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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Labour (Israel)
An Oxford-educated lawyer, he was first elected to Parliament in 1983 as the Labour party candidate from a district in N England.
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Zionists of the Likud and Labour and the parties representing Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Labour+(Israel)   (1152 words)

  Labor (Israel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1992, the ILP won the election and Yitzhak Rabin was elected as prime minister.
On 8 November 2005 Shimon Peres was replaced as the leader of the Labor party by the election of left-wing Histadrut union leader Amir Peretz in an internal Labor party ballot.
Mapai evolved from the Socialist "Workers of Zion" party and adhered to the Zionist Socialist ideology promulgated by Nahum Syrkin and Ber Borochov.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Labour_(Israel)   (1581 words)

 Israel Labour Party - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Israel Labour Party (Mifleget Ha-Avodah Ha-Yisraelit, in Hebrew), moderate, left-of-centre political party in Israel.
In 1959 Peres was elected to a seat in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, as a member of Mapai, the Israel Workers’ Party.
Herzog became Director of Military Intelligence in Israel (1948-1950), served as defence attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Washington (1950-1954),...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Israel_Labour_Party.html   (168 words)

 My Israel Source - Labour Party Manifesto
Israel's peace policy is based on the reconciliation between both peoples and their readiness to live in respect of mutual rights to self-determination and statehood, and on the superior deterrent capability and strength of the IDF.
Israel will continue to develop its qualitative advantage over those of Arab armies, and will place a high priority on independent research and development in the area of defense and on expanding the manufacture of innovative and sophisticated weaponry and material.
Israel will struggle to prevent nations whose ideologies are based on hatred and ruin, first and foremost, the nations of Iran and Iraq, from obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
www.myisraelsource.com /content/labour_party   (1159 words)

 Israeli Labour Party
According to the political platform, the Labour Party indirectly supports the establishment of a Palestinian state, excluding the areas of the Jewish settlements on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and occupied East Jerusalem, and only with limited sovereignty.
Mapai, and later the Labour Party, was the organization of some of the most central characters in Israeli politics: David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Abba Eban, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.
The leader of the Labour Party is since November 2005 Amir Peretz, former leader of the party One Nation.
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 Barak to lead Israel's Labour party - Breaking News - World - Breaking News
The left-of-centre Labour Party is the main partner of Olmert's centrist Kadima party in the coalition.
Labour ministers also seem unwilling to risk their posts in a major coalition realignment or in an early election which opinion polls suggest would favour former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party.
Labour held the leadership run-off because none of the original five candidates scored the required 40 per cent in the first ballot on May 28.
www.smh.com.au /news/World/Barak-to-lead-Israels-Labour-party/2007/06/13/1181414341011.html   (496 words)

 Israel’s Labour quits coalition -DAWN - International; November 21, 2005
TEL AVIV, Nov 20: Israel’s Labour party voted on Sunday to quit Ariel Sharon’s coalition ahead of early elections as the prime minister weighed abandoning his own Likud in a move that could remake Israeli politics and peacemaking.
The withdrawal of the Labour party was the expected first step in a week that could reshape Israeli politics, thrown into turmoil since union leader Peretz defeated veteran peacemaker Shimon Peres in a surprise leadership vote.
Israel’s Channel 2 television said Sharon has huddled with senior aides through the day to weigh his options, was very close to a decision to leave Likud and may soon resign the premiership to force a new election within three months.
www.dawn.com /2005/11/21/int1.htm   (692 words)

 The Labor Party
The Labor Party (Mifleget ha-Avodah ha-Yisraelit/Maarach) was established in 1968 with the joining of Mapai, Ahdut Ha’avodah and Labor Rafi.
The depth of Israel's territorial compromise on the Golan Heights is to be predicated on the depth of the peace, normalization arrangements and on security arrangements.
It affirms the legitimacy of all religious streams and asserts that Israel is a democratic, Zionist and Jewish State in which all have the right to live in an atmosphere of tolerance and true equality.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Politics/labor.html   (3035 words)

 Israel: Labour Party to prop up Sharon
The leader of the Shas party, which has 11 seats and is the fourth largest party in the Knesset, and whose social base is the religious Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, agreed.
The Labour leaders can agree to discuss a coalition with Sharon because they are united on the essential questions of the war on the Palestinians and on the destruction of the social gains of the Israeli working class.
It was the Labour Party that first demanded the building of a 250 kilometre concrete border between Israel and the West Bank, thus turning the West Bank into a virtual prison.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/jul2004/isra-j20.shtml   (1943 words)

 BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Poll row divides Israel's Labour Party
The BBC Jerusalem correspondent says the Labour Party, which hopes to be elected to government in 2003, wanted a clean start; instead it has got into a real mess.
Labour is seen as the party that tried and failed to make peace with the Palestinians.
But the party is split between those who think Labour has sold its soul by joining such a hard-line government and others who believe it needs to keep in touch with public opinion by taking a tough line taken against the Palestinians.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/1524008.stm   (634 words)

 LabourStart / English: Interview with Amir Peretz, leader of the Histadrut and candidate for head of the Israel Labour ...
The Israel Labour Party has in fact adopted in recent years a right-wing socio-economic policy which almost doesn't differ from that of Netanyahu and the Likud, and for that reason fell apart in the last elections.
Today, even if the laws in Israel were correct, it is not possible to enforce them because in the entire state of Israel there are only twenty inspectors responsible for the labour laws, because the government apparantly is interested in the existence of an employment jungle in which only the strong survive.
AP: In Israel, as in most of the world, there are two large political blocs which replace one another in power a number of times in the past, just as in the USA there have been changes of government between Democratics and Republics, or in Britain between Conservatives and Labour.
www.labourstart.org /docs/en/000130.html   (2156 words)

 Israel's Labour party votes to pull out of coalition; Sharon quitting Likud   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The new leader of Israel's Labor Party Amir Peretz speaks at the party convention in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's dovish Labour Party voted Sunday to pull out of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government, and Sharon reportedly decided to quit his Likud Party to set up a new movement, beginning a campaign for elections expected in March.
Advancing Israel's election from the original November 2006 date would likely sideline Mideast peace moves and counter whatever momentum was gained from Israel's withdrawal from Gaza and part of the West Bank, completed in September.
www.cbc.ca /cp/world/051120/w112044.html   (709 words)

 Arab fears grow as Likud leader narrows the gap
THE Israeli election race was heading for a photo-finish yesterday as surveys on the eve of polling day showed Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud party challenger, closing the gap on Shimon Peres, the Prime Minister and Labour Party leader.
Israel's Arab neighbours are frightened at the prospect of a victory by the Likud leader, who has promised to bring a "secure peace" without making any further territorial compromises.
The usual political conventions are overturned in Israel: Labour is the party of the European Jewish establishment, while the Likud is the populist champion, particularly for poorer Jews of Middle Eastern origin.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1996/05/29/wisra29.html   (733 words)

 Amir Peretz new leader of Israel's Labour Party | MetaFilter
The Israeli Labour party is a long-standing member of the Socialist International.
In short: the labour party is one of the two political giants in Israel, and it stands a very good chance (IMO) of winning the next election.
The labour party is a particularly interesting case since for years it has implicitly represented Israel's Ashkenazi elite whereas the Likud party campaigned among "outsiders" such as Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews.
www.metafilter.com /comments.mefi/46557   (2012 words)

 Israel: The two dangers on the road of the working class
While in other countries the class struggle was heating up, in Israel the attempts of the workers and poor were drowned by nationalism, the ideology that the ruling class has used as a whip to prevent any revolt.
The new party of Sharon, by the name of Kadima (forward), is not winning many middle rank and grass roots members from the old Likud, but he is still popular outside the Likud, in particular among the petit bourgeois.
The Zionist ideologues have declared for years that all the Israel Jews are united together as one mass because their fear of the Arabs who want to push the Jews into the sea.
www.marxist.com /israel-labour-party-peretz051205.htm   (2447 words)

 Labour Party (Israel)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Labour (One Israel) Party flags show their logo [instead of the Magen David] on the national flag.
The Labour party used to use the red colour.
It is one of the biggest youth movements in Israel and it has —as can be understood from its flag— a socialist background.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/il}labor.html   (218 words)

 CTV.ca | Israel's Labour Party pulls out of government
The new leader of Israel's Labor Party Amir Peretz is greeted by supporters upon his arrival at a Labor party convention in Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday.
Sharon, meanwhile, is considering leaving the Likud Party he helped create in 1973, a move that would scramble the political scene ahead of the election.
Labour joined Sharon's coalition government in January to buttress support for the Gaza pullout, but in one of his first moves, Peretz last week extracted letters of resignation from the eight Labour Cabinet ministers.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051120/ariel_sharon_051120?s_name=&no_ads=   (791 words)

 Israel: the shift in the Labour Party reflects growing class polarization
The Labour Party in Israel is becoming a classical social democratic party and reflects a move to the left on the part of the working class in Israel.
Carrying on from a trend that began in the 1980s, the 1990s in Israel were years of further privatization leading to a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few rich families while the number of those who became poor increased.
The changes in the Israeli Labour Party, from a junior partner in Sharon’s coalition to an opposition party raising social issues, is itself a reflection of this developing struggle and reveals the potential of the struggles to come.
www.marxist.com /israel-labour-party-class270106.htm   (1886 words)

 >>> AsiaNews.it <<< Peretz vs Peres: profound change in Israeli political scene
Tel Aviv (AsiaNews) - In the primaries for the leadership of Israel's Labour Party, which were held on Wednesday, 9 November, the winner is Amir Peretz, the Chairman of the General Confederation of Labour.
The Party, which was once upon a time the bearer of the noblest ideals of democratic socialism, already decades ago changed, in effect (like certain other parties of the left elsewere) into a representative of the better-off classes, and earned rejection and even hatred by the very workers it had once set out to represent.
In any case, the next general election in Israel will now be fought by three much more clearly defined formations: The reborn left, led by Labour and its candidate Peretz; the nationalist right, led by Likkud; the "centre", led by the "Shinui" party, which has today become the only unmistakable representative of the (non-religious) better-off.
www.asianews.it /view.php?l=en&art=4586   (761 words)

 Labour Party (Israel)
The Labour (One Israel) Party flags show their logo [instead of the Magen David] on the national flag.
I saw the flag of the Labour party - red logo and blue inscription on the central white stripe of "national" background, same as previously reported.
MAPAI - Mifleget Po'aly Eretz Yisrael (Israel Land Worker Party) that was founded in 1930 by unification of HaPoel HaTza'ir (The Young Worker - founded 1905) and Akhdut HaAvoda (Labour Unity - founded 1919) and since its foundation was the ruling party, first in the Zionist organizations and later in Israel.
www.fotw.net /flags/il}labor.html   (846 words)

 TheStar.com - Israel's Labour party set to join Sharon's coalition
The entry into the government of the left-wing Labour Party, led by Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, could also help restart stalled talks with the Palestinians after they vote on Jan. 9 for a successor to the late president Yasser Arafat.
Labour officials were unavailable for comment, but party sources confirmed a deal had been reached.
Israel withdrew initial opposition to the conference after being assured it would not be an attempt to bypass a U.S.-backed peace "road map" obliging Palestinians to end militant violence before statehood negotiations.
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 Israel Labor Party (Miflegeth Ha'avoda) Party Israel Political Party - Zionism and Israel -Encyclopedia / ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The party officially supports of social pluralism and equality, and since the 1990's, it supports a a free market "with a soul" economic policy.
In the elections for the Fourteenth Knesset it ran under its own name, in the elections to the Fifteenth Knesset within the framework of One Israel (2), and in the elections to the Sixteenth Knesset within the framework of Labor-Meimad.
This work and individual entries are copyright © 2005 by Ami Isseroff and Zionism and Israel Information Center and may not reproduced in any form without permission unless explicitly noted otherwise.
www.zionism-israel.com /dic/Labor_Party.htm   (1522 words)

 Peres ousted as Israeli Labour Party’s chief -DAWN - International; November 11, 2005
JERUSALEM, Nov 10: Shimon Peres was ousted as Israel’s Labour Party leader on Thursday in an upset victory for a trade union chief who vowed to end a ruling alliance with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and usher in early elections.
Peretz’s victory appeared to reflect support for his call for a return to centre-left Labour’s socialist roots and anger at Peres, 82, for failing to revive Israel’s once-dominant party after its crushing defeat in the 2003 general election.
But Labour, the party that founded the Jewish state in 1948 and later became the standard-bearer for peacemaking, is now weaker than ever as voters hardened by a five-year Palestinian uprising have abandoned it for Sharon’s tough military approach.
www.dawn.com /2005/11/11/int3.htm   (671 words)

 AM Archive - Israel Labour Party won't join coalition with Sharon
LINDA MOTTRAM: Unless a politician's word is questionable, Israel does not face the prospect of yet another government of national unity after the country's general election later this month.
Because the dovish leader of the country's opposition Labour Party, Amram Mitzna, has announced that he will not serve in the same cabinet as Ariel Sharon, who is expected to retain the Prime Minister's job after the poll.
And with Labour now vowing to reject an invitation to join any Sharon-led unity government, the Prime Minister may have to look to the extreme right to stay in power after January the 28th.
www.abc.net.au /am/stories/s763465.htm   (491 words)

 Interview with Amir Peretz, head of the Israel Labor party - Zionism and Israel News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This interview with Amir Peretz, now head of the Israel Labor party, was conducted last June by Eric Lee of Labourstart, who was prescient enough to see the potential of Peretz long before.Yes, we know it happened in November, but the Bolshevik October revolution happened in November too.
Today, even if the laws in Israel were correct, it is not possible to enforce them because in the entire state of Israel there are only twenty inspectors responsible for the labour laws, because the government apparently is interested in the existence of an employment jungle in which only the strong survive.
AP: In Israel, as in most of the world, there are two large political blocs which replace one another in power a number of times in the past, just as in the USA there have been changes of government between Democrats and Republicans, or in Britain between Conservatives and Labour.
www.zionism-israel.com /news/PeretzInterview.htm   (2377 words)

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