By Mazal Mualem
Is International Women’s Day a Happy Day for Israel’s Women?
Crossposted from Haaretz. At 32, Likud’s Tzipi Hotovely is the youngest Knesset member; she was raised on religious Zionism. An attorney by profession, she takes part in right-wing ideological battles. But she also wears another hat as head of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women. In the run-up to International Women’s Day today,…
Netanyahu Tasked With Forming Next Government, Will Meet Sunday With Livni
Shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday accepted a mandate to form Israel’s next government, the Likud Chairman arranged to meet Kadima leader Tzipi Livni on Sunday for coalition talks. Livni told Netanyahu by phone that he was well aware of her position and there was nothing preventing them from meeting. Both rivals had laid claim…
Livni: Kadima Will Go Into Opposition
“Today the foundation was laid for an extreme right-wing government led by [Likud Chairman Benjamin] Netanyahu. This is not our way, and there is nothing for us in such a government,” Kadima leader Tzipi Livni told party members on Thursday, after 65 MKs announced their decision to support Netanyahu for the post of prime minister-designate….
Race Tightens as Israeli Election Approaches
Likud and Kadima are in a neck-and-neck race to be the next Knesset’s largest party, according to the latest Haaretz-Dialog poll. The poll, the last to be published before next Tuesday’s election, showed the gap between the two parties continuing to narrow: It is now down to only two seats in Likud’s favor. In contrast,…
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