Saturday November 1st 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Amir Peretz’

New Bill Attempts to Enshrine Western Values

New Bill Attempts to Enshrine Western Values

by Sagit Levi The Ministerial Law Committee is expected to discuss a piece of legislation on Sunday that would define "exclusion of women" as a criminal act. The bill, proposed by Member of Knesset Yitzhak "Buji" Herzog (Labor), is being criticized by political analysts as an attempt to enshrine Western values and cultural norms in the state [...]

Yachimovich Takes Labor Primary, Reinvigorates Party

Yachimovich Takes Labor Primary, Reinvigorates Party

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Shelly Yachimovich, the newly-elected Labor party leader, said overnight Wednesday that "the time has come to rebuild the country with a spirit of justice, equality, responsibility for the people and social democracy." During a victory speech at the party's headquarters at Beit Berl Teachers' College in Kfar [...]

Leading Labor Candidates to Face Off in Second Round

Leading Labor Candidates to Face Off in Second Round

by Eitam Abadi The leadership race for Israel's Labor party is headed for a second round after none of theĀ candidates succeeded in achieving the necessary 40% of the votes for a decisive victory in Monday's party primaries. After 90% of the votes had been counted,Member of Knesset Shelly Yachimovich was leading with 32% of the votes, with [...]

WikiLeaks Exposes MK Herzog’s Bigotry

WikiLeaks Exposes MK Herzog’s Bigotry

by Sagit Levi According to a WikiLeaks cable released on Wednesday, Member of Knesset Yitzhak Herzog (Labor) called fellow Labor lawmaker and then-party head Amir Peretz an "inexperienced and aggressive Moroccan." The discriminatory remarks were allegedly make during a January 2006 meeting with United States diplomats. MK Herzog also told [...]

Barak’s New Faction Receives 4 Portfolios

Barak’s New Faction Receives 4 Portfolios

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Negotiations between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud-led coalition and Defense Minister Ehud Barak's splinter party from Labor have reportedly ended with Barak'sĀ  five-member Independence faction receiving four ministerial portfolios. According to most analysts, the Tuesday morning negotiations were mostly for [...]