Israeli Politics

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Opposition Parties Opt Against Joining Coalition Despite Terror

10/13/2015 2:00 PM Updated: 1 year ago

The Knesset meeting concluded with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition not expanding beyond its 61 MKs despite rampant violence throughout the country, the heads of opposition

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Rep. Dan Donovan Talks Journey to Israel on Community Matters

10/03/2015 11:00 PM Updated: 1 year ago

It’s one thing to read about Israel. It’s quite different to visit. Congressman Dan Donovan made a special appearance on Community Matters, a radio show on

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Netanyahu Meets with Senior EU Ambassador Federica Mogherini

10/01/2015 5:30 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Police Federica Mogherini on Wednesday evening to express his distaste with

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Dr. Ciechanover Presents PM Netanyahu with Turkel Commission Report

09/22/2015 12:15 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Dr. Joseph Ciechanover presented on Sunday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a report on the Team for the Review and Implementation of the Second Report of

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Brazilian President Rejects Appointment of Dani Dayan as Israel’s Ambasssdor

09/21/2015 2:16 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently opposed the appointment of former Israeli settlement leader Dani Dayan as ambassador to her country, Israeli daily Ynet reported Sunday. The

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Lieberman Urges PM Netanyahu to Repent, Resign in Wake of Violence

09/19/2015 10:32 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Lieberman urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to vacate his seat in the wake of a spike of Israeli violence. The prime

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Kerry Meets Israeli Opposition Leader Herzog in London

09/18/2015 2:50 PM

(Reuters). U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met briefly with Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog in London on Friday where they discussed crises in the Middle

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Rift Over Iran Deal? Netanyahu and Rivlin Haven’t Met in Two Months

09/09/2015 6:25 AM

The once rivalry between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin seemed to have affected their working relationship just a year after the latter

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Netanyahu Cancels Pre-Rosh Hashanah Media Interviews

09/08/2015 2:15 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday canceled scheduled back-to-back pre-Rosh Hashanah interviews with all Israel’s leading newspapers and media outlets, without giving a reasonable explanation

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Knesset Approves Controversial Natural Gas Deal

09/07/2015 8:28 AM

The Knesset on Monday passed the long-awaited controversial natural gas deal by a majority 59-51 during a special session, convened during the recess. Netanyahu, with a broad

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Likud MKs Accuse Herzog of ‘Irresponsibility’ for Offering Refuge to Syrian Migrants

09/06/2015 7:14 AM

Israeli Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog just wanted to show Israel’s humanitarian side as he pleaded with the government to take in some Syrian refugees fleeing from conflict.

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Lapid: Netanyahu Needs to Publicly Admit Failure on Iran Deal

09/05/2015 10:00 PM Updated: 1 year ago

One of Israel’s leading opposition leaders, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid pounded at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his failure to stop the Iran nuclear deal in

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Israel’s Opposition Leader Herzog Calls on Gov’t to Welcome Syrian Refugees

09/05/2015 8:49 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Opposition Labour party leader Isaac Herzog called Saturday for Israel to take in Syrian refugees, recalling the plight of Jews who sought refuge from past

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Litzman Sworn In As First Hasidic Cabinet Minister in 63 Years

09/02/2015 9:36 AM

Knesset Member Ya’akov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) was sworn in Wednesday as Minister of Health, becoming the first Askenazi-Haredi cabinet minister in 63 years. In a

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Netanyahu Expresses Desire to Travel to Ramallah In Meeting with Pro-Peace Group

09/01/2015 3:01 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told pro-peace activists on Tuesday that he supports the two-state solution and is even ready to travel to Ramallah if Palestinian President

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Knesset Speaker Invites Neighboring Countries to Visit Israel at UN Meeting

09/01/2015 1:08 PM

All the Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein wants to do is sit with neighboring countries and discuss Middle East matters. Or at least, that’s what his message alluded

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New Emails: Clinton Advised to Give Netanyahu Some Love in Talks Over Peace Process

08/31/2015 10:11 PM Updated: 1 year ago

The U.S. State Department released Monday night another  7,000 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server, meeting a federal court requirement that 25 percent of Clinton’s

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Prime Minister Netanyahu Meets Arab MKs Over Budget Issues

08/31/2015 5:59 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with several Israeli-Arab Knesset Members to discuss domestic issues ahead of the Knesset’s vote on the 2015-2016 budget.

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New School Year at Israel Christian Schools in Doubt

08/29/2015 10:18 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Israel’s academic year starts Tuesday, but if tough financing talks with the government bear no fruit, the doors of the country’s 47 Christian schools will

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Conflicting Reports Surface on Barak Investigation on Leaked Info

08/26/2015 4:21 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Whether Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein administers a full-fledged criminal investigation into former defense minister Ehud Barak for revealing sensitive information about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is