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Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

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 baseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

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

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

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


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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a living wage

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

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Israeli flag?

L>L  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Israel raise taxes on the rich?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

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

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

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

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Israel be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, unless they have committed a crime

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Israel increase or decrease military spending?

L>L  Public statementsIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

L>L  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

L>L  Public statementsDecrease, to provide economic growth

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Knesset?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Israel abolish the inheritance tax?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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 baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

L>L  Public statementsHurt

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Israel raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

L>L  Public statementsLower

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Israeli language?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should Israeli citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should Israel increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

L>L  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes, every citizen deserves the right to vote

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  ›  Bonus Cap

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

L>L  Party’s support baseFewer

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Israel increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

L>L  Party’s support baseDecrease

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  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo