SPOTLIGHT

Israeli general election: March 2015

Israel will hold a general election on 17 March 2015. This spotlight includes BICOM’s Poll of Polls, factsheets, analysis, latest developments, latest polls and podcasts. For media enquiries click here.

Israeli Election Results 2015

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FACTSHEETS

Israeli Election System

Israeli Political Parties

Israeli Election issues at a glance

Key Personalities

Israel’s Election Night: How will we know who won?

ANALYSIS

Left Foot Forward: What Israeli Labour does next, by Toby Greene
19/03/2015

Left Foot Forward: What Israeli Labour does next, by Toby Greene

The Israeli Labour party – merged with Tzipi Livni’s ‘Hatnua’ party and rebranded as Zionist Union for the 2015 election – just won by far…

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Jewish News: How Netanyahu did it again, by Toby Greene
18/03/2015

Jewish News: How Netanyahu did it again, by Toby Greene

Israeli elections usually defy pollsters predictions, but Tuesday’s result is especially surprising. The Israeli political commentariat widely anticipated a poor showing for Likud, claiming the…

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Joint Arab List candidate Basel Ghattas interviewed by Toby Greene
16/03/2015

Joint Arab List candidate Basel Ghattas interviewed by Toby Greene

Ahead  of the March 17 election, BICOM Director of Research Toby Greene interviewed Basel Ghattas, a member of the Arab Balad party, now part of…

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16/03/2015

Left Foot Forward: Hope and Change in Israel, by Lorin Bell-Cross

On 7 March, with 10 days to go before the Israeli election, the former head of Mossad (Israel’s equivalent of MI6) Meir Dagan spoke to…

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Likud candidate Anat Berko interviewed by Toby Greene
13/03/2015

Likud candidate Anat Berko interviewed by Toby Greene

BICOM Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene spoke with Dr. Anat Berko, a candidate on the Likud party list for the forthcoming Israeli elections and renowned terror expert.

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LATEST DEVELOPMENT

05/05/2015

Lieberman resigns, leaving Netanyahu with coalition headache

Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman surprisingly announced yesterday that his party would not join a Likud-led coalition, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the prospect…

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30/04/2015

Social reforms, ultra-Orthodox benefits in spotlight as Kulanu, UTJ join coalition

Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu and ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism (UTJ) yesterday became the first parties to agree to join a Likud-led coalition. Likud leader, Prime Minister…

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29/04/2015

Kulanu, UTJ on verge of signing coalition agreement

Media reports suggest that Kulanu and United Torah Judaism (UTJ) could today sign coalition agreements which would see them officially join a Likud-led government. Likud…

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27/04/2015

Progress in coalition talks as Bennett drops Foreign Minister demand

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be inching towards a coalition after Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett agreed that he would no longer seek…

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22/04/2015

Likud, Kulanu inch towards coalition deal, impasse with Jewish Home continues

Likud and Kulanu are closing in on a coalition agreement according to media reports. However, disagreements apparently remain between Likud and Jewish Home. Likud leader,…

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LATEST POLLS

12/03/2015

Haaretz/Dialog poll on 11/03/2015

Dialog conducted a poll of 714 people; its results were published by Haaretz and it has a 3% margin of error. There are 120 seats…

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12/03/2015

Army Radio/Midgam poll on 10/03/2015

Midgam conducted a poll of 600 people; its results were published by Army Radio and it has a 4.3% margin of error. There are 120…

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12/03/2015

Walla/Telesker poll on 05/03/2015

Telesker conducted a poll of 500 people; its results were published by Walla and it has a 4.5% margin of error. There are 120 seats…

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12/03/2015

Channel 10/Camil Fuchs poll on 04/03/2015

Camil Fuchs conducted a poll of 952 people; its results were published by Channel 10 and it has a 3.5% margin of error. There are…

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12/03/2015

Army Radio/Migdam poll on 03/03/2015

Migdam conducted a poll of 500 people; its results were published by Army Radio and it has a 4.0% margin of error. There are 120…

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PODCASTS

16/03/2015

BICOM Podcast: Joint Arab List candidate Basel Ghattas interviewed by Toby Greene

Ahead  of the March 17 election, BICOM Director of Research Toby Greene interviewed Basel Ghattas, a member of the Arab Balad party, now part of…

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13/03/2015

BICOM Podcast: Likud candidate Anat Berko interviewed by Toby Greene

BICOM Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene spoke with Dr. Anat Berko, a candidate on the Likud party list for the forthcoming Israeli elections and renowned terror expert.

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12/03/2015

BICOM Podcast: Zionist Union candidate Eytan Schwartz interviewed by Richard Pater

BICOM Israel Office Director Richard Pater interviewed Eytan Shwartz, candidate for the Zionist Union.

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10/03/2015

BICOM Podcast: Jewish Home candidate Ronen Shoval interviewed by Toby Greene

BICOM’s Director of Research Toby Greene spoke with Ronen Shoval, a writer, intellectual and activist, as well as a candidate for Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party.

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27/02/2015

BICOM Podcast: Kulanu candidate Rachel Azaria interviewed by Richard Pater

BICOM’s Israel Office Director Richard Pater spoke with Rachel Azaria, the current Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and a candidate for Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu party.

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BICOM Poll of Polls

The BICOM Poll of Polls is produced for BICOM by Arieh Kovler based on a selected basket of opinion polls published in Israel each week.

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