Archive for the ‘Kadima’ tag
Chairman of the Central Elections Committee, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, has disqualified parts of the election campaign commercials of “HaLikud Beitenu”, “Kadima”, and “HaTnua” parties, in which images of IDF soldiers are shown.
(Hebrew – News1)
The State Attorney’s labor disputes expert Nurit Elstein wrote an opinion which was used by the Regional Labour Court to increase the pension rights of MK Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) by approximately 2 million NIS. The opinion was passed on to Tirosh for prior perusal, while using familiar nicknames.
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
Parties close to Kadima Chairman, Shaul Mofaz, are checking the options for cancelling a law allowing seven MKs to resign from their party, creating a split. The law was named “the Mofaz law” since it was created to allow Mofaz and a group of Kadima MKs to join the coalition. Now, when Kadima has joined the coalition as a party, persons in Kadima and Likud are trying to make splitting from a party harder.
MK Aryeh Bibi (Kadima) proposed an ammendment to the “Basic Law: Jerusalem the Capital of Israel” that sought to prevent gay pride parades from being held in Jerusalem, so as not to offend religious sensibilities. He withdrew the proposal a day after the media published it.
State Prosecution submitted indictments in the Holyland real-estate project scandal. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (Kadima) has been indicted for accepting bribes.
Young Haredi men tore down posters that are part of the Kadima party’s bus-borne campaign against the exclusion of women.
The Ministerial Legislative Committee rejected MK Meir Sheetrit’s (Kadima) bill, to bar financiers who fail to repay their public bonds in the set period from raising further funding in the capital market, until such time as the debt is completely repaid.
A report by the state comptroller and ombudsman on party funding found that parties are using state money meant for political activities for personal use, spending it on gala dinners, presents and bonuses for their accounting firms. According to the report, Kadima and Likud parties paid high sums for gala dinners; Shas party paid over $5,500 for a party in honor of the daughter of Minister Eli Yishai after her wedding; Yisrael Beiteinu spent over $12,000 on trips abroad for Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other party members; Ta’al spent over $6,000 on trips to Egypt and Jordan; the Arab Democratic Party spent over $8,000 on wedding presents; Ra’am awarded 6 copper plaques to activists who sailed on the Mavi Marmara; Likud, Kadima and Labor paid tens of thousands of dollars to their accounting firms as bonuses for giving them clean financial bills of health.
A group of right-wing MKs called to ban Israeli-Arab party Ra’am-Ta’al from the Knesset since it awarded honorary plaques to participants in the Gaza flotilla. MKs requesting the ban include David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu) and Ronit Tirosh (Kadima).
Former American Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, wrote in her memoirs that Tzipi Livni (Kadima), who served at the time as the Foreign Minister of the Olmert administration, told her not to be too impressed by Olmert’s proposals since he has no standing in Israel or the political ability to clinch such a far-reaching agreement in the cabinet and Knesset.