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Netanyahu Chosen to Form New Israeli Government
FOXNews.com ^ | February 20, 2009 | AP

Posted on 02/20/2009 5:29:18 AM PST by NCDragon

JERUSALEM — Israeli President Shimon Peres chose hard-line Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new Israeli government on Friday, ending days of speculation and giving Netanyahu six weeks to put together a ruling coalition.

The question now is whether Netanyahu will form a narrow government with his hard-line allies or a broad government along with his centrist rival, Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni. His choice will have serious ramifications for the Mideast peace process.

Peres made his announcement early Friday afternoon after holding meetings with Netanyahu and Livni. An official ceremony appointing Netanyahu was to be held shortly afterward.

Peres had been meeting political leaders as he decided which candidate would be given the task of cobbling together a new coalition in the aftermath of Israel's national election last week.

The choice of Netanyahu was cemented on Thursday when Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the hawkish Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) party, endorsed the Likud leader.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: avigdorlieberman; bibi; likud; netanyahu
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1 posted on 02/20/2009 5:29:18 AM PST by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon

Well here’s a spot of good news!

I’m sure the White House will be pleased. /s


2 posted on 02/20/2009 5:40:52 AM PST by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: NCDragon

“ramifications for the Mideast peace process”

Peace process? These guys all use the same mindless template.


3 posted on 02/20/2009 5:43:29 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Obadiah

Reassuring to know that at least one country seems headed in the right direction to stop Iran.


4 posted on 02/20/2009 5:49:55 AM PST by beagleone
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To: NCDragon

What will be interesting is how this is covered in tonight’s evening news. When ABC thought that Zippy had won the election, it was second to the lead story. My guess, this gets buried after the first commercial break, if it’s covered at all.


5 posted on 02/20/2009 8:13:01 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: Stillwaters

Some good news this morning


6 posted on 02/20/2009 8:17:19 AM PST by lonevoice (Ich bin ein plumber)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you'd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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7 posted on 02/20/2009 8:25:40 AM PST by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: NCDragon
If Netanyahu is such a "hard line" leader, then why did he flub it so badly last time he was PM?

I'm afraid Bibi's FR cheering section is going to be disappointed.

8 posted on 02/20/2009 8:28:00 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vayiqach sefer haberit vayiqra' be'onzey ha`am; vayo'mru kol 'asher-dibber HaShem na`aseh venishma`.)
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To: NCDragon

PRAISE GOD.

HOPE FOR ISRAEL.

Though there’s still the looming Bible Code about another assassination attempt on his life as Israel’s leader.


9 posted on 02/20/2009 8:30:49 AM PST by Quix (POL BOSSES say fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Quix

Huh? Whats that about? Inquiring minds want to know.


10 posted on 02/20/2009 8:38:48 AM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: murrie

Back when Netanyahu was first in power, a Bible Code expert went to him with a warning about an assassination attempt.

It was a starkly unique enough code that folks felt it was exceedingly valid. They managed to reach him and he pondered it.

Given all that happened, he was warned that he would be a leader again in Israel and that the attempt would be made on his life then.

I think

http://www.biblecodedigest.com

has it in their archives.


11 posted on 02/20/2009 8:47:25 AM PST by Quix (POL BOSSES say fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: F15Eagle

Finally, some good news.

If Bibi owned a search engine...



12 posted on 02/20/2009 3:05:03 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Kafira Amrikiyyah!)
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To: G8 Diplomat

Yes, better Bibi over Livni. Hope this slows down the eventual, disastrous, dividing of Israel, which shall surely come.


13 posted on 02/20/2009 5:19:07 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: G8 Diplomat

Classic graphic!


14 posted on 02/21/2009 2:31:24 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: Quix
"Given all that happened, he was warned that he would be a leader again in Israel and that the attempt would be made on his life then."

If an attempt is indeed made on Bibi and fails, G-d willing, the sore, corrupt losers from Kadima and Labour should be included in the rounding up of the usual suspects.

15 posted on 02/21/2009 2:37:22 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: M. Espinola

Works for me.


16 posted on 02/21/2009 4:27:11 AM PST by Quix (POL BOSSES say fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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