Archiv: Israel election April 2019


28.06.2020 - 15:44 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Disappoints Time and Again

This isn’t how a political leader talks, and certainly not one who is interested in being an alternative to the inciter in the Prime Minister’s Office. Gantz’s contempt for the Palestinians demonstrates arrogance, pettiness and lack of understanding of the national conflict between the two peoples. If there’s any “deep shit” in which the Palestinians are drowning, it’s the 53-year-old occupation, a messianic project of oppression that has been perpetuated by successive Israeli governments and maintained by the army, formerly headed by Gantz himself.

23.06.2020 - 17:24 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz on Annexation: Palestinians ‚In Deep Shit,‘ Israel ‚Won’t Keep Waiting for Them‘

Gantz, who in the past publicly backed dialogue with the Palestinians toward an agreement leading to a two-state solution, said the Israeli government should “not only to manage the conflict but shape it as well.” And if the Palestinians choose not to hold talks with Israel about the annexation, “then we will have to move forward without them,” he said.

13.06.2020 - 06:01 [ Haaretz ]

Annexation? Israeli Apartheid? Hounding Journalists? Gantz Didn’t Come to Fight

The Kahol Lavan leader seems to have forgotten that his party was supposed to represent an alternative to Netanyahu’s aggressive ways

01.06.2020 - 09:08 [ Haaretz ]

The Government vs. the Public

Under cover of the fight against the coronavirus and fears of a threatened “second wave,” the Netanyahu-Gantz government is trying to appropriate draconian legislative powers that will deal a mortal blow to human rights. The cabinet is advancing a bill to give itself special authorities as a replacement for existing emergency regulations that are due to expire. This bill would undermine not just fundamental rights, but also the principle of the separation of powers and the basic rules of democracy.

23.05.2020 - 11:07 [ Haaretz ]

After Losing Hope for Change, Top Left-wing Activists and Scholars Leave Israel Behind

They founded anti-occupation movements and fought for the soul of Israeli society, but ultimately decided to emigrate. The new exiles tell Haaretz how they were harassed and silenced, until they had almost no choice but to leave

21.05.2020 - 07:40 [ Haaretz ]

Despite Despair, Israel’s Left Must Pick Up and Move On

The left put former generals at its helm and failed (they joined the right), as well as civilian personalities, who also failed to deliver the goods. It tried a decentralized model, with Labor and Meretz running separately, and hit a wall. It learned its lesson and ran as a united front of multiple parties (Labor and Meretz, Kahol Lavan), also meeting no success. It flirted with a post-Zionist concept and a state of all its citizens (Meretz) or, alternatively, highlighting its Zionist image (the Zionist Union), failing both times in garnering public support. …

07.05.2020 - 14:45 [ i24News.tv ]

Israel Parliament votes to approve Netanyahu-Gantz unity government

The Knesset (Israel Parliament) also passed a raft of legislative changes to the country’s semi-constitutional Basic Laws, paving the way for a government to be established after more than a year of political deadlock.

27.03.2020 - 02:09 [ Ynet ]

Lapid: Gantz stole votes, gave them to Netanyahu

Lapid lambasted Gantz’s actions as „a betrayal to voters and a theft of votes.“

26.03.2020 - 17:40 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Meretz leader Nitzan Horovitz: You elected Gantz? You got Netanyahu

Horovitz added that Gantz was “spitting in the face” of his voters with his latest decision.

The Meretz leader called on others in the left bloc to not support this move.

02.11.2019 - 14:07 [ Haaretz ]

Mendelblit, Don’t Delay

(14.02.2018)

The police announcement Tuesday – that the investigations into two cases involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been completed – came 13 months after Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit decided that a “preliminary examination” of the allegations, which itself took six months, should become full-fledged criminal investigations.

18.09.2019 - 11:16 [ Hamodia.com ]

Report: Mandelblit Won’t Reopen Case 3000 Investigation

(29.03.2019)

Blue and White party candidates have in recent days sent many messages to Mandelblit demanding that the case be reopened and that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s role in the affair be re-examined.

Mandelblit wrapped up his investigation in Case 3000 months ago, concluding that Netanyahu was not involved in influence peddling in the sale of submarines by the German company ThyssenKrupp to Israel.

17.09.2019 - 20:17 [ Haaretz ]

Mendelblit, Don’t Delay

(14.02.2018)

The police announcement Tuesday – that the investigations into two cases involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been completed – came 13 months after Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit decided that a “preliminary examination” of the allegations, which itself took six months, should become full-fledged criminal investigations.

17.09.2019 - 20:12 [ Washington Post ]

For Netanyahu, winning reelection could be the only way to avoid corruption charges

The prime minister has branded all three cases a baseless “witch hunt.” and his attorneys accused Mandelblit of interfering with elections by announcing his intention to indict during a campaign season.

17.09.2019 - 11:45 [ Radio Utopie / Facebook ]

You are an Arab-Israeli? (hint: Barack Obama ist not an African. He is an Afro-American) You are thinking about not to vote today? Take this sad song and make it better. GO OUT NOW AND BOOT NETANYAHU! (share this video / thanks: Tamer Nafar)

17.09.2019 - 11:29 [ Tamer Nafar / Youtube ]

Tamer Must Vote – (تامر مجبور يصوت (الفاشي ماشي

(03.04.2019)

Lyrics & performance: Tamer Nafar
Script: Tamer Nafar & Udi Aloni
Special Guest Appearance: Lamis Ammar
Producers: Reut Mor, Udi Aloni, Tamer Nafar
Director and Editor: Eliav Lilti
Line Producer: Ruty Klein

17.09.2019 - 10:54 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Right-Wing Settlers behind Ads Calling on Arabs to Boycott Vote

During the campaign before the last general elections in April, billboards went up throughout Arab communities and towns in the Galilee urging voters to boycott the vote. Many residents assumed the ads, which did not identify their sponsors, were an initiative of political forces in the Arab community such the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch, which traditionally boycotts Israel’s national elections.

However, a Channel 12 news inquiry broadcast on Friday, September 6, revealed that the campaign was very likely commissioned and financed by right-wing Jewish settlers who hoped to significantly decrease Arab turnout at the polls.

13.09.2019 - 13:11 [ Haaretz ]

Why Netanyahu and Dermer Have Kept Silent About John Bolton

With Bolton out of the White House, it’s unclear if Netanyahu will succeed in getting any kind of public gesture from Trump before next Tuesday. The White House helped Netanyahu several time during the April election campaign, most notably with Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. This time, despite heavy pressure from the Israeli side, Trump still hasn’t delivered anything for Netanyahu — although there are still six days left, which is an eternity in Israeli political terms.

26.07.2019 - 09:55 [ i24news.tv ]

Analysis: Bold re-structuring could save Arab, left-wing parties from eroding power. But is it possible?

(12.07.2019)

The results of Israel’s April elections were a wake-up call for both Jewish-Israeli left-wingers and Arab citizens of Israel. More than ever before, they have come to depend on each other. The equation is simple: both want to regain power; and neither can do it alone.

All political strategists say that in order to survive, both the left and Arabs need to create some political structure that can empower both.

29.05.2019 - 18:28 [ theGuardian ]

Netanyahu’s decade-long rule in doubt as coalition talks falter

Political commentators said that as the prospects dimmed for a compromise with Lieberman, Netanyahu would focus his efforts on enlisting the 61 votes needed in parliament to approve a new election.

28.05.2019 - 06:33 [ Times of Israel ]

New elections loom after Knesset passes first vote to dissolve

The Knesset on Monday took a big step toward dissolving the parliament and calling a second national election within months, as last-ditch coalition talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman failed to produce a breakthrough.

28.04.2019 - 19:54 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Pre-indictment Hearing Won’t Be Delayed, Israel’s Attorney General Says

In the past, pre-indictment hearings in cases of a similar scope have dragged on for more than a year.

Once Netanyahu’s hearing is over, Mendelblit will reconvene the approximately 20 prosecutors he has consulted on the case and make a final decision on whether to leave the indictment unchanged, soften the charges or scrap them altogether.

21.04.2019 - 18:15 [ Haaretz ]

Probe Suspected Arab Voter Fraud, Israeli Election Committee Chief Urges

Justice Hanan Melcer cites testimonies by Likud officials based on hidden cameras; calls on Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit to launch an investigation

10.04.2019 - 17:35 [ i24news.tv ]

World leaders congratulate Israel’s Netanyahu on likely re-election

Far-right Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini congratulated the incumbent premier, bidding „good job to my friend Bibi Netanyahu and a hug to the people of Israel.“

10.04.2019 - 13:59 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Next Coalition: Annexation for Immunity From Indictment

The new Netanyahu government will have two main goals: Get rid of the indictments looming in his future, and annex the settlements to Israel, in coordination with the Trump administration

10.04.2019 - 12:57 [ Haaretz ]

With Netanyahu Victory, It’s Time We Admit: Israel Has Become a Dictatorship

If Benjamin Netanyahu manages to bribe his way to a ramshackle, immunity-from-prosecution coalition after his borderline showing in Tuesday’s election, we will all know one thing for sure: Israel has become a dictatorship.

You need look no further than his Election Day obscenities of voter fraud and voter suppression.

10.04.2019 - 10:57 [ i24news.tv ]

Corruption charges against Netanyahu thrown into spotlight amid likely election win

On February 28, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced his intentions to indict …

09.04.2019 - 16:26 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election 2019: Netanyahu’s Party Places 1,200 Body Cameras in Arab Polling Sites

Police confiscated dozens of cameras while the Central Elections Committee’s legal counsel said filming in polling stations was not allowed. Netanyahu: Cameras should be everywhere

09.04.2019 - 16:13 [ Haaretz ]

How Israel’s Resurgent Right Wing Killed Politics, Silenced the Left, and Pushes Autocracy – or Theocracy

In Israel’s Orwellian elections, national ‚unity‘ means no Arabs, self-censorship is rife, ‚freedom‘ is vague and fear is a core political asset

09.04.2019 - 12:30 [ Tamer Nafar / Youtube ]

Tamer Must Vote – (تامر مجبور يصوت (الفاشي ماشي

Lyrics & performance: Tamer Nafar
Script: Tamer Nafar & Udi Aloni
Special Guest Appearance: Lamis Ammar
Producers: Reut Mor, Udi Aloni, Tamer Nafar
Director and Editor: Eliav Lilti
Line Producer: Ruty Klein

09.04.2019 - 12:13 [ New York Times ]

Boycott Israel’s Election? A Palestinian Rapper Says No

(4.4.2019)

Frustrated over their choices in the Israeli election, and at Arab politicians whom they describe as ineffective, some Palestinian citizens of Israel have been gathering popular support for a boycott of Tuesday’s ballot.

But a well-known Palestinian hip-hop artist released a powerful new video on Thursday pushing back on the boycott, urging Arab citizens not to waste their votes — and expressing hope that a strong turnout on Tuesday could help send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu packing, or even “to prison.”

09.04.2019 - 11:29 [ @Hadash_org / Twitter ]

הגשנו עכשיו תלונה דחופה לוועדת הבחירות בדרישה לעצור את הניסיונות הלא-חוקיים של פעילי הליכוד להטמין מכשירי הקלטה ומצלמות נסתרות בקלפיות ביישובים הערביים. נתניהו לא רוצה שהציבור הערבי יצביע, אבל אנחנו ננהר לקלפיות ונפיל את הממשלה.

09.04.2019 - 11:17 [ Haaretz ]

If You Think the Israeli Election Campaign Was Revolting, Just Wait for When Netanyahu Wins

At 10 P.M. Tuesday night we’ll turn the page, and everything that was shouted, written, broadcast and rehashed ad nauseam for the past 106 days will be erased as if it never existed.

If this election campaign was one of the ugliest ever, the coalition negotiations between the party forming the government and its six or seven potential partners, which will begin at 10:05 P.M., will make many people miss the campaign.