Analysis One of Israel's Most Effective Politicians Just Quit, Proving Labor's at the End of the Road
In an extraordinary moment of honesty, Shelly Yacimovich admits the fire within the party has been extinguished, giving her no reason to stay
State Prosecutor's Office says will indict Shimon Battat for accepting and not reporting a 40,000 shekel donation from a private company to fund a smear campaign
Runoff candidates Amir Peretz and Avi Gabbay are both big in the country’s outskirts, where the party is hemorrhaging. The kingmaker might be ex-Labor chief Shelly Yacimovich, who's likely to back Gabbay
When ultra-Orthodox women are systematically excluded from power centers, the lawmaker turns a blind eye.
The left-wing faction keeps on finding ever more imaginative ways of shooting itself in the foot.
From declarations of loyalty to the army and judicial system to demonstrations of sympathy and support for the now-convicted soldier and his family, Israeli politicians exhibited signs of schizophrenia these past nine months.
Channel 2 says police found no sound evidence for prosecuting Zionist Union leader for receiving illegal campaign donations; AG to make final decision in case.
'The enemy of our enemy could be our partner,' says MK Erel Margalit, whose plan is based on common interests between Israel and regional states.
She said an 'artificial extension' of Herzog's term was unconstitutional and undemocratic, and that it would mean the party would face an extended 'destructive' primary campaign at the height of the public's 'crisis of confidence' with it.
Party leader Arye Dery slams appointee, Netanyahu aide Rami Sadan, for 'despicable' anti-Mizrahi comments, reported in Haaretz. Sadan tries damage control as Channel 10 launches inquiry.
Labor lawmaker uses gruesome metaphor to describe what would happen if her party joined the coalition based on the prime minister and defense minister's 'words of peace.'
MK Yacimovich accuses the prime minister of exploiting the incident for incitement.
Former Labor head MK Shelly Yacimovich boycotts party's first meeting since talks to join governing coalition collapsed, saying Herzog 'continues to lash out at members of his party.'
Moshe Ya'alon has been dumped, Avigdor Lieberman won the lottery, the best-laid plans of Herzog and some of his fellow Zionist Union members exploded in their faces, to the delight of their detractors – and Benjamin Netanyahu has achieved his principal goal: staying on top.
Mutual recriminations between Labor leaders over breakdown of coalition talks and Yisrael Beiteinu joining government.
In a blistering attack, the Zionist Union leader says his predecessor as Labor Party chief 'will bear responsibility for the appointment of Lieberman as defense minister.'
Shelly Yacimovich slams Zionist Union faction head Isaac Herzog for 'journey of humiliation' en route to entering the coalition.
How did Issac Herzog become such a political rag? How does he suddenly not care what hundreds of thousands of his voters think of him?
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Erel Margalit sees himself as the anti-Herzog: rude, crude and 'man enough' to take on Netanyahu.
How much time does Netanyahu spend at the Knesset? Data analysts in Tel Aviv have analysed the allocation of government funds to outside groups, voting trends and other information, and are presenting it to the public in a language they can understand.
However, warm public shows of support have not come from Tzipi Livni, his partner in creating Zionist Union, or Meretz leader Zehava Galon.
The Zionist Union leader’s standing — not great to begin with — has eroded further thanks to a police probe and his underhanded party rival Shelly Yacimovich.
While awaiting a decision by the attorney general as to whether the current police examination against him will morph into a full-fledged investigation, Labor leader Isaac Herzog is being buffeted by slings and arrows from two main directions.
Shelly Yacimovich and Amir Peretz see themselves as potential replacements for the Labor Party leader, but not necessarily just yet. The current situation, in which Herzog is bleeding and neutralized, is ideal for them.
'Something extremely dangerous is threatening Israeli society. The fight for the rule of law and Israeli democracy is fundamental,' says opposition lawmaker.
Secular people, liberals, leftists and just ordinary folks who don’t want to live in a country that will establish reeducation camps need a fearless leader.
The entry of a new member and the comeback of a veteran one are expected to shift alliances in the unruly Labor Party.
Yacimovich brands a government official a traitor for not backing his boss, then attacks her own leader for his policies. And that’s only the start of her hypocrisy.