Rassegna Stampa Elezioni Israeliane 2009

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Arab press despair as Israel votes

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 10 febbraio, 2009

BBC NEWS

10 February 2009

The Arabic press contains widespread scepticism that the general election in Israel will offer any impetus for change in regional relations, irrespective of the result.

Opinion polls suggest that there is little to choose between the incumbent Kadima party, headed by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and the right-wing Likud, led by Binyamin Netanyahu. One commentator in the UAE expressed concern that this would provide the far-right Avigdor Lieberman, whose popularity has soared recently, with a decisive role in the formation of a government.

Commentaries in Jordan, Syria and the UAE feared that the election would see the appointment to power of Israeli “extremists”. One Palestinian writer said that the victory of the Israeli right would “push Palestinians to stand by Hamas”, while another questioned how the new US administration would handle the situation. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israeli voters opinionated, Palestinians cynical

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 10 febbraio, 2009

Reuters
Feb 10, 2009
By Tova Cohen

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israelis are seldom shy about expressing a political opinion, even on an election campaign that most found boring, with a lineup of too-familiar faces offering no new solutions to the central problem of peace.

Here are some views from Israel polling booths, plus a few voices from the Palestinian sidelines.

David Dorani, a 64-year-old pensioner, voted near Tel Aviv for rightwing opposition Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu, who is bidding to oust the incumbent leader of the centrist Kadima party, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

“Livni wants to give up land to the Palestinians, who are taught from an early age to hate Jews,” he said. “She wants to divide Jerusalem. We have already given up land and what did it get us? They just want to get rid of us. I would be in favor of giving up land if it would bring true peace but that has not happened.” Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israeli election: Where they stand

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 10 febbraio, 2009

BBC NEWS

10 February 2009

Israel’s elections pitch three candidates from the centre, centre-right and centre-left against each other. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni of Kadima, opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu of Likud, and Defence Minister Ehud Barak of Labour are all vying for similar groups of voters. Meanwhile, far-right winger Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party may beat Labour into third place.

There is little to choose between the major candidates on some questions. In addition, their stances are not always clear, particularly on issues involving talks with the Palestinians – partly because candidates do not want to jeopardise potential negotiations by revealing their exact positions, and partly because concessions do not win votes, despite the fact that many believe they will ultimately be necessary.

The BBC News website outlines the candidates’ positions on key issues.

TWO-STATE SOLUTION

Ms Livni and Mr Barak both say they are believers in the creation of a Palestinian state, seeing it as a necessity if Israel is to remain both democratic and Jewish in character in the face of Palestinian population growth. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Polls open in Israel’s election

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 10 febbraio, 2009

BBC NEWS
10 February 2009

Polls have opened across Israel in an early election called by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is stepping down.

The favourite to become prime minister is Binyamin Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing opposition party, Likud.

But his opinion-poll lead has been reduced in recent weeks by Tzipi Livni, who heads the centrist Kadima, the largest party in the government.

Mr Olmert announced months ago that he was standing down in the face of corruption allegations.

An attempt to form a new government without elections failed.

Israel imposed a closure on the West Bank during the voting, banning Palestinians from entering Israel. Israeli soldiers have already voted.

On Monday Israel’s politicians made a final push for votes. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Jeremy Bowen election diary

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 10 febbraio, 2009

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen’s diary of the Israeli election.

9 FEBRUARY It was sunny and warm in the Jewish settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank this morning. Yoram Cohen was inspecting his vines.

He is a winemaker with a growing reputation. The wine critic of the Israel daily Ha’aretz, Daniel Rogov, recently gave him 90 points for his Cabernet Sauvignon. Most Ha’aretz readers are from the side of Israel that believes that the settlements have been a disaster for the country.

Yoram grinned. “If I wasn’t from a settlement Rogov would have given me an even higher score.” Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Downbeat poll reflects Israel mood

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 10 febbraio, 2009

By Paul Wood
BBC News, Jerusalem

Some Israeli voters seem to have taken to heart the old anarchists’ saying “if voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal”.

Depending on which poll you look at, as much as 30% of the electorate is still in the undecided column. And those who have made up their minds don’t seem that enthusiastic.

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are hardly plastered with election posters. Party rallies are sparsely attended. Rival campaigns are failing to generate much fizz, even among their own supporters.

One the face of it, this might seem surprising. Israel has, after all, just finished fighting a war, one that could reignite at any moment. But the voters do not believe this is an election that will change the country’s destiny.That is because for all the undoubted differences between right and left on the peace process, deep divisions on the Palestinian side mean no agreement is possible for the time being.

“Between Livni, Barak and Netanyahu, there would be a huge difference in image and tone,” said Professor Shlomo Avineri of Hebrew University, “but not much difference in the peace process because the Palestinians can’t come up with a coherent political structure.” Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israelis Vote in Volatile Contest for New Leader

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 10 febbraio, 2009

JERUSALEM — Israeli voters went to the polls Tuesday with public opinion polls showing many still wavering until the last minute in deciding whom to support.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party has led in all the recent polls, with the centrist Kadima Party, led by Tzipi Livni, the current foreign minister, following close behind. The narrowing of the gap between them in the last few days injected a measure of energy into what had been a largely listless campaign.

But with little certainty or excitement about the results in a nation weary of its politics, hopes rose in recent days that before leaving office, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert might cut a deal for the release of a captured Israeli soldier, Cpl. Gilad Shalit. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israel set for final campaign day

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 9 febbraio, 2009

BBC NEWS

09 February 2009

Politicians in Israel are preparing to make their final appeals to voters before a general election on Tuesday.

The favourite to become prime minister is Binyamin Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing opposition party, Likud.

But his opinion-poll lead has been clawed back in recent weeks by Tzipi Livni, who heads the centrist Kadima, the largest party in the government.

The BBC’s Tim Franks, in Jerusalem, says opinion polls suggest the far-right will make the biggest gains.

He says the popularity of Israel Our Home Party is on the increase. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Bowen diary: Low key vote

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 9 febbraio, 2009

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen’s diary of the Israeli election.

8 FEBRUARY

Israel feels as if it has developed an immunity to election fever. Not surprising, perhaps, since this country has a lot of elections.

Relentlessly negative advertising by all sides does not help much either.

This election feels very low key.

The first Israeli election I covered was in 1996. I seem to remember that the streets were full of posters, and crowds of youngsters from competing parties crowded round cars at traffic lights giving out leaflets and stickers. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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A Hard-Liner Gains Ground in Israel

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 9 febbraio, 2009

JERUSALEM — Last year, he suggested publicly that Egypt’s president “go to hell.” In the Israeli parliamentary elections, to be held Tuesday, he is running on a vow to require Arab citizens to sign a loyalty oath. As his campaign slogan asserts with a sly wink at Jewish voters, Avigdor Lieberman “knows how to speak Arabic.”

Mr. Lieberman does not know Arabic and will not, by all polls and predictions, become the next prime minister. But his popularity has been climbing so steeply that his party is now expected to come in third, making him a likely power broker with an explosive and apparently resonant political message: Israel is at risk not only from outside but also from its own Arab population.

“It no longer matters whether Lieberman will get 19 seats, as some polls indicate, or merely 15,” noted the political commentator Sima Kadmon in Friday’s Yediot Aharonot newspaper. “He is the story of this election campaign.” Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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