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  Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Israel and Egypt's elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Sharon's surprise departure from the Likud in Israel and the gains made by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's parliamentary elections changed the landscape in both countries.
Sharon has often repeated that the pullout from Gaza was dictated by Israel's security considerations, not by political considerations guaranteeing the rights of the Palestinians to their land, that is, a constraint on liberty, not the widening of its scope.
Sharon succeeded in weakening his opponents inside Israel, whether on his right or left, and to present himself as the only Israeli politician capable of steering the boat in the present difficult circumstances.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2005/771/op3.htm   (1008 words)

 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Sharon, casting off international demands that Israel should display goodwill towards the evolving Palestinian leadership, was quoted as saying that the "disappearance of a bad leadership does not mean that a good leadership has appeared".
"Israel and the US cannot eat the cake and have it at the same time," said Ali Jarbawi, head of the Palestinian election committee and professor of political science at Bir Zeit University in the West Bank.
Jarbawi told Aljazeera.net he was concerned Israel would seek pretexts to maintain the status quo and prevent or dilute Palestinian elections.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/A1BEB6E4-E7FF-40F8-9C18-B875574A6786.htm   (857 words)

 Elections in Israel 2001
Israel intended to keep the main dividends to itself.
Israel is caught in predicaments on many levels.
Israel refuses to release to him the Palestinian taxes and customs duties it has collected.
www.odaction.org /edit66-elections.htm   (1278 words)

 Israeli Elections: Democracy in Action
As Israel moves toward elections on January 28, we are reminded of how Israel stands alone as the vanguard of democracy in a region dominated by dictators and theocracies.
Israel provides freedom of access to all religious shrines and entrusts the administration of the holy places to their respective religious authorities.
Elections to the Knesset are based on a vote for a political party rather than an individual.
www.aish.com /jewishissues/middleeast/Israeli_Elections_Democracy_in_Action.asp   (1242 words)

 Israel's Early Elections: Reasons and Ramifications
Third, election commission officials warned that, despite the provisions of the election law, 60 days were insufficient notice to organize elections without encountering irregularities and disruptions.
His decision to contest the election outside the Likud apparently reflects his assessment that Netanyahu has too firm a grip on the party apparatus to be dislodged from within.
Israel's Reform and Conservative leaders sur-prised the bill's Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox sponsors by announcing that their representatives would comply with the language of the new law (if enacted), thereby in effect neutralizing it.
www.charitywire.com /charity11/00451.html   (4001 words)

 TWQ Elections Outlook -- Israel the Improbable, by Adam Garfinkle
In every Knesset election after the first one on January 25, 1949, Israelis have expressed the firm conviction that each successive national polling was the most important in the history of the state.
Israel also became, and has remained, a vibrant democracy despite the fact that neither the experience of its founders nor any of its cultural antecedents -- religious or otherwise -- disposed Israeli politics in that direction.
Israel has also held fifteen national elections without a speckle of depredation cast on its democratic credentials, but Israelis have never been able to agree on primary political principles long enough to write out, let alone ratify, a constitution.
www.twq.com /autumn99/224Garfinkle.html   (956 words)

 The Arab American News
Israel's position as a strategic ally may be weakened in the face of its continued nonsensical backwardness in Palestine, as the bloodletting in Gaza shows.
The plan Israel offered through Clinton – and that was never formally written down on paper – would have come very close to setting the stage for a final peace accord, if Clinton had only had another year left to his term.
He is due to visit Israel for the first time in the coming weeks as a guest of the Minnesota Jewish community.
www.arabamericannews.com /newsarticle.php?articleid=6770   (1363 words)

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The elections in Israel appeared to give the public just what it wanted: an expected result, but with a few intriguing twists and surprises that seem to shift the balance of power to the center-left.
In Israel, the main emotion being shown by the political parties is the joy over the other's loss.
Olmert presented the election as a referendum for his platform to continue unilateral withdrawals from the West Bank, known as the "Convergence Plan" - and despite Kadima's weaker-than-expected showing, there is no potential right-wing blocking majority that can effectively stop this plan from being carried out.
www.adl.org /main_Israel/analysis_Israel_2006_elections_.htm   (643 words)

 True Torah Jews do not participate in Zionist State Elections
True Torah Jews participate in the government elections of their host countries, but are forbidden by tenets of their faith to participate in elections in the Zionist State which calls itself 'Israel'.
Understandably, of course, when elections are needed to re-elect and reinforce the policies of the rebellious government, loyal supporters of the original king are sympathetic and heartbroken.
Israel was under English rule at that time, the parliament was not in full charge of the country, and yet it was wrong.
www.jewsagainstzionism.com /zionism/ZionistState/elections.cfm   (1256 words)

 Is There Hope? – Where to Look for It, by Ran HaCohen
Israel's rejectionism — the ideology of the Army, turned into a state dogma when, PM Barak, the Trojan horse, destroyed the Israeli peace camp from within, and then consolidated by Sharon — has been showing serious cracks.
There is nothing new about Israel's public discourse opposing the Occupation: Most Israelis have opposed the settlements policy all along, as all polls repeatedly show.
All Israel's governments have learnt to live with some opposition to the Occupation, and even use it in order to boost the Occupation.
www.antiwar.com /hacohen/h-col.html   (1275 words)

 About the Elections in Israel
Recently, a special law was enacted which laid the groundwork for preparing the Voters' Registry for the upcoming elections.
Election Day is a National Public Holiday, though several services, including public transportation, will be working regularly.
After his/her name is located on the list of voters, the citizen receives an insulated envelope marked "Elections for the 16th Knesset." The envelope is also stamped by the Central Elections Committee and its chairman, and bears the signature of two members of the polling station committee.
www.knesset.gov.il /elections16/eng/about/about_elections_eng.htm   (807 words)

Israeli elections attract a huge amount of international attention, given the importance of the country in the Middle East, the diplomatic importance of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the peace process, and its historic and cultural centrality to the world.
If Israel is to integrate into the Middle East, it must rid itself of Netanyahu, whose years in power have only brought about regression in the areas of education, including higher education, health insurance, the economy, and domestic affairs generally.
As U.S. candidates visit Israel to court the Jewish vote, Israeli candidates now went to Russia to court the immigrant vote (about 20 percent of the electorate comes from the former USSR.) Netanyahu, one such visitor, launched a warmer policy toward Russia during the campaign, though he denied this was connected with the election.
meria.idc.ac.il /journal/1999/issue4/jv3n4a3.html   (8770 words)

During the debate on the Oslo agreements in the Knesset in 1993, while he was also serving in his first term as the mayor of Jerusalem, Olmert became one of the most articulate orators against the accords with the PLO.
In that article, Olmert called on the government of Israel to stand up to the American mediators who were trying to force negotiations with the PLO.
Israel has set 28 March for early elections - which became necessary after Mr Sharon lost support of hardline Likud members over the Gaza pullout and faced a split in his coalition with Labour.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /israel_elections.htm   (2439 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Israel post-elections
Now that Israel has revertedto a system whereby the Israeli president charges the leader of the victorious party with forming a government, this round will determine the prime ministerand the shape of the government to come.
As Jewish opinion in Israel shifts inexorably towards the right, and in spite of attempts to block someArab leaders from fielding themselves in the forthcoming elections, their parties have been unable to agree a joint electoral list.
Perhaps the most fundamental problem facing those forces in Israel that support a negotiated peace settlement is that they lack a clear vision on the basis of whichthey might formulate definitive positions on what is required to revive the peace process.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/621/op5.htm   (1552 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Q&A: Israel's early elections
Israel was once again plunged into political turmoil when the Labour Party objected to Mr Sharon's proposal in the budget to spend money on Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The party is still suffering because of the failure of their last government to bring peace with the Palestinians and is struggling to establish a distinct identity and polices after an internally divisive period in Mr Sharon's national unity government.
The Labour party's chances in the election may to some extent be in the hands of Palestinian militant groups.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2375273.stm   (773 words)

 Israel Elections 2003 - Ami Isseroff
After experimenting with direct elections of the Prime Minister, Israel has gone back to a "pure" coalition system, in which the Prime Minister is chosen based on votes for the Knesset parties, rather than on separate elections.
The early elections, impending US war with Iraq and Sharon's statesmanlike position regarding the unity government, which meets the approval of most Israelis, are likely to hurt Nethanyahu in the primaries.
Sharon is viewed by many outside Israel as a "war criminal" and monster, and is not beloved of those Israelis who remember him for instigating the bloody and needless war in Lebanon.
www.mideastweb.org /israelelections2003.htm   (1960 words)

 Turkey's Elections and Israel - Efraim Inbar
Both Turkey and Israel see themselves as living in a violent and unstable Middle East, maintaining an adversary relationship with Syria, and having growing concerns about the security risks emanating from Iraq and Iran, particularly in relation to weapons of mass destruction.
In elections for the Turkish parliament on November 3, 2002, a new party formed out of a banned Islamic movement -- the Justice and Development Party (AKP) -- won 35 percent of the popular vote and 363 of the 550 seats.
While Israel and others will be keeping an eye on developments in Turkey, there is good reason to wish the new Turkish government success, because a strong and democratic Turkey is a vital Israeli and Western interest.
www.jcpa.org /brief/brief2-15.htm   (1501 words)

 Elections in Israel - a Godly end-time event
He was even ready to compromise on Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel which is the heart of this nation which cannot exist with it because the G—d of Israel dwells in the midst of it on Mt. Moriah.
If not in the coming elections then soon thereafter because this is the will of G—d and this is the way in which He leads the history of Israel and He declares it so clearly in His Word throughout Scripture.
The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement calls on everyone in these great and critical time to be with the Faithful Movement which is acting intensively with the G—d of Israel to fulfil His prophetic end-time plans in our lifetime as He expects of us.
www.cdn-friends-icej.ca /endtime.html   (1765 words)

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Israel is alarmed at the possibility that Hamas could do well in the voting or even win.
Israeli officials said that unlike past elections, the 200,000 Palestinians who live in east Jerusalem would not be allowed to vote - part of Israel’s objection to Hamas taking part in the election.
While ostensibly a minor procedural matter, voting in Jerusalem is of great symbolic importance for Israel and the Palestinians, as a measure of claims to the eastern sector.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3188138,00.html   (717 words)

 Middle East Report Online: The Upcoming Elections in Israel, by Yoav Peled
The explanation for this contradiction lies in the conjunction of the two policies: economic liberalization required, as a precondition, a reduction in state expenditures and therefore in the volume of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
But Arafat was not running in those elections, and faced with the political bankruptcy of Labor and rapidly deteriorating personal security, the Jewish electorate opted for Sharon's promise to "let the IDF win." Sharon's decisive victory was guaranteed by the Palestinian boycott.
Curiously, the upcoming general elections will be the first in Israel's history clearly to be fought over the issue of territory versus peace.
www.merip.org /mero/mero120402.html   (2348 words)

Sharon continued this policy after the elections by promising not to invite the NU to be part of the coalition--unless it agreed to all coalition guidelines.
An equally important factor was that the election law--which since 1996 had given the public one vote for prime minister and another for the legislature--had reverted to its previous form of one vote for one party.
Though after the election Mitzna had showed some signs of backtracking on his promise not to join a coalition, it was clearly not his preference, and he was likely to agree only if the Likud would concede to nearly all of Labor’s demands.
meria.idc.ac.il /journal/2003/issue1/jv7n1a7.html   (7359 words)

 Elections in Israel
The elections in Israel will take place in two weeks and I won't be there.
Things change (just as they did during the last elections when Netanyahu who was lagging behind in the polls became the prime minister).
We went to this expansive lousy Deli today for lunch and on the TV set that was hung on the wall I saw Binyamin Begin's face and sure enough after few seconds I saw Bibiyahu.
members.tripod.com /~asanie/EarlyElections.html   (438 words)

 The JPost Special - ELECTIONS 2003 : ISRAEL DECIDES
Perhaps in that spirit, Israel will be consumed by politics, campaigning and electioneering from the November 19 Labor Party primary, through the Likud primary in December, and likely beyond the general elections on January 28.
We will be providing current news articles, profiles of the major players and their political parties, background on Israel's political history and the latest political polls.
Visit often to stay abreast of the reports on developments large and small that are sure to make Israel's colorful and often confusing electoral process clear and understandable.
info.jpost.com /C002/Supplements/Elections2003   (304 words)

 Left Behind: Israel Elections
Zionists, who feel it is crucial for Israel to achieve its biblical borders and control all of Jerusalem—which would leave no room for a coexisting Palestinian state—have been opposed to the land-for-peace program of Prime Minister Sharon and adopted as the centerpiece of the Kadima program.
With the election results now known, those who support the Zionist dream of a fully restored Israel must rest assured that God is fully aware of the situation in Israel and is guiding it to his destiny.
Shomer Yisrael (the Guardian of Israel) is not asleep.
www.leftbehind.com /channelfree.asp?pageid=1282&channelID=175   (1321 words)

 Elections for the 17th Knesset – General Information and Updates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Israel Government Portal launched a new election section, towards the elections for the 17th Knesset.
What is the election method in Israel, how can you fulfill your right to vote and be elected, and what are the changes that have been made to the election method.
Here you can learn the difference between a party, list and faction, what is the election threshold, how important is the party platform, who is listed in the voter register, all about the central elections committee, its roles and how a new party is established in Israel.
www.israel.gov.il /FirstGov/NewsEng/Elections_news.htm   (370 words)

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