Monthly Archives: October 2012

Anat Hoffman: Please support IRAC’s issue campaign

The holidays are over and Israel is open for business. The relative quiet that characterises the chaggim has been replaced by the type of chaos that only politics can create. Israel is going to have early elections on January 22, 2013. The Knesset will be dissolved and Israelis will have a chance to vote for a new government. Will the next government be ready to make the hard choices necessary to push forward the changes we need in so many areas of our civil life? […]

2017-08-10T17:46:00+10:00October 17th, 2012|Past News|

Progressive leaders aim to counterbalance ultra-Orthodox in Knesset

For the first time since they began operating in Israel, representatives of non-Orthodox Jewish movements and secular Jewish learning programs are actively seeking political power. They are trying to enroll voters in various political parties, and some are even considering running for places on party slates. Their goal is to serve as a counterweight to the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties, who have for years forged close alliances with whichever major party is in power. […]

2017-08-10T17:46:56+10:00October 17th, 2012|Past News|

A make or break election for Israeli women?

  With the start of the new Knesset session in October, all eyes will be on the elections that must take place sometime between fall 2012 and fall 2013. Last year at this time, with the Israeli summer social protest movement in the streets and the establishment of an official committee to look at possible ways to make major changes to benefit the working middle class, there was hope that finally social change would become the number one issue for the upcoming elections. […]

2017-08-10T17:47:17+10:00October 16th, 2012|Past News|
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