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‘J’lem Post’ poll: ‘Center-Left mega-party’ could defeat Netanyahu

Poll reveals party led by Olmert, including Lapid & Livni would win 31 seats, 4 more than Likud, in upcoming January election.


A party led by former prime minister Ehud Olmert that would include former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, current Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid would win the January 22, 2013 election, a Smith Research survey carried out exclusively for The Jerusalem Post revealed Thursday.

Ehud Olmert at the Jerusalem Post Conference - Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

Ehud Olmert at the Jerusalem Post Conference – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

The poll, which was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, found that the party would win 31 seats, four more than Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud, which would receive 27 mandates.

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Mofaz: ‘Palestinians should get 100% of their territorial demands’

 Kadima Chairman MK Shaul Mofaz gets flak from Right and his own party for interview given to The New York Times • Kadima MK Schneller: He who goes back to the warm embrace of the Left…cannot be prime minister.

In a New York Times profile on Friday, new Kadima Chairman and opposition leader MK Shaul Mofaz outlined what he believes should be Israel’s new public agenda.

In the article entitled “Defying an Image With a Tilt to the Left,” Mofaz is quoted as saying that while he believes Israel should keep its current settlement blocs, the Palestinians should get 100 percent of their territorial demands met via land swaps.

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Mofaz: Cancel and lower water, electricity, gasoline taxes

After becoming new opposition leader at special Knesset session, Kadima chair accuses Netanyahu gov’t of talking a lot but doing little, says gov’t using security issues to distract from social issues.


New opposition leader Shaul Mofaz on Monday called on the government to cancel the excise tax on water and to lower taxes on gasoline and electricity.

Speaking at a special Knesset session where he assumed the title of opposition leader, Mofaz said that lowering and canceling those taxes “will have a direct impact on the public’s ability to deal with the cost of living.”

Shaul Mofaz Knesset speech - By Courtesy: Knesset Channel

Shaul Mofaz Knesset speech - By Courtesy: Knesset Channel

Mofaz also addressed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s handling of the Iranian nuclear issue, accusing the government of “talking a lot but doing little.”The

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