Tag Archives: Israeli election

Into the fray: Unilateral concessions: The latent agenda for the April elections.

Despite claims to the contrary, the Palestinian-Arabs, territory and the fate of the Jewish settlements will permeate the agenda of the April elections, lurking below and hovering above all other issues.    Almost inevitably, elections in Israel revolve—one way or another—around one issue…even when everyone insists they don’t. This is …

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From Israel: Yikes!

There is a profusion of events to report on, none of which is likely to be greeted as good news. So we’ll take it as it comes…. ~~~~~~~~~~ We can begin with news about the Israeli election, which has been set for April 9. The Knesset voted to dissolve itself …

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Who lost the Israeli election? The pre-election polls…

Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. The long awaited and much-anticipated Israeli elections took place on Tuesday with an outcome that was somewhat surprising for many. In the lead-up to the elections, practically every poll released had the Zionist Union (the …

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Palestinian Response to Israeli Election Results.

Palestinian Arabs are not joining in the celebrations, perhaps because no Jews were killed in the process? Israelis have spoken- they want more Bibi. Despite all the efforts of the liberal Israeli media, and regardless of President Obama’s whining about Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and the subsequent Israeli fear of …

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Arlene from Israel – With Gratitude and Gladness!

The Israeli election campaign just ended has been one hell of a dismal and ominous ride.  I knew that well enough, but it was only when near-final results were released, and I began to cry, that I realized how very frightened I had been.  For this nation that I love, …

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From the Desk of Dr Ron Weiser AM – Israeli Election

 The most amazing thing about the coming Israeli election is that with so much going on in the region and with so many internal issues needing attention, when it comes to policy issues this is a Seinfeld election – an election about nothing – a policy free zone. This leads …

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Arlene from Israel – Intolerable.

Sometimes the obtuseness of the world – the failure of decision-makers and commentators to grasp what’s really important about a situation – seems unbearable.  There is a shallowness – and where the decision-makers are concerned, a political self-centeredness – that is reprehensible. But of course, in some instances, this shallowness …

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Arlene from Israel – Not a Crisis.

  Editor’s note: Once again and excellent piece from Arlene Kushner. ~~~~~~~~~~ Mahmoud Abbas would certainly like us to think it is a crisis.  He wants us cringing in fear.  But he’s going to be disappointed on this score: On Wednesday, Abbas made a show of filling out membership forms …

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