Friday, November 30, 2012
The poll published by Yedioth Ahronoth on Friday, shows that Likud is gaining strength after its primary elections indicated that it was shifting to the right. According to the Mina Tzemach/Dahaf poll, Likud Beitenu would win 37 Knesset seats if elections were held today, Labor, on the other hand, lost five Knesset seats and is set to win 19 in the upcoming elections, and Tzipi Livni's Hat'nua are expected to get nine Knesset seats each in the January elections.
Earlier this month, Yechimovich screened Michaeli's calls and ignored her SMS messages notifying her about joining the party, since according to Yechimovich Michaeli would have a bad effect of the center-left image shes is trying to paint Labor party.
"The most bitter pill Yacimovich has to swallow is the incredible success of Haaretz columnist Merav Michaeli," wrote Anshel Pfeffer in Haaretz. "Michaeli was another of the candidates that Yacimovich saw as "too left-wing" for her list."
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Netanyahu's close advisers said on Tuesday that the Likud's new list reflects the public's desire and may prevent people from voting for more right-wing parties such as the New National Religious Party, chaired by newly elected Naftali Bennett. The advisers said there is no concern over voters leaving the party for left-wing parties such as Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid ("There is a Future"), Labor, or Hatnuah ("The Movement"), which was announced by former Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni this week.Party members said on Tuesday that the new list was varied more than they expected it to be and included more Sephardic and young candidates than they believed it would. "Every time the Likud holds primaries the headlines say the next day that the party has moved to the Right. It has become a ritual that no one is concerned about," a Likud minister said.
Worth another read: The Death of Kadima by Jeremy Saltan When Kadima was Still a Party of Double Digits
"It will only be a matter of time until Kadima is split, and when it does it will be into many pieces. It could be days or months away, but the death of Kadima is near."
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
"If you take a deep look deep at the Likud list and analyze the results, it's evident that except some minor changes in some of the places, there's no extreme change in the Likud's political and diplomatic position, as claimed in the press.
Monday, November 26, 2012
FLASHBACK 2009 - Ari Shavit: Tzipi Livni is Short-Tempered, Hollow, Inconsistent, Not Fit To Be Prime Minister
1/2 Likud Primaries results: 1. Netanyahu 2. Sa'ar 3. Erdan 4. Shalom 5. Y. Katz 6. Danon 7. Rivlin 8. Ya'alon 9. Elkin 10. Hotovely— Likud Beitenu Party (@Likud_Beitenu) November 26, 2012
2/2 Likud results: 11. Levin 12. Edelstein 13. C. Katz 14. Regev 15. Feiglin 16. Steinitz 17. Hanegbi 18. Livnat 19. Akunis 20. Gamliel— Likud Beitenu Party (@Likud_Beitenu) November 26, 2012
Harretz's Yossi Verter describes best Livni's new style of politics - My way or the Highway.
"Two weeks ago Livni declared she wouldn't do this, saying the continual splits, divisions, and fragmentations of the center-left don't serve the ultimate goal: bringing down Netanyahu. So she said it. So what?