Opposition MPs are ‘furious’ for being directed to vote for recognition of Palestinian state, admitting it makes ‘peace’ process more difficult.
By Ari Yashar
The UK is anticipated to pass a non-binding vote on Monday recognizing “Palestine,” but members of the Labor party which proposed the move are reportedly holding an internal revolt against the forced vote.
Ed Miliband – Reuters
MP Ed Miliband is head of the Opposition and the Labor party, whose member Grahame Morris proposed the vote. His shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has told Labor shadow ministers that they must vote in favor of the motion, reports the British Independent. Continue Reading »
Labor’s chairwoman favors Knesset members’ Mazda vehicle over Audi A6 and prefers a female driver.
‘The opposition & the public can be served very well even with a Mazda,’ Yachimovic said.
By Moran Azulay
Opposition Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich (Labor) informed the Knesset on Monday that she was not interested in the armored A6 Audi car she is entitled to as part of her position, and asked to keep using the Mazda car given to her as a Knesset member.
Opposition Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich (Labor) – Photo: Hagai Aharon
This is the second time Yachimovich relinquishes a luxury car, which is said to cost around NIS 1.5 million (about $420,000). Continue Reading »
Bus debate Photo: Motti Kimchi
Several key Labor members abstain from vote on bill calling of public transportation on Shabbat
Several Laborparty members, including Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich, chose to abstain from a Knesset vote Wednesday on a bill calling for public transportation on Shabbat.
While Labor is seen as a traditional supporter of secular causes, several key party members stayed away from the vote, where the bill calling for Shabbat buses was defeated.
Yachimovich already declared her objection to such bill in the past, arguing that it would cause “deep social harm.”
Meanwhile, Labor member Isaac Herzog said that the party faces deep disagreements on the issue and has not yet formulated its stance on it. Continue Reading »