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  • Netanyahu, with team of rivals, puts together a government

    March 11, 2013 | 8:26 am

    He’s had to bite a few bullets to get there, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead Israel’s next government.

    Barring a last-minute surprise, Israel’s new governing coalition will be sworn in this week: a center-right grouping of Netanyahu’s right-wing...

  • Israel’s Cabinet approves plan to empower women

    March 12, 2012 | 12:53 am

    Israel’s Cabinet approved a plan to increase the participation of women in municipal government.

    The plan, part of the Knesset’s marking of International Women’s Day, is meant to increase the representation of women on local councils from its current 12 percent.

    The Cabinet also...

  • Israeli Cabinet approves Gilad Shalit release deal with Hamas

    October 12, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Israel’s Cabinet approved a prisoner exchange agreement with Hamas that would free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    The Cabinet approved the agreement early Wednesday morning during an emergency session by a vote of 26 to 3.

    The terms reportedly include the release next week of...

  • 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...

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  • Briefs: Katsav backs out of sex charges plea deal, Al Qaeda has more threats for the Jews

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Katsav Reneges on Plea Bargain

    Moshe Katsav, the Israeli ex-president mired in a sex scandal, has rejected his plea agreement. Katsav appeared in Jerusalem District Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual offenses. Attorney General Menachem Mazuz now will have to...

  • Bibi’s About-face

    By Larry Derfner

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It's remarkable: Palestinian terrorists set off three bomb attacks in as many weeks, yet Binyamin Netanyahu, of all people, goes ahead with his plans to relinquish 13 percent of the West Bank to the Palestinians.

    There was the grenade thrown at Beersheba's central bus station, the...

  • Back of the Bus

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    True story. Last week at the Westside Pavilion, just
    outside Nordstrom, six women, dressed in the garb of
    Islam, were standing by the mall's ATM. Four wore
    colorful scarves, exposing the face and a bit of hair; two
    were completely in black, with only small slits, 1 inch by
    4 inches,...

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