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  • Livni turned away from Iron Dome battery by military

    January 2, 2013 | 9:28 am

    Tzipi Livni was turned away from an Iron Dome anti-missile battery where she had planned to hold a campaign photo opportunity.

    Livni, head of the new center-left party Hatnua, and Amir Peretz, who is second on her party list, were prevented from holding a photo op at the Ashkelon...

  • 2013 election: The shameless vote

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 17, 2012 | 8:18 am

    No one ever accused former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni of any hint of corruption. She is a woman with as untainted a record for a politician as one can have. Nonetheless, you’d have to really stretch those muscles of ethical behavior to keep calling Livni a principled...

  • Parties take form, but it’s still a right-religious landslide

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 7:21 am

    Today (Thursday) is D-day. It is the last day for Israelis parties to register if they are running in this election cycle. Unlike the U.S., in Israel the voters don’t register in advance. But the parties do, and by tomorrow they will no longer be able to do so. So lists have had to...

  • December 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 1:01 am

     In-depth

    Egypt's Struggle for Power

    Marina Ottaway tells the Council on Foreign Relations that compromise is still elusive in the secularist-Islamist battle for control of Egypt. 

    There is a real struggle for power in Egypt right now between the Islamist forces, mostly...

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  • Four quick political comments on radicalism, elimination and resurrection

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 27, 2012 | 6:12 am

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    So Tzipi Livni is back, as promised. She gave a good speech today, but has no list of candidates yet, and no real prospect of becoming prime minister. To see why, all you have to do is go back to our Israel Poll Trends that we updated yesterday. Prof Camil Fuchs explains that...

  • November 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 26, 2012 | 12:59 am

     In-depth

    Mursi kills Egypt’s spring

    By giving himself sweeping powers, the Egyptian president has betrayed the principles of the country's revolution, writes Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed in Asharq Al-Awsat

    The presidential decrees are equivalent in terms of their importance...

  • Israeli missile-makers strive to meet Iron Dome demand

    November 20, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Israel sees its Iron Dome anti-rocket system as a noted success of its Gaza assault. The only problem is keeping up with demand for the interceptor missiles, their makers said on Tuesday.

    "We've been working in non-stop shifts," said an official with Rafael Advanced Defence...

  • Labor elects Yachimovich as its new leader

    September 21, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    Israel’s Labor Party elected former journalist Shelly Yachimovich as its new leader.

    The 41-year-old Yachimovich, a Knesset member known for her advocacy on socioeconomic issues, won Wednesday’s runoff election against Amir Peretz, a fellow Knesset member who served a stint as...

  • Labor leadership race goes to runoff vote

    September 13, 2011 | 12:13 pm

    The race for the leadership of Israel’s Labor Party will go to a second vote after no candidate got the required 40 percent.

    Former Defense Minister Amir Peretz and former television journalist Shelly Yacimovich will vie for the chairmanship of the party in a runoff election on...

  • Peretz Win Portends Political Shakeup

    By Leslie Susser

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The election of Amir Peretz, a 53-year-old underdog, as leader of the Labor Party is almost certain to change the face of Israeli politics.

    The result of the Nov. 9 Labor primary vote makes more likely the formation of a new centrist party led by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, backed...

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