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  • Lieberman resignation takes effect as indictment postponed

    December 18, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Avigdor Lieberman's resignation as Israel's foreign minister officially took effect, and Israel's attorney general postponed filing an indictment for fraud and breach of trust against him.

    Lieberman ceased being the country's foreign minister on Tuesday morning, two days after he...

  • Netanyahu freezes civil conversion bill

    January 10, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has extended a moratorium on a civil conversion bill for another six months.

    The bill proposed last year by Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu Party allows municipal rabbis to handle conversions—few may do so now—and permits only the...

  • Knesset approves probe of left-wing groups

    January 5, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Israel’s Knesset voted to form a parliamentary committee to investigate left-wing Israeli organizations that criticize the Israeli military’s actions.

    The initiative, proposed by the Yisrael Beiteinu Party, passed Wednesday by a vote of 47 to 16.

    The committee will be charged with...

  • Olmert’s embrace of hawks could cost him Labor support in coaliton

    By Leslie Susser

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In a bold gambit designed to bolster his shaky coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is bringing a hawkish party into his coalition, guaranteeing him the support of 78 members of the 120-seat Knesset and possibly one of the most stable governments in Israeli history.