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.

BICOM POLL OF POLLS

Click here to see the data. The BICOM Poll of Polls is produced by BICOM based on a selected basket of opinion polls published in Israel each week.  

FACTSHEETS

Israeli Election System

Israeli Political Parties

Key Personalities

ANALYSIS

Jewish Chronicle: An end to Israel's turmoil?, by Dr. Toby Greene
09/01/2015

Jewish Chronicle: An end to Israel’s turmoil?, by Dr. Toby Greene

Israel’s 2015 will be defined by the March 17 election and the formation of a new government, which will not be completed before May. That…

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Left Foot Forward: Could the centre-left form Israel’s next government? by Lorin Bell-Cross
18/12/2014

Left Foot Forward: Could the centre-left form Israel’s next government? by Lorin Bell-Cross

“I told my wife I am off for a weekend of coupledom with Tzipi”. So joked Isaac Herzog, Labour Party leader and maybe, just maybe,…

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Jewish News: ANALYSIS: Who could be in the next Israeli Government?, by Dr. Toby Greene
04/12/2014

Jewish News: ANALYSIS: Who could be in the next Israeli Government?, by Dr. Toby Greene

Netanyahu has said he is seeking a stronger mandate and more manageable coalition. He will be banking on current polling, suggesting Likud will grow to…

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BICOM Analysis: Why new elections and what to expect
03/12/2014

BICOM Analysis: Why new elections and what to expect

With elections in Israel expected to be scheduled for March 17th 2015, BICOM has produced the following briefing on the background and context to these elections and potential future scenarios.

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LATEST DEVELOPMENT

23/01/2015

Netanyahu won’t meet Obama on DC trip, rivals criticise Congressional address

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday accepted an invitation to address Congress just two weeks before Israel’s general election. However, the White House confirmed that…

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23/01/2015

Report: Netanyahu mulls Jewish Home unification ahead of election

An Israeli media report claims that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding secret talks with Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett over the possibility of a…

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22/01/2015

Report: Arab parties on verge of united Knesset list

Following weeks of speculation, the three parties which traditionally represent the Arab sector are reportedly set to sign an agreement to run a joint list…

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20/01/2015

Yadlin joins Labour; Yisrael Beiteinu, Meretz select Knesset candidates

Former-head of Military Intelligence Amos Yadlin yesterday agreed to become the Zionist Camp’s (Labour-Hatnuah joint ticket) candidate for Defence Minister, boosting the slate’s security credentials….

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16/01/2015

Lieberman attacks Bennett over West Bank annexation plan

Yisrael Beitenu leader, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman yesterday launched his party’s election campaign and attacked his political rivals, including Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett, criticising…

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LATEST POLLS

22/01/2015

Maariv/Panels Politics poll on 21/01/2015

Panels Politics 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 in…

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22/01/2015

Walla/Telesecker poll on 20/01/2015

Telesecker 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 in the…

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22/01/2015

Walla/Telesecker poll on 15/01/2015

Telesecker 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 in the…

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22/01/2015

Channel 10/Midgam poll on 15/01/2015

Midgam conducted a poll of 860 people; its results were published by Channel 10 and it has a 3.5% margin of error. There are 120 seats in the…

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14/01/2015

Knesset Channel/Panels Politics poll on 12/01/2015

Panels Politics conducted a poll of 509 people; its results were published by the Knesset Channel and it has a 4.5% margin of error. There are 120 seats…

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PODCASTS

22/01/2015

BICOM Podcast: Israeli election 2015 – Party List Redux

With the formation of party lists competing in the Israeli election nearly complete, please find below a link to a new BICOM podcast assessing their prospects.

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19/12/2014

BICOM Podcast: Preview to Israel’s election campaign

In this podcast BICOM Israel Office Director Richard Pater and Director of Research Toby Greene preview the forthcoming election campaign. They discuss what makes this…

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27/11/2014

Is Israel heading to new elections?

In this podcast BICOM Director of Research Toby Greene and Israel Office Director Richard Pater explore the politics behind the proposed ‘Jewish state’ legislation, the…

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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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