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  • Suicide bomber behind Bulgaria bus attack had help, Bulgarian prime minister says

    July 24, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    A suicide bomber who killed five Israeli tourists when he blew up a bus in Bulgaria last week was backed up by an organized group who helped him plan and carry out the attack, Boiko Borisov, the Bulgarian prime minister, said on Tuesday.

    Borisov said police had not yet identified...

  • At funeral, Israel’s leaders praise Shamir’s dedication and service

    July 2, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Israel’s leaders paid tribute to former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir at his funeral at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery.

    An intimate but distinguished crowd sat opposite a military honor guard at the outdoor ceremony on Monday evening. Joining Shamir’s children and...

  • Yitzhak Shamir, former Israeli Prime Minister, dies

    June 30, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    Yitzhak Shamir, the hawkish Israeli leader who balked at the vision promoted by the United States of trading occupied land for peace with the Palestinians, died on Saturday after a long illness. He was 96.

    The second longest-serving prime minister after Israel’s founder David...

  • Palestinian official: Abbas to meet Mofaz

    June 28, 2012 | 12:07 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Israeli Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz on Sunday, a Palestinian official said, in the highest-level meeting between the sides since peace talks broke down in 2010.

    “There will be a meeting on Sunday between President Abbas and...

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  • Hagai Amir, freed Israeli brother of Rabin gunman says he’s “proud”

    By Aaron Wood

    May 4, 2012 | 8:20 am

    Hagai Amir, the brother of the man who assassinated late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, said he was proud of his own role in the murder plot after he was freed from prison on Friday.

    Amir was released after serving 16 years for helping his brother murder Rabin,...

  • Barak goes on defensive against Olmert’s ‘gang’

    May 3, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the recent spate of criticism by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s “gang” on a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure has caused “damage” to Israel.

    Barak slammed his critics in an extensive interview with the daily Israel Hayom...

  • Netanyahu the clear favorite heading to Israel’s upcoming elections, Haaretz poll

    May 2, 2012 | 5:33 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can rest easy after reading the results of the latest Haaretz-Dialog poll: Not only does he trounce all his rivals on the question of who is most fit to lead the country, but an absolute majority of Israelis reject the aspersions cast on him last...

  • Mubarak’s PM says can lead Egypt, draws protests

    April 26, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Ahmed Shafiq says he has the military and political experience needed to lead Egypt into a new democratic era, yet Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister has divided voters and drawn angry protests with his bid to become president.

    Shafiq’s supporters see his military background as...

  • Jordanian prime minister Khasawneh resigns

    April 26, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh resigned on Thursday after barely six months in office, in a surprise move that politicians said followed an extended power struggle with the powerful security services.

    King Abdullah, who appointed Khasawneh in October to placate protesters...

  • Roseanne for president.  Really.

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 4, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Here’s the latest entry from Roseanne Barr’s blog on “RoseanneWorld.com:”  “I am pleased to inform you that Roseanne Barr is officially recognized by the Green Party of the United States, Presidential Campaign Support Committee, as a Green Party Presidential Candidate—Tom...

  • Move over, Donald: Rosanne Barr officially files presidential bid

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 3, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    Unlike Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who is coyly flirting with a run for a Congressional seat in New Jersey, Jewish comedienne Roseanne Barr appears to be “quite serious” in her quest to be the Green Party’s nominee for President of the United States.

    Barr filed the necessary...

  • Prime Minister Fayyad: ‘Unity and Non-violence’ requisites for statehood

    November 29, 2011 | 9:55 am

    With skepticism rife over a Fatah-Hamas rapprochement and the Hamas demand to replace him, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the man credited with energizing the movement toward statehood and the man Western governments want holding the PA’s purse strings, discusses the...

  • Fayyad may quit for sake of Palestinian unity

    November 14, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad signaled on Monday he is ready to step aside to help reconcile the two rival factions of the Palestinian national movement and pave the way for presidential and parliamentary elections.

    The departure of the U.S.-educated former World...

  • Report: Ariel Sharon is responsive, moves fingers

    October 23, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is responsive and has gained weight, his son told The New York Times.

    Sharon, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke nearly six years ago, moves his fingers when requested and looks at people when he is awake, Gilad Sharon told the...

  • In Putin’s return, Russian Jews see stability

    October 4, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Was Vladimir Putin’s carefully choreographed plan to return to Russia’s presidency in 2012 a big blow to democracy or a victory for stability?

    It all depends on who you ask.

    Most Russian Jews, it seems, say that Putin’s return after a four-year stint as prime minister is good...

  • Australia’s deputy PM supports boycotted Israeli business

    August 29, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister visited an Israeli business that has been targeted by supporters of the Israel boycott.

    Wayne Swan, who is also the nation’s treasurer, joined Jewish legislator Michael Danby and more than 100 Israel supporters Sunday at Max Brenner, the Israeli...

  • Hamas rejects Fayyad nomination for prime minister

    June 12, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation appeared to be in jeopardy after Hamas rejected Fatah’s nominee for prime minister, Salam Fayyad.

    Hamas on Sunday rejected Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority’s current prime minister, to lead the transitional Palestinian government until elections...

  • Heed the lonely voice of reason of Canada’s prime minister

    June 1, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    Pundits already are busy deciphering the performance of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his new foreign policy team at the just completed Group of Eight Summit in France. The G-8 meeting was convened amid pivotal crises ranging from global debt to human rights to nuclear...

  • Palestinian Authority prime minister suffers heart attack

    May 23, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad suffered a heart attack while in Texas for his son’s college education, his spokesman told the Associated Press.

    Fayyad felt chest pains Sunday and went to an Austin hospital, where he had a heart attack, AP reported. He underwent...

  • Netanyahu: Israel would object to any withdrawal to 'indefensible' borders

    May 19, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    Israel appreciates President Obama’s commitment to peace.  Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.

    That is why Prime Minister...

  • Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron calls on Hamas to recognize Israel

    May 5, 2011 | 10:38 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu called on Hamas to recognize Israel’s right to exist and join peace negotiations.

    Cameron and Netanyahu met Wednesday night; the Israeli leader traveled to France on Thursday.

    ...
  • Canada re-elects Stephen Harper, its pro-Israel prime minister

    May 3, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Canada’s staunchly pro-Israel prime minister, Stephen Harper, was re-elected by a wide margin.

    Harper, who heads the Conservative Party, has gone from heading two successive minority governments to a healthy majority.

    In Monday’s federal elections, Harper captured 167 seats in the...

  • Shalit family to PM: Your refusal to free Gilad signs his death sentence

    April 21, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal to strike a deal that would secure the release of Gilad Shalit is equivalent to signing the abducted Israeli soldier’s death sentence, a missive from the Shalit family said on Thursday.

    Writing in an open letter to Netanyahu on Thursday,...

  • PM’s pressure reportedly tables talks on E. Jerusalem construction

    April 11, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Discussions on new construction in eastern Jerusalem have been postponed reportedly due to pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office.

    The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee tabled its talks scheduled for this week on projects to build nearly 1,000 apartments in Har...

  • “YouTube World View” live interview with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

    March 30, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Watch a excerpt from the live broadcast here.

    According to a press release from Israel Press, In the footsteps of President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, Benjamin Netanyahu will participate today in YouTube’s World View Project on a live broadcast, answering...

  • Tunisia Jewish leader meets interim PM over safety concerns

    February 15, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    Tunisia’s Jewish community is concerned for its security in the wake of anti-Jewish protests outside of the capital’s main synagogue, a community leader said.

    The head of the Tunisian Jewish community, Roger Bismuth, met over the weekend with the country’s interim prime minister,...

  • Israeli diplomats’ strike damages international ties

    January 12, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    A strike by Israeli Foreign Ministry employees has broadened, halting defense-related exports and freezing assistance for Israelis abroad.

    The strike, which began several weeks ago and has added sanctions on a weekly and now daily basis, has included refusing to cooperate with other...

  • Ariel Sharon moved to ranch first time since coma

    November 12, 2010 | 8:29 am

    Ariel Sharon was moved to his ranch for the first time since he fell into a coma in January 2006.

    The former Israeli prime minister will spend the weekend at the ranch in the Negev desert, aides said of his move Friday.

    Next week, he will return to the Tel Aviv hospital where he...

  • P.A’.s Fayyad shuns ban, attends Jerusalem dedication

    November 2, 2010 | 9:15 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad attended dedication ceremonies for a school in eastern Jerusalem, despite an Israeli ban.

    Fayyad on Tuesday attended the dedication of a school in the Dahiyat al-Barid neighborhood, which is located on the Palestinian side of the...

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