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Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

YA>YA  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

YA>YA  Public statementsPro-choice


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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Israeli flag?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

YA>YA  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?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Israel raise taxes on the rich?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Israel accept refugees from Syria?

YA>YA  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Israel increase or decrease military spending?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseIncrease, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

YA>YA  Public statementsLess, and provide more government funding

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

YA>YA  Public statementsIncrease

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Knesset?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Israel abolish the inheritance tax?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

YA>YA  Public statementsYes, for most but not all drugs

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

YA>YA  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?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

YA>YA  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?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Israel raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

YA>YA  Public statementsRaise

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Israeli language?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

YA>YA  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?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

YA>YA  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?

YA>YA  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)?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseDecrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

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

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

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

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

YA>YA  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?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseFewer

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Israel increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

YA>YA  Public statementsYes, but increase oversight

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes