מרצ היא מפלגת שמאל ישראלית ציוניתיהודית-ערבית סוציאל-דמוקרטית, זאת אף על פי שמשנת 2006 אין חברי כנסת ערבים מטעמה. היא הורכבה בשנת 1992 מאיחוד של מפלגות (איחוד של המפלגות: רצ, מפ"ם וחלק מ"שינוי" בראשותו של אמנון רובינשטיין). במשך השנים צורפו גם התנועות שח"ר (תנועתו של יוסי ביילין) ו"התנועה החדשה", שהוקמה לקראת הבחירות לכנסת ה-18. המפלגה הייתה בשיאה בכנסת ה-13, עם 12 מנדטים. בכנסת ה-18 למפלגה 3 מנדטים.
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Around 40 people wave US, Israeli flags outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv in show that Israel is "US's best friend in the region."
Photo: Danielle Ziri Around 40 people, some of them American olim, gathered in front of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday afternoon at a rally to show support for Washington.
The rally, initiated by the Im Tirzu organization, sought to “show support for the American people after the attacks on US embassies in the Middle East,” according to the invitation on the Facebook event for the gathering. Im Tirzu members, clad in blue T-shirts ...
“The journey to renew Meretz and the Left” does not look good: through a membership drive conducted by Meretz in the past week joined, according to party sources, some 1500 women and men. In the 1980s, Meretz had 12 Knesset members and the party reported 20,000 members. The current membership drive confirms the results of the last elections, in which Meretz received votes enough for only 2 Knesset members, which is not a temporary blip but testimony to the end of the party that represented the Zionist Left in the Knesset and on the street. “The timing of the membership drive ...
Meretz has been conducting a membership drive for the past several weeks, but some sources in the party believe that when the campaign is over, at the end of August, the total number of registered members, including new and renewing members, will not exceed 1,500.
Meretz chairman MK Haim Oron sounded optimistic yesterday, however, saying: "There are two weeks left. There's time, but I don't want to be a hero and promise numbers."
A leading party member who did not want to be identified by name said that the mood at Meretz offices around the country is gloomy: "The membership campaign doesn't ...
Labor, Meretz submit bills on social issues - Jerusalem Post
Labor, Meretz submit bills on social issuesJerusalem PostLeft-wing parties are attempting to make good on their campaign promises, with Labor and Meretz proposing legislation on social issues this week. No bills will be voted on in the Knesset until the coalition is formed, because membership and leadership ...
Court orders state: Answer Meretz housing petition - Jerusalem Post
Court orders state: Answer Meretz housing petitionJerusalem PostThe High Court of Justice on Wednesday gave the state two weeks to respond to a Meretz petition to implement the 1998 Public Housing Law that was passed to help the poor buy their apartments. Meretz MK Ilan Gilon and other activists filed the petition ...
Meretz leader slams Livni for joining coalition - The Times of Israel
The Times of IsraelMeretz leader slams Livni for joining coalitionThe Times of IsraelZahava Gal-on, the head of the left-wing Meretz party, on Tuesday night blasted Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni for “crawling” into prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition. “When Tzipi Livni entered the election race, moments before the deadline for ...Meretz: Livni slapped Center-Left voters in the faceJerusalem PostGood For Livni And Good For PeaceDaily BeastTzipi Livni 'won't be fig leaf' for Netanyahu if he doesn't want peaceThe GuardianChristian Broadcasting Network -Israel Hayom -Arutz Shevavšech 150 zpravodajských článků »
Confused Satmar rebbe promises to pay Meretz voters $100 - Jerusalem Post
Confused Satmar rebbe promises to pay Meretz voters $100Jerusalem Post“I will pay 100 dollars a head to all those who vote for the Meretz party,” thundered Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, the grand rabbi of the Satmar Hassidim, in a rally in Jerusalem's Shabbat Square organized over a month after the Knesset elections concluded.