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WASHINGTON -- One of Ben Rhodes’ first tasks when he followed Barack Obama to the White House in 2009 was to help craft the presidential speech, delivered in Cairo, that urged a restart of Mideast peace talks, called America’s alliance with...
JERUSALEM -- Nearly two months after general elections were held, Israel's new government was sworn in Monday amid sharp criticism from opposition parties. After a grueling six weeks of negotiations that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened to...
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will travel to Israel and the West Bank this month regardless of whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been able to form his new government, an aide to the president said Friday. The White House had previously left...
Tags: Politics, Government, Jerusalem (Israel), Travel, Barack Obama
SAIR, West Bank — As Israel looked for ways to contain growing Palestinian anger over the death of a West Bank detainee in its custody, thousands of mourners gathered Monday for the funeral of the man Palestinian officials say succumbed to torture...
Tags: Politics, Government, Heart Attack, Prisons, Justice and Rights
JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an agreement Tuesday night to bring his onetime political foe Tzipi Livni, head of the centrist Movement Party, into his pending coalition government. Livni, a former foreign minister...
Tags: Politics, Israel, Tzipi Livni, Benjamin Netanyahu, Elections
JERUSALEM — With elections looming, waitress Gal Har-Gaash, 21, favored a strong, conservative leader like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud Party. Long-time liberal Yakov Castro, 38, was attracted by Labor Party Chair Shelly...
JERUSALEM — A stronger-than-expected voter turnout in Israel’s parliamentary elections Tuesday lifted hopes of center-left parties, who expect to be the beneficiary of the trend. As of 6 p.m., 55.5% of eligible voters had cast their...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Tel Aviv (Israel), Israel, Tzipi Livni
JERUSALEM – A final tally released Thursday of votes from this week's parliamentary election in Israel broke the virtual tie between rival ideological factions, giving the right-wing bloc, including religious parties, 61 seats in the Knesset,...
JERUSALEM -- With one of the highest voter turnouts since 1999, Israelis once again threw their support behind the nation’s conservative and religious political parties, probably ensuring the reelection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...
JERUSALEM – A day after government prosecutors announced plans to indict him for breach of trust, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday he would step down from office and focus on resolving the criminal case against him. Most...
Tags: Politics, Hosni Mubarak, Benjamin Netanyahu, Elections, Likud
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.JERUSALEM — Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's controversial former foreign minister, was indicted Sunday on charges of fraud and breach of trust. The indictment, issued in a Jerusalem court, follows a long, drawn-out legal investigation into accusations...
JERUSALEM – Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, who served as ambassador to the U.S. from 2002 to 2006, has been dropped from nationalist party Yisrael Beiteinu’s slate of candidates for the upcoming election, Israeli media...
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