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Right-wing parties reunite

Late last night, party lists were finalised for the election for Israel’s 23rd Knesset, which will take place on March 2. In an update to...

Mergers, reshuffles ahead of tonight’s Israeli election deadline

In the lead-up to Israel’s March 2 election – its third in the past year following two successive failures to achieve a government coalition...

Europa Europa: Locked-in syndrome

“I see no indication at all that Corbyn recognises his responsibility for what’s happening, or indeed that he wants to do anything about it,” said Dame Louise Ellman, who resigned after serving as a Labour MP for 22 years.

AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro talks Israeli elections on ABC radio

AIJAC's Ahron Shapiro discussed the latest twists and turns in Israel's attempt to form a government. After two elections and months of negotiations, the...

The options for a ruling coalition

The final results of the Sept. 17 elections establish that no candidate or party has a straightforward path to forming a governing coalition of at least 61 lawmakers in the 120-member Knesset.

Insider’s guide to the Israeli elections

As Israelis head to the polls today (September 17) for the second time in five months, here’s a quick guide to follow activity in Israel’s various political parties since April’s election as well how they have framed their campaigns.

Netanyahu’s Quest for 61

It’s less than a month to Israel’s election, so maybe it’s time to play the game “How Binyamin Netanyahu Loses.” In July, he surpassed David Ben-Gurion to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. After September 17, it could be all over. Well, could it?

Ten wildcards which could decide the election

Elections are always unpredictable, and all the more so in Israel. As Golda Meir famously once quipped to American President Richard Nixon, “You are the president of 150 million Americans; I am the prime minister of six million prime ministers.” 

The Re-Election

Israeli politics has never felt so boring. A mere five months after electing their lawmakers, Israeli voters will be returning to the same polling stations where they will again face pretty much the same political candidates contesting the same political issues

Israel Election Watch

Final lists of parties and candidates must be submitted to the Israeli Elections Central Committee by Aug. 1, and discussions are ongoing about potential mergers.