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Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

TJH>TJH  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support basePro-life

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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

TJH>TJH  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

TJH>TJH  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Israeli flag?

TJH>TJH  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes, but allow people to use private insurance

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Israel raise taxes on the rich?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

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

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Israel accept refugees from Syria?

TJH>TJH  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

TJH>TJH  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Israel increase or decrease military spending?

TJH>TJH  Public statementsIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

TJH>TJH  Public statementsDecrease

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Knesset?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Israel abolish the inheritance tax?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Israel raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

TJH>TJH  Public statementsMaintain the current rate

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

TJH>TJH  Public statementsHurt

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Israeli language?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

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?

TJH>TJH  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)?

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

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

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?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Israel increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseMore

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

TJH>TJH  Party’s support baseNo