|99% of the ballots in: A clear majority for the right wing |
99% of the ballots in: A clear majority for the right wing under the Netanyahu's leadership. Netanyahu: "the people have spoken I'll lead the next government". Right wing block has a 65 to 55 majority in Knesset.
|Netanyahu on the Cease Fire – We hit Hamas real hard but the task was not finished|
January 18, 2009
Netanyahu visited wounded soldiers and civilians in Beer Sheva and commented about the recent cease fire wit Hamas: "truth be told, the IDF delivered very hard blows to Hamas but unfortunately the task was not completed. Hamas still controls Gaza and it will continue to smuggle rockets through the philadelphi buffer zone."
|Strong showing for the Likud in most polls this week; |
polls averages for the 21-26 of December show Likud leading 31 seats, right wing block 65 seats
Strong showing for the Likud in most polls this week; polls averages for the 21-26 of December show Likud leading 31 seats, right wing block 65 seats
December 26, 2008
After last weeks polls showed a narrowing of the gap between Kadima and the Likud, most of this week’s polls show the Likud renewing it’s upwards trend while Kadima weakens. Commentators have noted that due to the recent developments in the Gaza strip there could be big variations between polls taken early this week and polls taken yesterday due to significant public disapproval of the current situation.
|Opinion: Livni's campaign: be the Foreign Affairs Minister but act like you have nothing to do with the current government|
All the recent statement from Kadima leader, Tzipi Livni, sound as if she is from the opposition and not number 2 in the government.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Tzipi Livni, who is also the deputy prime minister and the one who replaces him in absence, is sounding more and more like she is actually from the parliamentary opposition. Probably her campaign consultants have discovered that Kadima's performance has head of the government is so poor in the eyes of the public that she must do everything she can to act as if she had nothing to do with the current government. Their hope is that the public is so short sighted or stupid that it will not to hold Livni and all of Kadima responsible for the string of failed policies and mistake that have been made in the last 3 years.
|Netanyahu visits the Golan Heights: |
Netanyahu visits the Golan Heights: "We're here to say to everyone that we will not withdraw from the Golan"
December 22, 2008
Likud chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other Likud members paid today a visit to the Golan Heights. This visit comes in contrast to Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert's, trip to Turkey to try and seal a last minute breakthrough in the peace process with Syria. There was growing criticism for Olmert's actions as it seemed he is willing to go to great lengths to try and better his "historical legacy" on the expense of Israel's security and without a mandate from the public and Knesset.
Netanyahu commented that "a Likud government will never withdraw from such a vital strategic asset". He also commented about the recent voices from the Kadima cabinet to take a hard stance on Hamas: "The people of Israel expect a leadership that will take care of their security 365 days a year and not politicians who shrug their responsibility after years of failed polices by suddenly voicing fierce comments".
|Likud Chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu, visits Sderot under fire: “the Hamas regime must be dismantled” |
Likud Chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu, visits Sderot under fire: “the Hamas regime must be dismantled”
December 21, 2008
Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the Likud party visited embattled Sderot today amid the constant rockets attacks launched by Arab terrorists from Gaza. During the visit of a home that was hit this morning by a rocket the sirens roared again as Netanyahu and his party took shelter in the house.
|Polls averages for the 14-20 of December, Likud's slows down but still leads|
December 20, 2008
The polls averages from www.bhirot2009.co.il suggest a narrowing of the gap between the right wing and left wing blocks although the right wing block led by the Likud continues to lead 62-58. The polls average was done for 4 polls conducted between December 14 and 20 by Maariv, Channel 2 and Mishal Ham.
|Netanyahu: "If Iran acquires nuclear weapons, then a terribly dangerous threshold will be crossed."|
After a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, front-runner in next year's Israeli elections called Iran the "greatest historical challenge" the world faces.
"We have never had a situation in the history of the world in which a radical regime with a retrograde ideology and apparently no ambitions on the use of force will get access to the weapons of mass death," sayd Netanyahu referring to the prospect of an Iranian nuclear bomb.
|Likud party members elected their candidates for the General Elections|
December 17th, 2008
December 8th, 2008 approximately 50,000 Likud members chose their candidates for the Israeli parliamentary elections which are to be held in February 2009. The front seat of the Likud party showed that the incumbent Knesset members got a vote of confidence as Gideon Sa'ar, Gilad Erdan and Ruby Rivlin won the highest number of votes. Recent polls have showed that the Likud is projected to get as much as 35 seats in the new Knesset (the Likud has only 12 seats in the current house). Below is the Likud list of candidates and some information about them:
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Recent polls from Israel: The Likud maintains its commanding position after the primary elections
December 18, 2008
All of the polls that were published last weekend showed that the Likud party under former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to hold a commanding position in towards the upcoming elections. All of the polls put the Likud above 31 seats in the Knesset and all of the polls project that the right wing (right wing plus the religious parties) parties have a majority in the 120 seat Knesset. If this remains so, then it is most likely that only Netanyahu will be able to form the next coalition government. Foreign Affairs Minster Tzipi Livni's party seems to continue it downward trend as the Labor party headed by Defense Minister Ehud Barak seems to have climbed back to two digit numbers after earlier polls have shown that labor is declining to as low as 7 seats.