MK Michael Nudelman, formerly of Yisrael Beiteinu, is said to bring in the Russian immigrant vote.
Lily Galili is a Haaretz correspondent, analyst on Israeli society and an expert on immigration from the former Soviet Union, and its political, cultural and social impact on Israeli society.
Galili joined Haaretz in 1982 as a media correspondent. During the first Lebanon war, when she was the first woman reporter to enter Lebanon, Galili gained vast experience in covering both military and civil protest groups, a field of expertise that reflects all changes in Israeli social and political development. Over the years. she has extensively covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with a focus on personal stories, and the Arab citizens of Israel.
Galili is a Nieman Fellow from Harvard and a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, with a Master's Degree in communicaton.
She is currently working on a book on the 20 years of mass immigration to Israel from the former Soviet Union.
Arkadi Gaidamak said to make the decision following Ariel Sharon's quitting from the Likud.
While the Russian immigrants take a condescending view of Amir Peretz as chairman of the Labor Party, it is interesting that in surveys presenting his socioeconomic platform, more than 50 percent of respondents voiced support for it.
It will not be easy for Amir Peretz to win the support of Russian-speakers. His ethnic origin plays against him, his education arouses scorn and his socialist ideas don't gain him any points.
Visiting fence site, Hillary Clinton says Palestinian people have to change attitudes about terrorism.
Speaking at the Rabin memorial rally in TA, Labor's Peretz says 'path of Oslo' is Israel's hope and future.
Parliamentary lobbyists in Israel promoting ties with U.S. evangelical communities revel in the fact that their Christian friends have power, money − and a growing influence on life here.
The 'children of the candles,' who thought the three bullets changed their lives forever, promised themselves after the murder that they would change the world. A decade later, they are experiencing a painful sobriety.