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  • Israeli Labor Party leader Shelly Yachimovich ousted in primary

    Israeli Labor Party leader Shelly Yachimovich ousted in primary
    JERUSALEM -- A sleepy party primary campaign ended with a bang Friday when Labor chair Shelly Yachimovich lost the leadership of the party and with it the opposition in parliament. The party elected in her place Isaac Herzog, 53, an experienced...
  • Israel legal saga ends as Avigdor Lieberman acquitted of fraud

    Israel legal saga ends as Avigdor Lieberman acquitted of fraud
    JERUSALEM — A legal saga that has held Israel's political system in suspense for years came to an end Wednesday as Avigdor Lieberman, one of the country's most controversial and powerful politicians, was acquitted of corruption charges....
  • For help on Iran, Netanyahu must look to West Bank

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very upset with the P5+1 countries — the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany — for agreeing, in principle, to the idea that Iran could be granted temporary...
  • Wars and potential wars abound

    PARIS -- The two most recent American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed or are disastrously failing. The United States is being pressed to launch two new wars. There is little public support for any of the four. The government of Israel, the...
  • U.S.-led sanctions having impact in Iran, Israeli report says

     
    While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed for the United States to take a harder line to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, an Israeli government report says existing measures have already had an impact inside Iran....
  • Netanyahu envoy says U.S. should expand arms aid to Israel

     
    A special envoy of the Israeli prime minister said the United States should expand its arms aid to Israel in light of the increased threats posed by the unstable aftermath of the Arab Spring revolutions....
  • Israel's Netanyahu calls for early elections amid budget crunch

     
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday night that he is disbanding his right-wing government and calling for early elections, blaming a coalition deadlock over how to slash nearly $4 billion from next year’s budget....
  • Right-wing Israeli political parties form super bloc for election

     
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced Thursday night that their political parties would run on the same ticket in the upcoming parliamentary elections....
  • Cease-Fire Holds in Gaza Despite Latest Flare-Up

    Cease-Fire Holds in Gaza Despite Latest Flare-Up
    Jerusalem -- A fragile truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to hold Friday despite reports that Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man near its border in Gaza. The soldiers opened fire when farmers were trying to reach their land near...
  • Ben-Zion Netanyahu dies at 102; father of Israeli prime minister

    Ben-Zion Netanyahu dies at 102; father of Israeli prime minister
    JERUSALEM — Historian Ben-Zion Netanyahu, the father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the man said to have had the most profound influence on the conservative Israeli leader, died early Monday in his Jerusalem home. He was 102. The elder...
  • Yitzhak Shamir dies at 96; former Israeli prime minister

    Yitzhak Shamir dies at 96; former Israeli prime minister
    JERUSALEM — Yitzhak Shamir, the onetime underground Jewish fighter and long-serving Israeli prime minister whose unyielding belief in the right of Jews to all of the biblical Land of Israel often exasperated U.S. policymakers, has died. He was 96....
  • Threats escalate against Israeli anti-settlement activists

     
    Peace Now, a group known for its vocal stand against Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories, says a senior member of its team has received a death threat. It was the latest in a string of incidents blamed on Jewish extremists protesting the...