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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

LP>LP  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes


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Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

LP>LP  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Israel raise taxes on the rich?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Israel accept refugees from Syria?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Israel, have the right to vote?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

LP>LP  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Israeli flag?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

LP>LP  Public statementsLess, and provide more government funding

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Israel increase or decrease military spending?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Israel?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes, but only for medical use

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Israel abolish the inheritance tax?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

LP>LP  Public statementsDecrease, but only on food and medicine

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

LP>LP  Public statementsHelp

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Israeli language?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes