick, on Wednesday morning, broke into the courtyards of the al-Aqsa Mosque Compound via the Mughrabi (Moroccan) Gate.   Jerusalemite sources reported that Israeli military troops spread, in the early morning […]

27 Feb
3:47

War In Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books the last of which is “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.” While the blood of Palestinians is irrelevant in Netanyahu’s quest […]