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  • Record six candidates vying for Israeli presidency

    May 27, 2014 | 8:36 am

    At least six candidates will run for president of Israel, setting a new record.

    In another first, at least two of the candidates in the June 10 election by the Knesset are women.

    Reuven Rivlin, a Likud party member of the Knesset,  is considered the front-runner in the race....

  • Race to succeed Peres as Israel’s president begins

    May 19, 2014 | 10:03 am

    The race to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel's president began officially on Monday, after what was widely seen as a bid by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abolish the post and its king-making potential.

    Legislators will elect a new president on June 10, Speaker of Parliament...

  • Three notes on Israel’s themeless, excitement-free elections

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 18, 2012 | 6:40 am

    We must apologize for bombarding you with election-related news and views. Back in September-October it was all about the U.S. election, and now it's all about Israel's. Back to post-election normality around March.

    1. What are the elections about?

    Note this: We've had three...

  • ‘We should help Obama deal with Iran by trying for peace with the Palestinians’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 10, 2012 | 4:29 am

    Meir Sheetrit is an MK for Tzipi Livni’s newly founded party, The Movement. He has held senior positions in the Likud and Kadima governments over the last 12 years, serving as finance minister, justice minister, education minister and interior minister, among other posts. This is...