Saturday November 22nd 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Labor Party’

Yachimovich Supports US-Imposed Settlement

Yachimovich Supports US-Imposed Settlement

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Opposition Leader Shelly Yachimovich (Labor) upset her rivals for the Labor party chairmanship over the weekend when she set new preconditions for her party entering Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition. In an interview with Ha’aretz, she said that for Labor to join, there must be a United States [...]

US Behind Yachimovich Campaign

US Behind Yachimovich Campaign

by Eitam Abadi The Labor party's campaign for upcoming Knesset elections is being directed by prominent American political operative Stanley Greenberg, a close adviser to United States President Barack Obama inherited from former US President Bill Clinton. “It is an honor for me to work with Shelly Yachimovich and the Labor party in the [...]

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 [...]

Barak Breaks from Labor, Forms New Faction

Barak Breaks from Labor, Forms New Faction

by Eitam Abadi The Knesset House Committee on Monday approved a request by Defense Minister Ehud Barak to split from the Labor party and form a new faction called 'Independence' (Atzmaut). The split was approved with a majority of 11 parliamentarians voting in favor. Barak, who requires at least five of the thirteen Labor MKs to form a [...]