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  • Netanyahu clinches coalition deals

    March 14, 2013 | 7:01 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched deals for a coalition government on Thursday reflecting a shift to the center in Israel and a domestic agenda that has shunted peacemaking with Palestinians to the sidelines.

    In control of 68 of parliament's 120 seats, the right-wing...

  • Israeli summer: Hoping for change, calling for violence [WEB EXCLUSIVE]

    October 21, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” John F. Kennedy wisely put forth in a 1962 speech. As I write this, the Occupy Wall Street movement is in full swing, and I can’t help but be reminded of my summer covering the social and...

  • Israeli medical residents say they’ll ignore back-to-work order

    October 12, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Hundreds of Israeli medical residents who resigned said they will not obey an order by the National Labor Court sending them back to work.

    The court issued its decision Wednesday morning, declaring that the resignations were a collective action and therefore invalid. The...

  • Hundreds of Israeli medical residents resign

    October 10, 2011 | 9:44 am

    Hundreds of medical residents in Israel have resigned, leaving many Israeli hospitals shorthanded.

    More than 300 residents did not show up for work on Monday, affecting hospitals throughout the country.

    The residents resigned over a labor dispute; they are dissatisfied with a...

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  • How Occupy Wall Street is like Israel’s summer protests

    October 9, 2011 | 8:21 pm

    As the Occupy Wall Street protest enters its third week, with demonstrations popping up in more than 10 cities, the protesters are aggressively pushing a comparison to the Arab Spring. Some say the movement has channeled the zeal (or perhaps the naivete, others would argue) of the...

  • Israeli Cabinet approves Trajtenberg report

    October 9, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The Israeli Cabinet approved the Trajtenberg report, which proposes solutions to Israel’s socioeconomic problems.

    The Cabinet approved the report Sunday by a vote of 21 to 8. The vote reportedly came after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered the Yisrael Beiteinu party a deal...