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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

M>M  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

M>M  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

M>M  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

M>M  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?

M>M  Party’s support baseYes, but with less focus on military training and more focus on education and skill development


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Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

M>M  Public statementsYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Israel raise taxes on the rich?

M>M  Public statementsYes

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?

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

M>M  Public statementsYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Israel accept refugees from Syria?

M>M  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

M>M  Public statementsLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Israeli flag?

M>M  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Israel increase or decrease military spending?

M>M  Public statementsDecrease

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

M>M  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

M>M  Public statementsYes, but only for medical use

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

M>M  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

M>M  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

M>M  Party’s support baseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Israel abolish the inheritance tax?

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

M>M  Public statementsHelp

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

M>M  Public statementsYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

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?

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

M>M  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Israeli language?

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

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

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?

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

M>M  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Israel raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

M>M  Public statementsIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

M>M  Public statementsYes