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WASHINGTON -- Israeli warplanes struck targets Wednesday outside Damascus, the Syrian capital, according to Syrian and Western reports, amid rising international fear that President Bashar Assad will lose control of his nation’s stockpiles of...
JERUSALEM -- Bank of Israel chief Stanley Fischer, who is widely credited with shepherding Israel through the international credit crunch four years ago, said he would resign from his post in June. Fischer, who was appointed in 2005, gave no reason...
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, was in Israel Monday, where he led a bipartisan Congressional delegation that met with that nation's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We've had very close cooperation on all things, including the developing...
Tags: Politics, Israel, Government
JERUSALEM — With elections looming, waitress Gal Har-Gaash, 21, favored a strong, conservative leader like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud Party. Long-time liberal Yakov Castro, 38, was attracted by Labor Party Chair Shelly...
JERUSALEM — A stronger-than-expected voter turnout in Israel’s parliamentary elections Tuesday lifted hopes of center-left parties, who expect to be the beneficiary of the trend. As of 6 p.m., 55.5% of eligible voters had cast their...
Tags: Polls, Tzipi Livni, Likud, Knesset, Elections
JERUSALEM -- With general elections two weeks away, current polls continue to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling party the lead. But complacency among his supporters and a series of campaign blunders appear to have eaten away at his support...
Tags: Prosecution, Likud, Elections, Judaism, Politics
Re “Politicians fall back on old issues in Israel,” Dec. 25 I'm no fan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but I agree that he has the right to order construction on land that Israel occupied after it was forced to fight a war for...
Israeli officials often complain that their country's policies are lambasted around the world while Palestinians are allowed to behave undemocratically or even violently without comment or moral judgment. So here is a slightly belated but heartfelt...
As if life in Washington wasn't dispiriting enough, we must now get ready for a bruising fight over whether former Senator Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee as the new secretary of defense, has a Jewish problem.' Hagel's confirmation by...
Tags: Wars and Interventions, Judaism, Chuck Hagel, Iran, Politics
JERUSALEM – A day after government prosecutors announced plans to indict him for breach of trust, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday he would step down from office and focus on resolving the criminal case against him. Most...
Tags: Likud, Prosecution, Knesset, Elections, National Government
JERUSALEM -- Israel gave a green light Monday to 1,500 new units of Jewish housing in the Ramat Shlomo development in the northern Jerusalem area, an expansion that had triggered a diplomatic rift with the U.S. after it was first announced during a 2010...
JERUSALEM -- The Jerusalem district planning committee has granted approval to build another 1,200 housing units in Gilo, expanding the Jewish neighborhood built on Jerusalem-area land seized by Israel in 1967. It was the latest in a series of similar...
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