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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian factions Hamas, PLO agree on pact setting up unity government and holding new elections

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:26am by AGENCIES

    ... in a joint news conference. The move envisions forming a unity government within five weeks and holding national elections six months after a vote of confidence by the Palestinian parliament. ...

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    PLO plans to join 60 UN bodies, agreements after failed talks

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... with an overwhelming vote in favour. The Palestinian mission cannot vote on UN resolutions but, under UN rules, it and other observers such as the Vatican can vote in elections for judges on international ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US ‘disappointed’ by unity deal between Palestinian factions

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 11:31am by Reuters in Washington

    ... of internal bickering, envisions a unity government within five weeks and national elections six months later. Israel said after the announcement that Abbas had chosen Hamas over peace, and cancelled ...

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    Ceasefire holds in Gaza after Israeli air strikes, Palestinian rocket firings

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... join the army or perform civilian service, in a law which will go into force in 2017. The law also includes a clause stipulating sanctions against draft dodgers, including imprisonment- a move ...

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    Israeli parliament dissolved for elections in January

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 09:01am by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israel’s parliament voted overnight to dissolve itself and hold early elections on January 22, officials said on Tuesday. The dissolution of the Knesset was approved by 100 votes to none in a third reading after a lengthy session in the 120-seat chamber. Last week Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he wanted to bring forward the election ...

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    No grieving for the death of Ariel Sharon among Lebanon's Palestinians

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... as defence minister. But less than two decades later he rose to lead his Likud party and was elected prime minister. The killings came after the assassination of the Christian president-elect Bashir ...

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    Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of US Secretary of State's visit

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:40am by Associated Press in Jerusalem

    ... told members of his Likud Party on Monday. “We were not elected to make easy decisions.” Under a formula drawn up by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israel agreed last summer to release ...

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    Netanyahu turns to Iran after narrow election win

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 09:44am by Reuters in Jerusalem

    ... Reuters in Jerusalem New centrist party scores stunning second place Hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s parliamentary election, shrugging off surprise ... on occupied land. But his weakened showing in Tuesday’s election, which he had called nine months early in the hope of a strong new mandate for his confrontation with Iran, could complicate his ...

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    Netanyahu confident of victory in Israeli elections

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 10:19am by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israel’s January 22 election is expected to return Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to office, giving him a fresh mandate to tackle stubborn foreign policy questions, such as Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and domestic economic discontent. The vote is expected to see Israel’s parliament swing further to the right, whittling away at the chances ...

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    Poll shows Israel’s Netanyahu romping in election

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 03:22pm by Associated Press in Jerusalem

    ... Associated Press in Jerusalem A new poll shows Israeli prime minister’s hardline Likud Party handily winning the January 22 elections despite the entry of a dovish new party into the race. The Dialog poll gives Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud 39 of parliament’s 120 seats, days after the party elected a slate of candidates that is more hawkish than the previous one. It gives seven seats ...




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