Category Archives: Israeli Politics

DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD: THE TWENTY-SIX PARTY LIST FOR ISRAELI PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ARE IN………

THE TWENTY-SIX PARTY LISTS ARE IN Manfred Gerstenfeld On Thursday, January 29th, the first phase of the election campaign ended. The 26 parties participating in the elections for the 20th Knesset handed in their list of candidates to the Central … Continue reading

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD’S ‘THIS WEEK’ ON ISRAELI ELECTIONS…….

THIS WEEK: LISTS OF CANDIDATES ARE FINALIZED Manfred Gerstenfeld January 29 is the deadline for parties to submit their list of candidates to the Central Elections Committee. Some additional parties published their list this past week. The extreme left-wing Meretz … Continue reading

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD ON ISRAELI ELECTIONS: MOST CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED…….

 Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld’s weekly article on the Israeli election campaign. ISRAELI ELECTIONS: MOST CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED Manfred Gerstenfeld Most of the candidates for the elections to the 20th Knesset are now known. The Labor primaries, held on Tuesday, January 13, resulted in … Continue reading

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CLAIM: ISRAEL SHUNNED TALKS WITH RADICAL, IRRATIONAL AND UNFRIENDLY SWEDEN……

Heh……. Did Israel shun talks with ‘unfriendly’ Sweden? Israel’s capital, Jerusalem in the snow. Photo: Sebastian Scheiner/TT Published: 15 Jan 2015 08:00 GMT+01:00 Sweden’s Foreign Minister cancelled a trip to Israel last week because no Israeli official was willing to … Continue reading

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD: STORMY WEATHER UNSEATS ISRAELI ELECTIONS………

Stormy Weather Puts Elections in Second Place Manfred Gerstenfeld The stormy weather and the substantial preparations that were made to avoid a repeat of last year’s power outages and other such difficulties caused election activities to progress slowly over the … Continue reading

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DR. MANFRED GERSTENFELD: NETANYAHU EASILY WINS LIKUD PRIMARIES…….

NETANYAHU EASILY WINS LIKUD PRIMARIES Manfred Gerstenfeld Most of the attention in the election campaign in the past week was focused on the Likud primaries, which took place on Wednesday, January 1st. Out of Likud’s over 96 000 members, about … Continue reading

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD’S LATEST ON ISRAELI ELECTIONS: DOZENS OF ARRESTS ARE LATEST MAIN EVENT…….

Here is Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld’s latest article on the Israeli elections, published here with the author’s consent. Dozens of Arrests are Main Event of the Election Week Manfred Gerstenfeld Last Wednesday, the police detained for questioning dozens of public officials on … Continue reading

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD ON ISRAELI ELECTIONS: POLITICS OVERSHADOW ELECTIONS……

POLITICS OVERSHADOW ELECTIONS Manfred Gerstenfeld This week Jordan presented the UN Security Council with a Palestinian draft resolution which set out the terms for a final peace accord with Israel. The resolution put forward a twelve-month deadline for negotiations and … Continue reading

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD ON ISRAELI ELECTION POLITICS: BIBI, LIVNI AND HERZOG THIS WEEK’S WINNERS…….

 This is Dr.Gerstenfeld’s newest article on the upcoming elections in Israel. NETANYAHU, LIVNI, AND HERZOG: WINNERS OF THE WEEK Manfred Gerstenfeld The definitive decision to dissolve the 19th Knesset was taken on the 8th of December by a vote of … Continue reading

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DR.MANFRED GERSTENFELD ON UPCOMING ISRAELI ELECTIONS…….

THE FIRST DAYS OF ISRAEL’S ELECTION CAMPAIGN Manfred Gerstenfeld On December 2nd, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu fired Finance Minister Yair Lapid, the leader of the Yesh Atid (“There is a future”) party, and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, leader of Hatnuah … Continue reading

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THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BEING, KAHANE WAS RIGHT…….

  Doris Wise Montrose via Steven Plaut: October 24 at 6:17pm · Steven Plaut: Back when the KACH party of Meir Kahane sat in the Knesset, the Israeli political establishment passed a special law outlawing the party while declaring it … Continue reading

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ARAB KNESSET MEMBERS’ ANTI-ISRAEL RHETORIC (IN FINLAND)…….

  The following op-ed by Sanna Haikala-Reyes was published by the JPost, in today’s edition of the paper. Arab Knesset members’ anti-Israel rhetoric “Please give us apartheid!” – Arab Member of Knesset speaking in Finland. Wide view of the Knesset. … Continue reading

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DENNIS MITZNER INTERVIEWS ISRALEI MK MOSHE FEIGLIN…….

  In order to support, defend, and (above all) maintain a free and independent state, based upon the civil society with economic and social liberty, you must first be willing to defend it from all hostile foes, foreign and domestic. It … Continue reading

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ISRAELI MK FEIGLIN HAS IT RIGHT: ”MISPLACED PITY ON THE ENEMY THAT ENDANGERS OUR SOLDIERS MUST END”…….

  Warning your enemy is no way to fight a war. There will be civilian casualties, but that is the fault, solely the fault, of the side responsible for beginning the hostilities. Any attack on military installations/enemy positions that results … Continue reading

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WRONG MAN DISMISSED FROM ISRAELI CABINET. ……

  The right guy to lead Israel has been dismissed. Ex-Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon Senior Likud official Danny Danon has been dismissed from the cabinet by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as deputy defense minister, sources said Tuesday night. The … Continue reading

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DUTCH UN DIPLOMAT MAY BE EXPELLED BY ISRAEL FOR ASSISTING HAMAS…….

  Well Obama has done as much, can we expel him as well? Israel may expel Dutch UN diplomat accused of assisting Hamas The Dutch diplomat Robert Serry may be declared persona non grata in Israel. He serves as the … Continue reading

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MARTIN SHERMAN: LIKUD IS NOTHING MORE THAN LIMO DRIVERS FOR THE LEFT…….

  In other words, for my US readership, the Likud leadership are considered by Sherman to be the RINOS of Israeli conservative movement. The same can be said of most if not all major ”conservative” political parties in either opposition … Continue reading

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ISRAELI COURT CONVICTS FORMER PM OLMERT OF BRIBERY, FORMER MAYOR OF J’LEM AS WELL……..

  Rule of law. Guilty: Court convicts former PM Olmert of bribery; 1st PM ever convicted By YONAH JEREMY BOB LAST UPDATED: 03/31/2014 12:10 Thundering ruling shakes country, Judge also convicts former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, former Bank Hapoalim Chairman Dan … Continue reading

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ISRAELI DEPUTY DEFENCE MINISTER THREATENS TO BUMP BIBI IF HE ACCEPTS LURCH’S PLAN…….

  The need for a stiff spine towards Obama couldn’t be greater. Danon threatens to oust Netanyahu as Likud chief if he accepts Kerry’s framework By GIL HOFFMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF LAST UPDATED: 03/20/2014 14:37 Deputy defense minister says framework deal would … Continue reading

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ISRAELI POLITICS: FORMER MK ELDAD CRITICIZES ‘SPINELESS’ RIGHT…….

  I fail to see why Netanyahu would buckle from any of Lurch’s threats, Hari-Kerry is a leftist boob, and all of his mutterings have to be viewed under that rubric. Former MK Eldad Criticizes ‘Spineless’ Right Former MK Professor … Continue reading

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