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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...

  • Meet some of Israel’s new Knesset members

    January 28, 2013 | 2:49 pm

    Last week’s Israeli election saw a major shakeup in the country's government, with 53 new members elected to its parliament, the Knesset.

    Some already have received wide attention, including Yair Lapid, the middle class-focused chairman of Yesh Atid; Naftali Bennett, the...

  • Netanyahu set to win party primary ahead of U.S. poll

    January 30, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to win a new mandate to lead his right-wing Likud party Tuesday in a primary vote which may signal he favors an early parliamentary election to strengthen his hand with Washington.

    National elections are not due until late 2013,...

  • Netanyahu moves up party primary

    December 5, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that he is moving up the date of Likud Party primaries.

    With his announcement Monday, Netanyahu apparently is showing that he believes he is in a strong position in the party and would more easily be able to win re-election as...

  • Israeli lawmaker says McCarthy was right

    December 5, 2011 | 10:30 am

    The Israeli lawmaker who sponsored a bill to limit funding to left-leaning NGOs said Joseph McCarthy “was right in every word he said.”

    Likud lawmaker Ofir Akunis told a political television show on Dec. 4 that McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who presided over a U.S. Senate...