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Unread postPosted: July 13th, 2019, 11:28 am 
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The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has found its way into Israel's elections

Jeffrey Epstein is suddenly the biggest name in Israeli politics.

Six weeks into what has been an otherwise quiet election campaign, the Jewish-American multi-millionaire, who was charged in New York with sex trafficking of minors on Monday, is now the focus of a war of words between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Ehud Barak.
Netanyahu attacked the man who once served as his Defense Minister for his connections to Epstein -- who has pleaded not guilty to the charges -- while also accusing the media of burying the story.
In a slickly produced video released on Netanyahu's Twitter account on Tuesday, a narrator says: "Meet Jeffrey Epstein. Suspected of pedophilia and a rich past in sexual offenses. Epstein was the head of the Wexner Foundation that gave Barak 2.3 million dollars for a research program that never was and never came to be. What else did the sexual offender give Ehud Barak? Is the media going to wake up?"
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/11/middleea ... index.html

He is a big name in the UK too. Prince Andrew and possibly Tony Blair enjoyed being close friends of Epstein.

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Unread postPosted: July 28th, 2019, 10:48 am 
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Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked could be the new power broker in September election.
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Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked takes helm of party she founded with Bennett, urges right wing to join forces
On eve of existential election, Israel’s center-left is on the verge of implosion
Is Labor's new partner a bridge or a barrier for Israel's left?


A coalition of prominent Israeli right-wing parties led by former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked would receive 12 to 13 Knesset seats after the September 17 election, setting it to become the third largest party in parliament, polls published by Israeli media on Sunday project.

Channel 12 News and Kan public broadcaster published opinion polls after Shaked formally announced that she would lead Hayamin Hehadash, the party she co-founded with Naftali Bennett.

Their party is projected six to eight seats, according to the polls, but amid speculations over a possible team-up with the far-right Union of Right-Wing Parties, polls suggest a joint run would possibly garner the larger coalition more Knesset seats than their number of seats combined, should they run in two separate slates.

According to the Kan poll, Likud is neck and neck with Kahol Lavan, with both projected to win 30 seats. Should Hayamin Hehadash and the Union of Right-Wing Parties run on a joint ticket, Likud is projected 28 seats and Kahol Lavan 29.

Both major parties are projected to lose some seats to smaller parties, but former Prime Minister Ehud Barak's Democratic Israel, which was seen by some on the left as a potential game-changer, is projected merely four Knesset seats by Channel 12, while Kan says it would not even pass the 3.25-percent electoral threshold.

According to the polls, the Labor Party would earn seven to eight Knesset seats following its recently-announced joint run with Gesher's Orli Levi-Abekasis, one to two seats more than it generated in April's election.

Should the Joint List, a coalition of Arab-majority parties, run on a joint ticket, it would receive 10 to 11 seats, the polls suggest, while Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu would garner nine to 10 seats.

The ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party is meanwhile projected to receive eight seats, whereas Shas is projected to seven, according to both polls.

Left-wing Meretz is projected to receive four to five Knesset seats.

The Channel 12 News survey was conducted by the Midgam Institute and IPanel on July 21, 2019, among 502 respondents in a nation-wide, representative sample of the population age 18 and over. Margin of error: 4.4 percent.

The Kan survey was conducted online by the Kantar Institute on July 21, 2019, among 546 out of a pool of 1,635 respondents, representative sample of the population age 18 and over. Margin of error: 4.3 percent.
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/ele ... -1.7546786

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Unread postPosted: July 28th, 2019, 11:42 am 
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Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked could be the new power broker in September election.
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Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked takes helm of party she founded with Bennett, urges right wing to join forces
On eve of existential election, Israel’s center-left is on the verge of implosion
Is Labor's new partner a bridge or a barrier for Israel's left?


A coalition of prominent Israeli right-wing parties led by former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked would receive 12 to 13 Knesset seats after the September 17 election, setting it to become the third largest party in parliament, polls published by Israeli media on Sunday project.

Channel 12 News and Kan public broadcaster published opinion polls after Shaked formally announced that she would lead Hayamin Hehadash, the party she co-founded with Naftali Bennett.

Their party is projected six to eight seats, according to the polls, but amid speculations over a possible team-up with the far-right Union of Right-Wing Parties, polls suggest a joint run would possibly garner the larger coalition more Knesset seats than their number of seats combined, should they run in two separate slates.

According to the Kan poll, Likud is neck and neck with Kahol Lavan, with both projected to win 30 seats. Should Hayamin Hehadash and the Union of Right-Wing Parties run on a joint ticket, Likud is projected 28 seats and Kahol Lavan 29.

Both major parties are projected to lose some seats to smaller parties, but former Prime Minister Ehud Barak's Democratic Israel, which was seen by some on the left as a potential game-changer, is projected merely four Knesset seats by Channel 12, while Kan says it would not even pass the 3.25-percent electoral threshold.

According to the polls, the Labor Party would earn seven to eight Knesset seats following its recently-announced joint run with Gesher's Orli Levi-Abekasis, one to two seats more than it generated in April's election.

Should the Joint List, a coalition of Arab-majority parties, run on a joint ticket, it would receive 10 to 11 seats, the polls suggest, while Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu would garner nine to 10 seats.

The ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party is meanwhile projected to receive eight seats, whereas Shas is projected to seven, according to both polls.

Left-wing Meretz is projected to receive four to five Knesset seats.

The Channel 12 News survey was conducted by the Midgam Institute and IPanel on July 21, 2019, among 502 respondents in a nation-wide, representative sample of the population age 18 and over. Margin of error: 4.4 percent.

The Kan survey was conducted online by the Kantar Institute on July 21, 2019, among 546 out of a pool of 1,635 respondents, representative sample of the population age 18 and over. Margin of error: 4.3 percent.
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/ele ... -1.7546786

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Unread postPosted: July 28th, 2019, 7:25 pm 

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Gaon wrote:
Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked could be the new power broker in September election.
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Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked takes helm of party she founded with Bennett, urges right wing to join forces
On eve of existential election, Israel’s center-left is on the verge of implosion
Is Labor's new partner a bridge or a barrier for Israel's left?


A coalition of prominent Israeli right-wing parties led by former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked would receive 12 to 13 Knesset seats after the September 17 election, setting it to become the third largest party in parliament, polls published by Israeli media on Sunday project.

Channel 12 News and Kan public broadcaster published opinion polls after Shaked formally announced that she would lead Hayamin Hehadash, the party she co-founded with Naftali Bennett.

Their party is projected six to eight seats, according to the polls, but amid speculations over a possible team-up with the far-right Union of Right-Wing Parties, polls suggest a joint run would possibly garner the larger coalition more Knesset seats than their number of seats combined, should they run in two separate slates.

According to the Kan poll, Likud is neck and neck with Kahol Lavan, with both projected to win 30 seats. Should Hayamin Hehadash and the Union of Right-Wing Parties run on a joint ticket, Likud is projected 28 seats and Kahol Lavan 29.

Both major parties are projected to lose some seats to smaller parties, but former Prime Minister Ehud Barak's Democratic Israel, which was seen by some on the left as a potential game-changer, is projected merely four Knesset seats by Channel 12, while Kan says it would not even pass the 3.25-percent electoral threshold.

According to the polls, the Labor Party would earn seven to eight Knesset seats following its recently-announced joint run with Gesher's Orli Levi-Abekasis, one to two seats more than it generated in April's election.

Should the Joint List, a coalition of Arab-majority parties, run on a joint ticket, it would receive 10 to 11 seats, the polls suggest, while Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu would garner nine to 10 seats.

The ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party is meanwhile projected to receive eight seats, whereas Shas is projected to seven, according to both polls.

Left-wing Meretz is projected to receive four to five Knesset seats.

The Channel 12 News survey was conducted by the Midgam Institute and IPanel on July 21, 2019, among 502 respondents in a nation-wide, representative sample of the population age 18 and over. Margin of error: 4.4 percent.

The Kan survey was conducted online by the Kantar Institute on July 21, 2019, among 546 out of a pool of 1,635 respondents, representative sample of the population age 18 and over. Margin of error: 4.3 percent.
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/ele ... -1.7546786

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Unread postPosted: July 28th, 2019, 11:25 pm 
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Netanyahu might lose this coming election. When I think of Israel, I think of him.

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Unread postPosted: September 15th, 2019, 3:44 pm 
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FINAL POLLS PREDICT A SECOND STALEMATE
Likud to remain largest party.

Both the Likud Party and Gantz's Blue and White Party could get an equal amount of seats – 32 each – a poll on Channel 13 published on Friday night predicted.

The results show us that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bloc has 58 seats, while the Left-Center bloc receives 53 seats – with Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu Party being the deciding factor with nine seats. The poll also showed that among those asked, 46% believe that Netanyahu is the best candidate for prime minister, while 31% believe Gantz to be the better candidate. Some 14% believe neither of them are a good fit for the role.

A Smith Research poll, however, found on Thursday that Netanyahu's Likud will be the largest in Tuesday’s election – by one seat.


The poll of 650 respondents – representing a statistical sample of the Israeli population – predicted 33 seats for Likud, 32 for Blue and White, 12 for the Joint List, nine for Yamina, eight for Yisrael Beytenu, eight for Shas, seven for UTJ, six for the Democratic Union and five for Labor-Gesher.


Pollster Rafi Smith said his final polls indicate that Likud and Blue and White are getting stronger at the expense of their satellite parties in their political blocs. He said he expected the Joint List to do better than polls indicate due to higher Arab turnout.


Yisrael Beytenu has been falling in the polls in recent weeks, losing support to both Likud and to Blue and White, which adopted Yisrael Beytenu's call for a secular unity government.


The Right-Center bloc won 57 seats in the poll and the Center-Left bloc 55. Liberman has hinted that he would recommend Blue and White leader Benny Gantz to form the government, which could put Gantz over the top if the Joint List also recommends him
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Polls ... ate-601577

I voted for Yisrael Beytenu, but Lieberman would be making a big mistake by propping up a Blue and White government.

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Unread postPosted: September 16th, 2019, 3:40 pm 
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Go Likud.

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Unread postPosted: September 16th, 2019, 9:47 pm 

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So has it been determined yet?

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Unread postPosted: September 17th, 2019, 2:30 am 
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ArabPrinCess wrote:
So has it been determined yet?

Voting is still under way.

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Unread postPosted: September 17th, 2019, 5:03 pm 
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It is not looking good for Netanyahu's Likud party.

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Unread postPosted: September 17th, 2019, 7:41 pm 
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This is too close to call.

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Unread postPosted: September 17th, 2019, 7:56 pm 

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Very interesting results..

I look forward to reading Gaon's thoughts on this.


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Unread postPosted: September 17th, 2019, 8:33 pm 
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He must be in trouble. If he cannot win TWO elections in less than a year, it is clear he has lost the confidence of the people.

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Unread postPosted: September 17th, 2019, 8:41 pm 
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Well, same could be said for opponents I guess

Anyhow, one never gets a majority in Israel

If I recall correctly, over 20 years ago, 2 parties got together and leaders took turns being PM ... I think Perez was one of them

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Unread postPosted: September 18th, 2019, 3:38 am 
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He must be in trouble. If he cannot win TWO elections in less than a year, it is clear he has lost the confidence of the people.

He lost the confidence of one of his coalition partners. He has secular Russian parties and ultra orthodox parties in his coalition. Frickin hard to get them all on the same page.

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Unread postPosted: September 18th, 2019, 4:03 am 

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Fashionista wrote:
Very interesting results..

I look forward to reading Gaon's thoughts on this.



I’m interested as well.

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Fashionista wrote:
Very interesting results..

I look forward to reading Gaon's thoughts on this.



I’m interested as well.

Me too APC.
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Unread postPosted: September 18th, 2019, 7:23 pm 
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According to Channel 12, 95% of the votes from Tuesday's elections have already been counted, Blue and White stands at 33 seats and Likud at 32 seats, with Blue and White leading by a narrow margin. It is important to note that these are still not the final results.

Overnight, the committee was counting the near quarter of a million soldiers' votes cast by Israeli soldiers.

The Central Election Committee (CEC) has been updating its website throughout the day. The last update, however, was at 04:49 a.m.: 4,030,843 votes had been counted – almost 95% of the ballots cast.


The current official results according to the CEC (with mandates/seats according to Channel 12):

Blue and White: 25.66% (33)
Likud: 25.03% (32)
The Joint List: 10.73% (12)
Shas: 7.57% (9)
Yisrael Beytenu: 7.12% (8)
UTJ: 6.23% (8)
Yemina: 5.72% (7)
Labor-Gesher: 4.81% (6)
Democratic Union: 4.30% (5)
Otzma Yehudit: 1.87% (did not pass the electoral threshold of 3.25%)

Based on these results, without Yisrael Beytenu's eight mandates, the Center-Left bloc would have counted on 56 seats and the Center-Right bloc 56.
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-Elections/ ... -am-602045

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Who do you want?

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