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  1. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israeli lawmakers elect far-right Likud member Reuven Rivlin president

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:21am by AFP

    ... picked as president Israel's parliament yesterday elected Reuven Rivlin, a far-right member of the ruling Likud party, to be the nation's 10th president when Shimon Peres steps down ... poured in. "Today is a festive day," said a beaming Naftali Bennett, who is head of the far-right Jewish Home party and ideologically very close to Rivlin. "The Knesset elected ...

  2. News - World - ISRAEL

    Ultra-Orthodox join mass protest over conscription in Jerusalem

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:20am by AFP

    ... bill setting quotas for ultraOrthodox men joining the military or civilian public service, to be implemented from 2017. The proposed law allows for sanctions against men who evade service, ...

  3. News - World - ISRAEL

    Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert faces jail after graft conviction

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 08:47pm by AFP

    ... to elected officials". Rosen also said the former premier had lied to the court in a bid to "blacken the name" of the state's witness. Olmert sat expressionless throughout ...

  4. News - World - ISRAEL

    Condition of comatose former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon deteriorates

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 11:02am by AP

    ... voice over the decades, he was elected prime minister in 2001. But in mid-2005, he directed a unilateral withdrawal of Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip, ending 38 years ... Party and established the centrist Kadima Party. He appeared on his way to an easy re-election when he suffered the stroke in January 2006. His deputy, Ehud Olmert, took over and was elected ...

  5. News - World - ISRAEL

    Likud joins forces with nationalists ahead of election

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Tel Aviv

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tel Aviv Likud teams with ultranationalists ahead of election Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party has approved an electoral pact with the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu, overcoming internal opposition within Likud. Opponents of the temporary alliance for the January general election failed in their bid to have the matter decided by secret ...

  6. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israel PM calls early election

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 09:11am by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called an early general election, presenting himself as the only option in the face of the Iranian ... everything, and so I’ve decided that for the good of Israel we must go to an election now as fast as possible,” he said in a live broadcast on Israel’s main television and radio stations. “For ...

  7. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israel’s Netanyahu denies meddling in US election

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 03:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... is not the elections in the United States but the centrifuges in Iran. What can we do if the centrifuges in Iran pay no attention to the political timetable in the United States? “It has nothing to do with the American elections,” he added, in an interview with the Jerusalem Post newspaper. “If the centrifuges stop miraculously, if they stop preparing enriched uranium to make atomic bombs, then I suppose ...

  8. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israel’s former foreign minister cleared in graft trial

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:38pm by Associated Press in Jerusalem

    ... minister before parliamentary elections early this year to face the charges. Speaking to reporters after Wednesday’s verdict, Lieberman refused to say whether he would return to the post but he is widely expected to do so. Netanyahu had left the job open since the January election, saying he would only fill it after the verdict in Lieberman’s case. Lieberman, who was born in the former ...

  9. News - World - ISRAEL

    Likud's lurch to the right deals blow to hopes for Palestinian state

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Likud's lurch to right hits hopes for Palestinian state Hardliners in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party have been elected ... hailed "real progress". Likud MPs and the party faithful have been increasingly unhappy with Netanyahu in the wake of its disappointing showing in a January general election. Just ...

  10. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israeli cabinet backs law to force ultra-Orthodox to enlist

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... privileges handed to the conservative believers or "Haredim"- a Hebrew term meaning "those who tremble before God". The debate heated up when elections in January saw strong ...




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