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Meet the ‘Nach Nachim’ Party

The dancing Breslov faction known as the “Nach Nachim” in Eretz Yisrael is planning to launch a political party, Ladaat.info reports. These are the...

40,000 Workers and Volunteers Pushing Likud/Beitenu Agenda on Election Day

Being the leading party has its advantages and having partnered with Yisrael Beitenu, the joint list has enlisted the assistance of 40,000 workers and...

Labor Hopeful Seeks to Block Ben-Ari from Knesset

Attorney Eren Chermoni, who is seeking a slot on the Labor Party ticket in the next election feels that MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari, known...

Israel: The Cost of the General Elections

The cost of the upcoming general elections on 11 Shevat 5773 is being placed at approximately 247 million NIS ($65 million), about 40 million...

The Worsening Split in the Yated/HaPeles Communities

While Shas works to send its tzibur a message of achdus, at least trying to abate fears of a part split, the same cannot...

Deri Seeks to Set the Record Straight with Chabad

Shas co-leader Aryeh Deri is aware that for many Chabadnikim, Shas is a non-starter in the upcoming election following his return, as he is...

Israel Elections: A Look at Deputy Minister Yaakov Litzman

“The Marker” TV conducted an interview with Deputy Health Minister (Yahadut HaTorah) Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, beginning by sharing “facts many do not know about...

WATCH: MK Glick Realizes A Childhood Dream – To Be A Medical Clown

MK Yehuda Glick arrived at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv to fulfil a childhood dream, to become a medical clown. In the following Israel...

Amsellem Launches Election Campaign

In his Tel Aviv press conference on Tuesday 30 Tishrei 5773, Rabbi Chaim Amsellem announced his 'עם שלם' party will be running in the...

The Catch 22 Surrounding Deri & Olmert

There is an audible silence among the champions of democracy and liberalism in Israel regarding Aryeh Deri’s recent decision and announcement to run in...

Pollack May be the Key to Achdus in Yahadut HaTorah

Many are looking at Rav Yehoshua Pollack to save the chareidi tzibur from disaster as a split in Degel HaTorah appears increasingly likely. Efforts...

Israel Election Briefs – Sunday, 12 Cheshvan 5773

** Kadima MK Nachman Shai quits Kadima to join the Labor Party. ** Economist Shlomo Maoz joins Likud. ** Despite being on recess until after elections...

Details of Shas Deal Being Released

Jerusalem - 17:22: According to the preliminary information being leaked by Shas officials, a deal has been announced by Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef...

The Grand Shas Photo-op – Yishai & Deri Shake Hands

It has been about 13 years since Shas leader Eli Yishai and his predecessor Aryeh Deri shook hands, and party officials were not about...

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Endorses PM Netanyahu

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday, 10 Shevat 5773 came out in support of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s reelection bid. During a joint visit...

Following Primaries – The New Face of the Likud

The big winner in the Likud primary election was Education Minister Gideon Saar, who earned the most votes. For residents of Yehuda and Shomron...

Report: Deri Appoints Director of Election Campaign

Having been assigned the responsibility of heading the Shas election campaign, shortly after announcing the co-leadership of Shas with Eli Yishai, Aryeh Deri phoned...

YWN-ISRAEL Election Briefs (Tues 10/23)

PARTY NEWS Yesh Atid: The newest recruits to Yair Lapid’s party are Herzliya Mayor Yael German, 65, a former Meretz member and school principal. In addition, Dimona...

Porush Opposes Deri – Favors Primaries

While former Shas leader Aryeh Deri’s political comeback enjoys widespread media coverage, senior Agudas Yisrael official R’ Meir Porush on Monday, 29 Tishrei 5773...

Minister Kahlon Explains ‘It’s Time to Move On’

In a move that cannot be described as anything short of a political bombshell, Minister of Communications and Social Welfare (Likud) Moshe Kahlon announced...

Will Yahadut HaTorah Achieve Achdus?

On Thursday afternoon 2 Cheshvan 5773, Yahadut HaTorah representatives met in a first step towards planning out election strategy. They are aware that before...

Likud’s Kahlon Weighing a New Party

Likud Minister of Communications & Social Welfare Moshe Kahlon is signaling that he may go it alone, launching his own party based on encouraging...

Yair Lapid Brings an American Chareidi Onboard

It’s now official and Beit Shemesh political activist Rabbi Dov Lipman is on the Yesh Atid ticket, the new party headed by Yair Lapid. On...

Yesh Atid Leader Lapid Begins to Reveal Party Platform

Yair Lapid, who heads the Yesh Atid Party on Tuesday 14 Cheshvan revealed his party platform on a number of issues to the tzibur....

Likud Primary Elections ‘A Farce’

When polls opened on Sunday 11 Kislev 5773 for the Likud Party’s primary elections, there were reports of “minor computer glitches” in the new...

Shas’ First Faction Meeting with Leadership Trio

Like all political parties faction meetings are generally held in Knesset but today, Wednesday 15 Cheshvan 5773; the Knesset’s Shas faction will be meeting...

The Deal: Leave HaPeles & Come Back to Degel

One might connect Menachem Carmel’s quiet profile over the last week or two with the boycott of his Heichal Malchus Hall in Bnei Brak,...

Netanyahu, Lieberman Merge Parties For Ballot

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he was merging his Likud party with that of his ultra nationalist coalition ally Foreign Minister Avigdor...

An Effort to Rid the System of Nuisance Parties

Of the many parties running in the national election, only a few will earn enough votes to pass the minimum threshold to earn two...

Israel: State Comptroller Addresses Party Funding & Spending

In the report submitted to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Monday 6 Cheshvan 5773, State Comptroller Yosef Shapira addresses political party funding and spending...

Amsellem Comes Down Hard on Shas

MK Rabbi Chaim Amsellem, who broke away from Shas to launch his party continues to bash Shas, with his latest comments coming during an...

Amsellem Optimistic Ahead of Election

Former Shas MK Rabbi Chaim Amsellem is confident regarding the outcome of the general election for his new עם שלם party. During an interview...

Naftali Bennett Takes HaBayit HaYehudi Leadership Race

Naftali Bennett emerged as the new leader of the dati leumi political community, now heading the Bayit HaYehudi Party. His win was a significant...

Kellerman May Replace Carmel in Degel’s Third Slot

After Degel HaTorah officials decided to oust Menachem Carmel from the third place on its list, which in essence in the seventh slot on...

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Lev Tahor Cult School Principal Indicted In Jerusalem For Child Abuse

On Tuesday, in the Jerusalem District Court, an indictment was filed against Elazar Rompler for child abuse. Rompler served as a school principal in...