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UK Labor MPs Rebel Against Dictated ‘Palestine’ Vote

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

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 »

Likud seeks to legislate Judea & Samaria’s legal status into Israeli law


A draft bill aiming to define the Land of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people is to be presented by Coalition Chairman Yariv Levin. The bill will also seeks to downgrade official status of Arabic as an official language of Israel.

Opposition (Labor) MK Braverman: “This is a disaster.”

By Israel Hayom Staff


After an effort to legally define Israel’s Jewish character in legislation sparked much controversy, Likud has now come up with yet another controversial proposition: Anchor the legal status of Judea and Samaria in a basic law — the Israeli precursor to a constitution, Army Radio reported Monday.

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MK Yachimovich declines luxury car (about $420,000), again


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

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 »

Labor party rejects Shabbat buses

Bus debate Photo: Motti Kimchi

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 »