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  • After days of haggling, PM strikes coalition deal

    03/14/2013 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/13/2013 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Likud Beytenu, the Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid reached the final stages of coalition talks Wednesday night, with Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett negotiating to break the impasse between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid. After days of arguing over the Education and Interior portfolios, the number of ministries in the government, the Knesset Finance Committee, and changing Hatnua's coalition deal, the parties reached an apparent compromise brokered by Bennett on Monday evening, meeting late at night to iron out the final details. Shai Piron of Yesh Atid will be Education Minister, while the Likud's Gideon...
  • Obama 'hates' Netanyahu- Expert: 'President is going to use money to force Israel to bow'

    03/05/2013 7:26:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/5/13 | wnd radio
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just two weeks left to forge a new coalition government, but the Obama administration is working feverishly to prevent him from succeeding and force him from office, according to Middle East expert Dr. Michael Evans. Evans is the author of numerous books about the various crises in the Middle East, including “Atomic Iran: Countdown to Armageddon” and the book he wrote with WND’s Jerome Corsi, “Showdown with Nuclear Iran.” He told WND it’s very clear why Netanyahu hasn’t put a new government together. “The biggest stumbling block is the Big O, Mr. Obama. Mr....
  • Jewish Home and Yesh Atid form united front

    02/17/2013 7:13:44 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/17/2013 | GABE FISHER
    The Jewish Home and Yesh Atid parties have entered into a strategic alliance and notified Likud-Beytenu coalition negotiators that the two parties will either enter the government together or retire to the opposition. Both parties are intent on legislating the conscription of ultra-Orthodox Israelis into military or national service, a move rejected by the ultra-Orthodox parties, making coalition talks extremely challenging for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In response to the alliance, reported by the Hebrew media Sunday, a senior Likud source involved in the coalition negotiations accused the national-religious Jewish Home party of “voter fraud,” for forming an agreement with...
  • Kadima’s Departure Leaves Netanyahu’s Coalition at Odds with Itself

    07/20/2012 2:58:28 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 1 replies
    Time ^ | July 17, 2012 | Karl Vick
    Elections may be imminent as the debate over the draft--and whether the ultra-orthodox are exempt--leads to the end of Netanyahu's grand coalition Well, that didn’t last long. The newest and largest member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition voted to leave it on Tuesday, ankling the government not quite 10 weeks after joining. Kadima, the center-right party that averted elections by joining Netanyahu’s coalition in May, voted overwhelmingly to return to opposition after Netanyahu chose to side with religious parties in the divisive question of a universal draft. Kadima’s departure does not guarantee new elections. Netanyahu’s remaining coalition members continue to...
  • In surprise move, Netanyahu, Mofaz agree to form unity government, cancel early elections

    05/07/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/7/12 | Jonathan Lis & Ophir Bar-Zohar
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition chairman MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) reached a surprise agreement early Tuesday morning to form a national unity government. The move came as the Knesset was preparing to disperse for early elections, which were expected to be scheduled for September 4. Under the agreement, Kadima will join Netanyahu's government and commit to supporting its policies through the end of its term in late 2013. Mofaz is expected to be appointed deputy prime minister, as well as minister without portfolio.
  • Arab Film Festival

    12/09/2010 3:22:58 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    Israelis, Haters of Israel by Ari Bussel A two-day Arab Film Festival was held recently at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. The event was part of a yearlong program of USC’s Arts and Humanities Initiative called Visions and Voices. “Eyes on the Middle East” was focused on a very narrow area of interest: The Israeli Palestinian conflict. Dubbed, “complex and controversial” the “conflict” was depicted by “filmmakers on both sides, using cinematic media to express a variety of perspectives about the struggles and the quest for peace.” More accurately, the sixteen hours of movie...