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  • Ehud Olmert considers political comeback as early vote looms

    October 10, 2012 | 9:26 am

    Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has just received a slap-on-the-wrist sentence in a corruption case, is considering staging a political comeback in an election early next year, a former aide said on Wednesday.

    Such a move could shake up a race that opinion polls suggest...

  • Netanyahu expected to win in elections unlikely to change Israel’s left-right balance

    October 10, 2012 | 9:15 am

    It wasn’t the call for early elections that was unusual about this week’s announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel will move up its next election to early 2013, from its scheduled slot in October 2013.

    After all, only a few governments have served a...

  • Rivlin: Early elections likely in February

    October 5, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin has called on the Israeli parliament to disband itself and begin preparing for early elections.

    “There can be no doubt that the decision to go to early election has been made and all the parties are preparing for elections,” Army Radio and other...

  • In a surprise move, Likud and Kadima form Israel’s broadest government coalition

    May 8, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Israelis went to sleep Monday night expecting early elections in September for the 19th Knesset. They woke up to the news that elections would take place as planned in October 2013.

    A behind-the-scenes deal clinched overnight between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition...

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  • In surprise move, Netanyahu, Mofaz agree to form unity government, cancel early elections

    May 7, 2012 | 6:34 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition chairman MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) reached a surprise agreement early Tuesday morning to form a national unity government.

    Under the agreement, Kadima will join Netanyahu’s government and support its policies in exchange for a...

  • Israel’s Knesset dissolved, new elections called for Sept. 4

    May 7, 2012 | 10:01 am

    Israel’s Cabinet agreed to hold early elections for the 19th Knesset on Sept. 4.

    The Cabinet on Sunday authorized the Ministerial Committee on Legislation to submit a law for Knesset approval to hold the vote on that day.

    New elections did not need to occur before October 2013, the...