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Political: March 5, 2013

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Police is investigating a suspicion that two candidates in the Labor party primaries were involved in buying votes from “voter contractors”. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 5th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Political: December 6, 2012

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Labor party chairperson, Shelly Yechimovich, asked the party to approve a change in its regulations in order to prevent the advancement of Yariv Oppenheimer to a feasible slot in the party’s roster, following Amir Peretz’s move from Labor to HaTnua. (Haaretz)

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December 6th, 2012 at 11:53 am

Political: November 5, 2012

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A letter attacking “HaBait HaYehudi” leadership candidate, Naftali Bennett, was sent to all of the party’s members.  MK Zvulon Orlev has admitted to sending the letter and appologized for it, though the admission and appology were issued only after the party’s election commission threatened that if Orlev did not admit to his involvement it would publish material in its possession linking his staff to the letter.

(Hebrew – Srugim)

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November 5th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Political: February 3, 2012

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Among those elected to the Likud convention are, among others: Itai Harel, founder of the Migron outpost; Musa Alperon, who has been a member of the Likud convention since 2002; Meir Bertler; and Meir Goldmintz, head of the Shiru Lamelech yeshiva at the Havat Gilad outpost.  Both Bertler and Goldmintz are facing trial for breaking into the Christian site of Kasr al-Yehud near the Jordan River.  In response, the Likud stated that “the Likud constitution limits the rights of individuals who were convicted of criminal activity to be a member of the party, as well as his right to elect or be elected to the party’s institutions.  The Likud’s election committee will review any cases brought to its attention and decide on them according to the party’s constitution.”