After MK Shelly Yachimovich lodged complaint that Israel’s foreign minister held unreported meetings on previous European trip, the State Comptroller’s inquiry concluded the ‘secret’ meetings would have been approved.
By Aviel Magnezi
The State Comptroller has concluded that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s secret trip to Vienna was justified, after former Labor leader Shelly Yachimovich complained the Lieberman conduct secret meetings that were not reported to the media during the September visit.
Lieberman’s secret Vienna meetings okayed. – Photo: AFP
In the report sent to Lieberman by the State Comptroller retired judge Yoseph Shapira, who sent Lieberman the report before its publication in order to get his comments, states that after an inquiry by the State Comptroller’s office and after a meeting conducted with Lieberman, Shapira and the senior advisor to the State Comptroller on special matters were “convinced by the words of the minister and accepted them.” Continue Reading »
Family members of the Israelis murdered in terrorist attacks demonstrated before the cabinet votes on Netanyahu’s proposal to free 104 Palestinian prisoners as gesture to Abbas.
The crowd chanted, ‘Bibi is a coward’.
By Moran Azulay
The cabinet was expected to convene Sunday morning to vote on the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners as a gesture to the Palestinian Authority ahead of the expected resumption of US-brokered peace talks.
Ahead of the vote, relatives of Israelis who were killed in terror attacks gathered outside the government complex in Jerusalem to protest against the release of prisoners.
The protesters chanted: “This is a day of mourning,” “You do not release murderers of children” and “Bibi is a coward.” 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 »
Before the special plenum session dedicated to budget cuts, MK Yachimovich attacks decision to slash higher education funding: ‘Have you no shame?’
In his support of Lapid, Lieberman calls on MKs to take responsibility & shoulder burden by a 10% cut in salary.
Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman, Avigdor Leiberman, called Tuesday on Knesset Members (MKs) to waive 10% of their salary and “lead by example in this difficult period.”
On the other hand, Labor Party Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich , who was elected Opposition Head, opened the plenum discussion with an onslaught of criticism on Lapid and his plans to slash higher education funding and raise tuition fees, asking Lapid: “Have you no shame?”. Continue Reading »
Leadership fight brewing as Labor’s MK Eitan Cabel realize Yachimovich refuses to admit Labor into gov’t coalition.
A leadership fight is brewing in the Labor party as the party’s Knesset members realize that Chairperson MK Shelly Yachimovich will not lead them into the next Coalition. Yachimovich has stated that in order for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to accept her into his coalition, he would have to make policy changes that would be tantamount to “renouncing his religion.”
Labor Chairperson MK Shelly Yachimovich
MK Eitan Cabel stated openly in a Channel 2 interview Tuesday that he is considering running against Yachimovich for the post of party chairperson. Continue Reading »
With early elections to be held within 3 months, here’s a comprehensive guide to the most pertinent questions & issues.
Next Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to submit to the Knesset plenum a bill to dissolve the current Knesset. Immediately following the first reading, the Knesset Committee will formulate the wording of the bill, so that the plenum will swiftly approve the second and third readings that same night.
When will the elections take place?
The government will determine the exact date for the election. Netanyahu began consultations on Tuesday with the leaders of the various parties and has already discussed the issue with the leaders of the opposition, including Shelly Yacimovich (Labor) and Zahava Gal-On (Meretz), with the hope of finding an agreed date. Continue Reading »