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  • Netanyahu’s efforts to form Israeli government go down to wire

    May 6, 2015 | 8:42 am

    Benjamin Netanyahu, locked in down-to-the-wire coalition talks, faces a midnight deadline to form a government or risk being denied a fourth term as Israel's prime minister.

    Nearly two months after a convincing election victory, Netanyahu is struggling to build a solid...

  • Herzog: I won’t join a national unity gov’t

    March 18, 2015 | 9:26 am

    Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog said he will lead the opposition rather than join a national unity government with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party.

    “We will be an appropriate, real alternative in all areas and all subjects to this extreme-right government whose days are...

  • Bibi’s fate hangs in the balance as Israel votes

    March 17, 2015 | 9:04 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a fight for his political survival on Tuesday as Israelis voted in an election that opinion polls predict the center-left opposition could win.

    After a bitterly contested campaign, the election has turned into a referendum on "Bibi"...

  • Deep divisions apparent as Israelis head to polls

    March 17, 2015 | 8:52 am

    Relaxing on a bench on Rothschild Boulevard here, first-time voters Ellie Ashkenazi and Ziv Oran, both 18, talked about wanting to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But they couldn’t agree on which party to support to meet that end.

    Voters needed to close ranks around...

  • In Israeli election, it’s all about Bibi

    March 10, 2015 | 11:49 am

    However much they disagree with his policies, opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would surely admit he was right about one thing: These elections are all about him.

    When he called for new elections in December, Netanyahu said the vote would enable him “to gain...

  • Persistent Israeli ethnic divide may split vote for Netanyahu

    March 10, 2015 | 8:57 am

    In the past, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party could count on Israelis like 50-year-old shopkeeper Yossi Levy when it came to election day.

    Levy, who describes himself as a lifelong Likud voter, is a member of Israel's Sephardic community - Jews of Middle...

  • Israel’s Arab parties unite, could help Netanyahu rivals

    January 23, 2015 | 9:09 am

    Four political parties that mostly represent Israel's Arab minority have decided to run together in elections on March 17, creating a potential counter-weight to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies.

    Opinion polls suggest the united Arab list could secure...

  • Is Livni’s move to team with Labor one of principle or opportunism?

    December 16, 2014 | 9:45 am

    In the latest episode of the satirical show “State of the Nation,” the zingers aimed at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weren’t coming from the comedians.

    Tzipi Livni, who until last month was Netanyahu’s justice minister, called the prime minister a “zero” on the...

  • Israeli markets cheer centrists’ election gains

    January 23, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Israeli markets rose on Wednesday on investor hopes that the outcome of the previous day's election means Benjamin Netanyahu will remain prime minister and ultra-Orthodox parties have no role in government.

    The blue-chip Tel Aviv 25 index rose 1 percent to 1,204.65 points, near...

  • Rabbi Uziel’s overture to Muslim leaders

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    November 15, 2012 | 8:19 pm

    During our Sephardic Film Festival this past week, we screened a film telling the intriguing and inspirational life story of Rabbi Ben-Zion Meir Hai Uziel, the first Sephardic Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel. Rabbi Uziel’s motto was “Loving Truth and Peace.” We also screened a...

  • Chicken and Duck Soup

    March 25, 2009 | 9:27 pm

    You will need one whole duck for this preparation. Have your butcher separate the breasts and legs from the bird and de-bone the legs. All the leg and breast meat should still have its skin on. Ask your butcher to grind all the meat for you. You will have approximately 1 3/4 pounds...

  • Just breathe: Herzog legacy lives on with new wines

    By Amy Klein

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Eugene Herzog was driven from Czechoslovakia by the communist regime in 1948, he was forced to leave behind his wineries. With little money to his name and his family in tow, he moved to Brooklyn and took a job at a small kosher winery. But the types of wine they sold horrified...