Tagged: Likud

Netanyahu’s ugly final pitch: Relying on fear-mongering to close the deal
Josh Ruebner, Salon

Netanyahu’s ugly final pitch: Relying on fear-mongering to close the deal

The once and future Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, did not realize that he was being secretly filmed in 2001 when he boasted to a family of Israeli settlers in the West Bank: “I stopped the Oslo Accords,” a series of agreements signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the 1990s that was supposed to have culminated in the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

on March 17, 2015
Palestinians in Israel vote en masse to end Netanyahu era
Ma'an News Agency/AFP

Palestinians in Israel vote en masse to end Netanyahu era

Palestinian Israelis formed long lines outside polling stations Tuesday as they turned out to cast their ballots hoping to end the six-year reign of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "This is the first time that I've seen so many people here to vote," said Ehab Hamam, 37, as he waited with some 50 people at a polling station in Haifa ."For the Arabs, voting in this election is saying to the right: We are here."

on March 17, 2015
Israel’s Election: Exit Polls Show Netanyahu’s Likud, Opposition In Tight Race
Krishnadev Calamur & Bill Chappell, NPR

Israel’s Election: Exit Polls Show Netanyahu’s Likud, Opposition In Tight Race

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party face challenges from the left and right in today's Israeli elections — in which approaches to a potential Palestinian state and the economy have emerged as top issues.

on March 17, 2015
Israel’s Netanyahu Emerges With Slight Edge After Tight Race
Josef Federman, Associated Press

Israel’s Netanyahu Emerges With Slight Edge After Tight Race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to fend off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamentary elections Tuesday, emerging from an acrimonious campaign in a slightly better position to form Israel's next government. But with the sides nearly evenly divided, a victory by Netanyahu's Likud Party still was not guaranteed.

on March 17, 2015
Diana Buttu on 2015 Israeli Elections
MSNBC

Diana Buttu on 2015 Israeli Elections

Diana Buttu on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes discussing the 2015 Israeli elections.

on March 17, 2015
Netanyahu declares victory in Israel but opposition won’t concede
Laura King, Los Angeles Times

Netanyahu declares victory in Israel but opposition won’t concede

Exit polls on Tuesday night suggested that Israel’s divisive and hard-fought election campaign had resulted in a virtual tie between the two main competitors. That could open the way for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to remain in office, and deal a potentially serious blow to hopes for Palestinian statehood.

on March 17, 2015
Netanyahu Campaign Ad Bashes White House Days Before Congressional Visit
Tina Nguyen, Mediaite

Netanyahu Campaign Ad Bashes White House Days Before Congressional Visit

In anticipation of Benjamin Netanyahu‘s controversial speech before Congress next week — a speech conveniently timed around the upcoming elections in Israel — the Prime Minister’s campaign used this opportunity to bash the White House, which was blindsided by Netanyahu’s speech before Congress.

on February 23, 2015
Israel’s Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure
Krishnadev Calamur, NPR

Israel’s Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

Israel's Cabinet approved a draft law on Sunday that defines the country as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." The move has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also some members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government.

on November 24, 2014
How Likud became the Almightly’s contractor at the Temple Mount
Tomer Persico, +972 Magazine

How Likud became the Almightly’s contractor at the Temple Mount

The attempted assassination of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, to whom I wish a speedy recovery, comes at the height of a growing trend among the Israeli public. It is a trend that finds clear expression amongst the ruling Likud party, and one that Glick was a leading advocate of. In recent years the Temple Mount movements have acted intensively to increase the number of visits by Jews, while concurrently raising awareness about the situation at the Mount.

on November 4, 2014
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