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Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

YA>YA  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

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


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Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

YA>YA  Public statementsNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

YA>YA  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Israel raise taxes on the rich?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Israel accept refugees from Syria?

YA>YA  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Israeli flag?

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

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Israel increase or decrease military spending?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

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 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  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

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

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

YA>YA  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?

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

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

YA>YA  Public statementsHurt

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseNo

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  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Israel abolish the inheritance tax?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

YA>YA  Public statementsIncrease

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Israel raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

YA>YA  Public statementsRaise

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 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 Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

YA>YA  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

YA>YA  Public statementsYes