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With its broken promises and wasted potential for peacemaking, the era of Ehud Olmert is ending. On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was chosen to replace Olmert as head of the ruling Kadima party. Brought down by corruption allegations and...
Tags: Ehud Olmert, Diplomacy, Israel, Annapolis, Tzipi Livni
Israel is in the throes of a grave crisis of leadership. General elections are scheduled for Feb. 10, and there is no widely respected or overwhelmingly popular leader in sight. Even with the existential threat of a nuclear Iran looming over the country,...
Tags: Ehud Barak, Menachem Begin, Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni, Polls
Tribune correspondentIf there were any concerns voiced by some Israelis and American Jews during the election campaign that Barack Obama might tilt more toward the Arab world while trying to broker peace, Israeli officials went out of their way Wednesday to dispel them....
Tags: White House, Ehud Olmert, Israel, Iraq, Syria
It's a new year in an old and bloody world. In Israel, politicians jockeying for power have launched the most lethal military assault on Palestinian territory in decades. Israel has justified its bombardment of Gaza on the grounds that Hamas broke a...
Tags: Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, Diplomacy, Terrorism, Heads of State
Times Staff WriterThe Palestinian Authority declared its intention today to hold its first municipal elections, but said a general vote for the presidency and parliament could not be held as long as Israel maintains its military grip on Palestinian cities and towns. The...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPresident Bush's proposal to jump-start the deadlocked Middle East peace process was put on hold Wednesday, as the White House acknowledged that the plan is becoming a victim of the new spate of suicide bombings. The president had been expected to call...
Times Staff WriterJERUSALEM — Beset by angry hecklers in Israel's parliament, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed today to push ahead with his plan to withdraw settlers from the Gaza Strip. Speaking as lawmakers reconvened for their autumn session, the beleaguered...
Tags: Terrorism, Laws, Ariel Sharon, Justice System, Knesset
Times Staff WriterIsraeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warned his conservative Likud Party today that forming a new ruling coalition with the leftist Labor Party was the only way to avoid the collapse of the government and early elections. Sharon said he would try to...
Times Staff WriterSmarting from a symbolic loss in Israel's parliament, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today explored ways to widen his tottery coalition while pushing a controversial plan to remove Israeli settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip. Sharon and...
Tags: Egypt, Ehud Olmert, Shas, Heads of State, Ariel Sharon
Times Staff WriterThe Israeli parliament today approved a historic plan to withdraw Jewish settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip, accepting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's proposal by a comfortable margin after two days of rancorous debate. The vote — 67 to 45,...
Tags: Yitzhak Rabin, Israel, Diplomacy, Laws, Religious Conflicts
Times Staff WriterJERUSALEM — The Israeli parliament gave preliminary approval today for compensation payments to Jewish settlers who are to be uprooted under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip. The bill's passage in the...
Tags: Justice System, Ariel Sharon, Judaism, Referenda, Parliament
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