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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

L>L  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

L>L  Party’s support baseTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

L>L  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?

L>L  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?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Israel raise taxes on the rich?

L>L  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?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

L>L  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?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Israel accept refugees from Syria?

L>L  Public statementsNo, we should eliminate any opportunity for terrorists to enter the country

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Israeli flag?

L>L  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

L>L  Party’s support baseMore

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Israel increase or decrease military spending?

L>L  Public statementsIncrease

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, but only for medical use

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

L>L  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Knesset?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

L>L  Public statementsYes, and funding should be proportional to the amount of votes they receive

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

L>L  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?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

L>L  Public statementsHurt

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?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Israeli language?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

L>L  Public statementsDecrease, to provide economic growth

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Israel raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

L>L  Public statementsLower

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes