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Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog has confirmed that he is not opposed to the idea of turning the upcoming primaries into open primaries, enabling Tzipi Livni and possibly also Moshe Ya’alon, who are not members of the Labor Party, to appear on the ballot. Former PM Ehud Barak could also throw his hat in the ring, although most observers believe he will support either Livni or Ya’alon, understanding that he has no chance of being number one.
Livni, leader of the Hatnuah (The Movement) party, is currently the co-chairman of the Zionist Union an ad-hoc joint list comprising the Hatnuah faction and the Labor Party. Livni, a scion of a leading Revisionist Zionist family, served as a Likud Party MK from 199-2005 but split left the party to join
A record number of tourists entered Israel during January and February, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Ministry of Tourism. According to the Ministry, there was a 25 percent increase during the first two months of 2017 compared to January-February 2016. This included a 22 percent increase in tourist entries in February 2017 as compared to February 2016, and a 25 percent increase over February 2015.
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said the numbers illustrated the strength of
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation began deliberations Tuesday on the Secret Services Bill, authored by Yesh Atid MKs Ofer Shelah and Yaakov Peri. The measure calls for restructuring the constitutional and ministerial oversight of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the Mossad by creating a Ministry of Intelligence Affairs as a full-fledged statutory ministry with proper, clearly-defined jurisdiction.
In announcing the measure, Shelah explained that the State Comptroller’s report
Lineup of concerts this spring and summer in Tel Aviv also includes Nick Cave, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Duran Duran and The Pixies
The 2017 spring and summer concert lineup in Israel is already sounding sweet with the likes of Radiohead, Nick Cave, Fatboy Slim, Robbie Williams, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, Rod Stewart and The Pixies confirming local gigs.
DJ Fatboy Slim is bringing his signature rave show to Tel Aviv on March 12, where he’ll perform big hits at Hangar 11 club. Fatboy
Cinderella story unfolding at World Baseball Classic as Israel's national team comes out swinging
Team Israel, Israel’s national baseball team, arrived at the World Baseball Classic in South Korea as the underdogs. But the ballplayers in blue-and-white uniforms came out swinging with a message that they deserve to be playing with the world’s best.
Team Israel, ranked 41st going into the tournament, stunned the sports world with wins over South Korea (No. 3 in the world) and Taiwan (No. 4 in